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A Midsummer's Nights Dream | Boomerang's Free Outdoor Production

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014— Sunday, July 20, 2014


The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, are excited to announce their production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, directed by John Greenleaf (The Acting Company, Steppenwolf, Australian Elizabethan Theatre; Co-founder Shakespeare on the Hudson), as part of the company's 15 years presenting exceptional outdoor theatre. The production features alumna Adriana Jones (TH '12), and William John Austin, Jeff Burchfield, Miles Butler, Caleb Carlson (The Sealed Orders of Liv Ullmann), Laura Darrell (New England Emmy Award nominee for PBS' A Very Special Christmas; Vineyard Theatre, The Barrow Group, York Theatre, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Madison Square Garden), Edgar Eguia (The Flea, The Amoralists), Bret Richard Hoskins, Cassandra Johnstone, Adriana Jones (Vivien on the Rocks), Annalisa Loeffler (WorkShop, Theater Ten Ten, PBS), Dan Lovley*, Uriel Menson*, Scott Michael Morales (Theater Ten Ten), Kristin Patton, Vinnie Penna, R. David Robinson (The Box Plays, The Public; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Austin Pendleton dir.), Spencer Scott and Barbara Drum Sullivan.

Casey Curran

Casey Curran's “Indeterminate Apotheosis” Online Exhibition

  • Thursday, July 3, 2014— Saturday, August 2, 2014


Casey Curran is best known for his ornate, moveable objects which could be referred to as kinetic sculpture; but draws from language as part of the dialogue of his work. For this exhibit the Roq La Rue will be exhibiting a series of wall mounted works, hyper-baroque pieces that drip with golden flora and fauna. There is also an online exhibition with all of these works. With a gentle turn of a manual crank, mounted on the side of each piece, they spring to life. The effect is mesmerizing, blending industrial rococo fantasy with the nostalgic charm of 18th century automatons.

Detail of “Attractive”; image courtesy of the artist.

To Be Brave: Ending Body Shame

  • Saturday, July 5, 2014— Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Hillman City Collaboratory

Many women have experiences of body shame and histories of eating disorders and sexual assault. "To Be Brave: Ending Body Shame" is a painting series by Chloe Allred (AR '13) that examines body shame through the stories of eleven women, including the artist's own story of violation and survival.

On July 26 please join Chloe at The Hillman City Collaboratory for the closing reception of "To Be Brave"! The night will include delicious food by Chef Ariella, an artist talk and Q and A with Chloe Allred, and a night of brave performers engaging with the topic of body shame in their given mediums: from music, to poetry, to dance.

Line Up includes:
Maiah M Manser (MU)
Sara Porkalob (TH)
Cecily Schuler
Matthew Reed (MU '13)
Elaina Ellis
and our wonderful MC for the evening will be Stacy Lynn Gilbert (TH '11)!

5:00pm - Gallery Opens/Meet-n-Greet
6:00pm - Artist Talk and Q and A with Chloe Allred
7:00pm - "To Be Brave" Performances begin

Find out more about the project here: http://tobebraveproject.tumblr.com/

Questions? Contact Chloe at: bodyshame [at] gmail [dot] com.

The paintings will be on display from July 5th through July 30th.

The Barn Show

The Blood Ensemble's Barn Show

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014— Saturday, August 2, 2014


Unlike traditional theatre productions, Barn Show will actually take place in and around a barn that was built at the turn of the last century in Marysville, Washington. This ‘on location’ site-specific show will reveal the secrets the barn has witnessed over the last hundred years. Barn Show Company includes: Zack Hewell (TH '09), Drew Starmer (TH Current Junior) Dayo Anderson, Megan Jackson, Emily Harvey, Adria LaMorticella, Timmy Keener, Jesse Parce, Brittni Thoreson, Jake Vice, Max Kirchner and Carrie Cates.

Those in attendance won’t simply watch the action unfold, but will be fully immersed in it as they will be able to see, feel and smell the barn and its environment, making Barn Show a totally new, devised experience.

“The story of family that owns the barn was so inspiring to us that we couldn’t say no to this project. When we saw the barn and heard that the property was being purchased by WalMart, we knew we had to give it one last send off.” said Adria LaMorticella, company member of Blood Ensemble.“This show is quite unique in that we’re producing it on location in an old barn,” said Emily Harvey, Co-Artistic Director, Blood Ensemble. “This show will be a sort of a ‘if walls could talk’ experience. When you see this barn, questions like ‘what happened in this place?’ and ‘what could have happened here?’ immediately pop into your head. We will be adding aspects of magical realism and American folktales to really capture the audience’s attention, plus food will be provided, making it a great night out.” Blood Ensemble will be using Kickstarter for a crowdfunding campaign, which will pave the way for this unique event. Donations will be used to transport Seattle audience members and provide a community dinner at each performance. Barn Show is conceived by the small, but reputable Blood Ensemble, and created by the Barn Show Company.

About Blood Ensemble (http://BloodEnsemble.org) Blood Ensemble is a Seattle-based experimental theatre company with a mission: to make theater essential. BE has produced shows such as Blood/Sailing, Nevermore, The Saga of Baba Yaga and more. The company was established in 2010 by Emily Harvey, Megan Jackson, T’ai Hartley and Dayo Anderson, of which Emily, Dayo and Megan serve the company as its Co-Artistic Directors. Blood Ensemble is based in Seattle. Blood Ensemble is an agile, ambitious, progressive and forward thinking theatre company. Courtney Meaker ofThe Sun Break said – “Blood Ensemble excelled at propelling the story through these compelling and sometimes creepy movements.” Brendan Kiley of The Stranger said “I can’t wait to see what Blood Ensemble does next.” To hear more about Blood Ensemble and it’s unique theatrical vision, visit their website –http://bloodensemble.org to follow the team on Facebook andTwitter.

Henry IV

Freehold's Engaged Theatre Program's The Flower of England's Face: William Shakespeare's Henry IV

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014— Sunday, July 20, 2014


The Flower of England's Face: William Shakespeare's Henry IV looks at the human ability and necessity to reinvent ourselves; and the human resilience and courage it takes to break out of conventional expectations. When asked what called her to tell this story of Henry IV for this year's tour, director Robin Lynn Smith (Cornish TH Faculty), responded:

"I am continually surprised somehow that at every stage of our lives we are challenged to crash / burn and start over in a new, uncertain phase. I keep thinking I should be finished! Aging, loss, grief are great and formidable teachers. In Henry IV, both the public and private worlds are going through ground shaking transition. The Kingdom, coming off of revolt and civil war, is in a very precarious state; just as the characters are facing individual instability, and having to reinvent themselves."

Cast: Geoffrey Alm, Sarah Brooke, Christine Marie Brown, Ariel Burke, Grace Carmack, Joe Cummings, Erin Gray, Chesa Greene, Ronnie Hill, Reginald André Jackson, Aishé Keita, Jim Lapan, Andrew McGinn, Peter Dylan O'Connor, Tony Pasqualini, Rhonda J. Soikowski (TH Faculty), Kate Sumpter. Composer: Gino Yevdjevich Musicians: Beth Fleenor, Whitney Lyman, Gino Yevdjevich. Set Design: Catherine Cornell. Costume Design: Anastasia Armes. Lighting Design: Wes Chew Puppet Design and Master: Annett Mateo. Movement Director: Jessica Jobaris. Fight Choreography: Peter Dylan O'Connor

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Jane Eyre: The Musical

  • Friday, July 11, 2014


The Taproot Theater Company is staging a production of Jane Eyre – The Musical this July and August. Book by John Caird, music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon and John Caird. Charlotte Bronte’s great love story comes to life with music to lift your heart and set your spirit soaring. This beloved tale of secrets and the lies that secrets create, of unimaginable hope and unspoken passion, reminds us what it is to fall deeply, truly and completely in love. Set in England in the 1840s at Gateshead Hall, Lowood School, Thornfield Hall and the surrounding moors of North Yorkshire. Alumni Mark Tyler Miller (TH '12) will be playing Mr. Brocklehurst and Richard Mason!

Leon Charbonneau as Mark Twain; image courtesy of the artists.

Mark Twain in Fairhaven

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014— Saturday, August 16, 2014

Firehouse Performing Arts Center

For the third year, enjoy a performance of “Mark Twain in Fairhaven” by local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz.

This “musical tall tale” is loosely based on the esteemed humorist and author Mark Twain’s visit to Fairhaven in 1895. Twain, while on a 12-month, worldwide, money-raising lecture tour, made a stop in Fairhaven, staying at the Fairhaven Hotel and speaking at the Lighthouse Theatre in New Whatcom. He is also said to have played billiards at the Cascade Club in the Mason Block (now Sycamore Square) and ordered out for a couple of whiskeys, which he had heated to ease his sore throat.

Exercising artistic liberties, Lenz portrays locals, during an economic downturn, plotting to engage Twain in promoting their fair city. That's not much of a stretch since Fairhaven had fallen on hard times and The Blade, the city's most popular newspaper at the time, ran this before Twain's arrival: "as a man with so great a reputation, and one who has the power to easily benefit or injure a city like ours, according to the impression he receives, Mark Twain should be treated as a distinguished guest." However, in the play, when Mr. Clemmons arrives sans white suit, the townsfolk fail to recognize him ... making for a fair bit of humor.

Angela Mills Watson (TH '07), who was the assistant director last year, has taken on the role of director. Leon Charbonneau, who first played the role of Twain in Lynden in 2009, will reprise that role for a second year in Fairhaven. Other cast members include Brian Watson, Megann Schmidt, Alycia Hendrickson, Von Emeth Ochoa, and Dana Reed Crediford. Performing double-duty, choreographer Genevieve Dunn has a roll, as does music director John French. Other behind-the-scenes roles are filled by Cary Thomas as assistant director, Brittany Serling as stage manager, and Ryan Goelzenleuchter on lights.

Poster image courtesy of Annex Theatre.

Balconies

  • Friday, August 1, 2014— Saturday, August 30, 2014

Annex Theatre

The creators of the hit mobile game “Sparkle Dungeon 5: Assassins Of Glitter” are celebrating their latest success with a wild costume party for artists, agitators and hackers. But in the condo next door, a Senate campaign fundraiser is coming to town, attracting politicos, CEOs and media celebrities. As the two events spill out onto neighboring balconies, can an unlikely romance succeed in the midst of steadily increasing mayhem? A screwball comedy from the playwright of “Duel of the Linguist Mages” and “A Mouse Who Knows Me.”

Cast
Andy Buffelen (TH '10) - Whisper
Evelyn DeHais - Sophie
Zane Exactly - Morning Bell/Tad
Mike Gilson - Brick/Mayor
Arika Gloud - Monica/Jordon
Laura Hanson - Violet
Drew Highlands (TH '13) - Cameron
Justin Ison - Gridstation
Katherine Karaus - Annalise
Tadd Morgan - Cody
Pilar O’Connell (TH '12) - Gabby/Emily
Jason Sharp - Lonso
Jessica Stepka (TH '04) - Cordelia/Cynthia
Raymond Williams - DJ Luscious/Chief

Crew
Playwright/Director - Scotto Moore
Stage Manager - Maureen Webb (PP '14)
Light Designer - Carolina Johnson
Set & Prop Designer - Robin Macartney
Sound Designer - Kyle Thompson
Costume Designer - Cami Funk
Featured Music - Michael White Hayes
Production Manager - Katie McKellar
Technical Director - Ian Johnston

Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series: SmallTet

  • Thursday, August 7, 2014


Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series presents SmallTet.

Van Vorst Plaza, 410 Terry Avenue N, Seattle

Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series takes place every Thursday through September 4.

Poster image courtesy of the artists.

Sam Boshnack Quintet West Coast Tour

  • Sunday, August 10, 2014— Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Sam Boshnack Quintet heads out on a west coast tour this August, in support of their recent release Exploding Syndrome. In Seattle, for their hometown send-off show, the Quintet will celebrate with Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band – a high energy dance-punk outfit fronted by clarinetist/vocalist Beth Fleenor.

The Quintet features all-original works by Boshnack, with space for the strength and characteristics of each individual voice to be spotlighted and ignited, performed by the composer on trumpet/voice, with Beth Fleenor (MU '04) on clarinets/voice, Alex Chadsey on piano, Isaac Castillo on bass, and Max Wood on drums.

Sunday, August 10 – Seattle, WA
Tour Sendoff Party
with Crystal Beth and the Boom Boom Band
Seamonster Lounge

Wednesday, August 13 – Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Jazz Workshop
Le Corusse Rouge

Thursday, August 14 – Los Angeles, CA
JazzPop
Hammer Museum, UCLA

Friday, August 15 – San Francisco, CA
Best Coast Jazz Composers Series
Center for New Music

Sunday, August 17 – Oakland, CA
Duende

Monday August 18 – Sacramento, CA
Nebraska Mondays
Luna’s Café

Wednesday, August 20 – Portland, OR
Outset Series
Revival Drum Shop

Image courtesy of boom! theater company.

Tangleplay at FringeNYC

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014— Sunday, August 24, 2014

Abrazo Interno at the Clemente

Come join boom! theater company in its return to The New York International Fringe Festival where it was awarded Excellence in Overall Production for its show "boxplay" in 2012.

“tangleplay” is the prequel to the 2012 FringeNYC Excellence in Overall Production winner “boxplay” and focuses on Glenda Strong and a place called The Maze where she is commissioned to lose her identity with the help of the people she meets including the audience. “tangleplay” is about letting go, losing yourself for something or someone whether you are forced to or by choice.

Cast
Elissa Joy Eskridge(DA '10)
Angus Maxwell (TH '10)
Ellen Steves (TH '10)
Daniel Theyer (TH '10)
Robert Kompare (TH)
Jon Stewart
Greg Mallios
Mike Harris (TH '09)

Production Team
Writer: Steven Ackley (TH '10)
Director: Steven Ackley
Assistant Director: Chelsea Hanawalt (TH '10)
Sound: John Braun
Costumes: Ellen Steves and Steven Ackley
Set: Angus Maxwell and Steven Ackley
Lights: Angus Maxwell

Anthony Cammarota

Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series: AC4

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014


Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series presents AC4.

Van Vorst Plaza, 410 Terry Avenue N, Seattle

Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series takes place every Thursday through September 4.

Image courtesy of KCPT and the artists.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

  • Friday, August 15, 2014— Sunday, August 24, 2014

Key City Public Theatre

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer
and Jess Winfield

Directed by Amy E. Sousa

A parody of ALL of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes flat

Three overachieving actors attempt to perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in one fast-paced, witty and physical performance! It’s an evening of laughter for Shakespeare lovers (and haters) alike. Marvel at the shortest-ever Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds -- you can time it! Our talented troupe will have you guessing at characters and quotes and joining in with playful audience participation.

Cast:
Duncan Frost
Anthony Phillips (TH '14)
Ben Rezendes

Crew
Director: Amy E. Sousa
Costumes: Colleen Dobbin
Set: Terry Tennesen
Fight Choreography: Ben Rezendes

Sebastian and the Deep Blue

Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series: Sebastian and the Deep Blue

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014


Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series presents Sebastian and the Deep Blue.

Van Vorst Plaza, 410 Terry Avenue N, Seattle

Cornish@Amazon takes place every Thursday through September 4.

Poster detail courtesy of Chance Theater and the artists.

Maple and Vine

  • Friday, September 19, 2014— Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chance Theater

By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Mark Ramont
Associate Producers Scott and Sandra Graham

Katha and her husband Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s reenactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic Eisenhower America, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors—and they themselves—are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

“A clever, sharply drawn fantasy… makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life.” – New York Times

Cast Members
Jennifer Ruckman - Katha
Robert M. Lee - Ryu
Daniel Fagan - Dean
Kelly Ehlert (TH '10) - Ellen/Jenna
James McHale - Roger/Omar

Production Team
Jordan Harrison - Playwright
Mark Ramont - Director
Joe Holbrook - Scenic Designer
Jayne Dutra - Lighting Designer
Bradley Lock - Costume Designer
Ryan Brodkin - Sound Designer
Amy Ramirez - Props Designer
Bebe Herrera - Stage Manager
Jocelyn L. Buckner - Dramaturg