Rachel Gallaher fell into interiors writing when she applied for an internship at a local shelter magazine three years ago. Now she reports on Pacific Northwest design for recently launched GRAY magazine and covers performing arts for City Arts. Worst design trend in history? Shag carpet in the bathroom—gross!

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Review

From Russia With Blood

It wouldn’t be a play set in Russia without vodka and borscht, and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls at Washington Ensemble Theatre has plenty of that. The West Coast premiere of the play, written by L.A.-based playwright Meg Miroshnik and...
Review

Avant-Garde Dance from Africa gives Women a Voice

There is no language barrier in dance—communication is achieved through the body, and the art is in the movement. Last weekend Seattle Theatre Group presented “Voices of Strength,” a mini festival of contemporary dance from women in Africa. The...
Review

Going Gaga For a New Lady

Last Friday was a double premiere for Danielle Agami, the Israeli dancer and choreographer who presented Sally Meets Stu with her newly formed company, Ate9 at the Century Ballroom. The multi-dimensional work (dance, narration, stunning lighting)...
Feature

Simple, Not Easy

Renowned choreographer Mark Morris returns to Seattle with two world premieres in a single season. When Peter Boal left New York to become artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2005, he already had Mark Morris in mind. It only seemed...
Review

Eager Energy at ‘Strictly Seattle’

Seattle has some fierce female choreographers. Over the weekend six of them showcased work at Velocity Dance Centre’s 2012 ‘Strictly Seattle’ performance. The two-night production was the end product of a three-week dance workshop, in which...
Review

Maniac in ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’

In the wake of the tragic shooting at a Colorado movie theatre’s premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, it seems almost inappropriate to write about the mix of humor and violence in performance. In Nobel Prize winning playwright Dario Fo’s Accidental...
Review

Shawn Law Dominates in ‘Dirty Story’

At some point every relationship flairs into brutal and explosive combat. But when a romantic coupling starts off with contention and descends into an insane and violent territorial war, it leaves you wondering, ‘What the hell is wrong with these...
Review

Energy Explodes in Les Misérables

When the first bombastic notes burst from the orchestra, the energy level of the 5th Avenue’s production of Les Misérables is set—and doesn’t flag for the entire two-and-a-half hour show. Producer Cameron Mackintosh’s newly staged production...
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Energy and Empathy in ‘Les Misérables’

When the first bombastic notes burst from the orchestra, the energy level of the 5th Avenue’s production of Les Misérables is set—and doesn’t flag for the entire two-and-a-half hour show. Producer Cameron Mackintosh’s newly staged production...
Uncategorized

Energy and Empathy in ‘Les Misérables’

When the first bombastic notes burst from the orchestra, the energy level of the 5th Avenue’s production of Les Misérables is set—and doesn’t flag for the entire two-and-a-half hour show. Producer Cameron Mackintosh’s newly staged production...
News

17 Actors, Four Plays, One Festival

A dozen or so actors are gathered in a windowless rehearsal studio in South Lake Union, feather boas and plastic martini glasses strewn on tables and chairs around them. Burton Curtis wears a pink sequined bra over a light blue T-shirt. Michael Place,...
Review

Donald Byrd Stuns with ‘LOVE’

From the moment that Vincent Michael Lopez steps onto the minimal stage at the beginning of LOVE, his body unfolds into a physical manifestation of beauty. Fluid, graceful and strong, Lopez serves as an anchor for the show, both for his physical...