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Marya Sea Kaminski

Making great plays and bad jokes for you and your friends since the early 90s. Currently serving as Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Marya Sea Kaminski is a director, writer, and producer currently serving as the Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Public Theater. She is interested in combining integrity, rigor, imagination, and joy to surface the place where artistic excellence and civic connection meet. As the Associate Artistic Director at Seattle Repertory Theatre from 2014-2018, she partnered with the Public Theater in NYC and Dallas Theatre Center to create Public Works Seattle, a major new initiative based on long-term, authentic partnerships between regional theaters and local non-profits to create theatre of, by, and for the people. Her production of The Odyssey, a musical adaptation by Todd Almond, featured a cast of over 150 people including professional actors, community artists, and regional performance groups like the Seahawks’ Blue Thunder Drumline.  Other directing credits include: her new all-female adaptation of THE TEMPEST featuring Tamara Tunie (Pittsburgh Public), the West Coast premiere of Sarah Burgess’ DRY POWDER (Seattle Repertory Theatre), and the new musical THE RUMBLE WITHIN by Andrew Russell and Richard Andriessen (The 5th Avenue Theater’s NextFest). She's premiered her original solo work at HERE Arts Center and PS 122 in New York City, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and on subway platforms across lower Manhattan. In 2015, she was commissioned by the Frye Art Museum for their 2015 GENIUS Exhibit, for which she created a multi-media performance installation on ghosts and schizophrenia titled THE MYSTERIOUS OTHERS. She also served as Founding Co-Artistic Director of the Washington Ensemble Theatre from 2004-2008. For fun, she likes to work.

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Listening and Finding Common Ground
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Listening and Finding Common Ground

Chris Coleman and Marya Sea Kaminski in Conversation

28 April 2019

Artistic directors Marya Sea Kaminski, of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Chris Coleman, of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, talk about board relationships, connecting with new audiences, budgets as moral documents, and more.