Apply for our 2021 Artist Residency Programs!

August 31, 2020

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs – the Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, and Writers Program – offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Artists may apply […]

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Jack Straw resident artists in the studio and gallery

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, Writers Program

Support Jack Straw Artists on Bandcamp Friday!

August 7, 2020

The music-retailing website Bandcamp is waiving their fees to artists on the first Friday of every month. Here are some of the many Jack Straw artist projects you can buy, with the artists getting the full purchase price! Fox Hunt: Blue Waves C.R. Grimmer: O-(ezekiel’s wife) Mako: Portal Nic Masangkay: Dark at Dusk: The Final […]

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SassyBlack - Ancient Mahogany Gold

Categories: Artist Support Program

Happy Birthday ADA!

July 24, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities act turns 30 on July 26th! In celebration of this landmark piece of civil rights legislation, we’re sharing this flash drama and song we made with our 2015 Blind Youth Audio Project students to mark the ADA’s 25th anniversary. We hope you’ll enjoy and share, in recognition of this important anniversary. […]

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Happy Birthday ADA

Categories: Youth Education Programs

Summer Vocal Workshops for Writers and Actors

June 26, 2020

Join us for a new series of workshops in vocal performance and technique, led by Jack Straw vocal coach Alyssa Keene. Call (206) 634-0919 or email to sign up. Dialects and Accents Saturday, August 10, 11am-1pm Fee: $90 member, $110 non-member (limit 10) Learn how to effectively recreate any accent or dialect for theater, […]

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Categories: Adult Education

The 2020 Jack Straw Reading Series – live from our homes in June!

May 12, 2020

The 24th annual Jack Straw Reading Series is adapting for our times, with a series of live-streamed events featuring new poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction from the 2020 Jack Straw Writers. Multi-genre writer and program curator Anastacia-Renee will host three readings with the writers from their homes, streamed live via Jack Straw’s Facebook page. […]

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2020 Jack Straw Reading Series

Categories: Writers Program

Celebrate Poetry Month from Home!

March 27, 2020

If you’re feeling anything like we are in these trying times, you could use some moments of joy and beauty in your day. Although we’re closed to the public and working from home, we will continue to share the work of artists of all ages with you, including through our artist podcasts (see below) and […]

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Lowell Elementary student in the studio at Jack Straw

Categories: Youth Education Programs

Submit to Write Out of this World 2020

January 24, 2020

Submissions are still open for Write Out of This World: the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest for youth writers. The deadline is February 1st! Contest winners will participate in workshops with Jack Straw’s experienced team of arts professionals. The prize package includes a workshop on writing and editing, vocal coaching, a recording session […]

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Students records her story for the Write Out of This World 2016 program

Categories: Youth Education Programs

Announcing the 2020 Jack Straw Writers

January 10, 2020

Curator Anastacia-Renée has selected the 2020 Jack Straw Writers! Our fellows this year are Rob Arnold, Ebo Barton, Jeffrey Cheatham II, Ching-In Chen, Elaina Ellis, Michelle Goodman, Maisha Manson, Wryly McCutchen, Troy Osaki, Helen Thomas, Jose Trejo-Maya, and Arianne True. These writers will be hard at work for the next few months writing and training […]

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Categories: Writers Program