Catch a Ride on the Dreamboat this Summer!

Photo Credit: Gary NormanMr. Darcy Dreamboat is part of COHO Theatre’s SOLO SUMMER.  See five of Portland’s finest solo artists perform their smash hits. From the drammy-award winning My Mind Is Like an Open Meadow to the sold-outGGG:Dominatrix for Dummies to the critically acclaimed Mr. Darcy Dreamboat, every one of these shows is a proven success and every one of these artists is a tour de force. Now they are all gathered together in one curated festival that celebrates the brilliance and creativity of these exceptional women. If you missed any of these shows the first time around, now is your chance to see what everyone was raving about. Festival Passes are only $50 – a steal for these outstanding performances!  Visit for more information.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here  (and scroll to the bottom of page)

Mr.DarcyDreamboat_8_PhotoCredit_Gary.NormanCatch a ride on the Dreamboat with all your literary crushes in Camille Cettina’s original one-woman show.  Push Leg’s inaugural show is a visceral celebration of the joy of reading books, this literary frolic is a mash up of books and characters – from Nancy Drew to JD Salinger, T.S Elliot and the romance and fantasy of Jane Austen. Audiences embark on a journey through literary worlds they have known and loved, guided by “the kind of instantly charming performer that any theatergoer might be happy to watch”. (The Oregonian)


Where: Coho Theater
2257 NW Raleigh St. Portland, OR 97210
Thursday – Sunday, July 11th-July 14th
All shows start at 7:30pm
Tickets – $15/ per show, festival pass $50
(advance tickets available


Hard Times at COHO

Camille is currently performing in the Stephen Jeffrey’s adaptation of Dickens’ novel Hard Times at COHO Theater.

Hard Times runs through June 2nd.  Thurs-Sat at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

“Each actor exhibits impressive range, but Cettina is a tour de force. The physical particularities of her many characters are all finely crafted, particularly the neurotic widow Mrs. Sparsit and the unionist worker Mary Stokes, who steals the show with one speech.” The Portland Mercury

“Of the four performers, Camille Cettina is perhaps the most successful at capturing the hilarious absurdity of her characters. She shifts easily from the youthful and feisty Cecilia to the more staid working class Rachael to the ever-flustered Mrs. Gradgrind to the humorously haughty, pursed-lipped Mrs. Sparsit. Especially with respect to the last character, her comic timing is splendid – allowing her to draw laughs from the least gesture or idle gaze.” The Oregonian

World Premiere at the IFCC

Mr. Darcy Dreamboat Update!

We have dates! Mr. Darcy Dreamboat will have its world premiere at the IFCC November 11 – November 20, 2011.  Camille is hard at work in the rehearsal room, devising and writing and continuing to develop the piece with her fantastic collaborators.

Stay tuned – we will be launching our kickstarter campaign late summer/early fall.  There will be some exciting events, prizes (we hope!), and all around good cheer to get this project ready for it’s Portland debut.

The Press is Out!

The press is out and delighted with Mr. Darcy Dreamboat!

Fertile Ground festival gets started with a bright little sprout of a play, ‘Mr. Darcy Dreamboat’
Published: Friday, January 21, 2011, 5:42 PM     Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 5:53 PM

By Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

“small yet potent, unfinished yet deliciously promising.”

“…her theme clearly is the power of the reading life, the grand thrills and small pleasures that come when a good book and a ready imagination meet and fall in love.”

“Cettina’s the kind of instantly charming performer that any theatergoer might be happy to watch.”

Fertile Ground 2011: Impressions gathered from opening weekend

Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 3:32 PM     Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 4:07 PM

Marty Hughley, The Oregonian By Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

“So it appears that there’s an audience for the new works the festival features. What’s striking is how many folks there are in town creating such work. Even for someone who’s covered the theater scene for nearly five years, the festival is a continual opportunity to discover new writers, actors and fledgling companies.

Camille Cettina is one such discovery for me. A former regular with Theatre Vertigo, Cettina left town a few years and studied the physical-theater precepts of Jacques Lecoq. Recently returned, she presented the opening section of a solo show called “Mr. Darcy Dreamboat,” which brought her childhood love of reading to vibrant life as she re-enacted Nancy Drew sleuthing adventures and the rush of her first encounter with the dashing Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.””

Catch a Ride on the Dreamboat!

Photo credit: Gary Normal

Catch a ride on the Dreamboat with all your literary crushes in 15 minutes of theatrical foreplay before Theatre Vertigo’s 99 Ways to F*** a Swan.

Special Fertile Ground Double Feature – see Mr. Darcy Dreamboat and Vertigo’s 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan for only $20!

Longtime Vertigo member revisits her stomping ground with her new one woman show, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat.   This sneak peek is just bite-sized enough to squeeze in before your full length show of the evening.  A tasty treat of theatrical delights, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is performed in a highly inventive Lecoq-based physical theatre style. This literary romp is a mash up of books and characters, from Nancy Drew – girl detective, to JD Salinger’s disenfranchised teenagers, from the romance and fantasy of Jane Austen, to T.S.Eliot’s “still point of the turning world.”  Audiences embark on a journey through literary worlds they have known and loved.

When: January 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:15 pm – right before Theatre Vertigo‘s 99 Ways To F*** a Swan

Where: Theater Theatre, 3430 SE Belmont, Portland, OR

Ticket Price: $5.00, $20 with Vertigo’s 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan, Free to Vertigo Subscribers.

Tickets available in advance at or at the door.  To make reservations call (503) 306-0870 or email


Get Your Fertile Ground Pass for only $50 with this Dreamboat link and half the proceeds go directly to the further development of the show!

DONATE to the further development of Mr. Darcy Dreamboat, which will premiere as a full length production in the fall of 2011.

Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.  Contributions on behalf of Mr. Darcy Dreamboat may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The creation of Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is Funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council

2010 Project(s)

Summer of 2010, Camille performed in Henry V with Island Stage Left on the beautiful San Juan Islands just north of Seattle, Washington.  A more than welcome return to Shakespeare, with a fantastic cast and in a most stunning setting!

Prior to the lovely jaunt to the San Juans, Camille was performing in New York in the world premiere of  A Wonderfully Flat Thing, a one-act play based on the short story, A Fable, by Mark Twain, adapted for the stage by Manju Shandler and Basmat Hazan Arnoff, with choreography by Jesse Zaritt and an original score, performed by actor/dancer/puppeteers.

A Wonderfully Flat Thing

“You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you stand between it and the mirror of your imagination.”

Mark Twain

This is a really lovely piece of theatre and also my first chance to work with a big puppet (and a 12-foot long snake, at that), which is very exciting!

A Wonderfully Flat Thing premiered at the East 14th Street Y April 11, 2010.