In memory: Bruce Wylie Sep 24, 2010

by Jessica

Bruce Wylie, a long-time force in the Seattle performing arts community, died July 2nd of pancreatic cancer. Bruce was a principal performer and co-artistic director of the Seattle Mime Theater from its inception in 1981, a time when Mime was a dynamic force in experimental theatre. As a creator, director and performer, Bruce was involved in the creation of dozens of original works that constantly pushed the boundaries of movement theatre. The company also worked with Choreographer Pat Graney, Improviser Matt Smith, and Director Rita Giomi, amongst others, and performed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, at at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he met his wife, Dancer/Choreographer Sally Sykes. As a stage designer, he created props, sets, and costumes, including a 20 foot revolving teeter totter, a giant hydraulic trampoline bed and a 10-foot set of walkable chicken legs.  Bruce also has performed at On the Boards, both in 12 Minutes Max and Northwest New Works. He led workshops for children across Washington and 43 other States.

The Sep 2010 12 Minutes Max is dedicated to his memory.