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Nights at the Neptune returns for a 3rd year!
Local Arts – Local Artists – Global Issues

Nights at the Neptune is a series of summer events, offered free to the public and to the artists. Here's how it works – local artists/arts organizations respond to a call for artists. A panel of local artists, entrepreneurs, activists and advocates who select the final list of participants review applications. With community support from The Norcliffe Foundation & The Nesholm Family Foundation, The Neptune Theatre is opened to the artists, for free, to mount a performance, also free to the public. This is performing arts by the people, for the people with an emphasis on presentations that address issues of race and social justice. This is A People's Theatre Joint!

Nights at the Neptune is an invitation to embrace local artistic expression as a movement toward renewed connection to our own artists and the artistic process. We're creating a new space for new voices.

Nights at the Neptune 2015 line-up:

Thursday, June 11th: Black & Blue

Written and directed by Maximilian Stockstill and featuring local Bboy crew, DogPound, this event explores racial injustices experienced in real-life scenarios.

Thursday, June 18th: TRANSPLANTS: Why Seattle? Why Now?
Is anybody living in Seattle actually FROM Seattle?

Thursday, June 25th: Kenbe Fem
Join us for the documentary, Kenbe Fem, a story about rebuilding efforts post the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, paired with live music by Naomi Wachira & Black Stax, Haitian art, coffee and cocktails.

Thursday, July 2nd: DanceGarden: A Celebration of World Music & Dance
Gansango Music & Dance presents a Celebration of African-inspired World Dance and Music.

Thursday, July 9th: Rainier Valley Revival
Roots music spanning from ragtime to fiddle tunes, from the spiritual to the sinful songs!

Thursday, July 16th: Erased
An original and personal piece of contemporary dance theatre by Dani Tirrell and Color Lines Dance Ensemble.

Here's a look at past years' Nights at the Neptune performances:


2015 Nights at the Neptune Review Panel:

Priya Frank, Associate Director for Advancement Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell; Seattle Arts Commission
Doreen Mitchum, Program Manager, 4Culture
Jack McLarnan, Seattle Theatre Group, Season Programming Manager
Jason Everett, aka Mister E, Composer, Performer, Producer

2014 Nights At The Neptune programs:

Out & In: A Pride Comedy Showcase
Choreographing Emotion
El Arte Flamenco
Sound of Violet
Oresteia Ubuntu
Music Marches On

2013 Nights At The Neptune programs:

Out & In: A Pride Comedy Showcase
David & Jonathan - A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Story
Seattle Latino Film Festival Presents: A Tropical Night
The Platform Playwrights Festival
Ward of State
For Peace For Tibet
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
Splinter Effect, a Diversity Dance Throwback




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