theater simple

  • Equity Type: Special Appearance;
  • Founded: 1990
  • Admin: 206 784 8647 ext.1
  • Tickets: 206 784 8647 ext.1
  • Fax: 206 784 8647 (phone
  • Main email

1620 SW Trenton St
Seattle, WA   98106

TPS Member Discount: theater simple always offers discounts for TPS members, plus a pay-what-you-can performance many Thursdays of any run. Email for specifics if it is not listed with the show info.


An award-winning, internationally acclaimed ensemble, theater simple aims to strip the theatrical experience down to its elemental parts: the imagination of actor & audience, the playwright's words and the director's vision. theater simple has built a solid reputation performing in the Pacific Northwest, across the US, Canada and Australia, by producing quality affordable theater in schools, rural communities, and international urban arts festivals. WE BUILD FROM THE IMAGINATION UP. theater simple's Unofficial Rules: #1 Produce provocative, inspiring and professional theater on a shoestring. #2 - Borrow, steal or recycle the shoestring... #3 - The audience is smart, and #4 - Allow the audience the dignity of their own response. #5 'Simple' does not mean easy.


Performing and touring internationally since summer of 1991, theater simple has participated in international arts festivals from east (Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Theatre series, Charleston, South Carolina) to west (Perth International Arts Festival Fringe, Western Australia)far East (Singapore Arts Festival) and right in Seattle (SRO shows at Bumbershoot and the Seattle Fringe Festival) and many, many points in between. The simpletons have accumulated numerous awards and accolades, including various grants.

In Australia, our other creative 'home', we made our debut Down Under at the 1996 Adelaide Fringe with a season of five shows - and left the country with the GRAND PRIZE for ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE in our luggage - overall honors out of 350 groups by the Advertiser and the Independent Arts Council of South Australia. Additionally, in 2000 THE MASTER & MARGARITA was named one of three BEST PLAYS at the Adelaide Fringe, and The FOREIGN LEGION, curated by the artistic directors of the company, swept all THREE Best Play awards. We have been exploring ways to make site-specific theater more interactive and accessible in our current projects. We are also accepting interns for the '14  production process.

Know that applicants are expected to be both creative AND business-like, as this is a PRODUCING internship - which is hands-on in all aspects of the work, from creating to touring and producing.


Umbrella Memberships

Associate Memberships

  • Tours: Yes - schools, groups, trade shows
  • Performer compensation: yes - contracted stipend
  • Tech & Production compensation: yes - contracted stipend
  • Designer compensation: yes - contract
  • Internships offered: yes
  • Accept script submissions: not currently, unless we have seen your work already. (So, invite us to see your work.)
  • Classes: adults; teens;

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