NW New Works Festival


OtB is delighted to announce the artists and companies selected for the 31st NW New Works Festival. Since its inception, OtB’s NW New Works Festival has featured established artists from a variety of performance disciplines and has upheld its mantra for featuring tomorrow’s artists today within the region’s creative community. This year, 16 companies/individual artists were selected from Washington, Oregon, and Montana. These artists will showcase their new and in-progress performance works (all under 20 minutes) over the course of 2 weekends, on 2 stages.

$14 – one showcase
$20 – two showcases
$24 – three showcase
$30 – four showcases

Individual showcases may be purchased online. Call the box office for multiple showcase discounts. (206.217.9888)


WEEKEND 1 | June 6 – 8, 2014
Studio Theater Showcase
 | June 6 at 8pm & June 7 – 8 at 5pm
Linda Austin – Dance (Portland)
Sarah Rudinoff – Theater
Anna Conner + CO. – Dance/Video
ilvs strauss – Dance/Theater

Mainstage Theater Showcase | June 7 – 8 at 8pm
Kyle Loven – Theater/Puppetry
Crying | Pennington + Bischoff + Reker  – Music/Dance (Portland)
Rainbow Fletcher – Dance
The Pendleton House – Dance/Multidisciplinary

WEEKEND 2 | June 13 – 15, 2014
Studio Theater Showcase | June 13 at 8pm & June 14 – 15 at 5pm
Wayne Bund – Performance Art (Portland)
Erin Pike – Theater
Amy O’Neal – Dance*
Helena Theatre Company – Theater (Helena)

Mainstage Theater Showcase | June 14 – 15 at 8pm
Hand2Mouth Theater – Theater (Portland)
Molly Sides – Dance/Video
Coleman Pester // Tectonic Marrow Society – Dance
David Schmader – Theater

*Please note this performance contains a strobe effect on-stage.

The festival lineup was curated by a panel of peer artists and arts administrators including:
Erin Boberg Doughton | Performing Arts Program Director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Monique Courcy | OntheBoards.tv Digital Media Manager
Lane Czaplinski | Artistic Director, OtB
Jim Kent | Performer, OtB Ambassador Team Two
Marian Ibrahim Lenhardt | M.I.A Gallery Curator, OtB Ambassador Team Two
Mark Meuter | Production Manager, OtB
Kia Pierce | Performer, OtB Ambassador Team Two
Sean Ryan | Regional Programs Manager, OtB
Jerry Tischleder | Risk/Reward Festival; company member, Hand2Mouth
Shasti Walsh | Operations Manager, OtB


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