Calling Seattle-ites from age 13 to 75! Join Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN as they develop a new project in a residency at OtB from April 5 to April 23, 2016. No experience is necessary. The artists are looking for a wide range of humans to help them in building their new project, THE FEVER. Participants will be paid a stipend.
When I came into the theater to grab the seat that I had reserved for myself earlier in the evening, it was taken. Laughing, white faces were sitting in my seat, and instinctually I knew not to raise a fuss, to find a seat elsewhere. When I looked around the only people willing to let me sit with them, were the only other black people in the crowd.
August Strindberg‘s play “Miss Julie”, written in 1888, is a story of the walls that exist between people. The walls between the young and wealthy Julie and her father’s valet Jean are palpable. Unlike so many upstairs downstairs stories, this story makes no attempt to break down these walls. Misogyny, racism, and classism are fiercely clung to. There's no sympathy, only lethal attempts to dominate. The actions and words between the two main characters, taking place in a single night, illustrate that these wall may appear to move but they can never come down.