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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
2:04 pm
Report it now rally coming up ~!
Report It Rally 
  Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - Nationwide
Join Us in Making History!
WHAT: Report It Rally
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 1:00-3:00pm
WHERE: UW Campus on the HUB lawn
WHY: Over80% of sexual assaults go unreported.  Survivors across the country areoften re-victimized in the criminal justice system.  It's time to takea stand!  Join thousands of people across the country in anunprecedented show of unity for all victims.  
Ø     Together we will break the silence of sexual violence!
Ø     Together we will speak in one voice for all victims.
Ø     Together we will call for an end to the injustices.
Ø     Together we will all Report IT on April 29, 2008 -- Angela Shelton Day.

Questions/RSVP:  csforrester@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
4:44 pm
Sharing some joy ...
I don't know how many of you are familiar with Angela Shelton... She is amazing and if you haven't seen her documentary, you must !
Her book is coming out in April and there is a huge grassroots movement to show up at Barnes and Nobles on April 1st and buy the book. You can also preorder it on her site.
I am one of the team leaders on the joy campaign in Washington and I wanted to encourage these of you in Washington to join the team.
Please note, I am not getting paid to do this and this isn't about slaving away or activism that isn't rewarding! It's about breaking the silence individually, creating and finding our own healing and supporting the movement that Angela Shelton starting in doing all of the above !
She is truly an incredible woman and her videos are helpful and hilarious all at once.
It is so important to remember that healing doesn't have to be all pain all the time and that while it is extremely painful and hard, humor can sometimes help hugely.
And so does community !
Love and healing to all.
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
12:50 pm

Tonight is our Pay What You Can performance of Carver's Pieces.

See some of you there !

Friday, May 4th, 2007
3:36 pm
The Community Theatre announces Carver's Pieces.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2007 - Kill Date: June 23, 2007

: The Community Theatre is pleased to present:

Carver’s Pieces

by Raymond Carver
adapted for the stage by John Abramson

WHEN: Thu thru Sat - May 31st, June 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd. All at 8pm.

There will be a post show conversation with the director and actors on Thursday June 7th, Thursday June 14th and Thursday June 21st.

WHERE: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

TICKET INFO: $15.00 General
$12.00 Student / Senior / TPS Member

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/10925/ for advance tickets.

A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door on day of show.


Adapted to the stage from Raymond Carver’s short stories and directed by John Abramson, "Fat", "What's In Alaska?", and "What We Talk about When We Talk about Love" deal with the terrifying currents that flow through ordinary human life in this country. A powerful and acute look at the lives of everyday people thrown together in their isolation, desperately seeking a means to make sense of the incoherence of their suffering. Each story - a waitress serving a fat customer, two married couples getting high together, and a group of friends talking about love over gin and tonic -reveals Carver at his best; a resolute and unblinking look at the conditioning forces that scorch people's lives, leaving them helplessly stranded with one another, and causing them to misunderstand life, even when it is plain and simple.


Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938August 2, 1988), a native of the Northwest, was an American short story writer and poet. Carver is considered a major writer of the late 20th century and also a major force in the revitalization of the short story in the 1980s. He described himself as "inclined toward brevity and intensity" and "hooked on writing short stories" (in the foreword of Where I'm Calling From, a collection published in 1988--and a recipient of an honorable mention in the 2006 New York Times article citing the best works of fiction of the previous 25 years). Another stated reason for his brevity was "that the story [or poem] can be written and read in one sitting." This was not simply a preference but, particularly at the beginning of his career, a practical consideration as he juggled writing with work. His subject matter was often focused on blue collar experience, and are clearly reflective of his own life. The same could probably be said of the recurring theme of alcoholism and recovery. He wrote some of the most powerful American fiction of the twentieth century, and his work still cleaves to and illuminates our American landscape.

(Source: Wikipedia)


* Upcoming discussions about Raymond Carver, his books and plays.

Wednesday May 9th at 7pm : Discussion ( TCT Members will not be present. This is a library event)
Saturday May 12th 2pm : Reading and discussion of What we Talk about When we Talk about Love ( with TCT Members)

Redmond Regional Library

15990 N.E. 85th
Redmond, WA 98052

* Reading and discussion of "What We Talk about When We Talk about Love”.

Friday May 18th at 7pm ( with TCT Members)

University Bookstore, Main Branch
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105


This is TCT’s second production following their 2006 production of 3 Plays by Thornton Wilder.

Director John Abramson opts for a sparse stage, letting the actors carry the imagery…” (Seattle Weekly)

Strong Acting…” (The Stranger)

The Community Theatre is a group of individuals, under the artistic direction of John Abramson, who share a common passion for creating theatre. As professionals we are collectively: students, tech writers, business owners, lawyers, mothers, scientists, human resource managers, teachers, fathers, actors, day care workers, social workers and more. We have come together with a vision of creating theatre which reveals a deeper truth about our selves, our lives and our humanity.

The Mission of The Community Theatre is to inspire and challenge both the mind and spirit of the audience and participants through an experience of exceptional theatre dedicated to creating meaning in each person’s life.

Our vision is to create theatre that is dedicated to the live, unknowable and surprising moments shared between an audience and actors. The Community Theatre will engage in meaningful stories that are pertinent to the times we live in. Our hope is to challenge, nurture, and enrich people's experience of the arts. We will encourage participation and community at all levels.



Monday, March 26th, 2007
2:20 am
Spy Audio/Visual presents "Spy Vs Spy"
Spy Audio/Visual in March includes a special LIVE electronic music showcase featuring:

Theory in Motion
Jacob London

Selections of visual artist Michael Stevenson's urban arcylics are on display, the dark and sexy photography of local artist Becky Woodward, and new creations from sculptor and Spy favorite Sven Peterson.

Girl Trouble Burlesque performs their newest show "Spy Vs Spy".

Seattle's only goth/experimental bellydance troupe, Hands of Kali, gives their first SPY performance. Much anticipated after the solo performance last month from founder Kendra Schmidt.

Spy Vs Spy!
Local DJs DANGER and Love Virus host the Spy edition of Heaven and Hell.
Love Virus hosts heaven in the upper studio with Mendicants, Ramiro, Ben Shelton, Jisaan, Dj Sloth, Noisemaker and Von Dewey.

In Hell: novaTRON, OMG, TM Anderson, DJ ILL, DANGER,
DJ Krass, and DJ Psyop.

Both the gallery and the outdoor bar will be open, as well as the outdoor decks, with yes, bonfires.

Tickets: Presale $8 Door $15 Afterhours $5

Check out the Spy page for updates and info.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
2:43 pm
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
9:10 pm
New member, and shopping review
I originally posted this to the seattle community, and meowlet suggested I repost it here. So, hi, and welcome to my shopping expedition.

Earlier this month I asked advice on where to go wardrobe shopping (original post here). General consensus was boutiques or Nordstrom, and I opted for the latter.

In short: A++ would shop with again.

I went to their personal shopping department (free; appointments recommended though not necessary) and was assigned a personal shopper, Monique. I had put together a few pages of stuff cut from fashion mags (as suggested by gypsykat) which definitely helped get things started, because I could just point stuff out instead of trying to verbalize what I was going for.

Her technique boils down to: get initial sense of style choice, bring some clothes, get feedback, bring other clothes that may work better, repeat repeat repeat. Although she did tend to say that a certain item looked great on me when my own eyes disagreed, that's really the only negative comment I have. Since she does work on commission, she had no problem spending plenty of time with me as I fretted and hesitated and chose - and I was all the more impressed that she wasn't giving me only the most expensive clothes to try on. She was equally happy bringing me $300 items and $40 items, and absolutely did NOT try to sell me harder on the more expensive ones. It was all about fit, style, and comfort, as it should be.
Sunday, December 24th, 2006
10:43 pm
Sponsored by Seattle's very own The Wig Fits All Heads
The Wig Fits All Heads, Seattle's very own online music webzine, is proud to present:
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
8:40 pm
Every once in awhile a girl wants a good haircut and color. So I went to Citysearch.com to check out 7 Salon's reviews (Bellevue). It's supposed to be amazing, and expensive, etc.

But here's the weird part: all the reviews sounded 100% fake.


Has anyone *real* heard anything about this place?
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
1:25 pm
Seattle, One Night Only !

One Night Only

Coming up this saturday night !

I am directing one of the 6 plays!

Great fun !
And this year, it's in the Centre House Theatre which is a great theatre !
Click on the pic for details !


Monday, January 9th, 2006
9:58 am
Need venue suggestions for a 30th Birthday Party
Hello, Seattlegirls!

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for asking this, but I'd be really grateful if anyone could provide their opinions.

Anyone know of a fun venue in the Seattle area that would be a great place to have a 30th birthday party? The number of attendants would be around 50-70 people, in the 25-40 year old range.

The party would be in late February so the weather is crumby and it would need to be a venue that is indoors. Anything.... bar, club, rollerskating rink for all I care. I'm just looking for input/opinions on a place that would be a lot of fun.

Thanks in advance for your comments. :-)
Friday, December 9th, 2005
5:39 pm
Ballard art walk and cabaret !
IT'S ART WALK... Live Girls! Style


Live Girls! HOLIDAY CABARET AND paintings of Live Girls! company members from Kristina Hagman.

In the Theater at 9:30pm-The legendary Live Girls! Art Walk Cabaret

Live Girls! picks a theme and packs in all the talented ladies we can fit into one night. Comedy, music, improv, chick fights, skits, readings, new talent, trusted favorites, and fine fine prizes.
Who could ask for more?


In the gallery, reception 6-11pm-The wayward Live Girls! Portraits of the Live Girls! Company by Kristina Hagman


This show of all new paintings from Seattle artist Kristina Hagman, inspired by the ladies of Live Girls! Theater and the portraiture of Kathleen Houlahan opens in the Live Girls! Gallery Nov 12th as part of Ballard's Second Saturday Artwalk. The show will be on display through Dec. 18th. The Gallery will be open for a reception on Second Saturdays Nov 12th and Dec 10th from 6-11PM and the paintings will be on view at all Live Girls! events through December 18th. Visit our website at www.livegirlstheater.org for show schedules.

A frequent visiter to LG! Kristina expressed interest in painting portraits of the Live Girls! As the process began she was also inspired by the work of Kathleen Houlahan's portraits currently on exhibit at MOHAI which were the subject for a commissioned play being written by Live Girls! Associate Artistic Director Zoe Fitzgerald. Kathleen Houlahan painted portraits at the Ruth School for "Wayward" Girls in the 20s and 30s as a gift to the young residents. Kristina's portrait sessions began to influence Zoe's Play "Girls" as the writing project had influenced her. Her portraits capture the playfulness and spirit of Live Girls! naughty company as well as quiet off stage moments that our audiences rarely get a glimpse of. The pieces range from to light and playful illustrations of the group together to striking individual portraits. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to see Kristina's images of the "Wayward" Live Girls!

Kristina Hagman is a painter and printmaker who has been exhibiting her work for 25 years. She has shown nationally and in Europe. Her works have been exhibited in Seattle at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington. She has Studied at The University of New Mexico and the College of Santa Fe. At The Santa Fe Institute of Fine Art, she studied with Bay area figurative artists, Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira and Wayne Thiebaud. For more about her work visit www.kristinahagman.com
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
2:31 pm
Holiday XXX Opens at Live Girls! Theater

December 2-16 Fri-Sat 8pm / Sun 2pm

PWYC at the door on Mon 12th 8pm


$10 General and $7 student/senior

available at the theater day of or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets

For the fourth year in a row Live Girls! wraps their season in time for the Holidays with three theatrical surprises: Holiday Triple X- Four Characters in Search of a Play. Our gift to you! Three brand new plays commissioned by LG! Featuring the same four characters in the hands of three different writers: Dickey Nessenger, Regan deVictoria, and Brooke Rogers.

Holiday Triple X is a theatrical adventure featuring three unknown plays unwrapped for the first time at Live Girls! Every year Live Girls! casts a group of actors, writes character descriptions for them and assigns those descriptions to three writers. The writers are given one month to create a one-act Holiday play using their assigned characters. Live Girls! presents them all in one evening. Hijinks ensue! The characters of 2005 where created by Jonah Martin and Meghan Arnette and have become: “The Gift” by Dickey Nessenger, “Giving Up Liz” by Brooke Rogers, and “The Meeting” by Regan deVictoria. Don’t miss your chance to tear the bows off and shred the wrapping paper with us. Hosted this year by the sassy and strange Live Girls! “Trivia Girl” Keli Carrander. This year’s Holiday Triple X promises to be a wildly entertaining evening of theater. Directed this year by: Joy Brooke Fairfield a regular producer for the Northwest Film Forum, Sophi Sagall Hopkins, a frequent collaborator with Theatre Babylon, and Live Girls! company member Raymond L. Williams. Featuring the acting talents of Dina Maugeri, Erin Palmer, Katie Schempp, and Kait Powers.

At Live Girls! Theater 2220 Nw Market st in Ballard.
http://www.livegirlstheater.org for more info ...
Friday, November 18th, 2005
7:22 pm
New Member
Hello, everyone.

I'm new to the community, and new to Washington. I moved to Bellevue from the east coast (grew up in Richmond, VA, most recently lived in Baltimore, MD) and interested in metting new people.

Drop me a line sometime!

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, November 11th, 2005
1:29 pm
For Real...
Dear Real People,

I am not really supposed to be telling you this because we are still in secret production and the cameras aren 't rolling yet but guess what ?

We might be interested in casting you as the Very Special Audience in our very first episode of :

Reality Show , A Live Girls! Cabaret ...

IT'S TRUE !!!!!

IT'S REAL !!!!


We seriously need you to be there and be beautiful along with our lovely lovely candidettes who will entertain you ... All . Night. Long. And yes it's Live, yes it's Girls, but it's not what you think !

Real comedy, actual music, fantastic improv, chick fights, skits, readings, new real talent, trusted favorites, and fine fine prizes...

This Saturday, the 12th of November !!!!, we are coming absolutely live to a Live Girls! Theater near you to capture the true reality of genuine Ballard in authentic Seattle. One of our audience members said : Is this place for real ? The gallery is open at 6pm for Live Girls! portraits and paintings from Kristina Hagman. And they even have a website .Wow !!!! This place is for real !!!! (Brit-Knee Spheres)

Another said : Yeah, whatever , I was there first and I lovingly gave them all my money because the show was free ! ( Kris Teeny Argue Lei Raw)

Do not miss the chance to see and be seen in this authentic , bona fide, true, undoubted, unquestionable edition of Reality Show.

Doors open at 6. Show at 9: 30 Saturday November 13th...
At Live Girls! Theater
2220 Nw Market St in Ballard.

Faithfully yours,

Reality Show Host

Faith Foo Lee.

Note : "The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any resemblance to the names, character, or history of any person is coincidental and unintentional."
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
3:48 pm
To Gym or not to GYm

Work out partner:
I work out at a Bally's in Kirkland! I am looking to meet up with someone to work out. My old partner is out of commisson since she just got married and is on her honey moon! Does anyone else work out at Ballys?

Running Group:
What do you ladies think of forming a running group? We could run on weekends! Like marymoore park or something. Or even a cycling group?

12:38 pm
PR : Halloween Cabaret in Ballard !
Hey Kids !
Well it's been a while since I wrote last but hey you know, I had to go to France and rally some Live Girls! fans over there.
I am back now and you may or may not know this, but in some circles I go by Boo. So yeah, there is a lot of talk about me this month ! My nickname is everywhere, I LOVE IT !!!
Oh, but I wasn't writing to tell you about me...
I wanted to share a poem I received from a 6 year old. This is how it goes :
Its holloween time
Tonight the moon is bright
Black cat ran in the night
Witches flying on a broom
Vampire dancing happy
Because is scary halloween night...boo.
Aww Josie, that was a really sweet poem.
Would you come read it at the Live Girls! cabaret ?
It's this SATURDAY , the 8th at 9:30 pm.
    at Live Girls! Theater in Ballard 2220 Nw Market St.
We'll have all the talendies ladies you can pack in a room for a spooky night of terrifyingly delightful evening of tales,  music and other dark mysterious treats...
Tara Mc Pherson's wonderful art show is still in our gallery and there are still a few prints left to buy !
Come early as usual ....
Donations lovingly accepted.
BOO !!!
Signed Your favorite Live Girls! PR person .
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
4:35 pm
Hey ladies..
My name is Angelique...I'm 26 years old..and currently I live in Michigan..HOWEVER, I am scheduled to move out to Seattle in 2 months..I am just wondering if anyone has ideas on the best locations to look for semi-cheap housing...I am looking for a job as a Medical Assistant right now and plan on attending SCCC next fall, anyone know of any doctors' offices/hospitals hiring..I'm kinda moving blindly, I mean I have my fiance out there, but he's it for now..HELP! Thanks!

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
1:20 pm
Writer's Marathon
Although not specifically connected to GBLT stuff, it would be nice to find other women with similiar interests in writing.I have been wanting to host a writer's marathon for some time now, am quite curious like to know if anyone in this community might be interested.

What is a writer's marathon? It's essencially a 6-8 hour exercise that encourages people to become more comfortable with unleashing themselves through writing, expanding their current framework of writing practice, and hear other people's writing while doing it.

Here's the basic premise:

Everyone meets at a predetermined location, likely someone's house (my apartment), or an ambient setting such as a park. In the beginning everyone writes various topics on scraps of paper which are tossed into a bowl pot or had for later use, and then writing begins. The setting should be liberating and inspiring, different music might be played in the background to set a tone, candles are wonderful because they add a mystical spiritual quality to the area, as are any other things that might be added to the enviornment.

Once it is time to write, someone picks one of the topics from the hat and reads it. You don't have to write on that topic. It's just a tool used to get your mind going if you can't think of anything else to write. Everyone then writes non stop in a notebook for 10-30 minutes, until the agreed upon time is up.

Then, going around a circle, everyone reads what has been written. No commenting is allowed people remain silent, and offer no verbal feedback except perhaps a thank you and an indication that it's the next person's turn to read. After everyone has read, the timer starts again, the host may well change some of the atmosphere (new music, different lighting, etc), and people write. A new topic is drawn, and if you feel that you really want to comment on someone's writing, you are allowed to write how that piece made you feel in this session's writing -- it will be read allowed when it's done.

The purpose is to simply be free with our thoughts, and to realize that all thoughts are equally mundane and magical, and we are often more similiar than we suspect. It's a very spiritual practice in my opinion, and after the first few rounds, often find myself feeling comfortable enough to take my writing in directions that I might not have considered.

People are allowed two or three passes. If they write somethting and don't want to read what came out during that time around, then they can opt to give up their reading spot for a round. This is to give people a sense of comfort and a way out if they so desire.

I dunno... like I said, this is something I'd like to organize, however I'm not sure who all I know that would be genuinely interested in it. Anyone willing to give it a try would be greatly appreciated. It is something that I would like to experience.

People I don't know are welcome. :) It may be a beautiful opportunity make new friends via pen, paper and spoken word.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
10:44 pm
beer drinkers?
Let's go brew our own beer in Edmonds!

We can pool some money up and split the ensuing deliciousness and have another get together to drink it!

Who'd be up for that? :D

Whoever's not up for that, but would still love to partake in a long-spoken-of-but-never-done get together, say aye with best available times. Must confess, Friday nights are right out as I'm geeking out with Sci-Fi Fridays. If I don't get my fix of the latest BSG, someone dies. Tune in next week to see who!
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