The GUSH Series

Starting for the first time with Season 15, WET will bring a piece of theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed on our stage. You’ll see vibrant new artists, fearless contemporary performance, form-breaking theatrical experiences once a year, as part of our season. We are thrilled to be able to expand WET’s yearly offerings, to invest in internationally acclaimed artists, and to give Seattle audiences the change to experience new kinds of creative perspective.

Singlet

By Erin Markey
Directed by Jordan Fein

Performed by Erin Markey and Emily Davis

April 25 – May 5, 2019

The first theatrical work presented in GUSH is Erin Markey’s SINGLET. Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey’s singular style with a host of influences—spanning Genet’s The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel’s available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Quartet, and Precious Moments® Collectible Dolls—this kaleidoscopic production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, Singlet reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.

"It’s impossible to take your eyes off [Markey], who matches sirenlike self-possession with off-the-wall non-sequitur humor." —The New Yorker