Tae wrote “Personally” as a response to last year’s disastrous election. It has been well-received at resistance events around the Pacific Northwest. The number one question she is asked afterward is, “where can I get a download of that song?”
Given this response, Tae and her collaborators are in the midst of making a recording. Production costs are being crowdfunded through GoFundMe. All backers get a download of the song and updates from Tae, including sneak peeks of production as the song takes shape.
Tae is currently appearing in a two-act devised play at MAP theatre called feed\back. (Must close July 26th.)
In devised theatre, a group of artists collaborate to create an entirely new show based on something other than a pre-written script.
feed\back was based on the set already designed by Brandon Estrella, Tess Malone, and Dana Amromin for MAP’s mainstage production of Greensward. The result was a show that one audience member compared to “a wonderful & heady 2-part Star Trek episode.” (High praise indeed.)
feed\back also features the devising and acting talents of Aimee Decker, Joshua Valencia, and Carolynne Wilcox. It was directed by Megan Brewer with stage & script management by Amelia Wade.
Up Next: Sings the Hits
Last year, Scotto Moore’s new play “Can’t Talk Right Now” introduced us to the radio show Signal Loss, a love letter to the analog era. Now its host, Amanda Bixby (Anastasia Higham), is back with a new episode that faces down multi-generational sexism and racism in the music industry.
While interviewing a hot young rock singer (Tae Phoenix), Amanda learns that the singer’s hit new record includes a sample from a supposedly lost jazz recording from decades earlier. As Amanda struggles to help the rock singer escape her abusive manager, she must unravel the secret story of how the jazz recording was lost and what happened to the forgotten musicians who performed on it. “Sings the Hits” also features the talents of Rosaletta Curry, Annie Yim, and Jason Sharp, with music by Rob Witmer and Tae Phoenix and direction by Katie McKellar.
“A natural-born storyteller with the polish of an accomplished actress and the authentic edge of a seasoned musician.” – Seattle Weekly
As a recording artist, Tae Phoenix has garnered international attention with her tremendous voice, and elaborate and educated songwriting. Her love of musical theatre tinges her soulful blues rock with just a hint of Broadway.
Phoenix has performed everywhere from Seattle’s Paramount Theater to the streets of Montmartre. Her theatrical credits include a critically-acclaimed turn as Lilli Vanessi in “Kiss Me Kate,” Mae in “Reefer Madness: The Musical,” The Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods,” and a priestess in Billie Wildrick’s gender-bent “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
In addition to her work as an artist, Phoenix is also an activist. Her subvertising collective, Resistance Air, made headlines on January 20, 2017 by flying an airplane over New York City with a banner reading “We Outnumber Him! Resist!” She routinely performs her feisty original protest music at rallies and marches around the Seattle area.
“Damn this is great great stuff. Tae has a beautiful voice and stage presence.” – Nadamucho.com
“Brilliantly masterful….those who attend a Tae Phoenix show are inescapably charmed.” – Jivewired Journal
“Without a doubt, Tae Phoenix will be the one that future artists look to when starting their music careers.” – Guerrilla Candy
“Damn…what a voice! A phenomenal talent.” – NWCZ Radio Tacoma
“‘Outside the Lines’ is a true masterpiece.” – Poping Cherry
“Wow! … I don’t even know what to say. That was phenomenal! ” – Marty Riemer
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