Macha Monkey’s Thebes at ToJ
Change is afoot in the very small town of Thebes as it approaches its mayoral election. There Mary Johnston, a Christian woman emanating down-home manners of social and moral pragmatism and poise, is seeking office against Joe, the incumbent candidate with whom she shares both an affection and some personal history.
The First Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Have Arrived
Announcing the birth of a new set of awards for local theater: The Gypsy Rose Lee Awards.
José Amador discusses the main difference between this and other awards, namely that the honorees were arrived at by the consensus of a group of theater critics, of which he and Omar Willey were but two.
Seattle Improv Brings the Funny With Its 10th Annual SFIT
Wing-It Productions will be bringing the funny next month with the 10th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT), which brings together talented improvisors and production companies from all over the world. The weekend long festival gives audiences the chance to compare and contrast different improv styles, forms, and above all else, bust a serious gut.
Erin McKean, American Lexicographer
Erin McKean is the author of several word-focused books and holder of a position on the advisory board of Wikipedia. It was only a matter of time before she created some new way of looking at language.
Day of Remembrance 2012 Taiko Festival
In honor of Japanese American Day of Remembrance and the 70th anniversary signing of Executive Order 9066, the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, Friends of Minidoka, and Seattle University are proud to present this year’s Day of Remembrance Taiko Festival 2012. Seven taiko (Japanese drumming) groups are performing.
Author Reading: Krys Lee
Krys Lee reads from her debut short story collection, Drifting House.
Foodportunity Networking Party
Networking event with food professionals in the Seattle area. Tastes from Tom Douglas Restaurants, Rover’s/ Luc,The Inn at Langley, The Coterie Room, Local 360, Harborside, Il Corvo Pasta, Volunteer Park Café and many more.
As February nears, poetry returns. This one is from one of Port Angeles’ finest, Jerry Kraft.
Birth of a Solipsist
I was on my lunch break one cold afternoon when I had life-changing realization. It hit me like a spoon that cracks an egg, and my yolk seemed to spill and fill up the world–indeed, become the world. I would apologize to you if you found my words confusing, but I don’t find them confusing myself, and in a moment you’ll see why I have no worries about being misunderstood.
Rabih Mroué’s Looking for a missing employee at OtB: (Un)Reliable Media
It is preposterously easy to imagine the kind of person who would leave the theater after seeing Rabih Mroué’s Looking for a missing employee, currently playing at On the Boards through two more performances today (one at 4:00p.m. and another at 8:00p.m.), feeling a misplaced sense of jingoistic superiority. José Amador explains why this would be missing the point.
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