Fall Arts 2012
Poll: The Best of Seattle Arts, According to Seattle Artists
We asked 35 Seattle directors, musicians, dancers, and all-around culture gurus to give us their top picks for the year. All of the answers are anonymous, all praise unfettered.
- Published Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 10:08am
15 Artists to Watch in 2013
JENNIFER LEE TAYLOR
“She’s a character actress trapped in the body of an ingenue and it makes for some greatly nuanced performances like she did in Pygmalion” at Seattle Shakespeare.
“From Moritz in Spring Awakening to Angel in Rent to Hedwig in 2013’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jerick is a rising star on the Seattle musical theater scene.… He’s not just ‘one to watch.’ He’s the one to watch.”
“He is a product of our wonderful arts training and he has chosen to stay local (thank you, Nick). He can do absolutely anything you put in front of him.”
“Phenomenal director [who’s] done amazing work to date.” We loved his Clybourne Park at Seattle Rep; he’ll helm the Rep’s The Glass Menagerie this fall.
ACTOR AND COFOUNDER OF WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE
“The guy was a force in the Intiman Festival.… If he stays in Seattle, he’s definitely one to watch, both for his talents as an actor and for his work as a producer.”
PLAYWRIGHT AND MEMBER OF SEATTLE REP NEW WRITERS GROUP
“A fantastic writer with a great sense of theatricality and whimsy, reminiscent of Sarah Ruhl.”
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRINCIPAL DANCER
“She is an extraordinary ballerina who is currently dancing in the prime years of her career.”
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CORPS DANCER
“Young fantastic dancer and exciting up-and-coming choreographer… He stages his first ballet with PNB in November.”
“Inventive movement vocabulary and a keen mind for creating stage visuals,” like with Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light But Never Warmth at Velocity in May.
PERFORMANCE ART TROUPE
“Balls-to-the-wall performances [at the now defunct Lawrimore Project] that invoke haunting yet beautiful imagery.”
THE SATORI GROUP
“Fabulous Prizes by Neil Ferron is still scorched into my brain.”
“Very talented young designer doing good work without much in the way of resources.” Check her out at Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders.
“Consistently excellent music and hard working. He deserves more recognition.”
“They’re just great!”
“Kyle is making puppetry in a way that I’ve never seen before and begins to question the lines between visual art, image-based theater,and puppetry.”