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[Ode to] Little Brown Mushrooms Oct 7, 2016

Review by Michelle Peñaloza, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

Alan Sutherland’s Little Brown Mushrooms is part inside joke, part memoir-dreamscape, part praise poem, part science lesson, part how-to, naturalist lecture, part self-help lesson, part life affirmation, and part Public Service Announcement on the merits of psychedelics, experimentation, and the outdoors.

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Journey Back Home Sep 24, 2016

Verdensteatret Bridge over Mud is a perfect theater, the one that reminds of theater Edward Gordon Craig’s evokes in his essay “The Actor and the Ubermarionette.” “If you can find in nature a new material, one which has never been used by man to give form to his thoughts,” writes Craig, “then you can say that you are on the high road towards creating a new art. For you have found that by which you can create it.” (EGC, “The Actor and the Ubermarionette”, The Mask, Vol. 1. p.

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"If a City Could Have a Nightmare, It Would Look Like Bridge Over Mud" - The Stranger Previews Verdensteatret Sep 23, 2016

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Bridge Over Mud - The Audience Has Spoken Sep 23, 2016

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"Psychedelic Norwegian Theater" - The Seattle Times on Verdensteatret Sep 22, 2016

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NW New Works Festival 2016 Studio Showcase – Weekend 2 Jun 20, 2016

I find myself watching these piece wondering if all art is political, than does all art propose its utopian end? So in an offering of hubristic failure I give these projections from, about and ultimately onto these works of art. Arrogant as all audiences must be, to take someone’s art and decide what it means, how it is valuable, where it might lead us. A failure since I start off wrong, missing the point, wondering in the dark of my ignorance and limited experience.


NW New Works Festival 2016 Studio Showcase – Weekend 2 

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To Do: a reaction to nw new works mainstage showcase, weekend 2 Jun 20, 2016


Ryan Vinson learns this human thing through words, voice, and movement. He's performed with Victoria Jacobs, The New Animals, Laura Aschoff, and PE|Mo; makes music under the name sketch lightly; and is one half of duo Said the Starling. He's also a writing teacher.

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WHO'S WHO: A Reaction to NW New Works Studio Showcase, Weekend 2 Jun 18, 2016


Ryan Vinson learns this human thing through words, voice, and movement. He's performed with Victoria Jacobs, The New Animals, Laura Aschoff, and PE|Mo; makes music under the name sketch lightly; and is one half of duo Said the Starling. He's also a writing teacher.

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Being (Black) Me at NW New Works Festival 2016 – Weekend 1 Jun 13, 2016

MY INITIAL THOUGHTS WHILE WATCHING THE FIRST 3 PIECES OF THE MAINSTAGE SHOWCASE:

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The Shit is FRESH Jun 12, 2016

How to belong, how to betray, how do we say what we say when we say

Kaktus Kolache
Saturated film reference, angsty jest, and "Can I understand this way of life?"
How much distraction do we need, want, desire, reject?
Community bound by food, families and history are bound by recipes, and Coley gave me a Psychedlia of being-ness.
Her howling made me happy and fed, and connected to. Next time, can we sing a long?

Allie Hankins + Rachhel Dichter

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