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“Germinal” is Cerebral Celebration of Discovery and Empathy Sep 27, 2014

"Germinal at On the Boards could be described as 'an acclaimed French play that humorously addresses ontological and epistemological concepts—and teleology—with a minimalist set.' In the parlance of the play itself, it might also be described as 'not poc poc.' In the future, I will simply say it is one of the most refreshing, exuberant and clever explorations of human consciousness I have ever seen on the stage.

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GERMINAL | OtB Builds the Set with the Germinal Crew Sep 26, 2014

OtB's production crew gets busy with the French tech team as they put together the intricate and multi-layered set for GERMINAL. 

Sep 25 - 28, 2014 | BUY TICKETS

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What you'll hear in our lobby during GERMINAL Sep 25, 2014

Ambassador Theresa Crim partnered with Seattle-based creative director Strath Shepard to pull together a playlist for the OtB lobby during GERMINAL. The list consists of 52 songs - a song for each week of a calendar year, "each song represents a different aspect of building or destroying or transcending a civilization."

 Check out the playlist below and buy your tickets now to experience the magic yourself.

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"...we wanted to break the stage, literally break it" – an interview with Defoort and Goerger Sep 24, 2014

In GERMINAL YOU REINVENT THE UNIVERSE, NO LESS! HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO WORK WITH SUCH A VAST BASIC PREMISE?


It was a crazy gamble. We imagined starting all over from scratch, organizing a finite universe consisting of only four people on an 8m by 10m stage. Those four people would grow and mature according to a somewhat Darwinian logic, like a theory of evolution pushed to the limit.

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OtB Interviews Halory and Antoine Sep 24, 2014

OtB's Erin Jorgensen talks with French artists Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger about their work GERMINAL. How they talk about their piece, how they started working together, interview strategies, and most importantly - what's in their suitcase.

BUY TICKETS | SEP 25 - 28, 2014


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Germinal - "This is why live performance exists." Sep 22, 2014

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Germinal is "...an exceptionally inventive exploration of creativity, curiosity, and joy" Sep 22, 2014

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OtB in the A&P Fall Arts Guide Sep 12, 2014

Lots of OtB presence in The Stranger's A&P Fall Arts guide!

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Goerger & Defoort Interview on OK Radio Sep 11, 2014

"'I think love in that process is...being able to let the other one go his own way, even if you think 'oh god, this is crappy.'" –Halory Goerger

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Contemporary Dance vs. Rock n' Roll Sep 10, 2014

Can contemporary dance and rock n' roll ever be friends? 

Halory Goerger (as contemporary dance) and Arnaud Boulogne (as rock n' roll) do some side-by-side comparisons of the two via walking, talking, breathing, standing, fashion, coolness-factor, and more.

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