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30 11, 2020

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

By |2020-11-30T17:01:42-08:00November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|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 |2020-11-30T16:55:52-08:00November 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 NEW: Register for a live panel discussion with playwright Dael Orlandersmith on December 2 at 1 p.m. 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 [...]

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 |2020-11-30T12:16:56-08:00November 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 [...]

28 10, 2020

ACT Receives Gift from the Friday Foundation

By |2020-10-28T19:19:46-07:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACT Receives Gift from the Friday Foundation

When you give to the arts, you make communities thrive. We’d like to celebrate an inspiring legacy of generosity and philanthropy. ACT is proud to be a recipient of a generous gift from the Friday Foundation honoring the legacies of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis. They were longtime investors in ACT, a theatre that embodied their commitment to contemporary art and civic engagement. ACT was part of the Lang's extended arts family [...]

28 10, 2020

Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year

By |2020-11-27T16:19:02-08:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year

The magic of Charles Dickens’ classic tale will come to life this year in an all-new radio-style audio play! Imagine Scrooge, Marley and all of the characters you’ve come to love so well… all in the comfort of your home. Click here to view this year's animated trailer starring the voice of Scrooge, Jeff Steitzer. “This year is our 45th anniversary of ACT's much beloved version of A Christmas Carol and like everything else [...]

27 10, 2020

An Interview with ACTLocal Playwright Amontaine Aurore

By |2020-10-28T10:26:26-07:00October 27th, 2020|ACTLocal|Comments Off on An Interview with ACTLocal Playwright Amontaine Aurore

VICTOR - I was scared. JAMAHL - Yet it is my neck primed for the lynching. VICTOR - I feel threatened. JAMAHL- Yet it is my blood imbedded into the concrete. VICTOR - I fear you can destroy me. JAMAHL - Yet it is my body mutilated in a casket. Read the Scene Playwright Amontaine Aurore's new work, The Ever Expanding Moment, tells the story of Victor Lane, a [...]

13 10, 2020

It Can’t Happen Here

By |2020-10-22T12:46:18-07:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Can’t Happen Here

Did you miss the live broadcast on October 13? Don't worry - you can still listen to this audio production through November 8. Click here to hear It Can't Happen Here presented by Berkeley Rep. 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 [...]