2015 at Seattle Shakespeare Company

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This past year at Seattle Shakespeare Company has been remarkable, starting off with a stellar production of Measure for Measure, directed by Desdemona Chiang, to a summer filled with music and sword fights with Wooden O to our rarely staged epic theatre production of Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Jeff Steitzer. And in between, there were plenty of memorable moments with students, fans, and friends. Here’s a look back at 2015.

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Directed by Desdemona Chiang at the Center Theatre, Shakespeare’s dark comedy of desires left us with no easy answers for the dilemmas that the characters faced.

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In the spring, our small cast, 90-minute productions were directed by Annie Lareau and toured across Washington State playing to more than 15,500 people.

[aesop_content color=”#ffffff” background=”#808080″ columns=”2″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”left” floaterdirection=”up”]“I cannot express how important this opportunity is for our diverse population at Everett High School. For many, possibly most, of my students this performance will be the only real drama performance they will ever see in their lives. Our students do not traditionally come from families who can support or afford this type of family outing.” – Casey Chaffee, Everett High School teacher



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Moliere’s cunning con man came to life in a mid-century modern production directed by Makaela Pollock.


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Our after school theatre program has students audition, rehearse, and perform the same play that is on our main stage.

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Seattle Shakespeare Company’s annual gala was a smashing success, raising more than $206,000 to enable our work in the community. These are funds that will bring classical theatre to life in fresh and meaningful ways for thousands of students and community members across Washington State.

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Our education and outreach programs helps students realize how classic stories relate to their own lives. Through accessible, active and imaginative exercises, we engage students in Shakespeare’s world and works.