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...
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.
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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.
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.