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Sound Theatre Company MISSION

Sound Theatre Company empowers artists to give voice to the dignity and diversity of the human experience–moving audiences toward a more just and compassionate world.

Our Vision

Sound Theatre Company envisions a world that joyfully nurtures the creation of transformative theatre experiences and celebrates the open, honest and truthful exchange of diverse and inclusive voices.

EQUITY STATEMENT

Sound Theatre Company commits to the work of embracing inclusivity and diversity. Through our programming, casting, hiring, audience building and volunteer recruitment practices, we create an organization that models and builds the inclusive society we envision by treating everyone with respect, without judgment or bias.

VALUES

COMMUNITY

We recognize the unique communal bond that is created when artists and audiences convene for stories presented in live performance. We value the contributions of all members of this community and the healthy, evolving relationships that are strengthened by theatre: artists, audience, staff, volunteers, donors and community partners.

COLLABORATION

We embrace the possibilities that are imagined and forged during the creation of theatrical work. We seek out collaborations with other arts, education and social service organizations in our effort to create a more robust and reflective civil society.

INTEGRITY

We are dedicated to truth, transparency, accountability, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. We believe in creating innovative works within the artist-centered and fiscally-responsible limits we have established since our founding.

EXCELLENCE

We relentlessly pursue artistic excellence across a broad range of theatrical genres drawing from and enhancing the talents of our artistic community to consistently deliver moving, acclaimed and award-worthy productions.

INNOVATION

We bring innovative and expressive works to life by challenging our artists to take thoughtful, creative risks and by providing a safe, supportive and inclusive working environment.

MENTORSHIP

We bring established and emerging artists together to enhance their mutual artistic and professional journeys. As needed, we provide mentorship, coaching, professional

SOUND THEATRE COMPANYansebhule-040.JPG  presents highly theatrical work inspired by language and music while showcasing professional and emerging talent in the Seattle area.

 

Sound Theatre Company History

Founded in 2006 for a production of Tempest on the Lake, staged at Lake Sammamish, STC has been producing artist-led, quality theatre exploring language and meaning ever since.  See our production history.

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Teresa Thuman - Producing Artistic Director

TERESA THUMAN (Producing Artistic Director)

launched Sound Theatre Company in 2006 with the site-specific production of The Tempest performed in the water and on the shore of Lake Sammamish, WA.

Teresa previously acted in the dual capacity of Director/Producer for Dead Woman Home, which performed in Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and the Philipines. Directing credits include the award winning Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and the critically acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof (CLO) and Urinetown (BPA).

Other Seattle credits include The Book of Nathan (Theater Schmeater); Anything Goes, High Society, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra(CLO); Kiss Me, Kate, Little Shop of Horrors for Bainbridge Performing Arts; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tartuffe and Oliver! for Driftwood Players; Pericles for Cornish and numerous new-work projects for the Mae West Fest, Fringe Festival, Theatre4Play Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, TPS Beyond the Frame, Theatre Babylon and the Experimental Theatre Project. Other directing credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Henry V, Woyzeck, Damien, True West, As You Like It, Prelude to a Kiss, The Loman Family Picnic, Yours Anne and On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning).

At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival she served as Assistant Director for The Merchant of Venice and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Teresa has taught at UW School of Drama PATP, Cornish College, Freehold ETI and served eight years as an Artist-in-Residence at PCPA Theatrefest in California, where she taught in the Conservatory and acted in over 30 productions.