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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.

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

Our Town poster image. Courtesy of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Our Town

  • Friday, September 5, 2014— Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre

"You'll never see a better Our Town - or anything else - as long as you live." - The Wall Street Journal

Written by Thornton Wilder

Directed by David Cromer

Experience a young woman's journey to discover the magical and often simple moments that knit together a well-lived life. Acclaimed Broadway director and MacArthur Fellow David Cromer presents his innovative and electrifying new production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. The New York Times calls David Cromer’s new version “wonderfully intimate…a highly rewarding production.”

Appropriate for ages 9 & up.

Cast:
Doc Gibbs as Craig Benton
Prof. Willard as Logan Black
Mrs. Webb as Kati Brazda
Farmer McCarty as Richard C. Brown
Rebecca Gibbs as Mariem Diaz
Simon Stimson as Patrick Du Laney
Sam Craig as Jamie Dufault
Citizen as Alisha Espinoza
Mrs. Soames as Peggy Friesen
Editor Webb as Charles Fugate
Constable Warren as Jerry Genochio
Irma as Nicole Greenberg
Si Crowell as Brian Huther
Joe Stoddard as Gary Neal Johnson
Howie Newsome as Todd Lanker
Joe Crowell, Jr. as Seth Macchi
Emily as Linsey Page Morton
Citizen as Emily Phillips
Mrs. Gibbs as Stephanie Rae Roberts (TH '90)
Stage Manager as Jeff Still
Wally Webb as Andrew Stout
Citizen as Michael Thayer
George as Derrick Trumbly

Company:
Writer: Thornton Wilder
Director: David Cromer
Stage Manager: Mary Honour
Asst. Stage Manager: Brooke Redler
Scenic Designer: Stephen Dobay
Costume Designer: Alison Stiple
Lighting Designer: Heather Gilbert
Sound Designer, Music Director: Jonathon Mastro

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

Image courtesy of The Pendleton House.

The OPTICAL 2: Huminary

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014— Thursday, September 25, 2014

Benaroya Hall

The Pendleton House presents an evening length multimedia work with live ambient set by electronic musician Max Cooper. Creative directors Matt Drews (DA '13), Babette DeLayfatte Pendleton (DA '12), and John Marc Powell (AR '14) weave a dense tapestry of virtual/physical movement and live/digital imagery.

The evening will feature dancers Ariana Bird (DA '14), Matt Drews, Babette DeLayfatte Pendleton, Micaela Taylor (DA '14), and Marlys Norman. Creative technologists Benjamin Van Citters and David Kwan craft entrancing environments in which the performers interact between pre-generated material and live feed replications of their forms. The stage transforms between distilled and abstracted contributions by visual artists Megumi Arai, Ethan Folk, John Marc Powell, Tim Summers, and Joshua Taylor (DE '13).

The OPTICAL 2: Huminary showcase begins at 6:30PM. Seating is limited, and early arrival is recommended. The event is open to all ages and will include live audio-visual performances by Survive (Austin, TX) and Alice Boman (Malmö, SE).

Image by John Engerman.

Celebrate Cornish in San Francisco

  • Sunday, September 28, 2014— Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Join President Nancy J. Uscher and other Cornish leaders for a reception at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA). Connect with other Bay Area alumni and welcome the next generation of artists as prospective students and their families get to know Cornish better.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by September 22
Chris Sande, Alumni Relations Manager
alumni [at] cornish [dot] edu or 206.315.5839

Daniel Francis-Swaby as Emory. Image courtesy of Ovalhouse.

MilkMilkLemonade

  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014— Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oval House

Emory and Linda are best friends. They spend their time choreographing dance numbers to earn them fame and fortune on Reach For The Stars. The only problem is Linda’s a chicken and they live on a chicken processing farm.

Emory's chain-smoking Nanna wants him to get his head out of the clouds and make friends with Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot already have a relationship -- just not one Nanna would expect or approve of.

Following its New York premiere in 2009 (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press), MilkMilkLemonade quickly achieved cult status in the USA, receiving more than fifty productions nationwide within just two years. This is your chance to catch the UK premiere of this bittersilly gender-bending comedy about growing up a bit weird.

Cast
Emory: Daniel Francis-Swaby
Linda: Laura Evelyn
Elliot: Sophie Steer
Nanna: Benedict Hopper
Lady-in-leotard: Georgia Buchanan

Creative Team
Playwright: Joshua Conkel (TH '03)
Director: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
Designer: James Turner
Sound Design: Edward Lewis
Lighting Design: Christopher Nairne
Assistant Design: Anna Driftmier
Assistant Director: Mark Iles
Stage Manager: Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng

Image by John Engerman

Celebrate Cornish in New York

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014— Saturday, October 25, 2014

Third Streaming

Join President Nancy J. Uscher and other Cornish leaders for a reception at Third Streaming. Connect with other New York regional alumni and welcome the next generation of artists as prospective student and their families get to know Cornish better.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by October 20
Chris Sande, Alumni Relations Manager
alumni [at] cornish [dot] edu or 206.315.5839

Image courtesy of Bellevue Arts Museum.

Knock on Wood

  • Friday, October 31, 2014— Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum is excited to announce this year's participating artists. With more than 180 applications, the response to the call for proposals, as well as the quality of the entries, exceeded the Museum's expectations. From this talented and diverse pool of applicants, 39 artists were chosen to participate in BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood: Humaira Abid, Rick Araluce, Laura Buchan, Christian Burchard, Morse Clary, Todd Coglon, Michael de Forest, Curtis Erpelding, David French, Erik Geschke (AR '93), John Grade, Julia Haack, Elaine Hanowell, Julia Harrison, Todd Jannausch, Aaron Levine, Kiki MacInnis, Amie McNeel, Drew Michael, Peter Millett, Taiji Miyasaka, Shawn Nordfors (AR '98), Michael Peterson, Peter Pierobon, Jim Piper, Mike Rathbun, Seth Rolland, June Sekiguchi, Matt Sellars, John Shrader, Garric Simonsen, Whiting Tennis, W. Scott Trimble, Kimberly Trowbridge, Brian Watson, Mark Wedekind, William J. Whipple, Ed Wicklander, and Helga Winter.

In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists and craftsmen, emphasizing current and new work. For each edition, Bellevue Arts Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design.

The Biennial is an opportunity for makers of all kinds to push the boundaries of their vision and skill. The exhibition is intended to recognize the innovative and extraordinary work being produced by contemporary Northwest makers, and to celebrate the region's distinctive character.

Image courtesy of the artists.

Moon Falling

  • Friday, November 7, 2014— Saturday, November 8, 2014

Velocity Dance Center

The Three Yells Performance Company premiere...

Veronica Lee-Baik’s (DA '98) latest piece, Moon Falling, investigates the cosmic price we pay for modern man’s hubris. The piece draws inspiration from many sources – a painting by her son, daily headlines on environmental degradation, James Joyce’s Ulysses – as well as her own identity as an artist, mother, and citizen of the world. The common thread in these sources is the moon and the harmful ways our pursuit for perfection and convenience is hurtling us toward an irreversible new moon phase.

Moon Falling juxtaposes modernity and traditional performance art through the use of striking contextual layers and visceral movement. The audience will bear witness to seven primary dancers as they unravel, expose, and interact with their environment, forcing viewers to examine their relationship to the continuous destruction of our planet.

Moon Falling is Lee-Baik’s first work since taking a hiatus to raise her son. She hopes this work will encourage artists who need to step away to return with renewed perspective and vigor.