Fresh Faces

Our 2005 guide to who's new and what to do.

Over the past year, the door to Seattle's arts scene has been revolving madly. Out swept Pacific Northwest Ballet's Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Seattle Rep's Sharon Ott, and Town Hall's David Brewster. In strolled Peter Boal, David Esbjornson, and Wier Harman. Chiyo Ishikawa snared a big promotion at Seattle Art Museum; Empty Space imported Melanie Matthews to stabilize its shaky finances; local novelist MacKenzie Bezos made news on the literary front. And the door keeps spinning. Seattle International Film Festival just promoted Carl Spence to artistic director; Consolidated Works hired Corey Pearlstein to succeed Matthew Richter; and James F. Tune is preparing to take over ArtsFund. In this year's edition of Seattle Weekly's Fall Arts Guide, we offer a roundup of upcoming, don't-miss cultural events, plus we introduce you to some of the new names and faces that will shape the arts life of Seattle this season—and perhaps for years to come. Who's New MacKenzie Bezos

Peter Boal (Q&A)

David Esbjornson

Wier Harman

Chiyo Ishikawa

Melanie Matthews         What to Do Books

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