blood water paint
by joy McCullough, directed by Amy poisson
performed at the 12th Ave Arts Studio
Blood Water Paint is an audaciously imaginative and unflinching portrayal of Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter now considered one of the most accomplished of her generation. At a time when female artists were afforded no opportunities, Artemisia’s extraordinary talent earns her the recognition of Rome’s elite. Her father, Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi, hires a colleague to tutor his daughter. Instead, he rapes her. Refusing to stay silent about the assault, Artemisia takes her rapist to trial.
Based on true events, Blood Water Paint unfolds lyrically through interactions with the women featured in Artemisia’s most famous paintings, and culminates in her fierce battle to rise above the most devastating event in her life and fight for justice despite horrific consequences.
Bianca Raso, Alysha Curry, Meredith Armstrong, Leah Jarvik, Tim Gagne, and Michael D. Blum.
Amy Poisson (Director), Anna Ly (Associate Director), Tanya Gagne (Aerial Director), Parmida Ziaei (Set Design), Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Design), Johanna Melamed (Sound Design), Natalie H. Berg (Stage Manager), Kirk Vande Brake (Stage Manager).
September 13 to October 6, 2019
1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA
The Flight Before Xmas
by Maggie Lee, Directed by Amy POisson
performed at West of Lenin
With all the stress of the holidays, spending Christmas Eve stranded in an airport with a bunch of strangers is the last thing anyone needs! With endless delays, kids shuttling between stepfamilies, a rogue cat on the loose, an important business deal at stake, and missing your grandson’s first Christmas morning, the holiday spirit can disappear quicker than your lost luggage. But sometimes, all you need is to be a little late in order to truly appreciate what you’re rushing toward.
A heartwarming modern holiday show about finding your way home and the family we discover for ourselves.
December 6 to 28, 2019
203 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA
the fifth wave
by Jenn Ruzumna and Lisa Every
Following a vicious attack, a young woman, Maxx, emerges as a feminist icon and change maker for her generation. Decades of relative peace and calm follow for Maxx as she turns her focus to family and her career as a highly regarded professor. When a young man is accused of an assault on campus and finds an ally in Maxx’s daughter, her world begins to unravel. Maxx must confront the demons of her past even as she tries to protect her present life.
An intense and personal look at the future of feminism, The Fifth Wave asks: How do we claim justice without letting our rage destroy all that we love?
March 13 - 29, 2020
203 N. 36th Street