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Seattle’s Yun Theatre seeks to elevate drama based on Chinese and American stories 

Yun Theatre is a Seattle theatre company focusing on the intersection of Chinese and American identities and pursuing social justice for marginalized communities. This month, this company of artists will be present In Between:...

Shakespeare’s fantastical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” meets Hawaiian culture in Tacoma 

William Shakespeare’s fantastical romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream always emanates from a magical realm, and now, Tacoma Arts Live’s (TAL) rendition of this classic piece invites its audience to experience a combination of...

Seattle Opera and Tasveer enter partnership under 4Culture grant 

For four years, 4Culture and King County have administered a partnership to provide Cultural Facilities grants to remedy systematic racial inequity, and the current model for this program is called Building for Equity. The program...

Creative renaissance man Michael Yichao talks playwriting and Kenmore Quickies theater festival

For the third year running, As If Theatre Company is presenting its annual Kenmore Quickies, and this year the focus is on art. For three days in August, eight playwrights, eight directors, and thirteen...

Visual and multimedia artist Junko Yamamoto has two new exhibits in Seattle

Visual and multimedia artist Junko Yamamoto is sharing her work across Seattle this summer, with two new exhibits entitled All is One at the 4Culture Gallery and Cosmic Web at the J. Rinehart Gallery. All...

From hip-hop to Indian classical ballet, DANCE This will showcase diverse movement traditions

For 25 years running, the Seattle Theatre Group (STG) has produced DANCE This, an event in which STG’s Education & Community Engagement Department highlights the cultures and dance traditions of diverse communities around the...

Town Hall Seattle’s new director, David Song, is dreaming big

Seattle Town Hall’s new Executive Director David Song has been on a lifelong journey to his current role. After immigrating to the United States from South Korea and spending time during his childhood in...

“Good Enemy” play helps illuminate the changing perspectives that we attain over our lifespans 

  On June 12, local theatre company Pork Filled Productions staged a reading of a play by Yilong Liu entitled Good Enemy. Directed by Christie Zhao, this script-in-hand reading performance by actors took place at...

“Gendai Hyakki Yagyo/Modern Day Demon Parade,” an art show by local Marie Okuma Johnston,...

Local artist Marie Okuma Johnston is accustomed to dividing her time. As both an artist and an educator, she works creatively in the worlds of visual art and music. Now, Johnston is the 2023...

The Seattle International Dance Festival 2023 expands the bounds of movement

Each spring, the Seattle International Dance Festival hosts a wide variety of dance companies from around the world, and 2023 is no different. In the IE, we have featured SIDF in 2017, 2019, 2020,...