Nicholas Japaul Bernard

April 19th, 2018

We spoke with Seattle artist Nicholas Japaul Bernard about creativity, experience, his headlining role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, opening June 7. Why are you excited to take on the role of Hedwig? God, there’s so much.  It’s a hell of a role, and not the kind an actor gets to do everyday,…

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Justin Huertas on Education at ArtsWest

March 30th, 2018

Theater-maker extraordinaire Justin Huertas, an alum of the ArtsWest Education Program, talks about how his experience at ArtsWest got him started on the path to becoming a successful artist. Learn more about the ArtsWest Education programs and Performance Institute here. Where does education at ArtsWest fit into your story as a Seattle theater-maker?

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Interview with Pete Rush, Costume Designer for HIR

February 15th, 2018

Costume Designer Pete Rush has worked for years in Seattle, including at ArtsWest, most recently for last Season’s Mothers and Sons. He spoke with us about working on Taylor Mac’s Hir, co-produced with Intiman Theatre, playing at ArtsWest from February 28 – March 25. Learn more here. Photo credit: Darryl Heard. What challenges and

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An Interview with Sara Porkalob

January 12th, 2018

Peerless director Sara Porkalob, an award-winning artist activist, sat down with us to discuss working on Jiehae Park’s incisive new play and what audiences should listen for during the performance. Learn more about Peerless and get tickets here. Who are you, and what is your role on Peerless? Sara Porkalob, and I’m the director of Peerless. Describe

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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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