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Allen Johnson's triumphant return to OtB Feb 15, 2007

We are super-excited to announce that Allen Johnson will be back at OtB with a special one-night-only reprise of Another You on March 16th. Since premiering at OtB and PICA in the fall of 2005, the show has travelled to Iowa, Leipzig, Berlin, Frankfurt, New York City and just finished an amazing run in Glasgow, Scotland.

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NWNW Fest 2007! Feb 1, 2007

We just announced the eighteen artists/companies slated for the 2007 Northwest New Works Festival!

Save the dates! JUNE 8-10 & 15-17, 2007

The festival is a 24-year old tradition for the region’s creative community, featuring emerging and established artists from a variety of performance disciplines. This year 18 companies were selected from almost 70 applications.

This was the most competitive applicant pool in memory.

THE 2007 FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS:

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Allen Johnson: "Another You" gets Another Review Jan 31, 2007

Allen's show was mentioned in an Under The Radar review in Variety! posted by Sara

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Inside Arts article Jan 26, 2007

A version of the following article was published in the Jan/Feb 2007 edition of Inside Arts Magazine. The topic? What will my job be like 50 years from now?

When the New York Times announced earlier this fall that the Metropolitan Opera would begin broadcasting live performances in movie theaters in North America and Europe, it was curious to note that this was not the first time the Met had used such a strategy for reaching audiences. In 1952, approximately 70,000 people in 27 cities saw Carmen in movie theaters.

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Allen Johnson: <i>Another You</i> Gets Reviewed Jan 24, 2007

Allen Johnson's New York debut of Another You garnered an amazing review on the nytheater.com website! Awesome.
"... Allen Johnson's Another You is the single most powerful thing I've seen on stage in years. The big picture of the show is that of a man exploring his less-than-traditional relationship with sex, partly as the result of an abusive childhood.

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And more on sculpture in Seattle... Jan 18, 2007

Jen Graves at The Stranger did an interview about sculpture with one of OtB's own esteemed boards members, Eric Fredericksen:

Erik Fredriksen

Awesome, right?

The two discuss sculpture in Seattle, at Western Bridge (Eric's gallery)  and beyond.   Listen to it here.

Posted by Jess

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Historic moment for Seattle - Olympic Sculpture Park Jan 16, 2007

Seattle is so freaking lucky. The new sculpture park is opening this weekend and it is totally breathtaking. I had a little sneak preview a few days ago and feel privileged to live in a town that supports art with such a fabulous, accessible, beautiful and environmental outlook. Chris Rogers (OtB's Board President) was the project manager for the park - he and the rest of the visionaries who advocated for and supported this project should be commended.

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On the Road with Allen Johnson Jan 11, 2007

Allen Johnson’s solo performance Another You is back on the road again. Premiering in last year's Northwest Artist Series here at OtB and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) Time Based Art Festival to much acclaim, Johnson’s show has gone global. Just returning from a three city tour in Germany in early December, Johnson, and crew (sound designer Justin Gerardy, lighting designer Michael White, & director Sean Ryan) met up for a few rehearsals in early January to gear up for Johnson’s upcoming performance at The Public Theater’s UNDER THE RADAR.

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Good News: Forced Entertainment Jan 10, 2007

The good news: Yesterday, I reserved four tickets and a table at Joe's Pub in NYC to see the incomporable Kiki and Herb perform Sun., Jan 21st.  

The bad news: I can't go to Vancouver this week to see the return of theater titans Forced Entertainment to the Northwest corner of North America at the Push Festival. They're performing QUIZOOLA! on January 10th and EXQUISITE PAIN on the 11-13th. Anyone that caught BLOODY MESS last season at OtB knows what a cool opportunity this is see one of the most innovative and entertaining theater companies in the world.

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While 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' doesn't scream OtB to me... Jan 9, 2007

...and  I wouldn't nominate it as our theme song, something about Kiki & Herb performing it feels oh so right and warrants a listen.   Check out this music video to see Kiki & Herb do the song justice (features footage of young Coco!).   And because there isn't nearly enough Kiki & Herb on this blog, please enjoy this photo:

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