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Tune in to KPLU and KUOW today for zoe|juniper Nov 28, 2011

Two great features on zoe|juniper and A Crack in Everything are airing today on radio stations in Seattle.

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Newyorkland review roundup Nov 21, 2011

Here's a sampling of reviews from over the weekend about Newyorkland. Don't forget to also peruse the blogs for other audience reactions!

"...seamless and gorgeous..." - The Stranger

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Approaching Assemblage Nov 20, 2011

Much has been written about Temporary Distortion's now signature form. Those who come to Newyorkland for the purpose of seeing an assemblage in action will not be disappointed.

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Online ticketing temporarily down Nov 19, 2011

Due to technical difficulties, OtB's online ticketing system is temporarily down.

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NewYorkland's impact is anything but temporary Nov 19, 2011

NewYorkLand

In some ways I can only think in single words...devastating, mesmerizing, raw, profound, rare, inventive, haunting.... There is a moment where a cop describes meditation and I can only put down my own thoughts about this stunning piece of work, this assemblage, by entering into a meditative state myself.

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Tell us what you thought about Newyorkland Nov 18, 2011

As the country is surrounded by news concerning cops, government policy and human behavior, we are particularly interested in your thoughts about Newyorkland.  

What did you take away from the performance?  How does it make you feel about your local police force?  What about the restrained style?  What did you think about the integration of text, film and media within the performance?

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The Everyday Clash Of The Heavy Hand Nov 18, 2011

Temporary Distortions Newyorkland is the kind of work that takes the content hammer and bludgeons you to death.  Yes we know police work can be difficult, that it's a job that takes its toll on the psyche, and like war vets, there's a certain inevitability of PTSD amongst its workers. In other words, Newyorkland is a work whose content is known before the show even begins, a work that has little new to say, suggesting that the show is in fact not about content at all. This begs the question, is Newyorkland about form?

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Cops and Monologues Nov 18, 2011

The first thing you see walking into the main stage is a mass of cables — thick and sprawling.  If you sat in the first row you could practically trip over them taking your seat. It all feels like mess and mass, the back yard coughed up, veinous, in the front yard, something transitory, that massive crossing of overpasses at the edge of the city, thick, functional, pragmatic, ugly-beautiful.

 

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Cops are people, too Nov 18, 2011

The members of Temporary Distortion put on a beautifully-crafted show. They refer to Newyorkland as assemblage, not theatre, and experiencing their work is a bit like seeing a Rauschenberg Combine brought to life. Their aesthetic is unique, minimalist in tone but visually rich, and their method of fusing film and live theatre is impressively effective.
This particular piece has one essential thing to say, and while it seems pretty simple and obvious, trust me – you’ll probably understand it a lot differently after seeing this show:

Cops are people, too.

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Seattle Times previews Newyorkland Nov 14, 2011

Misha Berson wrote a front-of-the-arts-section preview of Newyorkland. Great insights and explanations of its connections to The French Connection, Law&Order, the NYPD and more. Read the Newyorkland preview.

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