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theater simple's Park Bench: The Redmond Central Connector, Pt. 1

On Sept 15th, theater simple took part in the City of Redmond's Central Connector Project Visioning Event during which residents and city users were encouraged to share their ideas, hopes and dreams for their city and the development of the newly purchased Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Line.  At 5:30 the rains came...and so did the people...over 100.  The simpletons logged over 4 hrs of comments and conversations and have been busily editing them into two 30 minutes programs.  And so, please enjoy theater simple's Park Bench: The Redmond Central Connector, Pt 1.

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In the Fall & Winter of, 2008-2009, theater simple teamed with the King County Library System (KCLS) and 4CULTURE, to launch "THE LIBRARY PROJECT: BOOK BENCH", a 5-part podcast series covering every region of the King County Library System. Released March 12, 2009

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In the Fall & Winter of, 2008-2009, theater simple teamed with the King County Library System (KCLS) and 4CULTURE, to launch "THE LIBRARY PROJECT: BOOK BENCH", a 5-part podcast series covering every region of the King County Library System. Released February 18, 2009

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In the Fall & Winter of, 2008-2009, theater simple teamed with the King County Library System (KCLS) and 4CULTURE, to launch "THE LIBRARY PROJECT: BOOK BENCH", a 5-part podcast series covering every region of the King County Library System. Released January 21, 2009

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September 20-22, 2008, Park Bench was invited to El Mirage, Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents to begin conversations about their urban plan.  Released October 2, 2008

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September 20-22, 2008, Park Bench was invited to El Mirage, Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents to begin conversations about their urban plan.  Released October 1, 2008

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September 20-22, 2008, Park Bench was invited to El Mirage, Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents to begin conversations about their urban plan.  Released September 30, 2008

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September 20-22, 2008, Park Bench was invited to El Mirage, Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents to begin conversations about their urban plan.  Released September 29, 2008

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Park Bench Ep 16 (Bisbee pt 3)

In late April, 2008, Park Bench was invited to Bisbee Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents in the San Jose District to begin community conversation about their urban plan. Released May 5, 2008

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Park Bench Ep 15 (Bisbee Pt.2)

In late April, 2008, Park Bench was invited to Bisbee Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents in the San Jose District to begin community conversation about their urban plan. Released May 5, 2008

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In late April, 2008, Park Bench was invited to Bisbee Arizona to take part in a civic planning process called a charette. Over three days, interviews were taken from local residents in the San Jose District to begin community conversation about their urban plan. Released April 30, 2008.

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Park Bench Ep 13 (Duvall)

In mid September, Park Bench played a doubleheader in Duvall.  We started out right in front of the brand new shopping center, and finished the evening in McCormick Park, on the banks of the Snoqualmie River and the final night of Duvall's outdoor cinema. Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network. Released December 9, 2007.

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Park Bench Ep 12 (Redmond)

In late September, Park Bench made a visit to the King County city of Redmond and a place where farmers and artists and residents all come together, the Redmond Farmer s Market.  Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network. Released November 23, 2007.

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Here is Part Two of our week in Columbia City, our visit to the Farmer's Market. Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network. Released November 14, 2007.

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Welcome to Podbean, theater simple and Park Bench's new host.  We are super-pleased with the site.  As we transfer our podcast repertoire from the now defunct gcast site, we thought we'd feature one of our favorite episodes, theater simple's Park Bench, Ep 10, Columbia City.  In 2007 Park Bench made two visits to Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood.  On our first trip we set up shop as part of the Columbia City Beatwalk.  We talked about the neighborhood, the event, and how art can play a part in everyday life.  Enjoy.

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Park Bench Ep 9 (Kent, WA)


Park Bench sets up shop in Kent, WA, at the Block Party and Art Walk. The topic: Music, Art, Community fairs and life in Kent. Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network.  Released October 27, 2007.

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Park Bench Ep 8 (Auburn, WA)


Park Bench sets up shop in Auburn, WA,  at the Summer Sounds & Cinema Series. The topic: Auburn, the importance of community, and family traditions. Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network. Released October 1, 2007.

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As part of our week in Bellevue, PARK BENCH spent the day at the Crossroads Community Center and Park talking to people about their lives and the value of community and urban green space. Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network. Released September 27, 2007

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On consecutive Tuesdays, PARK BENCH hung out in downtown Bellevue listening to great jazz and talking to people about their city, their music and their lives. Part of 4Culture's Site Specific Performance Network. Released September 27, 2007

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Parkbenchwithmtn.jpgtheater simple's Park Bench was developed as part of the 2007 Adelaide Fringe in South Australia.  Later that year, Park Bench premiered here in the US with a series of installations for the King County Site-Specific Performance Network.  Our first installation was in front of the gorgeous North Bend branch of the King County Library System, with the 4000 foot sheer face of Mt. Si as a back drop.  This is a gem of a podcast, with both young and old weighing in about the importance of libraries and reading in their lives.  Please enjoy theater simple's Park Bench, Episode #5, North Bend (rebroadcast).

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