Clockwise from left: Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts (Sep 13–16) (Photo: Christopher Shea); Ligia Lewis: minor matter (May 9–11) (Photo: Doro Tuch); Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room (Dec 6–9) (Photo: Ian Douglas)
The 18/19 Season:
Image, Object & Gesture
The 18/19 Season at On the Boards asks how artists use the tools of contemporary performance to respond to key issues of our time—gender, queerness, racial injustice, our relationship to technology, and societal anxieties. This season we’re also providing more ways to access these ideas—through artist and curator talks, work-in-progress showings, studio visits, and more.
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Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People's TV Room (Photo: Paul B. Goode)
18/19 Subscription Series
Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts
Sep 13-16 *Limited capacity performance
Andrew Schneider: AFTER
Oct 25-27 *Limited capacity performance
Jan 25 performance, Jan 26 demonstration. *Limited capacity events
Nicola Gunn: In Spite of Myself
Ligia Lewis: minor matter
Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag
Heather Kravas: visions of beauty
The 18/19 Season marks the start of our new artists-in-residence program. We’re excited to announce that this first cohort includes Pat Graney, Heather Kravas & Vic Haven, Ahamefule Oluo, Tim Smith-Stewart & Jeffrey Azevedo, Timothy White Eagle, and Markeith Wiley.
Alicia Mullikin | MORENA, an artist in the NW New Works Festival 2018.
(Photo: Joseph Lambert/Jazzy Photo)
Solo: A Festival of Dance
Introducing a new festival that explores the form of the choreographic “solo”, featuring both national and local artists.
NW New Works Festival
Jun 6-9 and Jun 13-16, 2019
Join us for the 36th annual NW New Works Festival celebrating experimental performance from the the Pacific NW.
Andrew Schneider: YOUARENOWHERE (Photo: Maria Baranova)
This season we're introducing a new lecture series that brings international curators, artistic directors, and arts leaders to Seattle. Each guest will discuss their own practices and perspectives in relation to contemporary performance.
— Sat, Oct 6, 3 pm: Ashley Stull Meyers & Joyce Rosario
— Sat, Dec 8, 3 pm: Betelhem Makonnen & Anna Gallagher-Ross
— Information about Spring 2019 lectures to be announced early 2019
keyon gaskin: : a self portrait
Presented by Seattle Theatre Group in association with On the Boards. OtB subscribers will receive access to specially discounted tickets.
Note: Performances are subject to change.