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“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Deftly Adapts the Brilliant Memoir for the Stage

Malika Oyetimein and Myra Platt’s production portrays Angelou through the ages.

Dusting the Crust Off ‘The Crucible’

A conversation with ACT’s John Langs on whether old dramas should keep getting restaged in Seattle.

Sara Porkalob’s ‘Dragon Lady’ Is a Celebration of the Legacies That Made Her

In her one-woman show, the artist/activist plays multiple generations of her family.

“American Archipelago” Struggles to Tie Isolated Stories into One, Cohesive Narrative

The tale of twisted fates in the United States lacks the clarity to tell an effective tale.

Malika Oyetimein’s ‘Hoodoo Love’ Places the Story in the Audience’s Laps

The director’s take on a story of black resilience strategically engages with white audiences.

Kate Shindle on the Queer Activism That Led Her to ‘Fun Home’

Playing Alison Bechdel in a Broadway musical is the latest in the actor’s history of allyship.

A Straight Man in Dire Straits Tries Drag in ACT’s ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

Two queens coach the clueless in this hilarious peek into an integral form of queer art-making.

Grand Concourse and the Limits of Care

Seattle Public Theatre engages with one end of homelessness while missing the other.

‘Rising Up’ Blends Fact and Fiction in Hopes of Transformation

Ebo Barton and Sarah Rosenblatt’s queer social-justice play invited the cast to shape its story.

Here Lies Love’s Disco Dictatorship

David Byrne’s spectacle-driven musical engages with the political history of the Philippines.

Keiko Green’s ‘Nadeshiko’ Explores the Nuanced History of Idealized Japanese Beauty

Flitting between WWII Japan and the present-day U.S., the play connects the dots of a sterotype.

Village Theatre’s “A Proper Place” Undermines Its Own Program’s Stated Goal

If the idea is to “challenge and change,” critically engaging with century-old material is necessary.

Anticipating the Fringe

Three shows to look forward to at this year’s Fringe Festival.

ACT’s ‘Tribes’ Seamlessly (and Artfully) Bridges the Communication Gap

The show brings the Deaf and hearing communities together in a tale of belonging and communication.

Malika Oyetimein’s Theater-Based ‘Artivism’

‘Milk Like Sugar’ is the latest on the Seattle director’s uniquely engaged directorial resume.

‘Bright Half Life’ Explores the Intricacies of Love

From heartbreak to heartburn, the play follows the story of a passionate queer partnership.

“Raisins in a Glass of Milk” Shows Seattle Theater As It Is, and Imagines How It Might Be

The POC cast confront whiteness, and tell their own stories in a deeply humanizing and poetic way.