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Halloween Round 197: Brittany Allyson, Ollella, Pua Nova, Monique Franklin

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Fremont Abbey Arts Center

4272 Fremont Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98103

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Songwriters share their music, alternating with a poet+ live visual art. Together they create a unique evening of collaborative arts

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10/30 The Halloween Round (197)

with musicians Brittany Allyson, Ollella

+ spoken word poet Verbal Oasis (Monique Franklin) & live visuals by Pua Nova


Large space, small crowd, lots of fresh air, Vax/Neg test required

See COVID Safety Info at the bottom of this page under Abbey Arts Presents

Thanks for helping keep our community safe!


Music by:

BRITTANY ALLYSON: www.brittanyallyson.com/

OLLELLA: ollellamusic.com/

Live visuals:


Spoken Word Poetry:

MONIQUE FRANKLIN: www.verbaloasis.com/

Co-curated by Melanie Granger and Connie Fu

@ Fremont Abbey Arts Center

7:30p doors, 8:00-10:00p show upstairs

+ Downstairs in the Gallery is a Haunted House Climate Change immersive theatre experience (donation based)

All ages, PG-13 (some content may not be suitable for young audiences)

Some seating available, bar w/ID, quiet picnics welcome

Feel free to setup around the space with your group

No one turned away for lack of funds

Artist Bios:


Monique Franklin (Verbal Oasis), is an activist, poet, performer, scientist, and mother from Rainier Valley, Seattle. She has been referred to as “The unofficial poet laureate of South Seattle,” “The Billie Holiday of Spoken Word,” as well as “the Verbal Manifestation of Nina Simone’s Soul” and "and “High Priestess of prose, poetry and the art of story telling". Monique is a 10+ year member of African American Writer’s Alliance and has self-published two volumes of poetry entitled Acoustic Accolades and Erotic Annals of a Poet. She has released three spoken word albums Acoustic Accolades Volume 1, Hot Summer Nights and Mama'z Muezz all are available on soundcloud. She currently co-host and co-produces Afrodisiac Erotic Poetry Show celebrating the diversity and sexuality of people of color. Her poetry gives voice to social issues, human relationships, tributes to her many influences, and self-discovery. As a performer you can find her poetry commingling with musicians, vocalist and dancers. The subject matter of her poetry stems from the rich spectrum of her life experiences. This woman is a creative soul.


(oh-lel-uh) is the singer-songwriter, cellist, vocalist, and occasional mandolinist Ellie Barber.

Ellie’s career as a musician started young, when she sang before she could talk. Trained as a classical cellist, she blends her technical background with authoritative vocals, live-looping, and improvisation.

Her playing has been featured on radio stations, in films screened at film festivals (Sundance, Aspen, CEFF), and on recordings with other artists, including Grammy-winning artist Peter Kater. She's drawn to music because it unlocks a particularly organic flavor of humanity – one that fits the type of world she believes in.


Intuitive, Dynamic and Saucy, American singer/songwriter and guitarist Brittany Allyson is an award-winning multidisciplinary performer with a voice to silence the chaos and pull you into the present moment. Inspired by the playful, golden tones of Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand and influenced the nuanced storytelling of Joni Mitchell, Sade, Billy Joel, Maxwell, Jason Mraz and many others, Brittany bares her soul with each note sung and intentional lyric written.

As a Musician, Brittany appears as either an acoustic solo act or with a varied ensemble of dynamic Jazz musicians, also known as: Brittany Allyson + Special Sauce. Comprised of "100% Special Ingredients," Britt's Special Sauce keeps each performance fresh with improvisational instrumentation slathering her songs with the sauciest of sounds!

As an Actress, she has starred in National Commercials (AMAZON ECHO, KROGER, WA LOTTERY), Equity Productions, and several New Broadway Musical Workshops with Texas Musical Theatre Workshop (Founded by THE PROM Broadway Producer Natasha Davison). Originally from Houston, Brittany is a professionally trained vocalist with a BFA in Acting from St. Edward's University in Austin. She is the recipient of the 2014 Austin Critics' Table W.H. Deacon Crain Award, the nominee for the 2014 & 2015 Austin Critics' Table, Broadway World Austin and Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards for 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'. Currently based in Seattle, she is a proud cofounder of Filament: A Collab Lab, a site-specific lab theatre company.

In 2017, Britt began fusing her original music with her theatrical training in creating and directing a "pop-up" dance-theatre concert, entitled: HERe* [hidden in the mask]. After locally touring the production, HERe* was invited to perform at Seattle's iconic Microfest Music Festival & Bumbershoot Music Festival.

Britt says her songs come to her along her personal (and never-ending) journey of self-empowerment. She hopes the musical messages she shares serve and encourage you while celebrating the joy that is music.



has been held live in Seattle, WA (USA) every month for 196 months in a row and features local and touring artists

Music | Poetry | Visual | Collaboration

Songwriters/bands sharing their music, alternating with a poet,+ visual artists creating live.

All together to create a unique evening of high quality & collaborative arts.

www.abbeypresents.org and www.theround.org for more 



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  • Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on either level.
  • We have a mix of normal chairs, some tall chairs, and standing room in back.
  • Seating is not reserved unless noted.
  • Please refrain from talking or texting during the show.
  • No video from the seating area please.
  • Please limit photos during the show so as to not distract other attendees from the experience.
  • We are an all ages venue. Kids 10 & under are free at Abbey Arts concerts & arts events unless noted.
  • Entering the venue indicates agreement to adhere to the Abbey Respect Policy. All are welcome.
  • No outside alcohol allowed. Quiet picnics ok.




Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.

Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325 Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle | + UHeights Auditorium, St Mark's Cathedral, & more

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Fremont Abbey Arts Center

4272 Fremont Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98103

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Organizer of Halloween Round 197: Brittany Allyson, Ollella, Pua Nova, Monique Franklin

COVID Public Health Safety Info:

As of August 23, 2021

Welcome back Abbey Arts family!

As we reopen the doors to our venues, rest assured that we will be welcoming our patrons back in to an environment that prioritizes health and wellness. We are working with local officials to ensure current health and safety protocols are in place at Abbey Arts events, while being mindful that flexibility will be required as those guidelines will likely continue to evolve. Obviously with COVID-19 not being completely eradicated, we’ll have to change some things around here as we go. Please consult the state’s guidelines for the most up-to-date information on phases and state mandated guidelines.


  • There is a statewide mask mandate for requiring masks for ALL patrons indoors REGARDLESS of vaccine status. More information from the State of Washington can be found at https://coronavirus.wa.gov/news/statewide-updated-mask-order-goes-effect-monday-aug-23
  • Starting 7/30/21 We are now requiring a government issued photo ID* and PROOF OF VACCINATION or a NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the event to be allowed to enter the building. Find a testing center here. Please note that test results may take 24-48 hours. Please plan accordingly.
      • Full vaccination is defined as having received a final vaccination dose at least two weeks prior to the event date.
      • The name on your vaccination card or COVID test MUST match your state ID
      • Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include: an official CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a picture of your vaccination card; a digital or printed WA State Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination; a WA State Immunization Information System printout; or a verified medical record printout from a medical provider.
      • *In addition to providing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test, guests 18 or older must present a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may present a government-issued photo ID or a school photo ID as an alternative. Guests younger than 18 who do not have either a government-issued ID or school photo ID can only attend performances in the company of an adult who provides the required ID and vaccine documentation for themselves and can also provide documentation for the minor’s test results or vaccination verification.
  • All employees are fully vaccinated and are required to wear masks indoors.
  • We are operating at mid capacity to allow more space and smaller crowds.
  • We have increased hand sanitizing stations around the venues. We encourage you to regularly sanitize and fully wash hands when you use the restroom.


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