News and Press


January 5 | Real Change: ACT Theatre’s new managing director Anita Shah on revolution and joining “a beautiful exploration of what it means to be theater makers”


December 9 | ArtZone with Nancy Guppy: Redemption & reunion in ACT’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol”

November 26 | Seattle Times: Take a backstage peek at how Seattle’s ACT Theatre creates the magic of ‘A Christmas Carol’

August 19 | Seattle Times: Seattle-area arts groups to require proof of COVID vaccination or negative test for entry

April 8 | Theaterly: Wad at ACT in Seattle is a powerful tale, writes Kaitlyn Riggio

March 30 | Seattle Times: ACT’s savvy, visually interesting Wad – Review by Dusty Somers

March 29 | The performances by Avery Clark and Rachel Guyer-Mafune [in Wad] manage to bring the material to life in a very real way, writes Eclectic Arts’ Mark Sugiyama

January 2 | Seattle Times: In Memoriam – Remembering Seattle cultural and arts leaders including Jean Falls


December 24 | Seattle Met: How ACT Theatre’s Scrooge Moved from Stage to Sound Booth

December 23 | Seattle Met: Met Picks Christmas Edition

December 19 | The Seattle Times: Seattle Arts Leaders Showing the Arts World How to Get Serious about Becoming Anti-Racist

December 17 | Crosscut: The Sounds of Solstice in Seattle

December 16 | The Seattle Times: Rave Reviews for A Christmas Carol

December 12 | Playbill: Your Guide to Streaming A Christmas Carol

December | Encore Spotlight: ACT A Christmas Carol Digital Program

December 4 | Seattle times: The show must go online: COVID-19 forces Seattle-area performing arts groups to rethink tradition

December 3 | Seattle Met: A Christmas Carol – totally retro celebration

December 2 | BroadwayWorld: ACT – A Contemporary Theatre Brings All of the Magic of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Home for the Holidays

November 26 | The Seattle Times: A Seattle tradition for 45 years, ACT’s A Christmas Carol continues to strike a chord for generations of families.

November 24 | The Stranger: A Christmas Carol – Best Things to Do this Week

October 28 | Crosscut: “Coronavirus sparks radio drama revival in Seattle” – A Christmas Carol

October 20 | Seattle Arts Organizations, Including ACT, Receive $9 Million Infusion at Critical TimeLearn More about the Friday Foundation

October 16 | Be Heard – Vote! ACT Theatre’s Becky Witmer on Importance of Civic Participation in the Arts Community

August 16 | Take a Front Row Seat for ACT’s New Digital Programming

July | ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer is profiled in Madison Park Living

June 18 | Art Zone’s Nancy Guppy and ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer talk about the future of theatre in a post-COVID world

June 17 | Seattle Times on the hardship of COVID-19 on the arts and ACT’s season cancellation announcement

June 16 | ACT Announces Cancellation of 2020 Mainstage Season

May | ACTNow! Podcast

May | ACTShorts Video Content featuring the ACT Core Company

May 6 | How ACT and Cultural Organizations are Navigating a Changed COVID Marketplace – KUOW

April 22 | Seattle Speaks with ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer

March 10 | Theatres Make Back-up Plans Amid COVID-19 Concerns – American Theatre

February 28 | ACT Prepares to Launch New Season with 2020 Vision

February 26 | UMO Ensemble and ACTLab Present VIC: A Look at the Life and Times of Victoria Woodhull

February 21 | Raisins in a Glass of Milk Spotlights Artists of Color and Their Stories


November 21 | ACT Opens 2020 Season with Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama: Sweat

November 15 | 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival Returns to ACTLab to Ring in 2020