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I've never had it so good. Sep 29, 2012

Andy Warhol, perhaps in some drug induced state, once said "Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes". Little did he know that this weekend Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've Never Had It So Good) would help him prove that to be true.

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100 Years from Now Sep 28, 2012

It would be hard to imagine a more fitting subject for a piece of contemporary, multi-media theater than Andy Warhol's experimental films of the mid-1960s. The British theater troupe Gob Squad has produced a thoroughly engaging and intellectually provocative work that takes its form and inspiration from Warhol's Kitchen (1965), Sleep (1963), and Screen Tests (1964) and various other Warholian cinematic artifacts.

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They Flipped It, They Flipped It For Real Sep 28, 2012

Screens on stage make me angry. Why the hell would I go to a live performance to sit and watch a screen? If I wanted a night of watching television or youtube there's a much easier and cheaper option that involves me and a couch and a bag of chips. Video often gets fused with live theatre, it's novelty that wore off in the 80s, but innovaters keep trotting it out, and for this patron of the arts, it never works since it's a distraction and the quality usually can't compare to what I can watch at home.

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The Art of Reality Sep 28, 2012

by Byron Au Yong

 

Okay. I confess. I watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Where else can I get an unsentimental view of America? This reality show focuses on six-year-old beauty pageant queen Honey Boo Boo and her family in rural Georgia. In one episode Honey Boo, Sugar Bear and the rest of the family enjoy eating spaghetti with butter and ketchup on the sofa. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo had 2.2 million viewers. I was one of them and I wanted more.

 

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Sleep/Kiss Sep 28, 2012

by Erin Pike

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Positively Warholian Sep 28, 2012

Several years ago, Seattle School created a multimedia project based upon Andy  Warhol's film Blue. It was an extravaganza that involved the entire building at Northwest Film Forum. A director sat in a small box at the top of the lobby landing watching the film, giving instructions via headsets to three more directors in the larger theatre, who were giving non-verbal directions to three actors also in the larger theatre.

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It's all happening NOW! Sep 28, 2012

 

You're in the shot, now smile. OK now raise your hand up to your face and look intensely at the camera. Breath, good. Ok now look left, lower your hand and look right. Tells us your name. Say it again. Again. Faster. What name would you choose if you were someone else? 

 

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Tell us what you think about Gob Squad Sep 27, 2012

Thank you for coming to see Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good). This is a show we’ve been excited about for the past couple of years and are thrilled to finally have it here and to have the company back in Seattle.
   
We’d like to hear from you. What did you think about the show? What about how they spun Warhol? And how about the use of film and improv? How did it make you feel?

Leave your thoughts, reactions and opinions in the comments!

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Prepping for Studio Suppers Sep 25, 2012

Our very first Studio Supper is coming up in just two days. We're prepping, painting and can't wait to show you what we have in store and what chef Cormac Mahoney (Madison Park Conservatory) is cooking up.

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Korby Sears interviews Simon Will of Gob Squad Sep 22, 2012

Korby Sears, Seattle artist extraordinare, interviewed one of the longtime Gob Squad members, Simon Will. They covered a lot of ground, including the perils of filming on city sidewalks, the war on anonymity and, of course, a little Warhol. 

Read on and get ready for their performance, Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've Never Had It So Good).

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