Featured Artist: square product theatre

Boulder-based square product theatre opens the remount of their hilarious and award-winning production of Andrew Hobgood & Evan Linder's 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche in Denver tonight for a limited run, but their Producing Artistic Director and Boulder Arts Week Project Manager, Emily K. Harrison, managed to find a moment to answer our questions about their participation in Boulder Arts Week. 

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Collaborative and innovative theatre and performance that risks being different.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

I had been in Boulder about a year when I went to see Michelle Ellsworth’s The Objectification of Things in the Blackbox Theatre at the ATLAS. I was beside myself with admiration for the work she makes, and continue to be.

I’ll also never forget TinHOUSE Experimental Dance Theatre’s Let Them Eat Cake, which premiered in the 2012 Boulder Fringe. I loved that show. Mostly because they made such a spectacularly huge mess, and did so in such a fantastic way. Come to think of it, they always make a spectacularly huge mess.

I also love seeing shows at the Boulder Theater and the Fox when I can. I’ve seen so many great shows at those venues. Neko Case, The New Pornographers, and St. Vincent really stand out for me.

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

ALL OF THEM.

We’d love to make a show with TinHOUSE and Hoarded Stuff. We’d love to make a show with Michelle Ellsworth.

This summer we’ll be in collaboration heaven working with local artists Janet Feder, Paul Fowler, and Christina Battle on our adaptation of SLAB.

 

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

On March 29th, we’re partnering with the Boulder Fringe to host an evening of performance with TinHOUSE/Hoarded Stuff and our own Kelsie Huff at madelife. Kelsie is coming down from Chicago to do an evening of storytelling, immediately following a brand, spanking new version of TinHOUSE/Hoarded Stuff’s The Great Green (in which, Joanna Rotkin makes a spectacularly huge mess). It’ll be a really fun evening.

 

Then what?

We'll get a quick nap in, and then we'll go right into rehearsal for a show we're making with our brilliant friends at Buntport Theater called Peggy Jo and the Desolate Nothing, which premieres at the end of May.