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Barefooted Truth Apr 29, 2016

The words “let go,” sends five girls, ages nine and ten, into a surreal routine. What must be meticulously choreographed, seems somehow loose and reminiscent. One girl dances as if completely alone, twirling and waving her arms gracefully. The others run back and forth across the tiny stage, arms locked, unified as one. They trade giggles and grins as they jostle up and down. This scene is beautiful.

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Imprints and Reflections Apr 29, 2016

The most formative experiences of our lives are often traumatic. They can occur in the most mundane of settings, highlighting and imprinting fragments of our surroundings that would otherwise slip through the cracks of memory. These facets, these wildly unimportant details, color our memory of traumatic events like distinctive and definite pockmarks.

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Performance Review: NOWNOWNOW Mar 31, 2016

I do Facebook for a living. Day in, day out, I am almost always plugged into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more. To say I’m a nerd for the sociology and psychology of social media would be an understatement. So I found NOWNOWNOW to be a fascinating piece of introspection and commentary. In fact, now that I mention it, introspection and commentary are not only the two narrative devices that Sarah Rudinoff uses in her piece. They’re also the two primary themes she uses to playfully skewer our culture’s use of social media.

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Have We Met in Real Life? My Date With a Stranger for Sarah Rudinoff's NowNowNow Mar 31, 2016

When Sarah Rudinoff found herself at the funeral of an acquaintance whom she mostly knew through the internet, she realized she had made a mistake. She had cast sweeping judgments about this person based on their online persona and dismissed them as someone who was not worth the effort of truly getting to know. But as she listened to the eulogies given by their close friends, by the love overflowing from their words, Rudinoff was forced to confront the fact that she had given nothing to someone who had deserved a great deal more.

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Creating a Sense of Legitimacy - Sarah Rudinoff in The Stranger Mar 28, 2016


photo by Truman Buffet

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Happy That They Shared It: My Date With a Stranger for Dana Michel's Yellow Towel Mar 9, 2016

Part of the fun of lugging total strangers to On the Boards is that I get a dual surprise: I never know what to expect of either the show OR the person I'm about to meet. Awren Schwartz, my stranger for Dana Michel's Yellow Towel, did something awesomely unexpected and arrived at our platonic date with presents.

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Dana’s Michel’s YELLOW TOWEL: Veiled and Vulnerable Mar 8, 2016

Where am I in this?

She is in it for herself.

That’s not a bad thing.

 

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Performance Review: She the Black Child in the House Mar 8, 2016

Joyce Liao is a post-disciplinary artist from Seattle, often using improvised and choreographed movement, writing, videos or visual images as her creative media. This piece of writing is a reflection of the story woven in her mind while watching the performance.

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"Just Sitting Down Seems Impossible" - The Stranger on "Yellow Towel" Mar 6, 2016

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Yellow Towel Review Mar 4, 2016

When I walked into On the Boards last night to view Dana Michel’s Yellow Towel I was already in a mindset of comparisons. It’s often how I process, by comparing things. It’s the wonder of simile and metaphors and the workings of a poet.  Kendrick Lamar’s new album, or rather EP “untitled. unmastered” was set to drop at midnight and as hip hop’s most influential artist currently (in my opinion) I was primed to see what would come of it after the immense success and risk taking and historical relevance that was his previous album To Pimp a Butterfly. See? Comparison.

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