The Return of Double Shot Festival

“Double Shot Festival of Overnight Plays” is a weekend play festival produced by Theater Northwest in partnership with Northwest Playwrights Alliance at Tacoma Arts Live at Tacoma Armory, on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 in which the same five 10-minute plays are written, rehearsed, and performed, all within 24 hours — a challenge to playwrights, actors and directors — and an opportunity to creatively present new, short-form theater in a dynamic way.

OLY ARTS Spring 2024 Print Edition

You can read the articles that are in OLY ARTS Spring 2024 Print Edition from links on this page and you can read and download the PDF version linked in the website’s sidebar.

Tacoma Spring Theatre Preview

Tacoma Spring Theatre Preview – by Adam McKinney
By now, we’ve become used to the bounty of quality offerings that local theaters in South Puget Sound routinely churn out. No matter where you may find yourself, you’re constantly reminded of just how much talent is bound to be lurking in the woodwork. So, just as a taste from up north, here are some theatrical Spring gems to look out for in the Tacoma area.

Playback Theatre Performance: Stories of Library Treasures

Join Olympia’s own Heartsparkle Players and the Thunders for an afternoon of stories and community! They will take your personal moments and create a spontaneous theatrical experience using a style of improvisation called Playback Theatre. They have been delighting local audiences for 33 years. Come tell your stories about what you treasure about libraries!

The Liar

  Get ready for a whirlwind of wit and whimsy with “The Liar,” a clever comedy penned by the renowned playwright David Ives. Directed by the talented Tom Sanders and brought to life by the passionate team at Theater Artists Olympia, this is one production you won’t want to miss!  “The Liar” takes us on …

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This Liar is Full of Lies and Laughs

Theater Artists Olympia’s production of “The Liar” by David Ives is at OlyTheater in Capital Mall, March 22 through April 7 with Aaron Gotzon as Dorante and Teresita Brimms as Clarice. The play is directed by Tom Sanders who said, “It’s not an absurdist play. It’s actually a straight farcical comedy.”

First Date, the Musical

First Date, the Musical by Austin Winsberg Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner Directed by Jeanette Sanchez March 29 – April 21, 2024 When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This show is the ideal …

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The Pacific Northwest Burlesque Festival

THE 3RD ANNUAL PNW BURLESQUE FESTIVALMay 3rd & 4th 2024 at the beautiful Kenneth J Minnaert Center at SPSCC in Olympia Friday May 3rd – Strip Like the Mountain is Out!Saturday May 4th – Best of PNW Burlesque Competition Completely Different Shows Each Night! Join us for a weekend of sinful opulence, satirical comedy, and …

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Barney Carey Gets His Wings at Olympia Family Theater

Olympia Family Theater’s executive director Mark Alford who plays Barney’s dad in “Barney Carey Gets His Wings” said, “The show is hilarious, but it doesn’t sacrifice any heart. At its core [it] is a discussion of self-identity and self-expression.”

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