18/19 Season

2018-19 Season at On the Boards

Clockwise from left: Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts (Sep 13–16) (Photo: Christopher Shea); Ligia Lewis: minor matter (May 17, 18, 19) (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.

 

Read a welcome note from Executive Director Betsey Brock →
Read an introduction to the season by Artistic Director Rachel Cook →

 

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18/19 Subscription Series
18/19 Artists-in-Residence 
Festivals
Special Events/Programs

 


Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People's TV Room (Photo: Paul B. Goode)

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 

Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room
Dec 6-9

Marginal Consort
Jan 25 performance, Jan 26 demonstration. 
*Limited capacity events

Nicola Gunn: Piece For Person And Ghetto Blaster
Feb 14-16

Nicola Gunn: In Spite of Myself 
Feb 21-24

Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag
May 16, 18*, 19*

*See both Ligia Lewis performances back-to-back on these dates. 

Ligia Lewis: minor matter
May 17, 18*, & 19*

*See both Ligia Lewis performances back-to-back on these dates. 

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Heather Kravas: visions of beauty

Heather Kravas: visions of beauty 

 

18/19 Artists-in-Residence

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

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Alicia Mullikin | MORENA (NW New Works 2018 Festival artist) (Photo: Joseph Lambert/Jazzy Photo)

Alicia Mullikin | MORENA, an artist in the NW New Works Festival 2018.
(Photo: Joseph Lambert/Jazzy Photo)

Festivals

Solo: A Festival of Dance
Oct 4-7

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. 

 

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Andrew Schneider: YOUARENOWHERE (Photo: Maria Baranova)

Andrew Schneider: YOUARENOWHERE (Photo: Maria Baranova)

 

Special Events/Programs

Lecture Series 
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 
Sat, Dec 8, 3 pm: Betelhem Makonnen & Anna Gallagher-Ross
Sat, Mar 23, 3 pm: Ali Rosa-Salas 
— Sat, May 11, 3 pm: Joyce Rosario

Andrew Schneider: YOUARENOWHERE
Oct 18-20
 Limited capacity performance 

Michelle Ellsworth: The Rehearsal Artist* & Post-Verbal Social Network
Artist talk, Apr 3; performances, Apr 4-6. It is possible to attend both The Rehearsal Artist and Post-Verbal Social Network on the same date. 

*The Rehearsal Artist is a limited capacity performance

keyon gaskin: the color lavender: a self portrait
Mar 22-24

Inua Ellams: Barber Shop Chronicles
Nov 1-3

Presented by Seattle Theatre Group in association with On the Boards. OtB subscribers will receive access to specially discounted tickets.

Soundscapes 
Jan 26

Kyle Abraham/A.I.M 
Mar 29-30

Presented by Seattle Theatre Group in association with On the Boards. OtB subscribers will receive access to specially discounted tickets. 

 

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Note: Performances are subject to change. 

 

Join us at Oxbow Seattle in Georgetown for a site-specific performance by keyon gaskin. March 22 -24. INFOTICKETS 

Curator Ali Rosa-Salas will present a lecture about their work to OtB audiences on Sat, Mar 23 as part of our ongoing Studio Visit & Lecture series. As part of their visit, they will also visit with a handful of local artists. INFO I TICKETS

A new mixed repertory by choreographer Kyle Abraham. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Theatre Group at the Moore Theatre. Discounts for OtB Subscribers. INFO I TICKETS