THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Acting On Camera Classes plus Coming Soon!

Acting On Camera Classes in Capitol Hill by STS Film Academy in Collaboration with Seattle’s Eclectic Theater

January 24, 2015 (Seattle, Washington)

STS Film Academy will join forces with Eclectic Theater to offer a brand new series of on-camera acting classes focused on preparing local, working actors for upcoming film, television, commercial and new media projects in the greater Seattle area.

For many years STS Film Academy has successfully empowered actors of all levels with the tools and confidence necessary for acting on-camera. Eclectic Theater has been an artistic incubator for many theatre and film actors for over a decade. Its edgy but intimate space in the heart of Capitol Hill provides the perfect stage for a dynamic acting class that delivers quality on-camera training and professional experience in a safe and nurturing environment.

Beginning February 21st, actors will have the opportunity to develop their on-camera acting skills and techniques though classes exploring Meisner’s definition of acting: Living Truthfully under Imaginary Circumstances.

Acting on Camera I: Living Truthfully is a foundational acting class that focuses on performing believably in front of the camera. How can you be naturally dynamic in front of the camera? What are the core differences between acting on stage and on camera? What on-camera techniques are necessary for the actor? What does it mean to act in different framing? This is the perfect class for beginners or stage actors looking to develop fundamental on-camera acting skills and gain essential performance experience in front of the camera. This class will meet Saturdays, 11am-2pm, beginning February 21st – March 14th. Rates: $225.00. Capacity: 8-12 students. To sign up, please visit:

Acting on Camera II: Imaginary Circumstances is an intermediate class that focuses on developing and utilizing the imaginary world of the story to enhance the actor’s on-camera performance. Using text analysis, character profiles, acting exercises and on-camera techniques, actors will bring their scenes to life with dynamic characters, who have complete freedom within the form of the multiple camera shots. Participation in this class is audition-based to ensure readiness for the class material. This class will meet Saturdays, 3pm-6pm, beginning February 21st – March 14th. Rates: $225.00. Capacity: 8-12 students. To schedule an audition, please contact: Joseph Yang at

Instructors, Joseph Steven Yang and Anya-Maria Ruoss, are working actors with many years of professional experience. They’ve worked with Pulitzer and Tony award winning writers, world renowned directors, and an Academy Award winning actor for production companies such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Skype, Verizon, WA Lottery, Seattle Repertory Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, WET, Village Theater and many more. After earning MFA degrees in acting from the prestigious University of Washington, they taught acting classes at both the University and the Hollywood studio levels, private coached professional actors in Los Angeles & Seattle and provided innovative, online acting classes with STS Film Academy.

Rik Deskin, Eclectic Theater’s Managing Artistic Director, is an actor and director with 28 years of professional experience. As a member of both SAG-AFTRA and AEA, he’s worked for production companies such as Oracle Films, Veer West Pictures, ACT, OTB, Book-It, TAG and many more. He is also a board member for the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local and a part of the Sandbox Artists Collective. Leonard D. Goodisman, Eclectic Theater’s Development Director, is a resident playwright whose work has been frequently produced in Seattle and New York. As strong advocates for actors and artists, they are especially interested in providing local actors access to professional-level training to help them prepare for the ever-growing on-camera performance opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.

Anya Ruoss

STS Marketing Director

(206) 486-4248


Leonard Goodisman

ET Development Director

(206) 353-1636




Saturday, February 14 at 10:30pm! Wilfred Padua (opened for Michael Ian Black)Brent Flyberg (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and Tanner Hodgeson (Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival)

$10 Online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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

Bringing you great National and local comedy to venues all over Seattle.



Saturday, February 21 at 10:30pm

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

We are kicking off the inaugural NTL with the comedic talents of local likables,  and SCOTT LOSSE! As well as some special guests, including: A tamer of the Animal Kingdom! The Original Gak Band! Feats of Strength with a real life Seattle Superhero! And a closing comedy performance by Portland treasure, the amazing BRI PRUETT!

Tickets are $10 in advance (, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!



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:

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.


Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.

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


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

Advanced Tickets are available here:

Coming in March, Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: 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 Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at



Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

A black GI in Korea falls in love with a pregnant Korean girl and wants to marry her, despite the most “well-intentioned” objections of their families and the army. The couple marries and moves to the States, bringing a bit of Korea along with them. Cultural misunderstandings continue to pursue them, but their quiet love and mutual respect eventually triumphs.

$25 General Admission. $20 TPS and Online (Link available soon). $15 for Military/Veteran/Union. $12 Students/Seniors. FREE for SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members.


Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.


Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.


Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.


Seattle Fringe 2015

Thursday, September 16- Sunday September 26, 2015.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is a 6-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. No connection between the two festivals.

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!


Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

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 produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

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

Tickets are $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.



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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