First Rehearsal for “Earnest”

Act I set model for "The Importance of Being Earnest."

    Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Seattle Shakespeare Company produces their first production of a Wilde play with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Victor Pappas this spring. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s last […]

Casting News for King Lear

Dan Kremer in "Richard II" (2014)

Our cast for “King Lear” is nearly complete and we’re thrilled with the company that will be joining us for the production this spring. Dan Kremer will play the title role of Lear. Dan just finished up his run as John of Gaunt in our “Richard II.” Joining him as Lear’s daughters Goneril, Regan, and […]

Win Tickets to Genre Bender

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Here’s your chance to catch an artistic mash up like no other. City Arts commissioned five pairs of artists from different disciplines to create brand-new pieces of work. After collaborating for several months, the 10 artists will premiere their category-defying hybrids during two performances on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 at Seattle Center’s Cornish […]

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Transfer Productions to Walla Walla

Richard II

Starting with our production of “Richard II” and continuing on with our Spring production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Seattle Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Walla Walla are embarking on a partnership to bring professional classical theatre productions to Eastern Washington.    “I’m thrilled that we’ll be returning to Walla Walla with our indoor productions,” […]

On Playing Shakespeare with Brenda Joyner

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

Hermia, Perdita, Olivia, Desdemona, Ophelia, Hero, Lavinia. You’d be hard pressed to find another young actress who has tackled so many of Shakespeare’s female roles…all before age 30. And yet, actress Brenda Joyner is still learning what she loves about performing Shakespeare. Turn on the sound and listen as Brenda shares what she loves about […]

On Playing Shakespeare with George Mount

Twelfth Night (WO 2012)

Shakespeare has been a companion for George Mount for most of his adult life. Whether as an actor, a director, or a producer, George has spent a lot of time thinking about Shakespeare’s plays and how to best approach them. He’s had the fortune to play many of the roles he always wanted to play, […]

Bright Spots of 2013

Romeo and Juliet at Olympic Sculpture Park

At Seattle Shakespeare Company, we start our staff meetings by sharing Bright Spots that have happened to us in the week. These are triumphant moments, both big and small, that acknowledge the positive aspects of our jobs.  It’s fun to share them with staff members who may not have been around to experience them directly. […]

No Damsel in Distress: An Interview with Brenda Joyner

Brenda Joyner

Although she’s played enough of them on our stage, Brenda Joyner is no damsel in distress. She’s a huge Seattle Sounders fan and admits to eating popcorn almost every day. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, she had designs on being a ventriloquist and asked for a Howdy Doody doll for Christmas. “I was immediately terrified […]

Finding Richard…

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  Even though he’s playing the title character in “Richard II,” it was the role of Bolingbroke that George Mount coveted. Now that he’s deeper into the part, George sees that Richard is closer to Hamlet and Lear in his existential journey. Listen to George talk about the challenges and rewards of taking on the […]