Performance Calendar

Looking for what’s happening around town? We’ve got you covered — with theatre, dance, and more.

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Jul
1
Fri
miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Strawberry Jam: The House Fire Project & Gaslighting – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

The House Fire Project (by Kaytlin McIntyre, directed by Jess K. Smith). In the middle of the night in 2005 a teenage girl’s house burns down. Fifteen years later, she goes on an investigative journey to discover what really happened to the house, and to her family. Part true crime mystery, part comical family slide-show, House Fire Project is a one-woman show about the ripples of domestic violence, starring its author. The Strawberry Jam will be its public debut.

Gaslighting (written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Steven Sterne) is a 10-minute play commissioned by 14/48, the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Featuring Stacey Bush and Cody Smith.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Jul
2
Sat
The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Strawberry Jam: The House Fire Project & Gaslighting – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

The House Fire Project (by Kaytlin McIntyre, directed by Jess K. Smith). In the middle of the night in 2005 a teenage girl’s house burns down. Fifteen years later, she goes on an investigative journey to discover what really happened to the house, and to her family. Part true crime mystery, part comical family slide-show, House Fire Project is a one-woman show about the ripples of domestic violence, starring its author. The Strawberry Jam will be its public debut.

Gaslighting (written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Steven Sterne) is a 10-minute play commissioned by 14/48, the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Featuring Stacey Bush and Cody Smith.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Jul
3
Sun
11th Annual Festival of Shorts @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

Eight short plays on the theme, “What would you do?” exploring the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm
Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson
The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova
Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis
Like Jason by Maripat Allen
Why by Chris Widney
The Good War by Brent Stainer

Tickets ($22) here.

 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter @ Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

By Amy Tan
Adapted by Desdemona Chiang

Ruth wants to be a better stepmother, a better daughter, a better person. When she discovers the unheard story of her mother’s childhood, she realizes it isn’t too late to build the life she wants. Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

(Previews 6/9-10)

Tickets ($53.50) here.

 

miku, and the gods. @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm

By Julia Izumi

World premiere
Co-presented by Pork Filled Productions

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma Seiko wants to remember. And minor god Shara just wants people to include him in the conversation, you know? As they journey from the schoolyard to the river to the underworld and back again, Miku and company will learn what it actually takes to become a god. As funny as it is moving, miku, and the gods. is an epic adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm – and power beyond what one could ever desire.

Preview 6/15, opens 6/16

Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available to all) here.

 

Jul
7
Thu
Strawberry Jam: Water by the Spoonful – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

Young Hot Thespian presents Water by the Spoonful (written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Myles Romo). Elliot has returned from Iraq and is working at Subway while trying to jump-start his acting career. Scattered throughout the world in chat rooms, recovering addicts keep each other alive, and the boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. Young Hot Thespian is a theatre collective including Christian Zumbado, Tré Scott (from Strawshop’s Our Country’s Good), and Antonieta Castillo Carpio.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

Jul
8
Fri
Strawberry Jam: Water by the Spoonful – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

Young Hot Thespian presents Water by the Spoonful (written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Myles Romo). Elliot has returned from Iraq and is working at Subway while trying to jump-start his acting career. Scattered throughout the world in chat rooms, recovering addicts keep each other alive, and the boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. Young Hot Thespian is a theatre collective including Christian Zumbado, Tré Scott (from Strawshop’s Our Country’s Good), and Antonieta Castillo Carpio.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.

 

Jul
9
Sat
Strawberry Jam: Water by the Spoonful – Strawberry Theatre Workshop @ 12th Avenue Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

Show info:

Young Hot Thespian presents Water by the Spoonful (written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Myles Romo). Elliot has returned from Iraq and is working at Subway while trying to jump-start his acting career. Scattered throughout the world in chat rooms, recovering addicts keep each other alive, and the boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. Young Hot Thespian is a theatre collective including Christian Zumbado, Tré Scott (from Strawshop’s Our Country’s Good), and Antonieta Castillo Carpio.

Festival info:
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.

Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.

Music Series sold separately.