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SUPPORT: PAUL BUDRAITIS/SPLINTER GROUP – THE SALESMAN IS DEAD AND GONE

SPLINTER GROUP: The Salesman is Dead and Gone

by Paul Budraitis

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A non-verbal, image and action based theatre piece imagining the afterlife of Willy Loman from Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”.

“The Salesman is Dead and Gone” is a highly-choreographed, non-verbal, image and action based theatre piece which explores the imagined afterlife of Willy Loman, the central character from Arthur Miller’s classic play “Death of a Salesman.” In creating this work, SPLINTER GROUP hopes to free this iconic character from the original context of Miller’s play, both to see him from a new perspective, as well as to understand his continued relevance.

SPLINTER GROUP’s production begins where the original play leaves off, with the car crash that ends Willy’s life. He finds himself in an indeterminate place where time is irrelevant, and where a second, miniature house that closely resembles his home receives audio transmissions that cause him to re-experience moments from his life. Through these transmissions, he grapples with the ramifications of his choices, trying to make sense of his life and his place in the universe.

SPLINTER GROUP self-produced three workshop performances of this project at Fremont’s “West of Lenin” space in September 2011 to  excellent audience and critical response. Our final production will be taking place at the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill from December 5th – December 21st.

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NEW PARIS HURLEY WORK PREMIERING IN JUNE

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The NW New Works festival is two weekends of performance that has been helping shape the future of art in the Pacific Northwest for 30 strong years. Paris Hurley will premiere new work in the On the Boards studio theater June 14 at 8pm & June 15 – 16 at 5pm.

Festival dates: Fri – Sun, Jun 7 – 9 & 14 – 16, 2013

More information: http://www.ontheboards.org/nw-new-works-festival

WEEKEND 1
Studio Theater 
June 7 at 8pm & June 8 – 9 at 5pm
PE|Mo – dance
Pony World Theatre
Claire Thomforde-Garner (Portland) – dance
AJA – theater/dance

Mainstage Theater 
June 8 – 9 at 8pm
Maxie Jamal | The Mystiquesterium – theater/dance
Elia Mrak – dance
Allie Hankins – dance
Josh Martin (Vancouver BC) – dance

Install Performance
(June 9 & 16)
WOOD – dance

WEEKEND 2
Studio Theater 
June 14 at 8pm & June 15 – 16 at 5pm
Jeffrey Fracé – theater
The Eternal Glow Project – theater/dance
AMADOR/STOKES – theater
Paris Hurley – dance/music

Mainstage Theater 
June 15 – 16 at 8pm
The Satori Group – theater
Paul Budraitis – theater
bobbevy (Portland) – dance
The New Animals – dance

PAY WHAT YOU CAN TICKETS 3/3 – THESE STREETS – WOMEN OF THE GRUNGE ERA

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February 22-March 10, 2013 8:00pm

****PAY WHAT YOU CAN – MARCH 3****
Created by Gretta Harley and Sarah Rudinoff in collaboration with Elizabeth Kenny
Directed by Amy Poisson
Falls Theatre

This rock ‘n roll story is inspired by women musicians in Seattle during the famed grunge years. An original piece of theatre based on over 40 interviews with the people who lived it, These Streets is a gritty, funny, and powerful fictional story where the characters’ past and present lives collide with their past and present music, played and sung by the performers and a live band.

Created by Stranger Genius Award winner, theatre maker and actress Sarah Rudinoff; rock musician, teacher and composer Gretta Harley; and playwright and performer Elizabeth Kenny (Sick). Directed by Amy Poisson (Annex Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Public). With music by: 66 Saints, 7 Year Bitch, Bell, Capping Day, Danger Gens, Faster Tiger, Flood, The Gits, Hammerbox, Incredible Force of Junior, Kristen Barry, Maxi Badd, and more.

Info:  http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/TheseStreets

PARIS HURLEY WORK AT OTB’S NWNW JUNE 14-16

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ON SALE MAY 7

On the Boards / Mainstage & Studio Theater

Where else can you see NW artists taking big risks and redefining the regional arts ecology all the while creating some of the best experimental theater, music and dance? The NW New Works festival is two weekends of performance that has been helping shape the future of art in the Pacific Northwest for 30 strong years.

Festival dates: Fri – Sun, Jun 7 – 9 & 14 – 16, 2013

> Info: On the Boards

WEEKEND 1
Studio Theater
June 7 at 8pm & June 8 – 9 at 5pm
PE|Mo – dance
Pony World Theater
Claire Thomforde-Garner (Portland) – dance
AJA – theater/dance

Mainstage Theater 
June 8 – 9 at 8pm
Maxie Jamal | The Mystiquesterium – theater/dance
Elia Mrak – dance
Allie Hankins – dance
Josh Martin (Vancouver BC) – dance

Install Performance
(June 9 & 16)
WOOD – dance

WEEKEND 2
Studio Theater 
June 14 at 8pm & June 15 – 16 at 5pm
Jeffrey Fracé – theater
The Eternal Glow Project – theater/dance
AMADOR/STOKES – theater
Paris Hurley – dance/music

Mainstage Theater 
June 15 – 16 at 8pm
The Satori Group – theater
Paul Budraitis – theater
bobbevy (Portland) – dance
The New Animals – dance

BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB & BOOK-IT LATE NIGHT THEATER 12/28-29

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The Erickson Theater
1524 Harvard Avenue

A celebration of Geek lit and culture
Adapted by Samara Lerman and David Goldstein
Directed by Andy Jensen

1) Black Box by Jennifer Egan
2) Instructions by Neil Gaiman
3) The Unwritten by Mike Carey (Leviathan Section)
4) Life Cycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang

Musical Performers:

Michael Owcharuk (and band) presents Black Box along side Choreographer Karin Stevens.

Dec 28th:

Vince Martinez – Instructions
Zoe Wick – The Unwritten (the leviathan section)
Aaron Shay – The Life of Software Objects

Dec 29th:
Vince Martinez – Instructions
Amanda Sue Winterhalter – The Unwritten (the leviathan section)
Laren Wilder – The Life of Software Objects

EPIC HISTORICAL ROCK PLAY THESE STREETS NEEDS YOU IN THE FINAL HOUR!

UPDATED NEWS NEWS NEWS: THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FUNDED – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

From the artists:

“We have $9k more to raise by Friday at midnight or risk not collecting on any of it. Devil- meet- details.
If you have 5 minutes and a few bucks and have ever loved hearing a woman kick out the jams, then please consider joining our rocking brigade sharing the music and stories of Seattle rockers- the ones that you didn’t see all over your television but the ones who will be all over our play.”

These Streets is an unconventional theatrical play and history project, inspired by women rock musicians in Seattle during the infamous “grunge” years. Spearheaded by rock guitarist, Gretta Harley (faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, and guitarist who played in several bands during the era) and Sarah Rudinoff (Actress, Writer and Stranger Genius Award Winner), These Streets is inspired by over 35 interviews conducted with and about the many women rockers who were integral to the Seattle music scene but have been overshadowed by the familiar bands and retrospectives.

This original piece of theatre is not a documentary, but a gritty, funny and powerful fictional story with characters that represent an amalgam of the real women rockers upon which it is based. The show is filled with music from that era, as well as a few new original songs (by Harley and Rudinoff’s We Are Golden), all played and sung by the characters and a live band.

> learn more about These Streets