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A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party

Nov 27 – Feb 21 2021


A New Holiday Mini-Musical

Book and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

Music by Justin Huertas and Steven Tran

Arrangements and Musical Directed by Steven Tran

Production Designed and Edited by Cameron Lee

Co-Directed by Mathew Wright and Justin Huertas


Featuring five new songs from powerhouse playwright/composer/lyricist Justin Huertas, A VERY MERRY KRAKEN TEA PARTY follows the characters of Justin’s 2019 ArtsWest hit THE LAST WORLD OCTOPUS WRESTLING CHAMPION.  As winter hits, the octopus Nia and Lee formed together has mysteriously separated and both have come ashore just as Todd and David are getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas together.  With a new problem to solve, and with Grace away on tour in Thailand, all try to figure out how to celebrate holiday love with each other while they remain apart.

In case you didn’t see the original show or want to watch it with someone who hasn’t, Justin made a super handy recap!


The show is available via video streaming. Multiple ticket prices offered to match patron accessibility: $10 – $100.

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Jul 15 – Dec 31 2020

What has happened to SAINT JOAN?

SAINT JOAN has been fully staged and is a complete production that was cut short hours before Opening Night, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on gathering.  The cast and creative team created a beautiful production of this classic and we would like very much to share it with you.   To that end, SAINT JOAN has been filmed and is available online.  If you are a ticket holder or subscriber, you were sent a password to access the play.  You will be able to watch it at your leisure, as many times as you would like, and we hope with whoever you were planning on bringing to the theater!  Please feel free to share the password and link with those others that would have been your guest.

The link will be available for the foreseeable future so please don’t worry about your password expiring.

Questions?  Please email our Box Office Manager, Kaya Hubbard at


Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)

Adapted by Corinne Magin

Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

Cast of Saint Joan. Photo: John McLellan



Land Acknowledgement

ArtsWest acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people, the Duwamish People past and present.  With gratitude, we honor the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.  This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with indigenous communities and serves just a first step in honoring the people and the land that we are on.

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Jan 16 – Feb 09 2020

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Kelly Kitchens


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