Cross-pollination and intermingling of artists from different disciplines who’s paths usually don’t cross.
How are you participating in this event? What are you most excited about sharing with audiences?
I wrote a poem for Medicine Ball. I’m excited to share an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek piece that portrays a certain section of this city.
How does participating in an event like this stretch you as an artist?
I’ve never written a piece designed to be performed by anyone besides myself. Also, the piece I wrote for Medicine Ball is the longest poem I’ve ever written (but it’s still not very long)
I like the people I encounter – your average Seattlite is interesting, well-informed, and smart – qualities that often make good conversationalists.
Can you tell us something about your aesthetic and approach as a writer, actor, or visual artist?
My aesthetic is the ridiculous, the heartbreaking, the humorous. My approach is to get the bad work out, so I work on volume. Not every poem will be good, but eventually some will click.
Please provide a brief artists bio here and any links to relevant websites.
Yasmin Elbaradie is a poet and implant from Cairo who has now been here eight years. She is a cat enthusiast. Her chapbook, All Things Infinitely Peelable, is forthcoming.
Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets plays February 5 – 6 at the Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill. Friday performance is at 7:30 and Saturday at 7:30 pm. and 10:00 pm. Tickets are available here: http://seattletheatreworks.org/