Sneak a peek at weekend two's performances! Jun 16, 2012

Here's a quick look at what's happening this weekend at the NW New Works Festival:

[Erin Pike]

[Maureen Whiting Company]

[Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble]

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Sneak a peek at weekend one's mainstage Jun 9, 2012

Here's a glimpse at what happened during today's dress rehearsal. Thanks to Tim Summers for the photos!


[Mike Pham]

[Sara Edwards & The People's Grand Opera]

[Kate Wallich & Crew]

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Weekend One Mainstage Showcase is music-heavy and video-heavy--and so good Jun 9, 2012

Hand2Mouth's "Something's Got Ahold of My Heart" features at first a plaid clad ensemble telling and the sweet-tragic narrative of a blessed-by-a-curse love triangle. Voices transpose for other actors and the image of, "where we can just sit and hold each others darkness," really got me--and had my fellow dress-rehearsal attendee checking her mascara for smears. The self-sufficient ensemble moves around their own equipment in plain sight and is even their own band--the piece transforms into something of a rock opera.

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Weekend One Studio Showcase: there were bodies, and then there were animal bodies Jun 9, 2012

It begins with Tahni Holt's "Sunshine" begins with the word "Satisfaction" written in neon pink spray paint on an unfolded box. The piece sets up fluctuating dualities between artificial and natural (are we able to find satisfaction in either?). With his back to us, Robert Tyree's sequin-ey black sweatsuit was a body-size garbage bag and Lucy Yim's recycling bin blue dress a sparkly piece of re-purposed plastic. Kraft paper feather-wings taped to Yim's arms made me think of the paper as skin and her skin as paper.

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Sneak a peek at the weekend one studio performances Jun 8, 2012

Tim Summers photographed last night's dress rehearsal for the Studio Theater showcase in weekend one of the festival. Take a gander at what's happening tonight through Sunday:

[Tahni Holt]

[Danny Herter]

[Corrie Befort]

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Preview the festival! Jun 6, 2012

Crosscut has a the downlow on this year's festival. Give it a gander: "When the creative process is the main act"

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2012 NW New Works install info May 31, 2012

The 2012 NW New Works Festival includes an intimate installation by KT Niehoff/Lingo Productions, Paper Trail.
Paper Trail takes place in three performance cycles on Sunday, June 17th from 4:45pm-6:30pm. The performance is intimate in scale, and only 45 festival ticket holders (a maximum of 15 per showing) will be able to access this special festival offering.

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NW New Works on the cover of the A&P Mar 28, 2012

Today The Stranger launched the A&P, a quarterly arts magazine with comprehensive arts listings for everything coming up in the Seattle area in the next few months. We're thrilled to have 2012 NW New Works artist Mike Pham represented on the cover:

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2012 NW New Works lineup is LIVE Dec 16, 2011

The lineup for the 2012 NW New Works Festival was announced today. More information about the artists will be released in the spring, but check out this goodness in the meantime:

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