Bruce Wylie, a long-time force in the Seattle performing arts community, died July 2nd of pancreatic cancer. Bruce was a principal performer and co-artistic director of the Seattle Mime Theater from its inception in 1981, a time when Mime was a dynamic force in experimental theatre. As a creator, director and performer, Bruce was involved in the creation of dozens of original works that constantly pushed the boundaries of movement theatre. The company also worked with Choreographer Pat Graney, Improviser Matt Smith, and Director Rita Giomi, amongst others, and performed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, at at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he met his wife, Dancer/Choreographer Sally Sykes. As a stage designer, he created props, sets, and costumes, including a 20 foot revolving teeter totter, a giant hydraulic trampoline bed and a 10-foot set of walkable chicken legs. Bruce also has performed at On the Boards, both in 12 Minutes Max and Northwest New Works. He led...
...Pottery Northwest - The Kamikaze Birdies! After 4 hours of intense playing by all teams, it came down to ACT (The Central Beating Lab @ ACT) and Pottery Northwest in the final round. Images of the final bracket and all of the games, costumes and Marination Mobile chow coming soon.
Here's who took all the awards:
Best Crowd Cheer | SAM - The Hammering SAM
Most Artistic Playing | Velocity - Volleycity
Hardest Working | Balagan Theatre - Balagan Commando Team
Stick to the Arts | 4Culture - The Bureaucrats
Best Smack Talk | EMP - Spock 'n' Rollers
Best Costume | Teen Tix - The Cockettes
Most Team Spirit | Henry Art Gallery - The Henry Cock Blockers
Congrats to all participants! And many thanks to USBank for sponsoring the event and Deschutes Brewey for the beer.
We have caved to our weakest links (and the puddles that already exist on the courts), and we have moved the tournament inside and away from the rain.
We will now play single elimination games to 21 (rather than 2 out of 3) using 2 courts on our mainstage. Still show up 5 minutes before your scheduled time and we will do our best to keep things as close to schedule as possible.
Please let us know if this changes your plans and can’t attend, please let us know.
We will still have beer and Marintation Mobile (and team sprit!).
Go, teams, go!
by Tania Kupczak
We're 2 days away from the kickoff of the no-holds-barred badminton tournament. There have been a few changes to the bracket and the lineup. Check out the finalized bracket and see below for the final lineup of teams.
And remember - we will hit the courts RAIN OR SHINE!
OtB - On the Courts
Mark Meuter, Paige Davis Crick, Lane Czaplinski
ACT - The Central Beating Lab at ACT
Sebastian Scandiuzzi, Drew Barth
One Reel - ShuttleCockRock
Lee Collenberg, Shaun Swick, Mike Guay
SAM - The Hammering Sam
Margaret Smith, Marie Bouvet, Rich Heine
Frye - Frye'd Dregs
Trevor Johnson, Eliot Fearey
Giant Magnet - Force Field
Matt Mcclane, Rob Witmer
TAM - The Collectors
Peter Reilly, Pei Pei Sung
Intiman - BADMintiman
We've talked about Christian Rizzo's proclivity towards visual art and thought we'd share some of his sketches from 2007. Note the bunnyman figure...
All images courtesy of Christian Rizzo | l'association fragile.
OtB's Box Office will be closed on Thu, Sep 16, while the staff prepares for The French Project opening. Subscriptions and single tickets will still be available online and the box office will reopen on Fri, Sep 17.
OtB staff past and present - including Sara Edwards, Erin Jorgensen and Charles Smith - will be kicking off NW Film Forum's 10/11 Live at the Film Forum Series with a brand new show from the The French Project . What's The French Project? From Erin:
"Imagine Serge Gainsbourg driving a '68 Peugot with Helen Reddy riding shotgun, while Harry Nilsson & Francois Truffaut play poker in the back seat with Boris Vian and Edith Piaf. Now you're starting to get it."
Brendan Kiley at The Stranger raves about the group here.
It's running Thu - Sat, Sep 16 - 18. Get your tickets now.
The Seattle fall art previews are coming out! You can read up on OtB events as well as check in with all the other art events around the city:
(on Christian Rizzo: "...I suppose he sounds a bit like a god.")
(on Pat Graney: "...Pat Graney’s groundbreaking modern dance pieces have helped put the Seattle dance scene on the map.")