Curatorial Mission
Interstitial Theatre functions as a curatorial team in order to develop impactful exhibitions that address important issues relevant to the video and new media arts community within Seattle. Interstitial Theatre prides itself on its hands-on approach, bringing artists with like-minded philosophies together to further each others’ development. Since 2010 Interstitial Theatre’s curatorial team has successfully presented over 25 exhibitions and events, working with 50+ artists of varying backgrounds and disciplines.

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Kira Burge, Director
Julia Greenway, Curator
Matthew Spencer, Exec. Assistant

Staff Directory
Kira Burge, Director and co-founder of Interstitial Theatre grew up in Portland, OR and received her BFA in Fibers and Arts Administration from the University of Oregon in 2010. Burge has almost a decade of experience working in art world as a Galleriest, Art Fair/Festival Manager, and Executive Director, with a passion for developing programming designed to support the professional needs of artists and collectors. As the founding Director of Interstitial Theatre, Burge strives to create a positive environment for staff and exhibiting artists, encouraging creative thinking and community involvement.

Julia Greenway, Curator of Interstitial Theatre was raised in Michigan and received her BFA in Painting from Grand Valley State University in 2008. She is an avid traveler, an active participant in Seattle’s arts community and a member of Artist Trust. Greenway regularly volunteers her time to arts organizations and prides herself on exhibiting her own work locally. Greenway is an integral part of Interstitial Theatre's
curatorial team, writing press releases and conducting artist interviews.

Matthew Spencer, Exec. Assistant

Julia Bruk, Co-Founder of Interstitial Theatre was born in the small town of Smolensk, Russia and since 1994 has inhabited the Seattle art scene. Bruk received her BFA in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from the University of Washington in 2010. Over the past 5 years she has founded two community photography and video spaces in SODO that provided affordable space for local creative development. Bruk has offered her curatorial voice to Interstitial Theatre since its establishment in the fall of 2010, utilizing her background in experimental multi-media, graphic design, photography, and filmmaking to shape exhibition programming. Bruk has recently been focusing on her own evolution and growth as a video and multi-media artist while working as a cinematographer and video expert in the Seattle media industry.

Background and History of Interstitial Theatre
Interstitial Theatre was founded in September 2010 after the current Director, Kira Burge noticed that Seattle had no dedicated exhibition spaces for video art. At that time Interstitial Theatre’s goal was to provide space and time to contemporary artists to exhibit video art in Seattle, WA. With this goal in mind Kira Burge and Julia Bruk curated the first seven months of programming in a back closet of gallery Form/Space Atelier with encouragement and support from gallery owner Paul Pauper.

In April of 2011 Interstitial Theatre relocated to a 3,500 sq ft warehouse space in SODO (RustiQue Studios), where monthly exhibitions were held through the Winter of 2012. Today Interstitial Theatre functions as a curatorial project popping up on occasion at various established venues within the region, including SOIL Gallery, Bumbershoot and participating in Seattle Storefronts Project.

At the center of Interstitial Theatre is its open-door policy for reviewing video and new media art. Artwork is considered for exhibition through three main channels: solicitation, open submission and calls to artists for specific thematic exhibitions.

Curator, Julia Greenway along with Director, Kira Burge work to identify and respond to the communities needs for programming. Examples of this include producing an Audio/Visual Show in 2011 that featured video work by 16 artists along with live performances by 3 Seattle-based bands, building and exhibiting a mobile screen (Mobile Screen Tour) that brought selected video art by local, national and international artists to 8 different art walks throughout the Seattle metro area, and holding monthly exhibitions from 2010-2012.