SEATTLE: Intiman Theatre has announced its 2018 season, which the company has given the theme “Wild, Wicked, Woke.”
“In 2018, we will lean into our mission more intensely than ever,” said artistic director Jennifer Zeyl in a statement. “We will hold underrepresented stories to the light, look at issues of identity, race, visibility, gender, coming-of-age, microaggression, and colonization. All of this while centering new artists, unlikely combinations, and lived true stories, reminding our audiences and artists alike that we are what makes America great.”
The season will start with Taylor Mac’s Hir (Feb. 28-March 25), a coproduction with ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, about a young man who returns home from the war to care for his ailing father, only to find that his sister is transgender and his mother is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. Zeyl will direct the production at ArtsWest.
Next up will be Allison Gregory’s Wild Horses (May 31-June 24), a coming-of-age tale about a woman looking back on the threshold summer that changed her adolescent life. Sheila Daniels will direct the show at 12th Avenue Arts.
The season will close out with Native Gardens (Sept. 6-30), by Karen Zacarías, about the clash of cultures when a Latino couple moves next door to a well-established family and their prize-winning garden in Washington, D.C. KJ Sanchez will direct the show at Jones Playhouse.
The company will produce the Intiman Emerging Artists Program, a no-cost summer program which will bring up-and-coming local artists together for professional training and development.
Founded in 1972, Intiman Theatre brings classic American stories and contemporary plays to the Pacific Northwest.