Friday, May 04, 2007

Additional Sign-Interpreted Performances of Skin of Our Teeth


Run of Thornton Wilder’s play, which continues through June 2 at Intiman Playhouse, includes four sign-interpreted performances, followed by interpreted post-play discussions

SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre has added an additional sign-interpreted performance of its current production, The Skin of Our Teeth, on Tuesday, May 22 to accommodate audience demand. The previously announced sign-interpreted performances on May 5, May 9 (student matinee) and May 10 are sold out of the allocated seats for the Deaf community.

Each of the four performances will be followed by a sign-interpreted post-play discussion in the Intiman lobby. In addition, at these performances the interpreters will offer pre-show introductions to key signs used during the play beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain in the Intiman lobby.

The Skin of Our Teeth features Howie Seago, a Deaf actor, director, producer and teacher, who acts the role of Mr. Antrobus in sign language. His credits include a 1986 production of Ajax (the story of the Greek hero of the Trojan War, set by director Peter Sellars after an American military victory in Latin America), for which he received the Helen Hayes Award and the Dramalogue Award. He first met director Bartlett Sher, who was featured as a member of the ensemble, during this production.

“Howie Seago is unquestionably one of the finest actors in America ,” Sher says. “His performance in Ajax was without equal and remains one of the greatest I have ever seen. Howie is both an actor and a dancer simultaneously, and through American Sign Language he brings a special poetry to the craft of acting. When it came to choosing an artist to play George Antrobus, the impossibly imaginative and powerful American father at the center of The Skin of Our Teeth, he was my only choice for the role.”

Seago and an interpreter will attend all of Intiman’s scheduled post-play discussions to answer questions from the audience. In addition to the sign-interpreted performances on May 5, 9, 10 and 22, discussions open to the public are scheduled for May 11 (Conversations with Bart) and May 24 (AfterWords).

Tickets for The Skin of Our Teeth range in price from $10 to $48, with discounts available for students and groups. Patrons aged 25 and under can purchase tickets to any performance for $10, pending availability. A limited number of $20 rush tickets may be available for purchase 15 minutes before curtain time, pending availability. Tickets are available for purchase from or 206.269.1900.

For bios of the full company and the creative team please visit

This production is sponsored by the Kreielsheimer Remainder Trust, the Shubert Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Washington State Arts Commission.

Intiman Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following for their institutional support: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Ameriprise Financial, Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation, ArtsFund, The Boeing Company, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Humanities Washington, Intiman Theatre Foundation, Kreielsheimer Remainder Trust, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, Nesholm Family Foundation, The Norcliffe Foundation, PONCHO, The Shubert Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo Bank. Additional funding is received from Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle ; 4Culture; and Washington State Arts Commission.

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