Open Studio #32
October 21, 3:30 pm
Studio Theater at On the Boards
Lobby and seating opens at 3 pm.
Suggested donation: $5
Smitty Buckler (Performance Art)
Warren Woo (Dance)
Allie Hankins (Performance | Portland)
Rainbow Fletcher (Dance)
Jake Simonds (Theater | Portland)
Open Studio offers artists a regular platform to present a range of works-in-progress: from a few minutes of new material to a performance installation to an excerpt of a durational performance. All projects are self-contained and technically constrained, providing a low-pressure showcase that encourages experimentation. Audiences have the opportunity to engage informally with artists and give feedback after each showcase.
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 13
October 13 & 14 (Friday and Saturday)
Theatre Off Jackson – 409 7th Ave S, Seattle
$12 in advance, $17 at the door
Ticket LINK: http://bit.ly/2xHFtd1
Join us for a special spooky edition of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam to celebrate our 13th show! Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances through our ongoing performance series. A place to be creative, quirky and experimental, every Fussy Cloud features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!
Hosted by the fabulous Sin de la Rosa!
~ Artists Scheduled to Appear ~
Left Blank Productions
The Magic Atmosphere
Smitty Buckler of Collective of Geniuses
Trivia Puppet Company
Vox Fabuli Puppets
Zoo Pack Puppets
*indicates an artist new to Fussy Cloud
Volume 13 is produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund.
recommended for adults only
poster design by Wilkson
After some back and forth with my host, it was found that migration to a new DNS malfunctioned. Site was down for a few days but it always makes me happy when things work out so easily, much better than rebuilding the site from scratch. Also a good reminder to have your back up system in order. My back up via my control panel was set to back up every night which means that it quickly wrote over itself and I had not downloaded a back up in ages. All is well that ends well.
The Piece: Sensual Solitude is our quest to find love for ourselves in a society that makes our very existence illegal. Our search for a trans feminism which embraces femme, sissy, women, gender nonconforming and anyone who has ever identified or been assigned female and seeks justice and equity
in our society for those disenfranchised.Wrriten by Smitty Buckler. Performed by Puss in Boots is a mentally and physically Disabled Transgender Drag Circus Performer proving that physical and mental ability do not define circus performers. Pussy’s repertoire includes aerial, partner acrobatics, puppetry and clown.
The Show: After almost a year’s hiatus, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is back and chock full of brand new delicious puppet weirdness with Volume 12. A quirky cabaret by and for puppet loving grown-ups, Volume 12 features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from all over the Pacific Northwest, including visiting artists from Portland and Canada. In addition, eight of the ten scheduled acts this time are world premieres! When: March 10 & 11 8pm Where: Theatre Off Jackson 409 7th Ave S Seattle, WA Tickets: $12 in advance Recommended for ages 18+ http://fussy12.brownpapertickets.com
~ Artists Scheduled to Appear ~
- David Gordon*
- Samala Coffey of the Shenanigans Alliance
- Sketchy Puppet Improv*
- Smitty Buckler of Collective of Geniuses
- Tim Guigni*
- Trivia Puppet Company
- Vancouver Puppet Theatre*
- Vox Fabuli Puppets
- Zoo Pack Puppets
indicates an artist new to Fussy Cloud
As ever, the evening will hosted by our beloved MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis.
I will be performing for this. Reading one of my recent works.
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Come celebrate Cooper Artist Housing & Youngstown Cultural Arts Center’s TEN super years of arts & culture in West Seattle, and beyond, with a rockin’ reception – NOVEMBER 10th at City Hall!!!
There’ll be Dance, Poetry, and Singing with light fare, and more.
Don’t mess around & miss it!
The November 1st to December 21st exhibition features AMAZING works by 20+ Cooper & Youngstown’s artists in both the upper and lower galleries at City Hall.
Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, Ink Spray – oh my!
Come. See. Be.
Cog will be tabling at the bookfair this year so stop by and get some swag. This years fair will be from 10-6 on 8/20/16 at Washington Hall. (Directions)
We will also be at the SF Zine Symposium on 9/4/16 from 11-5. (Directions)
Its been a while but I wrote a new piece yesterday and I am feeling good about it so check it out and lmk what you think. PS- The NSFW warning is a bit extreme. It is just words but I didn’t want anyone to flag my blog.
When: August 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: FSPC Studio, 1608 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 USA
Cost: at the door: $25. Advance: $20 (Solo) $35 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)
Part 1: Gender (The trans, nonbinary, bi, poly world-wind)
Maybe you have a crush and have never been with a trans person. Maybe you like to have all the sex but want to know more about STI prevention and transmission between your many gendered partners. Maybe you are bi-curious and want to explore your queerness more. We can talk about it.
Some subjects that might be included are body parts and language; STIs, HIV& HCV pathogenesis (how they are spread), explicit consent; feeling safe; self-care; support and solitude; rape culture; cocks (attached and detachable), strap-ons, trans lady clits and you; penetration or not; anal not just for gay men; enemas, lube and microbiomes; fetishization and transphobia. This will be a courageous space based in harm reduction. This means that this is a safe space where it is okay to make mistakes and for people to let you know that you have made a mistake. It is not okay to attend if you hold any Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF), views on sex and/or trans people.
This workshop will be a semi-structured, facilitated dialog with sexpert Smitty Buckler. In the past, Smitty has been an HIV/STI tester and counselor, a domestic violence advocate, a trans resource coordinator, a facilitator and teacher, and an organizer among many other roles. They have spent the last several years doing comprehensive research on violence against trans people, especially those with intersecting identities and how that impacts safer sex and health decision making. They have worked extensively with various medical providers and sexperts across the country through various networks and conferences. Smitty is aligned and works with a variety of communities including those inclusive of drug users, sex workers, and people with disabilities. To learn more about the work they have done check out their about me page on their website: SmittyBuckler.com.
Purchase Advance Tickets Here.
Cost at the door: $25.
Advance: $20 (Solo) $30 (Solo +PIF donation) $35 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)
This workshop is eligible for Pay It Forward Scholarships. Please visit our website for information on applying for a partial or full scholarship to attend this workshop.
Open to all 18+
Attendance is limited to 30 people.
Workshop attendees receive a $5 off voucher for entry into the Transfusion party hosted by the CSPC that night.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Sex Positive Culture.