Theatres: Fringe Theatre


The 14/48 Projects

2204 W. Emerson St.

Seattle, WA   98199


[email protected]

Contact: Shawn Belyea, Executive Director.
Founded in 1997, the 14/48 Projects was formed to produce and expand the reach of their signature event–14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival and other social theatre experiments.   See website for an explanation.

Annex Theatre

Theatre Address:

1100 E. Pike St. (entrance on 11th Ave at E. Pike St.)

Seattle, WA 98122

Mailing Address:

PMB 1440

1122 East Pike Street

Seattle, WA 98122-3934

(206) 728-0933

[email protected]

[email protected]

Contact: Catherine Blake Smith, Artistic Director.

Founded in 1986, Annex Theatre produces new scripted plays, radical re-interpretations of the classics, devised performances, spectacles, and more. Annex runs monthly cabarets Spin the Bottle (every 1st Friday) and Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery (every 1st Sunday).

Also, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Annex hosts small productions called “Off Nights.”

Auditions are announced on social media and the TPS website. Actors are paid a small stipend.

Akropolis Performance Lab

13538 27th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98125

Admin: (206) 363-2005

Box Office: (800) 838-3006

[email protected]

Contact: Joseph Lavy & Jennifer Lavy, Artistic Directors.


Forward Flux Productions

3518 Fremont Ave N. #297

Seattle, WA 98103

[email protected]


Contact: Andy Buffelen, Managing Director.

Forward Flux strives to connect audiences with art in unexpected ways. Founded in New York in 2010 and moved to Seattle in 2015. Produces 8 to 10 shows a year. Performances are in various theaters, on the streets, and outdoors.

Auditions announced on the TPS Audition Listing Service.  Non-Union


Live Girls!Theater

[email protected]

Meghan Shalom Arnette, Artistic Director.   Live Girls!
is dedicated to producing and developing new works by women.

Auditions are announced on the TPS website.  LGT attends the TPS general auditions.

Macha Monkey Productions

Mailing Address:

PO Box 46012

Seattle, WA 98146

(206) 860-2970

[email protected]

Contact: Kristina Sutherland, Executive Artistic Director.

Founded in 2001, Macha Monkey’s work features powerful themes, strong humor and rough and tough female characters. MM’s season runs from September to June. Macha mounts full productions of new plays, curates a reading series of new plays in progress called The Distillery, and offers innovative education programs for students of all ages.

Auditions are announced on social media and Macha’s website. (See Ch.1: Women’s Theatre)

MAP Theatre

Mailing Address:

2915 Rainier Ave S Ste 316

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 335-0727

[email protected]

Contact: Brandon Ryan, Artistic Director.

MAP Theatre is a nomadic, independent company which favors local work and comedy that hurts a bit.Auditions announced through the TPS Audition Listing Service.

Outsider’s Inn Collective

Mailing Address:

25 W. Highland Drive #26

Seattle, WA 98119

[email protected]

Contact: Gregory Berry, Artistic Director.

Outsiders Inn produces 1 (new works and/or contemporary plays and forgotten classics) per season, focusing on small casts plays, 3 to 7 actors with the scale weighted towards women.

To audition, send headshot and resume via e-mail. Auditions are announced on social media and the TPS website. Outsiders Inn attends the TPS general auditions. Actors are paid a small honorarium, based on box office receipts.


Rehearsals are held on weekday evenings and weekend days (usually Friday thru Monday) for 4 to 5 weeks. Performances are Friday and Saturday and Sundays.

The Pocket Theater

8312 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

Second Performance Location

Slate Theater

(Inside the Inscape Arts Building)

815 Seattle Blvd S

Seattle, WA 98134


[email protected]

[email protected]

Slate contact: Jeff Nickels, [email protected]

Pocket contact: Sarah McKinley, [email protected]

General contact: Clayton Weller, [email protected]

Founded in 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Pocket Theater produces fringe theater in two venues: a 50-seat theater in Greenwood and the 40-60 seat Slate Theater in the Inscape Arts building in the International District.  (the old Immigration Jail)

PT foots the bill for up and coming producers and they impress with truly unique and fun shows. Performances happen every week Thursday – Sunday.

Classes happen all week long. Plus, rehearsal space is available at a competitive rate when it’s not being used otherwise.

Printer’s Devil Theatre

PO Box 20536

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 860-7163

[email protected]

Stephen Hando, Artistic Director.

Rebate Ensemble Theatre Group


(206) 550-4115

[email protected]

[email protected]

Contact: Rojo Davis, Managing Director.

REBATEnsemble produces contemporary, classical and original plays with an experimental twist for the greater Seattle area. Our work blends theatre with other artistic mediums in unconventional and non-traditional spaces such as cafes, parks, and teahouses.

Actors encouraged to email interest using form on the contact page of the website. Casting calls announced on social media.

Seattle Jewish Theater Company

[email protected]

Contact: Art Feinglass, Artistic Director. Seattle Jewish Theater was launched in 2011 to bring contemporary Jewish theater to Seattle. Actors do not have to be Jewish to audition or be part of the cast.


Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET)

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 20834

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 325-5105

[email protected]

Contact: Samie Detzer, Artistic Director.

Operating on Capital Hill since 2004, Washington Ensemble Theatre produces 3 contemporary shows “never seen” in Seattle, per season, with an ensemble of trained actors and designers.

The Ensemble attends the annual TPS United General Auditions each February and has in-house Ensemble General Auditions every other August on odd years. The Ensemble General Auditions are non-Equity and open to the public, but space is limited and appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Auditions for mainstage shows and workshops are reserved by invitation only. To be considered for future auditions, please send a hardcopy of your headshot and resume to the attention of Leah Pfenning at the Ensemble’s mailing address. Auditions announced through the TPS Audition Listing Service. Actors paid a stipend.



SecondStory Repertory

7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250

Redmond, WA 98052

Admin: (425) 498.2244

Box office: (425) 881-6777

[email protected]

Contact: Jen Kloe, Managing Director.

Since its opening in October of 1999, SecondStory Repertory has offered a year-round season 3 to 4 contemporary and/or classic shows as well as 3 to 4 children’s theatre productions.

SecondStory’s Theater for Young Audiences series reaches grade school children ages 4 to 10.

To audition, send a headshot and resume via regular mail or e-mail to [email protected]. Auditions are announced two month before a show’s opening on the SSR newsletter, the TPS website, and social media. SecondStory holds general auditions in the spring and sometimes attends the TPS general auditions. Actors are paid a small stipend. (See Ch.1: Non-Union Profesional Theatre)


South Sound

New Muses Theatre Company

Performance Space:

The Dukesbay Theater

Inside the Merlino Arts Center

508 6th Ave

Tacoma, WA 98402

[email protected]

[email protected]

Contact: Niclas Olson, Managing Artistic Director.

Founded in 2009, New Muses Theatre Company produces up to 5 shows a season. New Muses balances re-interpretations of classic works with contemporary plays and challenging works featured in their One-Night-Only staged reading series. Auditions announced on website, TPS, and social media. Email a headshot and resume to [email protected]. (See Ch.1: Reader’s Theatre)

Theater Artists Olympia

218 Milroy St NW

Olympia, WA 98502

(360) 357-3471

[email protected]

Pug Bujead,
President. Founded in 2003,
Theatre Arts Olympia produces 3 to 5 experiemental interpretations of classics each year.  Auditions are announced on the TAO website and list-serv.



Bump in the Road Theatre

2143 SE 54th Ave

Portland, OR 97215

(503) 750-1439

[email protected]

Carmela Lanza-Weil, Artistic Director. Founded in 2001,
Bump In the Road Theatre is dedicated to exploring life’s difficult challenges through the production of new and existing plays. *Currently on hiatus.

Defunkt Theatre

4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97215

(503) 481-2960

[email protected]

Contact: ames Moore, Co-Artistic Director.Founded in 2000, Defunkt produces experimental theatre.

Northwest Senior Theatre

Mailing Address:

PO Box 25264

Portland, OR 97298

Performance Theatre:

Alpenrose Dairy Opera House

6149 SW Shattuck Rd

Portland, Oregon 97221

(503) 227-2003

[email protected]

Contact: Betty Merrill, Publicity Director.

Founded in 2001, Northwest Senior Theatre is a group of singers, dancers, actors, musicians and production folks who still thoroughly enjoy performing despite being 55 and older.

NWST develops two major shows each year and present four performances of each at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House in May and November. Each show is complete with costumes, scenery, choreography, and music. NWST also develops touring shows of various lengths to perform in local venues.

Audition information is posted on the NST website.

Portland Story Theater

Mailing Address:

3333 NE 15th Ave

Portland, OR 97212-2306

Performance Space:

The Fremont

2393 NE Fremont

Portland, OR 97212

(503) 284-2226

[email protected]

Contacts: Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, Founders.

Founded in 2004, Portland Story Theater builds community, promotes understanding, and fosters radical empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. Portland Story Theater produces Urban Tellers®, Armchair Adventurer, and Mainstage shows and also offers workshops to help people find their story and refine their voice.

Triangle Productions!

8420 SW Canyon Lane #13

Portland, OR  97335

(503) 239-5919

[email protected]

Contact: Don, Managing Director.

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