Slowly but surely, live and in-person theater/performance events are not only being announced, but actually happening around the Seattle metro area. We posted about Mark Siano’s Church of Soft Rock music event which is happening in a parking lot in SoDo and continues this coming weekend (May 29 & 30) last week but Mark’s not the only one with a live gig.
There’s also Seattle’s terrific theater company THE WILLIAMS PROJECT, founded by Ryan Guzzo Purcell, which has been producing professional and evocative theater for the last few years including projects staged in non-traditional venues such as art studios, community meeting spaces and local churches. Naturally the group is up to the challenge of producing new work, live and in-person, in settings that are safe not only for audiences, but also the performers.
Their Campfire Festival features 4 new solo works, by local artists, being performed in repertory, in an outdoor setting at the Rainier Arts Center in West Seattle. The Festival opened the weekend of May 21/22 and will continue through the weekend of June 6th. Get tickets HERE.
The group is also producing THE WEALTH WALK, weekends in June. It’s a very unique kind of theatrical event:
The Wealth Walk. Part walking meditation, part audio play, part political activism, and part living history, The Wealth Walk will ask you to pay very particular attention to our city. By looking closely, you may find you can’t see things the same way again.Learn more >>
This Campfire Festival special event is a live, socially-distanced walking tour, with Ryan as your guide. In groups of just 15 audience members, starting from Franklin High School, you’ll walk about two miles over the course of 90 minutes.
Here’s more info on the Festival:
The Campfire Festival: Socially Distanced Encounters with Artists
Simple. Containing multitudes. Built for this moment. The Williams Project has commissioned four extraordinary local artists to create half-hour solo works, conceived for performance outdoors with very small, socially distancing audiences. Each performance will be followed by an intimate conversation with the artists. Presented as a repertory festival, The Campfire Festival will ease us back into the acts of gathering, communion, and storytelling.
Repertory Festival: Rainier Arts Center (the portico outdoors)
3515 S Alaska St Seattle, WA 98118
The Wealth Walk: Franklin High School (meet at entrance)
3031 S Mt Baker Blvd Seattle, WA 98144
WHEN: Repertory Festival: May 21-June 6
Fri, May 28 @ 7:00pm – Program D (Justin Huertas performed by Rheanna Atendido + Maggie L. Rogers)
Sat, May 29 @ 4:30pm – Program A (Aaron Martin Davis Norman + Maggie L. Rogers)
Sat, May 29 @ 7:00pm – Program B (Dedra D. Woods + Justin Huertas performed by Rheanna Atendido)
Sun, May 30 @ 4:30pm – Program C (Aaron Martin Davis Norman + Dedra D. Woods)
Fri, June 4 @ 7:00pm – Program B (Dedra D. Woods + Justin Huertas performed by Rheanna Atendido)
Sat, June 5 @ 4:30pm – Program A (Aaron Martin Davis Norman + Maggie L. Rogers)
Sat, June 5 @ 7:00pm – One-Time Pairing (Aaron Martin Davis Norman + Justin Huertas performed by Rheanna Atendido)
Sun, June 6 @ 4:30pm – Program D (Justin Huertas performed by Rheanna Atendido + Maggie L. Rogers)
The Wealth Walk: June 4-20 Fridays @ 4:00pm Saturdays and Sundays @ 12:00pm (noon) Learn more >>
This is a rain or shine event. Full schedules here >>
For The Williams Project’s COVID-19 Audience Safety Plan, visit TheWilliamsProject.org.