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Patty Gone offers an artistic toast to Danielle Steel. Photo courtesy Mount Analogue

Patty Gone’s Queer Romance Novel Reflections

The artist’s upcoming residency at Mount Analogue explores the cultural impact of pulpy romantic fantasy.

 

Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix

TeenTix Fosters the Next Generation of Arts Critics

Youths are engaging in critical arts thinking via the local nonprofit’s Press Corps Intensive.

 

The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan

The Sunset of Masculinity

Hir at ArtsWest gives trans voices a stage to dismantle the normative.

 

BenDeLaCreme’s Queer, Freaky, and Flirtatious “Gaylord Manor”

BenDeLaCreme’s Queer, Freaky, and Flirtatious “Gaylord Manor”

The high-camp cabaret approaches horror from a queer perspective.

BenDeLaCreme’s Queer, Freaky, and Flirtatious “Gaylord Manor”
Onerus’ Sci-Fi Theatre Cautions a Tech-Centric Future

Onerus’ Sci-Fi Theatre Cautions a Tech-Centric Future

Café Nordo’s new production envisions the calamity of corporate control in Cascadia 2046.

Onerus’ Sci-Fi Theatre Cautions a Tech-Centric Future
(L-R) Grace Carmack, Sophie Franco, and Jordi Montes. Photo by Joe Moore

‘las mariposas Y los muertos’ Explores Hipster Appropriation in the Pitchfork Era

Benjamin Benne’s newest play wittily dives into rock and representation.

(L-R) Grace Carmack, Sophie Franco, and Jordi Montes. Photo by Joe Moore
Alaji (Mahwish) and Monika Jolly (Zarina). Photo by Michael Brunk.

Ayad Akhtar’s ‘The Who & The What’ Takes a Philosophical Lens to Love and Islam

Faith, family, and feminism lie at the heart of this new play by Ayad Akhtar.

Alaji (Mahwish) and Monika Jolly (Zarina). Photo by Michael Brunk.
Aishé Keita (Young Maya). Photo by John Ulman

“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.

Aishé Keita (Young Maya). Photo by John Ulman
Dusting the Crust Off ‘The Crucible’

Dusting the Crust Off ‘The Crucible’

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

Dusting the Crust Off ‘The Crucible’
Photo by Dangerpants Photography

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.

Photo by Dangerpants Photography
Photo by Julia Nardin
Photo by Julia Nardin
Courtesy Pony World Theatre

“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.

Courtesy Pony World Theatre
Malika Oyetimein’s ‘Hoodoo Love’ Places the Story in the Audience’s Laps

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.

Malika Oyetimein’s ‘Hoodoo Love’ Places the Story in the Audience’s Laps
NCTC’s November production of ‘The Big Meal.’ Photo by Christopher Monsos
NCTC’s November production of ‘The Big Meal.’ Photo by Christopher Monsos
Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ and Robert Petkoff as ‘Bruce’ in Fun Home. Photo by Joan Marcus

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.

Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ and Robert Petkoff as ‘Bruce’ in Fun Home. Photo by Joan Marcus
Photo by Chris Bennion

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.

Photo by Chris Bennion
John Cornicello

Grand Concourse and the Limits of Care

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

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

‘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.

‘Rising Up’ Blends Fact and Fiction in Hopes of Transformation
Here Lies Love’s Disco Dictatorship

Here Lies Love’s Disco Dictatorship

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

Here Lies Love’s Disco Dictatorship
Photo by John Cornicello

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.

Photo by John Cornicello