The Project Room asked two Big Questions during its existence:
Why Do We Make Things?
How Are We Remembered?
Explore both questions by browsing our past events!
Thurs. February 5, 7pm: Unseen Monuments: Author Michelle Peñaloza launches The Project Room's new topic, Monument, with a discussion about the unseen Seattle monuments she uncovered while writing her forthcoming book landscape/heartbreak.
Sat. February 28, 1-2pm: Legacy Assignment Series 1: 10,000 Year Warning System. A free public workshop with Artist Robert Rhee.
Sun. March 22, 1-3pm: Em(Bodied): A free workshop with Writer Anastacia Tolbert. TPR has been following Anastacia in the making of her upcoming One-Woman show, 9 Ounces, which debuts this coming July. Join us for this cross-genre workshop in which Anastacia will share aspects of her creative process.
Sat. April 11, 1-2pm: Who's Musing Who?: An intimate dialog with Interdisciplinary Artist Tameka Norris discussing intellectual property, authorship, and socioeconomic status as it relates to personal legacy in a digital era.
Mon. April 27, 7-8pm: Legacy Assignment Series II: If a Handful of Matches is Thrown to the Floor. Performance Artist and Poet Sierra Nelson questions the roles divination, science, and artistic practice play in our understanding of the past and our choices for the future. She’ll be joined by her longtime collaborator Rachel Kessler to bookend the conversation with some live experiments.
Mon. May 4, 6-7pm: Breathing the Water: Short Films about Denise Levertov. Author Rebecca Brown, Poet Jan Wallace, and TPR host this evening remembering the great American poet, activist, and teacher Denise Levertov. This event is part of a city-wide celebration of Levertov culminating on May 16th, Seattle's Denise Levertov Day.
Tues. May 5: GIVE BIG! Donate to support The Project Room.
Thur. May 14, 7-8:30pm: A Toast to 9 Ounces! @ 10 Degrees. This is a ticketed ($25) fundraiser for 9 Ounces: A One-Woman Show and will be held @ 10 Degrees in Capitol Hill! Writer and Performer Anastacia Tolbert will give a special behind-the-scenes sneak peak into the three characters of her forthcoming production, 9 Ounces. Come meet Alice, Luna, and Saraphina as they are interviewed by TPR Editor, Tessa Hulls.
Wed. August 5: Podcast 16 live on iTunes! Building the Impossible City: Non-Profit Arts Collective Sawhorse Revolution with Sarah Smith and Micah Stanovsky.
9 OUNCES: A ONE-WOMAN SHOW @ The Project Room!
Since October 2014, The Project Room followed Anastacia Tolbert in the making of this monumental work. 9 Ounces stars Alice, Luna & Saraphina. Using the audience as mirror, epiphany and diary, three narratives crochet themselves around evolving frames. This unkempt, de-ribbon-ed braid dangling crooked parts is not to be missed. All performances will be held at The Project Room. General admission performances are FREE. Required tickets available 5/14/14; click on the dates below to link to Stranger Ticket Sales.
VIP DEBUT Performances: $25
Thurs. July 30 & September 10, 6:30-9pm
Special Q & A with the artist after the performance.
Wine and hors d'oeurvres will be served!
$25 VIP tickets required via Stranger Tickets; available on 5/14/15.
Doors open at 6:30pm, performance at 7pm. Seating is limited.
OCTOBER 22, 6-6:45PM: It's a Bitch to Remember- Lit Crawl seattle poetry reading, featuring Steven Barker, Jason Schmidt and Allison Ellis.
February 6, 6pm: Authors Kim Fu and Rebecca Brown in conversation about Fu’s new novel, For Today I am a Boy. Read more here
February 28, 6pm: Difficult Fruit
Poet Lauren K. Alleyne presentation and book release for her new poetry collection, Difficult Fruit. Featuring guest writers Patricia Smith, David Mura, Mary Swander, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Dawn Lonsinger and Anastasia Tolbert. In conjunction with the Annual AWP Conference. Read more here.
March 1, 6pm: Confession and Transformation: Gina Frangello, Pam Houston and Melinda Moustakis
A reading and discussion around legacy and privacy, featuring the work of three writers whose work overlaps in interesting ways. In conjunction with the Annual AWP Conference.
April 1: Furious Cool, Podcast Episode 1 with authors Joe and David Henry on iTunes.
May 14, 6-9pm: Collaboration Workshop with Anne Carson and Robert Currie. Note: This is a Seattle Arts & Lectures program and tickets are now sold out. Please note that tickets are still available for Carson's presentation at Town Hall on May 13th- tickets available via this link
May 20, 7pm: Performance Artist Scotch Wichmann presents his new book TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS KIDNAP THEIR BOSS AND DO THINGS WITH HIM. It's funny, smart, and highly unusual! Pick up your copy of the book at Elliott Bay Book Company!
May 24, 11am-2pm: BE A HERO! A hands-on art workshop for kids and adults! Stop by and join the fun!
June 1: Bound, Podcast Episode 3 with Actress, Writer, Filmmaker Peres Owino on iTunes!
July 2: Heroes and Hometowns, Podcast Episode 4 with author Jesmyn Ward on iTunes!
July 10, 5-8pm: A Rube Goldberg Confessional in preparation for The Failure Variety Show; stop by to test our preparations and contribute your stories of failure as we get ourselves ready for TPR's first Bumbershoot appearance.
July 23, 7-8:30pm: Living Liner Notes, a celebration and conversation with musicians featured on the new release Wheedle's Groove II, with CityArts Magazine Editor Jonathan Zwickel
August 6: Empathy, Equity, and Change, Podcast Episode 5 with musician and visual artist Paul Rucker
August 31, 1:45-2:45pm: The Failure Variety Show at Bumbershoot! The Charlotte Martin Theatre, Seattle Center (at the Seattle Children's Theatre). Entry to the show requires a Bumbershoot festival ticket, which can be purchased here
September 3: Tradition & Innovation, Podcast Episode 6 with Noh Theatre Actor Munenori Takeda & Composer Garrett Fisher
September 22, 7:30 - 8:45pm at TOWN HALL: Joshua Wolf Shenk with Jess Van Nostrand: How Collaboration Fuels Creativity. Tickets $5. And join our workshop the next evening (see below)! Note the location!
September 23, 7-8:30pm: Creative Partnership Workshop with Joshua Wolf Shenk. Join Shenk, author of POWERS OF TWO, and special guest duos in a discussion and workshop around collaborating in pairs.
October 1: Archivist/Activist, Podcast Episode 7 with Visual Artist Juan Pablo Macias
October 23, 7PM & 8PM: Lit Crawl Seattle! Featuring two back-to-back literary events in response to our "Transformation" topic.
October 26, 12pm at The Beacon/Massive Monkees Studio: Opposing Forces featuring choreographer Amy O'Neal and Marc Bamuthi Joseph of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
November 5: Collecting & Making, Podcast Episode 8 with Visual Artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter
November 21 & 22, 1:00pm - 7:00pm: Donum, A Design Sale and Fundraiser for TPR!
December 15, 7:30pm: A conversation with musician/performer/comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo. Join us to discuss Oluo’s new genre spanning pop-opera, Now I’m Fine, a creative exploration of how we navigate moments of hopelessness.
THE MAKING OF THESE STREETS:
Join The Project Room from February 15 – March 15, 2013 from Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am-3pm , for a month-long event series and on-site installation about THESE STREETS. View oral history interviews featuring women from Seattle’s 1990s music community, play your favorite records from that time, and look at lots of posters and personal photos shared by those who were there.
THESE STREETS Thursdays! Join us for pre-show conversations featuring musicians who inspired this project:
Thursday February 14, 6-8pm: DJ Scott Vanderpool (KCMU DJ, followed by KXRX, KISW and most currently KZOK; also drummer in numerous Seattle bands then and now) spins his favorite 1990s music for a lively reception in celebration of THESE STREETS. [Note that THESE STREETS does not open at ACT until the following week.]
Wednesday, February 20, 6pm: A special Wednesday event featuring vocalist and 1990s rocker Carrie Akre marks our final “Failure” event: Read more here
Thursday February 21, 6-7pm: A conversation with music promoters and record company figures Barbara Dollarhide-Pritchard (C/Z Records) and Sally Johnson (OK Hotel, KEXP, Seattle Weekly). THESE STREETS opens at ACT this night- buy tickets here!
Thursday February 28, 6-7pm: A live performance with Stephanie Wicker Emery (formerly of Seattle band Algae) and her husband Brian Emery, both current members of Seattle band Like Lightning
Thursday March 7, 6-7pm: A roundtable discussion with THESE STREETS creators Sarah Rudinoff, Gretta Harley and Elizabeth Kenny around the topic of legacy and the making of THESE STREETS
Saturday March 23, 6-7pm: A Conversation Inspired by the LA Rebellion Film Movement
Moderated by Author Pat Thomas with special guests Founding Member of the Seattle Black Panther Party Ron Johnson and Seattle University Assistant Professor of Sociology Gary Perry. Read more here.
Saturday May 18, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project that follows our current “question” through 2013.
Sunday June 2, 10am: Remembering Allen Ginsberg’s LGBT Poetics and Activism. Part of the 12th Annual Allen Ginsberg Marathon
June 24, 25, 26: 5-7pm (drop by anytime!) Open Rehearsals of Swimming the List by Susie J Lee Ensemble
Saturday June 29, 6-7:30pm: Preview Performance and Discussion
Read more about this unique performance piece that features dance, music, and digital technology as it undergoes preparation for the Beijing International Fringe Festival. Note: This event coincides with Seattle Pride Weekend, so leave yourself extra time to get here and avoid driving if you can!
Saturday July 6, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio. Read more about this project
Friday, July 12, 7-8pm: Peter Steinbrueck, Architect and 2013 Seattle mayoral candidate kicks off TPR’s new discussion series, “How is Seattle Remembered?”
Saturday July 27, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project
Friday, August 9, 6pm: Pastor Patrinell Wright, Founder of the Total Experience Gospel Choir
Part II of the ”How is Seattle Remembered?” series
Friday, September 6, 6pm: Megan Jasper, Executive Vice President of Sub Pop Records
Part III of our continuing conversation series, “How is Seattle Remembered?”
Saturday September 21, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project
Wednesday October 2, 6pm: Paul Marioni, Glass Artist
@7:15pm: Paul Marioni Film Screening at Northwest Film Forum (directly after the 6pm event)
Join us for a very special evening of art and film as glass legend Paul Marioni shares some of his memorable stories and presents a film screening of HOLE (1972), his experimental film that won acclaim but has rarely been seen by audiences since then. This is Part IV of our continuing conversation series, “How is Seattle Remembered?” Please note that reserved seating is not available and space is limited for the 6pm conversation- seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, everyone will be accommodated at the Northwest Film Forum for the film screening at 7:15pm.
Friday October 11, 6-7pm: Paul Rucker, Interdisciplinary artist: How Do You Create Empathy? A public conversation and workshop featuring Rucker’s work-in-progress, Recapitulation. Read more here and submit your stories for anonymous inclusion in the project.
Saturday October 12, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project
Thursday November 7, 6-7pm: John Gilbreath, Earshot Jazz Executive Director continues the conversation for our ongoing series, How is Seattle Remembered?
And join us afterwords for a live Earshot Jazz Festival performance featuring Kneebody at Poncho Concert Hall at 8pm! (The presentation at TPR is free; tickets for the 8pm show are available online here)
Thursday November 14, 6-9pm: Charles Spitzack’s Final Print Party!
Drop by for a celebration and special presentation of the completed 12-print series that Spitzak created in response to our themes and topics. Images and more info is here
Tuesday, November 19 at Town Hall Seattle: 7:30-9pm
Night #3 of the Inside Art Series, featuring Barbara Earl Thomas, Stephanie Hargrave, and Alan Lau, moderated by writer Brangien Davis. Read more here.
Tuesday December 10 at Town Hall Seattle: 7:30-9pm
FINAL Night of Town Hall’s Inside Art series, featuring visual artists Diem Chau, Alfredo Arreguin and Ronald Hall. Moderated by TPR Founder Jess Van Nostrand. Tickets: $5. Read more here
Wednesday December 18, 6-7:15pm: Writer and Cultural Worker Philip H. Red Eagle continues the conversation during our How is Seattle Remembered? series.
January 2: Introducing Failure
May 21: Introducing Solutions
September 4: The PONCHO Youth Philanthropy Project
September 5--October 24: Future Solutions Open Studios
September 15: Art & Technology: Getting It On Event #3
November 9: These Streets Band at Seattle Art Museum
November 27: Successful People Talking about Failure
July 14: The Project Room Opens with the beginning of the Solstenen Project
July 22: Satellite 'Defornament' with Amanda Manitach, Derrick Jefferies, and Ellen Garvens
July 28: Open Studio hours with Guest Artist Tessa Hulls
August 11: Community Crochet and Artist Talk with Cameron Anne Mason
August 15-20: Solstenen Guest Artist Amanda Manitach
August 19: Solstenen Guest Artists Profile
August 27: Solstenen Guest Artist Anne Blackburn
August 29: Solstenen Guest Artist Julia Harrison
September 26: The Authorship Experiment begins!
September 28: Hidden World with Design Collaborative Vík Prjónsdóttir
October 26: "The Five Obstructions": A Film About Making
November 4: Garrett Fisher and Paul Rucker Performance
December 10: The Authorship Experiment Presents Dancer Amy O'Neal