Co-hosted by Washington Ensemble Theatre

Coffee 'n Conversation: Nicola Gunn Feb 16, 2019


Coffee & Conversation with Erin Bednarz, Terrence Pope, Che Ochtli, and Adera Gandy
Sat, Feb 16, 4:15 pm 

FREE with any ticket to Nicola Gunn: Piece for Person & Ghetto Blaster 

Join us in the lobby immediately after the 3 pm performance of Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster for a chat about Gunn's work with an interdisciplinary panel of artists, actors, and organizers, including Terrence Pope, Che Ochtli, Adera Gandy, and host Erin Bednarz, Resident Sound Designer at Washington Ensemble Theatre. (Coffee is on the house!) 

Note: Tickets to the 3pm performance of Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster are available on a sliding scale, starting at $10! Get tickets 

The lobby will close promptly at 5:30 pm in preparation for the evening performance. 

Coffee & Conversation is an ongoing collaboration between On the Boards and Washington Ensemble Theatre to explore the ideas and definitions of contemporary theatre. Our last gathering discussed Andrew Schneider's AFTER.


Adera Gandy is an actress, voiceover artist, and cosmopolitan woman hailing from Des Moines, Washington. She’s passionate about theatre, travel, empathy, the collective consciousness, and personal growth. She’s interested in how these aspects inform her own process, with the aim of creating work that is spiritually stirring.

Che Ochtli is an artist, medical advocate, and health systems organizer. Their work aims to actualize liberation-centered frameworks that honor people's intersectionalities, provide access to equitable healthcare, and allow for a sensory lens to multimedia art. 

Terrence Pope is formerly of the Baltimore DIY theater community, a retired bartender, and an organizer-lite. He has spent the last 3 years working toward a graduate degree focused on issues of institutional bias - or - becoming an insufferable nobody with an education.

Erin Bednarz is an interdisciplinary artist currently based out of Seattle, WA. A working performer, producer, dramaturg, DJ, and designer of 8 years, her off-broadway, national and institutional work includes Rattlestick Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Red Bull Theater, Magic Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, On The Boards, and American Contemporary Theatre Seattle, among others. She has held sound design residencies at University of Washington, Seattle University and Cornish College of the Arts, and recently became the first female recipient of the Gregory Award in outstanding sound design. Erin has served on 14/48 Invitations, Seattle Fringe Festival and Gregory Award Nominator committees, and is co-founder of new play accelerator Umbrella Project. Her produced work has gained literary nods from HowlRound, CityArts, and Encore. Erin’s late band Hearts Are Thugs was featured on television network The CW and earned her a 2015 RAW Artist Award. As a dramaturg, Erin is co-founder of new play accelerator Umbrella Project and co-creator of Cheat Day Collective, a 4Culture grant funded project. She is resident sound designer at Washington Ensemble Theatre and artist liaison with LiveGirls! Theatre.