Category: Christian Carvajal

OLY ARTS Editorial Change

OLY ARTS announces the departure of long-term managing editor Christian “Carv” Carvajal, who served as the publication’s founding editor. Carvajal...

The Illustrious Ms. Hattie Hotpants

Behind the Scenes of Cabaret Derriere

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The creators and performers of Olympia’s Own TUSH! Burlesque are promotional wordsmiths, though some of their enticements are...

David Wright, photo by James Fulkerson

David Wright, 1946-2017

Thespian David Wright was born near Christmas in 1946. He died this week in Olympia at age 71. Wright was considered a master of the stage and worked regularly as an...

Silent Sky

Olympia Little Theatre Presents Powerful 78th Season

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The 2017-2018 season at Olympia Little Theatre, by far the longest-standing troupe in Thurston County, kicks off August 31 with the...

Amy Shephard of StoryOly

StoryOly Seeks Icebreaking Storytellers

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS StoryOly bills itself as Olympia’s premier storytelling event. On the third Tuesday evening of each month since November 2015,...

Chef Amadeus

Fungi for the Whole Family

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Perhaps making up for the pervasive aroma of fertilizer wafting from its mushroom farm in Lacey, Ostrom’s is one of the primary...

Food, Fun and Fireworks on the Fourth of July

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Every Fourth of July the city of Tumwater pulls out all the stops. Start with the obvious: The Thunder Valley Fireworks Show is,...

The Olson Bros Band

The Olson Bros Band at Lacey in Tune

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Olson brothers of Olympia, Isaac and Luke, formed a country act in 2011. They won the 2013 Capital Lakefair Battle of the Bands...

Bat Boy: The Musical

A Tabloid Musical at SPSCC

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Some theatrical musicals originate as great novels (Les Misérables), others (The Lion King) as beloved cinema. Some come to us...

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (not pictured)

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the Midnight Sun

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The next production from Theater Artists Olympia is the product of a series of unexpected events. Last fall, the scrappy troupe...