Markeith Wiley

Working (Undecided Title)
Apr 9 - 12, 2020


Thu, Apr 9, 8 PM
Fri, Apr 10, 8 PM
Sat, Apr 11, 8 PM
Sun, Apr 12, 5 PM 

Working (Undecided Title) or W(UT) is a lyric poem that takes place inside a dance party, a series of happenings based on the themes of resistance and resilience. It asks all involved to make decisions and be in the present moment. W(UT) will create an abstract community that closes the gap between thinker and doer, giver and receiver, producer and consumer, Me and You and You and You, audience and artist, revealing how we are all performers.

About the Artist 

California native Markeith Wiley is a multi-dimensional art maker, who creates out of necessity. His vast movement vocabulary spans a lifetime of influences. As of late this anti-social extrovert dabbles in dance, sound, theater, a combo of all three or none of the above. Wiley has been an arts educator in Seattle for a while now. When they are not in the studio you can find Markeith at Rainier Dance Center in Rainier Beach or on Capitol Hill as a managing artist director at Studio Current or choreographing with both Seattle Children’s Theatre & 5th Avenue Theatre. 

Markeith holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts and has performed or collaborated with too many national/international artists to name. In the evenings Wiley hosts a DJ event at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar with fellow music enthusiast Alice Gosti and has started a monthly performance party at Studio Current called SC Sessions. Wiley was a member of the 2014 City Arts Future List & also graced the cover of the magazine in 2016. 

Photo by: Loren Othen

Commissioned by On the Boards through the 18/19 Artists-in-Residence Program