Midweek News – January 25


Here’s news from Seattle’s peforming arts community and beyond.

Will Teatro ZinZanni have to fold up its spiegeltent? The latest news on the land deal that’s being dealt with.

Many area theatres participating recently in the nationwide Ghostlight Project, an event that stood for the inclusion of all people. A story about the event locally, here.

Donald Byrd, artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theatre, has a new show, Shot. It’s “unforgettable” and “resonates.” 

Seattle Children’s Theatre is presenting A Snowy Day, based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. A revelation, at the time of its publication for having an African-American boy as its main character, diversity in children’s books is still an ongoing issue. Here’s a brief list of some other diverse books. 

Are high rents putting Seattle’s artists at risk? Some thoughts, after the deadly fire in Oakland. 

The Trump administration is looking at cutting costs. Does that mean the National Endowment for the Arts will be cut? The National Endowment for the Humanities? Some thoughts.

Further, is the Washington State Arts Commission in trouble? Perhaps