A note from our leadership – I Am ArtsWest

December 1st, 2017

Dear Supporters, Art is at the heart of every community. It sparks collaboration. It provokes conversation. It gives us tools to define who we are and to understand other perspectives. It is inside all of us. It makes us who we are. You are ArtsWest – whether you’ve worked with us, volunteered with us, subscribed…

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Interview with Malika Oyetimein, director of MILK LIKE SUGAR

February 17th, 2017

Malika Oyetimein is an artist to watch. Last year, CityArts placed her on its 2016 Future List, and a glance at her burgeoning career tells us why – she’s already directed 11 plays, including the acclaimed production of Bootycandy at INTIMAN, and is set to complete her MFA at the University of Washington with the renowned director…

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Mothers and Sons FIRSTLOOK

January 5th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 3rd, ArtsWest held the debut entry in its new series, FIRST LOOK with Mathew Wright. This special event gave audience members a sneak peek at Mothers and Sons ahead of its January 19th Opening Night. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, FIRST LOOK highlighted the history of Mothers and Sons playwright Terrence…

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Theater: A Revolutionary Tradition

November 18th, 2016

From its early origins, Theater has always reflected and been shaped by a community’s needs and world views. Sanskrit drama, originating in India, began as religious plays utilizing song and dance. Native Americans used a combination of dance, costume, storytelling, and music to perform ceremonies of celebration and mourning. In Greece, tragedy developed from community…

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Celebrating ArtsWest

October 12th, 2016

Over the past three years ArtsWest has gone through some major leadership changes. In 2013, ArtsWest welcomed Laura Lee as the new Managing Director and Mathew Wright soon followed as the Playhouse and Gallery’s new Artistic Director. Together, Wright and Lee have worked to strengthen ArtsWest’s infrastructure, expand education programs, and become a major player…

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