Local Actress and SyFy's Z Nation Casting Director Nike Imoru Brings To Life Her Original Dance-Theatre Work ODE
Everyone loves a good story. In Nike Imoru's Ode, she spotlights an actor's story where past, present, and all-powerful imagination collide in a beautiful stage song. Ode is a dance-theatre fusion of story telling that depicts the journey of a life filled with wit, wonder, faith, and a good dose of ruthless reality. In the depiction of numerous characters - from Mary Poppins to Lady Macbeth and turning zombie to life-saving surgery, Ode shows us how choices, actions, and consequences can inspire us to do extraordinary things in life and in art. With direction and choreography by first-time Seattle director John Britton, and original musical compositions by Ryan Leyva, Ode creates stories upon stories to make you laugh, cry, and ponder life's rich tapestry.
About Nike Imoru
Nike Imoru is an actor, mostly. She also directs, coaches, teaches, writes, and casts for television, film, and theatre. For three seasons she has been the executive casting director for "Z Nation," Syfy's top-rated original show. She has cast numerous films and worked alongside established movie directors and actors, as coach and 'caster. Her real passion is the actor and the stage. She has travelled extensively, taught extensively in the United Kingdom - Universities of Loughborough, Leeds, Hull, and United States colleges. Her work as an actor/director has taken her to the Royal National Theatre; Delphi, Greece; Seattle Repertory Theatre; The Getty Museum, Malibu; The Edinburgh Festival; BBC radio; and some 20+ countries. She has published works on theatre history, gender, colonialism, identity, and diversity. She gained her PhD from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She is a member of the Casting Society of America, SAG-AFTRA and the Actor's Equity Association.:
April 21 - May 20, 2017. Performance times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Opening Night: Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. West of Lenin, 203 N 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103. TICKETS: Start at $15 - ON SALE NOW. For ticket reservations, visit the online Box Office at http://bpt.me/2913856