Washington Ensemble Theatre and ACT Theatre Join Forces for THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE, Beg. 4/23

Washington Ensemble Theatre and ACT Theatre Join Forces for THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE, Beg. 4/23

Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced its new partnership with ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The two theatres will now work in tandem to bring the popular reading series The Construction Zone to Seattle audiences who love to witness and participate in the development of new plays.

With support from ACT's new Associate Artistic Director John Langs and Literary Manager Anita Montgomery, the Ensemble will present five staged readings over the course of the year in The Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space at ACT Theatre. To kick off the new collaboration there will be a Special Ribbon Cutting & Champagne Toast with the audience for the first new installment on April 23.

Readings and post-play discussions will take place on: April 23, June 18, July 23, August 27, November 19, 2013 at 7:00pm in The Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space at ACT Theatre.

First Up on April 23:
Sex Lives of Our Parents
by Michael Mitnick - Directed by Ali el-Gasseir

Cast:

Mariel Neto
Robert Bergin
Marty Mukhalian
James Weidman
Gerald Browning
Drew Highlands

June 18:
Modern Terrorism
by Jon Kern - Directed by Andrew Russell

July 23:
Battle Hymn
by Jim Leonard - Directed by John Langs

August 27:
Dangers of Electric Lighting
by Ben Clawson

Tickets: Adults: $20 Students/Seniors/Under 25: $10. Tickets are currently on sale at www.acttheatre.org or (206) 292-7676. The Construction Zone is a Central Heating Lab at ACT event and is included on the monthly ACTPass membership.

Washington Ensemble Theatre is Capitol Hill's foremost theatre arts collective, serving as an artistic home for many of the most talented and educated young theatre professionals in Seattle. Through the process of producing and envisioning every aspect of their own work, Ensemble members are free to create work with direct relevance to their lives and the lives of the greater community. Our programming strives to maintain relevance to the entirety of our very diverse community. Next year, Washington Ensemble Theatre's new artistic home will be in Capitol Hill Housing's 12th Ave Arts project, scheduled to open in Fall 2014.

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle and serving a population of curious, open-minded, and brave audiences, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is the only theatre in Seattle dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists since 1965. A theatre of new ideas, ACT serves as a cultural engine that makes plays, dance, music, and film that touch us through its annual Mainstage play series and Central Heating Lab program. Because contemporary life demands examination, ACT is driven to inspire and strengthen our diverse community through works that advance our understanding of human life. With more than 120,000 people who attend shows annually, ACT is an interactive community where artists and the public witness, contemplate, and engage in dialogue on today's thought-provoking issues, ideas and art, presented with intelligence, insight, and humor.




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