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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
Photo by Erik Stuhaug

Jane Austen’s Song of Regret

Her bittersweet romance is translated to the stage.

Photo by Erik Stuhaug
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
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ Is a $47.7 Million Detriment to Mexican Artists

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ Is a $47.7 Million Detriment to Mexican Artists

Meant to showcase Mexican culture to the world, ‘Luzia’ fails its premise from beginning to end.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ Is a $47.7 Million Detriment to Mexican Artists
Cherdonna is really, really into Ibsen. Photo by Jeff Carpenter

Cherdonna Shinatra Invades a Classic

Washington Ensemble’s take on “A Doll’s House” gets a meta drag interloper.

Cherdonna is really, really into Ibsen. Photo by Jeff Carpenter
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
Photo by Jacob Lucas

Seattle Opera’s Stark American Tragedy

A Czech opera is transported from Russia to Cascadia, making its villain even more chilling.

Photo by Jacob Lucas
Photo by MJ Sieber

‘Bright Half Life’ Explores the Intricacies of Love

From heartbreak to heartburn, the play follows the story of a passionate queer partnership.

Photo by MJ Sieber
Photo by Tracy Martin

The 5th Avenue’s “Pajama Game” Is Steaming Hot

How did they get away with this in 1954?

Photo by Tracy Martin
Photo by David Gassner

“Raisins in a Glass of Milk” Shows Seattle Theater As It Is, and Imagines How It Might Be

The POC cast confront whiteness, and tell their own stories in a deeply humanizing and poetic way.

Photo by David Gassner
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