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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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1,2,3,4 - NW New Works Performance Review: Week 1 Studio Theater Jun 11, 2016

1.The southwest inspires extremes in a way the pacific northwest tends to mute them. In the high desert the summers scorch, the winters freeze, water is a scarcity until it flash floods, and life seems to hang on by a tenacious and ferocious patience. I remember walking past juniper scrubs that were over a thousand years old. I imagined living there but I felt like the extremes would push me to my edge and then past it.

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A Review in Images - NWNW Weekend One Studio Theater Jun 11, 2016

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Eleven Sentences for Employee of the Year May 2, 2016

Eleven Sentences for Employee of the Year

How old were you when you were eleven years old?

Employee of the Year, you are now three years old.

How old were you when you were three years old?

I was in an audience watching Employee of the Year.

How old were you when you had your first performance evaluation?

What do you see, on a scale of 1-10, in your favorite song or shadow?

On a scale of 1-10, what's your worst memory?

On a scale of 1-10, what's your most expensive memory?

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A Testament to the Power of Simplicity May 2, 2016

Employee of the Year is a testament to the power of simplicity...

...and it’s got me thinking about the impact of unadorned story telling and the truth seeking that ends up defining who we are.

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Employee of the Year Responses May 2, 2016

This evening I watched the performance Employee of the Year. I can’t call it a play because it’s deliverance and cast were so unique. Instead of having millions of dollars worth of props, costumes and sets all they had were their shadows and a carpet. They still managed to convey a beautiful and heart wrenching story. The five girls switched off, each playing a different part of J’s life. The many time jumps and opinions meld together to form a perfectly intense story about a girl’s life long search for her mother.

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A little something Apr 29, 2016

There are many good reasons to see 600 Highwaymen’s Employee of the Year. In fact, all of the usual good reasons are accounted for. Beautiful performances and writing. Light, set and sound design. The vibe. The event. Everything is in order. 5 stars out of 5 for real.

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