Jun 15 - 17, 2018

Studio & Merrill Theaters

Welcome to Weekend 2 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. 

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See the Weekend 1 showcases →

NWNW Ticket Packages

Save when you purchase tickets to more than one showcase! If available, single tickets and showcase packages can be purchased online until one hour before each showcase.

1 showcase: $16
2 showcases: $22
3 showcases: $27
4 showcases: $34

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Showcase 3 at NW New Works Festival

Studio Theater
Fri, Jun 15 at 8 pm | Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17 at 5 pm 


Boon: o c e a n   c a n ‘ t   s w i m   [part 1] (Music/Theater | Seattle)
Rap verses wrap ‘round a modern myth of rhythmic prose—the story of a man, his anxiety, and his developing relationship with the ocean.

Pam Tzeng: “SHE and...he” by Jo-Lee (Performance/Dance | Calgary, Alberta)
SHE who discovers, embodies, and confronts the ‘asian mystique’...and he who holds the world with wonderbread existence. Pleasure and shame climax to transform Jo-Lee (and John’s) questionable reality.

Eli Steffen: War (Performance | Seattle)
War is an exploration of how we construct masculinity and whiteness through a reimagining of the card game War. Using faux-rituals around a deck of “socialization” cards, Eli and an audience member will play until the game is won. What does winning really mean and how far are we willing to go to finish the game?

Malicious Allure: Unladylike (Dance/Performance | Seattle) 
A reminder to the world: femininity is nothing to be mocked nor provoked.

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NW New Works Festival 2018: Showcase 4

Merrill Theater
Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17 at 8 pm    

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Alicia Mullikin | MORENA: REINA (Dance | Seattle)
An exploration of the innate beauty and power that comes from women of color. Through a multi-cultural cast, familial histories, and emotional experiences, four women will reveal the queen that lies within.

ilvs strauss: desert/DESERT (Performance | Seattle)
A solo journey into the desert in search of god, self, happiness. Drugs were involved.

Fausto Rivera and Cheryl Delostrinos of Au Collective: Tequila con miel y limón (Dance | Seattle)
A remedy: cough syrup, un jarabe. The cure for contemporary maladies comes in multiple forms—including the relationships that sustain us.

Rainbow Fletcher/HYPERNOVA: Eleven Eleven: A High-Energy Meditation on Coincidence (Dance/Film | Seattle)
Coincidence can be interpreted as fate, chance, accident, or design. Dance and film illuminate the moment when two unexpected things align in time and space.

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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.