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Announcing our 2018 Season

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Sound Theatre 2018 Season

The Human Family: Toward a Radical Inclusion

Sound Theatre presents a ground-breaking season unlike anything seen on Seattle stages.

In 2018, Sound Theatre is proud to mount a season of plays and events to consider the nature of THE HUMAN FAMILY. These offerings include unique productions of classic comedies, a Seattle premiere, Disability Theatre Project play-reading series of plays by disabled playwrights, art exhibitions, accessible performances and other experimental works as part of our Making Waves program.

“There are great innovations happening around the country in these creative, evolving dramatic forms of cultural inclusion; I believe we in Seattle are behind in embracing this exciting theatrical movement,” said producing artistic director  Teresa Thuman in a statement. “These days particularly, everybody needs to be invited to laugh, to love, to celebrate family and to dream of a better world. We also look forward to a long overdue conversation about the importance of people with disabilities in our art, our theatre, our storytelling and every aspect of our modern lives.”


February 24 – March 11, 2018

By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

Directed by Teresa Thuman, Assisted by Sadiqua Iman

Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory

Inclusive casting and the “chosen family” will be the centerpiece of this classic 1930’s comedy about a family living “to the beat of a different drum,”
Tee Dennard, a founding member of Seattle’s Group Theatre, and Shermona Mitchell lead this cast as Grandpa and his novelist daughter, Penny Sycamore.

Appropriate for all audiences.

Buy Tickets “You Can’t Take it With You”     Feb 22-Mar 11




An ASL-Mainstream Production  (American Sign Language)

Apr. 21st- May 12, 2018

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Howie Seago, Co-Directed by Teresa Thuman

12th AVE ARTS Mainstage

We are thrilled to welcome Howie Seago, well known to Seattle and Oregon Shakespeare Festival audiences, who will bring his vision and vast expertise in Deaf Theatre to this version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Seago and STC Artistic Director Teresa Thuman will team up to stage the Bard’s poetic text as both spoken and signed in ASL for Deaf and hearing audiences. Recommended for all audiences. This production is also part of the Spring 2018 city wide Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival.


Buy Tickets “ASL Midsummer Nights Dream”     Apr 21-May 12




August 4 – 25, 2018

By John Belluso

Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory

Seattle Premiere of this provocative and subversive play by the late John Belluso, a playwright who championed honest portrayals of people with disabilities. The older generation clashes with the younger in this “lacerating critique of altruism” (SF Weekly). Monty, a brilliant father who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair, spars with his care-taker daughter in the haunting relationship at the heart of this play that examines what it means to be disabled and marginalized in modern American society.

Contains Mature Content.

Buy Tickets “Rules of Charity”     Aug 4-Aug 25