News About The Taming of the Shrew

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. […]

That Backwoods Spirit

2bar Moonshine

White lightning, mountain dew, hooch,Tennessee white whiskey. We’re talking Moonshine. Yeah, it was made famous by Snuffy Smith comic strips as well as countless stereotypes of hillbillies, but did you know that we have a local distiller who makes moonshine just minutes from downtown? Seattle Shakespeare Company is partnering with 2Bar Spirits in SODO for […]

Playing Grumio with David S. Hogan

On Playing Grumio14

Does the mullet make the man? In the case of Grumio, for actor David S. Hogan, the mullet hat was a key ingredient to finding his character. David grew so attached to the costume piece when he appeared in our 2009 Wooden O production of The Taming of the Shrew, that he took it with […]

Playing Kate with Kelly Kitchens

On Playing Kate2

“Unleashed in this world” is how actress Kelly Kitchens describes Kate, the character she’s revisiting in our production of The Taming of the Shrew. Kitchens reminds us that this play isn’t just a battle between two strong wills, it’s a romantic comedy with a wedding. “Being married doesn’t mean you lose your spirit,” says Kitchens, […]

Playing Petruchio with David Quicksall

On Playing Petruchio

Returning to a role can be like seeing an old friend. There are things that you know and remember, but some time has gone by and there are also some new things to discover. Actor David Quicksall is returning to the role of Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and he couldn’t be happier […]

Championship Round: Nora Takes on Don Armado

Bracket Battle Round Finals

Incredible! The two finalists for our Championship Round of the 2012-2013 Character Bracket Battle are…Nora and Don Armado.  Nora from A Doll’s House whipped Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra in the final four, but it was a close race for Don Armado from Love’s Labour’s Lost against Kate from The Taming of the Shrew. Based […]

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 range, and David has directed our productions of The Tempest and Coriolanus. He’s returning to a favorite role, Petruchio, in our revival of the Wooden […]

First Rehearsal: The Taming of the Shrew

In preparing of for the show Schill had tried to find some of the original costume pieces used in “Shrew.” It turns out that some of the cast members kept some of their costumes. David Quicksall wore his Petruchio t-shirt to the first rehearsal.

It’s been four years Seattle Shakespeare Company produced its Wooden O trailer park version of The Taming of the Shrew and for many of the cast members, it was like having a family reunion. When we first announced that we were remounting the production this season, the cast members started sending emails to one another, […]

Round 4: Cleopatra vs. Nora and Don Armado vs. Kate

Bracket Battle Round 4

The male characters were trounced last week and the ladies triumphed.  In some cases it was almost no contest. The lone male contender in this battle is Don Armado. Can the fantastical Spaniard from Love’s Labour’s Lost hold his own against Kate from The Taming of the Shrew? Doubtful, she has dominated every battle she’s […]