Steadily increasing rental rates throughout Seattle have limited performance and rehearsal options for the artists responsible for making Seattle such a vibrant city. In 2019, UHeights partnered with over a dozen local theatrical groups to provide them affordable space in exchange for performances and workshops that are open to the community. We had a packed schedule of diverse and unique performances and shows throughout the year!
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Afsaana, in Urdu, means a story. Afsaana Dance Company, established in 2011, focuses on storytelling Bollywood style!
ADC believes that Bollywood is a melting pot of dance styles from around the world.
The ADC style of choreography takes the audience on a journey, not just focusing on the latest and greatest songs of today, but also creating pieces that go back to the era of that music.
ADC creates routines that truly interpret the 'Afsaana'. ADC's mission is to transform our students into powerful dancers and performers.
Any magician can pull a rabbit out of a hat, but Evan the Great can make smiles appear on even the sternest and most skeptical of faces. Any illusionist can float a lady -- or saw one in half -- but no one is better than award-winning magician Evan Reynolds at conjuring up a sense of wonder in the hearts of children and adults alike. Whether he's guessing a card, wiggling out of a straight jacket, or reading minds, Evan the Great lives up to his billing as a dynamic, interactive, and very, very funny entertainer.
Jet City Improv offers hilarious improv shows, improv classes, original shows, corporate improv classes, and outreach work based out of a bright yellow theater in Seattle’s University District.
Jet City Improv was founded in 1992 by Andrew McMasters and Mike Christensen as Seattle’s own improvised comedy show: more games, more comedy, no points or rules.
Our productions and events focus on under-invited communities and highlight topical stories that need telling. Through new, existing, and devised work we aim to inspire our audiences and give them direct access to organizations that turn their inspiration into action. Everything we produce benefits our charity partners, as well as the artists creating the work. We strive to reach into diverse neighborhoods to engage all demographics in spaces that serve the pieces, inspire us, and activate our communities.
Trial and Error was founded in 2013 to present inclusive and thought-provoking productions for a wide range of audiences. We are committed to supporting artists of the Puget Sound region and beyond in getting their work out into the world.
Albatross Theatre Lab provides early-career theatre artists with space to both cultivate and showcase their unique artistic visions. Building from a strong community base, Albatross highlights the exciting, imaginative work being produced by emerging artists in the Seattle theatre community, while also encouraging these artists to experiment, grow, and develop their own creative voices. Albatross was founded by a small group of former members of The Bathhouse Ensemble (BE).
Filament: A Collab Lab is a lab theatre company that was co-founded by three multi-disciplinary artists in October 2016. Brittany Allyson, Nathan Brockett, and Sophia Franzella wanted to make a platform for artists to play, explore, and experiment without fear of "failure". Since its inception, Filament has retained the belief that collaboration and play (not money) are the most important aspects of creation. Making professional theatre accessible to ALL people is Filament's major purpose: to illuminate all lives with art regardless of income.
Pork Filled Productions is the theater offshoot of the long-running sketch comedy group, The Pork Filled Players. PFP is the oldest Asian American drama group in the Pacific Northwest and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of Asian American theatre by tackling non-traditional subject matters for Asian American theatre, ranging from sketch comedy to steampunk to supernatural romantic comedies to kung fu Shakespeare zombies.
Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre transforms the lives of children, ages 5 – 18 through active participation in theatre arts combining a fun and supportive atmosphere with professional standards. Children of all skill levels and backgrounds are challenged and supported while developing their mental, physical, emotional, social and creative potential through the joy and discipline of live theatre.
The process of artistic collaboration is a mirror for global partnerships and intercultural communication. It involves a balance between expressing one’s own aspirations, becoming sensitive to the vision of others, finding common ground while standing one’s own ground, paying attention to process, and negotiating a dynamic and harmonious outcome.We encourage audiences to learn from the past. We inspire them to vividly experience the present. We forge a better future by inviting all people into the creative enterprise, to become creators.
Parley is a collective of Seattle playwrights committed to the long-term development of one another's work. We provide a protected space in which to welcome the unguarded, authentic expression of our differences to the stage.
Seattle Modern Opera Company (SMOC) is a very new company in Seattle, WA. Created by one of the co-founders of OperaMuse, SMOC wants to bring opera into the modern age. By modernizing the texts and translating them into English, SMOC performs the classics in a way you’ve never seen them before!
Founded in 2010, eSe Teatro honors self-definition and inclusion, striving to represent all the colors in the “rainbow of brown” of our Latinidad. Our affiliated artists range from immigrants to U.S. born, Spanish-speaking, and non-Spanish-speaking, representing cultures and heritages from all over The Americas and Caribbean.
Our mission is to empower local Latino artists to create, produce and promote professional theater in English, Spanish, bilingual and Spanglish.; and to provide a voice for Latino artists as well as Latino communities by sharing culturally and socially relevant stories through our innovative programming, workshops, and initiatives.
Infinity Box Theatre Project uses theater to ask questions about the human consequences of science and technology. Through quality storytelling, we explore the humanity of science, and our post-play conversations invite people to talk together about how science and technology will affect their future.
Our vision is a world where everyone has both the right and opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions about changes in science and technology, and participates in decisions about where these changes will take us.
Whether theater is your life, or you try and squeeze it in where possible, Penguin works hard to make space for you. A space where thorny questions are a source of joy. Together, we build hope - celebrating, discovering, and creating work being done towards a shared vision of justice and joy.
We redefine and revitalize community theater. Making theater is hard. Collaborative storytelling is complex. Penguin Productions celebrates this complexity. We center stories that fuel our future with hope, resilience, interconnection, and joy.
Amontaine Aurore is the Founder and Artistic Director of Ten Auras Productions. Ten Auras' mission is to bring unique, thought-provoking, and culturally and socially relevant theatrical productions and publications to those seeking entertainment and education that dares to veer from the beaten path. We seek to provide an opportunity for creative people (actors, directors, choreographers, writers, musicians, etc.) to bring their visions, hearts, and souls to the table in an open and energetic exchange. We aim to mess with your mind, educate the heart, scintillate the funny bone.