Home/ACT Today/
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 [...]

9 12, 2020

Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 1

By |2021-01-14T13:16:48-08:00December 9th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 1

Adam Stern’s music should be very familiar to A Christmas Carol audiences. The beloved score, composed in 1996, is one of Stern’s favorites - and his first for a play. Read on to discover more about Stern and the music of A Christmas Carol in part one of our profile.

30 11, 2020

ACT Artistic Director John Langs Letter – The Extraordinary Work of Until the Flood

By |2020-12-01T13:38:34-08:00November 30th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACT Artistic Director John Langs Letter – The Extraordinary Work of Until the Flood

Dear ACT Community, Dael Orlandersmith is one of America’s great storytellers. ACT has a long relationship with Dael going back to 1999 when she first performed on our stage in The Gimmick. Since then, audiences have seen her work in Monster (2001) and in her Pulitzer Prize nominated work Yellowman (2002). In 2018, ACT was joined by many theaters across the country in producing Until the Flood. This play, as described by director Neel Keller, [...]

25 11, 2020

Until the Flood | Streaming on AllArts Now

By |2021-01-21T09:44:28-08:00November 25th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Until the Flood | Streaming on AllArts Now

Until the Flood The Virtual Stage Available to stream on demand beginning November 15 Free (donations gratefully accepted) Watch now on AllArts.org In Until the Flood, Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical one-act experience that must be seen. The Chicago [...]

20 11, 2020

A Christmas Carol Trailer

By |2020-11-20T12:12:41-08:00November 20th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on A Christmas Carol Trailer

While the city is staying safe this holiday season, the beloved Seattle holiday tradition returns…We went back to the book, Charles Dickens' book that is, for our 2020 A Christmas Carol animated trailer.We pay homage to Dickens' first edition novella, released in 1843, and get in the wayback machine as Dickens' words (through Gregory A. Falls' adaptation) and John Leech's original drawings come to life in this whimsical trailer, featuring voice over by our Scrooge, [...]

18 11, 2020

A Christmas Carol: Movie for your Imagination

By |2020-12-09T17:32:48-08:00November 18th, 2020|Guest Posts|Comments Off on A Christmas Carol: Movie for your Imagination

Special guest essay by Christopher Bronke “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean-Jacques Rosseau Imagination has the power to transcend the limits imposed upon life at any time. This is certainly true in 2020. As we head into the holiday season and rethink our beloved and hallowed traditions, it is our imagination as much as any other force in life that will create the blissful backdrop for [...]

18 11, 2020

What Did You Enjoy Most About Being Part of this Year’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ cast?

By |2020-11-28T10:54:11-08:00November 18th, 2020|Cast and Crew Interviews|Comments Off on What Did You Enjoy Most About Being Part of this Year’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ cast?

We caught up with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol and asked them, "What did you enjoy most about being part of this year’s cast?" The cast has been amazing this year! Their answers were full of excitement and joy. Gwen Cable answered, “…I was able to take on the challenge of expressing my character through voice only and was safely able to share this Seattle tradition.” Gwen Cable (Belinda/Elizabeth, Fan) touched [...]

12 11, 2020

Charles Dickens On Stage

By |2020-11-28T10:58:50-08:00November 12th, 2020|History|Comments Off on Charles Dickens On Stage

“Dickens enters the theatre of the world through the stage door…” George Santayana As a young man, Charles Dickens hoped to become an actor and actually got as far as scheduling an audition with one of London’s premier theatre managers. Unfortunately, on the day of the audition he came down with a bad cold and was unable to attend. Happily for English literature, if perhaps unhappily for the English stage (the evidence suggests that [...]