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Deaf Spotlight
02/27/2018
Deaf Spotlight

Deaf Spotlight

Sharing... Seattle Public Theater will offer a day camp (April 2 - April 6, 2018) for Deaf youths (Grades 4-8). Tuition: $360.00. Scholarships available!

Instructor: Amelia Hensley, one of our #deaftalent artists!

In this Deaf theater camp, this week will focus on developing original material in the form of ASL poetry, storytelling, movement and theatrical expression. This will be a collaborative effort for all participants as we learn how to create new material, find inspiration from preexisting works of Deaf artists and elevate our artistry as Deaf/hard of hearing and KODA performers. Come ready to move: wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

April 2 - April 6, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Seattle, WA

Sharing/Performance: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 3:30pm
at Seattle Public Theater in Green Lake.

*In partnership with Deaf Spotlight & made possible thanks to the Moccasin Lake Foundation.

More details below!

A tragedy that follows the rise and fall of a tyrannical power couple, the Scottish play will give kids the opportunity ...
01/19/2018
Macbeth (Grades 5-8)

A tragedy that follows the rise and fall of a tyrannical power couple, the Scottish play will give kids the opportunity to enter the world of witchcraft, political power, and revolution!

Directed by Maile Wong, this production will coach middle school students through text work and character building, while familiarizing them with one of Shakespeare's most iconic works. Let's some metaphorical blood on our hands and cut into this bloody classic: MACBETH!

Directed by Maile Wong Grades: 5-8 Tuition: $400 A tragedy that follows the rise and fall of a tyrannical power couple, the Scottish play will give kids the opportunity to enter the world of witchcraft, political power, and revolution! Directed by Maile Wong, this production will coach middle school

Registration for our Spring Session is open on our website! Productions of classics like TWELFTH NIGHT, MACBETH, and THE...
01/17/2018

Registration for our Spring Session is open on our website! Productions of classics like TWELFTH NIGHT, MACBETH, and THE TEMPEST, as well as Shakespeare intensives for both teens and adults! 💀🍷

The Bard not your thing? Thanks okay, too. Story Drama, Imagination Exploration, and Deaf Spotlight are also back this quarter!

More info → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/spring-session-18/

Stay tuned! We announce our spring class lineup on the website tomorrow! 🌷
01/16/2018

Stay tuned! We announce our spring class lineup on the website tomorrow! 🌷

Our partnership with Seattle Opera is featured in the Seattle Times! "...this winter, the company’s 82-member Youth Oper...
01/02/2018
An opera about Steve Jobs is part of Seattle Opera’s 2018-19 season

Our partnership with Seattle Opera is featured in the Seattle Times!

"...this winter, the company’s 82-member Youth Opera Project will produce a new version of “Robin Hood” by librettist Kelley Rourke and composer Ben Moore. The piece — a partnership with Seattle Public Theater — is not only re-imagined for a chamber orchestra, but the company has cast one male and one female Robin Hood. The opera is intended for audiences of all ages and while tickets are $5, no one will be turned away for an inability to pay."

Seattle Opera announces its 2018-19 season. The most anticipated production is “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” co-commissioned by The Seattle Opera. It had its world premiere at Santa Fe Opera last year, where it was the company’s best-selling new production.

Sing characters to life in this musical theatre workshop. We'll learn about how a book becomes a musical, and perform so...
12/27/2017
From Page to Stage: The Musicals of Your Favorite Books

Sing characters to life in this musical theatre workshop. We'll learn about how a book becomes a musical, and perform solos and small group songs from the musicals of your favorite books!

Register today → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/winter-session/from-page-to-stage-the-musicals-of-your-favorite-books

Sing characters to life in this musical theatre workshop. We'll learn about how a book becomes a musical, and perform solos and small group songs from the musicals of your favorite books! Taught by: Jon Lutyens Grades: 6 -12 Dates and Times: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm January 28- February 25,

Sally falls asleep reading a book about a certain bespectacled wizard to find herself in a very familiar and magical set...
12/19/2017
Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone

Sally falls asleep reading a book about a certain bespectacled wizard to find herself in a very familiar and magical setting...but something is off. Familiar friends, foes, spells, and sports present themselves to Sally, but then a mysterious Censor keeps pulling strings. Who is and what is his motives? Uncover the magic and hilarity in this parody of Sally, her friends Dave and Harmonica, in their battle with I'd Rather Not Say.

Register today → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/winter-session/sally-cotter

Sally falls asleep reading a book about a certain bespectacled wizard to find herself in a very familiar and magical setting...but something is off. Familiar friends, foes, spells, and sports present themselves to Sally, but then a mysterious Censor keeps pulling strings. Who is and what is his moti

In this one-week camp, students will explore improv, world creating, dance/movement, and ensemble building, culminating ...
12/16/2017
Imagination Exploration: Winter Break Theater Camp

In this one-week camp, students will explore improv, world creating, dance/movement, and ensemble building, culminating in a short play to be performed on our professional stage! Bring a smile and an active imagination- we have some exploring to do!

Register today → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/winter-session/imagination-exploration-winter-break-theater-camp

In this one-week camp, students will explore improv, world creating, dance/movement, and ensemble building, culminating in a short play to be performed on our professional stage! Bring a smile and an active imagination- we have some exploring to do! Taught by: Jasmine Sims Grades: 1-3 Class Times: M

Do you have a play in you? Discover the characters and stories you can bring from brain to page to stage. You'll explore...
12/16/2017
Introduction to Playwriting

Do you have a play in you? Discover the characters and stories you can bring from brain to page to stage. You'll explore story structure, character building, dialogue and more with guidance from the knowledgeable Gillian Jorgensen!

Register today → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/winter-session/introduction-to-playwriting

Do you have a play in you? Discover the characters and stories you can bring from brain to page to stage. You will explore story structure, character building, dialogue and more with guidance from the knowledgeable Gillian Jorgensen. Taught by: Gillian Jorgensen Grades: 6-10 Dates and Times: Tuesday

Yeoman and women alike have arrived to see the trail of the century: Robin Hood. King Richard has arrived from the Crusa...
12/16/2017
The Trials of Robin Hood

Yeoman and women alike have arrived to see the trail of the century: Robin Hood. King Richard has arrived from the Crusades and now must answer the quandary. Is Robin Hood a romantic lover, hateful outlaw, or lauded hero? Knowing Robin, means there is never a dull moment—or even just one ending! With three possible outcomes, with the audience’s final vote to decide what is true.

Register today → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/winter-session/the-trials-of-robin-hood

Yeoman and women alike have arrived to see the trail of the century: Robin Hood. King Richard has arrived from the Crusades and now must answer the quandary. Is Robin Hood a romantic lover, hateful outlaw, or lauded hero? Knowing Robin, means there is never a dull moment—or even just one ending! W...

All that snow coming down outside can mean only one thing... Classes for our winter quarter are now available for enroll...
11/03/2017

All that snow coming down outside can mean only one thing... Classes for our winter quarter are now available for enrollment on our website! http://bit.ly/sptwinter17

Spooky Faces is coming up on October 29th! We still have room in the class for this introduction to stage makeup--just i...
10/23/2017
Spooky Faces (All Ages)

Spooky Faces is coming up on October 29th! We still have room in the class for this introduction to stage makeup--just in time for Halloween!

Join us for "Spooky Faces", an introduction to stage makeup for parents and children alike! A two hour lesson, this workshop will cover the basics of stage makeup and include theatrical makeup lessons in bruising and monster faces for Halloween. Unleash your inner monster this Hallow

We're partnering with the Holocaust Center for Humanity for our student production of DARK ROAD! Read more on our blog →...
09/29/2017
Seattle Public partners with Holocaust for Humanity!

We're partnering with the Holocaust Center for Humanity for our student production of DARK ROAD! Read more on our blog → https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/education-news/2017/9/29/seattle-public-partners-with-holocaust-for-humanity

This fall, Seattle Public Theater is proud to be presenting Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith. A mature, intimate drama set in N**i Germany, Dark Road follows twin sisters in their journey to live with dignity despite the terrors of the war, and explores the sacrifices made to their humanity.

There are only two spots left for our Fall Jr. Production Class: Tales of Nipon! All you need to reserve your slot today...
09/14/2017
Tales of Nipon (Grades 2-5)

There are only two spots left for our Fall Jr. Production Class: Tales of Nipon! All you need to reserve your slot today is a $50 deposit. E-mail us at [email protected] for details on how to set-up a payment plan based on your family's needs!

A clever talking monkey, a 1-inch tall Samurai, a lazy Peach Boy, a Demon King and a Princess who Does Not Wish to Marry tell their stories in rapidfire, overlapping scenes in this funny, action-packed selection of traditional Japanese tales. Talking crabs and swarming Oni! People from the M

09/01/2017
Upcoming Performances

Looking to see some free theater today? Come down to Green Lake today at 11:00am for DRAGONS OF GREEN LAKE or at 4:00pm for THE SECRET HISTORY OF NIKOLA TESLA! See you at the theater! #artseducation #seattlepublictheater #education #newplays

The 14/48 Projects is dedicated to building community through radical artistic collaboration. For two days students work with local professional artists exploring the five core disciplines of 14/48; acting, directing, writing, music, and design. On the final day students will work together to create...

Check out teaching artist Daemond Arrindell's poem published through The Seattle Review of Books! We still have room in ...
08/16/2017
Family Tree, by Daemond Arrindell

Check out teaching artist Daemond Arrindell's poem published through The Seattle Review of Books! We still have room in his Spoken Word class, starting August 21st.

A poem from the Notes section of the Seattle Review of Books

Spoken Word combines the craft of writing poetry with the skills of performance and storytelling and challenges the arti...
08/15/2017

Spoken Word combines the craft of writing poetry with the skills of performance and storytelling and challenges the artist to tell stories in ways only they can. Through writing exercises, games, movement and analysis, participants will explore the possibilities of poetry and the power of their own words to bring what’s inside of them out into the light in ways they didn’t know they could. There's still time to register for this High School class with Daemond Arrindell, which starts August 21st! https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/summer-session-17/spoken-word

In each Story Drama class, a new book is thoroughly explored. With eagerness and joy, students use their voices, bodies,...
08/08/2017

In each Story Drama class, a new book is thoroughly explored. With eagerness and joy, students use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to activate the characters, setting, and conflict of the story. They experiment with various tactics to solve the problem, reach a resolution, and reflect on the adventure. Students experience different viewpoints as they play characters, and develop ownership and a sense of accomplishment as they save the world week after week. https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/fall-session-17/story-drama-fall-17

A clever talking monkey, a 1-inch tall Samurai, a lazy Peach Boy, a Demon King and a Princess who Does Not Wish to Marry...
08/07/2017

A clever talking monkey, a 1-inch tall Samurai, a lazy Peach Boy, a Demon King and a Princess who Does Not Wish to Marry tell their stories in rapid fire, overlapping scenes in this funny, action-packed selection of traditional Japanese tales. Adapted by Seattle playwright Kendall Uyeji, directed by longtime Seattle Public Theater teaching artist (and Seattle actor and director) Steven Sterne. https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/fall-session-17/tales-of-nipon

Directed by Amy Escobar, Anne of Green Gables is a classic story that explores coming of age, choosing beauty in a world...
08/04/2017

Directed by Amy Escobar, Anne of Green Gables is a classic story that explores coming of age, choosing beauty in a world of the mundane, and creating lifelong relationships, all through the eyes of a young orphaned girl. Students will experience what it's like to be a part of a professional theatrical production, from auditioning, to memorizing their lines, to being fitted for costumes, all before the class culminates in a performance on Seattle Public Theater's stage. Register today at https://seattle-public.squarespace.com/fall-session-17/anne-of-green-gables

Fall registration is officially OPEN! High School students will will explore our human instinct for survival and the sed...
08/02/2017

Fall registration is officially OPEN! High School students will will explore our human instinct for survival and the seductive power of evil in our historical drama DARK ROAD, while our Middle Schoolers will transport themselves to the wilds of Prince Edward Island in the memorable classic ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. And those are just our Production Classes. For a full list, including workshops, master classes, and day camps, visit us at: bit.ly/SPTFall17

We had a blast at AS YOU LIKE IT today! Talkback with our student actors is in progress now, but if you still want to se...
07/28/2017

We had a blast at AS YOU LIKE IT today! Talkback with our student actors is in progress now, but if you still want to see some Shakespeare, we have a 7:00pm performance of ROMEO & JULIET tonight!

Join us for a dark, theatrical fantasy adventure this July and August! SECRET IN THE WINGS challenges actors to embody a...
07/18/2017

Join us for a dark, theatrical fantasy adventure this July and August! SECRET IN THE WINGS challenges actors to embody and explore the magical and miserable in this incredible play by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Shawn Belyea. There are only a few spots left! Sign up today at: http://www.seattlepublictheater.org/youth-programs/

Come and discover the playwright within you! Under the guidance of professional playwright, Julia Nardin, bring those ch...
07/17/2017

Come and discover the playwright within you! Under the guidance of professional playwright, Julia Nardin, bring those characters and their stories to life on the page. http://www.seattlepublictheater.org/youth-programs/ #seewhoyoubecome #seattlepublictheater #artseducation

We still have a couple spots left in TRICKSTER TALES directed by Dedra Woods! Do you have a young budding actor at home?...
07/13/2017

We still have a couple spots left in TRICKSTER TALES directed by Dedra Woods! Do you have a young budding actor at home? Join us in putting on a play in a week, as the students discover collaboration and story telling on the Bathhouse stage! Find more information and register here: http://www.seattlepublictheater.org/youth-programs/

Looking for something to do this summer? We still have a few slots available in our upcoming camps for all youth age gro...
07/07/2017

Looking for something to do this summer? We still have a few slots available in our upcoming camps for all youth age groups! Try your hand at playwriting, build modified Bunraku-inspired puppets, discover your inner trickster figure, or learn what's involved in being a part of a fully-produced play at our stage in the historic Bathhouse Theater in Green Lake... http://seattlepublictheater.org/youth-programs

Did you know that Emma Dumont got her start with our education program? Catch her as Lorna Dane/Polaris in the upcoming ...
06/27/2017
Five Things You Didn't Know About Emma Dumont

Did you know that Emma Dumont got her start with our education program? Catch her as Lorna Dane/Polaris in the upcoming Marvel show THE GIFTED!

Often, the characters people watch on television and film seem too good to be true. With diverse talents, exceptional intelligence, and great looks, it can

There's still time to enroll in our summer production of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Seattle sensation Keiko Green! Don'...
06/02/2017

There's still time to enroll in our summer production of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Seattle sensation Keiko Green! Don't miss this unique opportunity to perform while learning the ropes from a professional!

Learn more about Keiko here -> http://bit.ly/2qOIT5G
Enroll today -> http://seattlepublictheater.org/youth-programs

These are just four of the amazing opportunities to play this summer! What are you most excited about?See what else we h...
05/02/2017

These are just four of the amazing opportunities to play this summer! What are you most excited about?

See what else we have in store --> http://bit.ly/sptREGISTER

04/28/2017

What would a group of girls do if they were left alone, away from adults & civilzation?

Find out in SPT Youth's Baalzebub by Rachel Atkins, directed by Rachel Delmar opening tonight!

Save Your Seat: http://bit.ly/2ounEsZ

Rehearsal Peek at SPT Youth's Baalzebub by Rachel Atkins.
04/27/2017

Rehearsal Peek at SPT Youth's Baalzebub by Rachel Atkins.

It is #TeachingArtistTuesday! Meet Rachel Delmar. Rachel has been hard at work directing SPT Youth's Baalzebub by Rachel...
04/25/2017

It is #TeachingArtistTuesday! Meet Rachel Delmar. Rachel has been hard at work directing SPT Youth's Baalzebub by Rachel Atkins, opening & closing this weekend. We asked Rachel Delmar a few questions about her life in the theater... Here's what she had to say!

Rachel! We are so excited to have you back teaching at Seattle Public Theater. Tell us, what was your first theater experience?

When I was 9 years old I was in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker. It was there that I learned I loved being backstage as much as I did being on stage. Seeing how the magic was made. Watching the make up put on and the buns secured. How the weighted ropes pulled just right made worlds fall from the sky. Where the cracks in the floor led to trap doors. I wanted to learn it all. And I still do!

In your years of experience since then, what is the hardest or strangest thing you have done in the name of theater?
Oh boy… so many strange things. One of the craziest things I ever had to do was in college, my senior year, I directed and produced a full length new play and on the night we had a sold out house that included my family & the playwright's friends and family all who had flown into see it for this one night only our lead actor started puking up his guts. About 30 minutes before curtain he nearly fainted so we made the call to hold the show for a couple of hours. About 30 minutes after that, instead of canceling the show & our families missing it, we decided that the playwright would step into that part for the show. I remember everything and nothing from the next two hours as we worked through the key scenes of the play and fitted him in costumes and ran lines and did everything to make this happen. But we did and it ended up being one of the most intense, dynamic, mesmerizing nights of theatre I have ever been a part of making.

So, when it comes down to it, why do you do theatre?
I believe theatre is a vehicle to create change. It is how I have discovered to most effectively explore the world, the people in it, and the problems we all face. It is how I learn, how I process, and how I invite others to do the same. It is community. It lets me live 1000 lives in one. It is magic. It is problem solving. It is fun. It inspires empathy. It is different every time. It is a challenge. It changes lives. It changes opinions. It is freedom. If everyone went to the theatre we would live in a very different world and I want to be a part of creating that world.

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