“SCT has been a staple in the Seattle community and national TYA field since our inception in 1975,” says Managing Director Kevin Malgesini. “As we approach the second year of living through a pandemic, SCT is needed now more than ever as a resource to families, educators and most of all, young audiences. Our reopening season is designed to tell the stories that matter and make a difference in the lives of young people.”
The Season also includes The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963, a co-commission between SCT, Chicago Children’s Theatre and Launchpad at UC Santa Barbara, productions from SCT’s previously postponed 19-20 Season including The Best Summer Ever! and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!, and Seedfolks and Airplay, both ushered in via Managing Director Kevin Malgesini in partnership with SCT’s current Artistic Advisory Circle (AAC).
The AAC, appointed in July 2021, is comprised of five exceptional theatre makers who advise on the current and upcoming seasons and make recommendations on future commissions while the Theatre launches the Artistic Director search. Leading the AAC is Austin, Texas-based educator, performing artist and writer Shavonne Coleman; New York-based Cambodian-American playwright and theater maker Vichet Chum; Seattle based artist, director, and SCT’s Director of Education Johamy Morales; Gregory Award-winning director and MFA directing professor at Boston University Malika Oyetimein; and educator and playwright and theatre professor at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo Ramon Esquivel.
SCT also announces two new initiatives aimed at increasing accessibility to families and classrooms across the Puget Sound Region.
Beginning this season, SCT will provide free tickets to every first and fifth grade classroom in the Seattle Public Schools. Under this new initiative, One&Five will underwrite every first and fifth Grade SPS classroom. Field Trips will be available to book in late fall.
Under SCT For All, the theatre will provide low cost and free tickets to young people and any family who expresses a need. All public performances offer accessible pricing options. To learn more about this program, contact the ticket office at 206-441-3322.
“Although our stages have been dark for the last 20 months, SCT has been hard at work preparing for this moment,” says Malgesini. “We are looking forward to this season of truly sensational stories, to gather together and witness the magic of live theatre in shared space and, most importantly, continue to usher the next generation of theatre goers through our doors.”
To learn more about the upcoming season and initiatives visit sct.org