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7 AMAZING unique acts each night! TWICE AS NICE!

WEDNESDAY
Sept 3
Hosted by the inimitable JENNIFER JASPER (Family Affair, I Can Hear you, But I'm not Listening)
Dr Kaboom!
The Wonderheads: Grim & Fischer
Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovershttp://www.carrieclark.com/
theater simple: The Death of Brian: A Zombie Odyssey
ROSEBUD: The Lives of Orson Wells/ Paradise Theatre School
ilvs strauss
The Bobs

THURSDAY Sept 4
Hosted by theater simple's Owl & Pussycat - watch out for flying haiku
Maria Glanz: See Me Naked
The Wonderheads: LOON
Correo Aereo Quartet
Waxie Moon - neo-boylesque sensation! Bolero
Jennifer Jasper: I Can Hear you, But I'm not Listening
Dr Kaboom!
The Bobs

The line-up (with websites) for The MASH UP! includes (in alphabetical order):
 
The Bobs – Seattle, WA/San Francisco, CA, bobs.com
(Wednesday and Thursday) – Musical mayhem from the original “band without instruments.”  Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix.  Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs) The Bobs skewer the classics, break all the rules, and clear-cut their own unique path in the world of vocal music.
 
Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers (Weds)   http://www.carrieclark.com/
Charming audiences with a blend of style she calls, "Americana Country Cabaret Sass-a-frass", Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers draw upon classic country, folk, and jazz. 

Correo Aereo Quartet! (Thursday)   "Correo Aereo (Air Mail),  performs their unique, joyful and soulful versions of traditional Latin American Music mixed with their own original tunes. Played with lots of cool instruments and vocal harmonies that have been described as, "Locked in carnal embrace", by the Austin Chronicle, this is music that will de-colonize your mind and light up your heart! Doktor Kaboom! – Seattle, WA, doktorkaboom.com
(Wednesday and Thursday) – Electrifying comedy! Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man science variety show. Blending theatre arts with the wonders of exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps the crowd riveted and rolling with laughter with his increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments.
 
Maria Glanz /See Me Naked (Thursday)  A brilliant interactive comedy that explores personal boundaries and feelings relating to being naked, both literally and symbolically.  www.seemenakedshow.com

Jennifer Jasper – Seattle, WA, jenniferjasperperforms.com
Award-winning raconteur Jennifer Jasper possesses an uncanny capacity for creating memorable characters that are colorful, often outlandish and always emotionally authentic.
            (Wednesday) – Jasper serves as the evening’s hostess with the mostess.
            I Can Hear You…But I’m Not Listening (Thursday) – The artist’s experiences as the middle child in a family of five girls, with colorful (and off-color) stories told in her unique style.

Paradise Theatre School /theater simple– Chimacum, WA,   theparadisetheatreschool.org
Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles (Wednesday) – The life of artistic renegade Orson Welles, from his ascension as a young genius, to his Hollywood downfall.  “Both entertaining and informative” (Seattle Times), “an evening of theatre not to be missed” (Kitsap Sun).
 
ilvs strauss (Wednesday)  ilvs performs subtle, stylized movement to a clear, candid voice-over narrative in a sharply original and ever surprising exploration on womanhood. Humor, sincerity and sea cucumbers ensue. (recently at NWNW at On the Boards)

theater simple – Seattle, WA, theatersimple.org
The award-winning, internationally-acclaimed company was founded with the aim of stripping the theatrical experience down to its elemental parts: the imagination of the actor and audience, the playwright’s words, and the director’s vision.
                      The Death of Brian: A Zombie Odyssey (Wednesday) – This award-winning one-zombie show, “a gut-munching master class in physical commitment” (Orlando Weekly), follows the epic journey of Brian S. to reunite with his wife after his “demise.”
                      The Adventures of Owl & Pussycat (Thursday) – Owl and Pussycat host the MashUp, and present pop-up moments from their adventures, a cross of live-action Rocky & Bullwinkle sensibility with puns, music, and an ample serving of sass.
 
Waxie Moon – Seattle, WA, facebook.com/WaxieMoon
(Thursday) – Waxie Moon, the gender-blending “neo-boylesque” persona of performer Marc Kenison, has appeared at countless Seattle venues including Key Arena, On the Boards, Seattle Rep, and The Triple Door.
 
WonderHeads – Portland, OR, wonderheads.com
In their signature full-face mask style (described as “live-action Pixar”), the WonderHeads perform excerpts from different pieces each night:
        Grim & Fischer (Wednesday) – The Grim Reaper meets his match in Mrs. Fisher, a tenacious granny.
        Loon (Thursday) – A love story that whisks a man to the moon and back!
 
How it all began:  In 2008, theater simple’s Llysa Holland and theater designer Jennifer Zeyl determined that certain genres of performance were at a distinct disadvantage when showcased at booking conferences, due to performance space restrictions.  After the inaugural smash MASH UP! in 2008, Holland continued to curate and produced the MASH UP! in 2011 and now 2014. This year raises the bar again with science comedy, full mask theater, Orson Welles, a zombie, boylesque, and The Bobs. "That's about as free-range as possible."

The MASH UP! is presented in conjunction with the Western Arts Alliance’s 2014 Annual Conference. Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts throughout the western states and provinces. Serving members since 1967, WAA's annual booking conference and its year-round programs are essential for artists, artist managers, presenters, and other performing arts professionals in the west. More than 680 artists, managers, presenters, arts service organizations, and state arts agencies know WAA as a trusted and vital resource. For more information about WAA, visit westarts.org.