Thursday, July 2, 2015

Emboldened/Unsung Jazz Heroes tickets are now available!

Did any of you check out that fantastic piece in City Arts about our upcoming Engaged Theatre production, Emboldened? If you haven't, you should!

D'Vonne Lewis (left) and Reginald Andre Jackson (right)
Photo by Steve Korn

“When we’re playing well together and we don’t realize it and we’re in some other place, that’s where the beauty is,” Lewis continues. “But Buddy took it to that place and couldn’t handle it. Music can make you go crazy if you always want to get to that place. He always wanted to blow people’s minds every time he played, so much so he blew his own mind.” 

Read the full article by Jake Uitti here.
Buy tickets to Emboldened/Unsung Jazz Heroes here.

Emboldened poster with artwork by Jay Mason
Emboldened poster. Artwork by Jay Mason
Freehold's Engaged Theatre program, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, presents an immersive music and theatre experience commissioned by Freehold and produced in partnership with the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and The Mahogany Project.

Emboldened/Unsung Jazz Heroes investigates the need to seek - both individually and collectively - an identity and a durable sense of self; and inquires into how necessity leads to the birth of inspiration. Juxtaposing stories from Seattle's historic jazz scene with the forgotten legacy of Buddy Bolden, the project examines the extraordinary internal worlds of these under-noticed souls and their struggle to break out of imposed limits - creatively and destructively.

A two-part experience featuring an interactive site-specific installation as well as an original play, Emboldened/Unsung Jazz Heroes will combine video, performance and music for a night of storytelling that will invite the public to encounter theatre - and each other - in a new interface.

The event features an original play, Emboldened: The Rise and Fall of King Bolden the First, byReginald AndrĂ© Jackson (winner of the 2010 AATE Distinguished Playwriting Award) about the life of Buddy Bolden, accompanied by an original score composed by D'Vonne Lewis (of Industrial Revelation, winner of the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in Music). The play will be prefaced by the live installation Unsung Heroes of Seattle Jazz, a contextual historic gallery showcasing the stories of Seattle's vibrant yet underdocumented jazz scene.

Freehold's Engaged Theatre program presents
Emboldened/Unsung Heroes
July 23, 24, 25 at 7:00pmJuly 26 at 5:00pm
July 31August 1, 3 at 7:00pmAugust 2 at 5:00pm
Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S, Seattle WA 98104

1 comment:

  1. We had a lot of last minute decorations to add, and the staff was eager and willing to help. The food at the venues was amazing. They have extremely unique and tasty food. Also this place has great views and beautiful big rooms.