THE NEPTUNE THEATRE > Nights at the Neptune

Nights at the Neptune is an expression of local awakening - artists and audiences coming together to celebrate culture and community in a series of free performances. Tell a Neighbor…


Thursday, June 23, 2016 - SOLIDARIDAD! - Reversing the embargo on US-Cuban cultural exchange, Common Ground Music Project’s interdisciplinary performance explores the various social ideas historically stigmatized by US-Cuban relations.


Thursday, June 30, 2016 - BLANKET OF FEAR - Performed by an all female cast from the Tribes Project, Blanket of Fear explores and questions the viewpoints and stories of three women profoundly impacted by America’s “war on terror.”


Thursday, July 7, 2016 - WHEN WOMEN OF COLOR DANCE - The Ziryab Collective presents a celebration of local female dancers of color and dancing styles and choreography from around the world.


Thursday, July 14, 2016 - WOMEN WHO SWING - The MoodSwings Jazz Band celebrates the lives and work of women who have been pioneers in the jazz genre. This presentation represents a historic gathering of female musicians, stunning songs and painstakingly collected media.


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - GOLDEN SILENCE: THE SCORE FEELS - Multifaceted creative Astro King Phoenix premieres a feature length silent film celebrating life as experienced by young artists of color in Seattle, presented with experimental live scoring by an all local cast of producers, MC’s, and visual artists.


Thursday July 28, 2016 - THE GLOSSARY: PERSPECTIVES DEFINED BY ART - If language informs or influences the way we see the world, "The Glossary: Perspectives Defined by Art" challenges the local arts scene to reshape and explore definitions for some of today’s most misunderstood social concepts.


About Nights at the Neptune

Going into its 4th year running, the Nights at the Neptune series provides a platform for the powerful artists and voices within our community. Through a juried process, STG partners with artists or organizations whose work reflect themes of race & social justice or celebrates a cultural art form.

Here's how it all works - local artists/arts organizations respond to a call for artists. Then a panel of local artists, entrepreneurs, activists and advocates who select the final list of participants review applications. With community support from The Norcliffe Foundation & The Nesholm Family Foundation, STG opens The Neptune Theatre to the artists, for free, to mount a performance, that is also free to the public, providing access to all. This is performing arts by the people, for the people!


2015 Nights at the Neptune programs:

Black & Blue
TRANSPLANTS: Why Seattle? Why Now?
Kenbe Fem
DanceGarden: A Celebration of World Music & Dance
Rainier Valley Revival

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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