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Shoe by Marisela Treviño Orta

Did you miss the live performance of Shoe? Want to see it again? View Shoe right here, on-demand for a limited time. In a double-wide trailer in Texas, the oldest daughter of a tight knit-Mexican family is caught in the role of care-taker for everyone. Will she take a step towards freedom? Marisela Treviño Orta's new play, Shoe, examines the family dynamics and gender roles within a dysfunctional Mexican American family led by a [...]

By |2021-01-08T11:13:55-08:00January 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shoe by Marisela Treviño Orta

Quick Questions with Kurt Beattie

For many Northwest theatergoers, A Christmas Carol has become a ritual not to be missed, even during this season in which live theatre has been suspended. ACT pivoted and produced Gregory Falls’ adaptation of the holiday classic as an audio play in the style of the radio plays of yore, complete with a full cast, Adam Stern’s music and sound effects. Kurt Beattie is no stranger to ACT audiences and to A Christmas Carol. His turn as [...]

By |2020-12-17T16:12:22-08:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Quick Questions with Kurt Beattie

ACT Artistic Director John Langs Letter – The Extraordinary Work of Until the Flood

Dear ACT Community, Dael Orlandersmith is one of America’s great storytellers. ACT has a long relationship with Dael going back to 1999 when she first performed on our stage in The Gimmick. Since then, audiences have seen her work in Monster (2001) and in her Pulitzer Prize nominated work Yellowman (2002). In 2018, ACT was joined by many theaters across the country in producing Until the Flood. This play, as described by director Neel Keller, [...]

By |2020-12-01T13:38:34-08:00November 30th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACT Artistic Director John Langs Letter – The Extraordinary Work of Until the Flood

Until the Flood | Streaming on AllArts Now

Until the Flood The Virtual Stage Available to stream on demand beginning November 15 Free (donations gratefully accepted) Watch now on AllArts.org NEW: Register for a live panel discussion with playwright Dael Orlandersmith on December 2 at 1 p.m. In Until the Flood, Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews [...]

By |2020-12-16T15:15:33-08:00November 25th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Until the Flood | Streaming on AllArts Now

A Christmas Carol Trailer

While the city is staying safe this holiday season, the beloved Seattle holiday tradition returns…We went back to the book, Charles Dickens' book that is, for our 2020 A Christmas Carol animated trailer.We pay homage to Dickens' first edition novella, released in 1843, and get in the wayback machine as Dickens' words (through Gregory A. Falls' adaptation) and John Leech's original drawings come to life in this whimsical trailer, featuring voice over by our Scrooge, [...]

By |2020-11-20T12:12:41-08:00November 20th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on A Christmas Carol Trailer

Charles Dickens On Stage

“Dickens enters the theatre of the world through the stage door…” George Santayana As a young man, Charles Dickens hoped to become an actor and actually got as far as scheduling an audition with one of London’s premier theatre managers. Unfortunately, on the day of the audition he came down with a bad cold and was unable to attend. Happily for English literature, if perhaps unhappily for the English stage (the evidence suggests that [...]

By |2020-11-28T10:58:50-08:00November 12th, 2020|History|Comments Off on Charles Dickens On Stage

ACT Receives Gift from the Friday Foundation

When you give to the arts, you make communities thrive. We’d like to celebrate an inspiring legacy of generosity and philanthropy. ACT is proud to be a recipient of a generous gift from the Friday Foundation honoring the legacies of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis. They were longtime investors in ACT, a theatre that embodied their commitment to contemporary art and civic engagement. ACT was part of the Lang's extended arts family [...]

By |2020-10-28T19:19:46-07:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACT Receives Gift from the Friday Foundation

Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year

The magic of Charles Dickens’ classic tale will come to life this year in an all-new radio-style audio play! Imagine Scrooge, Marley and all of the characters you’ve come to love so well… all in the comfort of your home. Click here to view this year's animated trailer starring the voice of Scrooge, Jeff Steitzer. “This year is our 45th anniversary of ACT's much beloved version of A Christmas Carol and like everything else [...]

By |2020-12-07T12:22:59-08:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year

It Can’t Happen Here

Did you miss the live broadcast on October 13? Don't worry - you can still listen to this audio production through November 8. Click here to hear It Can't Happen Here presented by Berkeley Rep. In 1935 Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here and created a play inspired by his novel. The play is about a demagogue who gets elected as the president of the United States by promising to return the country [...]

By |2020-10-22T12:46:18-07:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Can’t Happen Here

ACTLocal Playwright Series with Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer

In this episode of the ACTLocal Playwright Series, Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer take you down memory lane in a delightful conversation that focuses on Katie and Bob's work as performers and as playwrights in Seattle. Jeff keeps the conversation going and we learn more about Katie's new play, Welcome to Vital Vista Village which was in workshop at ACT as part of ACTLocal, a series of live conversations and fully-produced [...]

By |2020-09-24T16:31:46-07:00September 24th, 2020|ACTLocal|Comments Off on ACTLocal Playwright Series with Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer