ALL MY LITTLE WORDS: A Performance Lecture on Art and Failure
Created and Performed by Ashley Hollingshead
I’m afraid of being an artist who doesn’t make art
In 2004 Ashley met Nate while they were both undergrads at Western Washington University. They became best friends and life long artistic collaborators…or that was the plan anyways.
In ALL MY LITTLE WORDS Ashley Hollingshead uses Nate’s unfinished graduate playwriting thesis as a jumping off point to explore the concepts of artistic failure, practice, and success. All the while examining their changing relationship with their collaborator and with their own artistic practice in this interactive performance/lecture/essay.
SPRING 2023 PERFORMANCES!
4/7 @ 7:30pm Old Main Theater Bellingham, Wa – Free & Open to the public!
A wonderland of restored meaning in a world gone mad!
Truth and Beauty!
You’ll be so glad you came it will all be worth it you’ll see wow incredible oh my god!
1348, Avignon, France: a third of the population has been wiped out by the Bubonic Plague. The other two thirds is extremely freaked out. Part reality television, part psychedelic fever dream, this is a play about humans and the way we deal with real, actual tragedy: totally inadequately, and like assholes.
Michael Lee Bridges
Gwen De Veer
I promise you that somehow, god knows how, it will help…
Part of Rhino Fest — check out rhinofest.com for the rest of this year’s offerings!
Using our relationship to exploit the inherently meta nature of a performance duo, GETTING TO KNOW YOU will be both a commentary on the radical nature of platonic male-female friendships as well as an exploration of building our own relationship as friends and collaborators. We will juxtapose our friendship against iconic friendships found in literature, pop-culture, and throughout history. Even if it takes some digging to find cross-sex friendships that spout something other than When Harry Met Sally maxims.
ISO six female performers for an ensemble created piece about women entering the workforce in WWII. And about Destiny’s Child’s Independent Women. And about the intersection of those two things.
This (currently) untitled piece will be directed by Ashley Hollingshead. Ashley is a Portland based director, designer, and collaborator. Her most recent projects have included TOMORROW! (Action/Adventure), SOMETHING EPIC/EVERYDAY (Working Theatre Collective & Action/Adventure), and The Peter Pan Project (the Working Theatre Collective).
Some devising experience is helpful, but not necessary. A willingness to collaborate, play around, and to try new things are what I’m looking for. This piece will undoubtedly incorporate a variety of performance styles and techniques.
This piece will be performed in March of 2014. Rehearsals will begin in fall/winter of 2013. There will be a stipend.
A group workshop style audition will be taking place in the evening of Monday, August 5th.
If you’re interested in auditioning (or for more information), please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your resume and why this project appeals to you.