I marry my new play work with circus as a circus dramaturg. I love to see and make theatrically adventurous, physically ambitious, intimate, inquisitive, deeply honest plays about outsiders, searchers, and always about the human connection.
We are so excited to announce the addition of four fantastic people to the Umbrella Project family. They each bring unique experiences and expertise to our organization, and we're so happy they've decided to help us further the lives of new plays in Seattle and beyond. Marita Phelps Director of Operations Marita Phelps is a [...]
Umbrella Project is committed to the organizations in our network here in Seattle and around the country, to our playwrights, and to the projects we’re engaged with. We remain committed to furthering the life of new plays in Seattle, interconnecting our community here and connecting new plays in Seattle to the national conversation. New to our [...]
Making Seattle a destination for new work is not just about supporting the ecosystem of our local community but working to build a bridge from Seattle to the national conversation and back. This year, we took two big trips to take the first steps towards building that bridge.The Humana Festival of New American Plays at [...]
Jenny Rachel Weiner is the 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at the Roundabout Theatre in NYC where her play Kingdom Come will receive its world premiere this fall. Her play, Horse Girls, received it’s west coast premiere at Seattle’s Annex Theatre in 2014.Jill Rafson is the Director of New Work at Roundabout Theatre Company and has [...]