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14 04, 2021

ACTLocal Live: Crumbs/Migas by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth April 16 and 17

By |2021-04-14T16:25:34-07:00April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ACTLocal Live: Crumbs/Migas by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth April 16 and 17

Crumbs/Migas by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth is being workshopped at ACT this week and debuts exclusively as part of ACT’s Digital Season with two live-streamed reading performances, Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17. Kelly Kitchens (A Christmas Carol) directs. The cast includes Dan Molina, Cristina Goyeneche, Leandro Cano, Alexandra Tavares and Katherine Jett.In Crumbs/Migas, I’m borrowing the spine of a fairy tale that’s haunted me since I was very young,” Rebecca says. “You’ve probably heard [...]

19 03, 2021

Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence

By |2021-04-14T14:03:56-07:00March 19th, 2021|News and Updates|Comments Off on Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence

We stand with the Asian-American Pacific Islander community against Anti-Asian violence and hate. Discrimination and violence against Asians, Asian Americans, and Peoples of the Pacific Islands has increased over the period of the pandemic due to racism and unchecked white privilege, including a rise in hate and discrimination in Seattle and the horrific murders in Atlanta. Our Board, Staff, and Artists call upon leaders to protect the AAPI community and demand proper justice be [...]

11 03, 2021

Keiko Green: More Than Meets the Eye

By |2021-03-11T13:59:32-08:00March 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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 [...]

11 03, 2021

Ameenah Kaplan: More Than Just Standing on the Edge

By |2021-03-22T20:06:23-07:00March 11th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Ameenah Kaplan: More Than Just Standing on the Edge

The Orlando sun wasn’t the only bright light on this Zoom call; in fact, the sun seemed dim in comparison to Ameenah Kaplan’s vibrant passion and energy. Although she is known for her work with STOMP and Blue Man Group and as the resident director of Broadway’s The Lion King, this conversation was different. It focused on Kaplan’s visionary efforts “to make theatre inside of film” as she directs a filmed version of Wad [...]

17 02, 2021

Bringing a World Premiere Written for the Stage to the Digital Space

By |2021-02-17T16:56:51-08:00February 17th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Bringing a World Premiere Written for the Stage to the Digital Space

ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer just knew it when she saw a reading of Keiko Green’s new play, Wad last year. This was something special. “Watching the workshop reading of Wad was the moment during the pandemic last summer that I realized this can work,” Becky says. “I couldn’t take my eyes off of Rachel and Avery on screen and I was engrossed in the story, almost like at a theatre – or watching [...]

26 01, 2021

Latinas Playwright Roundtable – presented by eSe Teatro and ACT Theatre

By |2021-01-26T16:20:30-08:00January 26th, 2021|Cast and Crew Interviews|Comments Off on Latinas Playwright Roundtable – presented by eSe Teatro and ACT Theatre

The Latinas Playwright Roundtable was originally broadcast live on January 14. A recording is available for you to watch now, anytime. This conversation featured powerhouse artists Rose Cano (Resident Director, eSe Teatro), Marisela Treviño Orta (Shoe), Julieta Vitullo (Resident Dramaturg and Playwright, eSe Teatro) and Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth (Artistic Director, Parley) discussing playwriting, Latinx theatre, bringing work to the stage and much more. The Latinas Playwright Roundtable was presented by eSe Teatro in partnership with ACT.

26 01, 2021

The Interview: Playwright Andrew Lee Creech

By |2021-01-26T10:38:10-08:00January 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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, [...]

14 01, 2021

Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 2

By |2021-01-14T16:11:03-08:00January 14th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 2

Christopher Bronke continues his conversation with Adam Stern. You might know Adam as the composer of ACT's A Christmas Carol score. The mild-mannered Stern is a versatile and active musician - principally a symphonic conductor. He is also an accomplished composer, pianist and published writer on music. He was the 1990 Grammy winner for "Classical Producer of the Year", an award garnered for a series of American symphonic music CDs with the Seattle Symphony [...]

11 01, 2021

The Interview: Julieta Vitullo

By |2021-01-11T19:50:58-08:00January 11th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on The Interview: Julieta Vitullo

Julieta Vitullo is a bilingual creator, filmmaker, author, playwright and much more. An Argentine native, she came to the United States on a Fulbright. Julieta received an MA in English and a PhD in Latin American literature from Rutgers. She taught for two decades and made the award-winning documentary The Exact Shape of the Islands. Get to know this talented artist in our interview and then be sure to tune in on January 14 [...]

17 12, 2020

Quick Questions with Kurt Beattie

By |2020-12-17T16:12:22-08:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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 [...]