Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing Arts
The Washington Center is excited to start its 22-23 season with Stunt Dogs, Comedy and The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea.
November 4 at 7:30 p.m. Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience: Incredible stunts, stunts through the air, comedic antics and athletic feats with high-energy excitement from start to finish! It’s not just a show, it’s an interactive experience for animal lovers of all ages! All Perondi dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country and can’t wait to perform for you.
November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Some Native Comedy Stars: Native comedy has recently increased with TV shows Reservation dogs and Rutherford Falls. Join a lineup of hysterical Indigenous comedians, including Rutherford Falls writer and actor Taietsarón:sere “Tai” Leclaire, comedian and horse aggressor Gilbert Brown, and veterans Jim Ruel and Sheila Chalakee for an evening of bare-knuckle, dry-witted humor.
November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Seattle International Comedy Competition: Up to 10 comedians will compete in the semi-finals of the popular Seattle International Comedy Contest! The judges decide who passes based on the audience’s response. It’s an epic skirmish of punch lines and comedic timing on our main stage and we don’t know what to expect!
November 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea: Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea features stories of Native American and First Nations matriarchs, told live from the stage to be immortalized in a series of online shorts. The term Aunties is an honorary title that signifies a woman or non-binary person who holds an important and respected place in their communities. This original Indigenous performance production features non-binary women and aunties who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities by creating hope, opportunity and connection. The Aunties amplify their life’s work through a once-in-a-lifetime event featuring traditional storytelling, theater and multimedia arts.
We pay tribute to Aunties and the important role they play in Indigenous communities, of which they have long been recognized as essential guardians of its bond, tradition and cohesion. Through shared storytelling, Aunties provide a space where everyone can come together to collectively reflect on their past and shared identity, as they search for pathways to a better future. Aunties are the guardians of their community. We celebrate them now, at a particularly important time due to the loss of so many elders to Covid-19. As Indigenous and Indigenous communities carry the burden of lost people, including their leadership, guidance and relationships, The Aunties honor their contributions and preserve their stories for future generations.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit performance venue whose mission is to inspire audiences and performers of all ages through live performance, thereby enriching the vibrancy of our community.
Calendar of events 2022-2023