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Book-It Theatre adapts Howl’s Moving Castle for the stage

Book-It Theatre adapts Howl’s Moving Castle for the stage

Roxanne Ray December 21, 2017 0

A tale of witches, wizards and demons, Howl’s Moving Castle has been adapted and directed by Book-It’s co-artistic director, Myra Platt, with original music and lyrics by Justin Huertas

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‘Flight Before Xmas’ play captures the blessing and curse of holiday travel

‘Flight Before Xmas’ play captures the blessing and curse of holiday travel

Roxanne Ray December 20, 2017 0

The first day of winter approaches, and Christmas shows are in rehearsal for the holiday season. This year, Seattle Public Theater is refreshing its holiday offering with a new play by local playwright Maggie

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Experimental essay book evokes the wordless art of mimes

Experimental essay book evokes the wordless art of mimes

Roxanne Ray December 6, 2017 0

How much can there be to say about silence?  According to writer Shawn Wen, a lot. In A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Wen offers us an experimental book-length essay on the renowned

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Some financial tips for when you’re working for tips

Some financial tips for when you’re working for tips

Roxanne Ray October 24, 2017 0

Many Asian Americans work in the service industry and earn a large portion of their income in tips. According to the Economic Policy Institute, Asian Americans make up 7.3% of the total workforce, but

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BankWork$ program is intended to have long-term benefits for people of color

BankWork$ program is intended to have long-term benefits for people of color

Roxanne Ray October 23, 2017 0

Some industries can seem difficult to break into, and banking is often seen as one of those elusive career paths. But the BankWork$ program can help: the program is aimed at low-income people of

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Financial Empowerment Network responds to local needs

Financial Empowerment Network responds to local needs

Roxanne Ray October 23, 2017 0

In 2007, Harvard Law School professor and current U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed that the United States federal government set up a new agency to protect the financial interests of average Americans, particularly low-

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Sharath Patel works his sound design magic for ACT Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’

Sharath Patel works his sound design magic for ACT Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’

Roxanne Ray October 20, 2017 0

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s well-known play about the Salem witch trials, comes to ACT Theatre this month, and sound designer Sharath Patel will be delighting the ears of the show’s audiences. “Many people think

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The sculptural artist behind the scenes—The art of Ming Cho Lee

The sculptural artist behind the scenes—The art of Ming Cho Lee

Roxanne Ray October 17, 2017 0

Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design is not just another coffee table book.

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Set designer Chikako Suzuki finds balance in her success

Set designer Chikako Suzuki finds balance in her success

Roxanne Ray October 13, 2017 0

Images are powerful, and set designer Chikako Suzuki enjoys wielding that power. Trained as a set designer at Carnegie Mellon, she then made the leap to designing for television in Hollywood, and has earned

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Seattle Public Theatre, SIS ready to engage in conversation with ‘Extreme Happiness’

Seattle Public Theatre, SIS ready to engage in conversation with ‘Extreme Happiness’

Roxanne Ray October 5, 2017 0

Poverty and the challenges faced by ordinary workers are familiar experiences worldwide, and one such story comes to the Seattle stage this month. The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig will be

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