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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 8:30pm to Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 8:30pm
Gob Squad
Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've Never Had it So Good)

Portland State University (PSU)
Lincoln Performance Hall
1620 SW Park
Portland OR 97201
Thursday September 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Friday September 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Saturday September 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm
For tickets/PICA TBA Festival passes, please click here.

It’s 1965 and everything is just about to happen. Pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights, and sex are about to rock the world like never before. Gob Squad travels back to the underground cinemas of New York to re-create Andy Warhol’s Kitchen, a film that somehow encapsulated all of the hedonistic experimental energy of the swinging sixties (even though nothing in particular actually occurred on screen). In the process, the company begins a quest for the original, the authentic, the real me, the real you, and the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life. There’s only one problem: Gob Squad wasn’t there in 1965—how will they know if they get it right? As Edie Sedgwick, one of the film’s original stars, said, “I live my part too—only I can’t figure out what my part is in this movie.”

Gob Squad explores the point where theater meets art, media, and real life. They stage their work in houses, shops, underground stations, car parks, hotels, or directly on the street, and often ask the audience to step beyond their traditional role as passive spectators. Gob Squad began in Nottingham, UK in 1994, but is now based in Berlin. They’ve toured to all continents apart from Antartica.

Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good) was co-produced by Volksbuehne im Prater Berlin, donaufestival Niederösterreich, Nottingham Playhouse, and Fierce! Funded by the Senatsverwaltung fuer Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin, Fonds Darstellende Kuenste e.V. Bonn, and the Arts Council of England. The original screenplay for Andy Warhol’s film Kitchen was written by Ronald Tavel. Learn more about Gob Squad at
Photo: David Baltzer