Austrian Accolades and our United States Premiere
On the Boards, Seattle, WA, USA
May 16 – 19, 2013
8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:00 p.m.)
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The fact that Ryan Mitchell called his troupe after Sartre’s “Saint Genet” is clearly owed to a certain existentialist consensus that genius is not a gift but a strategy we develop in hopeless situations.” -Tomas Zierhofer-Kin, Artistic Director, donaufestival
The six performances of Paradisiacal Rites in Krems were among the most talked about, praised, well-attended and critically acclaimed events of the donaufestival. Read reviews on our press page. We are now very excited to begin to prepare this emotional, difficult, beautiful work for the On the Boards stage in our home of Seattle, Washington.
Paradisiacal Rites was co-commissioned by Luminato Festival (Toronto) and donaufestival.au (Krems).
USA Projects Donors – If your donor level included a “reward” of an artifact whip it, t-shirt, or Sorrows cassette, help us save stamps and money by picking up your “donor rewards” at our merch table any night of the OtB show.
Visit Our Satellite Events Each Performance Day
Nearly Nearly Invisible
Thursday – Sunday, May 16 – 19, 1:00 p.m.
Nord Alley, In between 1st Ave & Occidental Park, and Main & Jackson, in Pioneer Square
Saint Genet in collaboration with Trench Art Records, New Mystics and Sierra Stinson will transform the NORD alleyway in Pioneer Square through a four day series of visual art, performance, and music based interventions.
Nearly Nearly Invisible will feature extended musical and DJ sets booked by Trench Art Records. Each day features a different artist or group, including Cory Brewer (Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death and Cold Lake), and a super group collaboration betweenMonogamy Party & MTNS, among others. The intervention features artwork by Steven Miller and members of the New Mystics including NKO, No Touching Ground, EGO, and Japhy Witte (Sign Savant). These musical and installed interventions are inspired by imagery and music from the internationally acclaimed performance Paradisiacal Rites. Musical performances beginning at 1pm. Hospitality provided by Back Alley Bikes. Following the intervention, the Saint Genet procession will continue to On the Boards for Paradisiacal Rites.
The Procession Begins at Dawn
Thursday - Sunday, May 16 – 19, dawn
Beginning at dawn, at a secret location, Saint Genet’s director Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell will perform and re-perform new ritual acts of transgression, before beginning a cross town journey through Nord Alley, and finally arriving at On the Boards for the evening performance.
*Dawn performance is by invitation and word of mouth only.