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Mary Cadera has joined ACT as Interim Managing Director

Mary has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest since 1992. She brings a broad range of leadership expertise to her new role at ACT honed from her time working in business development, operations, tax and financial accounting, product management and human resources. She is also well-skilled in developing strategies, improving organizational efficiency and ensuring timely implementation of programs and initiatives. Mary is very much looking forward to working with ACT’s artists, staff, donors, [...]

By |2021-07-06T16:48:19-07:00July 6th, 2021|News and Updates|Comments Off on Mary Cadera has joined ACT as Interim Managing Director

Becky Witmer Announces She will be Departing from Her Role as ACT Managing Director June 30

(Seattle, June 10) — It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that ACT – A Contemporary Theatre announces the departure of Managing Director Becky Witmer. Becky informed the Board of Trustees in April that after 10 years with ACT she would not renew her contract for another term. We will miss Becky’s inspiring leadership and dedication over the past decade, first as Director of Marketing, then as General Manager and finally as [...]

By |2021-06-10T14:09:06-07:00June 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Becky Witmer Announces She will be Departing from Her Role as ACT Managing Director June 30

History of Theatre Artists Roundtable Benefitting The Hansberry Project

Playwright Reginald André Jackson and director Valerie Curtis-Newton sat down with artists Tracy Hughes, Eugene Lee, Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako and M.L. Roberts  for an engaging and informative hour exploring the themes in the multi-year work, History of Theatre: About, By, For and Near and the importance of this legacy to their lives as artists. Recorded May 20, 2021. The journey through over 200 years of Black theatre begins… Streaming through June 6 ACT and The Hansberry [...]

By |2021-05-26T14:06:03-07:00May 26th, 2021|Cast and Crew Interviews|Comments Off on History of Theatre Artists Roundtable Benefitting The Hansberry Project

ACTLocal Playwright Series with Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth and Kelly Kitchens

Crumbs/Migas playwright Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth and director Kelly Kitchens (A Christmas Carol) came together to discuss their collaboration on this new work and much more in this ACTLocal Playwright Series panel. The hour includes one of the play’s scenes as performed during a cast reading and audience Q&A. Crumbs/Migas Synopsis 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 [...]

By |2021-05-19T13:28:47-07:00May 19th, 2021|ACTLocal|Comments Off on ACTLocal Playwright Series with Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth and Kelly Kitchens

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 [...]

By |2021-04-29T11:52:20-07:00April 14th, 2021|ACTLocal|Comments Off on ACTLocal Live: Crumbs/Migas by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth April 16 and 17

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 [...]

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

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.

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

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 [...]

By |2020-12-17T16:12:22-08:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Quick Questions with Kurt Beattie

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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