Intiman Theatre is throwing down the gauntlet for the Seattle theatre world. Starting with this year’s upcoming festival season, they are shifting their mission towards racial and gender equality, and officially committing to centralizing those issues in all their work from this point on (watch the video announcement here). This particular season will honor black female playwrights, co-curated by Intiman Producing Artistic Director Andrew Russell and renowned director Valerie Curtis-Newton. In keeping with their mission of equity and community building, Intiman is also lowering all their ticket prices to $20 (all shows, all seats) in an effort to expand their audience base and start some important conversations about arts and equality.
Because of this new mission, Intiman has kicked off a fundraising campaign called #SHOWTHELOVE. Their goal is to raise $75,000 in sixteen days, Feb. 14-29, starting with their #SHOWTHELOVE Launch Party on Saturday February 13. All proceeds will go towards Intiman’s 2016 program and its admirable new mission.
The Launch Party invite boasts performances from C. Davida Ingram, Shontina Vernon and Ahamefule Oluo, a set from DJ and producer Jimi Jaxon, food carts and (as if all that weren’t enough) free drinks. The event will be held at Canvas Event Space in SoDo. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door–you can buy them here.
Intiman Theatre’s #SHOWTHELOVE Launch Party
When: Saturday, February 13, 8 PM doors (8:45 PM program)
Where: Canvas Event Space (3412 4th Ave S)