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12 Minutes Max: Leland Leichman Mar 9, 2007

Leland Leichman writes about love, smeared on the walls of a bathroom stall. His life is his favorite movie: SCENE: A bedroom with an apple tree in it. CUT TO: the dog with two different colored eyes. Leland also sings and plays the guitar. His voice sounds like a cross between Mark Lanegan and Stephin Merritt, with a little Tom Waits thrown in. He's got one of those resonator guitars, I think the National tricone style, but I'm not really a guitar guy so I might be wrong. You can hear some of his songs on his myspace page:

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Le Vu Long: <i>Stories of Us</i> <font size=2>by Paige Barnes</font> Mar 9, 2007

Flashing light seemingly incidental, techno beats mixed with indigenous melodic sounds, lights at the same rhythm of the music, simple image, large landscape of doors and windows that were a metaphor to a world beyond. A meditative female who slowly walks away as I hear fairy tale words blended into the musical score that reminded me of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. The room is so quiet that I could hear the thoughts of the person next to me. I didn’t even want to move because of the quiet, sacred manner of the performance,  “something ” was happening.
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Opening Night Mar 8, 2007

Candycorn Vampire The candycorn vampire makes a rare daylight appearance.
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12 Minutes Max #6 Mar 5, 2007

Rob Witmer, one of our esteemed curators for the 12 Minutes Max showcase on March 18 & 19, begins a series of previews of the artists he and Matthew Richter chose for the performance: Does anyone remember the Baithouse restaurant on Seaview? Charles Leggett does. So much that he's written a poem about a live jazz performance he saw there while eating the best crab sandwich in the Seattle. Mr.

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Top 20 Search Strings for February Mar 5, 2007

Our webstats OtB popularity contest tells us that for the third month in a row, Steve Cuiffo of The Foundry Theatre is holding steady at #10... 1. on the 2. on the boards seattle 3. boards 4. 12 minutes 5. seattle on the boards 6. on the boards seattle wa 7. ontheboards.org 8. ontheboards 9. on the boards theater 10. steve cuiffo 11. on the board seattle 12. on the boards theatre 13. otb seattle 14. on the boards theater seattle 15.
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Theatre Replacement: Sexual Practices of the Japanese Feb 24, 2007

Welcome to our blog for Theatre Replacement: Sexual Practices of the Japanese! Leave a comment and give us your thoughts on the show or rate the existing reviews by clicking on the stars to register your opinion.
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Theatre Replacement blog <font size=2>by Gabriel Baron</font> Feb 23, 2007

At one point a designer of an electronic sexual stimulus device accuses a subordinate’s product proposal as  “lacking sophistication ”, a quality the show as a whole has in spades. In another moment, a character points out the Japanese culture’s knack for  “subtlety, understatedness, and Zen ”, qualities I also found in all aspects of the show, particularly the design, beautiful and ordinary, simple and striking.
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Theatre Replacement review <font size=2>by Kate Ratcliffe</font> Feb 23, 2007

Theatre Replacement's "Sexual Practices of the Japanese" makes use of cultural stereotypes similar to a bag of balloons: they blow into them until they're big enough to launch and smack you in the face. Maiko Bae Yamamoto and Manami Hara begin the performance with a strong display of comic interaction and timing with their first of two interspersed absurdly bubbly in-unison-surveys with the "consumer." This simple, effortless way of immediately affiliating with the audience had the effect of removing my predisposed mood of distant observation, replacing it with a consent to follow their som
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