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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

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

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 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.