Hazardous Beauty

PassinArt presents Hazardous Beauty by Bonnie Ratner, opening Friday, January 25, 2019.

Hazardous Beauty by Bonnie Ratner
Directed by Josie Seid

January 25 – February 17, 2019
Fridays/Saturdays,7:30 pm and Sundays, 3 pm
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

Trish Egan, Leah
Quigley Provost-Landrum, Chloe

Hazardous Beauty is a provocative, often very funny, guide to making friends with people who are different from us. Two women — one Black, one White — attend a memoir writing class at a Portland college. They have come to write about their lives, not just talk about them, so they are charged with “coherence,” with making sense of love, work, art and aging, and together to explore what all this means at the intersection of gender, race and class.

During the 2016 Fertile Ground Festival, audiences called Hazardous Beauty “Wonderfully provocative, witty, complex and brilliant. It was awesome to see two strangers meet and peel through the world’s stereotypes and misconceptions to reveal the hearts of two such richly talented, yet scarred individuals. Brava!”

Hazardous Beauty has been revised and updated with new surprises for this fully produced world premiere.


Sunday, February 3, 2019
Quigley Provost-Landrum, Trish Egan, and Josie Seid
Moderator Sharon Gary Smith

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Quigley Provost-Landrum, Trish Egan, and Bonnie Ratner
Moderator Sharon Gary Smith


Josie Seid (Director) – Josie is thrilled for her PassinArt directorial debut with the world premiere of Hazardous Beauty. She directed the play from its first reading to the workshop staged at Artists Rep. and is honored to have seen it through to this full stage production. Other directorial credits include a staged reading of American Summer Squash as part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival. Staged reading of Gospel Blues, an original musical by Wayne Harrel. A staged reading of the short play Safe as part of Triangle Theater’s Brown Paper Bag series. This past November, she both wrote and directed a one act play, A Bitter Pill for the Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis and Clark College.

Trish Egan (Leah) is an actor/director/teacher who is delighted to be back with the PassinArt family and working with this incredible group of people. She has 50+ (eek!) years of experience on and offstage, in film and television. She has studied in America and England including intensive study with Uta Hagen, and holds a BA in English/Drama and an MFA in Directing from the Univ. of Portland. Her favorite directing credits include PassinArt’s A Sunbeam; Driving Miss Daisy, Fifth of July, Talley’s Folly, Inherit the Wind, Tracers, The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, and Talking With. She would like to thank her husband Harold Phillips, who keeps her sane and focused and imbues her life with laughter and love.

Quigley Provost-Landrum (Chloe) – Ms. Provost-Landrum is a Manhattan born Texas raised native Oregonian (since she’s lived in Portland since 1991, she considers this assessment true-ish). She has appeared as an actor on many stages in Portland including Portland Repertory Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage and Stark Raving Theatre. She is a recipient of a Backstage West Garland award for outstanding performances in 1997 as well as a 2004 Drammy Award for her performance in the title role of Medea with Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon. Ms. Provost- Landrum is excited to be making her debut with PassinArt in Hazardous Beauty.

Sponsored by: 
Ronni LaCroute collins 80 mrg foundation 160reser family foundation Miller foundationadvance gender equity inthe arts