Special Events Archive

NW New Works 2019

June 12 - 16, 2019

Welcome to the 36th annual NW New Works Festival! 

Since 1983, the NW New Works Festival (NWNW) has celebrated the dynamic arts community of the Pacific Northwest, showcasing established and emerging artists from a wide range of performance disciplines. Over its 36 years, NW New Works has become a touchstone for some of the most innovative emergent performance in our region. 

Joyce Rosario Lecture

May 11, 2019

Starting with the 18/19 Season a new program brings curators from around the world to Seattle, where they will conduct studio visits with local artists and deliver a public lecture about their work. Learn more about this series

Joyce Rosario
Sat, May 11, 3 pm  


General admission
$25 covers the average, per-ticket cost of staging this event

Spectacle Spectacular 14: I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR

May 4, 2019

Become famous at OUR factory.

Reflecting the vision of On the Boards
Peering into the future
Celebrating our creative community

Erin Markey Master Class With Erin Markey

May 4, 2019

Sat, May 4, 2019
The Studio Theater
11 AM – 2 PM

Performance Lab: Pal•imp•sest

April 24, 2019

Performance Lab

Weds, Apr 24, 7pm

In the Merrill Theater 

palimpsest /ˈpaləm(p)ˌsest/ (noun): something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.

Michelle Ellsworth Post-Verbal Social Network

April 4 - 6, 2019

Thu, Apr 4
Fri, Apr 5
Sat, Apr 6

The performance is open between 1:45 pm-4:45 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm each day. Patrons should allow at least 45 minutes to experience the choreography. 



General Admission 

Tickets to Post-Verbal Social Network allow access to the installation for up to 2.5 hours. 

Michelle Ellsworth The Rehearsal Artist

April 4 - 6, 2019

Thu, Apr 4
Fri, Apr 5
Sat, Apr 6

Though many of the performances are at capacity, and unavailable online, there are two walk-up tickets available for most performances, and PLENTY of tickets are available for The Post Verbal Social Network.

Afternoon Performances: 1:15 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm
Evening Performances: 6:30 pm, 7:15 pm, 8 pm, 8:45 pm 

Michelle EllsworthApril 2019

April 4 - 6, 2019

On the Boards is thrilled to present a weekend of site-specific choreography by Michelle Ellsworth. Follow these links to find out more about each event and purchase your tickets: 

Michelle EllsworthArtist Talk

April 3, 2019

Wed, Apr 3

Reception at 7 pm 

Talk at 7:30 pm 

In conjunction with the presentation of The Rehearsal Artist and Post-Verbal Social Network (Apr 4-6), Michelle Ellsworth will give an artist talk about her work. There will be a short reception for guests starting at 7 pm in our lobby; the talk will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. 

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

March 29 - 30, 2019

Fri, Mar 29, 8 pm
Sat, Mar 30, 8 pm

Presented by Seattle Theatre Group at The Moore Theatre, in association with On the Boards.