Lamar Legend

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

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Lamar Legend is originally from New York City and has written and adapted several plays; produced, directed, and starred in over fifty theatrical works in four US cities, as well as abroad in Tuscany, Rome, Milan, Prague, and Mexico. Recent credits include: James T. in "Barbecue" (Intiman Theater, Seattle); Franco Wicks in "Superior Donuts" (Valley Center Stage, WA); Antipholus of Syracuse in "The Bombitty of Errors" (The Times Square Arts Center, NY); Horatio and Ophelia in "Hamlet" (The Plimoth Players, MA); Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Teatro Franco Parenti, Italy); Richie in “A Chorus Line” (ACT II Entertainment, Mexico); Legba in "The Brother/Sister Plays" (The Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago); and Ariel in "The Tempest" (The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago). He was honored with The Rising Star Award by The League of American Theaters & Producers.

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Full Team Announced For Seattle Shakespeare's HENRY IV

Rehearsals began last week for Seattle Shakespeare Company's spring production of Drum and Colours: Henry IV, which runs this spring from March 14 to April 9. The presentation is an adapted version of both parts of Henry IV featuring an all-BIPOC cast and production team.

OTHELLO, All-POC HENRY IV and More Announced for Seattle Shakespeare 2022-23 Season

The 2022-2023 season launches in October with William Shakespeare's Othello directed by Reginald André Jackson. Shakespeare's play follows a racist master manipulator as he deceives a military leader into believing his wife has been unfaithful.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE: DRUM & COLOURS - AS YOU LIKE IT at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Dear Readers, after last week’s less than stellar “Hamlet” from Seattle Shakespeare Company’s “Drum and Colours” series, I was trepidatious to say the least, for this week’s premiere of “Shakespeare: Drum & Colours – As You Like It”. And while there were still some issues I had with the show, thank the Theatre Gods it was far better, and managed to engage and entertain throughout.


For a play to be a truly satisfying journey we need compelling characters, conflict between those characters and some kind of resolution to the conflict where the characters grow or are richer for the experience. And while ArtsWest’s World Premiere of Christian St. Croix’s “Monsters of the American Cinema” certainly has the first two elements it lacks the third making for an unsatisfying evening.

World Premiere Of MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA to Open at ArtsWest

Christian St. Croix's MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA will make its world premiere at ArtsWest in West Seattle on January 27, running through February 20.

Seattle Shakespeare to Welcome Back Audiences With DRUM AND COLOURS

After two years since audiences stepped into the Center Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare is welcoming them back with rotating repertory showpiece. Shakespeare: Drum and Colours is a pairing of Hamlet and As You Like It that features an all-POC company performing both shows.  Lamar Legend will direct As You Like It and Juan A Mas will direct Hamlet.

Seattle Shakespeare Announces Plans for 2022 Season

Seattle Shakespeare Company announced plans to return to indoor performance with a series of productions.  Shakespeare: Drum and Colours, an ambitious, alternating repertory of two Shakespeare classics pared to their essence and featuring an all-POC company, will perform in late winter 2022. 

Book-It's Hybrid Season Continues with THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Book-It Repertory Theatre presents the second audio drama in its hybrid season, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, available to stream or download beginning November 23.

Online Variety Show Raises Critical Funds For Seattle Opera

Join Seattle Opera for a special, one-night only event. The company's fundraiser has gone virtual this year with a raucous streaming adventure written and directed by Lamar Legend.

Seattle Shakespeare Presents TO WOO - A SHAKESPEARE VALENTINE

At a time when all of us could use a little bit more open heartedness, Seattle Shakespeare Company has created a collection of Shakespeare's songs, scenes, and sonnets to celebrate love and Valentine's Day. To Woo – A Shakespeare Valentine is a free, 30-minute view on demand video to share with loved ones that will be available from February 12-14, 2021.

HANSEL & GRETL & HEIDI & GÜNTER Receives World Premiere At Village Theatre

A wickedly funny new sequel on the classic Grimms' fairy tale, Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter will make its World Premiere at Village Theatre this spring. The smart and riotous new musical features a book by Hannah Kohl, lyrics by Daniel Maté, and music by Will Aronson, and will be directed by Village Theatre's Artistic Director, Jerry Dixon (If/Then). Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah March 12 a?" April 19, 2020 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center April 24 a?" May 17, 2020.

2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced

Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found across the area.

Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS

Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.

BWW Review: Not much Sticks in Seattle Shakespeare Company's THE RIVALS

While viewing the opening night of Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's a?oeThe Rivalsa??, one old adage kept springing to mind. a?oeThrow it against the wall and see if it sticks.a?? Well, aside from a few standout performances, not much stuck. But that wasn't from lack of trying as director George Mount seemed to throw everything but the kitchen sink at that wall whether it fit within the play or not.

Photo Flash: THE RIVALS At Seattle Shakespeare Company

Duels, dandies, deceptions, and dudes with daddy issues stir up a comic frenzy in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's witty gem The Rivals at Seattle Shakespeare Company. George Mount directs the production which begins previews on Jan. 7, opens Jan. 10 and runs through Feb. 2 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.

THE RIVALS Announced At Seattle Shakespeare Company

Duels, dandies, deceptions, and dudes with daddy issues stir up a comic frenzy in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's witty gem The Rivals at Seattle Shakespeare Company. George Mount directs the production which begins previews on Jan. 7, opens Jan. 10 and runs through Feb. 2 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.

BWW Review: NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theatre

NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theater is both necessary and a gift to audiences. In a time of great division, this show reaches deep into the psyche of our nation and reminds us how even those with great differences can work together. With compelling dialogue, witty and heartfelt performances, and the absence of distractions, NECESSARY SACRIFCIES wastes no time in showing us what it means to be guided by the better angels of our nature.

BWW Review: The William's Project's TIME OF YOUR LIFE Goes a Step Beyond

Dear Readers, you've often heard me extoll the prowess and brilliance of The Williams Project. Just last week I raved about how dedicated and tight their ensemble was when presenting the other show they have running in repertory, a?oeSmall Craft Warningsa??. But now that insanely talented ensemble has come in with William Saroyan's 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning drama a?oeThe Time of Your Lifea?? and taken things a step beyond simply performing the play, but deconstructing it with a rotating ensemble.

BWW Review: Williams Project's SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS Doesn't Shy Away from Those Deep Cuts

The Williams Project, that small theater company that burst onto the Seattle theater scene in 2014 with their incredible a?oeOrpheus Descendinga?? is back with the first of two shows within their a?oeBar Playsa?? series. This time it's Tennessee Williams' a?oeSmall Craft Warningsa?? and with this, they once again show what a dedicated company, committed to actually paying their actors, can do with an interesting space, a little money, and a lot of talent.

Complete Casting Announced For 2-Play Summer Series THE BAR PLAYS

The Williams Project today announced the cast and creative team of its 2019 production line-up, 'The Bar Plays,' a two-play series including productions of Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and The Time Of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed in repertory at Seattle's historic Washington Hall in the Central District.

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