16/17 Season Artists | Heather Kravas Jun 29, 2016

by Erin


photo by Ryan Jensen

Choreographer Heather Kravas flips the script on gender roles and perceptions of beauty. Nine male-identifying performers work in unison around a series of daunting and demeaning tasks, confronting the complexities that arise when male conformity is practiced and enforced. Originally set on nine female performers, this updated version forces the performers and the audience to search for new meanings in beauty and gender roles.

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16/17 Season Artists | Jessica Jobaris & General Magic Jun 29, 2016

by Erin


photo by Tim Summers

Local sorceress Jessica Jobaris and her team of Merry Pranksters take over the mainstage in a blaze of nudity, magic, sorrow, demons, angels, Broadway songs, and other detritus in an evening-length healing ceremony and rage against the dying of the light. This group of local performers are some of the bravest people you'll ever see onstage. Join the melée...you'll be glad you did.

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16/17 Season Artists | Tim Smith-Stewart Jun 29, 2016

by Erin


photo by Jeffrey Azevedo

Local artists Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffrey Azevedo team up with an anonymous street artist to build innovative, DIY strategies for staying alive in a collapsing empire. Secret messages, street art, shades of dadaism and the insidious of capitalism come together in a poetic  performance featuring an ace team of local collaborators.  


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16/17 Season Artists | Geumhyung Jeong Jun 29, 2016

by Erin


photo by Gajin Kim

Korean artist Geumhyung Jeong makes her Seattle debut with two super-intimate pieces dealing with the body, machines, emotions, and intellect. This mesmerizing artist has a strong background in puppetry and theater, which she utilizes to great effect in her work. This artist is a rising star on the international art scene and we couldn't be more proud to host an artist from Korea.

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16/17 Season Artists | Tiago Rodrigues Jun 29, 2016

by Erin


photo by Magda Bizarro

Portuguese Renaissance man (theater, film, TV, dance) makes his Seattle debut with a profound and revolutionary piece centered around the memorization of a Shakespeare sonnet in real time. Rodrigues aids the willing soldiers (audience members!) in memorization with help from poet Boris Pasternak, sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, literary critic George Steiner and his own grandmother.  Battling the ever-present threat of fascism with poetry, this emotionally moving and direct piece only ends when all the soldiers know the words by heart.

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16/17 Season Artists | Andrew Russell | Jerome A. Parker Jun 28, 2016

by Erin


photo by Ryan Dunn

Beloved Seattle director Andrew Russell (Intiman Theatre) teams with NYC playwright Jerome A. Parker in a brand-new piece channeling the music of Dinah Washington in a powerful tale of five intergenerational Black queens. The subversive poetry of Jean Genet crashes into the fierce beauty of Paris is Burning in a world where ritual reigns supreme and survival is the only option. 

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16/17 Season Artists | Markeith Wiley Jun 27, 2016

by Erin


photo by Joseph Lambert / JazzyPhoto

Seattle choreographer/performer Markeith Wiley shows a new side in a piece that is part stand-up comedy, part talk show, part dance, and part theater. Known until now in Seattle as a hyper-kinetic dance performer, here Wiley channels comedian Paul Mooney in a brutally direct comedy/dance work with a rotating cast of local guests and musicians. 


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16/17 Season Artists | Ezra Dickinson Jun 26, 2016

by Erin


photo by Anthony Rigano

Seattle's own Ezra Dickinson makes his mainstage debut with a continutation in his series of "gift performances" for his schizophrenic mother. Delving into her own self-description as a "psychic radio star," Dickinson investigates the broken mental health system in the USA in tandem with the inherent movement and evocative beauty in her words and their complicated mother/son relationship. Dickinson, one of Seattle's top movers and creators, melds sculpture, animation, music, and his beautiful movement style in this unflinching and tender portrait. 

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