Welcome back to the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.
It is good to be home!
It is no secret that the past 2 years have been challenging for performing artists.
Not being able to perform live has been maddening.
We have learned patience and humility.
But also questioned our purpose and viability over and over.
Resilience is the word that has been used many times to describe how artists have responded. I think it is passion and grit that keep us resilient.
Artists continue to demonstrate that creativity and imagination will triumph over adversity. With our community as partners, we have kept on innovating and discovered new ways to connect and spark empathy. Together we are stronger than we think!
While we don’t know yet when this pandemic will be over, we know that nothing will ever stop artists from creating and unmasking fresh horizons. And we hope that you will remain, as we are, curious and engaged in the exploration of the human condition.
I hope you’ll delight in tonight’s performance, and that it will inspire you and encourage you to continue whimming with us. We are the consequence of your generosity and commitment to the arts in Seattle.
Thank you for choosing to be with us tonight, you fuel our passion, and your presence sets it all on fire!
Olivier Wevers, Founder and Artistic Director