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Photos from High Five!

15 Sep
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Photo: Spaceworks Tacoma

Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday for High Five!, Spaceworks’ fifth anniversary community celebration!

Artists, creative entrepreneurs and community members like you have made Spaceworks possible over the last five years—and we are truly grateful! Thank you, too, to everyone who pitched in to make High Five! possible: Spaceworks’ alums, volunteers, steering committee members and attendees! High five to you!

The following is a series of photographs of the event from Kris Crews of Crews Creative.

If you attended and took photos, we’d love to see them! Tag Spaceworks on Facebook and Instagram or send them via email to gabrielb@tacomachamber.org or heatherj@tacomachamber.org.

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Performances + Activities at High Five! on Sept. 12

2 Sep

Our Sept. 12 community celebration on Hilltop is coming up fast, and we’ve got more details to share about the fabulous lineup of performances and activities.

If you haven’t already had a chance to RSVP for the event or sign up to volunteer, now’s the time!

Image: Video still from Crews Photography & Video,

High Five! Spaceworks’ Community Celebration will take place in People’s Park and the 900-block of MLK Jr. Way. Image: Video still from “Spaceworks Tacoma, new building on MLK” by Crews Photography & Video, Sculpture: “Mystery Exists Within the Void” by Douglas Granum

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High Five! Spaceworks’ Community Celebration on Sept. 12

13 Aug

Spaceworks is turning five years old, and we’re throwing a community celebration on Hilltop!

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HIGH FIVE!
September 12, 2015, 4-11pm
People’s Park & 900 Block MLK

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Also… unlimited high fives!

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Since its founding in 2010, Spaceworks has been busy transforming empty storefronts and vacant space in Tacoma—activating 43 underused properties, assisting 73 creative businesses, and exhibiting 106 large-scale art installations.

“The artists and creative businesses that participate in Spaceworks often tell us that what they’ve done wouldn’t be possible without us,” says Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager. “But we know that without their incredible talent and commitment, plus the support of our community, Spaceworks itself wouldn’t be possible. This party is a chance for us all to celebrate the creativity that makes Tacoma great.”

Here’s how the party will play out:

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Working Class Theater NW presents Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited

22 Jan

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This February, Tacoma’s Working Class Theater NW presents its second full-length production, Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited.  Managing Director Christina Hughes explained, “after the successful debut of David Ives’ The School for Lies last September, we are taking a break from the satirical farce to present something more suited for the depths of winter: a meaty play that feeds your brain while your body waits for the days to lengthen and the temperatures to rise.”

In The Sunset Limited, Cormac McCarthy, award winning author of The Road, All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men, explores religion through the dynamic lens of American race relations. Directed by Tim Samland and starring local actors Aaron Bredlau, playing the role of White, and Jack House, playing the role of Black, The Sunset Limited opening scene begins immediately after Black rescues White from jumping in front of a train. From that chance meeting, the two men explore the depths of faith and conviction that have led them down such opposite paths.

The Sunset Limited opens in Tacoma on February 12, at 8:00 p.m. at 924 Broadway (Tacoma Youth Theater) with a pay-what-you-can preview. The show continues on February 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28, before moving to Olympia’s Midnight Sun for a run March 5, 6, 7, and 8. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $12 for general tickets and $10 for students, seniors, military and union members. Tickets are available online for both the Tacoma and Olympia performances, for or at the door. Please email workingclasstheaternw@gmail.com for inquiries regarding group discounts.

Working Class Theater Northwest was founded in 2013 by Christina Hughes and Tim Samland. The nonprofit community theater was honored with a mention in The Weekly Volcano’s Best of 2014 issue. Working Class Theater Northwest’s mission is to provide and encourage an inexpensive, high-quality theatre experience that is grounded in the diverse culture of Tacoma.  Working Class Theater Northwest builds community through production of theatre that is socially conscious and relevant to the issues of working class people today.

Black Friday Gala Hosted by Working Class Theatre NW

25 Nov

Black Friday Gala
Friday, November 29th, 7 pm
3rd Floor Courtroom of the Old Post Office
1102 A St. Tacoma, WA
(evening theatre-goers must use 11th St. entrance)

Leather masks by Christina Hughes, just part of what will be on auction at the Black Friday Gala.

Leather masks by Christina Hughes, just part of what will be on auction at the Black Friday Gala.

What better way to end Black Friday than relaxing with local talent and helping to plan the future of theater in Tacoma?  Don’t wait in line in the cold and wet!

• Thrill to selected scenes from the upcoming season!
• Shop till you drop at the Silent Auction!
• Share your Thanksgiving leftovers at the Dessert Potluck!
• Dance to the world’s most eclectic DJ!
• Support innovative, local theater!
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TONIGHT “A Life in the Theatre”

15 Nov

A Life in the Theatre
Friday, November 15th, 7:30pm
3rd Floor Courtroom of the Old Post Office
1102 A St. Tacoma, WA
(evening theatre-goers must use 11th St. entrance)

FREE!

A reading of "A Life in the Theatre" tonight in the Old Post Office Courtroom, 7pm

A reading of “A Life in the Theatre” tonight, Nov. 15, 7:30pm in the Old Post Office Courtroom

Looking for some theatrical entertainment this evening?  Join the “Working Class Theatre NW” for a free reading of the popular play “A Life in the Theare”

Written by David Mamet
Directed by Luke Amundson

About the play, WCTNW says “Why theater? Who on earth is crazy enough to devote themselves to such a stressful, unpredictable, crazy lifestyle? We are. And this play, about the backstage relationship between two actors, offers insight into what type of person thrives in the weird wide world of theater.”

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Working Class Theatre NW is Going Postal

4 Nov

3rd floor Court Room
Old Post Office
1102 A St. Tacoma, WA
(evening theatre-goers must use 11th St. entrance)

Working Class Theater NW will be utilizing the magnificent courtroom in the Historic Old Post Office building to showcase a series of free readings from their upcoming season, plus a late night Sci-Fi dramady called Space Puffs!

Working Class Theatre NW will be utilizing the magnificent courtroom in the Old Post Office building to showcase a series of free readings from their upcoming season, plus a late night Sci-Fi dramady called Space Puffs!

Christina Hughes and Tim Samland want your postman to come to their theater. But this isn’t reason why they will be moving their non-profit Working Class Theatre Northwest (WCTNW) into the Old Post Office in downtown Tacoma. Thanks to a special Spaceworks project that grants them access to the courtroom in the Old Post Office, Christina and Tim are realizing a long-time dream to open a theater that is “socially conscious and relevant to the issues of working class people today.” Continue reading

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