Author Archives: Catherine Blake Smith

Diversity Highlight: The Royale at ACT Theatre

TPS recently sat down with ACT Theatre’s Literary & Artistic Manager Emily Penick  and Marketing & PR Assistant Cati Thelen to talk about The Royale, by Marco Ramirez. The Royale tells the story of Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight boxing … Continue reading

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Diversity Highlight: (Miss) Fortune Has Green Eyes

New to Seattle, Brown Soul Productions develops and produces new work by women of color Brown Soul Productions features a new play about remorse, redemption, and family by Alma Davenport, Artistic Producing Director, called (Miss) Fortune Has Green Eyes, directed … Continue reading

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Diversity Highlight: 1-Off Production Blood Wedding/Bodas de Sangre

The producers of 1-Off Production discuss successes, challenges, and future of producing in Seattle’s public parks The co-producers of 1-Off Production – Tina Polzin, Ana Maria Campoy, and Matt Sherrill – talk about their experiences with producing a bilingual outdoor … Continue reading

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Diversity Highlight: Intiman’s Wedding Band

Intiman Theatre Festival continues its celebration of Black Women Playwrights with Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress Intiman Theatre Festival began this year with Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, continued throughout with several Black Women Wisdom staged … Continue reading

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Diversity Highlight: Theatre Battery

Theatre Battery presents Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s Hooded or Being Black for Dummies Tearrence Arvelle Chisholm, playwright, will attend previews on 8/25 and 8/26 of Hooded or Being Black for Dummies at Theatre Battery in Kent, WA. Hooded is the story of Marquis … Continue reading

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Sound Theatre Company’s recent production The Last Days of Judas Iscariot featured a multicultural and racially diverse cast

Sound Theatre Company, nominated in 7 categories for the 2016 Gregory Awards including Theatre of the Year, recently closed a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis. TPS interviewed some of the cast about their successes, challenges, and what they would … Continue reading

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Diversity Highlight: CAATA ConFest

CAATA is an integral part of the Asian American theatre community. For the 5th time, the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists presents Seismic Shifts: Leading Change in the American Theater, October 1-9 in Ashland, OR hosted in partnership … Continue reading

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Volunteer for the TPS Stage at 2016 Bumbershoot!

VOLUNTEER CALL! Theatre Puget Sound has a fantastic lineup of local theatre at the 2016 Bumbershoot Stage and we need your help wrangling it!  We need volunteers to help with seating, crowd management, and being a great representative of the … Continue reading

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Announcing the Creative Team for The 2016 Gregory Awards!

Every year, we have a host and a special team of well-loved local talent who help us round out the night at the annual Gregory Awards. On Monday, October 24 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, we’re excited to welcome back … Continue reading

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TPS Announces a Summer Fundraiser: Brews & Bites!

Celebrate beer, summer, and TPS! Theatre Puget Sound is headed to Rooftop Brewing Company on Sunday August 21 for our summer fundraiser, a celebration of the arts, crafted beers, and tasty bites. For only $30 from 5 to 9 pm, … Continue reading

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