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 […]

Twenty Years of Wooden O


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 […]

Volunteering for Wooden O


We’re looking for volunteer ushers this summer for our free Wooden O shows in the parks. Sign up, help out, and also enjoy the show! We’ll be in parks throughout the region, so be sure to check the specific city and venue for each date when you sign up.     Volunteer Duties BEFORE THE […]

Big Thanks for GiveBig

Big Thanks

Wow! A BIG thank you to the 192 donors who contributed during GiveBIG on Wednesday, May 14.  You helped raise an extraordinary $25,295 for Seattle Shakespeare Company. PLUS, The Seattle Foundation will be kicking a couple thousand more in stretch pool funds, so the total will impact will be even bigger! Your support will bring classical […]

A Magical Night at Bill’s Bash


Soccer stars, stilt walkers, singing radio reporters, and the worst girlfriend in the world.  They were all part of the magical evening that was Bill’s Bash on Monday, May 6, and it was a smashing success. Bill’s Bash is Seattle Shakespeare Company’s annual auction event to support the theatre’s many programs in town and across […]

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 […]