12th Avenue Arts Capitol Hill
Tue., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. 2016
The folks over at Washington Ensemble Theater organize this quarterly-ish variety show around a theme. A brief list of previous themes will give you an idea of how funny and moving and politically engaged these performances tend to be. "Too Drunk to Fuck," was an early one. Another was, "Too Feminist To Come Up With a Name That Respects All Intersectional Minorities While Still Remaining Irreverent and Funny." The directive for this installment of the series is, "Stop Shutting the Fuck Up . . . It's Time to Speak Out About Race." Special guest hosts Malika Oyetimein and Hazel Lozano will present six artists, all of whom will perform pieces related to the concept of race. Beers and booze available at the bar. RS
Bonus: "Because white-centric Seattle has historically fucked up this conversation, we are giving you, our audience, the chance to do a little work before you come hear these artists speak: post an article to this event wall that has taught or opened you up to something about race or racial identity. It will not only will you GET INTO THE EVENT FOR FREE, you’ll be able to read the other articles and educate yourself before joining us. We all win."