John Longenbaugh

Hartzell embraces the silly.

Linda Hartzell, artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, is both an anomaly

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

 

Lund had, and has realized, big ambitions for Taproot.

Most artists don’t have careers. They have careens: Momentum drives them forward

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

 

From left, Satori’s Matthews, Friedman, and Sullivan.

In the cheap, subversive, and willfully experimental world of fringe theater, there

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

The most successful thing I’ve ever written is a Christmas show. I’m

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

The most successful thing I’ve ever written is a Christmas show. I’m
Heffron doesn’t forget the needy. Or the need to laugh.

Elizabeth Heffron is one of the friendliest playwrights you’ll ever meet. She

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

Heffron doesn’t forget the needy. Or the need to laugh.
OSF’s outdoor Elizabethan Stage.

It’s been a tough decade for live theater, in Seattle and beyond.

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

OSF’s outdoor Elizabethan Stage.
Daisey follows his iPad back to China.

Core Values

Mike Daisey explains why he’s challenging the cult of Apple. And its customers.

Daisey follows his iPad back to China.
Kajsa Ingemansson and Lyam White indict the conquistadors.

Stage Preview: El Dorado

Vashon's UMO Ensemble returns with their tale of the conquistadors.

Kajsa Ingemansson and Lyam White indict the conquistadors.
Gershowitz (lower right) in "Hot Babes in Toyland" at Odd Duck last December.

Sexual Perversity in Seattle Theater

The stage is a vulnerable place, for kids and everyone else.

Gershowitz (lower right) in "Hot Babes in Toyland" at Odd Duck last December.
Abraham: Making do with less.

Spring Arts: The Low-Budget Impact of Abraham and Hawkins

Doing a lot with a little is the key to two directors’ careers.

Abraham: Making do with less.

Don’t Strike the Set Yet

Our theater columnist takes stock of two years of tumultuous changes as he prepares to journey to the Dark Side.

Let’s Get Serious

Kurt Beattie's ACTs of love.

Gender Muck

Drag, 1927 style, at Theater Schmeater.

Opening Wallets

A fringe troupe can stretch a donated dollar pretty damn far.

The Cleverest Stunt

Ten years of cross-pollination, dark whimsy, and forks up the nose for Circus Contraption.

The New Judy

Somewhere over the Seconal, a star is reborn onstage.

Sum of Their Parts

A new theater company makes it past the drunken-idea stage.

Keeping it Simple

All theater simple needs to blow audiences away are actors and imagination.

boom Time

Now that St. Barack’s elected, will we lose our taste for downer dramas?

Scare Tactics

Advice from stage locals on how to be a zombie and how to make a face melt.