Arts Take Two: Genius Cakes
posted by August 7 at 10:24 AMon
This was originally posted yesterday, but there were some problems with the embedded video. The problems have been fixed.
The Seattle P-I broke the news of who’s getting 2007 Stranger Genius Awards last week.
This year’s winners are filmmaker Linas Phillips, visual artist Alex Schweder, poet Heather McHugh, actor Amy Thone, and the Strawberry Theatre Workshop.
Every year, winners are notified with QFC cakes, although the way the cakes are delivered is always slightly different.
This year, the fifth for the Genius Awards, the cake hand-offs happened within a two-block area on Capitol Hill, as the winners were asked to lunch by Stranger writers.
Only McHugh, on vacation in Victoria, B.C., failed to get her cake in person. Dodge mailed it to her, much to the consternation of the post office clerk who told the unconcerned Dodge that the cake didn’t have a prayer of arriving intact.
How did the winners respond when they got their cakes? This year we captured their responses on video:
Oh, this just in: In case you don’t read Line Out, the lineup for the September 14 Genius Awards party at the Central Library is as follows: DJ Broken Soul/Broken Disco DJs, The Blow (!) and Velella Velella (!!).