Yussef El Guindi is no stranger to ACT – a member of the Core Company, the internationally acclaimed Seattle playwright has premiered 3, now 4, plays here. Read about his take on the playwriting process, from inspiration to development to the excitement of a World Premiere.
Andrew Lee Creech is a Seattle-based playwright and creator of The Legacy Plays Project – “a nine-play, multi-century-spanning cycle meditation on the lives of Black Americans in pivotal moments of American History.” He is currently working on an exciting 3-play commission from ACT and Trial & Error Productions, and is an actor, educator, and content creator. Read about Andrew’s inspiration, the importance of a team, and how storytelling links his occupations together.
Chip Sherman inhabits the role of Spirit 1. It's a wonderfully modern take on a character so many people know and love. They are also the show’s choreographer. In this interview, the talented artist reflects on bringing this year’s imagining of the timeless tale to the stage and how Scrooge’s journey of self-reflection parallels our own experience, now more than ever. You played Spirit 1 in the 2020 radio version of the play. [...]
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 [...]
“Certain things are left up to the people who are writing the history, so certain things don’t make the narrative,” says playwright Reginald André Jackson. Until now. Enter actor turned playwright Reginald André Jackson. By his own admission, he’s not a historian, and yet he did and continues to write the history of theatre — specifically, Black theatre. Influenced by the We See You, White American Theater and Black Lives Matter movements, Jackson is [...]
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.
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 [...]