For summer shows:
June 1-August 31, 2022
We’ll have show ideas for each of the categories! (Coming soon)
This is the first one. Be nice. We’ll all figure it out.
There will be prizes. We don’t know what they are yet.
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The biggest rules are
TRY NEW THINGS, and
SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS & ARTISTS.
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To partake in community & drum up excitement, please post a photo* & tag the following on instagram
#nwtbingo1 / #nwtbingo15 / #nwtheatre23 …
(where the numbers are the squares you recommend the show for)
@ [the account for whatever company you’re seeing!]
* Don’t take a picture during the show of course (unless they explicitly say during-show photos are OK), but of the program, the sign or venue, or something fun you spot while you’re there.
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Guidelines & stuff
If you like a show, tell your friends! And tell the theatre/company!
If this bingo game got you to see a show and you’re happy about that, tell your friends! And the theatre/company!
No complaining. This is organized on volunteer time, just for you to have fun and for theatres & performers to see your (mostly masked) faces. Prizes will be thanks to the generosity of our great theatre & dance companies.
Dates: Only shows seen between June 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022
Locations: Only shows seen at venues in Western WA (west of the Cascades; in them & foothills work too)
Genres: Thinking broadly is great. Plays, musicals, readings, short play festivals, full-length dance performances or showcases of shorter works, revues if they’re musical-like.
Online shows count, too! — if it’s a current run by a company that’s based in Western WA. Plenty of great companies here are producing online work or showing online versions of their in-person shows. In fact, the last column and the middle row on the Summer 2022 bingo card are designed to be possible to complete through all online viewing, for those not comfortable seeing shows in person.
You can count up to two shows (total) that you had anything to do with — acting, directing, writing, producing, designing, choreographing, stage managing, dramaturg-ing, marketing … anything. And you cannot use one of those shows for space #13. Yay making theatre! Also, go see other people’s stuff!
You can send in as many bingos (standard five in a row, any direction) as you want, but you can only count each show on ONE card. That means you can probably only use space #13 (the free-ish one) on one of those cards, unless you really really have two favorite shows this summer.
You can create blackout using any of the shows you used for your other bingos, and any others too. Each show can only appear ONCE on your blackout card, but it doesn’t have to be used for the same square as you used it for regular bingo.
Blackout will get something special. We don’t know what it is yet.
Email your bingo to NWTheatre.Bingo@gmail.com with subject line “Bingo — [full name]” or “Blackout — [full name].” You can’t change around what shows you’re using for which squares after sending this in, so you might want to hold off if you’re trying to do more than one bingo and be strategic in placement.
It’s nice to include a card photo (especially if you colored it in all pretty!), but your email must also include a typed list of the shows you saw, with square number, show title, company, location, and date seen.
That’s all we know for now. Things subject to change. This isn’t a promise of anything or gambling or … whatever. Have fun.