NW NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2018
Jun 8 - 10, 2018
Studio & Merrill Theaters
Welcome to Weekend 1 of the 2018 NW New Works Festival! Since 1983, NWNW has celebrated the dynamic arts community of the Pacific NW and served as a platform for new art from a wide range of performance disciplines. This year, 16 companies/individual artists working across dance, theater, music, performance, and film were selected from Washington, Oregon, and Alberta. These artists will showcase their new and in-progress performance works (all under 20 minutes) over the course of 2 weekends, on 2 stages.
Save when you purchase tickets to more than one showcase!
1 showcase: $16
2 showcases: $22
3 showcases: $27
4 showcases: $34
If available, single tickets and showcase packages can be purchased online until one hour before each showcase.
Fri, Jun 8 at 8 pm | Sat-Sun, Jun 9-10 at 5 pm
Smitty Buckler: The Most Popular Unpopular (Performance/Dance | Seattle)
Casting a spell to transmute physical pain and memory into motion to gain a cathartic sense of self and loss of identity.
Allie Hankins: Invisible Touch (Dance/Performance | Portland)
An absurdist and recursive lecture comprised of five shimmies, five tools of manipulation, some surprising sentimentality, and one very charming orator.
Susan Lieu: 140 Pounds (Theater | Seattle)
The true story of a daughter’s quest to know her deceased mother and the plastic surgeon who killed her.
“Majinn” Mike O’Neal: Your Thoughts, My Reality (Dance | Tacoma)
An internal dialogue about people’s opinion of who I am versus the multiple truths and realities I live day to day.
Sat–Sun, Jun 9-10 at 8 pm
Kiana Harris: AJE IJO Dance Film Series Installment 3: 'Rivers of Nine' (Dance Film | Seattle)
Interrogates the western gender binary and elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of black & African diasporic people [of all genders] that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.
The Horse in Motion: The Great Noise (Music/Theater | Seattle)
Witch, please. Pop music, 17th century Sweden, and phallic puppets come together for an unexpected twist on the history we know well: The Witch Hunt.
Elby Brosch: Falling Short (Dance | Seattle)
A transman’s playfully tragic exploration of 90s masculinity, the failing veneer of perfected manhood. Who is the man I was never supposed to be?
Angel Alviar-Langley “Moonyeka”: In The White Frame (Performance/Dance | Seattle)
In The White Frame explores how mixed people grapple with white framing* in “post racial” America.
*Joe R. Feagin’s theory The White Racial Frame as interpreted by Sharon H. Chang in Raising Mixed Race
NW New Works Festival 2018 is supported by 4Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
On the Boards’ 17/18 season is supported by the Boeing Company, Garneau-Nicon Family Foundation, Microsoft, The Tulalip Tribe, and ArtsFund.
NWNW Festival is produced by Charles Smith, Director of Program Management.