Fall Newsletter – September 2016

Issue No. 3 | September 2016

Here you’ll find all of the information included in our most recent newsletter.


It’s almost here! The Gregory Awards, Seattle theatre’s party of the year, is just 25 days away. Join us for the gala at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall to strut the red carpet, sip champagne, and celebrate outstanding local theatre! Purchase your tickets now.

If 25 days feels too long to wait, help us get the party started early at the Nominee Reception on October 16. Great food and drinks, incredible live music, and all the nominees await you at The Studios. It is the perfect way to kick off our awards season. Reserve your spot at the Nominee Reception here.

And keep an eye on your email! Although TPS has been filling it lately, we’ll soon be putting out the call for Gregory Awards volunteers.

Until then, check out the rest of our Fall Newsletter. This quarter, we have news from the long-awaited launch of Leadership for Social Change, a Diversity Highlight about The Royale at ACT Theatre, a job opportunity , an update on fundraising, and more.

The Gregory Awards

Strut down memory lane with photos from the 2015 Gregory Awards: the Nominee Reception, all of last year’s Recipients, and the glamorous Red Carpet photos!
and get ready for…
October 16 – Nominee Reception
Toast the Talent!
October 24 – Gregory Awards Ceremony
Celebrate outstanding theatre!

Leadership for Social Change Launch

We have kicked off our year-long Leadership for Social Change program, led by Carmen Morgan. Arts administrators gathered September 22-25 to begin their deep dive into the challenging and rewarding work focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We had an exciting start to the program and will continue to keep you updated as we move forward on this brilliant journey!

Diversity Highlight – The Royale

ACT Theatre‘s look at Jack Johnson, the first African American American world heavyweight boxing champion. Find out what Literary & Artistic Manager Emily Penick and Marketing & PR Assistant Cati Thelen told us about the cast, creative team, and Community Responder talkbacks. For more details, read about it on our TPS News.

Job Opportunity: Facilities Program Assistant

(FILLED) This is an administrative position dedicated to organizing and performing work related to daily operational needs of the TPS facility program. If you’re interested in helping us schedule rentals and maintain order in our studios, view the position description and application instructions here.

A Free Way to Donate!

Imagine if you could help TPS get a big donation just by making a comment on Facebook… You can and it couldn’t be easier! Friday, September 30, is the deadline for us to get as many people as possible to write “Theatre Puget Sound” in the comments on this post.

Let Razzi’s Pizzeria know you support TPS!

Member Service Announcement

We send direct mail to keep you informed (hello!), maintain the Member Listserv – tpsmembers@tpsemail.org – to keep each other informed, and of course, we use Facebook to get the word out too. Do you have information to share with the TPS Members? Let us know! It might be the perfect thing to include in a Diversity Highlight, now featured in our newsletter, or to share on the listserv with your fellow members. If you’re ever curious about the best way to reach TPS Members, ask Member Liaison Catherine Blake Smith.

Farewell Rob!

After two years of making sure all your rental needs were met, maintaining our studios and performance spaces, and being an all-around great guy, Facilities Manager Rob Raas- Bergquist said goodbye to TPS on Tuesday. We’re excited to see what he does next! Please direct your facilities and booking questions to studio4@tpsonline.org.

TPS Administrative Updates:

We’ve adjusted our office hours. Have an administrative and in-person facilities request? Stop by our offices on the 4th floor of the Seattle Center Armory! We are now open
Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and closed for lunch, 12-1 pm daily.

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