Did you know I am an expert in the Seattle theater scene??
Read it over at Backstage!
For actors who yearn for creative and professional empowerment—and don’t mind a bit of rain—Seattle may be the theater industry’s best-kept secret.
“One of the things we try to do as much as possible here is keep actors employed,” says Bill Berry, producing artistic director of Seattle’s historic 5th Avenue Theatre. When casting a new season, the city’s biggest companies gather to resolve booking conflicts and maximize local artists’ time onstage. “We get on the phone with each other and say, ‘Hey, we both want the same actor, can we work it out?’ That way the actor can have 14 weeks of work as opposed to just seven weeks at one theater,” he says.