SEATTLE: Intiman Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2019 season, the second part of its Wild Wicked Woke program, which will include three mainstage productions.
The season will open with Christopher Chen’s Caught (March 7–30), directed by Desdemona Chiang. Caught is a genre-bending work about a Chinese dissident artist who appears in an art gallery that is hosting a retrospective of his work. Previously imprisoned in a detention center for his art, he shares the details of this ordeal with his patrons.
Next up will be The Events (July 18–August 10) by David Greig. Following the lone survivor of a mass shooting, The Events explores violence, obsession, and the humanity found in circumstances of evil. The production will be directed by Paul Budraitis.
A production of Bulrusher (August 20–Sept. 14) directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton will follow. Bulrusher, written by Eisha Davis and set in 1955, is about a multiracial orphan with a gift for clairvoyance discovering a new place in her identity.
Intiman Theatre aims to achieve liberation through arts activism. Founded in 1972, Intiman produces contemporary plays and adventurous new writing, in addition to American classics.