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A Contemporary Theatre

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A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) is dedicated to producing relevant works on contemporary themes. ACT nurtures new and seasoned artists, collaborates with promising playwrights and local performing artists working in a variety of media, and connects audiences to many stages of the creative process.

About A Contemporary Theatre

Since 2006, ACT has premiered or developed 22 new plays in our various play development programs (ACT New Play Award, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, New Works for the American Stage) which have gone on to have over 60 productions elsewhere in the country, many of them at top of the line professional regional theatres. In 2013 ACT saw its first show go to Broadway, with the 2012 world premiere musical First Date, in partnership with The 5th Avenue Theatre. Since 2005, we have produced 7 world premieres by local writers on our mainstage. Since 2003 we've produced 11 world premieres. ACT developed and produced the premiere of Yussef El Guindi's play Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, which won one of the most prestigious new play awards in the country, the Steinberg Award, presented at the Humana Festival.
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Transportation & Parking

The most convenient and affordable parking is at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center Garage, with a secure indoor entrance to ACT. Other garages include: Convention Place Parking (enter on 7th Avenue between Union and Pike). 7th & Pike Parking (located above the Cheesecake Factory; enter on 7th Avenue, between Pike and Pine) Union Square Parking (enter at the intersection of 7th and Union, opposite ACT) Pacific Place (enter on 6th Avenue, north of Pine Street)
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