Thursday, April 17, 2008


Five dramatic readings will be offered in venues that encourage collaborations between young people and/or interfaith gatherings; all events are free and open to the public

SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, announces the complete schedule for Front Porch Theater, one of the free community programs being offered in association with Intiman’s critically acclaimed production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Front Porch Theater will give members of the public the opportunity to experience the story of The Diary of Anne Frank through intimate dramatic readings performed in storytelling circles. Roles are assigned through on-the-spot casting to anyone who wishes to participate. Those who do not choose to read are encouraged to attend as members of the audience and to participate in a post-reading community dialogue.

Developed for Intiman’s American Cycle, Front Porch Theater will continue later this season with dramatic readings excerpted from Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, adapted by Adrian Hall, which will be produced at Intiman in the fall.

The Front Porch Theater schedule for The Diary of Anne Frank, curated by Intiman’s Department of Education & Community Programs, includes partnerships with local religious institutions (Temple Beth Am and Mount Zion Baptist Church ), youth groups and schools. The venues were selected to encourage collaborations between young people and interfaith gatherings.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, April 27, 10:00am, in partnership with Temple Beth Am

Temple Beth Am Sanctuary, 2632 NE 80th St

Monday, April 28, 7:00pm, in partnership with Hillel UW

Café LeVine at Hillel UW, 4745 17th Ave NE

Thursday, May 1, 6:30pm, in partnership with Mount Zion Baptist Church Youth Ministry

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1634 19th Ave

Friday, May 2, 1:00pm, in partnership with Arts Corps & Southwest Interagency Academy

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center , 4408 Delridge Way SW

Wednesday, May 7, 6:00pm, in partnership with Meany Middle School

Meany Middle School, 301 21st Ave E

Each Front Porch Theater event is free and open to the public. For more information, patrons should visit

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Diary of Anne Frank, dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and directed by Sari Ketter, runs through Saturday, May 17 at the Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center .

Tickets range in price from $10 to $50, 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 from or 206.269.1900. This production is sponsored by the Intiman Theatre Foundation and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

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