Double Feature! Come for improv (see below) and stay for the puppet show!
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10pm

Join us Saturday eve at 10pm for a very special evening of art, song and storytelling. East Coast crankie artist and shadow puppeteer Katherine Fahey is coming to town to join creative forces with West Coast crankie and shadow puppet artist Anna Cosper and singer songwriter James Sarsgard, of Baltimore dirge folk band Noble Lake. Videos of Katherine’s award winning, paper cut crankies have been shown at the Jim Henson Film Festival as well as the Atlanta Film Festival.Anna Cosper studied puppetry and illustration in the Netherlands and will be presenting pieces from her recent ‘banjo puppet musical by bike’ tour. James Sarsgard, who moved to Portland in the last year, has been described as “some of Baltimore’s finest contemporary folk music” by the Baltimore City Paper.

You might be wondering, what is a crankie? Crankies combine story, song and folk art all in one small box. Evolved from Europe’s “moving panoramas,” crankies use thirty-five feet or so of a hand-decorated scroll. The scroll is loaded into an illuminated box and hand-cranked past a viewing screen. The scroll reveals the story to the audience, one scene at a time while being accompanied, by a tune, song or story. Sit back and let the magic begin!


Join the Lightbox Ensemble this Saturday, when the improv team tries to fit more and more players into every scene. Improv scenes aren’t just for 2 anymore but everyone. Will maximizing the number of players in each scene, multiply the laughs or will the group descend into chaos?  Come find out this September.

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm
$7 cash admission, refreshments available
Lightbox Kulturhaus 2027 NE MLK Jr Blvd
Enter through glass doors behind Tiny’s Coffee


An intimate evening of dance theater, performance art and live music: featuring Davalois Fearon (NYC), Mike McGinnis (NYC) and Jacob Mooney (PDX)

Friday, August 29th
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
$10-$20 sliding scale
Seating is limited so contact us if you’d like to reserve your space 503-750-3811


Come to enjoy 2 of Portlands best improv teams for the prize of one. Bringing both the noise AND the funk comes THE LIGHTBOX ENSEMBLE with the Monoscene followed the improv titans, SOOPERGUD. And if that’s not enough, both teams will perform together to close out the night in THE IMPROV JAM TO END ALL IMPROV JAMS

Sunday, August 17th 2014
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00
At the LightBox Kulturhaus
2027 NE MLK, Portland Or
Admission $7 Cash Only