SEATTLE, WA- Freehold Theatre is resurrecting the Studio Series for 2020! Part of Freehold’s educational mission is to encourage those who study with us to experiment in a performance situation with the process and tools developed in the classroom. As a result, we created the Studio Series: performances presenting work created by current and former Freehold students and faculty. Last presented in 2016, this popular series is intended primarily as an opportunity for students to investigate work in a studio setting, to evolve as an independent artist, and to experience the evolution of the work through the processes of production and performance. The Studio Series will present two entirely different programs of work between Thursday, January 23 and Sunday, January 26. Come enjoy both programs!

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The Studio Series offers audiences the chance to participate as a vital component of the creative process. Freehold’s Founding Partner and former Studio Series Producer, George Lewis, explains, “The present step – taking the work into an investigative setting with a director and then into the public arena with an audience – is a vital aspect of Freehold’s mission. It is also a very exciting step. These are works-in-progress, and we encourage participants to use their performances as opportunities to further the process of discovery.” Former Studio Series projects have included: plays, scenes, monologues, original pieces, movement/dance pieces, vocal pieces, marionette shows, clown pieces, and some have moved on to larger runs at local venues such as On the Boards, the Seattle Fringe Festival and more! Being in the audience allows spectators to participate in the viewing experience at this early stage. 

Studio Series 2020 Schedule


Thursday 1/23 at 7:30pm

Saturday 1/25 at 7:30pm

Sunday 1/26 at 2pm

Scene from a Play  - Scott Maddock, Susie McGee directed by Joshua Holguin

This Body - Karin de Weille Original Movement Theatre piece directed by Jennifer Stone

Working On It - Randal Foss long form Improv directed by  Keven D. Guzowski

To Whom Should I Complain: A scene from 'Measure for Measure' - Dara Lillis, Marlena McHenry directed by by Donald Byrd

Poison for the Well - Caleb Pierce Original Solo Performance


Friday 1/24 at 7:30pm

Saturday 1/25 at 2pm

Sunday 1/26 at 7:30pm

Arbus Speaks - Kirsten McCory, Original solo performance directed by John Leith

Scene from a play  - Grace Madland directed by Shelby Schill

Scene from a play  - Josh Kenji directed by Ben Wade 

Still the Second Hand - Sara Karl Original Solo Performance directed by Daniel Morris

The Cutting Hour - Elizabeth Dorn Original Solo performance directed by Cecelia Frye

The Inheritance - Thomas Heller, original solo performance directed by Charlotte Tiencken

Location: Freehold’s Benjamin Bullitt Black Box Theatre, 517 Maynard Ave S, roughly the corner of Weller & Maynard in Seattle’s International District

Additional Information: Admission is by donation at the door. Reservations can be made on Brown Paper Tickets:

Featuring the work of Randall Foss, Kirsten McCory, Karin De Weille, Sarah Karl, Elizabeth Dorn, Grace Madland, Josh Kenji, Scott Maddock, Caleb Pierce, Dara Lillis and Thomas Heller.