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January 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Obituary: Christopher Zinovitch, former ArtsWest head

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: The Seattle theater community is saddened this week by the Thursday, Jan. 29, passing of director, actor and arts administrator Christopher Zinovitch,  the former artistic director of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in West Seattle. Mr. Zinovitch died  in Bismarck, N.D., where he was artistic director of Dakota Stage Limited. The…

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September 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

ArtsWest offers tickets to Balagan subscribers

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: ArtsWest cultural center in West Seattle announced it will present as planned the musical “Dogfight,” despite the loss of  the show’s co-producer, Balagan Theatre.  The Balagan board of directors announced last week that the nonprofit Seattle company was being disbanded, due to crippling financial shortfalls.  “Dogfight,”  about the…

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August 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

News from ArtsWest, Balagan Theatre — Part 2

Last week, we reported on some personnel and structural changes at ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre. Today, Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson has more news from these two local outfits. She writes:   The 1991 movie “Dogfight” depicts the unexpected romance between a wallflower waitress (Lili Taylor) and a young Marine (River Phoenix) about to be shipped off to…

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August 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

News from ArtsWest, Balagan Theatre

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: ArtsWest names director Mathew Wright, courtesy of ArtsWest. After a nationwide search, the board of directors of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery have chosen Mathew Wright as the West Seattle center’s  new artistic director, effective Sept. 1, 2014. Wright is a New Jersey native, with an MFA in directing from Temple University and many credits in…

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October 9, 2013 at 7:30 AM

News from ArtsWest, Taproot; what are the nation’s most-produced plays?

Along with all the new plays, there’s plenty of behind-the-scenes news from the theater world: –As the curtain went up on ArtsWest‘s new show, Lauren Gunderson’s “The Taming,” the theater also unveiled a redesigned logo and  website, a freshened-up Runnings Family Gallery, repairs and upgrades to plumbing and the theater floor, and plans to roll…

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August 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Director search is on at ArtsWest

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson:       The board of directors of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery has appointed a three-person artistic transition team to oversee the hiring of  directors for productions in ArtsWest’s 2013-14 theater season:  “Little Women, the Musical”; “The Little Dog Laughed”; and “Hair.” The team is composed of ArtsWest technical director Jill Beasley,…

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