The 9th Annual Richard Foreman Mini-Festival

Leo Daedalus hosts the 9th annual Foreman Fest at Performance Works Northwest.

2011

Linda Austin — festival producer

Leo Daedalus — host, performer, writer, director

John Berendzen — performer

Alex Reagan — performer

Every autumn from 2003 to 2012 Linda Austin and Performance Works NorthWest put on The Richard Foreman Mini-Festival as a fundraiser and beloved experimental performance community event. After having participated as a performer in several Foreman Fests, Leo was downright gleeful to be invited to host the ninth annual Fest on October 8 & 9, 2011.

The insane two evenings that unfolded were the most decisive factor behind developing The Late Now. As reinforcements, Leo called in frequent collaborators John Berendzen and Alex Reagan, who would become the Late Now cohost.

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The Foreman Fest had its 10th and final season in November, 2012. Performance Works Northwest celebrated with a week-long series of events including The Late Now Beach Blanket Foreman Fest, featuring an interview with Linda Austin and other Foreman Fest alumni.

Thanks Linda, thanks Foreman Fest, thanks Performance Works! Without you, The Late Now itself would have been impossible.

The photographs here are by the talented JC Schlechter. Find all of them here.