PODCAST 13: From Masquerades to Motherhood
Natasha Marin is a Seattle based poet and interdisciplinary artist whose immersive and interactive performances, writing, and experience as the co-founder of SPoCS (Seattle People of Color Salon) explore themes of legacy, connection, community, and play. This month Natasha and TPR Director Tia Kramer enjoy a lively evening discussion at The Project Room touching on how Trinidadian masquerades, Canadian friendliness, and motherhood all influence her work.
NEW WRITING: Who Was Your Local Hero, Quinn Manson Buchwald?
TPR is partnering with the Seattle Public Library Foundation to feature young authors writing about their local heros. This essay by Quinn Manson Buchwald won first place for the Library's 2014 Stim Bullett Civic Courage Scholarship! 2015 winners will be presenting their work at TPR this June!
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TOP ROW: Architect Tom Kundig (left) and Sound Artist Trimpin (center) present their points of view during the "Successful People Talking About Failure" series; the crowd settles in during a 2013 event; CENTER ROW: Taiwan-based Dancer Ying Zhou performs at a public rehearsal of "Swimming the List" (left); Icelandic textile artist Shoplifter (center) participate in a conversation with design collective Vik Prjonsdottir (center); Stephanie Wicker of the band Like Lightening performs as a pre-theater event for These Streets (right). Photos by Frank Huster, Katie Miller.
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