ACTORS DAVID PICHETTE AND R. HAMILTON WRIGHT WILL KICK OFF INTIMAN THEATRE’S 2007 INTERVIEW SERIES ON MONDAY, MAY 21; TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre announces the initial schedule of guests for its annual interview series, now in its sixth season. To celebrate Intiman’s 35th Anniversary, this year’s series will feature pairs of artists who will engage in conversation with each other, as well as with Intiman communications director Stephanie Coen. Tickets for each program are $10 and can be purchased at www.intiman.org or by phone at 206.269.1900. The series is presented on Monday nights at 7 pm on the stage of Seattle Center ’s Intiman Playhouse, and includes a reception following each interview.
The series kicks off on May 21 with David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright, who will discuss “Comedy and Other Pursuits,” including insights into the art of acting comedy and their many years of collaboration on stage. Two of the most accomplished and admired actors in Seattle, Pichette and Wright have worked together in numerous productions at ACT, The Empty Space, Seattle Rep and Intiman, where they perhaps most memorably appeared as the title characters in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in 1989.
The series will continue on June 25 with guests Karen Gjelsteen, a scenic designer, and actor Timothy McCuen Piggee. In a conversation about “Making Choices,” they will discuss their ways into the creative process and the interaction between their different disciplines.
Clayton Corzatte and Michael Winters will be the guests on July 16 for a program titled “Acting the Classics,” focusing on Shakespeare, Chekhov, Shaw and other great writers.
The final interviews in the series, scheduled for August 20 and October 15, will be announced later this season.
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 the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle ; 4Culture and the Washington State Arts Commission.