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The Freehold Forum  Summer Quarter 2012
Board of Directors

Hello Freehold Community,


Summer fun at Freehold is on the horizon!  We are starting off our summer with our amazing line-up of summer classes, then offering free performances for the general public of our Engaged Theatre production of KING LEAR in July and finishing off the summer on August 31st by celebrating a recent award we received (see below).   Here are our e-newsletter highlights:  


Kevin McKeon shares his insights about performing for a second year with our Engaged Theatre Summer Tour.   


Ann Eisenberg describes how the New Play Lab taught her the "magical playwriting path of discovery, mystery and humanity."  


Freehold has some exciting news that we have been awarded a Mayor's Arts Award this year!  The Mayor's Arts Award ceremony will be on August 31 at noon at the Seattle Center and we hope you'll come out and celebrate with us. 


Here's wishing you all a spectacular summer ...



Kate Gavigan

PR Manager, Freehold

Kevin McKeonFrom Our Lab: "Facing Up to Things" by Kevin McKeon 


Somebody asked me recently what was my biggest fear.

Going to prison, I said. Which is true.

So when that same person asked me why I was acting in Freehold's King Lear, that tours to, you know, institutions of a punitive nature, I said well, it's King Lear.  More ... 

AnnEisenbergplayFrom Our Studio: "Finding Out What I Didn't Know" by Ann Eisenberg 


As a new playwright, I didn't know what I didn't know. I'd been writing fiction for many years, and I had taken Playwriting 1 and 2 with Elizabeth Heffron, but I hadn't yet worked with actors, a director or an audience. The New Play Lab changed all that.  More ... 

Photo from New Play Lab 2011 


From Our Lab:  Engaged Theatre Program Presents KING LEAR -  

July 2, 6:30 pm (Seward Park), July 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 pm, and July 15 at 4:00 pm at Seattle University's Lee Center for the Arts - FREE (reservations requested)!



Freehold will tour Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Robin Lynn Smith, to unique locations across the greater Puget Sound in July. In addition to the public performances, King Lear will also be performed for audiences at Joint Base/Lewis McChord, Washington Corrections Center for Women, Monroe Correctional Center for Men, Harborview Medical Center and Echo Glen Children's Center, a juvenile detention center.  


When asked why she chose King Lear for this year's tour, director Robin Lynn Smith responded "I am inspired by the human struggle to know ourselves, and the attempt to look fiercely at the truth of our existence - framed by limits of isolation, separateness, bewilderment, blindness; and the limits of our time here: aging and death.  And it's a great story."   More ...

FreeholdFreehold Awarded A Mayor's Arts Award

Freehold was honored to learn that it has been awarded a Mayor's Arts Award for 2012. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Mayor's Arts Awards, 10 recipients will be honored this year. In addition to Freehold, the other Mayor's Arts Award recipients for 2012 are: KEXP 90.3 FM, Li Hengda, choreographer, dancer and artistic director, Lucia Neare's Theatrical Wonders, Seattle Arts & Lectures, Buster Simpson, public artist, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, TilibSedeb (Singing Feet), Duwamish Tribe youth performance group, The Vera Project, all-ages arts venue and Olivier Wevers, dancer, choreographer and artistic director.  More ...



Summer Quarter Class Schedule
Freehold Faculty Upcoming Shows
Freehold's Engaged Theatre Summer Tour of KING LEAR
Freehold Awarded Mayor's Arts Award

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