A Vietnamese boy journeys with his mother from the fall of Saigon to a Viet Cong re-education camp in the jungle, then to a refugee camp in Thailand, and, finally, to America. But in the New World he faces a turbulent passage to manhood shaped by his estranged father and by his own estrangement in the land of snow, hip-hop, urban gangs, and clashing cultures. A riveting immigrant drama that vividly depicts what it's like to become American while you're haunted by the ghosts of Viet Nam.A beautiful and powerful story about becoming a man and becoming American.
A Moment From Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam
Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam by Trieu Tran with Robert Egan. September 7 - October 7.
The Pinter Pause
Take a look at our latest promo about the well known but often misunderstood, "Pinter Pause."
A Moment From The Pinter Festival
Check out our "Moment From" giving you a sneak peak of "Celebration" from our current run of The Pinter Festival Now - Aug 26!
CHL - Pinter Fortnightly Interview w/Frank Corrado
At ACT Theatre's last Pinter Fortnightly 2 very special guests spoke with Frank Corrado. Harry Burton talks about his experience making the documentary film "Working With Pinter" and Harold Pinter's friend and long time collaborator Henry Woolf shares his thoughts on working with the Nobel Prize winning playwright.
One Slight Hitch Behind the Scenes
Take a look behind the scenes of ACT Theatre's presentation of One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black!!! June 8 - July 8
The Pitmen Painters Promo
A transforming, true story of friendship, aspiration, and the power of art from the acclaimed writer of Billy Elliot.
First Date - Behind The Scenes
Check out our premiere Behind The Scenes video from ACT's 2012 Main Stage season!
Carlo Scandiuzzi's Donor Appeal
It's never been a better time to join ACT's Circle of Donors. From now until June 30, ACT's Leadership will match any new or increased gift to the theatre up to $150,000!
Double Indemnity - Notes
An interview with the adapters & director of ACT's Double Indemnity.
Double Indemnity - Kurt's Letter
A welcome letter from Kurt Beattie, ACT's Artistic Director.
June 17, 2013 –
Every Role Costs You Something – Marya Sea Kaminski on Other Desert Cities
Every role costs you something. This is what my friend and colleague Timothy always reminds me when we are in a spirited conversation about character and process. Playing Brooke Wyeth in Victor Pappas’ production of Other Desert Cities at ACT is an emotionally expensive endeavor. Some of her tragic circumstances slice clean to my bones [...]
June 14, 2013 –
#SeattleConnects – Say Hi to Julia!
Hi, my name is Julia! I am originally from Richmond, VA, and I am a rising Junior Drama Major at Kenyon College. This summer, I am working at ACT as a marketing intern, focusing mainly on the upcoming production of Middletown and bringing it beyond the theatre walls and around the city through Farmer’s Markets all [...]
June 11, 2013 –
The Challenge of Memoir
The Challenge of Memoir by guest blogger Jennifer Worick I just saw Other Desert Cities and my jaw is still on the floor. See, usually I research the play or film I’m going to see. I don’t mind a spoiler. But in the case of this remarkable play, I went in blind and came out [...]
June 03, 2013 –
Creating the look of Other Desert Cities
Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities is a show of great style and substance. A tightly spun, witty drama, the audience is treated to some of the best verbal tennis in the theater. Speaking of tennis, there are some pretty great tennis costumes (cool transition right?). Today we focus on the style part of Other Desert [...]
May 20, 2013 –
Reesa Reviews: Assisted Living
The young don’t think much about what will happen 20, 40, even 60 years down the line. But as Assisted Living documents—quite hilariously—early abuse equals later pain. This world premiere by Seattle actor and playwright Katie Forgette tells the story of a rag-tag bunch of senior citizens who are reinvigorated and united by a newcomer. [...]