This Week At Eclectic Theater: Pirates & Saints Opens!

13735147_1232411466802904_7461593718311169339_oAn Irish sea Captain and his adopted son, a fierce and fiery madam, a gypsy ghost and her idealistic niece all converge at the boathouse of Tennie, the one-handed Cajun, for one thing: rum. But, when the Captain’s nefarious and half-cocked antics cause the delay of the cargo shipment, the clientele get much more than they bargained for. Set against the ominous backdrop of the Bayou Goula, during the height of the Prohibition era, the characters find that secrets are their greatest currency, the loot has an arbitrary price that ebbs and flows between life and death and in the end, “all of us are pirates and saints.”

Performances run as follows:

Thursday, August 25: Pay-What-You-Can Preview!
Friday, August 26 at 8pm.
Saturday, August 27 at 2pm. There is no evening performance on this date.
Sunday, August 28 at 2pm.
Performances will then run Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through September 17.

General Admission Tickets are $26.

TPS Members can get in for $21 at the door when you show your current member card.

Military/Veterans and Union Members can get in for $16 with a Member Card.

Studens and Seniors can get in for $13 at the door with a Student ID or if you identify as a Senior at the door.

If you are a AEA or SAG-AFTRA Member, contact rikdeskin@gmail.com to reserve your FREE ticket.

For advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586225

STARRING-

DAVID HAYES as Captain Dooley

MEHRA PARK as Babe

ANNIE ST. JOHN as Esmeralda 

ASA SHOLDEZ as Tennie
TYLER STOUT as Antrim Dooley

ROCHELLE WYATT as Siobhan

Lighting Design by Alex Wren

Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: The Highlarious Comedy Festival and Not Too Late with Elicia Sanchez!

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The Highlarious Comedy Festival features over 30 comedians from across the country with over 25 unique comedy shows featuring comedians in their underwear, stoned, participating with the audience and showcases for females identifying performers, minority performers and queer comedians.

Shows start at 8pm Tonight and tomorrow and at 6pm on Saturday.

http://www.strangertickets.com/events/33504427/the-highlarious-comedy-festival

http://highlariouscomedy.com/

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10:30pm on Saturday, August 20

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

$12 at the Door.

http://www.nottoolatewitheliciasanchez.com/

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Kitmir, The Mammoth, An Evening of Eclectic West-coast Electro-acoustic Manical Improv and more!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

In the summer of 1970 nineteen year old Jerry Colton fails out of college and is drafted into the United States Army. He volunteers to be a Scout Dog handler where he meets Kitmir, a mixed breed German Shepherd on dog pound death row. Kitmir is enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Working Dog. Colton and Kitmir train together and deploy to Vietnam as a team. Man and dog form an uncommon bond as they share the same life, risk, and threat of death and must rely on each other for their survival. Colton and Kitmir serve with distinction earning the trust of battle-hardened combat infantrymen as they lead countless patrols through the brutal world that is the Vietnam War.

Tickets are $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565943

Directors’s Notes:

I met Tom Voytko in 1992 in San Diego. He had joined my improvisational acting workshop. Tom was a Marine and the idea of a Marine studying with me was intriguing.

Tom and I have worked together ever since. He has been a member of my workshops in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York and we have worked together to develop KITMIR, written and performed by Tom.

Tom has been around the world on various deployments as a Marine and served in Desert Shield/ Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tom sent letters home while deployed overseas and I was fortunate to be on his mailing list. I learned to admire his literary brilliance.

Before KITMIR we worked on Tom’s solo show, YEAR OF THE RAT, about his time at Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1987 with a BA in History and a BA in Modern Languages (German).

Tom retired from the Marine Corps in 2009 and returned to school on the GI Bill graduating from Portland State University in 2013 with a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a BS in Film Studies with a Minor in Theater.

Gary Austin – Founder and Original Artistic Director of The Groundlings.

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[LIMITED SEATING. Tickets to The Mammoth are $10 online and at the door (cash or card). Online sales close at 4 pm on July 12th.]

Tuesday, July 12th
Doors @ 6:30 pm – Jam @ 7 pm
themammothjam2.brownpapertickets.com

The Mammoth is a monthly long-form improv jam on every second Tuesday at Eclectic Theater!

Maybe you’re completely new to improv. Maybe you’ve tried short form but not long-form. Maybe you’re a grizzled veteran who just grumbles things like “good move” instead of laughing. Good news! The Mammoth is for you!

Show up by yourself or with friends! Leave with more friends! Everyone gets stage time!

The Mammoth is hosted and produced (with love) by Human Resources Improv.

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Poster July 13 2016 Zero Collective Eric Ostrowski Noisegasm OwL_Dent Eclectic Theater Seattle

Seattle’s Eclectic Theater presents An Evening of Eclectic West-coast Electro-acoustic Manical Improv.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Zero Collective
Eric Ostrowski
Noisegasm
OwL-Dent
Eclectic Theater
Seattle Wa
All Ages, 8pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/250899415302372/

Zero Collective brings together ideas and sound into cohesive ether. Drawing from energies emerging from Canada to Mexico and back again. Buckle up for the ride of your nighttime.
Eric Ostrowski has been a pillar of the PNW experimental community for ages. Working in mediums of Avant-Film, soulful-riffing and spiritual evocation improvisation, Ostrowski bends the light at the end of the tunnel and points it back far enough for the audience to briefly catch a glimpse.
Noisegasm expands and contracts upon the notion of sound experiences as song. Audible discharge form Noisegasm may be exceptionally gratifying, especially for the whole family. Please consult your musician before trying this at home.
OwL-Dent is the elusive creature of Kent. Spotted in the urban and dystopian neighborhoods alike, OwL-Dent has become akin to the rarest birds in the Pacific Northwest. Come sit a spell and hear a tale of wishes and dishes as told by the old wise one himself.
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The next Art Walk is Thursday, July 14. 5-8pm.

Join us in the lounge for a drink with some of the cast of Midnight Mystery Theater. The next Midnight Mystery Theater show is on July 15th.

http://capitolhillartwalk.com/

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Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30pm.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING TEENAGE ZOMBIE

When a strange aircraft is sighted hovering over a drive-in theater which only plays Ingmar Bergman Movies (The Symbol of Death That Ate Stockholm), and the sheriff’s of Albert’s Kookie’s daughter may have been apprehended by aliens-it’s a job for hard hitting space cops Hadly and Reed of “Rocket Squad” to crack the case.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING VOTE

In the story of lust and power in a town which has neither, the Payne Sisters Areola and Chlorella run against each other for mayor as the double dealings abound with fertilizer kingpin and entre manure’s son Clive Clapwinger attempting to fix the election and a disgruntled fourth grader hires a local hockey failure, whose dream it is to be on a box of Wheaties as a woman, (His insurance only covers his hands) to beat up the campaign manager of Areola Payne-Tuna Belle Ripper, who moonlights as a theatrical reviewer, trashing elementary students, all in a dangerous game of dirty politics and super shaky ethics.

Starring-
Josie DeLellis (Prompter), Sarah Haskell, Josh Kibbey (Sound effects), Nate Maddox, Jane Martin, Chris Mathews, John Ruoff, Rick Springer (Music), Gail Wamba, and Jeff Weedman

Written and directed by John Ruoff.

Advance Tickets are $10 at Brown Paper Tickets, $12 at the door.

Powered by Shunpike.

Sponsored by 4Culture.

Co-Produced by Eclectic Theater.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30pm.

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A public access late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez, with her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musicianNick Sahoyah and filmed in front of YOU, our live television studio audience! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

This month we welcome to the NTL stage: More unnecessary antics from KEVIN THE CAMERAMAN! Tips on staying cool from NTL’s OFFICIAL COOL CORRESPONDENT, 11 YEAR OLD AVA! The stand-up comedic talents of local favorites MEAGAN ALBRIGHT and RYAN CASEY! Official champion of sorrow ANNA THE SAD! The passionate politics of slam poet JON AMAZON! A special visit from x-traordinary A-list actress FAMKE JANSSEN! Magical musical guest SEA OF SLUGS! Another exciting installment of SEATTLE’S GOT SPECIAL UNIQUE AND PRAISE-WORTHY TALENT! And MORE!

At Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

Powered by Shunpike!

Sponsored by 4Culture!
More info at: www.nottoolatewitheliciasanchez.com

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Coming Soon:

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Episode II

Monday, July 25 at 8pm

More music? New guests? SUBTLE FORMAT CHANGES?!?

More info soon.

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The Mammoth

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7pm.

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Next Week at Eclectic Theater: Kitmir! The Mammoth! An Evening of Eclectic West-coast Electro-acoustic Manical Improv! And More!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

In the summer of 1970 nineteen year old Jerry Colton fails out of college and is drafted into the United States Army. He volunteers to be a Scout Dog handler where he meets Kitmir, a mixed breed German Shepherd on dog pound death row. Kitmir is enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Working Dog. Colton and Kitmir train together and deploy to Vietnam as a team. Man and dog form an uncommon bond as they share the same life, risk, and threat of death and must rely on each other for their survival. Colton and Kitmir serve with distinction earning the trust of battle-hardened combat infantrymen as they lead countless patrols through the brutal world that is the Vietnam War.

Tickets are $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565943

Directors’s Notes:

I met Tom Voytko in 1992 in San Diego. He had joined my improvisational acting workshop. Tom was a Marine and the idea of a Marine studying with me was intriguing.

Tom and I have worked together ever since. He has been a member of my workshops in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York and we have worked together to develop KITMIR, written and performed by Tom.

Tom has been around the world on various deployments as a Marine and served in Desert Shield/ Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tom sent letters home while deployed overseas and I was fortunate to be on his mailing list. I learned to admire his literary brilliance.

Before KITMIR we worked on Tom’s solo show, YEAR OF THE RAT, about his time at Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1987 with a BA in History and a BA in Modern Languages (German).

Tom retired from the Marine Corps in 2009 and returned to school on the GI Bill graduating from Portland State University in 2013 with a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a BS in Film Studies with a Minor in Theater.

Gary Austin – Founder and Original Artistic Director of The Groundlings.

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[LIMITED SEATING. Tickets to The Mammoth are $10 online and at the door (cash or card). Online sales close at 4 pm on July 12th.]

Tuesday, July 12th
Doors @ 6:30 pm – Jam @ 7 pm
themammothjam2.brownpapertickets.com

The Mammoth is a monthly long-form improv jam on every second Tuesday at Eclectic Theater!

Maybe you’re completely new to improv. Maybe you’ve tried short form but not long-form. Maybe you’re a grizzled veteran who just grumbles things like “good move” instead of laughing. Good news! The Mammoth is for you!

Show up by yourself or with friends! Leave with more friends! Everyone gets stage time!

The Mammoth is hosted and produced (with love) by Human Resources Improv.

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Poster July 13 2016 Zero Collective Eric Ostrowski Noisegasm OwL_Dent Eclectic Theater Seattle

Seattle’s Eclectic Theater presents An Evening of Eclectic West-coast Electro-acoustic Manical Improv.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Zero Collective
Eric Ostrowski
Noisegasm
OwL-Dent
Eclectic Theater
Seattle Wa
All Ages, 8pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/250899415302372/

Zero Collective brings together ideas and sound into cohesive ether. Drawing from energies emerging from Canada to Mexico and back again. Buckle up for the ride of your nighttime.
Eric Ostrowski has been a pillar of the PNW experimental community for ages. Working in mediums of Avant-Film, soulful-riffing and spiritual evocation improvisation, Ostrowski bends the light at the end of the tunnel and points it back far enough for the audience to briefly catch a glimpse.
Noisegasm expands and contracts upon the notion of sound experiences as song. Audible discharge form Noisegasm may be exceptionally gratifying, especially for the whole family. Please consult your musician before trying this at home.
OwL-Dent is the elusive creature of Kent. Spotted in the urban and dystopian neighborhoods alike, OwL-Dent has become akin to the rarest birds in the Pacific Northwest. Come sit a spell and hear a tale of wishes and dishes as told by the old wise one himself.
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chaw-logo

The next Art Walk is Thursday, July 14. 5-8pm.

Join us in the lounge for a drink with some of the cast of Midnight Mystery Theater. The next Midnight Mystery Theater show is on July 15th.

http://capitolhillartwalk.com/

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Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30pm.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING TEENAGE ZOMBIE

When a strange aircraft is sighted hovering over a drive-in theater which only plays Ingmar Bergman Movies (The Symbol of Death That Ate Stockholm), and the sheriff’s of Albert’s Kookie’s daughter may have been apprehended by aliens-it’s a job for hard hitting space cops Hadly and Reed of “Rocket Squad” to crack the case.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING VOTE

In the story of lust and power in a town which has neither, the Payne Sisters Areola and Chlorella run against each other for mayor as the double dealings abound with fertilizer kingpin and entre manure’s son Clive Clapwinger attempting to fix the election and a disgruntled fourth grader hires a local hockey failure, whose dream it is to be on a box of Wheaties as a woman, (His insurance only covers his hands) to beat up the campaign manager of Areola Payne-Tuna Belle Ripper, who moonlights as a theatrical reviewer, trashing elementary students, all in a dangerous game of dirty politics and super shaky ethics.

Starring-
Josie DeLellis (Prompter), Sarah Haskell, Josh Kibbey (Sound effects), Nate Maddox, Jane Martin, Chris Mathews, John Ruoff, Rick Springer (Music), Gail Wamba, and Jeff Weedman

Written and directed by John Ruoff.

Advance Tickets are $10 at Brown Paper Tickets, $12 at the door.

Powered by Shunpike.

Sponsored by 4Culture.

Co-Produced by Eclectic Theater.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30pm.

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A public access late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez, with her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musicianNick Sahoyah and filmed in front of YOU, our live television studio audience! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

This month we welcome to the NTL stage: More unnecessary antics from KEVIN THE CAMERAMAN! Tips on staying cool from NTL’s OFFICIAL COOL CORRESPONDENT, 11 YEAR OLD AVA! The stand-up comedic talents of local favorites MEAGAN ALBRIGHT and RYAN CASEY! Official champion of sorrow ANNA THE SAD! The passionate politics of slam poet JON AMAZON! A special visit from x-traordinary A-list actress FAMKE JANSSEN! Magical musical guest SEA OF SLUGS! Another exciting installment of SEATTLE’S GOT SPECIAL UNIQUE AND PRAISE-WORTHY TALENT! And MORE!

At Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

Powered by Shunpike!

Sponsored by 4Culture!
More info at: www.nottoolatewitheliciasanchez.com

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Episode II

Monday, July 25 at 8pm

More music? New guests? SUBTLE FORMAT CHANGES?!?

More info soon.

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Posted in 4Culture, comedy, dark comedy, Drama, Eclectic Theater, Elicia Sanchez, First Hill, greg loproto, Improv, John Ruoff, Midnight Mystery Theater, Not Too Late w/Elicia Sanchez, Pike-Pine Corridor, Shunpike, sketch comedy, Stand-Up Comedy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming Soon To Eclectic Theater! Kitmer! The Mammoth! Midnight Mystery Theater!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

In the summer of 1970 nineteen year old Jerry Colton fails out of college and is drafted into the United States Army. He volunteers to be a Scout Dog handler where he meets Kitmir, a mixed breed German Shepherd on dog pound death row. Kitmir is enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Working Dog. Colton and Kitmir train together and deploy to Vietnam as a team. Man and dog form an uncommon bond as they share the same life, risk, and threat of death and must rely on each other for their survival. Colton and Kitmir serve with distinction earning the trust of battle-hardened combat infantrymen as they lead countless patrols through the brutal world that is the Vietnam War.

Tickets are $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565943

Directors’s Notes:

I met Tom Voytko in 1992 in San Diego. He had joined my improvisational acting workshop. Tom was a Marine and the idea of a Marine studying with me was intriguing.

Tom and I have worked together ever since. He has been a member of my workshops in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York and we have worked together to develop KITMIR, written and performed by Tom.

Tom has been around the world on various deployments as a Marine and served in Desert Shield/ Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tom sent letters home while deployed overseas and I was fortunate to be on his mailing list. I learned to admire his literary brilliance.

Before KITMIR we worked on Tom’s solo show, YEAR OF THE RAT, about his time at Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1987 with a BA in History and a BA in Modern Languages (German).

Tom retired from the Marine Corps in 2009 and returned to school on the GI Bill graduating from Portland State University in 2013 with a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a BS in Film Studies with a Minor in Theater.

Gary Austin – Founder and Original Artistic Director of The Groundlings.

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[LIMITED SEATING. Tickets to The Mammoth are $10 online and at the door (cash or card). Online sales close at 4 pm on July 12th.]

Tuesday, July 12th
Doors @ 6:30 pm – Jam @ 7 pm
themammothjam2.brownpapertickets.com

The Mammoth is a monthly long-form improv jam on every second Tuesday at Eclectic Theater!

Maybe you’re completely new to improv. Maybe you’ve tried short form but not long-form. Maybe you’re a grizzled veteran who just grumbles things like “good move” instead of laughing. Good news! The Mammoth is for you!

Show up by yourself or with friends! Leave with more friends! Everyone gets stage time!

The Mammoth is hosted and produced (with love) by Human Resources Improv.

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chaw-logo

The next Art Walk is Thursday, July 14. 5-8pm.

Join us in the lounge for a drink with some of the cast of Midnight Mystery Theater. The next Midnight Mystery Theater show is on July 15th.

http://capitolhillartwalk.com/

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30pm.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING TEENAGE ZOMBIE

When a strange aircraft is sighted hovering over a drive-in theater which only plays Ingmar Bergman Movies (The Symbol of Death That Ate Stockholm), and the sheriff’s of Albert’s Kookie’s daughter may have been apprehended by aliens-it’s a job for hard hitting space cops Hadly and Reed of “Rocket Squad” to crack the case.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING VOTE

In the story of lust and power in a town which has neither, the Payne Sisters Areola and Chlorella run against each other for mayor as the double dealings abound with fertilizer kingpin and entre manure’s son Clive Clapwinger attempting to fix the election and a disgruntled fourth grader hires a local hockey failure, whose dream it is to be on a box of Wheaties as a woman, (His insurance only covers his hands) to beat up the campaign manager of Areola Payne-Tuna Belle Ripper, who moonlights as a theatrical reviewer, trashing elementary students, all in a dangerous game of dirty politics and super shaky ethics.

Starring-
Josie DeLellis (Prompter), Sarah Haskell, Josh Kibbey (Sound effects), Nate Maddox, Jane Martin, Chris Mathews, John Ruoff, Rick Springer (Music), Gail Wamba, and Jeff Weedman

Written and directed by John Ruoff.

Advance Tickets are $10 (Available Soon), $12 at the door.

Powered by Shunpike.

Sponsored by 4Culture.

Co-Produced by Eclectic Theater.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30pm.

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A public access late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez, with her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musicianNick Sahoyah and filmed in front of YOU, our live television studio audience! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

This month we welcome to the NTL stage: More unnecessary antics from KEVIN THE CAMERAMAN! Tips on staying cool from NTL’s OFFICIAL COOL CORRESPONDENT, 11 YEAR OLD AVA! The stand-up comedic talents of local favorites MEAGAN ALBRIGHT and RYAN CASEY! Official champion of sorrow ANNA THE SAD! The passionate politics of slam poet JON AMAZON! A special visit from x-traordinary A-list actress FAMKE JANSSEN! Magical musical guest SEA OF SLUGS! Another exciting installment of SEATTLE’S GOT SPECIAL UNIQUE AND PRAISE-WORTHY TALENT! And MORE!

At Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

Powered by Shunpike!

Sponsored by 4Culture!
More info at: www.nottoolatewitheliciasanchez.com

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: A Pair To Remember!

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Wednesday, June 22-Friday June 24th, 2016 at 8pm

$20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2562721

Limited Engagement — 3 nights only!
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My two favorite solo shows — back to back in one evening.

The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter is based on my mother’s life — a story whose linchpin is my mother’s wedding day.

I Think My Heart Needs Glasses is based on my own life — my journey with love, grief, and the search for peace.

Revisiting these shows has been a joyous revelation, solidifying my connection to my past and heritage, and a lesson in gratitude as I plan my own wedding and look toward my future.

Come on this adventure with me.

“It is just Kesala, a bench, and an acted story which has a miraculous rhythm and a beautiful flow from goofiness to stillness and back again…a truly accomplished soloist…Go.” –Charlebois Post
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The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter

WINNER: SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE, MONTREAL 2012
WINNER: BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE, WINNIPEG 2012
WINNER: BEST OF FEST, SEATTLE 2012

“Heartwarming and absolutely charming” says The Visitorium.
“Nothing short of amazing…Simply Fantastic” says Montreal’s Bloody Underrated and the Victoria Times Colonist says “Phenomenal”.

In downtown New York we meet Maya, a 24-year-old Ukrainian girl about to be married. With her husband-to-be already 2 hours late, she starts looking forward at the new chapter of her life while reliving all of the moments that brought her to this church on New Year’s Eve, 1967. It is a true story of Ukrainian heritage and American spirit that transcends time in a single heartwarming performance.
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I Think My Heart Needs Glasses

Read about the creation of the play!

WINNER:
Best of Fest Winnipeg Fringe 2013

“I Think My Heart Needs Glasses is a
brilliant follow-up to Kesala’s
The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter. Not only is this a
Rite of Passage piece for this performer; it celebrates and illuminates her personal growth and victories as a person.
This show should not be missed.”
–Cole Hornaday, SeattleStar

“YANA KESALA IS A FORCE…PHENOMENAL ACTING CHOPS”
Victoria Times Colonist

“I WOULD SEEK OUT ANOTHER KESALA PERFORMANCE
IN A HEARTBEAT” CBC Manitoba

On day one of a silent meditation retreat we meet Yana, a novice meditator who’s a bit skeptical about the whole thing. With 10 days of silence ahead of her and 28 years of baggage behind her, she explores the scars left on her heart from years of running into walls with love. It is the true story of a mission for the perfect prescription.

Sponsored by Eclectic Theater!

Powered by Shunpike!

Sponsored by 4Culture!

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COMING SOON

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Monday, July 11 at 8pm.

Advanced Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565943

Written and Performed by Tom Voytko

A soldier. His Scout Dog. The Vietnam war. A story of love, trust, and betrayal.

In the summer of 1970  nineteen year old Jerry Colton fails out of college and is drafted into the United States Army. He volunteers to be a Scout Dog handler where he meets Kitmir, a mixed breed German Shepherd on dog pound death row. Kitmir is enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Working Dog.  Colton and Kitmir train together and deploy to Vietnam as a team. Man and dog form an uncommon bond as they share the same life, risk, and threat of death and must rely on each other for their survival. Colton and Kitmir serve with distinction earning the trust of battle-hardened combat infantrymen as they lead countless patrols through the brutal world that is the Vietnam War.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

I met Tom Voytko in 1992 in San Diego.  He had joined my improvisational acting workshop.  Tom was a Marine and the idea of a Marine studying with me was intriguing.

Tom and I have worked together ever since.  He has been a member of my workshops in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York and we have worked together to develop KITMIR, written and performed by Tom.

Tom has been around the world on various deployments as a Marine and served in Desert Shield/ Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tom sent letters home while deployed overseas and I was fortunate to be on his mailing list.  I learned to admire his literary brilliance.

Before KITMIR we worked on Toms solo show, YEAR OF THE RAT, about his time at Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1987 with a BA in History and a BA in Modern Languages (German).

Tom retired from the Marine Corps in 2009 and returned to school on the GI Bill graduating from Portland State University in 2013 with a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a BS in Film Studies with a Minor in Theater.

Gary Austin – Original Founder and Director of The Groundlings

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: The One-Act Fair Play Festival and Not Too Late For Elicia Sanchez! Plus Coming Soon!

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The One-Act Fair Play Festival features startlingly original and expressive works by local artists. Our Mission: To encourage and facilitate groups and individuals to share their identities, cultures, and artistry through dramatic and comedic works.

Schedule

Thursday, JUNE 16TH
7:30pm

Woman Without Her Coat (excerpt)
Owned Beyond Death
Lunchtime With Gary
Intermission
Who Needs Feng Shui?
50 Shades of Schadenfreude

Friday, JUNE 17TH
7:30pm

The Wandering Goose
Ashes
Results
Intermission
This Is How It Is
Stalker?
Owned Beyond Death

Saturday, JUNE 18th
7:30pm

The Wandering Goose
Ashes
Results
Intermission
The Merkle
Who Needs Feng Shui?
This Is How It Is

Sunday, JUNE 19th
2pm

The Merkle
Stalker?
Lunchtime With Gary
Intermission
Woman Without Her Coat (excerpt)
50 Shades of Schadenfreude

Plays

Woman Without Her Coat (excerpt)
Written by Jorj Savage
Directed by Molly Blades
Woman Without Her Coat – Could opposites attract?

Cast
Laurel Clark – JI
Chris Mathews – Carter

Who Needs Feng Shui?
Written by Eileen Hong
Directed by Eileen Hong and Tomoko Saito
Eileen Hong, who grew up in the ethnic Chinese society in Vietnam, writes plays that reflect her background, which is made up of three cultures.
Who Needs Feng Shui? is about a writer who tries to cure her writer’s block with feng shui. Will she succeed?
Cast
Kathy Okawa – Jennifer Tan
Allen Go – Michael Tan
Tomoko Saito – Ms. Vong and Ms Huang

Owned Beyond Death
Written by Eva Abram
Directed by Jeff Woodbridge
Owned Beyond Death features costuming by Janessa Styck.
Cast
Eva Abram

Lunchtime With Gary
Written and Directed by Monty Saasen
Lunchtime with Gary explores the relationship between the different personalities of office co-workers and their varying opinions on topics – such as cooking shows and fine cuisine.
Cast
Mara Stevë – Diane
Max Kerwien – Ted
Monty Saasen – Gary

50 Shades of Schadenfreude
Written and Directed by Chris Mathews
In 50 Shades of Schadenfreude, Virgil the vegan has five minutes before he becomes a full on zombie. Will he be able to convince his fellow undead to make better dietary choices in that time!?
Cast
Isaiah James – Virgil
CJ Chambers – Ana
Max Kerwien – Kevin
Molly Blades – Kole

The Wandering Goose
Written by Michael Dreger and Clara Hayes
Directed by Michael Dreger
Adapted from a story by Heather L. Earnhardt,
The Wandering Goose is a modern fable of how love goes. With sound design by Huntington Filson, scenic concept by Silas James, costume design by Miranda Troutt. Emily Cioc is stage manager.
Cast
Claire Marx – Goose
Hannah Osgood – Bug
Hannah Rockel – Blackbird

Ashes
Written and Directed by Leonard D Goodisman
In Ashes, Mrs. G is seeking something, and we will understand what it is as soon as she does.
Cast
Michelle Conklin – Mrs. G
Jeff Weedman – Henry

Results
Adapted and Directed by Dan Niven
In Results, imagine receiving a serious, perhaps fatal, diagnosis. How would you handle the news? As told by David and Johnny to M. Barrett Miller in Ice: A Journey in Isolation.
Cast
Dan Niven

This Is How It Is
Written by Caitlin Coey
Directed by Kate Myre
Cast
Nazlah Black – Lila
Meranda Long – Olivia

Stalker?
Written by Karen Demasters
Directed by Sarah Kleehammer
In Stalker?, sometimes people are not who we think they are.
Kristen – Laurel Clark
Barbara – Chasity Ellenburg
Andrew – Greg Beach

The Merkle
Written by Patty Carlson
Directed by Jeff Weedman
A tenant at The Merkle is scaring other residents with his odd behaviors – on an elevator long rumored to be haunted.
Cast
Charles Mickelson – Larry
Molly Blades – Joanie
Chris Mathews – Caesar
Jeff Weedman – Craig
Ellen Covey – Candy

Partnered with RELAX! Theater:
http://jeffmaxweed.wix.com/theater-plays

$10 Online, $12 at the door.

Produced by Eclectic Theater!

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Not Too Late With Elicia Sanchez

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:30pm

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A public access late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez, with her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah and filmed in front of YOU, our live television studio audience! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

At Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2542719, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

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COMING SOON

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Wednesday, June 22-Friday June 24th, 2016 at 8pm

$20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2562721

Limited Engagement — 3 nights only!
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My two favorite solo shows — back to back in one evening.

The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter is based on my mother’s life — a story whose linchpin is my mother’s wedding day.

I Think My Heart Needs Glasses is based on my own life — my journey with love, grief, and the search for peace.

Revisiting these shows has been a joyous revelation, solidifying my connection to my past and heritage, and a lesson in gratitude as I plan my own wedding and look toward my future.

Come on this adventure with me.

“It is just Kesala, a bench, and an acted story which has a miraculous rhythm and a beautiful flow from goofiness to stillness and back again…a truly accomplished soloist…Go.” –Charlebois Post
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The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter

WINNER: SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE, MONTREAL 2012
WINNER: BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE, WINNIPEG 2012
WINNER: BEST OF FEST, SEATTLE 2012

“Heartwarming and absolutely charming” says The Visitorium.
“Nothing short of amazing…Simply Fantastic” says Montreal’s Bloody Underrated and the Victoria Times Colonist says “Phenomenal”.

In downtown New York we meet Maya, a 24-year-old Ukrainian girl about to be married. With her husband-to-be already 2 hours late, she starts looking forward at the new chapter of her life while reliving all of the moments that brought her to this church on New Year’s Eve, 1967. It is a true story of Ukrainian heritage and American spirit that transcends time in a single heartwarming performance.
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I Think My Heart Needs Glasses

Read about the creation of the play!

WINNER:
Best of Fest Winnipeg Fringe 2013

“I Think My Heart Needs Glasses is a
brilliant follow-up to Kesala’s
The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter. Not only is this a
Rite of Passage piece for this performer; it celebrates and illuminates her personal growth and victories as a person.
This show should not be missed.”
–Cole Hornaday, SeattleStar

“YANA KESALA IS A FORCE…PHENOMENAL ACTING CHOPS”
Victoria Times Colonist

“I WOULD SEEK OUT ANOTHER KESALA PERFORMANCE
IN A HEARTBEAT” CBC Manitoba

On day one of a silent meditation retreat we meet Yana, a novice meditator who’s a bit skeptical about the whole thing. With 10 days of silence ahead of her and 28 years of baggage behind her, she explores the scars left on her heart from years of running into walls with love. It is the true story of a mission for the perfect prescription.

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SMFA: On the Road

Saturday, July 9, 2016. 11am-4pm

The Self-Management for Actors one-day seminar with Bonnie Gillespie is all about giving a good workout to those weakest actor muscles: the ones that focus on the business side of your career.

The bulk of our time together is spent on the marketing side of things, talking about what you’ve done (and could be doing) for your career (marketing and craft), brainstorming great ideas for moving out of stuck places, discussing audition tactics, discovering how to perform within alignment to your true “type,” targeting the people in this industry that provide the best opportunities for mutual benefit, and building your actor muscles in ways you may not have even thought they could be strong.

In our jam-packed seminar, we’ll cover:

  • marketing materials
  • primary type
  • targeting people who consistently cast your type
  • targeting best-fit agents and managers and coaches and photographers
  • self-taping to LA standards
  • identifying and reducing bad actor habits
  • developing your personal pitch
  • producing your own content
  • Hollywood myth-busting
  • networking tactics
  • becoming a booking machine for your agent
  • connecting with a supportive, encouraging, no-bullshit group of people

…all while having a blast!

Next up: Saturday, July 9th in Seattle

11am-4pm

$300

To register: http://shop.selfmanagementforactors.com/products-page/classes/smfa-on-the-road/

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