The Washington Center is thrilled to begin it’s 22-23 season with Stunt Dogs, Comedy and The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea.
Nov 4 at 7:30pm Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience: Amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, and athletic feats with high energy excitement from beginning to end! It’s not just a show, it’s an interactive experience for animal lovers of all ages! All the Perondi dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country and can’t wait to perform for you!
Nov 5 at 7:30pm Some Stars of Native Comedy: Native comedy has been on the rise recently with the TV shows Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls. Join a lineup of hysterical Native standup comedians including Rutherford Falls writer and actor Taietsarón:sere “Tai” Leclaire, comedian and horse mugger Gilbert Brown, along with veterans Jim Ruel and Sheila Chalakee for a night of bare-knuckled humor and dry wit.
Nov 17 at 7:30pm Seattle International Comedy Competition: Up to 10 comedians will face-off in the semi-final round of the popular Seattle International Comedy Competition! The judges decide who moves on based off audience response. This is an epic skirmish of punch lines and comedic timing on our mainstage and there is no telling what to expect!
Nov 17-18 at 7:30pm The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea: The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea features stories by Native American and First Nations Matriarchs, told live from stage to be immortalized in an online series of shorts. The term Aunties is an honorific that signifies a woman or non-binary person who holds a place of significance and respect in their communities. This original Indigenous Performance Production features women and non-binary Aunties who have spent their lives dedicated to serving their communities through the creation of hope, opportunity and connection. The Aunties amplifies their life’s work through a once-in-a-lifetime event featuring traditional storytelling, theater and multimedia arts.
We pay tribute to Aunties and the important role they play in Indigenous communities-of which they have long been recognized as vital caretakers of its connection, tradition and cohesion. Through shared storytelling, Aunties provide a space for everyone to gather to collectively reflect on their pasts and shared identity, as they look for ways towards a better future. The Aunties are the Keepers of their Community. We celebrate them now, at an especially important time due to the loss of so many elders from Covid-19. As Native and Indigenous communities bear the burden of those lost including their leadership, guidance and connections, The Aunties honors their contributions and preserves their stories for future generations to come.