2017 Season

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AMPLIFY!  Raising Women’s Voices:

Sound Theatre company is proud to present our 2017 Season:

“AMPLIFY!  Raising Women’s Voices”; Sound Theatre’s 11th season takes advantage of its strong recognition to amplify female artists in the theatre and emphasize the roles of emerging female artists of color.

Each play in the 2017 season is written by women and will be staged by female directors.


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 by Keiko Green 

Directed by Kaytlin McIntyre
April 13- May 7
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory

Presented in Collaboration with Seattle’s Umbrella Project

– A world premiere from one of Seattle’s preeminent theatre artists, Keiko Green, Nadeshiko tells the stories of two generations of Asian women who are reclaiming their power from idealized perceptions of beauty.



By Katori Hall

Directed by Malika Oyetimein

July 13- 30
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory

Presented in Collaboration with the Hansberry Project

– Seattle premiere of sensational young playwright Katori Hall’s (The Mountaintop, Hurt Village) first play about Blues music and Black life in her native Memphis Tennessee during the 1930s.  MORE>>



By Polly Pen, Peggy Harmon, and Christina Rosetti
Directed by Teresa Thuman
August 10 – 27
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory

– A dark and atmospheric musical about two grown sisters in the Victorian age who revisit their sexually charged childhood fantasies in an imaginary world of seductive goblins.  MORE>>



Amplification is a method used by female staffers in Obama’s White House to ensure women’s voices and ideas are heard and recognized. When a woman makes a key point, other women in the administration repeat it, giving credit to its author. Sound Theatre Company strives to use this method as a inspiration for its future seasons.
In addition to staging work by female playwrights and hiring a team of all-female directors, Sound Theatre is upping its commitment to Seattle’s working artists by doubling pay to actors contracted for their upcoming season.