theater en From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity <p>When Rachel Atkins was 7, she and her sisters got a new stepfather. Atkins loved this man, but when she and her family went out in public, they raised a lot of eyebrows. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:35:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29338 at From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity Dayna Hanson's 'The Clay Duke' Tackles Gun Violence <p>Gun violence is something you hear about in the news every day. So it was only a matter of time before it was featured in a contemporary performance. Choreographer, writer and composer Dayna Hanson tackles the subject in her new performance, "The Clay Duke," premiering at Seattle's On The Boards this weekend (Dec. 5-8). Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:31:06 +0000 Marcie Sillman 24747 at Dayna Hanson's 'The Clay Duke' Tackles Gun Violence Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep <p>It's been a busy year for Elizabeth Heffron. The Seattle playwright's new one-woman show "Bo-Nita" had its world premier at Seattle Repertory Theatre in late October.</p><p>Heffron is working on two other scripts she hopes will get full productions. "Portugal" is about a pair of tank farm workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The second play, "The Weatherman Project" is a collaboration with Kit Bakke, a former member of the Weather Underground. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:25:14 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22542 at Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep Playwright Alan Ayckbourn At Seattle's ACT For American Premier <p>After 77 plays, Alan Ayckbourn knows his way around a theater. Ayckbourn has won every possible accolade during his long career, but even a 2006 stroke that left him with limited use of an arm and leg hasn&#39;t stopped the prolific writer and director. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20826 at Playwright Alan Ayckbourn At Seattle's ACT For American Premier Can Seattle Support A Fringe Theater Movement? <p><a href="">Seattle’s Fringe Festival</a> starts this week. It features local companies and artists, but the festival is also drawing performers from around the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The great recession hit small arts groups hard; the festival was on hiatus for several years after its 2003 season and returned just last year.&nbsp; How did Seattle’s fringe community fare?&nbsp; Seattle Times theater critic <a href="">Misha Berson</a> shares some perspective on the health of local companies with Marcie Sillman. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:47:13 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jenna Montgomery 20563 at Can Seattle Support A Fringe Theater Movement? Fighting Foreclosure And Finding Forgiveness <p></p><p>Today on the program, Maddie Ewbank and Srikar Penumaka bring you stories about moving on in life: letting go and gaining in the process.</p><p>First, Kendra Hanna tells you about one family's struggle with their home and foreclosure. Ever had buyer's remorse? Well this is a little different. After that, we hear from Ian Dangla about how a high school play helped a family change its perspective on the death penalty.</p><p><em>RadioActive is KUOW's youth radio program, and all the stories here are produced by young people age 16-21. <a href="">Listen to RadioActive stories</a>, subscribe to the <a href="">RadioActive podcast</a> and stay in touch on <a href="">Facebook</a>.</em></p><p><em> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:42:43 +0000 Maddie Ewbank & Srikar Penumaka & Kendra Hanna & Ian Dangla 18563 at Fighting Foreclosure And Finding Forgiveness Mapping The Human Brain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a massive scientific endeavor to map the human brain. It's&nbsp;a multi-billion dollar, multi-year project that's meant to do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project did for DNA. How will scientists actually achieve it? We talk with&nbsp;Dr. </span>Christof<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Koch&nbsp;from the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Allen Institute for Brain Science</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Dr. Patricia </span>Kuhl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">UW Institute for Learning and Brain Science</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 8928 at Mapping The Human Brain Cerveza At The Cinema? Lawmakers Push For Beer And Wine In Theaters <p>Some Olympia lawmakers are backing a bill to let movie theaters and live performance venues apply for liquor licenses to serve beer and wine. The bill is sponsored by Democrat Jim Moeller, who represents Vancouver. Ross Reynolds finds out the likelihood of moviegoers cracking a cold one at a theater near you.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6739 at Cerveza At The Cinema? Lawmakers Push For Beer And Wine In Theaters Coal Port Hearings In Seattle <p></p><p>Officials from the US Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Ecology hear public comment in Seattle this afternoon about a plan to build the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast near Bellingham. KUOW's Ashley Ahearn&nbsp;joins us with details. Then, we look at Michigan's new "right to work" legislation&nbsp;and the possible ripple effects in Washington state with University of Washington Professor Jim Gregory.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 4984 at Coal Port Hearings In Seattle The New Freelance Economy <p></p><p>Up to one-third&nbsp;of working adults in the United States are independent contractors. Do you have what it takes to make it on your own? <a href="">Freelancers Union</a>&nbsp;founder Sara Horowitz joins us to talk about how independent workers are changing the national job landscape and what you need to know before joining the ranks of the self-employed.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4273 at The New Freelance Economy Seattle City Attorney, Mayor Clash Over Police Reform Monitor <p>Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes along with four members of the City Council are&nbsp;<a href="">criticizing Mayor Mike McGinn</a> over his opposition to&nbsp;their choice for an independent monitor to oversee the city's police reform efforts. Their statement released on Wednesday accuses&nbsp;McGinn of "obstruction and stall tactics" in his opposition to one finalist for the job, L.A.-based consultant Merrick Bobb. The city has had 10 months to select a monitor; the deadline is just a week away. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 1974 at