John Longenbaugh

Up From the Galley

He’s got crab legs, and he’s ready to pick up suburban trash.

Molly Tomhave as the Hairy Baby’s mother.

The Wright Guard

Playwrights remain theater’s long-suffering heroes.

Molly Tomhave as the Hairy Baby’s mother.
Swenson in action:last show at the Chamber?

Found and Out

A look inside the Hill’s theaters-that-aren’t-theaters.

Swenson in action:last show at the Chamber?
Hashing it out over Chinese food in Fathers and Sons.

Stage Goes Black

A look at the Hansberry Project, ACT’s 3-year-old African-American play series.

Hashing it out over Chinese food in Fathers and Sons.
Esbjornson (left) and Sher: Looking past Seattle.

The Long Goodbyes

Here's a pair of predictions I wouldn't have made a year ago: that Bartlett Sher, the artistic director at Intiman, would renew his contract, and… Continue reading

Esbjornson (left) and Sher: Looking past Seattle.

Wild Hair: an Evening of Improvisation

I first saw Christian Swenson perform about 20 years ago, and I’d like to say that he’s as good now as he was then—but I… Continue reading

Open Circle on the move. (Here, cast members of Ghost Sonata.)

Evicting the Arts

Capitol Hill’s scene didn’t have to be hit so hard, so fast.

Open Circle on the move. (Here, cast members of Ghost Sonata.)
Tagaban at SCT: Strength and stillness.

Spirit Reacher

Connecting with kids and, this storyteller hopes, the Dalai Lama.

Tagaban at SCT: Strength and stillness.
The Cook at the Rep, where it got fully baked.

Feels Like the First Time

Theaters fetishize world premieres—and lose interest if they can’t be first to produce a show.

The Cook at the Rep, where it got fully baked.

Cabaret

Nick Garrison adds another character to his rogues’ gallery

Connor: Mistakes were made.

Art of the Screw-Up

Sometimes you really do break a leg.

Connor: Mistakes were made.

Mamma Mia!

For local actor Kittra Coomer, back in town now with the touring production of the Abba jukebox musical Mamma Mia!, the best thing about her… Continue reading

Popcorn at the Paramount?

Used to be you played by a different set of rules at the theater.

The Habit

A ‘90s comedy troupe regroups

Color me rad: Ilkhom’s White White Black Stork.

America Has Never Taken Particularly Well to Political Theater

But we've got two chances to see it done well.

Color me rad: Ilkhom’s White White Black Stork.
Morrison attempts to enforce the “no-twitching” rule.

Time to Go Solo

Everyone else is doing it.

Morrison attempts to enforce the “no-twitching” rule.
Piggee (left) as the swain in Mame.

The Smile Inside

Timothy McCuen Piggee has made you laugh at just about every room in town.

Piggee (left) as the swain in Mame.
A god, a saint, a throne: Lazzara pining.

Fringe’s Patron Saint

Who knew “meowing” could balance the budget?

A god, a saint, a throne: Lazzara pining.
Manning, in her seemingly immortal role.

Caveman and Catechism May Not Be Great

But they've been doing it right for years.

Manning, in her seemingly immortal role.

How Theater Failed America

A theater pro examines, and implicates, his own world