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Celebrating 55 Years of Contemporary Theatre in the Heart of Seattle.

“2020 will no doubt be a year of great importance. An election year that will, regardless of our politics, have us all on the edge of our seats. The season of plays we’ve curated, focuses on stories of resilience, of resistance, of the fierce particular joy that comes from fighting for what you believe in. I want you to walk into ACT with excitement and daring, and I want you to walk out feeling motivated and courageous.”
– John Langs, ACT Artistic Director

Mar 20-April 12, 2020

Sweat

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat is the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a gut-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Heartbreaking and surprisingly funny, Sweat is a 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, written by multiple award-winner, Lynn Nottage.

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April 17-May 10, 2020

The Effect

Lucy Prebble, creator of HBO’s Succession, has written a whip smart, cerebral, and sexy play about whether or not sciences has the ability to affect the human condition.

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June 5-28, 2020

Choir Boy

From Oscar winning screenwriter of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney, comes the touching story of the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys gospel choir and the boys who grow into men there.

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Sept 11-Oct 4, 2020

The Laugh Track

Wendy MacLeod’s The Laugh Track, commissioned by ACT and developed at the Hedgebrook Women’s Playwright Festival, is all about female mentorship and the revolutionary idea that women can be funny.

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Oct 23-Nov 15, 2020

Witch

What do you do when you lose all hope? Sometimes you burn it down. Jen Silverman’s Witch, a riff on the 15th century fable The Witch of Edmonton, takes place in a sleepy town where the Devil has come to call. Immediately capturing the souls of two young men through a slick bargain he soon finds out that his greatest challenge, and most worthy opponent, will be Elizabeth– an outcast everyone already assumes is a witch. With wry wit and humor this fiercely feminist play looks at what is wrong with humanity, and how we can ever hope to fix it.

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