On the Boards


On the Boards
100 West Roy Street, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle

  • New Now Festival Faye Driscoll Comeon In TRIPTYCHINSTAGRAM1800x12009 30 21

Come On In offers an enveloping sensory experience. In a space awash with ambient sound, plush carpet, and pulsating light, visitors are invited to enter a state of repose and listen to individual soundtracks of Driscoll’s voice that guide their experience through a series of prompts and subtle directives. Bringing the immersive experience of her performance works into the gallery Come On In activates our innate capacity to be both object and subject, observer and observed. Conjuring states of longing and seizing desire, Driscoll leads us into a private dance that reflects upon power and presence, yearning and absence, and asks us to reconceive our body and its limits.

Driscoll explains, Come On In is built around a series of audio pieces called Guided Choreography for the Living and the Dead. I wanted to capture the sensation of being in the audience at one of my shows along with the intensity of being a performer in my work, and my own subjective voice as the director of the show. I wanted to take all of that and remove the performers, remove myself, and remove the theater and give it to the body of the gallery goer. As visitors follow my guiding voice they are guided into a private dance and become a collection of slowly moving sculptures. They become my work.”

Faye Driscoll developed Come On In, her first solo museum exhibition, with her long-term artistic collaborators Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. The exhibition, which was presented and co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center, is now adapted specifically for On the Boards’ Merrill Theater.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 3:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021 1:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 28, 2021 3:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 29, 2021 3:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 30, 2021 1:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 4, 2021 3:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 5, 2021 3:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 6, 2021 1:00pm
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