- Tim Summers
Bethany Jean Clement: "Tonight, I’m going to this, and maybe you should too":
Art, race and cultural representation forum: Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility
Nearly 400 RSVP’d to date
Tonight, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 6:30 pm
WHAT: In the wake of controversy surrounding the production of The Mikado by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society last month, the Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Rep have come together to present Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility, a curated forum featuring a diverse group of facilitators and respondents who will respond to attendees’ questions, while fostering respectful dialogue about art, race and cultural representation. Respondents will include Braden Abraham, Interim Artistic Director – Seattle Repertory Theatre; Royal Alley-Barnes, Executive Director – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute; Valerie Curtis-Newton, Artistic Director – The Hansberry Project…
For tomorrow, there are still tickets available to the specially added 9 p.m. show of David Schmader’s A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem. You need to go to this—I saw it at Hugo House, and it is great. Wednesday, it’s the film showcase for Five Nights of Genius at the Frye! What is that, you ask? Well, the next five Wednesdays feature Stranger arts editors interviewing and sharing the work of this year’s Genius Award nominees. Wednesday is sold out—sorry!—but you can still get tickets to the literature showcase next week. If you hurry. Thursday, I’m going to the dentist. I may also be tasting some wines of Turkey, if the PR person ever gets back to me. This does not sound like a great combination, but there you go. And Friday, I’m seeing Angels in America at Intiman. I hope it will be very, very good."
Dan Savage: "I'm seeing David Schmader's play tomorrow night, and on Wednesday I'm recording a "Savage Lovecast" with Mary Martone, who co-hosted "Savage Love Live" a million years ago on KCMU."
Brendan Kiley: "I'm also going to tonight's (free) forum at the Seattle Rep about that production of The Mikado in yellowface that got lots of people real riled up. There have been over 400 RSVPs to the event so far (folks can RSVP here). It'll be interesting to see how deep and/or intense the conversation gets."
Paul Constant: "I'm excited to attend the Film Genius Showcase at the Frye Art Museum this Wednesday. It's always fun watching clips of Genius-worthy movies with the people who made them. (If I weren't going to the Showcase, I'd for sure be going to the APRIL Summer Blockbuster at Northwest Film Forum, which pairs a screening of Jurassic Park with a reading from Stacey Levine and Bill Carty.) I'm also going to be seeing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which opens this Friday. I have no idea how that's going to be. I remember not hating the original Sin City movie, I guess."
Charles Mudede: "This Thursday, I'm going to participate in a discussion at Northwest Film Forum called 'Capturing Violence.' It's about the horrible macing of a black youth, Raymond Wilford, at Westlake. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. and includes Christa Bell, Ijeoma Oluo, and Reverend Harriet G. Walden."