NW New Works Festival

Excited to announce that an excerpt from my piece The Most Popular Unpopular will be debuted at On The Boards NW New Works Festival in June!


Now in its 35th year, the NW New Works Festival showcases new and experimental works from a variety of performance disciplines, upholding its mission to showcase tomorrow’s artists today within the Northwest’s creative community.

Curated by a panel of peer artists and arts administrators from across the region, the Festival provides rehearsal time, an honorarium, documentation, and the opportunity to present work at OtB. In the past few years audiences have witnessed new pieces from artists including Tim Smith-Stewart/Jeffrey Azevedo, Jessica Jobaris & General Magic, and Markeith Wiley — all of whose work has become part of regular seasons at On the Boards.

Performance schedule
June 8–10 & June 15–17, 2018



Weekend 1 (June 8–10)

Studio Theater Showcase
June 8 at 8pm & June 9 – 10 at 5pm

Allie Hankins (Portland, OR)
Susan Lieu
Majinn (Tacoma, WA)

Mainstage Theater Showcase
June 9 – 10 at 8pm

Kiana Harris
The Horse in Motion
Elby Brosch
Angel Alviar-Langley “Moonyeka”

Weekend 2 (June 15–17)

Studio Theater Showcase
June 15 at 8pm & June 16 – 17 at 5pm

Pam Tzeng (Calgary, Alberta)
Eli Steffen | Corinne Manning
Malicious Allure

Mainstage Theater Showcase
June 16 – 17 at 8pm

Alicia Mullikin | MORENA
ilvs strauss
Fausto Rivera
Rainbow Fletcher/HYPERNOVA


The 2018 festival lineup was curated by a panel of peer artists and arts administrators including:

Nancy Chang (Executive Director, Reel Grrls)
Sara Ann Davidson (Operations Manager, On the Boards)
Peter Dee (Artist)
Imana Gunawan (Artist/Dancer, On the Boards Ambassador Writers Corps)
HATLO (Theater Artist)
Clare Hatlo (Associate Producer, On the Boards)
Mark Meuter (Production Manager, On the Boards)
Eze-Basil Chinwendu Oluo (House Manager, On the Boards)
Beth Raas-Bergquist (Director of Development, On the Boards)
Erica Bower Reich (Patron Relations Specialist, On the Boards)
Roache (Artist)
Imani Sims (Artist, On the Boards Ambassador Writers Corps)
Charles Smith (Director of Program Management, On the Boards)
Dani Tirrell (17/18 Season Artist and On the Boards Ambassador)
Katie Watkins (Director, Risk/Reward Festival, Portland)
Emily Zimmerman (Director, Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington)



Read more about the art and artists of the 2017 NW New Works Festival →

Open Studio #32

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 8pm October 13 & 14 (Friday and Saturday)

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 ~
Bunny Rarebits*
Left Blank Productions
The Magic Atmosphere
Shana Deon*
Smitty Buckler of Collective of Geniuses
Trivia Puppet Company
Vox Fabuli Puppets
Zane Exactly
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

Yay! Site back up!

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.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam 3/10 & 3/11

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 ~

  • DangerSwitch
  • 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.