A behind-the-scenes peek at STG’s Performing Arts Series


Meet Jack McLarnan—STG's Manager of Performing Arts Programs! In the interview below, Jack shares more about his work curating our 2022/2023 Performing Arts Series—a mix of dynamic dance, music and theater. Featured groups include Dance Theatre of Harlem with a program led by Black-women-artists, a performance rooted in Indigenous Mexican life and ...

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Fun things to do in Seattle during the holidays (2022)


By Alison Ward and Megan Campbell, STG Interns  Trying to find ways to get in the holiday spirit? Look no further because Seattle arts and cultural activities have you covered. Enjoy your time with family and friends while listening to carols, sipping on eggnog, and roaming around Pike Place Market searching for the perfect gift...

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Best restaurants near Seattle's Paramount Theatre


By Alison Ward, PR & Communications Intern  Dinner and a show—what could be better? If you are headed to see one of the many incredible productions at the Paramount Theatre—or performances by STG's Performing Arts Series—there is no need to stress when it comes to picking a restaurant, the STG staff is here to help. Whether you are ne...

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Praise for THING festival 2022


Following STG's 2022 THING festival at historic Fort Wordon, here's what people have to say about the unique music and arts event.  "2 years in, THING is already WA's best destination festival." — The Seattle Times "A mesmerizingly beautiful and simultaneously calming experience." —Daniel H. via Instagram  "Pack your c...

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Seattle Theatre Group celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month


By Alison Ward, STG PR & Communications Intern  It's Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15)! To celebrate the diverse peoples of Latin American ancestry, Seattle Theatre Group is bringing you a couple stories from artists in our community, a curated playlist of artists, and a resource list of educational materials and ...

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Enjoy comedy, storytelling, podcasts and more at THING 2022


By Alison Ward, STG PR & Communications Intern  Adam Zacks and STG's unique three-day event, THING, builds off the legacy of the Sasquatch! Music Festival—but with plenty of arts and culture activities so that everyone can find their "thing"! Festival goers can enjoy everything from comedy shows and talks, to visual arts and dance workshop...

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Kid-friendly things to do in Port Townsend


Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Port Townsend this summer? Head to STG's THING festival, where kids 12 and under are free. This inclusive music and arts festival is set for Aug. 26–28, 2022 at Historic Fort Wordon. Adult single tickets are $129.50 at thingnw.org/get-tickets. Learn more below! Adventure, music, art, and ...

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Local rappers bring Seattle artistry to THING

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By Alison Ward, STG PR & Communications Intern  Are you a hip-hop fan? Don't miss the PNW Future of Hip Hop Spotlight at STG's THING, a unique music and arts festival in Port Townsend this summer. The hip-hop spotlight will showcase the community organizations that enrich the local scene and top emcees emerging from the Pacific Northwest. ...

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Celebrating the 1-year return of STG volunteers


In July 2022, STG celebrates the one-year return of our volunteers following the COVID-19 shutdowns. One year ago, our first small group of eight volunteer ushers returned to service at the Neptune Theatre for the Steve Hoffstetter show. Emily, Beth, Barbara, Marilou, Jonathan, Ada, Edward, and Luca helped welcome our audience members back with ent...

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Things to do in Port Townsend


 By Karen Donovan and Alison Ward Headed to Port Townsend for STG's THING festival this August? Described by Sunset Magazine as "The Paris of the Pacific Northwest," Port Townsend would make for a fun adventure all on its own. This charming historic town offers everything from window shopping, to art galleries, restaurants and ice-cream shops—...

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10 Interesting facts about Marlee Matlin


By Alison Ward, PR & Communications Intern American actress and activist Marlee Matlin—the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award for best actress (Children of a Lesser God, 1986) and a star of the Academy Award-winning CODA (Child of Deaf Adults)—is coming to the Moore Theatre Sept. 16!. Matlin is known for her strong stance in seeking a...

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The journey to STG's THING festival

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By Alison Ward, PR & Communications Intern THING, Seattle Theatre Group's music and arts festival in scenic Port Townsend, WA returns Aug. 26–28, 2022. Created and co-presented by Adam Zacks (founder of the Sasquatch festival), this intimate event features diverse performers and exciting new music to discover. The ...

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Q’s With Adam Zacks: From Sasquatch! To Thing: How The Fest Market’s Changed Over 20 Years

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Did you know that Seattle Theatre Group is presenting its own festival?! "THING" is a 3-day event of music and arts taking place August 26-28, 2022 at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. Read this Q&A with Adam Zacks, our Chief Programming Officer and collaborator below. This piece was written by Andy G...

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How will you honor Juneteenth?

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Seattle Theatre Group recognizes Juneteenth This year the holiday, which has long been cherished by African Americans, remains urgent, as the nation continues to be ravaged by the killings of Black people, division on Black voting protection laws, and the banning of Critical Race Theory in schools. Critical race theory examines the ways that r...

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DANCE This ignites the passion of a multicultural arts community

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One of Sidney Deering's favorite memories from STG's annual DANCE This performance happened backstage one year. A young hip-hop artist who wasn't sure if he would continue dancing as an adult approached Sidney's husband, Tom. In his 60s, Tom moved with such passion as a member of the Radost Folk Ensemble, that the younger dancer felt compelled to s...

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DANCE This Spotlight: Meg Fox & Den'ea Simone


Now in its 24th year, STG's signature program DANCE This returns on July 15 with Mexican, Korean, Indian, Black American, and Eastern European styles, among others. DANCE This features choreography by Adam Parson, Niecey Almario, Miguel Almario, and Kirsten Barron Kinney, and 2022 artists in residence: Gary Champi...

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ELEVATE Spotlight: Shakiah Danielson


Meet Shakiah Danielson, the creative force behind ELEVATE—STG's spoken-word showcase for Black and Brown youth. All are invited to attend this free community event at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, at the Moore. Shakiah is a Seattle-based emcee and choreographer. She enjoys fusing different genres of music and dance to broaden the scope, language, a...

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Seattle Theatre Group applauds Omari Salisbury

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Seattle Theatre Group celebrates Omari Salisbury, and thanks him for his continued service to the community, as he steps down from his role on The Morning Show with Converge. Converge is a media company that creates content and local news specifically for the Northwest's Black community. The company became Seattle Theatre Group's media pa...

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Black and PoC youth shine in STG's ELEVATE


Art might not be able to combat systemic racism overnight. But organizers behind ELEVATE—Seattle Theatre Group's spoken-word poetry showcase on June 16—are hoping that art can empower Black and Brown youth navigating oppression everyday. Coming up in June, ELEVATE returns to the Moore Theatre for the second year in a row—and for the first time as a...

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STG honors Pride Month

STG honors Pride Month

The performing arts would not be what it is today without LGBTQIA2+ people onstage, in the audience, behind-the-scenes, and as leaders, creators, and storytellers. Their contributions must be celebrated and honored year-round.  This month, LGBTQIA2+ staff, artists, volunteers, and audiences of Seattle Theatre Group join the community...

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Black Lives Matter

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On the two-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder—and just days following a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo—we must never lose sight of the need for justice for Black Americans.  Seattle Theatre Group remains committed to playing an active role in the movement for racial justice. Our organization would not be what it is today without Blac...

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Seattle Theatre Group unveils its 2022/2023 Performing Arts Series

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Series subscriptions on sale now; single tickets available on June 13. Subscriptions begin at $75 at stgpresents.org/season Seattle Theatre Group today unveils its 2022/2023 Performing Arts Season, a mix of dynamic dance, music and theater. Featured groups include Dance Theatre of Harlem with a program led by Black-women-artists, a perfor...

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STG celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month

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May is Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our region would not be what it is today without Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander artistry and cultures. A singular "AANHPI experience" does not exist. Rather, each person—each contribution, story, and ...

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Smokey Robinson stars alongside Seattle youth in STG's DOORS fundraiser

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Despite challenges of the global pandemic, Seattle Theatre Group has been hard at work this past year: creating a new spoken-word showcase for youth of color, producing online programming for more than 30,540 viewers and participants, and safely bringing a variety of musical, dance, and theatrical acts to the stage, including Black Violin, the Indi...

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