NW New Works artist Mike Pham was profiled in a recent episode of Seattle Channel's Art Zone. Check out the feature - which was directed by Dayna Hanson and filmed by Ben Kasulke - on their player (Mike begins at about the 4:15 mark).ï»¿
We're getting close to kicking off yet another amazing NW New Works Festival. Our artists have been hard at work choreographing, costuming, composing, and crafting their pieces for this year's showcases. They took some time out to interview one another about their creative processes. Click on each pair of artists to hear them talking to each other about the work that's being made! [mp3s]
10/11 artist Vivarium Studio won a special citation award for their work L'Effet de Serge. Congrats to Philippe Quesne and company! Here's performer Gaetan Vourc'h receiving on behalf of the crew:
[Photo from broadwayworld.com]
Like the music from "Awesome"'s West? They'll be performing some if this weekend at Sorrento's Night School. The event, brought together by One Pot's Michael Hebb, will also feature Matthew Richter, Sarah Rudinoff and Nick Garrison. Click through for more info.
Congrats are in order to OtB/OntheBoards.tv artist Tommy Smith who just snagged a Lark Fellowship. This grants supports the devlopment of emerging playwrights and comes with some pretty sweet benefits.
Julian Martlew, OtB's Sound Technician extraordinaire and musician (check him out), has started up a blog called Farfetcher in which he chronicles performances he sees around town and the shows he plays. Over the past weekend, Julian was there along with a few other OtBers for the NW New Works previews.
OtB's amazing Development Director, Ariel, is getting hitched this weekend. We took her for an OtB-style bachelorette brunch yesterday at Mecca:
[Photo by Sarah Wilke]
Best wishes to Ariel and her husband-to-be, Tyler!
Best Before is that odd conundrum/enigma of a "play" that's not really a "play" in the traditional sense of the word, but in reality, and in it's completed state, it manages to BECOME a play, meaning that you meet characters, go on a journey and experience complicated human emotions and feeling. There IS growth, and warmth, and fear, and humor, and birth, and death, and longing, and love, and hate and all the other emotions we need to feel/experience in order to be fully realized human beings.