Cast Set for Pleasure & Sorrow of Your Company

Omer Fast, 5000 Feet Is the Best, 2011, digital film stills © Omer Fast

Omer Fast, 5000 Feet Is the Best, 2011, digital film stills © Omer Fast

The cast for January 25th’s New Year New Play reading of Stacy D. Flood’s The Pleasure & Sorrow of Your Company has been finalized.

We are excited to announce that APL Company Members and apprentices will be joined by local talents Natural Israel, Samara Lerman, and Paul Budraitis in giving voice to Flood’s examination of warfare in the drone age.

The event is wrapped in lively conversation; generous and careful discussion of the play; great food; and  ample opportunities to network with artists, intellectuals, and enthusiasts.

Learn more about the play, view the complete casting, and RSVP on the Salon page.

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APL’s Uncle Vanya Earns 2 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominations

Marina (Zhenya Lavy) and Astrov (Carter Rodriquez) | Photo: Annie Paladino

Marina (Zhenya Lavy) and Astrov (Carter Rodriquez) | Photo: Annie Paladino

The Seattle Theatre Writers critics circle slow-released its nominations this week for the 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards.

Akropolis Performance Lab is very proud to announce that two members of the Uncle Vanya ensemble garnered nominations:

  • Zhenya Lavy, for best local composer (in a category that pit her against theatres of all sizes and budgets) for her deeply evocative musical composition.
  • Carter Rodriquez, for best supporting actor (small theatre category) for his remarkable work as Dr. Astrov.

See the complete slate of the 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominations.

Announcing our 2014-15 Intern: Joe Patrick Kane

Joe Patrick Kane made things happen as an intern in Olympia (pictured with Former Senior Legislative Assistant Syd Locke at left and 11th District State Representative Steve Bergquist at right). We can't wait to see what he makes happen as an intern with Akropolis Performance Lab!

Joe Patrick Kane made things happen as an intern in Olympia (pictured with Former Senior Legislative Assistant Syd Locke, left, and 11th District State Representative Steve Bergquist, right). We can’t wait to see what he makes happen during his internship with Akropolis Performance Lab!

We are pleased to announce that Joe Patrick Kane is interning with Akropolis Performance Lab in 2014-15.

A graphic designer, illustrator, painter, musician, and road cyclist, Joe earned his BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington – Bothell and previously interned with the Washington State House of Representatives.

During his internship with APL, he will support graphic, marketing, and development efforts, as well as stage manage Pomegranate & Ash.

Learn more about Joe and check out his design portfolio.

Akropolis Interns gain experience in non-profit operations, as well as artistic projects, while supporting the work of the company. Internships are most commonly structured with a year-long trajectory, but project-based internships may be offered. We welcome inquiries about internship opportunities.

Pomegranate & Ash to Premiere in OTB’s Open Studio

Pomegranate & Ash | On the Boards Open Studio | Feb. 8, 3:30 PM.

Pomegranate & Ash | On the Boards Open Studio | Feb. 8, 3:30 PM.

The fullest manifestation to date of APL’s Theatre of Polyphony, Pomegranate & Ash premieres at On the Boards in the Open Studio on Sunday, February 8, at 3:30pm.

Pomegranate and Ash takes TS Eliot’s Ash Wednesday, Monteverdi madrigals, the Hymn of Demeter, music from the Shaker tradition, and each performer’s personal biography as source material for an original performance rooted in themes of separation, loss, and reunification.

The entire ensemble performs in this piece, including all our new Artistic Associates and Apprentices.

Admission to Open Studio is by donation only: $5 suggested.

Learn more about Pomegranate & Ash and APL’s Theatre of Polyphony.