by Maile Anderson
A high risk of rain did not prevent the celebration of Intiman’s “Homecoming: Performing Arts Festival” on Capitol Hill this past weekend. In fact, Director of Development and Communications Wesley Fruge called the weather a “wonderful way” to welcome the Intiman Theater to its new space at the Erickson Theater on Harvard Avenue.
“Intiman didn’t have a home theater for the past 5 years,” said Frugé, explaining the move. “Our offices were in the Seattle Center, but we were producing all over town at different locations for each show. “
As part of the celebration, the Harvard Avenue block that will now be Intiman’s permanent home hosted several vendors, including Vermillion Art Gallery, Badder Body and Mediums Collective.
The two-day festival began with a children’s show presented by South End Stories followed by dance performances with Baile Dior Studios. The weekend’s lineup included spoken poetry, stand-up comedy, and drag shows to end the evening.
On the night of Saturday, September 18, Intiman’s partner, BECU, hosted an “Angels in Seattle: Arts Advocate Awards” award ceremony and checks were presented to five recipients for pursuing and supporting the arts during the pandemic. On Sunday, September 19, founder and artistic director Dani Tirrell presented his new piece “3»With dancers Nia-Amina Minor, Marco Farrow and David Rue. The Sunday performances also included The Filthy FemCorps which drew a very energetic crowd.
For more information on last weekend’s event, check out the Intiman Theater website at intiman.org.
Maile Anderson had the immense privilege of traveling to amazing places with a camera next to her. She believes that documenting the evolution of the world, whether in the form of protests or other cultures, is important work that reinforces sensitization in this time of social justice. Follow her on IG: @tinypicturetaker.
?? Featured Image: Beau Degas performs as part of the local drag, burlesque and dance show BeautyBoiz “QUEER AF”. (Photo: Maile Anderson)
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