I heart links (sausage, too) Feb 16, 2007

How about a little pre-12mm study guide? Here you go.

Here's where I work. Here's where Eric works. We LOVE art! It's true!

Here is Eagle Quest

Tom Blood - here and here

Read More

More Loaded Rifles Feb 16, 2007

Wow, you're so smart to remember that Chekov loaded rifle quote. I am so excited about the BMX ballet! The video from last year's NWFF Bike-In was great - and I like to see the OTB sidewalks used for more that loitering smokers.

I was talking to Mike Pham, of Helskinki Syndrome. His tech is at 9 freaking 30 A.M. So if he looks sleepy when you see him singing "We Didn't Start The Fire" at karaoke after Sunday night's show, that's why.

Ok. I need to feed our child some dinner now. Blog less, parent more. Parent smarter, not harder? Blog harder, not smarter?

Read More

12 Minutes Magic Feb 15, 2007

Here's the link to Brendan Kiley's Stranger Suggests posting:

It's for Monday--remember the show's on Sunday too.

So, the show.  It's got  lots of dance, people new to OtB and familiar faces.  It's got a poet from Portland, Tom Blood, playing with  members of the Watery Graves.  (We saw Tom Blood on a bill Matthew Stadler put together at Elliott Bay Books.

Read More

Allen Johnson's triumphant return to OtB Feb 15, 2007

We are super-excited to announce that Allen Johnson will be back at OtB with a special one-night-only reprise of Another You on March 16th. Since premiering at OtB and PICA in the fall of 2005, the show has travelled to Iowa, Leipzig, Berlin, Frankfurt, New York City and just finished an amazing run in Glasgow, Scotland.

Read More

You're not lame, Sweetie. You just don't know what people really want. Feb 15, 2007

They want gifts and prizes! Right?

I no longer feel a need to sing an introduction song, but if I have my druthers, there will be audience gifts. Nothing big. Just something nice. Like a beer. Or a new key ring. Or a pet rock! Maybe Eric won't even have to know. Maybe I will just sneak them in - and between you and me - you might find something awesome under your chair.

I am really excited about this weekend. Yesterday, I was walking through the museum and, well, I just had to give Ben Miller (of Eagle Quest) a hug.

Read More

Feb 12MM Thoughts - Curated by Eric Fredericksen and Betsey Brock Feb 14, 2007

Betsey and I agreed (actually, asked) to guest-curate an episode of 12 Minutes Max for a number of reasons, most reducing to the unvarnished fun of the evenings. We were curious to see some new work by new faces, and we had some ideas for artists to invite to audition. The result of the audition is four or five artists who've never trod On the Boards, some favorites from seasons and festivals past trying out new work (under new names), and one ringer--I'll get to all that in later posts.

Read More

More on Pappa Tarahumara Feb 7, 2007

We just posted the English translation of our audio interview with Artistic Director *Hiroshi Koike* in the reviews section of the blog. Thanks to *Maika Misumi* and *Michael Katayama* for conducting and translating the interview!

Thanks also to *Sasha Su-Ling Welland* who gave a great Pre-show Talk on opening night. Sasha provided us with a quick history of the evolution of the modern girl in Japan...


Read More

Pappa Tarahumara: Interview with Hiroshi Koike Feb 5, 2007

For this show, we invited Seattle-based choreographer/dancer Maika Misumi and her husband Michael Katayama to interview Pappa T artistic director Hiroshi Koike in Japanese.

If you speak Japanese, you can listen to the interview here

If you don't speak Japanese I encourage you to read the English transcript of the audio interview... especially if you saw the show.


Read More