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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

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

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

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

ACTNews July 30, 2020

Welcome! Missing the theatre? We certainly are. Nothing compares to the excitement and anticipation of being in the audience when the house lights dim and act one begins. We can't wait to bring you live theatre on our stages. Our goal is to bring ACT to you in brand new ways throughout the rest of the year. Introducing ACT@Home, exclusive digital programming you can enjoy from the comfort of home, on any screen. First [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:31:09-07:00July 29th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACTNews July 30, 2020

ACTNews July 15, 2020

Welcome! Welcome to the latest edition of ACTNews! Are you missing ACT on stage? We’ve got some news for you! Earlier this year, ACT and Trial and Error Productions created a new platform for local playwrights and new, contemporary works called ACT Local. We will be sharing some of this work with you – including at least one World Premiere – as part of our upcoming digital season. Stay tuned right here to an [...]

By |2020-07-15T12:47:28-07:00July 14th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACTNews July 15, 2020

ACTNews May 27, 2020

We know that the future is bright. In this time of uncertainty, art continues to provide a much needed connection for all of us. ACT has been here in Seattle delivering dynamic, engaging and thought-provoking world-class programming to our stage for 55 seasons. People are going out of their way to support our theatre, and we are truly appreciative. And please stay-tuned right here - we’ll make some exciting announcements soon about brand new [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:58:07-07:00May 26th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACTNews May 27, 2020