“Nina Simone: Four Women” imagines an artist’s path to activism

“Nina Simone: Four Women,” presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, explores the life of the iconic jazz singer and activist artist.
May 9, 2019

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Seattle Rep covers timely themes

The themes of the play, set in Civil Rights-era Pittsburgh, include gentrification and racial tensions — all relevant in modern-day Seattle.
Feb 6, 2018

“Here Lies Love” sparks complex recollections of Marcos regime

"Here Lies Love" offers a rare chance for Filipinos to take a leading role onstage, but many have complicated reactions to the history behind the show.
May 3, 2017

World premiere of “SHOT” drives home Seattle’s police brutality conversation

Spectrum Dance Theater premieres "SHOT" tomorrow night in discussion of police brutality.
Jan 18, 2017
Bernard White plays Amir and J. Anthony Crane plays Isaac in the Seattle Rep's production of Disgraced. (Photo by Liz Lauren)

How Muslims are “Disgraced” by the most popular play in America

Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced is filling theaters and thrilling critics by putting American Muslims on the defensive.
Mar 2, 2016

Actor Keiko Green challenges conventional casting

Actor Keiko Green wants to upend traditional casting conventions. She's found the Seattle theater community welcoming to her mission.
Mar 25, 2015