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

Richard II

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

Brenda Joyner

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 […]

Finding Richard…

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  Even though he’s playing the title character in “Richard II,” it was the role of Bolingbroke that George Mount coveted. Now that he’s deeper into the part, George sees that Richard is closer to Hamlet and Lear in his existential journey. Listen to George talk about the challenges and rewards of taking on the […]

Finding A Way to Give Back

Ray Gonzalez in Seattle Shakespeare Company's productions of "The Comedy of Errors" (2007), "Twelfth Night" (2009), and "As You Like It" (2012).

Ray Gonzalez made his professional acting debut in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 1997 production of “Richard III,” and later went on to appear in more than 20 Seattle Shakespeare Company and Wooden O productions. He’s begun a new adventure as a real estate broker with Real Living Northwest, Realtors, and he’s come up with an innovative way […]

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 […]