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Trash Talk: the Social Life of Garbage
New City Theater
Seattle, WA
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Trash Talk: the Social Life of Garbage
Trash Talk moves to Town Hall Seattle!  Shows begin Sunday, October 3rd.  For tickets, please click here:


Everything you own will someday be garbage. What is the alchemical moment when something stops being cherished and starts being useless? How do you get rid of something you once loved? And who's going to deal with what one landfill manager calls "all this unwantedness"?

Trash Talk: the Social Life of Garbage, written and performed by Stokley Towles (creator of Waterlines), digs into the human side of garbage: garbage men on vacation who can't keep themselves from photographing trash cans; transfer station attendants who gather throw-away flags so they can be disposed of "properly"; suburbanites who leave plates of cookies or flowers for their garbage collectors out of guilt? Admiration? What's up with the confused feelings that swirl around our trash?

Directed by Bret Fetzer (who directed Matt Smith's recent solo show, All My Children), Trash Talk: the Social Life of Garbage opens Thursday, September 9th, 7pm and runs three weekends at the Shoe Box Theater located located on Capitol Hill at 1404-18th Avenue, Seattle 98122 (the corner of 18th Ave. & Union Street). $12 General, $5 Senior/Student (with ID).

"Towles interviews people about the mundane facts of their lives, mixes all the details in a storytelling blender, and then makes shows telling you things you never even realized you should've been wondering about."  The Stranger

Trash Talk is a New City Theater Resident Artist Production. The project was made possible in part by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Town Hall and through an award from 4Cuture.


New City Theater
1404-18th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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