2014 Festival Artists: Molly Sides Jun 13, 2014

by Erin

What to say about dancer/performer/choreographer/musician/awesome human being Molly Sides?

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2014 Festival Artists: Helena Theatre Company Jun 12, 2014

by Erin

The Helena Theatre Company was founded in the early 1990’s and has produced plays for over 20 years as the in-house professional theater of the Myrna Loy Center. The company is made of Montana artists. Their hallmark as artists is that live integrating full-time work with long-commitment to the theater and to performance. The Helena Theater Company produces contemporary theater work and often collaborates with the Myrna Loy to bring theater artists from the Northwest to Helena. A recent memorable production was August:Osage County directed by NWNW’s own Sean Ryan.

Their 2014 Festival piece was written by Ed Noonan, who has had extensive experience in the politics of art/granting cycles in the USA in his decade serving as Executive Director of the Myrna Loy Center.

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2014 Festival Artists: Hand2Mouth Jun 12, 2014

by Erin

Some stuff to know about Portland's reigning theater champs, Hand2Mouth:

  • they're a permanent ensemble of performers, directors, and designers who have been working together since 2000
  • they have a longstanding relationship with OtB, with the company performing as part of the season, and solo members performing in previous Festivals
  • their set for this show was designed by Peter Ksander, whose work has been seen at OtB in There There...

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2014 Festival Artists: David Schmader Jun 11, 2014

by Erin

Things to know about Festival artist David Schmader:

  • he's funny as hell
  • he's from Texas
  • his solo plays Straight and Letter to Axl (yes, that Axl) have been performed all over the US
  • you can read glowing reviews of...

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2014 Festival Artists: Erin Pike Jun 11, 2014

by Erin

Local artist Erin Pike teams up with writer Courtney Meaker and director Katherine Karaus to create that'swhatshesaid, a performance compiled of only the female dialogue from the most-produced plays of 2013-2014.

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THE GRAIN OF OtB and THE MERIT OF STICKING AROUND | 14/15 SEASON MINI-SODE Jun 10, 2014

by Monique

In this second mini-sode, OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski and sidekick Erin Jorgensen visit the Streamline Tavern to talk tattoos and longevity in the arts field.

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2014 Festival Artists: Amy O'Neal Jun 10, 2014

by Erin

Get savvy with Seattle choreographer Amy O'Neal:

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2014 Festival Artists: Coleman Pester // Tectonic Marrow Society Jun 10, 2014

by Erin

Some things to know about Coleman Pester // Tectonic Marrow Society:

  • Pester earned his BFA from the LINES Ballet/Dominican University Program in San Fransisco and later was assistant to choreographer Anouk van Dijk, Artistic Director of Australia's Chunky Move
  • Tectonic Marrow Society, a collabroative umbrella company founded by Pester in 2012, has so far presented work in Seattle, Australia, New York, Israel, and San Francisco
  • Three perspectives in one space prominently features the sculptural work of artist/architect Cameron Irwin, who is the resident set designer at the...

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