Etiquette is a contemporary performance collaboration creating work born from the disparate disciplines of playwriting and choreography. Etiquette strives for accessibility and sustainability, and to be engaging and inspirational for artists and audiences alike.
Mary Ferrario began studying classical ballet and modern dance at the Fidalgo Performing Arts Center in Anacortes Washington. She first started choreographing movement at the age of 15. In 2014 she performed at Isis Women’s Art Festival in Seattle in a piece written and directed by Seattle choreographer Joyce Liao. The following year she choreographed a solo piece titled “Dads in Mirrors” for the same festival and performed at the Northwest African American Museum. In 2017 she performed with artist Ilvs Strauss in MANIFESTO at Velocity Dance Center and Calamas Auditorium in Seattle and at Firehouse Theatre in Bellingham Washington. She formed Etiquette with William Brattain in 2018.
Prior to Etiquette, William was the Founder and Artistic Director of TIT | the irrealist theater, and sought to broadly advance a new irrealist aesthetic in arts. He has performed individual solo work and produced work under TIT at official and unofficial venues in the Pacific Northwest and abroad, including On the Boards, the Hungarian Multicultural Center, and the former Seattle TUBS parking lot. William was also a collaborator and performer with former Seattle experimental theater troupe Implied Violence. He holds a BFA in Theater with an Original Work Emphasis from Cornish College of the Arts, and a Certificate in Playwriting from the University of Washington Extension School.