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Wooden O

During the summer months Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1994, Wooden O started with annual summer Shakespeare performances at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Amphitheater. Demand for the free summer Shakespeare performances grew, and over the years park venues from Lynnwood to […]

Romeo and Juliet at Olympic Sculpture Park

Romeo and Juliet at Olympic Sculpture Park

By William Shakespeare Directed by Kelly Kitchens See the touring production that riveted students and community members across Washington this Spring — free! A small-cast ensemble plays multiple parts with quick changes and distinctive character choices that make for a showcase of great acting. In the midst of an historical bitter feud, passionate young love […]

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What’s in Your Wooden O Picnic Basket?


Part of the fun for many Wooden O theater-goers is spreading out a feast on a picnic blanket to dine on the lawn before the show. We’ve seen everything from elaborate set ups with wine glasses and … More...

First Rehearsal for Wooden O 2014


At Seattle Shakespeare Company summer officially starts with the first rehearsal for Wooden O.  This summer we've got our biggest casts ever -- a total of 30 actors! Both "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" … More...

On Playing Shakespeare

Hana Lass on Performing Shakespeare

Although this video is from three years ago, the sentiment still rings true today.  Hana Lass plays Rosalind in our production of As You Like It, but she played Ariel in The Tempest for us in 2009. … More...

On Playing Shakespeare with David Quicksall

Love's Labour's Lost (2013)

Bollingbroke, Don Pedro, Brutus, Autolycus, Petruchio, Don Armado. This is just a partial list of the characters that David Quicksall has played for Seattle Shakespeare Company. It’s quite a wide … More...