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Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming shows, staged readings, classes, community partnership events, and more.
All times Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Go here to view recordings of virtual offerings and events that have already taken place.

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Gallery Exhibit: No New Normal by Wendi YuLing

November 5 – December 18  •  FREE

Artist Wendi YuLing brings you No New Normal, an interactive art exhibit and participatory reflection on the pandemic, the rituals of care we've developed as a result, and a dreaming for the future. This large-scale art installation will be on display in the Ellyn Bye Studio Lobby throughout the run of Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

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Brown Branch Presents: Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Mon, Dec 19, 7:30 p.m.  •  $40*

Celebrate the holiday season with a big band musical tribute to Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, led by Brown Branch (Domo Branch and Charlie Brown III) and a 15-piece jazz band.

The title "Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B" above a Victorian door with a frosted window revealing the silhouettes of two women.

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B

January 14 – February 12, 2023

A bold, feminist take on the iconic crime-fighting duo! This wonderfully farcical comedy packs non-stop laughs and crime-fighting hijinks galore.

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Autobiographical Devising for Solo Performance with Katherine Murphy Lewis

January 23 – February 27  •  $180*

This multi-session workshop for, women and femme-identified people, uses physical exploration, research, writing, construction, and editing to develop new solo material and the tools to support the creation of future artistic visions. Ideal for theater makers and performers who want to reclaim agency over their creative lives — and anyone else who has a story to tell!

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Winter Teen Academy: Scene Work with Nicole Marie Green

January 29 – March 5  •  $125

Calling all teens! Are you looking to expand your acting skills and be the best scene partner you can be for your fellow actors? In this class, we will dig deep into scene study, character motivation, and active listening, while learning the necessary questions to ask in every rehearsal situation. You'll develop fuller characters and deeper relationships on stage by partnering in scene work — and have lots of fun too!

The title "Young Americans" above artwork of a yellow audio cassette whose tape becomes a tree-lined highway on which a yellow car drives.

Young Americans

February 11 – March 26, 2023

With Bowie blaring from a mixtape, two road trips veer back and forth in time, as an upbeat father and his jaded daughter take a journey that mirrors the father’s life-changing road trip 20 years earlier.

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Improvisation Classes for Beginners

Jan 8, Feb 12, & Mar 12  •  $5-$25 sliding scale

Whether you're looking to get more confident in social situations, think quicker on your feet, or get in touch with your imaginative side, this once-a-month improv class will set you on the path to success!

The title "Where We Belong" overlaid on a photo of a woman, her eyes closed, standing between fluorescent lights hanging at waist level.

Where We Belong

February 25 – March 26, 2023

An Indigenous theater-maker journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies in search of a place to belong.

The title "Choir Boy" above a group of young black men, three of whom have their hands held in prayer around a cross of golden light.

Choir Boy

April 15 – May 14, 2023

An exhilarating coming-of-age story from the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight. A young, gay student leads the choir at his elite school — and learns how to march to his own drum.

The title "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," green foliage, and flowers frame a couple frolicking hand in hand, silhouetted by a large, full moon.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 3 – July 2, 2023

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies! This beguiling odyssey in an enchanted forest on a very magical midsummer night reminds us that “the course of true love never did run smooth” — so watch your step!

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