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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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By |2020-12-07T12:22:59-08:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year