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14/15 Season Announcement Apr 19, 2014

It's here, our 14/15 season lineup! Bracketed by two very different community events (Berlin/Nottingham’s Gob Squad and Detroit's Complex Movements), the season embraces community, individual responsibility, and finding new ways to delight in viewing and changing your world.

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"Artaudian theatre of cruelty taken to a whole other metaphysical plane" Apr 18, 2014

"Partly scripted and partly improvised, the piece’s dramatic tension accumulates in the same way that capital does: by seeing just how far, and at what cost, one person will go to beat another--even a close friend.

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Wayward (Lumpy Space Princess) Apr 16, 2014

The lights are brought low and your eyes slowly begin to adjust to the darkness of the theatre. At that critical moment when your mind wants to see clearly yet can’t quite make the connection between imagination and reality, a lilting voice creeps into your mind, letting you know that your life could be slightly better if only you were watching an Athenian space musical hosted by Lumpy Space Princess. 

And as it turns out that is exactly what you’re doing.  

 

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Wayfinders Apr 15, 2014

Wayfinders by Willow Heath
Oil, acrylic, and ink on clay board.

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"Singing Toward Consciousness" – The Sunbreak reviews Wayfinders Apr 12, 2014

"When the houselights dim the record scratches. After a few bars in the Baroque and some distortion Holcombe Waller and his ensemble delight while vaguely indicating food for thought in a fast-paced show that, dramatically, is mostly reveal with the slightest of conflict and resolution sequences. It is as entertaining and accessible a production as one is likely to see at On The Boards.

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Post Show Conversation Apr 11, 2014

In this blog post, I decided to try and capture my honest first reaction to the performance. My friend who I brought to the show agreed to hold any conversation about the performance until we got to the bar and started recording from his smart phone. We talked for about an hour. This afternoon, I transcribed pieces of the conversation. We went on a journey that included topics such as George Winston, David Hasselholf, Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Matrix, Paul Simon and many other strange references.  There are lots of spoilers in here, fyi. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Navigation is ancient Apr 11, 2014

The ways in which we traverse our physical and psychological landscapes have always been informed by our relationship to variable technologies. Because, as it turns out, technology is not new. Technology is creative problem solving. A map. A technique. Technology is language. It is not (just) smartphones - it is a toothbrush. A System. A method. A solution to a perceived problem. Technology is navigation - wayfinding - “Navigation is Ancient.” 

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Swimming Football in a Party Room Apr 11, 2014

It was probably the lake, and the fog on the water, which made me think of a story I have known in my childhood. In the story a tiny raccoon saw an ever-mind-blowing sight of the Giant Great Mink Mother giving birth to her mink babies in a swimming pool. 

 

The tiny (4-inch tall) raccoon danced next to a football stood by a bush. The raccoon glorified the witness of the magnificence with its kung-fu practice and continuous dancing, inhaling and exhaling – for three-and-half hours before having its breakfast…………………………….……

 

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