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Nights at the Neptune returns for a 3rd year! 
Local Arts – Local Artists – Global Issues

Nights at the Neptune is a series of summer events, offered free to the public and to the artists. Here’s how it works – local artists/arts organizations respond to a call for artists. A panel of local artists, entrepreneurs, activists and advocates who select the final list of participants review applications. The Neptune Theatre is opened to the artists, for free, to mount a performance, also free to the public.  This is performing arts by the people, for the people with an emphasis on presentations that address issues of race and social justice. This is A People’s Theatre Joint!

Nights at the Neptune is an invitation to embrace local artistic expression as a movement toward renewed connection to our own artists and the artistic process. We’re creating a new space for new voices.

If you’ve been working on that comedy routine, a spoken word monologue, a play, a musical performance, a dance, but you just don’t have the resources to invite your friends and community to participate and help move your development process forward, then Nights at the Neptune is for you.  Or if you’ve completed a soon-to-be Tony nominated play and just wish that you had a stage to present it, this program is for you. Recent events in the world may have led you to write the next chart-topping song of resistance, and you and your girls have been rehearsing in front of the mirror, now it’s time to take it to the stage. Nights at the Neptune is the perfect place to let your freedom song ring.

Click here to apply.

Application deadline is February 20, 2015

2015 Nights at the Neptune takes place June 10 - July 16.

Here’s a look at past years' Nights at the Neptune performances:


2015 Nights at the Neptune Review Panel:

David Pierre-Louis, Owner LUCID Lounge
Priya Frank, Associate Director for Advancement Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell; Seattle Arts Commission
Doreen Mitchum, Program Manager, 4Culture
Jack McLarnan, Seattle Theatre Group, Season Programming Manager
Jason Everett, aka Mister E, Composer, Performer, Producer

2014 Nights At The Neptune programs:

Out & In: A Pride Comedy Showcase
Choreographing Emotion
El Arte Flamenco
Sound of Violet
Oresteia Ubuntu
Music Marches On

2013 Nights At The Neptune programs:

Out & In: A Pride Comedy Showcase
David & Jonathan - A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Story
Seattle Latino Film Festival Presents: A Tropical Night
The Platform Playwrights Festival
Ward of State
For Peace For Tibet
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
Splinter Effect, a Diversity Dance Throwback




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