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NW New Works Festival Artists: Faith Helma May 28, 2015

Faith Helma is a fearless performer, creator, teacher, and theater-maker. She makes solo and ensemble work with Portland's Hand2Mouth Theater, of which she is a co-founder. Helma's NWNW performance delves into the somewhat dubious world of self-help seminars. Get ready to meet a personal trianer for your creative mind!

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NW New Works Festival Artists: Markeith Wiley May 20, 2015

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TATTOO TOUR and FIELD OF DREAMS | 14/15 SEASON MINI-SODES Jun 19, 2014

Field of Dreams, good & evil, and building a community to support the arts: OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski and sidekick Erin Jorgensen cover this and more in their in-depth conversation at the Streamline Tavern.

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NW NEW WORKS WEEK 2 Jun 16, 2014

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Helena Theatre Company

I was very excited to see Helena Theatre Company on the bill, precisely because they are from Helena. One of the great things about NWNW is that we get to see performers from so many different areas.

The show didn't disappoint. The conversation about funding, and the effect that has on the art, is an important one. It was presented here in a thoughtful, and fun, way.

 

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NW New Works Festival – June 13-15 Jun 16, 2014

Deserving Art by Helena Theatre Company – During the piece I kept trying to pull myself back and not to be distracted by my own thoughts. “Funding is the beginning of magic” – I pondered on this phrase….. “or something else?” I thought of the image of empty audience seats in the opening night of independent-produced shows. Where were the people? When Alex, the Program Director of the NEA, approved the project proposal of his dear Uncle Mike, I thought of the way artists also would relate to each other.

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NW New Works MainStage Weekend #2 Jun 15, 2014

There’s something so satisfying, so fundamentally fulfilling watching (and listening!), to David Schmader as he sets up the hallowed arena of OTB’s stage for a game/set/match of a tortuous, surgically precise rib tickling. With his own dapper clown self being the main target, he lobs a great volley of clever essay eviscerating the Grand Arts Tradition. The inevitable metamorphosis into his day-glo doppelgänger of a nasty/sweet surprise will make you piss yourself. I hero worship.

 

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Side Show | New Works New Wines with Jameson Fink & Rainbow Fletcher Jun 14, 2014

Onthe Boards Ambassador Jameson Fink interviews NW New Works artist Rainbow Fletcher performing June 7 - 8 2014 | Sat & Sun 8pm.

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Side Show | New Works New Wines with Jameson Fink, Ed Noonan and Kevin Casey Jun 14, 2014

Onthe Boards Ambassador Jameson Fink interviews NW New Works artists Ed Noonan and Kevin Casey performing June 13 - 15 2014.

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Artist Party & Karaoke Jam Jun 13, 2014

Join us Sunday June 15 from 10pm in the studio theater for a NW New Works Festival closing party. Raise a glass to performing artists, mingle with audience members, sing some karaoke hits, and thank Festival Director Sean Ryan for his DECADE of hard work.

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2014 Festival Artists: Molly Sides Jun 13, 2014

What to say about dancer/performer/choreographer/musician/awesome human being Molly Sides?

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