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2013 CityArtist Projects

Braden Abraham
Adapt and develop a highly-accessible script, featuring a new translation of Henry Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People,' to be set in the Pacific Northwest.
$4,500
Kathya Alexander
Revise and complete a script Old Testament about homosexuality in the Black church and gang violence in the Black community, based on gang violence in The Old Testament. Material from community forums will be integrated into the production.
$3,000
Amontaine Aurore Woods
Expand conceptual aspects of a full-length, one-woman play (including multimedia) about a Black teen exploring revolutionary mindsets in 1970s suburban Seattle.
$3,000
Samantha Boshnack
Develop eight new jazz pieces that push parameters. These works will be performed by a new group of musicians covering a span of ages and experiences in disparate venues around Seattle including an elementary school. Final live concerts will be recorded.Develop eight new jazz pieces that push parameters. These works will be performed by a new group of musicians covering a span of ages and experiences in disparate venues around Seattle including an elementary school. Final live concerts will be recorded.
$4,500
Paul Budraitis
Completion of a playscript for non-verbal, image-based theatrical performances that follows the protagonist of the classic play "Death of a Salesman" into the afterlife highlighting his modern resonance.
$4,500
Catherine Cabeen
Development and presentation of a dance-theater performance blending historic scholarship and choreogrpahy based on Niki de Saint Phalle. A major theme of the work is criticism of female artists on accomplishment versus beauty. Events will engage UW students and participants from Reel Grrls.
$6,000
Rose Cano
Complete script development and staged presentations of a bilingual play based on Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as homeless characters. Performances will take place through a series of readings at local shelters and for homeless and advocacy organizations.
$8,000
Alex Chadsey
Further collaboration with multidisciplinary artists from Mexico, Los Angeles and Seattle plus immigrant youth in the development of new compositions culminating in two concerts/fandangos and video.
$8,000
Steven Cherena
Record, rehearse and perform traditional Afro-Cuban compositions descended from Yoruba folklore with sacred bata drums and vocals for a public concert.
$6,000
Kevin Connor
Create, record and present original compositions for Cuban tres and guitar showcasing similarities between Cuban tres and Gypsy Jazz guitar. New work will be performed at a community concert.
$4,500
Emily Doolittle
Present and record a concert of music based on sounds from nature performed by the Seattle Chamber Players with pre-concert talks and recording. Performances will be made available to middle school students and senior citizens.
$4,500
Dayna Hanson
Present a new, evening length dance theater piece blending details of 2012 school board shooting with studies of Chekhov's suicides and the Death Wish crime films.
$8,000
Wayne Horvitz
Create and record a set of instrumental songs for string trio with electronics and for piano with electronics that will be performed as a suite. The songs incorporate repurposed compositions, acoustic material and real instruments.
$4,500
Jessika Kenney
Compose, record and perform new work exploring secular court music, vocal traditions and fragments of classical literature from Iran and Java including innovative and open-ended translation processes.
$8,000
Paul Kikuchi
Compose, rehearse and perform a song cycle in five movements for six artists based on the artist's great grandfather's memoir. Culminating events will be two public performances, one of which will include a composer question/answer period.
$4,000
Jody Kuehner
Present new ensemble drag dance comedy of excess work inspired by small town fame to replicate and commodify our personas no matter how unflattering the results.
$6,000
Joan Laage
Resesarch, create and produce a new retrospective, multi-disciplinary butoh piece focusing on gender and its relationship with to costuming, make-up, movement and themes for public performances and talks.
$2,000
Leslie Law
Rehearse, present and record live theater for radio show with poets and playwrights, composers and performers highlighting the Puget Sound region. Thematic episodes are all scored with original music and sound effects available online as podcast.
$6,000
Malika Lee
Debut the production of a full length stage play about an African American woman's journey with breast cancer. The project encompasses development, rehearsals, and production which will be in the Fall 2013.
$6,000
Hengda Li
Create and develop new collaborative dance drama with the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe from Beijing based on a young boy's struggle to pursue his dream of becoming the best acrobat in the world.
$6,000
Etta Mamin-Lilienthal
Produce an environmental site-specific light installation based on Buddhist prayer beads and meditation mantra that will have a number of live performances over a two-week period in multiple spaces. The installation will be fully documented.
$6,000
Paul Mullin
Develop through research and collaboration with theatre artists a stage play that dramatizes current scientific and philosophical explorations of human consciousness. The process will culminate in a fully staged workshop production in 2013.
$4,500
Jason Parker
Select, arrange and record original jazz compositions by Seattle-based musicians for two public performances with four high school workshops-concerts.
$6,000
Terry Podgorski
Complete final script of Don Nordo, a new full-evening theatrical work about food culture issues with free readings and post-reading talks including performers, producers and supporters.
$3,000
Tamara Power-Drutis
Create, record, and present six derivative Northwest Americana works from mid-19th century through early 20th Century exploring the settlement era, railroads, mining communities, travel to the west and their influence on our local culture. Pieces will be accompanied by historical context and photos for school and public performances.
$4,500
Sarah Rudinoff
Create, rehearse and perform an original rock n' roll play, These Streets, with exhibit and oral histories inspired by the lives of women musicians from the 1990's Seattle grunge scene.
$8,000
Ellie Sandstrom
Offer free, open rehearsals, lecture/demonstrations prior to first evening-length choreographic performance in four sections: solo, duet, trio and quartet with music by composer Chad Beieler. Work examines balance of nurturing and being nurtured that targets novice students of all ages.
$4,500
Anna Telcs
Present a dramatic live show exploring the ritual of dressing, ceremony of fashion and exclusivity within the fashion industry based in part on textile archives research. Performances will be concurrent with fashion week 2013 and performed three times on single day with exhibit.
$6,000
Ann Teplick
Complete the first draft of a full-length play about homophobia among teens. There will be a community and school staged reading with post-play discussions led by director and representatives from King County Sexual Assault Resource Center.
$3,000
John Teske
Complete and perform two 60-minute performances of new concert music for a 26-piece ensemble of strings and woodwinds, exploring the subtleties of human consciousness, awareness and experience at two venues.
$3,000
Jenna Bean Veatch
Present a two-woman show via a collage of monologues, ballads, old photos, modern dance, and '60s pop songs that weave a sad story of a Ukrainian-American family's war-torn past. Work paints an unexpectedly whimsical picture of loss.
$4,500