A princess gets an unlikely present — a sex-trafficked white dude — in "The Wedding Gift." (Courtesy photo by Joe Moore)

Oppression gets futuristic in “The Wedding Gift”

Forward Flux’s brilliantly beautiful staging of “The Wedding Gift” takes the slave narrative into sci-fi realms.
Sep 28, 2016
"What's Done is Done" is a Bollywood take on Shakespeare. (Courtesy Photo.)

“What’s Done is Done” blends Bollywood with Shakespeare in touring show

Unique spin on "Macbeth" aims to appeal to audiences beyond Seattle's South Asian diaspora.
Jul 28, 2016
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
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Thai pop singer to take 5th Avenue stage in “Waterfall”

"Waterfall" not only brings pop star Bie Sukrit to the United States in the lead role, but also crosses the cultures of Thai and American musical theater traditions.
Sep 29, 2015
Members of the Central Area Senior Center Sliders Dance Group learn some West African moves at the November World Dance Party. (The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this June

It's June, and that means Seattle is bursting with fun. We've scoured the Globalist Calendar and come up with five events you won't want to miss!
Jun 4, 2015
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‘Chinglish’ at ArtsWest explores bilingual adventures in translation

ArtsWest production of David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish' brings a comedy of manners and translation to the Seattle stage.
Mar 16, 2015
The Hammering Man, outside the Seattle Art Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Chuck Taylor)

10 ways to take a European vacation right here in Seattle

What to do if you can't afford to make that trip to Europe this summer?
Jun 21, 2014
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
Kev (Ryan Higgins) reunited with fellow U.S. Marine Tom (Jonathan Crimeni) and his new robotic hand. (Photo courtesy Washington Ensemble Theatre)

Washington Ensemble Theatre rattles the cage with “Baghdad Zoo”

A new production of Rajiv Joseph’s acclaimed play about post-invasion Iraq sheds light on America’s changing attitudes toward military intervention abroad.
Sep 19, 2013
The audience's perspective on Looking for a Missing Employee. (photo courtesy of On the Boards)

If I saw it on TV then it must be true: Lebanon’s Rabih Mroué comes to town

Rabih Mroué, a Lebanese actor and playwright, was at Seattle’s On the Boards in January, as part of his first tour in the US. He was presenting his one-man performance piece Looking for a missing employee. I was excited to see the performance. Mroué’s work is familiar to me and being this far away from […]
Feb 1, 2012