Theatrepoems 2012: Poetry in the Rain #7 (Wake Up, Edward Jackson, so we can say goodnight)
Theatrepoems 2012 is a whole new kind of beast. Like Theatrepoems last year, we're calling together a crack team of collaborative artists to make short and brilliant bursts of theatre. UN-like last year, the theatre we're making is about our audience.
Many potential audience members answered the questions in a survey to put their story in the pot. We asked all of our audience who cared to answer to tell us, first: what is a poem (or other piece of short text) that you encountered in your life that made an impression on you? You know, those words you read or heard that stopped time or made you laugh in recognition or cracked you open right when you were busy closing the door on the world? And then we asked them to please tell us: why? What was happening in your life right then that those words were what you needed to read?
9 of these stories were selected by our all-star team of directors: Allegra Searle-LeBel, Brendan Healy, Claytie Mason, Ian Stone, Juliet Waller Pruzan, Lena Eivy, Randy Dixon, Scotto Moore, and Valerie Mosely. Each director is making an independent short piece of collaborative theatre based on the story that they chose, and the performance of that piece will be held only once, for the person who submitted the story and a very limited number of others. Only a few people will get to see each piece.
This one, based on the reports of the arson/suicide committed by Edward Jackson in Capitol Hill in 2008, should be surprising, poignant, and thought-provoking.
In capitol hill; specifics to be sent to confirmed reservations. (View)
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Seattle, WA 98122
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