theater http://kuow.org en Why Shakespeare Resonates For A New Audience http://kuow.org/post/why-shakespeare-resonates-new-audience <p>Summer means Shakespeare has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. You can see Shakespeare in parks, tents and even theaters in every major city and a few quaint towns. But <a href="http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/">Freehold Theatre</a> aims its Shakespeare at a slightly different population. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:13:25 +0000 Marcie Sillman 37495 at http://kuow.org Why Shakespeare Resonates For A New Audience Working Towards A New Theater By, For And About Black Americans http://kuow.org/post/working-towards-new-theater-and-about-black-americans <p></p><p>When Tyrone Brown was a kid, just six or seven years old, his mom took him to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater for a performance of the long-running musical, "Annie."</p><p>"She actually just dropped me off at the theater and let me watch it by myself," Brown says. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:40:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman 36351 at http://kuow.org Working Towards A New Theater By, For And About Black Americans Ben Moore, Who Guided Seattle Rep Through Recession, Retires http://kuow.org/post/ben-moore-who-guided-seattle-rep-through-recession-retires <p>After almost three decades on the job, Seattle Repertory Theatre Managing Director Ben Moore will retire at the end of June. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:42:58 +0000 Marcie Sillman 34452 at http://kuow.org Ben Moore, Who Guided Seattle Rep Through Recession, Retires Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner's 'Angels In America' Comes To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winning-playwright-tony-kushners-angels-america-comes-seattle <p>Tony Kushner is the author of "Angels in America," a two-part play inspired by the tragic rise of the AIDS epidemic. "Angels" debuted on Broadway in 1993, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony award for Best Play that same year.</p><p>Seattle’s Intiman Theatre will be staging a production of "Angels" this summer, opening August 12.</p><p>Kushner spoke with writer, editor and It Gets Better project co-founder Dan Savage at Town Hall Seattle on May 10. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:07:09 +0000 John O'Brien 34580 at http://kuow.org Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner's 'Angels In America' Comes To Seattle 'Gentleman's Guide' Leads The Tony Nominations http://kuow.org/post/gentlemans-guide-leads-tony-nominations The Tony nominations are out, and it was a good year to be playing eight people at the same time.<p>The musical <em>A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder</em> (from the same novel about murder and inheritance that inspired the Alec Guinness film <em>Kind Hearts And Coronets</em>) leads the nominations with 10. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:24:17 +0000 Linda Holmes 33526 at http://kuow.org Exploring Winners, Losers And Theater With James Long and Marcus Youssef http://kuow.org/post/exploring-winners-losers-and-theater-james-long-and-marcus-youssef <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>What does it mean to be a winner in today's society? That's a concept Canadian theater artists James Long and Marcus Youssef explore in their show, "Winners and Losers." They've taken the show all over the world, most recently to <a href="http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/winners-and-losers">Seattle's On The Boards</a>. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:03 +0000 Marcie Sillman 33115 at http://kuow.org Exploring Winners, Losers And Theater With James Long and Marcus Youssef As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage http://kuow.org/post/shakespeare-turns-450-hamlet-tour-makes-world-stage No one knows the exact date of William Shakespeare's birth, but devotees have adopted April 23 as the day to celebrate — and this year, the man from Stratford turns 450.<p>Shakespeare's Globe Theater — a re-creation of the theater that hosted most of his plays — is marking the occasion with an <a href="http://globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com/hamlet/the-map" target="_blank">ambitious world tour</a> of <em>Hamlet</em>, the Bard's most iconic play, which the troupe plans to perform in every country in the world. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:58:25 +0000 NPR Staff 33105 at http://kuow.org As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity http://kuow.org/post/raised-eyebrows-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 http://kuow.org From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity Dayna Hanson's 'The Clay Duke' Tackles Gun Violence http://kuow.org/post/dayna-hansons-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 http://kuow.org Dayna Hanson's 'The Clay Duke' Tackles Gun Violence Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep http://kuow.org/post/elizabeth-heffron-debuts-bo-nita-her-latest-one-woman-show-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 http://kuow.org Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep Playwright Alan Ayckbourn At Seattle's ACT For American Premier http://kuow.org/post/playwright-alan-ayckbourn-seattles-act-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 http://kuow.org Playwright Alan Ayckbourn At Seattle's ACT For American Premier Can Seattle Support A Fringe Theater Movement? http://kuow.org/post/can-seattle-support-fringe-theater-movement <p><a href="http://seattlefringefestival.org/">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="http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/2021820238_seattlefringefestivalxml.html">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 http://kuow.org Can Seattle Support A Fringe Theater Movement? Fighting Foreclosure And Finding Forgiveness http://kuow.org/post/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="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">Listen to RadioActive stories</a>, subscribe to the <a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">RadioActive podcast</a> and stay in touch on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia">Facebook</a>.</em></p><p><em> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:42:43 +0000 Maddie Ewbank & Srikar Penumaka & Kendra Hanna & Ian Dangla 18563 at http://kuow.org Fighting Foreclosure And Finding Forgiveness Mapping The Human Brain http://kuow.org/post/mapping-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="http://www.alleninstitute.org/about_us/overview.html" 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="http://ilabs.washington.edu/" 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 http://kuow.org Mapping The Human Brain Cerveza At The Cinema? Lawmakers Push For Beer And Wine In Theaters http://kuow.org/post/cerveza-cinema-lawmakers-push-beer-and-wine-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 http://kuow.org Cerveza At The Cinema? Lawmakers Push For Beer And Wine In Theaters