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We are excited to bring our houses into yours this year. Introducing our 2021 Digital Season — a bold, contemporary mix of all-new virtual theatre featuring two streaming, fully produced and filmed, digital works, along with a collection of three live-streamed play readings. We are grateful for our audiences, subscribers and audiences, and thank you for your continued support, especially during these unprecedented times. We know you will be thrilled with our Digital Season’s virtual productions, adapted for your screen at home. We look forward to returning to the stage once again with all of you, soon.

Wad

Streaming On-Demand March 12 - April 11

A WORLD PREMIERE PLAY BY KEIKO GREEN

From the isolation of her bedroom, Nyce reaches out to Jim, a prisoner on death row, both motivated by a deep yearning. For her, a fascination with his crime and impending execution. For him, a need for connection to the outside world. Strangers become pen pals in an intricate psychological dance. This dark comedy is whimsical, dangerous, and captivating. Writer Keiko Green’s lifelong interest in detective serials and true crime brings this story to life for the first time, on screen.

History of Theatre

Streaming On-Demand May 14 - June 6

The History of Theatre: About, By, For and Near

Last year, ACT began to work with Core Company member Reginald André Jackson, director Valerie Curtis-Newton and The Hansberry Project to bring the hidden history of African American theatre to life. What began as a collage of stories and readings blossomed into a full-blown theatrical experience spanning over 200 years of artistic perseverance. Follow the journey of creation… from the founding members of The African Company, who in the days of enslavement went toe to toe with the largest professional theatres in the United States, to the time when Seattle took center-stage when President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal brought the Emerald City a federally funded Black theatre in the form of the Negro Repertory Company, on through Seattle in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and beyond.

In May, we will present a rare invitation into the process of the creation of this ambitious work. This is an opportunity to see the story-telling concepts come to life, and to hear from those who lived it, as well as from the creative team that is guiding this adventure to its fruition.

ACTLocal Live
Three New Plays.
Local artists. Extraordinary stories.

Hellyoutalmbout or They Changed Their Minds
By M. L. Roberts
March 19 & 20

Raised by their uncle from a young age, orphaned twins Roland and Janelle prepare to celebrate their 30th birthdays. But an act of violence breaks apart the family gathering, revealing secrets that have been long kept. Meanwhile, a conservative reporter works to reclaim her fanbase after a scandal derails her career. Finding magic, humor and danger along the way, each of them are forced to confront who they really are and what they can become.

Content Considerations

Crumbs / Migas
By Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
April 16 & 17

In a fictional Latin American country, two hungry children are orphaned by a U.S. backed coup. Fifteen years later, they return, a modern-day Hansel and Gretel, to follow what migas they can in search of their father. Revisiting the scene of the violence they survived, they discover a landscape of secrets and sacrifice they are only beginning to understand. Delivered through compact and electric dialogue, and leavened with compassion and even humor, Crumbs / Migas is a play about the grief and grace we encounter on the way home.

Hellyoutalmbout Part II
By M. L. Roberts
June 11 & 12

We are pleased to present the next installment of playwright and Core Company artist M.L. RobertsHellYouTalmBout. This exclusive ACTLocal Live play reading reassembles the cast and director Steve H. Broadnax III on ACT’s virtual stage. In the play, orphaned twins prepare to celebrate their 30th birthdays. But an act of violence breaks apart the family gathering, revealing secrets that have been long kept.

Content Considerations

Programming note: The Optimist or What Space Travel Means to Me – a musical allegory based on the songs of Jimi Hendrix, was originally scheduled to be presented as part of ACTLocal Live and your digital season package in June. This exciting play by Stacy D. Flood and directed by Kelly McMahon will be workshopped in-person at ACT in the not-so-distant future. Please stay tuned for more information soon.

The collection of ACTLocal Live play readings will be streamed live on Zoom. These readings are only only available through purchase of the 2021 digital season package.

Closed Captioning will be available for all 2021 Digital Season programs.

Buy Your Package Today – $78*

If you need any assistance with your purchase, please call the Ticket Office at 206.292.7676 Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm.

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Wad and ACTLocal Live are produced in partnership with Trial and Error ProductionsHistory of Theatre is produced in partnership with The Hansberry Project.

Special Thanks to ACT’s 2021 Digital Season Sponsors

ArtsFund
4Culture
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
The Shubert Foundation