Goodbye Washington Hall May 29, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

washington hall (photo by chuck taylor)

Washington Hall, the original home of On the Boards, is slated to be demolished soon. Crosscut.com offers a short history of the building and the amazing variety of events that have happened under its almost 100 year old roof.

Read the article here.

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BYOL May 25, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Sara's new laminator

It's a party here at OtB when the new laminator arrives. Marketing Diva Sara shares her excitement as the confetti rains down.

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neworldtheatre: A Whole New World May 18, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

"The Adventures of Ali & Ali" reviewed on Seattlest:

"In the course of that well-paced hour and a half, Ali and Ali ultimately bring democracy and freedom to the audience, in more ways than one." Read More

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Speaking of Devo Directors... May 17, 2007

by Sara E

As we say farewell to Keri... we are looking forward to welcoming a new devo director to OtB soon...

will it be you?

Here's the job description
http://www.ontheboards.org/index.php?page=employment

  

posted by Sara

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neworldtheatre: Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil May 17, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our blog for neworldtheatre. Read the reviews of our patron bloggers below or click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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neworldtheatre: Ali & Ali to the rescue? by Craig Snyder May 17, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Laughter with a sting. In the case of The Adventures of Ali & Ali ”¦, the sting often goes too deep to remain subversive or affect change.

Cultural production that brings socio-political concerns to the surface is a welcome change from the patriotic-panic currently found in the arts.

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neworldtheatre:  “Adventures in Shockery ” by Kate Ratcliffe May 17, 2007

by Sara E

As an individual who makes an attempt to follow current events (sifts through the news for actual information, reads books, watches documentaries, etc.), mockery is an essential component to my mental stability. I have a theory: part of the reason it bestows such a wave of relief is because the stomach muscles employed for the purpose of laughter are the same muscles used to vomit.

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neworldtheatre: You will regret not seeing this show. by Bret Fetzer May 16, 2007

by Bret

This blog will be short, because I only have one thing to say: You should go see 'The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil (a divertimento for warlords)'.

It is very, very funny. It is remarkably smart and cutting -- political satire that makes you recognize that 99% of what is called 'political satire' is limp and chickenhearted.

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Rock on, Keri! May 11, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

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Keri, our amazing development director, gives us a final goodbye on her last day. She will be missed. She will also be popular on the bus ride home with those balloons.

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Zoe's fashion is en pointe! May 10, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

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Choreographer Zoe Scofield stopped by our office today to show off her ballet moves, as well as her sweet vintage 1981 Rolling Stones at the Kingdome t-shirt.

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Cynthia Hopkins: Must Don't Whip 'Um May 4, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our blog for Cynthia Hopkins. Read the reviews of our patron bloggers below or click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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Cynthia Hopkins by Ivory Smith May 4, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Disclaimer: If spelling errors, strange placements of commas and hyphens upset you I apologize for my inability to retain that part of my education.

In my opinion  “Must Don’t Whip  ”˜Um ” was a solidly entertaining, genuine and definitely worth seeing if you don’t have some dramatic adversity to hippies or Natalie Merchant.

The story was told from the perspective of a girl named Mary whose mother, Cameron Seymour, had abandoned her by running away Morocco to join a seemingly cultish Sufi order.

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Cynthia Hopkins blog post on Seattlest: Must Go See It May 4, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Michael van Baker writes about the show on Seattlest:

"Frankly, it's a delusion that we can discuss art -- if by that we meant we could, by telling you about Cynthia Hopkins' Must Don't Whip 'Um, persuade you how good it is." Read More

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Cynthia Hopkins and Isabella Eberhardt by Adam Sekuler May 4, 2007

by Adam

I once heard someone refer to Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher, as the Elvis of Cultural theory. Last night I found myself constantly comparing Cynthia Hopkins' Must Don’t Whip  ”˜Um to that quote, she and Gloria Deluxe could and should easily be considered the Elvis of Performance Art. The show was a brilliant amagalmation of music, video, and dance. It was also on the level of myth that only Elvis could have achieved. So much so it seems to have been based on a mythic character. A friend of mine who joined me for the show, seemed strangely familiar with the plot.

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Cynthia Hopkins: Must Don't Whip Um by Rick Miller May 4, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

I’ll admit that few word-combinations fill me with greater dread than  “performance art, ” so it was perhaps unfortunate that the early descriptions I heard of Cynthia Hopkins labeled her as a performance artist. It’s not just the fact that a disproportionately high number of ill-conceived, tedious and self-indulgent on-stage catastrophes I’ve ever been forced to sit through carried that appellation.

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Blogging about blogs May 1, 2007

by Sara E

I always think it's kinda funny to post blogs about other people's blogs... but in this case...  if  it helps people understand how freaking awesome Cynthia Hopkins is going to be this weekend... I think it's worth it.

So don't just take  our word for it...

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