People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Gregg Lachow Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Gregg Lachow is a Seattle-based film and theatre artist. After creating the feature films The Seven Mysteries of Life and The Wright Brothers, Lachow worked with the Northwest Film Forum to create the nationally renowned Start-to-Finish program with his feature film, Money Buys Happiness. Lachow then went on to create the experimental "performed film" Silence! and a commission for Philip Glass, I'm Working on a Building. Prior to his work in film, Mr. Lachow was a...

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AMBASSADOR PROJECT | The Man Who Can Forget Anything Oct 2, 2014

by Monique

OtB Ambassador project by Chris Weber, Daemond Arrindell, Jim Holt, and Tina LaPadula

We are generating a collective community response to themes in the upcoming show - The Man Who Can Forget Anything at On the Boards, Oct 9 - 12, 2014. Please share anonymously on our Google form HERE, and your memories will be included in an installation in the On the Boards lobby before and after performances.

Answer one, some, or all of the questions in the form. Responses can be lengthy or small; a half-formed idea, or phrase, a texture, flavor, feeling, word, image, smell, or tidbit of a lyric. Memories can be complex, simple or fragmented.

GET STARTED NOW.

Thank you.

Your creative collaborators,
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"The Man Who Can Forget Anything" is a whirlwind of theatre, film, music and dance Oct 2, 2014

by Erin

Their most recent work, The Man Who Can Forget Anything, is a theatre piece that delves into family history and contemplates the bittersweet absurdity of memory, aging and the passage of time.

Serving their flavor of narrative-defying, baroque genre mashup, The Man Who Can Forget Anything is a whirlwind of theatre, film, music and dance that features performances by Murphy, Lachow, Charlie and Sam, On the Boards regulars Marissa Niederhauser and Ezra Dickinson, actors Annette Toutonghi and Sarah Harlett and performer/musician Maggie Brown, as well as a foursome of musicians on trumpet, trombone, cello, clarinet and sax. Murphy and Lachow have been...

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Erin Jorgensen | Concert One Oct 1, 2014

by Erin

The first free concert went off without a hitch on Sunday, Sep 21 at 5pm. Five more concerts to go - read more about the project and sign up for email notifications here. Photos by Bruce Clayton Tom.

Sources used in piece: Tim Etchells: The Dream Dictionary for the Modern Dreamer; JS...

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Master Class | History and Evolution of B-Boying Oct 1, 2014

by Monique

History and Evolution of B-Boying with the cast of Opposing Forces
Sat, Oct 25 | 12pm - 3pm
SUGGESTED DONATION: $20 | $12 with a ticket stub
OtB Mainstage Theater

B-Boying or breakdancing as the media first called it, is a dance form that is as technical, disciplined, and aesthetically vast as Contemporary dance.  In order to give an experience of the historical evolution of the dance, each cast member from Opposing Forces will teach 40 mins of their personal approach to Bboying in chronological order of age.  Come get a physical taste of the techniques and variations of this awe inspiring dance form.

Fever One: Breaking Foundations
Alfredo "Free" Vergara: Freestyle
Mosezlateef Saleem: All Terrain-Using Your Environment to Express Yourself
Brysen "Just Be" Angeles: Evolving the Foundations...





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Community Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Amy O’Neal Oct 1, 2014

by Monique

Community Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Amy O’Neal
Sun, Oct 26 | 12pm | FREE
The Beacon Massive Monkees Studio 

Join us for a special presentation and conversation with choreographer Amy O’Neal and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Director of Performing Arts Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Using O’Neal’s forthcoming debut of the same name, “Opposing Forces” addresses assumptions and rethinking of B-Boy culture, contemporary dance, gender roles, and other questions of opposition found in this new work. Part of the Project Room’s investigation of the topic of “Transformation”, this program draws on Joseph’s dual expertise as hip hop generation curator and playwright and celebrates the world premiere of O’Neal’s new work.



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HALLOWEEN WITH ON THE GOURDS! Oct 1, 2014

by Monique

$20 BUY TICKETS

8PM RECORD RELEASE
8:45 PUMPKIN CONTEST
9PM FILM SCREENING
POST-SHOW COSTUME CONTEST

On the Gourds!
Bring your carved pumpkin to On the Boards by 8PM on the 31st, winning pumpkins will be announced at 8:45. No pumpkins will be carved on site. Pre-carved pumpkins only!

Tune in: Record Release
Celebrate Shredder Orpheus’s Anniverary by taking the newly released soundtrack home! From 8-9 we’ll be playing the album in the lobby and enjoying Halloween drink specials at the Fubar.

Shredder Orpheus features a soundtrack composed by Roland Barker (Blackouts, Ministry), Setatle luminaries including Steven Jesse Bernstein, Megan Murphy, Brian Faker, Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi, John...




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Thoughts on Germinal Sep 30, 2014

by Shin Yu Pai

I was surprised and fascinated by the unintended Buddhist undercurrents in Germinal. The actors blossom in their awareness of language, perception, and ego – and the role that thought plays in manifesting reality. As the actors divided their experiences into “poc poc” (material) and “not poc poc” (immaterial) and somewhere in between – “ouch and poc poc” (i.e. the suffering of getting hit on the head with a mic), the categorizations began to break down into what human beings are able to attach value to. The joy of being together – i.e. presence, as a formless and empty abstract concept, but one that resonates with the “poc poc” of the heart experience. The moment when Antoine, Hallory, and Ondine join hands on stage and move through love, compassion, embarrassment, and discomfort, was a powerful moment of presence and witnessing and engagement.

The four actors end up in a “skanky swamp” – analogous to the place where the symbol of enlightenment, the lotus flower, blooms. In...

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