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August 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Theater news: The Rep taps Kaminski, Pocket Theatre opens

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes …

Noted local stage actor and  former Cornish College of the Arts instructor Marya Sea Kaminski has been named the new associate artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.  She takes over the job from  Braden Abraham, who has been promoted to the post of Seattle Rep artistic director, following the sudden recent death of the previous a.d., Jerry Manning.

Kaminski has been a very active figure in the Seattle theater community over the past decade on numerous fronts.  As a leading actor in town,  she has appeared in major roles at many local theaters with stand-out turns at Seattle Rep in “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” and “Clybourne Park;” at ACT Theatre in “Other Desert Cities;” and in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s “Electra.”  She has also written, performed and toured half a dozen solo pieces,  and created and starred in a rock musical (“Riddled”).  Currently she is in the cast of Intiman’s upcoming production of “Angels in America.”

Kaminski holds a B.A. in theater arts from University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree from the University of Washington’s Professional Actors Training Program.  With other PATP grads, Kaminski was a founder and  co-artistic director of  WET (Washington Ensemble Theatre), and directed several shows for the company.

Pocket Theatre opens

The Greenwood district has a new theater space:  The Pocket Theatre,  at 8312 Greenwood Ave.  N. near  North 85th Street – a hop, skip and a jump from the neighborhood’s long-established Taproot Theatre.  The Pocket Theatre offers theater arts classes, as well as theatrical, musical and comedy performances. Quite unusually,   the company charges no rental fee to those seeking a place to put on a show.   More information at http://thepocket.org.

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