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Brandon J. Simmons and Claudine Mboligkpelani Nako in The Williams Project's production of Tony Kushner's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, being performed at the Hillman City Collaboratory from Oct 25th to Nov 18, 2018. Photo: Julia Davis

Review: Two Plays Deal With The AIDS Era In Very Different Ways

November 3, 2018 • We still don’t have a cure but we do have effective ways of...

Actor/Writer/Activist Sara Porkalob snagged two Gregory Awards for her autobiographical solo show DRAGON LADY

Evil Puppets and Filipino Family Matriarchs Get Top Honors at 10th Annual Gregory...

October 25, 2018 • Seattle Public Theater’s production of “Hand to God” &...

Playwright and director of "Lonely Planet", Steven Dietz.

5 Questions for Steven Dietz About His AIDS Drama “Lonely Planet” at West...

October 25, 2018 •     This Friday, West of Lenin opens Lonely Planet, a 25-year-old...

Victor Pappas, Avery Clark and Mike Dooly in OSLO at ACT through November 11, 2018. Photo: Chris Bennion.

Review: Two Plays Examine The Middle East…One Confounds While The Other Just Fails

October 24, 2018 • In recent years, a number of playwrights have appeared who write...

The cast of UW's INCIDENT AT VICHY by Arthur Miller. Photo by Logan Anthony Guerrero.

UW Drama Season Opens with a Timely Play About Complicity with Nazis: Arthur...

October 23, 2018 •   Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy, an under-produced gem of a drama,...

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Insightful, Fun New Works Open Village & On the Boards Seasons

October 22, 2018 • Insightful, Fun New Works Open Village & On the Boards Seasons   Through different...

Jon Allbritton right works on actor Tim Platt for the Seattle area premiere of CASA VALENTINA, running Oct 19 - 28. Photo: Derek Villanueva

Dressing Them Up For “Casa Valentina”: An Interview With Jon Allbritton

October 19, 2018 • Jon Allbritton is a Seattle based costume/make-up designer who describes himself as “stuck...

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Review: Two VERY Different Latinx Plays…”Brainpeople” and “Fade”

October 17, 2018 • One is spooky, weird and oddly appropriate for the times we live in...

The cast of Come From Away - Photo Credit Matt Murphy

Review: Emotional Roller Coasters At 5th Avenue and Seattle Rep…One Grim and One...

October 15, 2018 • Grab Those Hankies! You’re gonna need them at the 5th Avenue...

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Director Pilar O’Connell on Seattle Public’s “Fade”…And Latinx Theater, Classism, & ‘Imposter Syndrome’

October 12, 2018 •   Pilar O’Connell directed FADE which opened Friday, October 12th at Seattle Public...

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More Xmas Shows! Jinkx & BenDeLa Announce Their New Holiday Show!

October 5, 2018 • Yes, I know this is the 1 ZILLIONTH post about gay Xmas/Winter Holiday shows for the Greater...

Left: A Small History of Amal, Age 7 (Forward Flux/Pratidhwani), at West of Lenin through October 6.  Photo by Pankaj Luthra. 

Right: Skeleton Crew, at ArtsWest through October 14.  Photo by John McLellan

Reviews: Must-See Theater At ArtsWest & Forward Flux/Pratidhwani

September 29, 2018 • Two intimate, lively shows consider the daily and extraordinary fight of the human spirit....

Theater Schmeater's production of TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO with (left to right) Aviona Rodriguez Brown, Marquicia Domingue and Roger Estrada.

Reviews: “Two Sisters And A Piano” at Schmee and “Everything You Touch” at...

September 28, 2018 • MORE recent theater openings to check out….here’s two...

Elinor Gunn, making very bland pasta and Daniel Gerroll play adulterous lovers in ACT's production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT now through Sept 30, 2018.

Reviews: Catching Up At ACT With “Setzuan” and “Skylight”

September 22, 2018 • I have so many reviews to write and I can’t let my lower back...

blank blank at Washington Ensemble Theatre; Two Sisters & a Piano at Theater Schmeater; amal age 7 from Forward Flux and Pratid at West of Lenin and Skeleton Crew at ArtsWest are four new plays on Seattle area stages this weekend.

Your Early Autumn Art Openings…Dance, Theater, Film, Cirque, Solos & So Much More

September 21, 2018 •     After a relatively quiet summer, fall brings a surging theatre and performance...

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A Rare Opportunity For Brecht Fans: “The Good Woman of Setzuan” Runs Two...

September 21, 2018 • Local theater companies seem to prefer staging very recent work or revisiting plays from the...

Sarah Harlett in Richard III. Photo by HMMM Productions.

Review: The All Female “Richard III” Is A Dynamic Theater Event

September 17, 2018 • They astounded us early last year with their fantastic mega event BRING DOWN...

Left to right: Phillip Ray Guevara, Jim Gall, Julie Briskman and Sophie Franco in Intiman's NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías.  Photo by Naomi Ishisaka.

Review: Despite the September Tulips, Intiman’s “Native Gardens” Has Its Topical Charms

September 13, 2018 •   It’s September and a young/mostly old theater lovers...

Jenn Colella, left, as Captain Beverley and the company of "Come From Away" the new musical at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Photo by Chris Bennion.

It’s a Month Away…the Return of “Come From Away” To Seattle

September 11, 2018 • Despite the fact it’s been called “the 9/11 musical” as both praise and...

Klarissa Marie Robles, in Theatre Battery's production, "Alma (or #NoWall)" Photo by Richard Salas.

Closing This Weekend: With “Alma ( or #nowall)”, Theatre Battery Brings Timely New...

September 7, 2018 • While Seattle is celebrated for its progressive and innovative arts scene, some of the most...