INTIMAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BARTLETT SHER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR LAURA PENN WILL BE INTERVIEWED AS PART OF INTIMAN’S INTERVIEW SERIES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15; TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre continues its 35th anniversary celebration with two special guests at its interview series on Monday, October 15 at 7 pm: Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Managing Director Laura Penn .
Interviewed by Communications Director Stephanie Coen, Sher and Penn will discuss their backgrounds, the unexpected twists of their career paths and their passions. Audiences will be able to learn about how they work together and how the decisions are made that bring Seattle the great work and free public programs for which Intiman has been honored.
Tickets for the program are $10 and can be purchased at www.intiman.org or by phone at 206.269.1900. A reception will follow the conversation.
Bartlett Sher, Intiman’s artistic director since 2000, received Tony nominations for his direction of Awake and Sing! and The Light in the Piazza, both for Lincoln Center Theater. In 2006, he staged The Barber of Seville for the Metropolitan Opera. His Intiman credits include the world premieres of Prayer for My Enemy, Singing Forest and Nickel and Dimed, and classics by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Wilder, Goldoni and others. His 2002 production of Cymbeline, produced by Theatre for a New Audience, was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company and garnered him the Callaway Award. His directing projects in 2008 include the first ever Broadway revival of South Pacific, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, and the opera Roméo et Juliette for the Salzburg Festival.
Laura Penn is in her 14th season as Intiman’s managing director. Under her leadership Intiman has served as an advocate and catalyst for civic dialogue and community building in the Puget Sound region. Ms. Penn received the "Seattle Distinguished Citizen” Medal from Mayor Paul Schell in 2001. During her tenure, she has guided Intiman to new business models, overseen the establishment of the Intiman Theatre Foundation and completed a remodel of the public spaces at Intiman Playhouse. Ms. Penn currently serves on the Board of Leadership Tomorrow, as a Fellow of the World Affairs Council and an Advisor for the Puget Sound Business Journal Women of Influence honors, on advisory committees for Arts Corps and Freehold Studio/Theatre Lab, and as an NEA site evaluator.
For more information about Intiman, visit www.intiman.org.