This Week At Eclectic Theater, August 14-18, 2013: Summer Theatre Discussion Series, The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter and SketchFest Thunderdome!



Join us tonight, 7pm, August 14, 2013, for a FREE Q&A and discussion with a number of Seattle theater company managers and directors.

Discussion topics will include building your audience, sustainability, and development.

Speakers scheduled to appear include Douglas Staley of Theater Schmeater, Kristina Sutherland of Macha Monkey, Brendan Mack of STAGEright and Kayti Barnett of New Century.

Admission is free. However, seating is capped at 49, and priority will be given for those who RSVP here.

Co-hosted by Confrontational Theater Project, and Eclectic Theater.



Award-Winning American actor and Stanford Alum Yana Kesala (’06) brings her mother’s true story of immigration, anticipation and love to life in the critically acclaimed one woman show “The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter”.

Join Ms. Kesala for a SCW-exclusive performance of her show and a post-show artist talk (complete with Theo’s chocolate and a no-host bar.)

8pm, Saturday, August 17, 2013
Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave, Seattle)
Note: show is appropriate for ages 13+

Non-Member Price: $36.00
Member Price: $26.00

“Heartwarming and absolutely charming” says The Visitorium. “Nothing short of amazing…Simply Fantastic” says Montreal’s Bloody Underrated and the Victoria Times Colonist says “Phenomenal”.

New Year’s Eve, 1967. In New York City we meet Maya, a 24-year-old Ukrainian girl about to be married. With her husband-to-be already 2 hours late, she relives all the moments that brought her to this crossroads.
A 50-minute solo performance based on family stories, this is a true tale of Ukrainian heritage and American spirit that transcends time and warms the heart.

See video clip:

Ms. Kesala was voted Best Female Performance by CBC Radio for her acclaimed run at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Best of Festival at the Seattle Fringe Festival, and Spirit of the FRINGE Montreal.



Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 7pm.

The Thunderdome, is a free sketch comedy writing jam session extravaganza put on by SketchFest every month at the Eclectic Theater. Come hang out while we pitch around sketch ideas, break out into groups to write, and do group reads. This workshop is for people of all experience levels and anyone interested in comedy writing is encouraged to drop by!


About eclectictheater

Eclectic Theater is a professional theatre company in Seattle, WA., dedicated to producing and presenting original, contemporary and classic works for the stage and screen. Plays, Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy and more! Eclectic Theater is powered by Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuel innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at
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