[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following is a Letter to the Editor, written and submitted by a verified resident, and in response to another Letter we published. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of South King Media, nor its staff:]

Dear Editor,

There are just two weeks left to see Tiny Beautiful Things at Burien Actors Theatre (BAT). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from May 5 through May 14. Check out the review on The B-Town Blog.

Get tickets here:


BAT is grateful to Kennedy Catholic High School for allowing us to lease their Little Theatre starting this Winter for our first live indoor productions since The Covid shutdown in 2020. 

Without Kennedy Catholic’s kindness, BAT was homeless. The Burien Annex, BAT’s home for 40 years, was torn down during Covid.

BAT turned to Zoom, mounting 16 full productions there, all while searching for a new venue. We had no luck. We considered closing permanently when Kennedy Catholic came through.

We cannot thank Kennedy Catholic enough. They have been a grand landlord, and we hope to go forward with them for at least a few years. They took a risk, as BAT is the first to use space inside the school building. Because of them, BAT is back live and in-person. 

A big lesson from our three-year search for a smallish venue is that South King County is venue poor. Here is a link to a heat map of theater venues in the greater Seattle area. https://nwtheatre.org/venue-map/. Remember this map only includes Kennedy Catholic as a venue because BAT has been performing there. 

Due to the lack of venues in South King County, BAT has been working with LMN Architects, the designers of McCaw Hall in Seattle and many other theater venues throughout the country, to design a venue for Burien. BAT will hold open houses on our designs to get your feedback. In the interim, join us for Tiny Beautiful Things at the Little Theatre at Kennedy Catholic. 

– Eric & Maggie

From left to right:  Letter Writer #2 (Kpojo Kparya) objects to Sugar’s (Olivia Robinson) statement. In the background, Letter Writer #1 (Phillip Keiman) and Letter Writer #2 (Shawna Petty) react.
From left to right:  Letter Writer #1 (Phillip Keiman) sasses Sugar (Olivia Robinson) with help from Letter Writer #3 (Shawna Petty). Photo by Michael Brunk.
 From left to right:  Letter Writer #3 (Shawna Petty) and Sugar (Olivia Robinson) react to Letter Writer #1’s (Phillip Keiman) comment, as Letter Writer #2 (Kpojo Kparyea) scolds Letter Writer #1. Photo by Michael Brunk.
From left to right:  Letter Writer #2 (Kpojo Kparya) objects to Sugar’s (Olivia Robinson) statement. In the background, Letter Writer #1 (Phillip Keiman) and Letter Writer #2 (Shawna Petty) react. Photo by Michael Brunk.

Schedule, Tickets & Coupon

Tiny Beautiful Things runs through May 14, 2023, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., at Kennedy Catholic High School, 140 S 140th Street, Burien, WA 98168-3496 (map below).

Masks are required.


Save $3 off tickets with the coupon code BLOG online here (choose your tickets, click on “Apply discount code” then enter BLOG), or print the coupon below and bring it to the box office:

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