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June 5, 2025 | ACT Contemporary Theatre and Seattle Shakespeare Company Announce Exploration of Merger

April 25, 2024 | Artistic Director John Langs to Depart ACT Contemporary Theatre After 10 Transformative Years of Leadership

April 17, 2024 | ACT Contemporary Theatre Announces The 2024/25 Season

April 2, 2024 | ACT Contemporary Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for the Highly Anticipated Play The Lehman Trilogy

March 4, 2024 | The World Premiere Play Written Specifically for ACT’s Young Core Company – The Sunless Scar

February 15, 2024 | ACT Contemporary Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for the Seattle Premiere of Zora Howard’s STEW

January 4, 2024 | ACT Contemporary Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for the Seattle Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God

October 24, 2023 | ACT Contemporary Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for their 48th Production of A Christmas Carol

September 2023 | ACT Contemporary Theatre Announces The Dina Martina Christmas Show

August 10, 2023 | Cast and Creative Team Announced for ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Co-Production of Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band

April 4, 2023 | A Powerful Exploration of Identity and Family Heritage in Hansol Jung’s Thrilling and Affecting Wolf Play

February 15, 2023 | Local Actor Ian Bell Stars in ACT Theatre’s Upcoming Interactive Storytelling Experience Every Brilliant Thing

January 12, 2023 | Dive into the Lost Stories of America’s Black artists in ACT’s Highly Anticipated World Premiere History of Theatre: About, By, For, and Near

October 24, 2023 | Returning for the 47th Season is ACT’s Beloved A Christmas Carol


2023/24 SEASON

January 3, 2024 | The Seattle Times: 2024 Seattle-area theater highlights to put on your calendar

January 3, 2024 | Broadway World: Cast Announced For A Case For The Existence Of God At ACT Contemporary Theatre

December 28, 2023 | Seattle Magazine – The Must List for December 28, 2023

December 27, 2023 | Real Change News – Where is Seattle theater going?

December 15, 2023 | KUOW – Year in Review: Seattle’s economy, politics, arts, and so much more

December 14, 2023 | KUOW – There’s so much to do for the holidays! Our arts picks

December 5, 2023 | Fabulous Washington – Fabulous People: R. Hamilton Wright

December 4, 2023 | EverOut – A Christmas Carol: Recommended & Don’t Miss

November 21, 2023 | The Seattle Times – New-play readings are theater’s most fun, best-kept secret

October 15, 2023 | EverOut – New Works Northwest: Recommended

October 11, 2023 | Real Change News – Interrogating atrocity through music and drama: Cambodian Rock Band thrums with fast pace, skilled performances and painful history

October 11, 2023 | KUOW – Cambodian Rock Band explores collective trauma and history through music

October 10, 2023 | The Seattle Times – Cambodian Rock Band at Seattle’s ACT Theatre tries a tricky balance

September 7, 2023 | EverOut – The Dina Martina Christmas Show: Recommended & Don’t Miss

July 25, 2023 | The New York Times – A Crisis in America’s Theaters Leaves Prestigious Stages Dark


June 13, 2022 | The Seattle Times: [ACT Core Company member Reginald André Jackson] uses pandemic downtime to create play highlighting stories of African American theater [ACT’s 47th World Premiere, History of Theatre]

March 17, 2022 | The Seattle Times: Seattle theaters weigh costs, new procedures as they venture back on stage

February 3, 2022 | Crosscut: New Seattle Play Ponders Love, Politics and Bikinis in Egypt

January 27, 2022 | The Seattle Times: Hotter Than Egypt Playwright Yussef El Guindi is profiled

January 11, 2022 | Broadway World: The Thin Place a Top 10 Seattle Production to Look Forward to in 2022

January 5, 2022 | Real Change: ACT Theatre’s new managing director Anita Shah on revolution and joining “a beautiful exploration of what it means to be theater makers”


December 9, 2021 | ArtZone with Nancy Guppy: Redemption & reunion in ACT’s annual production of A Christmas Carol

November 26, 2021 | Seattle Times: Take a backstage peek at how Seattle’s ACT Theatre creates the magic of ‘A Christmas Carol’

August 19, 2021 | Seattle Times: Seattle-area arts groups to require proof of COVID vaccination or negative test for entry

April 8, 2021 | Theaterly: Wad at ACT in Seattle is a powerful tale, writes Kaitlyn Riggio

March 30, 2021 | Seattle Times: ACT’s savvy, visually interesting Wad – Review by Dusty Somers

March 29, 2021 | The performances by Avery Clark and Rachel Guyer-Mafune [in Wad] manage to bring the material to life in a very real way, writes Eclectic Arts’ Mark Sugiyama

January 2, 2021 | Seattle Times: In Memoriam – Remembering Seattle cultural and arts leaders including Jean Falls