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May 8, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Jerry Manning memorial announced by Seattle Rep

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: A tribute to the late theater artist and administrator Jerry Manning will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 2, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Rep has announced on its website. Mr. Manning, the theater’s artistic director since 2010 and a Rep staffer since 2001, had been a respected…

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May 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Jerry Manning, Seattle Rep artistic director, dies

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: Jerry Manning, artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre since 2010, died in Seattle on Wednesday night while recovering from surgery for a congenital heart defect. Mr. Manning was 58. The death came as a shock to Mr. Manning’s wide circle of friends and colleagues in Seattle and beyond. In…

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April 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

NEA awards $653,000 to Seattle arts groups

The National Endowment for the Arts announced 24 grants to Seattle-area groups this week, totaling $653,000. Thirty grants were awarded statewide in this round of funding. Some of the recipients are listed below; a complete national list is available from the NEA. –5th Avenue Theatre, $50,000, to support a production of the Lerner-Loewe musical “Paint Your…

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February 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM

August Wilson contest winners announced

Winners of the fourth annual Seattle August Wilson Monologue Competition have been chosen, Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced; all three students received cash and a trip to New York, where they’ll compete in the national finals.  Entrants were asked to perform a monologue from one of the plays in Wilson’s Century Cycle. First place and…

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February 14, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Seattle Rep’s 6 new commissions

Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned six plays for this year’s New Play Festival, Rep management has just announced. The fest, still in its early planning stages, will kick off the theater’s 2014-15 season, and includes readings and workshops. Listed here are the works chosen and some info about each, taken from the Rep’s announcement: Braden…

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January 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Musical chairs: Nirvana out, Shackleton love story in

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: The Seattle avatar of grunge will just have to wait.  An early explorer of the Antarctic has first dibs now, in Balagan Theatre’s lineup of new musicals. The company had planned to bring “Nirvanov,” a theater piece conflating the life of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain with Anton Chekhov’s…

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December 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Actor Christopher Evan Welch had deep Seattle roots

Actor Christopher Evan Welch, a native Texan well-known to Seattle audiences from his school/work here, died Monday in Los Angeles. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson shares this: There are some actors whose mere presence produces a jolt: when they step on stage, the electricity crackles and recharges the atmosphere.  That was often my experience watching Christopher…

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July 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Seattle Rep wins $50K Ford Foundation grant

The Seattle Repertory Theatre is one of five regional theaters selected to receive a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, which honors companies celebrating 50 years in operation. The monies are earmarked for the commission, workshops and premieres of new plays and musicals.  The Rep currently runs several active play development programs, including the New Play Festival and the Writers Group,…

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