SEATTLE: Intiman Theatre has announced its 2017 season, which will include two mainstage productions and an Intiman Emerging Artists Program and showcase production.
“The Seattle community is full of stories that deserve to be shared and it is time to give resources and our focus to those narratives,” co-curator Sara Porkalob said in a statement. “As we move toward equity and representation of diverse voices and communities, it’s crucial to hand over the mic and offer a platform for support.”
The season will begin with Barbecue (June 1-25), by Robert O’Hara, a bold comedy exploring issues of racial politics and addiction in an American family. Malika Oyetimein will direct.
Following will be the world premiere of Dragon Lady (Sept. 7-Oct. 1), written and performed by Sara Porkalob, a “Filipino gangster musical” that follows three generations of women. Andrew Russell will direct.
In addition, the theatre will hold Intiman Emerging Artists Program for its third year this summer. A free program, IEAP brings 30 local artists together for training and development. Sara Parkalob will mentor the artists as they develop solo works, which will be presented in a showcase production.
The Intiman is dedicated to producing relevant and socially progressive material for its community, focused on showcasing underrepresented voices.