Fate of Seattle's Intiman Theatre to Be Revealed Following Feb. 6 Meeting

News   Fate of Seattle's Intiman Theatre to Be Revealed Following Feb. 6 Meeting
Board members of Seattle's Intiman Theatre will determine the future of the Tony-winning company next week.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the deadline for fundraising was Feb. 1, with the Intiman having raised $820,000 by that time. Officials will meet Feb. 6 to decide whether sufficient funding is in place to proceed with a summer festival, which artistic director Andrew Russell revealed last fall.

It was previously reported that the organization would need to capitalize $1 million to produce the festival. The company closed its doors last spring in the midst of financial woes.

Russell's proposed plans include Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet adapted to reflect the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and directed by Allison Narver.

Russell will stage a fresh look at Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, which will incorporate choreography by Olivier Wevers. Marya Sea Kaminski will star in the title role.

Also planned are a "new outlandish production" conceived by "It Gets Better" campaign creator and author Dan Savage; as well as a two-act production from director Valerie Curtis-Newton, which will be staged in the Intiman's studio theatre and its courtyard.

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