Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets 2017 - The Unity Edition
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 event 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.
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: Sarah Bixler, Terry Boyd, Deniece Bleha, Alysha Curry, Solomon Davis, Tom Fraser, Stephanie Graham, Britt Hobson, Fox Rain Matthews, Miiko Valkonen, Christine Shaw White, and 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
1524 Harvard Avenue
Scenes From Previous Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets events