Midweek News – January 21


Here’s some arts and performance news from the Puget Sound and beyond.

A white MLK?? A conversation with Valerie Curtis-Newton about nontraditional casting controversies. Couple that with color-blind casting in Shakespeare.

Seattle Opera is currently staging Mozart’s famed The Marriage of Figaro. Before you see the excellent and impressive show, here’s an interview with SOP’s general director Aidan Lang.

Titus Andronicus is now showing at Seattle Shakespeare Company. It’s a bloody triumph. While we’re on the subject of blood, here’s an interview with Seattle Shakes’s blood consultant, Julia Griffin.

Congratulations to the Tacoma Art Museum. They recently received a gift from Becky Benaroya. The gift: 225 pieces of artwork and $14 million.

Finally, do you know what the secret ingredient of creativity is? Boredom.