On the Boards

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On the Boards presents contemporary performance work that pushes its audiences' boundaries, provokes discussion, engages new ideas, and connects adventurous art to our community.

We fulfill our mission through a series of programs, which include presenting innovative artists from the Northwest and beyond through a curated season of new commissions and existing work; a lecture and studio visit series that brings curatorial voices to the PNW; and an annual festival of short performance, as well as a quarterly experimental performance series for local practitioners to show in-progress or short time-based works. 

Additionally we provide select local artists with residencies that include rehearsal space, development support, project management, dramaturgical and curatorial feedback, and advocacy in order to create new and exciting projects. Our publishing platform, OntheBoards.tv, is a one-of-a-kind portal that features HD performance films and contextual education material that deepens audiences understanding of the field of contemporary performance.

On the Boards