By Gemma Wilson Seattle Times arts and culture writer
“What Seattle stands to lose if Theatre Puget Sound doesn’t make it“
“Making theater in 2024’s culture and economy is hard enough, and anything that makes it harder — including possibly losing TPS, with its mission “to foster and advocate for a robust and equitable theater community” — would be, in my very professionally expressed opinion, a staggering bummer.
What is Theatre Puget Sound? Among its chief functions, TPS presents The Gregory Awards, which annually (with the exception of a few COVID years) honors shows and artists in the region; its website hosts job and audition postings, show listings, and other points of peer-to-peer connection; and it runs the unified general auditions, where TPS member actors can audition for representatives from many different theaters at once.“
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TPS studios are open to all art disciplines. These spaces are made available to non-profit arts organizations and individual artists, teachers and students who wish to rehearse and develop their projects in a supportive atmosphere. Learn more here.
Learn more about opportunities for employment in our region. Find casting calls, technical postings, or administrative opportunities from member and non-member organizations. Listings are updated regularly.
“I’ve been able to make a name for myself as an artist and access resources for further development.”
Actor, Educator, Board Member
“The Unified General Auditions provide a clear avenue to being seen by theatres of all sizes and takes some of the guesswork out of navigating a career in theatre.”
“The Gregory Awards have given me the opportunity to work with some of the best artists in Seattle.”
“TPS brings value to my life by providing a central voice to advocate for the theatre community in Seattle. TPS holds affordable space for creating in a city whose creation space is shrinking. This is critical to our theatre eco-system.”
Liisa Spink, Artist and Administrator
“Through the connections that TPS makes, stories are being shared, voices are being heard, and the greater Seattle area bonds further. TPS has allowed me as a nominator to experience artists, theaters, projects, and communities that I otherwise wouldn’t have reached out to. Each show has inspired me. TPS brings communities together through the love of theatre we all share.”
Artist, Gregory Awards Nominator
“Live theater helps stories come alive like nothing else. Our world today could do with greater empathy and understanding. TPS is the platform that has helped bring cutting edge theater to the community in Seattle and helping to expand much needed conversations. As a nominator, I’m grateful to be able to participate in the joyous journey of discovering work that was previously never on my radar even after years of theater-going.I’m also thrilled that Pratidhwani is so closely connected to TPS!”
Gregory Awards Nominator
“I love that TPS brings many theatres together and creates a vibrant and tight-knit theatre community that ranges from Federal Way to Issaquah. This allows for high level productions that are both engaging and relevant for the communities that those theatres live in.”
Stage Manager, Gregory Awards Nominator
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