Stormwater: Life in the Gutter – a one-man performance
October 19 – November 12

Artist Stokley Towles will present his one-man  performance of Stormwater: Life in the Gutter in a number of Seattle venues during October and November. Jointly produced by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the performance was created by Towles as part of his participation in aLIVe, (a Low Impact Vehicle exploration), and incorporates interviews and conversations  with Seattle Public Utility workers. SPU percent for art funds were used to commission the performance.

aLIVe is an artist-initiated, multi-phase effort to re-imagine our transportation system as designed around the human body. Infrastructure required to sustain high-impact vehicles creates stormwater runoff that pollutes the environment. Building on Waterlines, a 2009 performance about drinking water, Stormwater: Life in the Gutter explores the larger story of water in our region through character, history and humor.

Seattle performances are free and open to the public:

Wed., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Center

Sat., Oct. 22, noon Pritchard Island Beach Bathhouse

Wed., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. Northeast Library

Sat., Oct. 29, noon High Point Library

Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Sat., Nov. 5, noon Ballard Library

Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. 2100 Building

Sat., Nov. 12, noon Washington Park Arboretum: Graham Visitors Center

Visit the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ web page for this project.


 Photo: Stokley Towles, ©2011 John J. Little, Sr.