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.
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 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.
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.
Krys Lee reads from her debut short story collection, Drifting House.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s what nobody’s saying regarding the glorious aspect of the “Snow in Seattle” phenomenon: It just takes some warm wind and rain, and it melts faster than anything…In the meantime, we have a bunch of cars with California plates driving like black ice is a figment of somebody else’s imagination, and theater companies are deciding what to do with the shows that are set to open this weekend. Already we’ve seen one opening pushed back a week, and a couple of others making adjustments. In the meantime, here’s what’s on offer once the roadways are clear, or you decide to take in something within walking distance, and companies are ready to go.
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