Eclectic Theater (ET) is a professional theatre company formed out of The Green Theatre Project at Cornish College of The Arts in 2000, which manifested itself soon after as Green Theatre Productions, founded by Rik Deskin. Green Theatre produced eco-friendly productions at the Nippon Kan Theater, Theatre 4, the Historic University Theater, Center House Theatre, and Summer Shakespeare in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, and Auburn. In 2006, the company evolved into Eclectic Theater Company, becoming the managing resident company at Odd Duck Studio, with a new mission statement: to produce original, contemporary, and classic works for the stage and screen. In 2013, Odd Duck Studio was renovated and renamed Eclectic Theater.
ET produces Plays, and presents Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy, Screenplay Readings, Films and more year-round!
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Currently, Eclectic Theater produces and presents three mainstage productions as well as co-producing year-round and regular productions by Fantastic Z, and more! We rent our theater to artists who wish to produce theatre, Improv, sketch and stand-up comedy and film projects.
Eclectic Theater has been an artistic incubator for many theatre and film artists.
In the future, Eclectic Theater hopes to produce more work by local playwrights, edgy classic productions, local, independent film, and unite the neighborhood in supporting local work.
Managing Artistic Director
Rik Deskin is a professional actor, director, stage manager and stagehand with 28 years of experience in theater, film, TV, internet and radio. He’s the founding artistic director of Eclectic Theater in Seattle and curates all programming. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, Mr. Deskin is also a member of SAG-AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity. Rik is an advocate for actors and artists and is the President for the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local and part of the Sandbox Artists Collective sponsored by Freehold Theatre Lab.
Rik is a co-star in the Sci-Fi Web-Series Look Up In The Sky . Recent film projects have been roles in the short films Protecting The Family, Beautiful Oblivion, Wyatt Steps Out, Queen of Wands, Sausage Fest; Bleed Out; and the feature film, The Standard. Recent theater projects have been roles in Of Mice And Men, Macbeth and Hamlet, as well as roles in Across A Little Red Marker, September Skies, and more for Eclectic Theater. Some other companies Mr. Deskin has worked with are ACT, Thalia’s Umbrella, SIFF, The Film School, On The Boards, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, Bellevue Civic Theater and Theater Schmeater.
Rosemary Poole-Carter, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, lives in Houston, Texas. Her work includes What Remains, a mystery novel; Juliette Ascending, a young adult novel; Women of Magdalene, a historical suspense novel; Mossy Cape, a play for young audiences based on Southern folklore; and the adult dramas, The Little Death, set in the French Quarter of old New Orleans, and Inconvenient Women, set in a Louisiana asylum.
As a child, seeing Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, she was impressed by Big Daddy’s emphasis on the word “mendacity,” a word that continues to resonate for her in her fictional creations.
Southern Gothic Writings, Rosemary’s blog, is located at: http://southerngothicwritings.blogspot.com
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