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WIN BIG on May 6! Apr 29, 2014

When you donate to OtB during GiveBIG, youcan win some FABULOUS prizes - throughout the day, we'll be drawing WINNERS!
Here's what you might win, and WHEN! (We'll announce winners on the On the Boards Facebook page thoughout the day.)
Questions about GiveBIG? Contact us!

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"A Bare Knuckled Knock Out" - read The Sunbreak review Apr 26, 2014

"Vancouverites (BC) James Long (Theatre Replacement) and Marcus Youssef (Neworld Theatre) are longtime friends and theatre artists who have been performing this show since 2012. It is a testament to their maturity, professionalism, and the strength of their friendship that they are still at it. What begins as a couple of friends nattering wittily and discursively gets serious and, finally, brutal. There is no comfort here but it’s about as exciting and engaging as theatre gets.

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Master Class with Marcus and James Apr 26, 2014

Master Class

Playing at Talking with James Long and Marcus Youssef of Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre.

Studio Theater | Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Noon @ OtB | $12 ($7 with ticket stub)

 

Join Marcus and James in a series of text generation exercises, including a participatory version of Winners and Losers. Participants will work together to investigate the role of the game in creating text, what it means to play "oneself" onstage, as well as questions of presence, spontaneity and improvisation. This class is open to all artists.

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Marcus & James talk with KUOW's Marcie Sillman Apr 25, 2014

Co-creators and directors Marcus Youssef and James Long talk about inequality, daily cruelty, the immediacy of theater, Russian novelists and clogs in this short
(7 mins) interview with KUOW's Marcie Sillman.

 

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Winners and Losers Apr 24, 2014

Like much of what Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski brings to the stage of On the Boards, Winners and Losers is avant garde, deconstructed, and artistically potent.  It was refreshing to experience a live performance piece that utilized a seemingly simple structure to highlight the complexities of the two performers’ lives. There was not a “setting” to speak of.  Canadian actors Marcus Youssef and James Long held a ninety-minute-long conversation (sometimes with the audience) seated at a folding table in the center of the stage.

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Verbal Surfing Apr 24, 2014

When I was in college, my dorm-mates and I would engage in a sport of sorts we called 'verbal surfing' -- jabbering and riffing off of each other, using each others' words to launch off into new spirals of goofy, clever, dumb, or introspective language.

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Review of Winners and Losers Apr 24, 2014

Leaving I am only mildly, politely concerned about how much of this is scripted. I muse in the lobby about ‘what does the second night look like?’ Are we talking an outline, full on script, or what?

But to be honest I don’t care. 

What I care about is mankind's favorite topic, the self. This relationship, is one I have.  It is one you have. It is frustrating and magnetizing for all the same reasons. 

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