theater http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Rep goes to the dogs http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-rep-goes-dogs <p>Last night&rsquo;s crowd at Seattle Repertory Theatre was anything but ordinary at a first-of-its kind, tail-wagging cultural event.</p><p>There was the &quot;welcome&quot; message, for example, as the audience arrived at the theater doors.</p><blockquote><p><strong>&quot;We have a little pee patch there in case your doggie should desire to go to the bathroom,&quot; said an usher to patrons filing in.</strong></p></blockquote><p>Yes, a &ldquo;pee&rdquo; patch. Treats and plenty of head rubs were also on hand for 100 dogs attending the theater with their humans in tow.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:54:59 +0000 Florangela Davila 3182 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Rep goes to the dogs Freehold teaches the art of theater to all who seek it http://www.kplu.org/post/freehold-teaches-art-theater-all-who-seek-it <p>Twenty years ago, a group of like-minded theater folk felt there was something missing in Seattle. There wasn&#39;t a lab where actors could take classes and try out new things.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;In New York, people work all the time,&quot; says Robin Lynn Smith. &quot;In Los Angeles, you study when you&rsquo;re not working. Here we wanted to have an opportunity for people to have that option to keep challenging themselves to go further. And then for creating work, we needed a place for experimentation.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:00:58 +0000 Florangela Davila 2642 at http://www.kplu.org Freehold teaches the art of theater to all who seek it Play tackles fears of young Native Americans after woodcarver killed http://www.kplu.org/post/play-tackles-fears-young-native-americans-after-woodcarver-killed <p>It&rsquo;s been more than nine months since <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/woodcarver-fatal-shooting-not-justified-says-seattle-police-board">a Seattle police officer killed First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams</a>, and tensions are still running high among Native Americans. They say the shooting brings up the long history of brutality Native people have faced.</p><p>The anxiety has also affected children, who&rsquo;ve had a tough time putting Williams&rsquo; death in perspective.<br /><br />This coming weekend, a local theater group will debut <a href="http://thenativecircle.org/2011/05/red-eagle-soaring-presents-our-spring-play-a-right-to-justice/">a performance to help young Native Americans move forward</a>, starting with a look at the past.</p><p> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1788 at http://www.kplu.org Play tackles fears of young Native Americans after woodcarver killed Seattle's Intiman Theatre cancels 2011 season, lays off all employees http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-intiman-theatre-cancels-2011-season-lays-all-employees <p>The Intiman Theatre has announced that it will cancel its 2011 season and lay off all its employees due to financial straits.</p><p>The theater&#39;s board of trustees on Saturday voted to cancel the remaining four shows of the season after the final Sunday performance of &quot;All My Sons.&quot; <a href="http://www.intiman.org/">In a statement on its website</a>, the theater said &quot;with our current income limitations there&#39;s no alternative.&quot;</p> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:53:09 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1220 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Intiman Theatre cancels 2011 season, lays off all employees