Mirror Stage presents Expand Upon:HOMELESSNESS
October 12th@8pm and October 13th@2pm with lecture beginning at 1pm
For the Expand Upon series, Mirror Stage commissions two local playwrights to each develop a short play responding to a community-selected theme, using the same multi- generational, multi-racial cast. For the fourth round of Expand Upon, the community selected the theme Homelessness, and Mirror Stage commissioned plays by Holly Arsenault and Tré Calhoun. Directed by Suzanne M. Cohen, Expand Upon: HOMELESSNESS features Tee Dennard, Hazel Rose Gibson, Joe Ivy, Patrick Lennon, Marty Mukhalian, Meenakshi RIshi, Sofía Raquel Sanchez, and Pratik Shah. There will be a moderated discussion following every performance.
In 2018, homelessness rose 0.3% across the US according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, while homelessness in Seattle rose 4%. People experiencing homelessness can be individuals, children or families. They may be living on the streets; in abandoned buildings or vehicles; in shelters, missions or transitional housing; in single room occupancy; or have moved 2+ times within 60 days. A wide range of reasons may be behind why someone is without a permanent dwelling and experiencing homelessness: individuals may be employed and still unable to find affordable housing; able to work but currently under- or unemployed due to a suffering economy or personal hardship; or not able to work without assistance. Counting people living outside (unsheltered) and in shelters, Seattle has the third largest homeless population of major US cities—12,112, in 2018.
Charlotte Sanders, UW Seattle, will present FREE pre-show lectures on Homelessness on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00pm, and Sunday, October 13 at 1:00pm. Charlotte Sanders, MSW has been involved in social services for more than 22 years, primarily serving Seattle youth and young adults in different homeless service settings and capacities, ranging from direct service, program management and advocacy. She worked with Neighborcare Health’s Homeless Youth Clinic as the youth clinic manager and onsite social worker, and continues to work as an on-call intake social worker for Washington state’s Children’s Administration Central Intake Unit. Sanders also co-chairs the UW Seattle interprofessional course on homelessness.
October 26@5p + 8p
Combining dance performance with technology, this split bill will premier new performance works by Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham, as well as, Hope Goldman in collaboration with Andrew Moffat. glitch brings to one stage MacIntosh-Hougham’s Bad! Bad! Bad!, an exploration of doubt and hyper-performativity in the digital age with Goldman and Moffat’s Dawn of an Old Age, an investigation of the possibilities and promises of virtual spaces, and how they can be intertwined seamlessly in performance. Together, these pieces offer audiences a vision of a world in which technology doesn’t hamper our imaginations, but excites them into new discoveries.
yeoja : in her self
Please join us for an intimate evening of outstanding modern dance performance by three renowned award-winning women choreographers from Korea. They will perform three distinctive works that push through cultural and language barriers, allowing the audience to witness the outward expression of female interiority.
Puluem Youn/Youn Puluem Project Group (Woman on the Road)
Jung In Lee/Lee Jung In Creation (Skins)
Bo Kyung Lee/BK Dance Project (Human - Pretense)
*The evening will include a guest feature of “POTS & spoons” by local dancer, Ivana Lin, and an engaging artist panel of Q&A will follow.
“yeoja : in herself” is presented by Min Moon in cooperation with Korea Dance Abroad. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture and Arts Council Korea.