The Future is 0 (Sep 2017)
$16 General Admission
While watching endless reruns of Hollywood Squares and Supermarket Sweep during a wet Seattle winter, Claire Buss and Kat O’Hara came up with the idea to make a technicolor game show set in the living room of their house. What began as an eccentric DIY art project has blossomed into an immersive live theater event and multi-camera television show, hosted at Northwest Film Forum and filmed in front of a studio audience.
The Future is 0 is a satirical, live game show featuring Northwest artists from different disciplines, competing against each other in a battle of mental, physical and psychological challenges. During the show, three Seattle-area artists compete in bizarre games like “Get the TV to Work” and “High-Rise Condo or New Age Band?”. Come to an episode of The Future Is 0, and you might see contestants launch multicolored pancakes over audience heads into vibrant oversized mouths for points, or crowd into a cash swirl booth built to the dimensions of a Seattle micro-apartment to collect “rent” in a minute’s time. Hosted by outrageous celebrity hotshot persona Clay Buff, The Future is 0 weaves together biting social commentary and imaginative visuals for an experience you won’t soon forget.
The September 8th and 9th shows are two separate shows with different contestants and different challenges each night.
** Friday night’s contestants: artist & performer Markeith Wiley, Art Zone host and producer Nancy Guppy, artist & writer Mario Lemafa
** Saturday night’s contestants: singer-songwriter Rachel Ratner (Wimps), Seattle Weekly Culture & Comix editor Kelton Sears and hip hop artist Taylar Elizza Beth