Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets 2017 - The Unity Edition @ Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Seattle [from 22 to 24 June]

Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets 2017 - The Unity Edition

22 - 24
20:00 - 08:00

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Erickson Theatre Off Broadway
1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
Come join us for the literary battle of the millennium June 22-24th at the Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue in Seattle. Performances for this unique, annual, barnbuster of a show are three nights only at 8 pm.

Seven playwrights and seven poets write to prompts provided by seven different visual artists. These writings are then produced and staged by directors and actors drawn from Seattle's theater community. At the end of the run, the audience votes on who did it better-- the playwrights or the poets! The winning team of writers each gets a bottle of Two Buck Chuck. The losing team a can of warm Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

The theme this year — Unity.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture through their SmART Ventures program, students with a school ID card will be admitted to the event free of charge. In an effort to expose our region's youth to the vibrant arts community of King Country, the producers of Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets are proud to create more access for local youth to engage with our thriving arts community.

Tickets are $20 general, $10 military, senior, or educator. For more information, please go to

Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets 2017 Community of Artists

Curators: Graham Isaac (Poetry), Daniel Tarker (Playwriting), Tristan McAvoy (Music), and Kate Vrijmoet (Visual Art)

Poets: Daemond Arrindell, Jamaica Baldwin, Elisa Chavez, Paul Mullin, Amber Nelson, Shin Yu Pai, and Steve Potter

Playwrights: José Amador, Kelleen Conway Blanchard, Greg Brisendine, Gretchen Douma, Heidi Heimarck, Jim Jewell, and Dennis Moore

Visual Artists: Kree Arvanitas, Sofia Babaeva, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Curt Clugston, Michele de la Vega, Malayka Gormally, and Amy Mintonye

Actors: Jose Amador, Sarah Bixler, Deniece Bleha, Terry Boyd, Alysha Curry, Solomon Davis, Tom Fraser, Britt Hobson, Fox Rain Matthews, Sara Schweid, Christine Shaw White, Lyam White

Musicians: Quentin Ergane, Paul Grende, Tristan McAvoy, Rich Pagillo, Nick Whichman

Directors: Sarah Rodriguez Giese, Ellen Graham, and Daniel Tarker

Designers/Tech Crew: Justin Babbitt, Theodore Michael Dolas, Amy LaZerte, and Jennifer West
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