On the Boards presents performances across 2 programming series. The Inter/National Series features some of the most innovative artists from around the world working in dance, music, theater, and multimedia performance. The Northwest Series commissions, produces and presents evening-length works by some of the most talented and experimental artists and companies from our region. Projects are curated by artistic director Lane Czaplinski, 1-2 years prior to being seen in Seattle.
Watch a video preview of the season by artistic director Lane Czaplinski.
Sep 14 - Sep 15
Figures have a way of appearing and disappearing in Christian Rizzo’s performances. In Néo-Fiction he and filmmaker Sophie Laly investigate physical presence and its dispersion and disappearance amongst nature. The Pacific...
Sep 27 - Sep 30 • Inter/National Series
It’s 1965 and everything is just about to happen. Pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights, and sex are about to rock the world like never before. And Andy Warhol was about to help usher it all in. Gob Squad...
Oct 28 - Oct 29 • 12 Minutes Max
Kate Wallich (Dancer/Choreographer/Director, The YC)
Eric Pitsenbarger (Writer/Visual Designer)
José Amador (Actor/Director/Playwright and Editor In Chief, Seattle Star)
Nov 8 - Nov 11 • Inter/National Series
A man departs for the US–Mexican border and vanishes before reaching his destination: Amarillo, Texas. Through stunning projected images, bilingual monologues and a sea of displaced objects and natural elements, this renowned...
Dec 2 - Dec 3 • 12 Minutes Max
Jen Graves (Art Critic, the Stranger)
Storme Webber (Writer/Performer/Interdisciplinary Artist)
Nilki Benitez (Founder NBComm & World Writer’s Alliance Seattle)
Jan 17 - Jan 20 • Northwest Series
The career of visual artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was both joyful and troubled, peppered with complex depictions of child’s play, violence and femininity. Her assemblages finished with rifle shots and her monumental...