“Our shows have always been about time and memory” – Gregg Lachow in the Seattle Weekly Oct 8, 2014

by Erin

“It’s not a variety show,” says Lachow, despite the diversity of performance modes. “It’s an interweaving of theater, film, and live music. If we do our job well, you’re not really noticing when it shifts.” As for the title and family inspirations, he says, “It explores people’s efforts to stay in the present moment while struggling to let go of the past. The show is inevitably about passing on what we have to the next generation.” Part of the inspiration for the piece, commissioned by and premiering at On the Boards, is the generational and familial position that Lachow and Murphy (who co-directs) now occupy, one familiar to many theatergoers: kids leaving the nest, parents aging and dying, while taking stock of life at that awkward middle period that none of us actually wants to call, ahem, midlife.

“Our shows have always been about...

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Dear Megan and Gregg, Oct 8, 2014

by Crispin Spaeth

Dear Megan and Gregg, 

I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!

With fond, though probably inaccurate, memories, 
Crispin






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

by Erin

Sam Lachow is a producer/rapper/director/songwriter/videographer who splits his time between Seattle and New York City. He released his self-produced debut album Brand New Bike in 2011, subsequently releasing two EPs (one of which was a collaborative project with lyricist Raz Simone) and producing/directing dozens of music videos from those projects. His second full-length album is being released independently in 2014.

Listen to music/watch videos here.

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

by Erin

Charlie Lachow is the son of Megan Murphy and Gregg Lachow and the younger brother of Sam Lachow. Family and art - and finding his place in the midst of them - centers on Lachow in The Man Who Can Forget Anything

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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Maggie Brown Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Maggie Brown is a musician, composer, and performer who has been perforning across genres in Seattle since she was very young. She has performed at On the Boards with Megan Murphy's The Rich Grandeur of Boxing and Dayna Hanson's Gloria's Cause, among others. She also performed on film in Hanson's Improvement Club and Lynn Shelton's We Go Way Back. Brown composed the music heard in The Man Who Can Forget Anything

Listen to some of her music here...

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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Marissa Niederhauser Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Marissa Niederhauser is a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker. Locally she has appeared in the work of Dayna Hanson, zoe | juniper, and Maureen Whiting, among others. Niederhauser currently lives and works in NYC. 

Watch some of her work here.
Learn more about Niederhauser here

 


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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Sarah Harlett Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Sarah Harlett has been an active member of the Seattle Theater community for many years. Locally, she has been seen at ACT, Seattle Children's Theater, Intiman, New City Theater, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The Empty Space and On the Boards. Local credits include: MiddletownA Christmas CarolAll’s Well That Ends Well,Night of the Living Dead100 DressesBunniculaThe Winter's TaleFar Away, and Valley of the Dolls.  Internationally, she performed at the Centre de Danse in Paris, France with the Megan Murphy Company, staying to create a new performance piece with European artists. Sarah was a founding member of the Compound Collective, an nationally-acclaimed performance group in Seattle that focused on original works.  Sarah...

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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Ezra Dickinson Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Ezra Dickinson is a Seattle dancer extraordinaire. Trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet for twelve years on full scholarship, Dickinson holds a BFA in dance with an emphasis in choreography from Cornish College of The Arts. While at Cornish Ezra was awarded the Merce Cunningham Scholarship, Kreielsheimer Scholarship, President's Scholarship in Dance, Male Dance Scholarship, Outstanding Dance Major Award, and Dean's List. Dickinson has danced for choreographers Maureen Whiting, Dayna Hanson, Zoe Scofield, Wade Madsen, Kent Stowell, Francia Russel, Bruce Wells, Zan Yamashita, Jason Ohlberg, Kabby Mitchell, Marry Sheldon Scott, Amy O'Neal, Pat Hon, and Deborah Wolf.

He is also co-artistic director with Rainbow Fletcher of The Offshore Project. He is a member of Seattle collective the...

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