We Know There Are Oceans: A Travel Guide, Stories & Songs by Michelle Milne & Heather Kropf

Published October 11, 2018 by Brenda Kauffman in Uncategorized

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy a joint performance by Heather Kropf and Michelle Milne on their Pacific Northwest tour:

Michelle Milne has worked as a performer, writer, director, and educator across the United States — including both coasts and regions in between. She has created multiple original theatre shows, including The Telling of the Bees (mixing science, technology, mythology, and honeybees), and For Those Who Cannot Fly (about our relationship to borders and walls). Currently, she is expanding the latter piece for touring as a new solo production titled Boundary Conditions.

Michelle has performed her poetry as the character “Carmelina du Jour” in Chicago’s Poetry Bordello; appeared as Supervisor McCrae in the sci-fi TV show pilot Decktechs; and was a part of the ensemble for Palissimo’s The Painted Bird at La Mama in NYC. She currently performs around the US and Canada with Ted & Company in the 2-person show, Discovery: A Comic Lament, for which she also served as movement director.

Her recent directing work includes highly physical and immersive productions of Brontë (which won the 2017 Drammy Award for Best Production in Portland, Ore.), Julius Caesar, Eurydice, and a collaboratively directed production of Macbeth at a prison in eastern Oregon.

Michelle is a Feldenkrais Method practitioner, has taught theatre and movement classes at Columbia College Chicago and Goshen College, teaches creative/performing arts classes in prisons and jails, and has spent the past five years traveling around the US as part of an ongoing writing project called Traveling Home.

Heather Kropf’s live shows are notable for immersing her listeners into a subtle, mellow, and mesmerizing world that explores the complexity and beauty of modern life and romance from many angles, much as an artist would paint various studies of a still life. Her classical piano training, honeyed folk/jazz-fueled voice and deft, evocative song craft have garnered local praise from WYEP Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and airplay at over 60 radio stations nationally, including WFUV Bronx and WXPN Philadelphia. Her fifth release Lights was nominated for Top Entertainment + Media Project (2018) by the Creative Industries Network, and was listed as a best release of 2017 by TribLIVE.

When she isn’t making music and traveling, Heather is passionate about environmental wellness, haunting her favorite jazz clubs, walking cemeteries and city parks, and hanging out with her two rescue cats. She is always down to meet you for breakfast at your favorite diner.   

Sunday, October 14, 7:30pm at Portland Mennonite Church and Friday, October 19, 7:30pm at Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship.


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