Can a play humanize gay conversion therapy?

Although there are six characters in Seattle Rep's “A Great Wilderness,” the play is fundamentally the story of one man, struggling to come to terms…

Olivier Wevers’ latest: A shot in the dark

Choreographer Olivier Wevers doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects. Since founding his contemporary dance troupe Whim W’Him in 2009, Wevers has created works that address…

Pacific Northwest Ballet debuts its talented new status symbol

The Pacific Northwest Ballet goes out of its way to make every season opener festive, but when the company opens its 40th season this year,…

Second Act: An Intiman revival

Many of us still say we’re going “to Intiman” when we refer to a certain theater on the Seattle Center campus, but the sign in…

Mike Daisey gets his mojo back with “F***ing F***ing F***ing Ayn Rand”

It's hard to believe that the two monologues comedian Mike Daisey is performing in Seattle this month are written by the same guy. Last week’s…

Actress Anne Allgood: Seattle has given me more opportunity than NY

Since moving to Seattle from New York in 1998, Anne Allgood has become a regular on the Seattle theater scene, in both musicals and straight…

5th Avenue-ACT partnership: A national model for theater collaboration

In a city known for its collaborative artistic spirit, the relationship between The Fifth Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre has borne special fruit. "First Date,"…

Bill Finger: The master of miniatures

Bill Finger creates photographs of miniature scenes that seem life-sized. Hand crafting each element, he builds miniature dioramas of narrative scenes that serve as the subject…

‘Concerto Barocco': A dancer’s life’s work in one ballet

“Ballet is woman,” choreographer George Balanchine is famously quoted as saying. None of his ballets embodies that sentiment more than "Concerto Barocco." Over the years, dance…

The invisible work of lighting design

Randall G. Chiarelli has been Pacific Northwest Ballet’s technical director and lighting designer since 1979 (except for a one-year stint with San Francisco Ballet). He…

Collette Collins Design: The art of living

Collette Collins has been designing furniture, cabinetry and residential, commercial and public space for 30 years. Her award-winning creations appear in restaurants, feature films, museums…

A return home for Seattle ballet dancers

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Noelani Pantastico and Lucien Postlewaite are back in Seattle this, week preparing to dance "Romeo et Juliette" with PNB on…

See This: Bright Chicago dancers meet exquisite Israeli moves

During early rehearsals of “Three to Max,” which Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance troupe will perform this weekend in Seattle, studio mirrors were covered and windows…

Collision Theory: KT Niehoff breaks down the fourth wall – and many others

KT Niehoff is a seminal figure on the Seattle dance scene. She founded Velocity, a center for contemporary dance on Capitol Hill, and Lingo Productions,…

Fire: Catherine Cabeen outburns her own company

A tent-like pile of Mylar that morphs into a ball gown. A knitted cocoon of yarn that slides off and unravels back onto a circular…