Tim Smith-Stewart, Jeffrey Azevedo

Artist Conversation at the Cloud Room May 6, 2020


A conversation with Artistic Director Rachel Cook and 18/19 Artists-in-Residence Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffrey Azevedo hosted by The Cloud Room and On the Boards.

May 6, 6:30PM PST

Join Artistic Director Rachel Cook for an introduction to and evolution of 18/19 Artists-in-Residence Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffrey Azevedo's project Salvage Rituals.

This event is free with pre-registration! RSVP here and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tim Smith-Stewart is a queer interdisciplinary artist who uses text as his primary medium for creating installations and performances. He was recently a resident artist in the spring 2018 PICA Creative Exchange Lab cohort. 

Jeffrey Azevedo is a Seattle-based theater artist and the managing director of Washington Ensemble Theatre. As an actor Azevedo has performed in the Washington Ensemble Theatre’s productions of Cherdonna’s Doll’s HouseThe Things Are Against Us, and Teh Internet is Serious Business. He holds degrees in Theater Arts and Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 

In 2017, Smith-Stewart and Azevedo premiered Awaiting Oblivion... at On the Boards and The Perpetual Insurrection of Claude Cahun at the Henry Art Gallery. They have also presented performances at On the Boards' NW New Works Festival, Risk/Reward (Portland), Velocity Dance Center,  and Fresh Oysters Performance Research (Minneapolis), as well as installations at New Tomorrow, Erasure (curated by Lion’s Main Art Collective), and the Lofi Arts Festival. From 2010-2013 they co-created The Eternal Glow Project—a four part performance/installation which premiered work at The Seattle Center Next50, OtB's NW New Works Festival, and the Lofi Arts Festival.


Salvage Rituals invites the audience into the first iteration of an ongoing community practice and dance party. Born from a private ritual to mourn friends very much alive but lost to unsupported neurodivergence and addiction, Salvage Rituals is interested in the potential of communal ritual intersecting with DIY engineering as an embodied practice of mutualism/mutual aid. A rigorous movement score takes place on a hexagonal platform constructed of piezoelectric tiles, which transforms the mechanical stress from the performers' bodies into electrical current, actively powering the stage lights.

Performers/collaborators include Alyza DelPan-Monley, Sophie Franco, Alice Gosti, Alexandra Harding, Erin McCarthy, Stefan Richmond, Charles Smith-Stewart, and Paul Smith-Stewart. The performance culminates in a dance party featuring DJ Alice.


In its lofty perch above Chophouse Row, The Cloud Room provides a warm and lushly appointed shared workspace and cultural venue. The Cloud Room is enriched by the diversity and entrepreneurial talent of its members, many of whom are drawn from Seattle’s deep-rooted arts, music and media industries. In addition to fostering member businesses and entrepreneurs, the Cloud Room is proud to offer a curated event series with local thought leaders, community wellness partnerships, an exceptional bar program and a rooftop lounge overlooking the city.