The Golden Thread 2
This show aired live on May 30, 2020.
If you’d like to support these artists directly, check for their Venmo/Zelle in the program below!
As arts venues are closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, Kymberlee is creating a space for community, dialogue, and fulfillment through the arts to persist and to allow our artists to thrive.
Whether you’ve been missing going out to see live music or theater or haven’t been out in years, please allow us to bring it to you during this LIVE online experience! Get dressed up or stay in your comfies. Either way, sit back, relax, and allow us to entertain you with live music, poetry, dance, theater, and art. There will be a talk back after the show. Please ask your questions in the comments at the bottom of this page.
This show is R-Rated.
10% of the profits of this show will be donated to Mary’s Place.
Note: Artist David Johannson will be live painting throughout the show. You can live bid on the work in the comments below.
7:10-7:25 Music and poetry from Grae Violett.
7:30-7:50 Dance from Hannah Cavallaro accompanied by guitarist Den Corrado.
7:55-8:15 “Stef and Arno”, a one act play by Alina Rios read by Alexandra Varriano and Caleb Ryden with stage directions by Sebastian Varriano.
8:15-8:30 Music and poetry from Grae Violett.
8:30-8:50 “Touch Me”, a one act play by Alina Rios read by Alexandra Varriano and Caleb Ryden with stage directions by Sebastian Varriano.
8:50-9:00 Bows and thank yous. Finish art auction.
9:00-9:30 Optional talk back with audience and artists.
Hannah Cavallaro (She/Her) is a California native based in Seattle working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts Summa Cum Laude in 2018. She has presented her choreography in Seattle, California, Texas, Oklahoma and New York and has had the pleasure of working with choreographers from around the world.
She is deeply interested in collaborating with artists of other mediums and discussions involving art making in the 21st century.
You can find more information about her and any upcoming performances at https://hannahcavallaro4.wixsite.com/cavallaro
Photo credit Skylar Brown
David Johansson (He/Him) has been a Northwest artist for over 30 years and is currently a resident artist in Fogue Studios & Gallery of Georgetown where you can find him working away on his contemporary colorful abstracts. He’s currently focused on four distinct styles of paintings: Contemporary City/Landscapes, Pandemia Journals, The Cathedral Series, Murals, and also painting and donating hats to front line and first responders. Look for David in KING5’s “Pandemic Can’t Steal Georgetown’s Color”.
His recent paintings, currently showing at Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle, are a record of the current world pandemic. The 24 karat gold painted lines are the existential reference of how the artist sees his current contemporary world. Flight paths, pathogenic transmissions, technology, transportation, world wide web, migrations, communications, and the concept of which all forward movement and passings implies. Purchase the smallest of the paintings in the series at an affordable price by texting 206-850-3045. Follow him on Instagram at @davidjohanssonstudio or on YouTube.
Pay him on Venmo @David-Johansson-4.
Our show’s producer, Kymberlee della Luce (She/They) is an interdisciplinary artist, transformation teacher, and creative catalyst. Dwelling at the intersection of compassion and action, they have been creating, teaching or leading for over 25 years. Their art, like their life evolves but is always an exploration of the interstitial spaces, the bridge between the worlds and the fabric of the soul.
Kymberlee holds a Masters of Arts in Education and is a Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner. They are on a mission to create a more joyfully connected global community steeped in equity and authenticity. Kymberlee offers both an online course and transformation coaching to help folx find their voice and learn how to use it.
Pay Kymberlee on Venmo @Kymberlee-dellaLuce or on PayPal.
Photo credit: Sebastian Varriano
Alina Rios (She/Her) spent the first part of her life in St. Petersburg, Russia, and now lives in Seattle. She is a published author and the Editor-in-Chief of Bracken Magazine. She discovered playwriting in 2017 and had her first production in 2018, in London with the Founding Fall Theater. Since then, her plays have been produced in London, New York, and other places in North America.
She has studied writing for theater with Simon Stephens and Stella Duffy. Pronouns: she/her/hers. Find out more at alinarios.com or follow her on Twitter @alinassoul or Instagram @alinamalina29.
Pay her on Venmo @Alina-Koldin
Caleb (He/Him) is delighted to be apart of this cast/creative team! He has been working in the local theatre/film scene for the past 7+ years. His past credits in theatre include Johnny in “American Idiot”, The Baker in “Into the Woods”, Caldwell B. Cladwell in “Urinetown”, Linus Van Pelt in “YAGMCB”, & Kurt Kelly in “Heathers”. His film credits include Justin in “Friday the 13th: Vengeance”, Satanic Boy in “Beloved Beast”, and the leading role of Miles in the upcoming film “Blackhole”. You can learn more about “Blackhole” and be updated for any and all of Caleb’s acting endeavors by visiting his Facebook or finding him on Instagram @ryden.dirty.
As always, he would like to thank his family, friends, Shileah Corey, & his agent, Melissa for all that they do to support him!
Pay him on Venmo @calebryden
Photo credit: Kyle Sparks
Alexandra Varriano (She/Her) is as a Seattle based actor and artist. Since graduating from Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in Theater Original Works, she has been seeking new outlets for her creative voice. A theater artist at heart, she has started branching into film, including making her directing debut with “Alex Was Here” for the 48 Hour Horror Film Project 2019. After performing her solo show, “A Pyrate’s Life: Anne Bonny”, in February 2019, she has embarked upon adapting it for the screen.
Alexandra’s vision is to bring women’s suppressed and untold stories to the surface of cultural consciousness. She strives to change perceptions of the female (and feminine) experience and help the next generations form new narratives. She seeks collaboration with passionate and intelligent artists that live their values and speak their truths.
Pay her on Venmo @Alexandra-Varriano
Photo credit: Mark Brennan
Master of Ceremonies Sebastian Varriano (He/Him) is a 17 year old artist, born in raised in Seattle. He has been doing theater for nearly a decade, getting the opportunity to learn from many great directors and perform a variety of amazing roles. In the past few years he has had the joy of playing Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Romeo in Newsies, Harry Bright in Mamma Mia, and his dream role of Marius is Les Misérables. He recently got involved in film, having a lead role in an upcoming feature length independent film Boys Will Be, and participating in the 48 Hour Horror Film Project 2019.
Sebastian is very passionate about raising discussions about classism, particularly in the education system, and strives to create art that inspires social change. He believes that storytelling is one of the most powerful tools of expression and growth, and is currently working on a play that he hopes will bring some awareness to how it is to grow up surrounded by unacknowledged privilege.
You can find him on Instagram at @sebastianvarriano
Pay him on Zellepay at email@example.com
Photo credit: Tammy Marx
Grae Violett (She/Her) is a Singer/Songwriter and poet whose unique words explore everything from growing up in her generation to common themes like love and loss. Inspired by Artists like the 1975 and SZA, she aims to blend her love of Synth-Pop and RnB together for a nostalgic sound.
She is also a Totem Star artist, YouthSpeaks poet, and will be attending Cornish College of the Arts in the Fall. You can find her on her Instagram @graedreamer and Soundcloud as Grae Violett.
Pay her on Zellepay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Germain Allgood