The Portal

Name: Minetta Lane Theatre
Address: 18 Minetta Lane, New York, NY 10012
Production Information
First performance date: October 27, 2016
Opening date: December 3, 2016
Closing date: December 31, 2016
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
The Portal is a mythological epic told through live concert, immersive theater performance, and film; all woven together into a holistic piece of powerful, transformative, and artistic entertainment. A bold and unique undertaking, The Portal offers a musical and theatrical experience of unprecedented vision and creativity. The storyline is similar to a mythological epic (e.g.: The Odyssey, Gilgamesh) and follows the character Dante on a visual journey through the desert and mountains -- and through fractal fire, water, and love --while on a path of personal discovery and otherworldly experiences. The plot serves not only as the structure of the show, but also as a conduit for the audience to engage in their own journey and experience. While The Portal may be most similar in format to a 'rock opera' like Pink Floyd's The Wall, it incorporates elements that go far beyond the familiar including dance, cinematography, mythology, fractal art, and audience participation - all of this is backed by a tremendously talented live band. Utilizing the "trance theory" concept developed by producer and director Luke Comer, The Portal applies fractal mathematics and concentric pattern repetition to the show's visuals, music, performance, and lighting in such a way that they create a unified sensation and mesmerizing effect for the audience. Drawing from psychedelic rock and electronic dance, The Portal at the very least delivers a hard-hitting musical performance that will captivate fans of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Burning Man, and electronic genres.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Luke Comer Producer
Grace Starr Associate Producer
MotherWest: Charles Newman & David Sisko Album Producer
Daniel Katsuk Lyricist
Tierro Lee Composer
Lisa Gerrard Additional Music
Kan'Nal Additional Music
Luke Comer Creative Director
Paul Stancato Associate Director
Jessica Chen Choreographer
Liene Dobraja Costume Designer
Traci Klainer Polimeni Lighting Designer
Peter Fitzgerald Sound Designer
David Goldstein Scenic Consultant
Mogul Productions General Manager
David Gibbs DARR Publicity Press Representative
Gregg Bellon Production Stage Manager
Peter R. Feuchtwanger Production Supervisor
Paul Casanova Guitar
Gilly Gonzalez Percussion
Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay Casting
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ABM Marketing

Actor Role
Marija Juliette Abney Dancer
Jessica Aronoff Dancer
Joey Calveri Frontman Cover
Christopher Soren Kelly Film Actor (Dante)
Billy Lewis Jr. Frontman
Zarah Mahler Film Actress (Beatrice)
Nicole Spencer Dancer