Becky Witmer Announces She will be Departing from Her Role as ACT Managing Director June 30

(Seattle, June 10) — It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that ACT – A Contemporary Theatre announces the departure of Managing Director Becky Witmer. Becky informed the Board of Trustees in April that after 10 years with ACT she would not renew her contract for another term. We will miss Becky’s inspiring leadership and dedication over the past decade, first as Director of Marketing, then as General Manager and finally as [...]

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Keiko Green: More Than Meets the Eye

You’ve seen Keiko Green, the actor on the Seattle stage for years. ACT regulars remember her in such roles as Mash in Stupid Fucking Bird and Emilie in Dangerous Liaisons. Yet it was Green’s writing that captured the eye of Artistic Director John Langs this time. And it is these words that will soon be powering a new production on the ACT (virtual) stage during the 2021 Digital Series as the world premiere of her play Wad makes its [...]

By |2021-03-11T13:59:32-08:00March 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keiko Green: More Than Meets the Eye

The Interview: Playwright Andrew Lee Creech

Here in his own words, ACTLocal playwright Andrew Lee Creech tells us about his newest play, Last Drive to Dodge (which was recently workshopped at ACT). This play is part of a planned nine-play, multi-century-spanning cycle exploring the lives of Black Americans in pivotal moments of American history. He also talks about his inspiration, the writing process and what it's like to work in these COVID times. Don't miss Andrew in conversation with director Valerie Curtis-Newton Thursday, [...]

By |2021-01-26T10:38:10-08:00January 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Interview: Playwright Andrew Lee Creech

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

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 [...]

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