Sep 23 2014
Written by Education Intern Sarah Maxwell.
As a recent Washington transplant, one of the aspects of the Seattle theatre community that strikes me as unique is how amazingly interconnected everyone is. I began gaining awareness of this phenomenon my very first day at the Rep, when I was offered two comp tickets to Intiman Theatre Festival’s preview of Angels in America: Perestroika, by Education Programs Officer Zoe Wilson. She completed a directing internship with Intiman last summer and wanted to provide my fellow intern, Amelia Peacock, and I a chance to get a taste of what Seattle Theatre was like. Having never seen either part of Angels performed (and free being a magic word for all interns), I happily accepted.
Needless to say, the show was spectacular. I was in the theatre for over three hours, and while I was exhausted from my first few days of work, I felt that I easily could have watched several more hours of this production. By the time you are reading this post the show will have closed, so you either know what an impactful production took place at Intiman, or you should know that you missed out on an almost transcendent moment in this artistic season. I can only hope that my experiences with the arts in this city continue to be as clever, important, and mesmerizing as the year progresses.