THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: (longer) One-Act Play Fest, The Good Fun Show and Coming Soon!

10460638_10205296865240708_7368675757386486161_oThursday December 18 at 7:30pm.

On the heels of the well-attended 10-minute play festival the past two summers running, Eclectic Theater presents an expansion on the construct: what happens when you offer playwrights a longer time slot to present their vision? (longer) One-Act Play Fest will answer that question: each evening exhibits a different combination of four slightly longer plays (up to 30 min apiece) by 7 different playwright/producers. Each team puts a production together without constraint of theme or style to see what can be created beyond the typical 10-minute boundary.

If you prefer a little slapstick with your ghostly black comedy or relish a little reimagining with your Shakespeare – if you’ve ever participated in marriage counseling or lived in an apartment there’s something here to pique your curiosity. From a dare at the top of a waterfall to a life change via a card game to the needle at the end of a tattoo gun, this play festival has it all in this Do-It-Yourself theatrical extravaganza!

Eclectic Theater’s (longer) One-Act Play Festival features plays by Lenore Bensinger,Mandy Canales, Len Goodisman, David Gordon, Chelsea LeValleyDan Niven, and Carolynne Wilcox and additionally, the talents of Lauren Anderson, Michael Ryan Blackwood, Molly Blades, David Booker, Stephen Bucheit, Karen Demasters, Tina Devrin, Kim Douthit, Jazzy Ducay, Ralph Fontaine, Alice Ghosti, Rhys Henley, Allison Irvine, Eva Jane, Isis KingJoanne KleinStephanie Mallard Couch, Conner Nedderson, Kendra PhillipsJane Ryan*,  Jessica Severance, Margie Slovan, Tom SpangenbergHannah Specter, Tom Stewart, Alex Trewain, Amber Zipperer and more!

The festival runs December 11-13 & 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 online at Brown Paper Tickets or $12 at the door. Free to AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members with card.

Eclectic Theater is located at 1214 10th Ave

(the south end of Capitol Hill)

Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 at Brown Paper Tickets: . 1-800-838-3006.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


good fun show LINE UP2

THE GOOD FUN SHOW is a monthly, late night comedy showcase that takes place every third Saturday of the month at (new location!) Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill and features a small, curated line-up of both local greats and special out of town guests performing longer sets!

Featuring this month:
(Comedy Womb, Put A Rainbow On It)
(Live Girls! Theater, Wine Shots)
and headliner
(Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SLO Comedy Fest)


Show starts at NEW TIME! 10:30 PM
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Buy advance tickets here!:]

Produced by Elicia Sanchez

JUST ADDED!! Comedian, filmmaker, one half of Kevin and Travis and my co-host for The Enematic Cinematic LIVES!!, Kevin Clarke will be doing a special guest set!


COMING SOON in 2015:


Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy in Three Acts written by Steve Treacy

Previews January 8-11, 2015. Opens January 15, 2015 and runs Thu-Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 2pm through February 7.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere directed by Kim Deskin and produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*! Starring Margaret Bicknell*, James Kelly*, Rik Deskin*, Jeremy Adams, Buddy Todd, Lara Fox and Christina Naficy*! With Costume Design by Holly L. Forbis! Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal! Stage-Managed by Barbara Cawley!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $20 online: $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.



“Seattle’s current best bet for the future of local comedy.” – City Arts Magazine

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30pm.

More info soon!



The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)

Produced by Arouet

February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source:

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14



Cornish Grad Shauna Freidenberger has a theatre project to be named that will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 10-April 1, 2015. More info soon!


Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here:

Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and tells you what to think about it.

This interactive show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.

A live theatrical performance of maximum rhetorical mayhem!

My 90-minute, one-person show combines an original monologue about how Shakespeare’s tragedy parallels my career as a union organizer with scenes from the play. The audience plays a substantial role in the performance by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen behind me–of the Roman mob during key scenes. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.

I draw from my experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” We consider the strategies used by the organizer, Cassius, to recruit Brutus (the “IP” or “influential person”) into the gang of assassins: from flattery, to mirroring, to finally calling the question. The frisson in the audience is palpable as they are compelled to consider the conspirators’ point of view. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience is made to jeer, sob, and roar with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterstroke. There are also more than a few laughs at the recognition of his brazenly ironic manipulation of Roman emotions.

This show surprises by knocking Shakespeare off of his hallowed pedestal and forcing audience members to wrestle with the ideas behind the play: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition. The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Elizabethan tragedy.


Seattle Fringe 2015

Wednesday, September 16- Sunday September 20, 2015.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is a 5-day annual theater festival featuring an eclectic mix of artists, from raw and untested to perfectly executed, in a variety of genres and styles. Originally existing from 1991 to 2003, the new Seattle Fringe Festival was reborn and debuted September 19th-23rd, 2012.

The fest features a mix of local and visiting artists, representing a huge variety of genres, all performing on some of the most prominent fringe theatre stages in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

Visit our website ( for more details and performer applications. And keep an eye on this page for all the latest news from the fest, our venues, performers and fans!


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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