Wooden O

What’s in Your Wooden O Picnic Basket?

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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 cloth napkins to buckets of fried chicken and a can of soda. After a mishap last summer, we […]

First Rehearsal for Wooden O 2014

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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” and our all-female “Julius Caesar” feature original music and choreography.  It’s going to be a great summer of Shakespeare.  Make your plans […]

Casting News for Wooden O

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We’re thrilled to announce our casting for this summer’s free Wooden O productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caesar which start performances on Thursday, July 10. Both productions will perform in park venues throughout King County and then transfer to Walla Walla, WA as part of Shakespeare Walla Walla. David Quicksall, who […]

Leading Us Into Temptation – Artistic Director George Mount on the 2014-2015 Season

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I think the season coming up has some amazing play titles associated with and some amazing directors associated with each of those shows. And again, it’s also coming in as one of those seasons where the directors are coming at the plays from a passion point of view. The theme of the season this year […]

Seeking Wooden O Site Manager

David S. Hogan as King Henry in Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 Wooden O production of "Henry V."

Seattle Shakespeare Company is currently accepting applications for a site manager for the theatre’s summer 2014 Wooden O outdoor productions. This 5-week part-time, temporary position involves primarily evening and weekend duties that will include: Serving as a public representative of Seattle Shakespeare Company Setting up an informative and welcoming station and signage Coordinating and supervising […]

General Auditions for Wooden O 2014 Productions

The cast of Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 Wooden O production of "The Tempest."

Seattle Shakespeare Company will hold general auditions on Saturday March 1 from 11AM to 6PM for its two Wooden O summer 2014 productions directed by David Quicksall and Vanessa Miller. Please email casting to schedule an available slot. To solicit a time for this audition please include a headshot and resume in your email message. Where: […]

Bright Spots of 2013

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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. […]

Quarrelling Couple Cast for “Much Ado”

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Jennifer Lee Taylor and Matt Shimkus are matched as the argumentative and amorous couple Beatrice and Benedick in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s indoor season opener “Much Ado About Nothing.” Artistic Director George Mount will stage the production set in a coastal resort area in 1953. Taylor recently played Eliza Doolittle in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of […]

Kelly Kitchens on The Tempest

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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 […]