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2012 NW New Works install info May 31, 2012

The 2012 NW New Works Festival includes an intimate installation by KT Niehoff/Lingo Productions, Paper Trail.
    
Paper Trail takes place in three performance cycles on Sunday, June 17th from 4:45pm-6:30pm. The performance is intimate in scale, and only 45 festival ticket holders (a maximum of 15 per showing) will be able to access this special festival offering.
 

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A Love Letter to Ellen McLaughlin May 19, 2012

First, you have to understand that last weekend I got to play bocce ball with Ellen McLaughlin.  And that our team won.  It was an informal gathering for the annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, of which she is a two-time alum.  I was completely theatre geeking out.  I surreptitiously snuck away to my iPhone at one point during the game to text a friend from college "OMG, I am playing bocce ball with the original Angel from Angels in America!" 

And then she blessed my iPhone.  

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The Gurs Zyklus May 18, 2012

The order to execute Garcia Lorca is given by Morse code says the balding man in the white shirt with the commanding, operatic stage presence (director, writer and performer, Rinde Eckert). The three women in black sing the Morse code. The words appear on the screens above with the dots and dashes but they are not about execution they are about coffee.

I see the code, I see the letters, I hear the voices and I try to match the prosaic words to the decision to kill Garcia Lorca.

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An Immersive and Educational Performance May 18, 2012

 

Occasional near-catastrophes are part of what makes live performance so engaging.

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The Gurs Zyklus May 18, 2012

I think I heard some of the best sounds I've ever heard last night, and they're indescribable.  The sounds of voices, piano, fire organ and water, all in service to a spectral place.  The Gurs Zyklus is nominally about the town of Gurs, which was a waystation for prisoners on their way to death camps in WWII, but it's also about memory, discovery, hope, loss and about Trimpin himself.

 

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Impossible Oneness May 18, 2012

 

There's probably been a Rube Goldberg reference or two when describing Trimpin. The impossible constructions of found objects he joins with stripped-down, once recognizable musical instruments (now re-installed as bare bones steam punk sculpture), are all tasked in an odd, delicate tumble towards the most elegant and ephemeral result: sound.

 

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Previews of The Gurs Zyklus May 15, 2012

A few great features about Trimpin and The Gurs Zyklus have come out in the past couple of days. Take a look at what's out so far:

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A Few things to know about Trimpin and Rinde Eckert May 11, 2012

The Gurs Zyklus features the talents of the MacArthur Genius, Trimpin, and the legendary Rinde Eckert, a much beloved OtB alum. Here are a few things to note for both gentlemen:

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Rouge reviews May 6, 2012

Here's what a couple of reviews have to say about Rouge:

"...an evening of theater that is likely to remain emblazoned in a viewer’s mind for a very long time." - Seattle PI

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Saturday morning Rouge emails May 5, 2012

Here's another sampling of what audiences have been writing about Rouge:

"Loved it, absolutely riveting. A phenomenal performance and the perfect blend of concept and theater arts. I'm still speechless and in awe of her disinhibited physicality." - anonymous

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