Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season!

Mark O'Connor Band - DjangoFest Northwest, September 2011 by Scott Bookman

Gwen Jones as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit - Theatre Series, October 2013 by Tyler Raymond

Wonderheads' Grim and Fischer - Family Series, November 2013 by Tyler Raymond

Local Writers - Literary Series with Hedgebrook, March 2014 by Kathryn Morgen

This season's theme, Stage Notes, is inspired by the notes a director gives to actors and crew during and after rehearsals--where to stand, what to keep, what to change, a new idea or mood or feeling to convey--the myriad nuances which facilitate the process that eventually leads to opening night.

The 2014-2015 WICA Season is a result of hundres of "stage notes" spread over several months of planning. Last November, a call for programming was distributed to the community through our website, press releases, DrewsList, newsletters, and inside our show programs. The responding notes from our community consisted of requests for more of this or that (more literature, more classical music), requests to book specific artists (Weatherside Whiskey Band, Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen), new programming ideas (One Act Fest NW), submissions from artists for booking, and play proposals from directors (see Theatre Series line-up).

The new season's artistic choice is driven by "notes" from you, our WICA constituents. We believe in an open process and opportunity for all. We believe this so strongly that we have created the very blog you are reading called, of course, Stage Notes, where you will find a virtual home that shares stories, process, backstage content, news and updates. We invite you to visit the blog and share with us what is working--what do we keep, what do we need to improve--and new ideas and opportunities.

While you're at it, book the best seats for the 2014-2015 season!

See you here,
Stacie Burgua
Executive Director

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Theatre Series, December 2013 by Lucy Brown

Rehearsal for Literary Series with Hedgebrook - March 2014 by Kathryn Morgen

Mark Findlay Rehearses - PianoFest Northwest 2014 by Kathryn Morgen

Our Town Rehearsal - Theatre Series, June 2014 by Tyler Raymond