Available now: Tina Satter/Half Straddle | Seagull (Thinking of You)

Tina Satter/Half Straddle considers anew the darkness, beauty, and history of Chekhov’s iconic play The Seagull, taking a personal look at performance, failure, and attempted love. This world premire is “full to the brim with killer talent." (Time Out New York)

Filmed in NYC at The New Ohio Theater, commissioned by PS122.

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Seagull (Thinking of you)

Tina Satter

Writer/director Tina Satter draws on Chekhov’s letters, translations, and perverse sense of comedy to consider anew the darkness, beauty, and history of Chekhov’s iconic play The Seagull and its resonances with her Half Straddle ensemble. Seagull (Thinking of you) is a personal look at performance, failure, and attempted love — ultimately an unexpected meditation on why we ever try to say something out loud. With a Russian folk metal-influenced score.

Community Screenings Project |Final Screening for Spring in Klamath Falls, OR wrapped up the five screening series of Amarillo that made up the Community Screenings Project Thursday, June 20th. The Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, OR, hosted the screening of the film on their mainstage. The film was followed by a lively discussion with the audience and panelists Tamara Underiner a Professor at Arizona State University, and local community members Rafael Hernandez and Ariana Azomar. The post-screening talk was moderated by Ruth Wikler-Luker of Boom Arts in Portland, OR.


Community Screenings Project | Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River

Join in Hood River, OR next Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30pm for a presentation of Amarillo at Columbia Center for the Arts. After the screening hang out a little longer for a bi-lingual community discussion moderated by Ruth Wikler-Luker, curator and producer of Boom Arts in Portland.

This is the fourth screening of the Community Screening Project tour.


Amidst (The Painted Bird II)


Haunting images interface with a cast of three, juxtaposing the past and present, real and virtual, as a constant shifting illusion at the intersection of dance, visual art, and live music. The audiovisual elements engulf the audience, who is invited to make their own choices about where to experience the work. Blurred lines of presence and absence, memory and disappearance cannot possibly all be consumed. The Painted Bird fittingly focuses on nostalgia as a place of entrapment on a journey “home.”

In the editing room: Beth Gill | Electric Midwife flew down to Austin, TX to capture this intimate dance performance by NYC choreographer Beth Gill. Read about her work at the Fusebox Festival where it all happened.


Coming up Next: Half Straddle/Tina Satter Seagull (Thinking of you)

Get a peek at Seagull, the theater performance we filmed while we were in NYC at the 2013 Coil Festival. Look for the full performance next month!

Read more and watch the trailer now!


Available now: Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo Amidst (The Painted Bird II)

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An immersive and intimate performance surfaces through the haze and special effects of this “high-art haunted house” by Pavel Zustiak (New York Times). Its cast of three navigates a constantly shifting illusion created through dance, visual art and a live band performing a driving score.


Community Screenings Project | Miracle Theatre Group

Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm will be in Portland, OR where Miracle Theatre Group will host a screening of Teatro Línea de Sombra’s Amarillo in conjunction with their concurrent production Dance for a Dollar.


Community Screening Project | Mighty Tieton

Join us Friday, May 10th at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse in Tieton, WA for the second Community Screenings Project showing of Amarillo. 

Watch the film on the big screen and then participate in a bi-lingual panel discussion with:
Paul Apostolidis | Whitman College Political Science professor and T. Paul Chair of Political Science
Alberto Guzmán | engineer and Tieton resident
Rosalinda Mendoza | private consultant and Tieton resident
Ruth Wikler-Luker | Boom Arts Curator and Producer