THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Above The Timberline! Plus Coming Soon!


Above The Timberline

Thursday-Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm through August 29!

Imagine the early 1960’s in the Old West of Montana’s Rocky Mountains. This is the tall tale of Dan, Waylie and their friend Irish as they figure out their relationships!Sponsored by 4Culture!

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$25 General Admission at the door. $20 Advance ( and TPS Members. $15 for Union Members, Military and Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members!

Written by Local Seattle Playwright Jorj Savage

Directed by Greg LoProto

Featuring Lauren Huston, Alan Garcia and Nathan Wornian

with Music and Song by Andrew Barringer

Stage Managed by Emily Powell

Costume Design by Holly Forbis

Sound Design by Robert Blumenthal

Produced by Rik Deskin





Active Acting Seminar Taught by Charles Waxberg at Eclectic Theater  ShortHair3


For Immediate Release                                                                             08/04/15


Your talent lies in your choices.”  –Stella Adler

WHAT: Eclectic Theater is excited to host acclaimed acting coach Charles Waxberg in a dynamic and active workshop using the accessible, method-busting script-analysis techniques of Stella Adler. Previously offered exclusively to Theatre9/12company members, the seminar will consist of practical exercises and short scene work designed to merge the analytical side of script work with the limitless imagination of the individual performer. Based on The Actor’s Script—Script Analysis for Performers(written by Waxberg) participants will fortify their understanding of:

  • Beats
  • Characterization
  • Background
  • Given Circumstances
  • Dramatic Conflict
  • Styles
  • Largest Themes/Ruling Ideas that make entertaining performance into great theatre.

Students can participate fully in the workshop for $240, or audit and observe the process for $80. To register, please contact Rik Deskin at

WHO:  Charles Waxberg is a former student and close artistic associate of Stella Adler, having taught at both her New York and Los Angeles schools as well as internationally celebrated Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He is the artistic director of Theatre9/12 in Seattle.

WHERE: Eclectic Theater, 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA  98122

WHEN: Saturdays beginning August 29 (from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm) for 8 weeks, culminating on October 24 (no class Saturday September 5).

WHY: The strongest choices are those that collaborate closest with the script.  A playwright consciously and unconsciously suggests strong choices and offers clues to characterization, dramatic tension, and the greatest themes of the play or film. The actor’s job is to translate these clues into playable actions, observable characters, and  theatrical conflict. This course will instruct participants to do just that, and fills a void with respect to Adler’s teachings.


My First Sony-pictureMY FIRST SONY

is based on an Israeli best-seller novel, written by Benny Barbash.

This is a Seattle Premiere!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8pm

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 8pm

It is the story of the deterioration of an Israeli family, told by Yotam, an eleven year old child. Obsessed with documentation, he records everything in his children’s tape recorder, “My First Sony”. He follows the events and reports them accurately, a fact which emphasizes the comic aspect of painful developments in his life, such as his parents’ separation and the inevitable ending

“That night too I woke up and heard Mom and Dad arguing. Mom said to Dad that he was f-ing up her life with all his playing around, and his walking out on us and his moods, and she was fed up, fed up: and he answered back that it was hard for him too, and he felt stifled and stuck in a rut, and his time was running out and, he never succeeded in getting anything done; then she said that if he cried less over his wasted time he wouldn’t waste so much time; and he asked her not to be nasty”

Roy Horovitz’ MY FIRST SONY has become an international hit, touring and representing Israel in the last 19 years in U.S.A, Germany, Slovakia, South Africa, Egypt, The Netherlands, Czech Republic — enjoying rave international reviews:

“A beautiful and very well acted play… Not a dull moment. Horovitz is sensitive, natural and convincing. He successfully plays a child without falling into childishness, and gains sympathy without gushing ‘shmaltz’”
(the Daily Yediot Aharonot).

“Having toured My First Sony round the theater circuit for 15 years now, Horovitz has had plenty of time to nail the show, and this is one of those Fringe moments where you feel you’ve found a real bargain.”
(Prague Post)

These performances are part of the larger North American tour, which includes additional performances at the Vancouver Fringe, Toronto and Montreal.

General Admission is $25. $20 Advanced/TPS. $15 for Union/Military/Veterans as well as a secret code for special guests. $12 for Students/Seniors.

Advance Tickets are available at

For more information and interviews,

please contact Roy Horovitz at: , +972-522-555716

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:30pm.

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A public access late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez, with her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah and filmed in front of YOU, our live television studio audience! 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!

At Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 in advance at, $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!

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Sponsored by 4Culture!



Midnight Mystery Theater

Written by John Ruoff. Performed by John Ruoff and the Midnight Mystery Theater Players!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10 in advance at and $12 at the door.

(Co-written with Nate Maddox)

Lois Lockwood; hard hitting reporter for the Evening Harold and Maude, is assigned to cover the American tour of “You’re a Decent Chap, Charlie Brown” starring the world’s greatest actor; Sir Cornball Rupy, When the star is murdered aboard the Disoriented Express, the world’s greatest detective Herfule LaFaux is called in to accuse everybody of the crime.

Gail Wamba stars as Lois Lockwood.


Captain Twaddle; seeker of lost cities and his expedition team go to the Amazon in search of a lost civilization which invented algebra and the salad spinner in the same afternoon. Danger and adventure mount as an evil witch, a disgruntled gnome, a giant, and a poor sense of direction stand in the way of a mysterious discovery.

Phillip Keiman stars as Captain Twaddle.

The cast includes Susan Connors, Josie DeLellis (Prompter), Phil Keiman, Josh Kibbey (Sound effects) , Nate Maddox, Chris Mathews, John Ruoff, Gail Wamba. Introducing MMT guests Jared Holloway-Thomas and Christopher Julian!

Music TBA.

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The Improvinati

Friday, September 25 at 8pm.

Tickets are $10 Advance at:, $12 at the door!

Join us for the next Improvinati meeting where your secrets inspire the show. The meeting will be at the Eclectic Theater where we will be turning Capitol Hill into Capitol Thrill…

  • The Improvinati aims to bring laughter and light into the dark places of the collective human soul.
  • Long Description

    The Improvinati has determined that it is time to once again hold regular meetings. The world is becoming dull and drab and our influence over the spheres of power is slipping. We must act now to regain control and bring humanity back towards laughter and light!

    Brothers Justin Lund, Tom Roe, John Stevens, and Kelsey Todd have been appointed as our public face and will be facilitating this humorous shift in a quiet corner of the world, the Pacific Northwest.

    Brothers Bryan Higa and Kevin Zimmerman have been sent to gain a toehold in other major US cities.

    Mankind’s existence as we know it is in question. The Improvinati must prevail.

    Please stay tuned for announcements of future engagements.


    Question: Who are the Improvinati?

    Answer: Well, YOU are! You would not have received this communication were you not. You are obviously one of our many uncountable members.

    Question: I do not recall joining the Improvinati. I think you may have added me by mistake. Is this some kind of secret society?

    Answer: No, the Improvinati is THE secret society which all other secret societies emerged from. It is so pervasive and so secret that you most likely already became a member at some point but forgot.

    Re-member today! All that is necessary to become a member in good standing once again is simply to attend your next local meeting and pay your dues at the door.

    Question: When was the Improvinati founded?

    Answer: In time immemorial. The Improvinati was born the same day that the mysterious, powerful, and transformative power of laughter was released into the world.

    The day that the complexity, tediousness, strife, hunger, fear, cold, and unpredictable nature of the universe built up inside of a fed-up hominid and erupted!

    However, that day, unlike so many countless days before, that stress emerged not as violence, but as laughter. At first the Hominid was shocked by this nervous alchemical reaction, but soon the joy that emanated from it coursed through its veins. In pure ecstasy it looked up defiantly into the cosmos with serotonin and dopamine pumping trough its body and tears of joy streaming down its cheeks.

    Laughter became language and soon the first tribes were formed. Society was quickly and naturally divided into two distinct groups; those who got the joke, and those who didn’t.



Winter Bird

Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, October 1.
Opening Night is Friday, October 2.
Runs Thu-Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 2pm thru Sunday, October 25.

A Gothic Fantasy about a librarian and a sub-arctic vampire.

written by Steve Treacy

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

A World Premiere directed by Tony Doupe and produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*! Starring Margaret Bicknell*, Damien Charboneau, Christina Naficy*, Michael Oaks, Mark Abel* and Buddy Todd! With Costume Design byHolly L. Forbis! Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal! Scenic Design by Dan Story!

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.

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Sponsored by Discovery Bay Players.


Troupe Comique

7:30pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tickets are $10 Online (link coming soon) and $12 at the door.

More info soon!




November 6 & 7 at 8pm and November 8 at 2pm.

Perched on the roof of his doghouse, armed only with a typewriter and a rare imagination, a dog attempts to adapt after an unusual hurricane washed him out to sea. Inspired by Charles Shultz’ iconic beagle and leading science surrounding extreme climatic events, Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century is a multi-disciplinary tour-de-force arousing hope in the face of disasters caused by climate change.  

Written and performed by Jeremy Pickard
Music composed and performed by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Stage managed by Harry Poster
Set by Michael Minahan
Costumes by Preesa Adeline Bullington
Lighting by Owen Walz
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain

Created in collaboration with climate scientists from Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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Sponsored by 4Culture and Eclectic Theater.

Run time: 55min

Tickets will go on sale soon!


In Suspense

Pay-What-You-Can-Preview on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Opens on Friday, November 13, 2015 and runs Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through November 28 (no performance on Thanksgiving Day).

Written by Leonard D. Goodisman.

Five lives are put at stake when Marie, a high school sophomore, gets suspended from school for an alleged computer attack and begins to believe she may truly not belong. Her parents, sensing this is their fight as well, jump up to take action against the school principal, who believes she has done the best she can in carrying out the suspension. However, tensions rise when Marie’s father meets a lawyer who proudly tells him of the biggest accomplishment of his career – the very law that made Marie’s suspension so easy – and everyone begins to face the reality that their “best” may have led them down a darker path than intended.

Directed by Megan Brewer

Produced by Rik Deskin

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Sponsored by 4Culture.

$20 Advance Tickets are here:
$25 General Admission.



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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