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13 10, 2020

It Can’t Happen Here

By |2020-10-13T13:52:31-07:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Can’t Happen Here

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 to greatness. Lewis took inspiration from the fascism Europe was facing in the 1930s to write his novel. It has been 85 years since Lewis created this play and Berkeley Repertory Theatre is producing It [...]

24 09, 2020

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

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

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 [...]

8 09, 2020

ACTLocal Playwright Series: Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter

By |2020-09-08T19:57:44-07:00September 8th, 2020|ACTLocal|Comments Off on ACTLocal Playwright Series: Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter

Keiko Green (Wad) and Kirsten Potter (Rubicon) aren’t just founding members of ACT’s Core Company of resident actors. They’re talented playwrights, too. Meet these talented writer/performers in this lively one-on-one conversation about their work and careers. This ACTLocal Playwright Series episode debuted August 20, 2020 as part of our ACT@Home programming, brought to you by ACT in partnership with Trial and Error Productions

18 08, 2020

An Interview with Kirsten Potter

By |2020-08-20T10:23:37-07:00August 18th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on An Interview with Kirsten Potter

ACT and Trial and Error Productions have partnered on ACTLocal, a series of workshops and play readings spotlighting eight local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work. ACT launches ACT@Home on Thursday, August 20 with the ACTLocal Playwright Series, conversations with these playwrights. First up: Core Company members Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter. Kirsten is a founding member of the Core Company and has appeared in a number of ACT productions including Big Love, [...]

18 08, 2020

An Interview with Keiko Green

By |2020-08-20T10:22:45-07:00August 18th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on An Interview with Keiko Green

ACT and Trial and Error Productions have partnered on ACTLocal, a series of workshops and play readings spotlighting eight local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work. ACT launches ACT@Home on Thursday, August 20 with the ACTLocal Playwright Series, conversations with these playwrights. First up: Core Company members Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter. Keiko Green is no stranger to ACT's stage. She appeared in Stupid F%@$ing Bird and Dangerous Liasons in 2016. Later [...]

6 08, 2020

Q&A with Goldie and Don Silverman

By |2020-08-06T16:48:11-07:00August 6th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Q&A with Goldie and Don Silverman

We asked ACT Board of Trustees member Goldie Silverman and her husband Don to share their ACT Theatre story. We hope you enjoy it! I started out 1965 feeling sorry for myself. While I was reading national magazines that were making lots of noise about exciting contemporary plays opening in New York that were breaking the rules of traditional play-writing, like Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You In the Closet and I’m feeling [...]

29 07, 2020

ACTNews July 30, 2020

By |2020-07-29T13:31:09-07:00July 29th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACTNews July 30, 2020

Welcome! Missing the theatre? We certainly are. Nothing compares to the excitement and anticipation of being in the audience when the house lights dim and act one begins. We can't wait to bring you live theatre on our stages. Our goal is to bring ACT to you in brand new ways throughout the rest of the year. Introducing ACT@Home, exclusive digital programming you can enjoy from the comfort of home, on any screen. First [...]

14 07, 2020

ACTNews July 15, 2020

By |2020-07-15T12:47:28-07:00July 14th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACTNews July 15, 2020

Welcome! Welcome to the latest edition of ACTNews! Are you missing ACT on stage? We’ve got some news for you! Earlier this year, ACT and Trial and Error Productions created a new platform for local playwrights and new, contemporary works called ACT Local. We will be sharing some of this work with you – including at least one World Premiere – as part of our upcoming digital season. Stay tuned right here to an [...]

29 05, 2020

ACTNow! Podcast Episode 4: John Langs – Part 2

By |2020-05-29T17:37:53-07:00May 29th, 2020|ACTNow! Podcast|Comments Off on ACTNow! Podcast Episode 4: John Langs – Part 2

To listen visit Goal 17 Media and like and follow us on your favorite podcast platform! Join ACT Theatre Artistic Director John Langs and Goal 17 Co-Founder Greg Mollner for part two of their in-depth conversation about what it takes to bring a play from page to stage. John goes inside some of his biggest successes like Romeo and Juliet and Pass Over, as well as some ambitious undertakings that came up just short. The duo discuss [...]

26 05, 2020

ACTNews May 27, 2020

By |2020-05-26T13:58:07-07:00May 26th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACTNews May 27, 2020

We know that the future is bright. In this time of uncertainty, art continues to provide a much needed connection for all of us. ACT has been here in Seattle delivering dynamic, engaging and thought-provoking world-class programming to our stage for 55 seasons. People are going out of their way to support our theatre, and we are truly appreciative. And please stay-tuned right here - we’ll make some exciting announcements soon about brand new [...]