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What’s Missing?

Thursday -Saturday, May 17th-19th, 8:00pm

Spectrum Madrona Studios // 800 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98122

A collaboration with Donald Byrd and Beth Corning, originally produced in Pittsburgh last spring, makes it Seattle debut! An artists work is always being interpreted by those who view it. Interpreted and colored by a viewers own life experiences and personal expectations that they individually bring into the theater, tinting their perceptions of what is in front of them.

Certainly not much different from what happens outside a theaters walls if we all witness the same event, at the exact same time, will our report of the moment be the same? What is the truth? Is there a truth? Whose truth is right? Whose is wrong? Whose perspective? WHAT’S MISSING hones in on the multi-layered complications of perception.

As the spoken text and commanding physical acuity of these two seasoned artists continue to revolve and evolve, each audience member will be challenged anew to interpret and reinterpret what theyre seeing and hearing, what they think they believe to be happening.

“What’s Missing? may, in fact, be the most clear-eyed, and most despairing, artistic response to last year’s election that I’ve seen to date.” – THE PITTSBURGH TATTLER

“Corning has an uncanny knack for zeroing in on subject matters that strike a chord with mainstream psyche…it’s what she does best: raw, unadulterated movement that’s thought provoking long after the audience exits the theater.” – PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE