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Dragon Lady
Essay

Dragon Lady

One Mother of a Musical

by Manuel R. Cawaling, Erin Murray
19 October 2017
A Few Considerations When Programming Bilingual Theatre
Essay

A Few Considerations When Programming Bilingual Theatre

by Arlene Martínez-Vázquez
23 May 2017
Gender Bending Power
Essay

Gender Bending Power

Bring Down the House

by Erin Murray
2 May 2017
Dragon Lady
Essay

Dragon Lady

One Mother of a Musical

19 October 2017

Dragon Lady, written and performed by Sara Porkalob, brings bring race, female stories, and intersectionality into the American theatre conversation.

A Few Considerations When Programming Bilingual Theatre
Essay

A Few Considerations When Programming Bilingual Theatre

23 May 2017

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez discusses the rise of bilingual, Latinx plays produced in Seattle, Washington, advocating for hiring bilingual, Latinx artists involved in the programming and decision-making for these shows.

Gender Bending Power
Essay

Gender Bending Power

Bring Down the House

2 May 2017

Erin Murray discusses the echo of history in upstart crow collective’s Bring Down the House.

Let Them Speak
Essay

Let Them Speak

It’s Time to See More Works from Women Writers of Color on Stages Across America

14 January 2017

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson and Artistic Director Wesley Frugé discuss the current climate for work by playwrights of color, and advocate producing more work by women writers of color.

Thoughts from a Youngster on Attracting Youngsters to the Playhouse
Essay

Thoughts from a Youngster on Attracting Youngsters to the Playhouse

27 June 2016

Abraham Benson-Goldberg writes about how theatres can be better at attracting young audiences, based on his experiences in Seattle, WA and Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Grief Dialogues
Essay

The Grief Dialogues

Using Theatre to Start the Conversation

17 June 2016

Playwright Donna Hoke writes about Elizabeth Coplan’s The Grief Dialogues project, which uses theatre to start conversations around death and grieving.

#LTCseattle
Essay

#LTCseattle

Connecting past and present to build towards the future

23 May 2016

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez reflects on the Latina/o Theatre Commons’ Pacific Northwest convening, and the action steps that came out of it.

#LTCseattle
Essay

#LTCseattle

Flooring It with Espírito

14 May 2016

Elaine Ávila writes about her experience at the Latina/o Theatre Commons convening in Seattle, WA.

Costumes and Makeup
Essay

Costumes and Makeup

Designing Temporary Body Modification

15 April 2016

Costume Designer M.L. Hart parallels the principles and concepts of costume and makeup design to body modification.

Que Onda? Interview with Nelda Reyes, Rose Cano, and Carmen Aguirre
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Que Onda? Interview with Nelda Reyes, Rose Cano, and Carmen Aguirre

13 April 2016

Christopher Goodson interviews Latina theatre artists Nelda Reyes, Rose Cano, and Carmen Aguirre about their thoughts on the current climate for Latina/o work in the Pacific Northwest.

Que Onda? with Roy Arauz
Essay

Que Onda? with Roy Arauz

11 April 2016

Maria Enriquez interviews Roy Arauz about his work and the Latina/o theatre scene in Seattle, Washington.

The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality
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The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality

8 April 2016

Leah Katz-Hernandez, Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS), writes about the power of having Deaf characters represented in narratives.

Que Onda? with Arlene Martínez
Essay

Que Onda? with Arlene Martínez

30 March 2016

Maria Enriquez interviews Arlene Martínez about her career and the Latina/o theatre scene in Seattle, WA.

A Leap of Faith to Seattle
Essay

A Leap of Faith to Seattle

3 March 2016

Armando Huipe describes the organizing principles behind the upcoming Latina/o Theatre Commons convening in Seattle, WA.

The Moisture Festival
Essay

The Moisture Festival

Outliers and Oddities

17 September 2015

Susan W. Kemp on The Moisture Festival in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle’s eSe Teatro
Essay

Seattle’s eSe Teatro

An Avant-Garde for the Undocumented

15 September 2015

Christopher Goodson on Rose Cano’s adaptation, Don Quixote: Homeless in Seattle, produced by eSe Teatro in Seattle, Washington.

A still from Fathers And Sons.
Emerging from the Crucible
Essay

Emerging from the Crucible

11 March 2013

Valerie Curtis-Newton writes about her experience at The Hansberry project, and the neccessity of producing black artists.

In Defense of Supporting Work by Women
Essay

In Defense of Supporting Work by Women

Thoughts from a Loud Mouthed Feminist Theater Girl

11 May 2012

Meghan Arnette maps out why she's concerned about the lack of productions by female playwrights... and why anyone who cares about the future of the American theater should be too.

Friday Phone Call # 25
Podcast

Friday Phone Call # 25

Braden Abraham of Seattle Repertory

10 May 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Braden Abraham of Seattle Repertory.

Asian American Theater in Seattle
Essay

Asian American Theater in Seattle

10 May 2012

Kathy Hsieh calls for artists to take action, flex their playwriting muscle and create the stories you want to see on stage. It is a way of being pro-active of how your community grows.

Interview with Yussef el Guindi by Vincent Delaney
Essay

Interview with Yussef el Guindi by Vincent Delaney

10 May 2012

Seattle-based playwrights Delaney and Guindi discuss the theatrical climate of Seattle, development oppertunities, and the American theatre scene.

A logo that reads "Icicle Creek Theater Festival Summer Conservatory."
The Evolution of the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival
Essay

The Evolution of the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival

9 May 2012

The Icicle Theatre Festival is a special kind of new play journey. Allen Fitzpatrick explores the opportunities of this festival.

In Search of the Artistic Home
Essay

In Search of the Artistic Home

8 May 2012

Jamie Gahlon has asked theater artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Liz Engelman continues this series.

The space needle.
Love Letter to Seattle
Essay

Love Letter to Seattle

8 May 2012

Stephanie Timm shares her joy for Seattle and its theatre scene.  With all the wonderful affordable theatre, she wonders what is the next step to expand the audiences.

Getting Here
Essay

Getting Here

7 May 2012

How does Seattle theater look in Spring of 2012? Specifically for new plays, for playwrights, for directors and actors who live to make something new, for audiences that crave and honor new work?