“King Lear” Now Extended Through May 17

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Following a sold-out run of The Importance of Being Earnest, Seattle Shakespeare Company announced today that it will extend its production of King Lear through May 17 with four additional performances at the Cornish Playhouse. King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels opens on Friday, April 25. The production will have a total of 20 performances […]

First rehearsal for “King Lear”

"'King Lear' was the first piece of theatre that I saw that changed me," said director Sheila Daniels. "I remember seeing it in Ashland when I was 15. It moved me to tears as a witness, and as a frightened, confused teenager, it made me say 'I want to do that. That's what I want to do for a living. I want to make people feel like this.'"

Seattle Shakespeare Company completes its 2013-2014 indoor season this spring with Shakespeare’s tragedy of a family and country splintered by misrule and pride — King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels. The ultimate family drama matched by intense political intrigue, King Lear traces an aging monarch’s descent into madness. Weary of his royal duties, King Lear […]

2014-2015 Season Announced – Lead Us Into Temptation

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Artistic Director George Mount announced the company’s plans for 2014-2015 that include expanding to five plays for its indoor season, the return of directors Jon Kretzu and John Langs, and the mainstage directing debuts of Desdemona Chiang and Makaela Pollock. “Many of the projects in this coming year have been in the works for several […]

Such Sweet Thunder on KPLU

Such Sweet Thunder

Seattle Shakespeare Company was part of a sensational concert in February with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra – Such Sweet Thunder: The Duke Meets the Bard. If you missed the concert or just want to relive the experience, tune in Jim Wilke’s program Jazz Northwest on Sunday, March 9 at 2 PM to KPLU 88.5 […]

First Rehearsal for “Earnest”

Act I set model for "The Importance of Being Earnest."

    Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Seattle Shakespeare Company produces their first production of a Wilde play with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Victor Pappas this spring. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s last […]

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: […]

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Transfer Productions to Walla Walla

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Starting with our production of “Richard II” and continuing on with our Spring production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Seattle Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Walla Walla are embarking on a partnership to bring professional classical theatre productions to Eastern Washington.    “I’m thrilled that we’ll be returning to Walla Walla with our indoor productions,” […]

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. […]

No Damsel in Distress: An Interview with Brenda Joyner

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Although she’s played enough of them on our stage, Brenda Joyner is no damsel in distress. She’s a huge Seattle Sounders fan and admits to eating popcorn almost every day. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, she had designs on being a ventriloquist and asked for a Howdy Doody doll for Christmas. “I was immediately terrified […]