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The Freehold Forum
20th Anniversary Issue 
 Fall Quarter 2011
Board of Directors
Krista Erickson
David Friedt

Jonathan Locke

Scott Maddock

Freehold Staff

Hello TPS Members,


Freehold is turning 20 years old as of this September and we are celebrating! Enjoy our 20th reflections with: 


John Billingsley and George Lewis, two of Freehold's Founding Members, share their funny and moving stories on their experiences at Freehold,  

John Paulsen and John Klein, two past Freehold students and lab participants, reminisce on their numerous Freehold endeavors including Studio Series performances and classes,

Paul Mullin shares his thoughts on the impact of the Sandbox Artists Collective's new work,

Freehold News - check out some great articles highlighting Freehold's 20th and the exceptional upcoming work from our talented faculty.


A big thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us at our 20th Anniversary Homecoming Party at Washington Hall last Saturday.  It was great to see all the Freehold support! 


Things we are looking forward to ...

Seattle Repertory Theatre's charming new indie comedy, Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker which features unlikely strangers signing up for an "Adult Creative Drama" class.  Sounds like its right up our alley!  

Continuing our 20th celebration with you throughout the year! 




Kate Gavigan

PR Manager, Freehold

John Billingsley

From Our Lab: Conversation with John Billingsley and George Lewis (two of Freehold's Founders) 

   George Lewis

 How did all the founders (Robin Lynn Smith, Tony Pasqualini, Mark Jenkins, Ben Rankin, George Lewis, John Billingsley) come together in the first place to create Freehold and what was your hope for the organization?


George: We were all teaching at the old Pasqualini Smith Studio John and I were part of Tony and Robin's faculty and the Mark Jenkins Actor Studio was holding classes there.  More ... 

From Our Studio:  John Paulsen and John Klein 

In honor of Freehold's 20th, long time Freehold student and lab participants, John Paulsen (Actor, Writer) and John Klein (Playwright, Director, Actor) reflect on their Freehold experience ...


John Paulsen:  Hey John, I was hoping to lay down some thoughts about our time at Freehold in the 90's.  Maybe we could start with how you first got there?

John Klen:  Yeah, cool. Well it was the summer of 1992 and I had just moved to Seattle ... More ... 

Paul MullinFrom Our Lab:  Sandbox Radio - Worth the Wait by Paul Mullin      


A bunch of us founded the Sandbox Artists Collective a few years ago "as a place for mid-career artists to explore their craft in the company of their peers."  More ... 



Read some great stories highlighting Freehold's 20th!


Freehold teaches the art of theatre to all you seek it, by Florangela Davila, KPLU- Artscape

Freehold at 20, by Marta Zekan, KING FM Arts Channel

Freehold Theatre Turns 20, by Nancy Guppy, Art Zone    

Freehold celebrates its 20th Anniversary in September, by Rosemary Jones, Seattle Examiner

Check out our fall classes and the great work being done by our faculty:  

Fall Quarter Class Schedule

Faculty Upcoming Shows

Circle Mirror Transformation

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Circle Mirror Transformation

Oct. 21-Nov. 20, 2011

by Annie Baker

Directed by Andrea Allen


In this charming indie comedy, an unlikely group of strangers sign up for Marty's small-town "Adult Creative Drama" class. But as their relationships develop, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama. Info and tickets at www.seattlerep.org. (Remember: TPS members always get a free standby ticket!).

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