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It's in the transitions (or maybe not) Oct 16, 2009

I've never seen Reggie Watts live. Nor have I seen Tommy Smith live.

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A Transition formula Oct 15, 2009

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Transition on Seattlest and Take 21 Oct 15, 2009

From Seattlest:

It's a little bit hard to explain Reggie Watts. Wikipedia calls him a "multidisciplinary comedic performer," and while that's accurate, it fails to capture the weirdness of his material. What would you call this? Hip hop Andy Kaufman? Comedy Girl Talk?

From Take 21 (Nancy Guppy's blog):

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OtB Exclusive Interview with Reggie Watts Oct 15, 2009

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The Stranger on Transition Oct 15, 2009

If you pick up a copy of the Stranger right now, here's how their short blurb for Transition reads:

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The Big Deal Oct 15, 2009

If you regularly read this blog, you know On the Boards is the place in Seattle to see the best in contemporary performance. The Inter/National Series brings just that - performance groups from outside Seattle, giving locals a taste of what's going on outside of our city. Some of these groups have never presented in Seattle, some are making a welcome return, and some may never come back. These opportunities are HUGE - for artmakers and art spectators alike - the best in the world here in your backyard. You either see it, or you don't. And you definitely don't want to miss it.

The very same can be said of On the Boards' NW Artist Series which starts this week with Reggie Watts | Tommy Smith - Transition.

Where do you think superstars of the performance world started? On the local level. And On the Boards is doing their part to showcase up-and-coming artists with roots in the Pacific Northwest region to present what is the future of contemporary performance - theater, dance, and music. Here's why you shouldn't miss it...

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"Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith's Long Road Back to On the Boards" Oct 14, 2009

Jeremy Barker from theSunBreak sat down with Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith for along interview in the OtB mainstage lobby. Here's what he had to say about the experience:

Tommy Smith and Reggie Watts don't so much talk to you when they sit down to discuss their work as banter. No doubt this owes something to their process for creating Watts's onstage material, which involves Watts calling Smith up at odd hours with whatever ideas have popped into his head, so the two can discuss, write them down, come back to them later, and maybe somehow turn it into something.

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Seattle Weekly recommends Transition Oct 13, 2009

Margaret Friedman previews Transition opening this weekend at OtB:

Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith, like most artists today, are seeking the holy grail of "what’s next" in the post-Aristotelian era of storytelling.

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Reggie sightings on the KEXP blog Oct 9, 2009

A detailed account from 2008 of Reggie Watts sightings throughout the Seattle area:

This amazing being is native to the Seattle area but has been known to migrate around the world. Recently though, scientists have been able to find evidence of him nesting in the New York City area. Easily identifiable by his unique hair pattern he also has an extremely distinctive call that utilizes his massive vocal range and digital tape loop device to create songs that are part funk, part soul and part comedy.

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ArtZone recommends Transition Oct 9, 2009

ArtZone host Nancy Guppy recommends Transition around the 22 minute Mark. Watch the video on the Seattle Channel site.

(and watch afterwards to see Waxie Moon!)

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