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Linda Hartzell, artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, is both an anomaly and an exemplar in the local stage scene. Her company, founded in 1975,… Continue reading
Most artists don’t have careers. They have careens: Momentum drives them forward until they encounter an obstacle that sends them flying in another direction—or an… Continue reading
In the cheap, subversive, and willfully experimental world of fringe theater, there are few unexamined preconceptions, but here’s one: You want as many people as… Continue reading
The most successful thing I’ve ever written is a Christmas show. I’m proud of that. And my playwright friends are mostly envious, because most new… Continue reading
Elizabeth Heffron is one of the friendliest playwrights you’ll ever meet. She laughs easily; and when she listens, it’s usually with the attentive, sensitive smile… Continue reading
It’s been a tough decade for live theater, in Seattle and beyond. The great recession, Netflix, and more never-leave-the-house entertainment options, among other factors, have… Continue reading
Mike Daisey explains why hes challenging the cult of Apple. And its customers.
Vashon's UMO Ensemble returns with their tale of the conquistadors.
The stage is a vulnerable place, for kids and everyone else.
Doing a lot with a little is the key to two directors careers.
Our theater columnist takes stock of two years of tumultuous changes as he prepares to journey to the Dark Side.
Kurt Beattie's ACTs of love.
Drag, 1927 style, at Theater Schmeater.
A fringe troupe can stretch a donated dollar pretty damn far.
Ten years of cross-pollination, dark whimsy, and forks up the nose for Circus Contraption.
Somewhere over the Seconal, a star is reborn onstage.
A new theater company makes it past the drunken-idea stage.
All theater simple needs to blow audiences away are actors and imagination.
Now that St. Baracks elected, will we lose our taste for downer dramas?
Advice from stage locals on how to be a zombie and how to make a face melt.