12 Minutes MaxFeb 10-Feb 11, 2013

12 Minutes Max

$8 at the door Washington Hall (153 14th Ave)

Gabrielle Schutz (Director/Choreographer), Daveda Russell (Interim Executive Director, CD Forum)

The writer/director duo, Quinn Armstrong & Kaytlin McIntyre present an original short play, The Killers. When a young privileged woman decides to catch, kill, and eat a bunny to obtain relief from her first world guilt her friends aren’t sure whether to laugh or join her. (Theater)

Syniva Whitney | GENDER TENDER will take you to town with their queerly structured improvisation. In Syncs + Squats, Whitney and crew build their piece from ideas of gender as they playfully explore lip syncing, drag, latex & loss. (Performance Art)

Match, a new dance by choreographer Kyle Easterly, merges boxing and gender reversal. This fearless duet of movement generated from motion capture analysis examines the gendered forces that change and shape us socially. (Dance)

To isolate the tones of objectification Erin Pike has created Score. She and another performer use the authority of male vocalization, phallic gesture and a tiny chair in this pursuit. (Theater)

Young playwright and performer Grace Levy sweeps Washington Hall with her 12MM debut. Taking on the persona of a paleontologist, Levy gives a highly satirical, yet brutally honest lecture in Bony. (Theater)

For the first time hear the entire life story of struggling stand-up comic Shawnsey Michael Tomas (aka Linas Phillips). Stepping out of the world of comedy, Shawnsey makes his first attempt at solo performance in A One Man Show by Shawnsey. It’s a journey through childhood, Tim Allen, Ruffles potato chips and way beyond. (Theater)

Choreographer/performer Shannon Stewart shares her process of developing a three and a half minute dance for four dancers and a live string quartet. Both the score by composer Sam Mickens and the dance will be performed as a solo with some potential help from the audience. (Dance / Theater)

Note: this show contains smoking onstage.

About the Curators
Gabrielle Schutz is a Seattle-based Director/Choreographer of original work in theatre and dance. Her choreography has been featured regionally in the Seattle International Dance Festival (2011) and the NW New Works Festival (2011 with Kyle Loven). Gabrielle is the Managing Director of Absurd Reality, an Associate Artist of Pony World Theater and an Associate Artist of Blood Ensemble. Gabrielle will be directing Pony World's new work, A Compelling Unknown Force, for the NW New Works Festival in June 2013.

Daveda Russell is the Founder & President of Nyawela Consulting, a totally awesome boutique communications firm focused on supporting nonprofits, brilliant causes, and people and projects committed to making the world a better place. Russell most recently served as the Interim Executive Director of Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas as well as the consultant to Washington Hall and Seattle JazzED. She will be serving as a Commissioner for Arts Commission of Washington State.

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