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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 [...]

Looking Back: Connecting to the National Conversation

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 [...]

Humana Interviews: Umbrella Project Executive Director, Norah Elges, interviews playwright Jenny Rachel Weiner and Jill Rafson, Director of New Work at Roundabout Theatre Company

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 [...]