THE SEAGULL PROJECT uses the work of Anton Chekhov to challenge, redefine, and inspire the modern theater through intensive process, inventive productions, and international collaboration.
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The Seagull Project (TSP) is the first and only American ensemble theatre dedicated to producing the works of one of the world’s great modern playwrights, Anton Chekhov. TSP is also unique in the Pacific Northwest (and rare even in a national context) for our time- and labor-intensive process of creative development. We are an egalitarian ensemble theatre troupe committed to investing a minimum of two years of study, experiment, rehearsal, and refinement into each production before opening for the public (unlike a typical theater production, which allots a scant three weeks for rehearsal and interpretation).
Founded in 2011, our inaugural production of The Seagull opened in January 2013 to public and critical acclaim at ACT Theatre in Seattle. Later that year, TSP was awarded the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan’s first grant ever made to an American theatre company, to bring our production to Tashkent in 2014 as an international gesture of goodwill and mutual understanding.
Subsequent productions have achieved the highest standards of artistic excellence in our community. Our 2015 production of The Three Sisters received the Gregory Award for Outstanding Production, our 2017 production of The Cherry Orchard received the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production, and our Uncle Vanya premiered in February 2019.