The Star sat down with Night and Day Film Noir Series’ curator, Brandon Ryan, and discussed what he aims to do with the series, why he feels particularly drawn to Humphrey Bogart, and the unfortunate circumstance that the movie making process ended up driving some of the century’s best writers to self-destructive excesses.
Going into Thursday’s general meet-and-greet, none of the 50 invited artists will know whether they will be acting, writing, directing, designing or singing for the weekend. In other words, this weekend will truly be an artistic free-for-all. It will be glorious.
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives, currently being produced by Theater Scmeater, was written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney back in 1989, which makes the play old enough to be considered a chestnut. This presents an insurmountable hurdle in providing anything but an empty frivolity.
José Amador talks with David Nixon, of the band “Awesome”, The Half Brothers and philosophy teacher at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus, about Bladfold, Nixon latest cinematic effort. The interview includes images and links to music from the film, as well as the movie The Shelf, Nixon’s animated film debut.
José Amador sits down with the UMO Ensemble’s Lyam White in order to discuss the ensemble company’s latest project, an adaptation of Lautremont’s late-19th Century proto-surrealist work, Les Chants de Maldoror.
New York playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ star has been firmly on the rise for the last 12 years or so. His first five plays were directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and subsequently received critically acclaimed productions in New York and Read the rest
José Amador takes in Gesamtkunstwerk’s production of Frozen, which, in turn, provides a much needed argument for theater created out of a desire to create, not merely entertain.
José Amador sat down with deWolf to discuss her project for NWNW, Score for an Unrehearsed Ensemble, and define her usage of the word “score”, figure out the first impulses behind her latest project, and compare the act of performative improvisation to following a meatloaf recipe.
Cristián Jiménez’s Bonsái is a quiet and literate exploration of young love, the nature of nostalgia, and the way that lies and fictions are wrapped up in emotion. Jose Amador shares his impressions of the movie, that is also a selection at this year’s SIFF.
Despite having a sizable Latino population in Seattle, it isn’t often you see theater that originated from Spanish-speaking countries or playwrights. Arouet Productions has mounted one of Federico Garcia Lorca’s most well known plays, and José Amador checked it out; he brings you the details inside.