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Broadway Bares 2018: Game Night Raises $1.8 million For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

June 23, 2018 • Via Broadway Bares:     Broadway’s hottest dancers and two explosively responsive...

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“Marching in Gucci”: Sermons in Shade with Chad Goller-Sojourner @ Langston

June 19, 2018 • Don’t Miss: Spend Pride with “Marching in Gucci,” Sermons in Shade, and Communion in Red...

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The Paramount Turns 90 And Hosts Big Pride Party On Saturday

June 19, 2018 • Who doesn’t love free stuff? And, while normally you have to...

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Don’t Miss: “Tail Feather” Flocks into Langston with a Night of Dance, Struts,...

June 15, 2018 •   The starting place for Tail Feather, a performative celebration of queer...

Edna Turnblad (Nick DeSantis), Motormouth Maybelle (Shaunyce Omar), and Tracy Turnblad (Callie Williams).  Photo by Tracy Martin for Village Theatre.

Great Cast Makes for a Great, Big Show at Village’s Season Closer, “Hairspray”...

June 15, 2018 • Great Cast Makes for a Great, Big Show at Village’s Season Closer, “Hairspray” the...

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Feast/Frenzy: A Month for the Dancing Queens @ On the Boards, SIDF, Langston...

June 11, 2018 •   There must be something about June that makes people want to...

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“Le Grand Fromage” (at West of Lenin thru 6/15) Is a Surprise Charmer

June 6, 2018 •   No “BAM!” Here, But the Food-Centric, Celeb-Sprinkled Solo...

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Gayly Forward: Queer Arts And Early Pride Events Kick Off June

June 1, 2018 •     PRIDE MONTH IS HERE!! Clear your calendars for an onslaught in...

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Everything You Need To Know About “Journey West: The Legend of Lewis &...

May 31, 2018 • On May 17th I snuck into Studio B at the Theatre of Puget Sound during a rehearsal break of...

"Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche" produced by Fantastic.Z Theatre Company. Photo: Alex Garland

Review: Dive Into Fantastic.Z’s “5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche” Through Next Weekend —...

May 30, 2018 •   That quiche diving is “great technique.”   I went...

A very young Terrence McNally with fellow playwright (and lover) Edward Albee

SIFF 2018 LGBTQ Pick: “Every Act of Life” Charts the Life of Master...

May 30, 2018 •   SIFF Pick: Every Act of Life Charts the Life of Master Playwright...

Anasofia Gallegos and Tony Magaña Jr in WELCOME TO ARROYOS at Theater Schmeater through June 2, 2018

Theater Ketchup: “Shakespeare (‘s Dad) in Love” and A Charming Visit to “Arroyo’s”

May 24, 2018 • You either adore the 1998 romantic comedy/drama SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE…or,...

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Gayly Forward: “ReShape” , “Lustré” and “A Fantastic Woman” Screening Weekend Highlights

May 24, 2018 •   Gayly Forward: Queer arts shows this week & beyond  ...

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Review: Bold Queer Theater In Tacoma With “Bent”

May 24, 2018 • Through Saturday: Bent, a Small-Stage Production in Tacoma, Provides...

Producer Eddie DeHais is a disabled trans artist who uses radical empathy and collaboration to investigate erasure and stigma around mental health.

“ReShape” Uses Art To Shed the Secrecy Around Mental Health

May 23, 2018 • Coming Up This Weekend, ReShape Uses Art to Shed the Secrecy and Reshape Our Conversations...

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Honoring the Black Panther Party and Generations of Activism in Seattle

May 21, 2018 •     Amontaine Aurore’s powerful play (Don’t Call It a Riot!) just...

The evil Tyrone (acted/designed by Ben Burris) stars in the "evil Christian puppet play" HAND TO GOD at Seattle Public Theatre May 11 to June 3, 2018. Photography by John Ulman.

Theatre Ketchup: Evil Puppets Take Over Seattle Stages

May 18, 2018 • Secret Fun Fact: I j’adore puppets. Well…certain kinds of puppets....

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Gayly Forward: Queer Arts & Shows This Week & Beyond

May 18, 2018 • * = Top picks! (as selected through R Barron’s fogged-up lenses alone)   Now thru 5/19...

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Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore...

May 17, 2018 • Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore...

The Sensible Theatre Debutante Ball is Monday, May 21st at Fred Wildlife!
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It’s Time To Be A DEBUTANTE For Sensible Theatre Company

May 16, 2018 • Sooooooo, Sensible Theatre Company is Seattle’s newest queer theater company and...

Cornell Alston stars in "Jack &" Conceived and directed by Kaneza Schaal, and onstage at On the Boards May 10 -13, 2018,

Stories From The Inside: Theaters/Artists Explore & Facilitate Art in Prison

May 12, 2018 • Bringing Out Stories from Inside: On the Boards Highlights the Damages to the Psyche of...

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Religion, Morality, Teens and Puppets Are A Funny Mix in Seattle Public’s “Hand...

May 11, 2018 • Hand to God at Seattle Public Theater Ventures into Religion and Morality, and...

James Weidman as Sims/Papa and Pilar O'Connell as Morris in The Nether. Photo by Jeff Carpenter Photography.

Theater Ketchup-Sci Fi Edition: Pilgrims/The Nether/Silhouette

May 10, 2018 • So many local theater companies venturing into spooky dystopic future space...

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“Fallen Star”: A Play About A Trans Super Hero

May 10, 2018 • It’s sold out for its opening night (Thursday, May 10th) but...

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Theater Ketchup: “Familiar” and “The Wolves”

May 5, 2018 • Recent big productions from our big theater companies run the gamut from dramatic high school...

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Director Emily Penick Talks About Forward Flux’s Future Drama, “Pilgrims”

May 4, 2018 •   As I walked into LTD, the Fremont bar a few doors down from West of...

The astonishing brilliant cast of ArtsWest Playhouse's production of "An Octoroon" that examines American racial issues through the lens of a 170 year old play. From left to right: Jose Abaoag, Lamar Legend and Heather Persinger.

Powerful New Plays Demand Your Attention Part 2: “An Octoroon” at ArtsWest

May 2, 2018 • Review: An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Produced by ArtsWest Playhouse...

"More Than T" at the Translations Film Festival 2018

Translations Film Festival & Sound Theatre Provide Great Options for Deaf Community

May 2, 2018 • Accessible Arts: Translations Film Festival and Sound Theatre Provide Great Options for the...

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An Interview With “An Octoroon” Director Brandon J. Simmons

May 1, 2018 • Brandon J. Simmons is very talented. He’s been on-stage performing in...

Little Shop of Horrors gets gender bent in this fun new production!

Gayly Forward: Queer Arts Shows In Seattle Include Translations Film Fest; “Little Shop”...

May 1, 2018 • STUFF TO DO!!! 4/13-5/5 (Thursday-Saturday) Year of the Rooster @ MAP/18th & Union Play,...

Elvis Nolasco in Book-It Rep's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao". Photo by John Ulman.

Powerful New Plays Demand Your Attention Part 1: “Oscar Wao” at Book-It

April 28, 2018 • Good theater seems to come in waves. Right now, we seem to have a tsunami of great theater...

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Annex’s Two New Plays Feature Fantastical Imagery & Femme/Genderqueer/Non-Binary Casts/Crew

April 26, 2018 • Annex, Seattle’s beloved fringe theater which has been showcasing new work for decades,...

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Theater “Ketchup”: Three Seattle Shows To Check Out Involving Roosters, Shrews, Mole Rats

April 23, 2018 • Again. I’m behind. Soooooo, we’re gonna play the ole “Ketchup” (or,...

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Behind The Scenes At The ASL/Spoken Production Of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

April 19, 2018 • On the 17th of April, I had the honor of being invited to witness something quite incredible....