Badminton Royale: Arts Smackdown! Jul 29, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

As a fun addition to our annual Tailgate Party, OtB invited our peer arts-focused organizations to each submit a team to participate in Badminton Royale, a badminton round-robin tournament.

Well, it seems that the arts community is far from the touchy-feely portrait we have painted in the past and our peers are hard-asses with competitive badminton in their pasts.

Due to the high volume of smack-talking and request by some participants for things like  “rules, ” we have set up this blog to facilitate conversation about this exciting  “community building&

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OtBTV | Contemporary Performances On Demand Jul 29, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Want to watch that artist you read about in the NY Times on your iPod while flying cross-country? Want to show your aunt in Racine, WI that kick-ass performance by Tanja Liedtke from OtB last spring? Are you too cheap to see a live performance, but want to stay culturally hip? Do you like contemporary performance better when you are sitting around in your pajamas? Are you an insomniac?

In early 2010 OtB will launch OtBTV, the first-of-its-kind online pay-per-view series offering high quality and hi-def, full-length OtB-style performances.

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grant for change Jul 23, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Our friends down at the Portland-based technical clothing company Nau asked us to spread the word on a great grant opportunity for folks (hello artists!) who are making a difference through their creative work.

More info at nau.com

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The time is now... Jul 22, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

to start thinking about your 12 Minutes Max audition! We just posted the 09/10 Season application and the first audition is coming up quick, on August 30th. Check out the 12MM info page for more details.

Remember, all applications are due in to OtB by the Friday of the week before the audition, so in this case, by August 21st!

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Charles's Angels Jul 8, 2009

by Tania Kupczak



Click on the image above to watch our very own TV show pilot.

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The force is strong in these two. Jul 1, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Leia and Luke

Managing Director Sarah Wilke and Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski celebrate 1978 at our annual Spectacle Spectacular fundraiser dinner on June 18th.



Photo by Alison Mills

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