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The Big Deal Oct 15, 2009

If you regularly read this blog, you know On the Boards is the place in Seattle to see the best in contemporary performance. The Inter/National Series brings just that - performance groups from outside Seattle, giving locals a taste of what's going on outside of our city. Some of these groups have never presented in Seattle, some are making a welcome return, and some may never come back. These opportunities are HUGE - for artmakers and art spectators alike - the best in the world here in your backyard. You either see it, or you don't. And you definitely don't want to miss it.

The very same can be said of On the Boards' NW Artist Series which starts this week with Reggie Watts | Tommy Smith - Transition.

Where do you think superstars of the performance world started? On the local level. And On the Boards is doing their part to showcase up-and-coming artists with roots in the Pacific Northwest region to present what is the future of contemporary performance - theater, dance, and music. Here's why you shouldn't miss it...

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Karaoke meets Lecture - coming soon to OtB Oct 14, 2009

What makes this man:

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turn into this man:
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"Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith's Long Road Back to On the Boards" Oct 14, 2009

Jeremy Barker from theSunBreak sat down with Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith for along interview in the OtB mainstage lobby. Here's what he had to say about the experience:

Tommy Smith and Reggie Watts don't so much talk to you when they sit down to discuss their work as banter. No doubt this owes something to their process for creating Watts's onstage material, which involves Watts calling Smith up at odd hours with whatever ideas have popped into his head, so the two can discuss, write them down, come back to them later, and maybe somehow turn it into something.

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"Badminton Played Artfully" Oct 14, 2009

From our friends at Giant Magnet:

More than 25 local arts organizations threw down at On the Boards' Badminton Royale Season Opening Tailgate Party on Sept. 22. Lively costumes, even livelier cheers, hotdogs and cheap beer added to the fierce competition in the gravel lot. Though Giant Magnet was eliminated in the second round, the organization took home a prize ribbon for "Best Smack-Talking", thanks to the imaginative and competitive efforts of Giant Magnet Team Coach, Brian Faker (pictured here as he gives player Bruce Hall a little encouragement).

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OtB's old home gets renovated Oct 14, 2009

Brendan Kiley at the Stranger poked his head in to see how things are going in these early, early days of renovation over at Washington Hall. A photo post can be found on the Slog.

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Olivier Wevers in Encore Oct 14, 2009

If you're out at another theater in October and you pick up a copy of their Encore program, check out a great interview with Olivier Wevers. Here's a section where he explains the name of his company:

So, the name of your company, Whim W'Him, what does that mean?
It was a long process to name the company. I was absolutely against "The Olivier Wevers...whatever." It should not be about me but the collaboration, the platform, the work. I wanted a name that was intriguing and a bit whimsical.

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Seattle Weekly recommends Transition Oct 13, 2009

Margaret Friedman previews Transition opening this weekend at OtB:

Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith, like most artists today, are seeking the holy grail of "what’s next" in the post-Aristotelian era of storytelling.

Read the full thing.

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House Bunny Oct 12, 2009

OtB House Manager Tyler Blue was captured on film by the Stranger's Kelly O:

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Click the photo to see more pictures from last weekend's HUMP.

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OtB <3 PuSH (and PICA) Oct 9, 2009

OtB's artistic director Lane got in the photobooth with the PuSH staffers Norman Armour and Dani Fecko during PICA's TBA Festival:

Push and OtB in the photobooth

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Reggie sightings on the KEXP blog Oct 9, 2009

A detailed account from 2008 of Reggie Watts sightings throughout the Seattle area:

This amazing being is native to the Seattle area but has been known to migrate around the world. Recently though, scientists have been able to find evidence of him nesting in the New York City area. Easily identifiable by his unique hair pattern he also has an extremely distinctive call that utilizes his massive vocal range and digital tape loop device to create songs that are part funk, part soul and part comedy.

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