Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”

Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019

Sycorax

“Inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic play, The Tempest … Sycorax is a powerful monodrama .. [that] wrestles with major themes of revenge and forgiveness while noting how race, gender, and discrimination ultimately impact the fate and representation of the character. In an unbelievable solo performance, the brilliant Demene E. Hall assumes the titular and only […]
May 10, 2018

#Justice4Julie

In the big, bad city of Mumbai, India – a man has been murdered. Julie shot him. Her Bollywood dreams seemingly doomed, she finds herself in jail mulling over her bleak future. Just in time, flamboyant lawyer Aryan appears on the scene and takes her on a ride through legal loopholes and media maneuvering, giving […]
Mar 28, 2018

JieHae Park’s “Peerless” can take a stereotype and turn it into a weapon

The dark comedy at ArtsWest explores the inner minds of teenagers in a hyper competitive society.
Jan 31, 2018

Forward Flux double feature brings complex cultural conversations to stage

The double bill of “las mariposas Y los muertos” and “No More Sad Things” offers thought-provoking theater and complexity around culture.
Sep 27, 2017

Seattle webseries aims for depth in transgender storylines

Seattle-based transgender activist, producer, and artist Aneesh Sheth, launched a Kickstarter and filmed a pilot of original webseries "CRAVE."
Jun 24, 2015
Students Mandela, Emanuel, Vladamir, Maxim and Jacky playing the Villagers in Making Peace in Old Village, August 2012. (Photo by Lea Wulferth)

Bringing the drama to heal Rwanda

“First time you can sit, but second time you gotta spit.”
Apr 9, 2014