16/17 Season Artists | Tiago Rodrigues Jun 29, 2016
photo by Magda Bizarro
Portuguese Renaissance man (theater, film, TV, dance) makes his Seattle debut with a profound and revolutionary piece centered around the memorization of a Shakespeare sonnet in real time. Rodrigues aids the willing soldiers (audience members!) in memorization with help from poet Boris Pasternak, sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, literary critic George Steiner and his own grandmother. Battling the ever-present threat of fascism with poetry, this emotionally moving and direct piece only ends when all the soldiers know the words by heart.