Ambassador Applications Due today! Jun 28, 2013

The deadline for Ambassador Project applications is *today* at 5pm. We’re getting a lot of great applicants for this new program and couldn’t be more excited. Don’t forget to send yours in! 

Download your application here. 

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NW New Works, June 14-16, 2013, Mainstage Showcase Jun 18, 2013

NW New Works, June 14-16, 2013, Mainstage Showcase 

paul budraitis


when the curtains opened

i saw a double image

of a box sitting in water

an illusion

a moment later

& the box wasn't in water

it was just big

twice as high as i thought it was

that gave me a magnitude shift

so he was flying for me

he really was flying

he was a pilot

was it a cargo box?

was he remembering?

the plane is going to crash

i can tell from the recording

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Sending Out a Prayer for the Dead Jun 16, 2013

Second Weekend of the main stage NWNW and it's a full house of gleeful, performance hungry arts enthusiasts. A sardine tin of virtuosity and creative savoir-faire, the show’s already begun with palpable 'kid-in-a-candy-store' vibe bouncing around. Wade and I trade happy face with Dayna and Dave up in the peanut gallery. It's like ping-pong for tequila fueled semi-adults.

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NWNW Festival Weekend 2- Mainstage or How I Love Thee... Jun 16, 2013

I was a little frazzled immediately after I agreed to blog about last night's performances, as an artist involved in the festival (I directed a piece in the Studio showcase, weekend 1) I thought it would be difficult to respond to the work of so many artists that I know closely and I understand the particular experience of showing your work in this particular context...but as it turns out I really want/need to talk about it.

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there is no i in art - only love and death Jun 16, 2013

if u place everything u c outside of yourself (in order to evaluate/normatize it perhaps) there will be nothing left inside to hold you together. senses, means, and ends. something important could happen between us if we can release the binds of convention and allow each other to stand in unabashed truth. a social compact for the arts? 

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Vlogging the NW New Works Festival Weekend 2 Jun 16, 2013

Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger vlogs about the NW New Works Festival after having slept on it.

Amy-Ellen's vlog about the Mainstage  

Amy-Ellen's vlog about the Studio  

Be sure to check the description boxes on each video, Amy-Ellen wrote a little about all of the works there.

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A Sestina for NW New Works Jun 15, 2013

People who are not afraid of dirt,

a man and woman, always moving,

come together to explain the universe.

"We all know it is expanding,"

and "we all know it is contracting."

Some say these ideas are singular--cannot combine.


But these ideas, they must combine!

They must roll their sleeves and dig up dirt,

their time has come to plant some seed, contracting

gardner's thumbs, ready to start moving

down the road to start expanding

their theoretic garden grove. She can open his eyes to a green-colored universe.

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High traffic and parking today Jun 9, 2013

Traffic and parking around OtB and Lower Queen Anne is tricky this weekend with both Mercer Street closures and many graduations at Key Arena. If you are coming to the NW New Works Festival please allow yourself plenty of extra time if driving to the theater or plan for alternative modes of transportation.

Good luck!

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Vlogging the Northwest New Works Festival Jun 9, 2013

Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger vlogs about the NWNW Festival Weekend 1 after having slept on it. 

This video is about the Studio Showcase, Weekend 1


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I arrive via bus, I'm prepared for a variety of feelings, of sights and sounds. I'm excited.  Many friends will be there, many friends are sharing their work I've seen grow and develop and solidify and clarify and discussed over so many months.  The work has now become and I can't wait to be audience to it.

I sit like a sandwich in the middle.  The Studio space full and lots of familiar raisins in this cookie.


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