Ezra Dickinson

Psychic Radio Star

Outer space meets schizophrenia in this work made as a gift for a self-described psychic radio star. For over ten years, Seattle dance artist Ezra Dickinson has created emotionally powerful solo ... More

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About This Performance

Outer space meets schizophrenia in this work made as a gift for a self-described psychic radio star. For over ten years, Seattle dance artist Ezra Dickinson has created emotionally powerful solo dance performances as gifts for his schizophrenic mother. Psychic Radio Star is a culmination of these gifts: a mixture of childhood memories, mythologies, an extraordinary imagination, and Dickinson’s virtuoso talents in dance and visual art. Providing a voice for his mother's experiences while also telling his own story, Dickinson aims to open a space for conversations about mental health and the failed health care system in the USA.

  • Performance: Nov 3, 2016

  • Venue: On the Boards | Seattle, WA

  • Duration: 53 minutes

  • Posted: Feb 23, 2017

Cast & Credits

Conceived and performed by Ezra Dickinson
Set Designer/Artistic Producer Jennifer Zeyl
Lighting Designer Jessica Trundys
Costume Designer  Danielle Blackwell
Composer Paurl Walsh
Video Designer  Leo Mayberry
Technical Director  Adam Michard
Stage Manager Steven Carlino
Speciality Fabricators  Erik Andor/Andor Studios & Tim Stackpole/Stackpole Design 
Fish Drop Painter Weirdo
Shadow of the Law (in video) Kaleb Kerr
Second half of soul (in video) Benjamin Maestas




About The Artist

Ezra Dickinson began dancing at the age of four, going on to study at Pacific Northwest Ballet for twelve years on full scholarship. Ezra earned his BFA in Dance with an emphasis in choreography from Cornish College of The Arts. While at Cornish, Ezra was the recipient of The Merce Cunningham Scholarship, The Kreielshimer Scholarship, and The President’s Scholarship in Dance. Dickinson’s original work in choreography, film, and movement installations have been on display at TEDX Rainier, SIFF, Jaipur International Film Festival, Mumbai Shorts, among others. His most recent dance work, Mother for you I made this continues to receive wide-spread critical acclaim.