The Flux Salon XII - HOOKMAN
You are invited to join us for the XII edition of The Flux Salon. Join us as we kick off the Forward Flux Productions 2016 season! The Salon will be held on two evenings: March 14th & 15th, choose your date from the drop down menu above.
We will present a reading of Hookman, by Lauren Yee. This new play is an existential slasher comedy, sure to delight our audience with its' hilarious outlook on college life. "College is hard when your roommate is weird, youre feeling homesick, and a hook-handed serial killer is slashing girls throats."
In addition to the play reading, there will be a concert featuring selections of the musical Stuck Elevator by composer Byron Au Yong, (world premiere at ACT, San Francisco, 2013). There will also be visual art from collaborate:create Cycle 5 artist Barry Johnson, conversation, food, cocktails and more. The Flux Salon will be hosted at Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square. Space is extremely limited.
by Lauren Yee
Reading presented by: Adam St. John, Chelsea DuVall, Jessi Little, Tori Nelson, Varsha Raghavan, & Corinne Magin
Directed by: Wesley Frugé & Rachel Delmar
Concert Musicians and Singers include: Ben Gonio, Nate Omdal, Corinne Magin, Varsha Raghavan, Chelsea DuVall, Jessi Little, and Byron Au Yong who will join us in person
Visual Art from Barry Johnson who will join us in person
Space is extremely limited - Purchase admission today to secure your space at the Salon.
Full Price Admission is $30 and includes a free cocktail or wine upon arrival.
Subsidized Admission is available starting at $5, with the price adjusting up depending on amount of tickets sold. Please consider paying full price if your situation allows
VIP Admission for Two - $150 - Includes admission for 2 and a reserved table towards the front of the room. Plus, two free drinks, a meat and cheese spread, two small plates and dessert from Cafe Nordo. In addition, you will be acknowledged as a Host before the reading begins. Proceeds from your purchase will go towards our subsidized admission program, allowing people of all economic backgrounds a chance to participate in the creation of live art. Thank you for your generous support!
VIP Table for Four - $400 - Includes admission for 4 and a reserved table at the front of the room. Plus, four free drinks, a bottle of wine, a meat and cheese spread, a sampling of small plates, entrees and dessert from Cafe Nordo. In addition, you will be acknowledged as a Host before the reading begins. Proceeds from your purchase will go towards our subsidized admission program, allowing people of all economic backgrounds a chance to participate in the creation of live art. Thank you for your generous support!
The Flux Salon Series Pass:
Purchase a Flux Salon series pass! Support the development of new work from under-represented voices, and get free perks. Secure your space at our Salons now. Remaining dates are: May 10th, June 7th, August 9th, October 25th. Secret locations throughout Seattle - explore the city and engage with new work at The Flux Salon. RSVP required 5 days in advance.
Single Pass - $120 - Buy 4 Salons get 1 free. Includes a free drink upon arrival to each of the 5 Salons this season, and receive 2 free guest passes for use at any Salon in 2016 (space permitting).
VIP Access for Two - $550 - Save $200 on a series of 5. Receive a VIP table for 2 at each of the 5 Salons in 2016 including all food and beverage perks for this tier, and receive a special invitation to our workshop performance of the world premiere play "The Summer House" in June. Also receive 4 free guest passes for use at any Salon in 2016 (space permitting). Your name will be listed on our website as a key supporter of new work.
VIP Access for Four - $1,200 - Receive premium placement and perks at each of our 5 Salons in 2016 for up to four guests! This includes the top tier food and beverage perks for all guests at each of the Salons, as well as special invitations to private events throughout the season, including a private rehearsal and performance of our world premiere production of "The Summer House", dinner with the playwright and artistic leadership from Forward Flux, and an end of year season memento to commemorate your support of new works, as well as being listed on our website as a key supporter of Forward Flux.
Can't make it this time? You can still save your seat at our remaining salons with a Four Salon Series Pass starting at $95.
Lauren Yee - Playwright, "Hookman"
Lauren's plays includeChing Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian, Mu Performing Arts, SIS Productions, Impact Theatre), Crevice (Impact), The Hatmaker's Wife (Playwrights Realm, The Hub, Moxie Theatre, AlterTheater, PlayPenn), Hookman (Encore Theatre, Company One), in a word (SF Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, upcoming at Strawdog, The Hub), King of the Yees (Goodman Theatre -New Stages),Samsara (Victory Gardens, Chance Theatre, O'Neill Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival),and The Tiger Among Us (MAP Fund, Mu).
Her work has also been developed at Lincoln Center/LCT3, The Public Theatre, Second Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Kitchen Dog,the Magic Theatre,and others. Former Dramatists Guildfellow, MacDowell Colony fellow, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group member, Women's Project Lab playwright, Second Stage Shank playwright-in-residence, and Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright.
Her playSamsarahas been a nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award.Her playThe Hatmakers Wife was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for the John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright.
She is currently a member of the Ma-Yi Writers' Lab and a Playwrights' Center Core Writer. Lauren is also under commission from the Denver Center, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Mixed Blood, New World Symphony, Portland Center Stage, and South Coast Rep. BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.www.laurenyee.com
Barry Johnson - Visual Artist
Barry is a Washington based visual artist and filmmaker from Kansas that's had a range of works in visual art and film shown across the U.S. and world. He was part of Forward Flux's inaugural cycle of collaborate:create in Seattle held last year at Fremont Abbey. Waking up to paint in his studio at two every morning, Barry works tirelessly to create pieces that challenge views on gender, race, sex, and sound. His work is a result of events taking place around the world and in everyday life. To force growth in his skills, he prefers to work on different collections of pieces simultaneously and often abandons a style once he feels he has a strong grasp on it. barryjohnson.co
Bryon Au Yong - Composer
Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation prompted by a broken lineage. Born to Chinese immigrants in Pittsburgh and raised in the Pacific Northwest, his upbringing informs a dedication to creating events where the American Dream and sustainability play vital roles. Au Yong creates with an attention to intercultural collaboration and the ways people connect with the places they call home.
Examples include Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (4Culture Site-Specific Arts), Piano ConcertoHouston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts), Stuck Elevator (American Conservatory Theatre/International Festival of Arts & Ideas), Surrender: A T'ai Qi Cantata (The Esoterics), and TURBINE (Leah Stein Dance Company/Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia).
Au Yong holds degrees from NYU, UCLA and the University of Washington. He has been artist-in-residence with the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, Weston Playhouse, and Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Honors include a Creative Capital Award and Time Warner Foundation Fellowship. He lives in Seattle. hearbyron.com
The Flux Salon is an arts gathering that features readings of new plays and other performances in intimate spaces. You never know where the next Salon will take place - in the past they have been held in basements, living rooms, houseboats, wine shops, and restaurants around the city. The plays that premiere at the Salon have never or rarely been seen, and are written by emerging playwrights from around the country with an emphasis on under-represented voices. This is a chance to see the hits of tomorrow performed by some of the most exciting acting talent in Seattle up close and personal - previous performers include John Patrick Lowrie, Brandon J Simmons, Tanesha Ross and more. Dance, music, performance or visual art, and appearances by the playwright may also be in store. Salon members are a diverse mix of artists, taste-makers, coders, readers, dreamers, thinkers, and you. The Salon is a project of Forward Flux Productions.
Forward Flux Productions is a dynamic live arts production company devoted to presenting innovative projects that connect people with art in unexpected ways. The company challenges the boundaries of tradition by re-imagining the audience experience. Forward Flux is committed to presenting work about the right now, and striking a meaningful dialogue that stirs a lasting impression. Founded in NYC in late 2010, moved to Seattle in 2014. Forward Flux is a non-profit arts organization powered by Shunpike. www.ForwardFlux.com for more.
Cafe Nordo's Culinarium (View)
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|