Mark Baumgarten

5th Avenue’s ‘Man of La Mancha’ Is a Dream

For the first production of a new season, the theater gives the classic a makeover.

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Answers the $54B Question

“There is no secret plan B sitting in a file drawer here.”

‘Raisin in the Sun’ Is a Time Capsule That Resonates Powerfully Today

The Seattle Rep’s production packs a punch of racial politics, but that’s not what makes it great.

Making ‘Man of La Mancha’ Matter

The 5th Avenue Theater updates the tale of Don Quixote and his creator for a new era.

The Fighting Feminism of ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’

The rage in one is covert, and in the other, it is literally written on the wall.

The Hard-Won Wisdom of Black Women Playwrights

Last weekend, the Hansberry Project brought together 11 talented artists to talk about what it means to be black and a woman in the theater. Let’s listen.

Video Premiere: Ravenna Woods Gets Spooky on “Good Friend”

The Seattle five-piece continues its journey into the dark recesses of your soul.

ACT Delivers a Knock-Out With ‘The Royale’

The Ameenah Kaplan-directed production is complex and compact with plenty of moving moments and no easy answers.

Mike Daisey Takes on the Donald and His Enablers With ‘The Trump Card’

The monologist knows you would love for him to tear the Republican presidential candidate apart. He’s not going to do that.

Samie Spring Detzer’s Fearless Feminism Reverberates

From ShoutYourAbortion to theatre, the artistic director of WET provides a stage for women’s stories.

ACT Theatre Gets Physical With ‘The Royale’

Director Ameenah Kaplan brings rhythm and movement to the stage for this story about Jack Johnson.

In ‘Rhinoceros’ and ‘Wedding Band,’ Strong Women Are at the Center

Two new local stage productions wrestle with conscience and conformity.

The South Lake Union Shop That Held Its Ground and Reaped the Rewards

Through a slow start, a well-funded landgrab, and disruptive development, Athletic Awards fought for its place in the neighborhood.

The Williams Project Serves Up a Powerful, If Uneven, Helping of Pathos

An unconventional take on the Tennessee Williams classic ‘The Glass Menagerie.’

In a Charged Electoral Season, Seattle Theaters Get Political

Whether riffing on Trump or singing about America’s sins, local artists are pushing the conversation forward.

A New Production Company Tells a Tragic Tale in Two Tongues

Bilingual bloodshed—in the park!

‘Terra Incognita’ Quietly Wows Before Blowing Up

Annex Theatre’s newest features two powerful perfomances and a deft script.

Best Instagram: Cupcake Royale

The people have spoken.

With ‘Daisy,’ ACT Parses the Politics of Fear

The latest from playwright Sean Devine couldn’t have come at a better time.

Meet the Viral Videomakers Bringing Humanity to Your News Feed

The team at Cut will make you feel and make you think and maybe make themselves some money while they’re at it.