Gob Squad

Super Night Shot Sep 6, 2014

Photo by Prudence Upton

$25 • SOLD OUT Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater

For ONE NIGHT ONLY, the streets of Lower Queen Anne will become a film set for four artists on a mission: to make everyday life as passionate and thrilling as a Hollywood blockbuster.

The artists take to the streets around sunset. Armed with cameras they begin a frantic search for heroes, villians, the ideal location, and the perfect kiss. Every passerby becomes a potential extra with the power to change the script. After an hour of filming, they’ll rush back to the theater, where their footage will be synced live before the awaiting audience. What kind of movie will we see? What kind of city is Seattle? What sort of human beings are we?

We’ll gather for a pre-show tailgate party around 7:00pm. Grab a drink, a bite to eat, and get to know your neighbors as you get ready to cheer for our city and the people in it.

The War on Anonymity is about to begin.

GOB SQUAD is a German/British artist collective. Obsessed with finding the beautiful in the banal, their work combines theater, art, media, and “real life” – with unexpected and profound results. Everyday people become artists, and everyday experience becomes magical. Their work explores the collective experience of modern human beings. They were last seen at OtB in 2012 with Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had it So Good).