Solo Performance Festival #4 Set For Theatre Off Jackson
Solo Performance Festival (SPF #4: Can You Get My Back) presented by Theatre Off Jackson is the fourth installment of Seattle's annual solo performance festival, and is dedicated to presenting fearless, cutting-edge, diverse performances by solo theatre artists. SPF #4 invites you to celebrate solo artists through storytelling, music, dance, fiction, memoirs and whatever else their lone voice can dream up.
Lisa Koch (Dos Fallopia, Ham for the Holidays) brings us Demonstrate the Place of My Abode with a look at the life and music inspired by a funny father. Weekly pop culture-and-politics columnist of The Stranger's "Last Days," David Schmader takes the stage exposing his relationships with women in Blue's Not Black. Helen Hayes Award winner, Gin Hammond, shares the true story of civil rights African American doctor, Caroline Beatrice Montier in Returning The Bones
Drag queen extrordinaire Ben DeLaCreme (Can Can Cabaret, Atomic Bombshells, Academy of Burlesque) shows us what's behind the makeup in Ben DeLaCreme's Piece de Resistance (the piece she should have resisted) now in IMAX 3-D! Minnesota's Sage Award Outstanding Performer, Tamara Ober brings dance performance Pipa to Seattle, which has captivated audiences with it's dynamic mix of spoken word, dance, video and beautiful musical score. Billie Wildrick (ACT Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Footlight Award Winner, Gregory Award Nominee) brings her commanding and luminescent vocal talent to Theatre Off Jackson to the story of Samson.
Performances range in date from March 3 - April 3 and are at 7:30pm. Tickets for Solo Performance Festival at Theatre Off Jackson are $15 ($10 for Late Night Monologue Slams at 10pm) or $99 for a all-access festival pass. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets at http://bit.ly/spf4tix. Using code SUNSCREEN, early purchasers can recieve a discount on all performances and the festival pass, while supplies last. Stay with Solo Performance Festival through our blog at spfseattle.blogspot.com and our Facebook Fan Page at http://bit.ly/spf_4
Above Normal Range by Becca Davis - Best in Shorts
A woman with an unusual vocal attribute interviews for a specialized dating service.
Ben DeLaCreme's Piece de Resistance! (the piece she should have resisted) now in IMAX 3D!
April 1, 2, 3
At last Seattle's terminally delightful star of stage and street shares the secrets that have tricked dozens of audience members into enjoying her company. Join DeLaCreme as she peels back the outer layers of makeup and artifice to reveal the makeup and artifice within.
Ben DeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when she realized that normally unsavory behavior is better received the more makeup one wears. Hailed by The Stranger as "the reason live performance was invented," DeLaCreme combines her background in the performing & visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morning cartoons to create a thick sludge of sparkly entertainment certain to stick to your ribs. Favorite local venues include The Triple Door, ACT Theater, Theater Off Jackson and West Hall where DeLaCreme produces and directs the annual seasonal spectacle HOMO for the Holidays. You may recognize DeLaCreme from her engagement as the in-house MC at the award winning Can Can Cabaret, as an instructor at the Academy of Burlesque, or as the drunk you've avoided any number of places. Ben DeLaCreme doesn't miss a moment of Seattle's rainy season, but escapes that nasty two months of sunshine by summering in Provincetown, MA with The Atomic Bombshells.
Blue's Not Black by David Schmader - Best in Shorts
March 16, 23
Blue's Not Black, David Schmader's solo play about his deep and complicated relationships with women. The second half of this work will be a solo play with another performer in it. This is from the first half.
David Schmader is a writer and performer who's been living and working in Seattle since 1991. His solo plays include Letter to Axl and Straight, which he's performed in Seattle and across the U.S. Since 1999, Schmader's been an editor and staff writer for the Seattle newsweekly The Stranger, for which he writes the weekly pop culture-and-politics column "Last Days."
Daddy is Plastic by Elspeth Walker - Best in Shorts
A short performance piece about a girl who goes to London to meet a dad she hasn't seen in eleven years and finds that her knight-on-white-horse vision is actually self-centered, fat, self-destructive and ugly. Daddy is Plastic is a valley-girl's wrestling match with the duplicities of images we create for a single person; a deconstruction of our nasty human tendency to fabricate idyllic, porcelain people out of their primal, repulsive counterparts.