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Sept 3rd & 4th: THE LIVE! THEATER! MASHUP! A Showcase of Pacific NW Acts!! Curated by theater simple for the Western Arts Conference, SEE seven acts per night of INGENIOUSLY GENRE-DEFYING ARTISTRY at ACT Theatre. GET TICKETS!
Make-A-Wish and theater simple: Sept 11th marks the 3 year anniversary of ROBIN'S WISH TO GO TO WONDERLAND (Photo's/Story & Video...grab a hanky) and our amazing relationship with Make A Wish. The following year, theater simple produced COLBY'S WISH TO BE A SECRET AGENT (Video) for another incredible Wish Kid. Have a look at these stories, and we Ice-Bucket-Challenge you to get involved!!
Fresh from acclaimed runs in Minneapolis and Canada, theater simple's newest show continues it's North American Tour! THE DEATH OF BRIAN (a Zombie Odyssey) plays BUMBERSHOOT (8/30 & 31) and travels to the Boulder Fringe Festival, CO September 17-28th. SEE BELOW or Check out "the Official DofB Show Page
Have a look at super-fun Video from our park escapade, ADVENTURES OF OWL & PUSSYCAT, our little roving spectacle.
Check out the most recent NEWSLETTER (8/26/2014) - all the news you need to know!
Currently On-Tour, Summer 2014
Written and performed by Ricky Coates
Directed by K Brian Neel
theater simple's award-winning one-man zombie show, on a three-month tour!
FOLLOW Brian S.'s epic journey to reunite with his living wife after his 'demise'. It's got all the fights, sex, gore, and nerd references you CRAVE.
WITNESS cringe-worthy gross-outs, blood, brains, plus many other fave zombie tropes, philosophies and LAUGHS.
Orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando, FL - May 14-27. Orlando Fringe Info
Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, MN July 31-August 10th. MN Fringe Info
Edmonton Fringe Festival, Edmonton, AB August 14-24th. Edmonton Fringe Info
Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA August 30th-September 1st. Bumbershoot 2014 Info
Boulder Fringe Festival, Boulder, CO September 17-28th. Boulder Fringe Info
CHECK OUT the Official DofB Show Page!
"BRIAN" across North America 2014!!!!
THE DEATH OF BRIAN
This risky, highly-physical show serves up humor, horror, and humanity-examining philosophy at Festivals across the Continent!
NEW PODCAST: theater simple in England
Listen at http://thsimple.podbean.com
JUST RELEASED: a special PARK BENCH from our recent work in DEVON ENGLAND.
PARK BENCH is our award-winning podcast series, and for the past 7 years and 31 episodes has been a whimsical mobile interview outpost with a serious agenda. But, with Episode #32, we leave the Park Bench at home and turn our attention, and the microphone on ourselves, our art, and some people who have inspired us for years.
theater simple was pleased and excited to have received a travel grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters to support a trip to visit Devon and London - where we got to consult, play and plot with our friends from Multi Story, Gill Nathanson and Bill Buffery. We also had the delight of watching a rehearsal and collaboration session for a new work with Kath Burlinson and Juliette Jeanclaude and the Authentic Artist Collective in London. Gill and Bill are also the producers of the Barnstaple Fringe in North Devon which just finished at the end of June. It looks pretty fun. http://www.theatrefest.co.uk/
OWL & PUSSYCAT (INDOORS!)
at BUMBERSHOOT 2013, Aug 31-Sept 2
at the KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER, Dec 28-29, Jan 16
Physical, funny and punny, this four actor ricochet off the Edward Lear poem brought down the house for three shows each this fall & winter.
Jul 28-Sept 8, 2013
The Adventures of OWL & PUSSYCAT
SO MANY THANKS.....to the scores of audience members who came to the parks last summer!!!!!! Our FIFTH theatrical park adventure created for parks and gardens in King County was a SMASH and a BLAST
Have a look at NEW VIDEO from Summer 2013's ADVENTURES OF OWL & PUSSYCAT . Some dreamy Ballard Locks footage of our little outdoor roving spectacle