Nathan moved from Seattle to Los Angeles about 5 years ago but is back to play Orlando in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of As You Like It. It’s a part he knows well as he played the role in the parks for Wooden O. As the son of missionary parents, Nathan grew up as a […]
Although this video is from three years ago, the sentiment still rings true today. Hana Lass plays Rosalind in our production of As You Like It, but she played Ariel in The Tempest for us in 2009. Listen to what she has to say about why she loves performing Shakespeare.
If you think you know Pygmalion because you saw the film or the musical My Fair Lady, you may want to think again. Mark Anders, who plays Henry Higgins in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Pygmalion, tells us why George Bernard Shaw didn’t want a romance between Eliza and Higgins.
A native of Seattle, Jen Taylor made her Seattle Shakespeare Company debut last season playing Imogen in Chamber Cymbeline. Now with Eliza in Pygmalion, she has a role that she’s been dying to play since she was a teenager. “At 12 or 13 I went into this weird stage where I would only watch black […]
Mark is making his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut playing the role of Henry Higgins in Pygmalion. Recently he’s become very passionate about making sure that some of the great plays from the past (that frequently have large casts and are challenging to produce) still stay in the public consciousness. To that end he and several […]
When Mike Dooly takes on a role, he immerses himself in it, almost to the exclusivity of anything else. He wasn’t always so diligent. In fact, Mike was on the verge of dropping out of high school when his grandmother signed him up for acting classes at the Northwest Actor’s Studio. It was after an […]
The last time Seattle Shakespeare Company audiences saw Therese, she was the sly Mistress Quickly in our production of The Merry Wives of Windsor (and you may have seen her brief cameo as Queen Elizabeth). In Coriolanus, she’s playing a character three times as cunning, Volumnia, the mother of Coriolanus. Reading “I was reading Tree […]
Director David Quicksall talks about the challenges of staging Coriolanus when the main character is so seemingly unlikable.
When they say you’ve got to start out as a spear carrier in the theatre, well, that was David Drummond’s first professional acting job in Seattle for a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Since then he’s gone on to bigger and better things, but, now that he has a family (a son and a daughter), […]