Know Thyself – George Mount on the 2013-2014 Season

Artistic Director George Mount at the first rehearsal for "Much Ado About Nothing."

Before rehearsals started up for “Much Ado About Nothing,” we sat down with Artistic Director George Mount to get his thoughts on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season.  “Know Thyself” is the organizing idea behind all of the play choices this year. Find out why George chose the plays he did and learn about some of […]

Kelly Kitchens on The Tempest

Kelly Directing 2

It’s hard to believe, but Kelly Kitchens, even with her deep love of Shakespeare, wasn’t all that drawn to The Tempest. Yet, it ‘s a play that kept coming back to her and asking her to explore it. “It’s a play that’s not done with me yet,” she said.  Kelly’s directing The Tempest for Wooden […]

Dancing on the Edge of the Volcano

Jon Kretzu in rehearsal

In order to create the world of Love’s Labour’s Lost, director Jon Kretzu drew upon the music and culture of the late 1920s. He likens that period of time to being a “dreamlike period and people were living in a dream before reality sort of crashed down of them.” Listen to Jon as he talks […]

Podcast: A Romance? Think Again.

Pygmalion 2012

If you think you know Pygmalion because you saw the film or the musical My Fair Lady, you may want to think again.  Mark Anders, who plays Henry Higgins in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Pygmalion, tells us why George Bernard Shaw didn’t want a romance between Eliza and Higgins.