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"Into the Woods" Special Event - September 15

Thu, 06 Sep 2018

Into the Woods Poster

Director's Talk

Explore the vision behind The Hi-Liners production of Into the Woods with Artistic Director Kathleen Edwards!

Your ticket to this event includes one Premium seat to Into the Woods, pre-show appetizers with the Director's Talk, and dessert at intermission. Be sure to RSVP by September 9 (click "READ MORE" below for info on reserving your spot).


This event is taking place during the Saturday, September 15th, 7:30pm show. Limited seats are available. $50/person for this special opportunity.


You must RSVP by September 9 to [email protected] to reserve your spot.

September Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit: Mia Shulte

Thu, 30 Aug 2018

Art by Mia Shulte

The Burien Arts Association is pleased to feature the multi-media paintings of Mia Schulte in the September exhibit at the Pop-up Art Gallery at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S.W.

Meet Mia at the opening reception, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center. The exhibit runs to Sept. 31 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday–Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

"I work on the floor so that I can have a 360-degree view and feel closer to the work," Mia said. "I apply multiple layers combining the various mediums such as acrylic, ink, pastel, etc. The painting evolves with each new layer as I proceed to clarify the message/feeling that I want to express.

"I strive to represent observations about the complexities of daily life using natural forms to express my thoughts. The themes of time, change, movement, and transformation are ever present in my work."

She was recently selected to be in a show at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City.

Her works on display at the Community Center are for sale. Please email [email protected] for information on purchasing.

Enjoy fantastical theater, delectable food at Burien Actors Theatre Gala Party

Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Photo from a past BAT Gala

Enjoy fabulous food and drink from Burien businesses plus theatrical performances and Erin Austin of OK Sweetheart at Burien Actors Theatre’s Gala Party & Show on Saturday, Sept. 15!

From 6 to 9 p.m., be among the first to get a sneak peek into BAT’s 2018-19 season during this kick-off to Burien Actors Theatre’s 39th season of better live theater. Experience BAT’s fantastical comedy and drama, plus backstage tour and special giveaways. Nosh on delectable food and beverages from Buriem businesses. And don’t miss the music of renowned guest performer Erin Austin of OK Sweetheart, a singer whose folk-pop sound melds with soul and rock.

Admission is just $15 for the entire event, including food, drink and entertainment. BAT requests people RSVP to [email protected] or 206-242-5180, or buy tickets online, by Sept. 13 so BAT has a head count for ordering food.


Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see in a movie or anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

Opportunity: Seattle Playwrights Salon

Wed, 22 Aug 2018

Event Picture of Seattle Playwrights Salon

In collaboration with professional directors and actors, the Salon presents staged readings of plays in development on the second Friday of every month. The readings are held at the Conservatory, an arts venue and coffeehouse in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood.

In preparation for their 2019 season, the Salon is currently accepting full-length scripts and collections of short and one act plays in development from any playwright in the Northwestern United States and British Columbia. To be considered for the priority deadline of October 31, 2018, please email [email protected] with "SUBMISSIONS 2019", your name and the title of your play in the subject line.

Submission Criteria and Information:

  • Each play submission shall be accompanied by a $10.00 submission fee* paid via the Salon's donation page. A copy of the receipt shall be provided with the script.
  • Playwright shall reside in the Northwestern United States or British Columbia
  • Plays must be submitted in PDF format, using standard play formatting style.
  • Script should include a title page with play title, playwright’s name and contact information; a brief summary of the play; and a cast list.
  • Submission email should include a brief overview of the script’s development and production history.

Please refer to the Submission Resource Guide for additional tips on preparing your script for submission. If your script is selected for the 2019 season, Seattle Playwrights Salon will provide a director and up to four actors for the staged reading.

To learn more, click here for the Playwright Agreement.

* - All submission fees go to support the Salon's administrative and production costs (compensation for director, stage manager and up to four actors for each show). In accordance with the Salon's mission of helping playwrights develop their work, a high level critique will also be provided for every play submitted.

3 Worlds Kaleidoscope

Sat, 11 Aug 2018

Poster image for 3 World Kaleidescope

THREE artists, ONE day only!

Who: Colleen Monette, Shannan Folino, Alexis St. John

When: September 7, 2018, from 10am - 8pm

Where: Lazuli Studio (Click here for a map to the studio)

Lazuli Art Studio will be filled with artwork. Meet the artists and talk with them about their latest pieces.

Coincides with the B-town Beat artwalk (6pm-8pm.)

August Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit: Becca Heavrin

Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Art by Becca Heavrin

The August Pop-up Galley exhibit at the Burien Community Center features the mixed media works of Becca Heavrin, presented by Burien Arts.

Meet Becca at the opening reception, Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center.

"Since as long as I can remember I’ve been an artist and a writer," she said. "In 2014 I fell in love, and the life I’ve built with my sweetheart has allowed me to quit my corporate job and study psychology and art therapy. As I find the right mix between these two areas of interest, I continue to make art, having more recently been drawn to painting and mixed media. I continue to refine my process and my interests, working with my materials in that intimate dance that artists do."

Becca grew up on a farm in rural Maine where her family grew their own food and raised animals. She learned to knit when she was eight and kept the family in hats, mittens, socks, and sweaters. “It was the adeptness of hand work for chores or other useful tasks that I hold as one of the most important lessons of my childhood, the others being resilience and survival,” she said.

After earning a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Outdoor Education) from the University of NH, she spent several years in the corporate world before traveling the New England craft show circuit with her stitched bags and wall hangings. Health issues led her to return to corporate jobs to obtain health insurance, which led her to Seattle.

Becca now focuses on making and selling art. She has been displaying and selling her works at street fairs around the metro area. Next on the program is giving art classes soon.

All of Becca’s works on display at the Community Center are for sale. Please email [email protected] for information on purchasing.

The exhibit runs to August 31 and is open to the public during Burien Community Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday–Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday. The Center is located at 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA.

Call for Social Impact Theatre Grants from The Biller Family

Sun, 22 Jul 2018

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The Biller Family Foundation is currently accepting applications for Social Impact Theatre grants. These grants provide production-specific support for musicals or plays that tackle social issuesin an innovative, inspiring, and educational manner.

To apply, you must be:

  • A nonprofit organization domiciled in Alaska, California, Oregon, or Washington state with IRS-determined 501(c)(3) status
  • An organization whose only mission is to produce or present theatre, or a theatre program that is integral to the mission of a larger organization (e.g. performing arts center, educational institution, or other community agency)
  • An organization with a history of at least two consecutive years of bringing theatre to its community
  • An organization with annual revenue of at least $750,000 for the two most recently-completed fiscal years

The initial application for the first cycle of 2018 is due on August 6. For more info, please visit their site.

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