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. […]

Quarrelling Couple Cast for “Much Ado”

Much Ado Casting

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

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 […]

Twenty Years of Wooden O

20yearsOfWoodenO112

Wooden O celebrates its 20th Anniversary season this summer with productions of Henry V (the company’s namesake play) and The Tempest. We spoke with some Wooden O alums about their fondest memories of performing in the parks. If you have a favorite Wooden O memory, please share it with us in the comments section.  We’d […]

Enter to Win a Pair of Season Tickets

13-14 Contest

With our Wooden O productions of Henry V and The Tempest in full swing in the parks, here’s your chance to join us indoors starting in the fall for Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, The Importance of Being Earnest, and King Lear.  Enter for a chance to win a pair of season tickets.

Searching for Rehearsal Space

Rehearsal Space

Seattle Shakespeare Company is searching for adequate and affordable rehearsal space for our summer Wooden O productions. We are looking for two rehearsal spaces, one for each production, which would be available June 7 through July 10 (with some flexibility on dates). Do you know of a space?  Can you help us out? Here is […]

The Tempest: Synopsis

A ship bearing the king of Naples, his son Ferdinand, the duke of Milan, and their retinues is caught in a storm. On a nearby island, Prospero and his daughter Miranda watch as the ship is wrecked on the rocky coast. Miranda knows that her father has magic powers and begs him to use them […]