NW New Works Studio Show #2 Jun 14, 2014

by Eric Pitsenbarger

The Helena Theater Co. (from Montana!), holds a behind the scenes debate as NEA board members, squabbling over the qualities and fundability of select arts projects. Casting the conservative leaning decenter as villain, the other lefty eccentrics present their obviously absurd choices, only to be summarily rejected (as if any past meetings never taught them anything about what passes muster). It would have been cool to see actual brief presentations of said projects, so as to be more completely involved in the onslaught. Don’t you want to see dancers enacting the rites of Spring against the projected backdrop of insects mating? It could be next years’ 15 Minutes Max.

Wayne Bund is a sweet, silly, hairy dude who does "Lazy Drag" aka Genderfuck. Glaming up a barrel bellied bear with glitter and serious hair-ography is my kind of circus trump card. Beauty is indeed an ephemeral nonsense! 

Erin Pike prances onstage like a wild red headed doe in heat. Through barbie...

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Artist Party & Karaoke Jam Jun 13, 2014

by Monique

Join us Sunday June 15 from 10pm in the studio theater for a NW New Works Festival closing party. Raise a glass to performing artists, mingle with audience members, sing some karaoke hits, and thank Festival Director Sean Ryan for his DECADE of hard work.

Can't wait? CLICK HERE to preview the karaoke song list!

See you there!

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Side Show | New Works New Wines with Jameson Fink & Molly Sides Jun 13, 2014

by Monique

Onthe Boards Ambassador Jameson Fink interviews NW New Works artist Molly Sides performing June 14 - 15 2014 | Sat & Sun 8pm.

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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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