David Mielke and Thomas Pruiksa will appear on “It’s Late on Vashon,” and share some of the magic behind the video series, “Broadway in the Yurt” (Courtesy Photo).

David Mielke and Thomas Pruiksa will appear on “It’s Late on Vashon,” and share some of the magic behind the video series, “Broadway in the Yurt” (Courtesy Photo).

Stay up ‘til 9 p.m. to watch Vashon’s ‘late show’

“Fun is not Cancelled” will feature the duo David Mielke and Thomas Pruiksa, and singer Arlette Moody.

  • Friday, October 2, 2020 1:54pm
  • Arts

The fourth installment of Vashon Center for the Arts’ very own all local late-night-talk-show(ish) thing, “It’s Late on Vashon” will be live-streamed at the ungodly late hour of 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, on vashoncenterforthearts.org or VCA’s Facebook page.

With the show, viewers are invited into a virtual living room to get to know local island gems and island characters, through interviews with host Darragh Kennan and performances by local artists.

The Oct. 5 show, inspired from the reader board sign next to the north-end Syrian food cart, is “Fun is not Cancelled,” and features the multi-talented husband and husband duo of David Mielke and Thomas Pruiksa and singer and performer Arlette Moody.

Throughout the pandemic, Mielke and Pruiksma have created a video series called “Broadway in the Yurt.”

With a welcoming Mr. Rogers-like rapport, they utilize wit, Broadway music, original writing, and poetry and pack it all into videos shot in and around their charming island yurt. The work is playful and meaningfully layered. But what started out simply as a means of creative expression turned out to be a way of deepening their marriage, the duo now says. They have realized they could use as means not only of fun and collaboration, but also to working through issues of conflict and the myriad emotions arising under the challenges of lockdown, cultural transformation, and smoke.

Arlette Moody will join the living room fun and give us a taste of her original song-making. Moody sings in a trio called The Curvettes with Stephanie Murray and Elaine Ott-Rochford. They write originals in collaboration with fellow bandmate, Rick Doussett.

Only now is Moody willing to go out on a limb by herself as a musician with her current looping styles. She hopes you enjoy her mistakes!

Other regular segments in the show include a restaurant demo, Vashon Trivia Time, Who’s Your Hero, and the four-way traffic report with Glenn Easley. “It’s Late on Vashon” runs 30 to 40 minutes, at 9 p.m. on the first Monday of every month.

For more information, visit vashoncenterforthearts.org.




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