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We do stuff accessible to kids, but dreamy(or punny) for grown-ups
Stuff for grownups that kids appreciate
Stuff for people who swear and smoke and have adult relationships
And stuff for the thinkers and poets
And stuff for ‘all ages’, whatever that might evoke for you.
Sometimes it happens at the same time
Sometimes it might just for the amusement of a hardy few.
Take a look around. Maybe something might be to your taste. And then again, maybe not.
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WINTER 2013
  • Sunday Dec 15TH, 10a - 12, FREE OWL & PUSSYCAT Poetry Workshop a Kirkland Performance Center!! COME! PLAY! A hands-and-brains-on workshop with poems, art and a little singing. SEE BELOW or click here for more information

  • Dec 28th & 29th, 2pm. Holiday shows of OWL & PUSSYCAT (indoors) at the gorgeous KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER.

  • For more information click RIGHT HERE!!

  • PODCAST NEWS: All Park Bench Podcast are now available for listening!! Also, JUST RELEASED: a great new podcast episode of PARK BENCH, our award-winning mobile interview outpost. The Theater District of Tacoma, WA gets a visit. Listen at http://thsimple.podbean.com.

  • Have a look at new Video from this Summer's ADVENTURES OF OWL & PUSSYCAT . Some dreamy Ballard Locks footage of our little outdoor roving spectacle

  • Last March, the Make-A-Wish Foundation produced this AWESOME 6 Minute Video for their annual Gala Fundraiser, spotlighting theater simple's 28 hour Wish-Experience for Colby, who wished to be a Secret Agent!

  • Check out the most recent NEWSLETTER - all the news you need to know!

Free Interactive

Poetry Workshop and Tea Party

with theater simple

Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm

A two-hour interactive arts workshop focused on poetry, visual arts, and theatre for children. Artists from theater simple, in character from their play Owl & Pussycat, will teach the workshop

For More Information go to http://www.kpcenter.org/performances/interactive-poetry-workshop-and-tea-party-with-theater-simple



OWL & PUSSYCAT (INDOORS!!) at the KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER

    Dec 28th & 29th, 2pm.

    For more information click RIGHT HERE!!

    Physical, funny, punny and a great chance for audience participation of all ages, Owl & Pussycat continues in the Theater Simple tradition of serving up the sharp, snappy humor parents hope for and the goofy fun kids like.

This ricochet off the famous Edward Lear poem debuted at the REINVIGORATED SEATTLE FRINGE FESTIVAL earlier this fall. Utilizing Shakespearean couplets, songs, four actors, and a pea green boat, Owl & Pussycat's escapades illuminate a love of adventure and some adventures of love. Fur, feathers and puns will fly. (Pigs will not.) Created for all ages, a variety of storytelling tactics is mashed up with poetry, songs, puppets and an ample serving of sass. All-encompassing, poetry-generating and visually a stunner, these Adventures are for everyone with a curious mind, a generous heart and a playful love of words.
O&P imagines the escapades that happened in-between the lines of the famous Edward Lear poem. Landing somewhere between Lear's imagination, a Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon and the actual park where you see the performance, audiences discover an unknown history created by brainstorming the phrase 'what-if' mashed-up with Shakespeare, vaudeville, music and the many artists, who created this experience.

Nice things said about OWL & PUSSYCAT

"Relentlessly adorable." -CityArts Magazine, Seattle

"Clever - the cast has us rooting for O&P. Can these two crazy critters work things out?" -Orlando Sentinel

Nice things said about theater simple

"Inspired, original, clever work" -Adelaide Advertiser, AU



Catching Up with theater simple

Jul 28-Sept 8, 2013

The Adventures of OWL & PUSSYCAT

SO MANY THANKS.....to the scores of audience members who came to the parks this summer!!!!!! Our FIFTH theatrical park adventure created for parks and gardens in King County was a SMASH and a BLAST

Have a look at NEW VIDEO from this Summer's ADVENTURES OF OWL & PUSSYCAT . Some dreamy Ballard Locks footage of our little outdoor roving spectacle






May 2, 2013: Gun Control Theatre Action
Thursday, May 2nd, at the West Of Lenin Performance Space in Seattle theater simple was part of a national series of readings of plays written around the subject of gun control. Instigated and curated by Cardidad Svich and NoPassport, our reading came right after a reading in NYC at New Dramatists and just before an international week of presentations. These plays, from writers around the country and the world, are intended to be part of a larger conversation.
Many thanks to Director, Rob West, Caridad Svich, AJ Epstein, Liza Comtois and West of Lenin.
cast: Mark Fullerton, Llysa Holland, Jodie Knowles, Andrew Litzky, Joseph P McCarthy,and Nikki Visel.
playwrights: Elaine Avila, Alex Broun, Gab Cody, Amina Henry, Zac Kline, Neil LaBute, Jennifer Maisel, Lynn Manning, Winter Miller, August Schulenburg, Caridad Svich, and Gary Winter.
https://www.facebook.com/GunControlTheatreAction

May 16-27, 2013: Owl & Pussycat at the Orlando International Fringe Festival
Performing both indoors and outdoors, in theaters and in school, theater simple had an action-packed ten days at the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in America. It was our fourth Orlando appearance dating back to 1994(!) at a festival that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years. Hardworking Simpletons Llysa Holland, Andrew Litzky, Lissa Bak and Ricky Coates delighted audiences & critics alike with this re-worked version of the 2012 Seattle Fringe debut.
"Clever - the cast has us rooting for O&P. Can these two crazy critters work things out?" -Orlando Sentinel

theater simple and Make A Wish: An Amazing 2 Years
Last March, the Make-A-Wish Foundation produced this AWESOME 6 Minute Video for their annual Gala Fundraiser, spotlighting theater simple's 28 hour Wish-Experience for Colby, who wished to be a Secret Agent!
Over the last 12 months the company has created a very special relationship with the NW Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation, with reverberations both locally and nationally!
Again, Llysa Holland concieves and produces while company co-founder, Andrew Litzky, took on the role of Wish Insider. Culminting in a Helicopter & Speedboat chase, the wish spanned 7 locations and 24 hours. Take a look at the "Summer 2012" entry above to see incredible Local and National News video about Colby's Wish To Be A Secret Agent.
In September 2011, theater simple culminated months of work recruiting Nordstrom, The Space Needle and The Bloedel Reserve, as company co-founder, Llysa Holland, met a 10 year girl named Robin at her South Seattle door. Her wish was to go to Wonderland; thus began a 28 hour adventure with our characters from Wonderland: Alice Adventures.
At the 2012 Make A Wish Gala Fundraiser in March, this AMAZING video about the wish was premiered, helping the organization raise over $ 1.2 million to continue their work. Nationally, Make A Wish spotlit Robin's wish in their nationwide newsletter.
In July 2012 the National Make A Wish Foundation used ONLY images and stories from Robin's Wish to create their gorgeous Annual Report Portfolio.

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