Forward Flux Presents Reading of New Play STILL LIFE at Next Flux Salon Tonight
Forward Flux Productions will present the North West Regional premiere reading of Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's beautiful new play Still Life at the next Flux Salon gathering in Seattle. In addition to the reading, there will be a musical performance by beat-box artist Zeke Keeble. The Flux Salon presents new works by fresh voices in intimate spaces throughout the city, and this marks the second in a series of three Salons featuring plays by female playwrights. The Salon is tonight, December 9th at 7:00pm by invitation only (email firstname.lastname@example.org for invite).
About Still Life: Three people become inextricably linked after a series of subway bombings shut down their city. There's Lydia, whose daughter Jackie hasn't returned after leaving for the subway that day. There's Donald, her disagreeable son-in-law, who is paralyzed by the grief and guilt that bind him to Lydia. Lastly, there's a celebrated photographer who makes Lydia her first human subject by taking daily Polaroids of her phone chats with Jackie during lunch. Still Life offers a beautiful look at the ways in which we move on in the face of tragedy.
The Flux Salon is a secret arts gathering featuring new play readings, performances, and conversation in intimate spaces throughout Seattle. Past venues have included wine bars, private living rooms, houseboats, and basements. The series started in January, 2014, and is produced by Forward Flux Productions.
Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's plays include: Romeo Chang, The Next Big Thing, The Woman With Orange Hands, Hitting The Wall, Absolute Flight: A Reality Show With Wings, Double Vision, Big City, Sister Sister, The Body Clean, Cleavage, 4EVER, Rox-N Miss Thang, and Three A.M. Plays produced /developed in NYC and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick, the NYC International Fringe Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Rep, Victory Gardens, and more. Published by Smith & Kraus and Indie Theatre now, she has won or placed in the Woodward/Newman Award, Princess Grace Award, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Sundance, and Trustus Theatre's New Play Award, among others. barbarablumenthalehrlich.com (@1BarbaraBE)
Forward Flux Productions presents innovative projects that connect people with art in unexpected ways. The company challenges the boundaries of tradition by reimagining the audience experience. They are committed to presenting work about the right now, and striking a meaningful dialogue that stirs a lasting impression. Forward Flux was founded in late 2010 in NYC, and expanded to Seattle earlier this year. Previous productions include FriendAndy.com and Robot Songs, as well as their collaborate:create artist residency series. For more information, visit www.forwardflux.com, or follow @forward_flux.