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REVIEW: Art, crime and survival: ‘Awaiting Oblivion’ seeks hope in hopelessness Feb 27, 2017

Originally published February 18, 2017 at 8:00 am
Updated February 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

By Brendan Kiley
Seattle Times staff writer

After his arrest at Occupy Seattle, a local actor and youth homelessness worker corresponded with “AO” — a mysterious graffiti/street artist or artists who mailed him art-based “temporary solutions” to stave off despair. The result, “Awaiting Oblivion,” opens at On the Boards.

“The first step in resistance: Don’t kill yourself.”

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Awaiting Oblivion - Performance Review Feb 27, 2017

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A conversation with Tim Smith Stewart Feb 9, 2017

I confess I like meeting new people though I’m socially awkward and shy. Talking with Tim Smith-Stewart it becomes apparent almost immediately that he’s smart, but not pushy about his knowledge. His natural ability to facilitate shared space made the conversation easy, and he revealed himself as a moral and thorough thinker.

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16/17 Season Artists | Tim Smith-Stewart Jun 29, 2016


photo by Jeffrey Azevedo

Local artists Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffrey Azevedo team up with an anonymous street artist to build innovative, DIY strategies for staying alive in a collapsing empire. Secret messages, street art, shades of dadaism and the insidious of capitalism come together in a poetic  performance featuring an ace team of local collaborators.  

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NW New Works Festival Artists: Tim Smith-Stewart Jun 10, 2015

Tim Smith-Stewart is a Seattle based interdisciplinary artist who uses text as his primary medium for creating performances and installations. Awaiting Oblivion...is a theater performance centered around the messages of "A.O.," an anonymous street artist who has tasked Smith-Stewart with creating a performance as a way to share A.O.'s temporary solutions for navigating the dystopian world we find ourselves in at present.

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