by Maile Anderson
A high chance of rain didn’t stop Intiman’s “Homecoming: Performing Arts Festival’’ celebration on Capitol Hill last weekend. In fact, development and communications director Wesley Frugé called the weather “a wonderful way” to welcome the Intiman Theatre into its new space at the Erickson Theatre on Harvard Avenue.
“Intiman did not have a home theater for the past 5 years,” said Frugé, explaining the move. “Our offices were at Seattle Center but we produced all around town in different locations for every show.”
Both days of the 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 word poetry, stand-up comedy, and drag shows to end the night.
On the night of Saturday, Sept. 18, Intiman partner BECU hosted an awards ceremony “Angels in Seattle: Arts Advocate Awards” and checks were awarded to five recipients for pursuing and supporting the arts through the pandemic. On Sunday, Sept. 19, founder and artistic director Dani Tirrell debuted their new piece “3” with dancers Nia-Amina Minor, Marco Farrow, and David Rue. Sunday performances also included The Filthy FemCorps which brought a high energy crowd.
For more information about this past weekend’s event, check out the Intiman Theatre’s website at intiman.org.
Maile Anderson has had the immense privilege to travel to amazing places with a camera beside her. She believes documenting the changing world, whether in the form of protests or other cultures, is important work that heightens awareness in this time of social justice. Follow her on IG: @tinypicturetaker.
📸 Featured Image: Beau Degas performs as part of BeautyBoiz “QUEER AF” local drag, burlesque, and dance review. (Photo: Maile Anderson)
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