Seattle Rep's Public Works presents
selections from a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s
Twelfth Night
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub
with Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

This virtual performance is free to watch, with donations gratefully accepted. Register for the livestream on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. PT.

The event will be live captioned and run time is approximately one hour. Find more information in our FAQ.

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If music be the food of love, play on!

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Seattle Rep’s Public Works family of community and professional actors will come together virtually to share this story of love, comedic confusion, and seeing the world through another’s eyes. Viola is shipwrecked in the unfamiliar land of Illyria, and her twin brother Sebastian is nowhere in sight. She disguises herself as a man to work for the Duke, setting in motion a series of crafty deceits, hijinkx, and a menagerie of lovesick characters all vying for their beloveds.

Hear from the Creative Team

How do you rehearse a musical over Zoom? Find out this and much more in an interview with the creative team.

 

Creative Team

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Co-Conceiver

Shaina Taub

Co-Conceiver, Music & Lyrics

Hattie Claire Andres

Director

Steven Tran

Music Director

Derek Edamura

Video Editor

L.B. Morse

Title Cards Designer

Cast

Varinique ‘V’ Davis

Viola

Sarah Russell*

Olivia

Rheanna Atendido

Feste

Eric Ankrim*

Orsino

Christian Quinto

Sebastian

Featured Ensemble

Khane Berry

Antonio

Doug Boling

Malvolio

Leilani De Nieva

Maria

Sean Morrin

Toby

Alex Lee Reed

Andrew

Glenda West

Fabian

Goss Poss

Anthony Greene

Faith Howes

William Douglas Johnson

Rikki Kjolso

Seth Lifland

Drew O'Donnell

Katherine Oberg

Anna Porkalob

Becky Summers

Sushma Thomas

Featured Illyrians

Jasmine Chau

Misty Doty

Parker Hennessey

Calvin Mottaghinejad

Leila Mottaghinejad

Sarah Mottaghinejad

Toni Myers

Evangeline OpongParry

Jessica Peterson

Neysa Peterson

Jennyfer Purswell

Dolores Maria Rossman

Maggie Roth

Amy Youngblood

Illyrians

Jennifer E Adair

Cecelia Buchanan

Rebecca Cort

Dalwyn T. Dean

Lynette Jennifer Douglass

Lia Sima Fakhouri

Kelly Garland

Lynn Hautala

Adilia Hjelle

Coraline Kane

Cynthia Linet

Acadia Matyas

Paul Otis

Diane Ste. Marie

Aarti Tiwari

Justen VanGrinsven

Mike West

Nina Williams-Teramachi

Candi Wilvang

Caren Beecher

Friend of Illyria

Teresa Boydston

Friend of Illyria

Roslyn Shelly

Friend of Illyria

Production

Stina Lotti*

Stage Manager

Malie Fujii

Community Ensemble Manager

Wiley

Broadcast Coordinator

Josh Archibald-Seiffer

Music Assistant

Angie Kamel

Public Works Director

Donovan Olsen

Public Works Assistant

Sann Hall

Production Manager

Musicians

César Amaral

Trumpet

Rebecca Ford

Trombone

Olivia Hamilton

Bass

Koryn Orcutt

Tenor Sax

James Pingenot

Drums

Anthony Pooley

Guitar

Steven Tran

Keys

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Musicians playing in this performance are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, Local 76-493, AFL-CIO/CLC

Originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theater
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

Orchestrations and Band Arrangements by Mike Brun

Twelfth Night is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
SAG-AFTRA

through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program

Special Thanks

Team Technical Loving Care (TLC): Claire Koleske, Darragh Kennan, Joanna Barnebey, Nabra Nelson, Tyler Krieg, and Stina Lotti.

Timothy V. Norris Jr. for music and technical support.

Sharon McNamara and Drew Highlands

Orlando Morales

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About the Program

Seattle Rep's Public Works

Theater of, by, and for the people, rooted in the values of equity, imagination, and joy.

Donate to Public Works

From community classes to mainstage (and now virtual!) productions, Seattle Rep’s Public Works is free to all who participate and supported entirely by contributions of all sizes from generous donors like you. Your gift will support creative collaborations like Twelfth Night and ongoing programming that connects our city and region through equity, imagination, and joy.

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Event & Streaming FAQs

Is Public Works Twelfth Night free to watch?

This event is free to watch! Register for access.

If you are able, we would greatly appreciate your consideration in making a donation to Seattle Rep. From community classes to mainstage (and now virtual!) productions, Seattle Rep’s Public Works is free to all who participate and supported entirely by contributions of all sizes from generous donors like you. Your gift will support creative collaborations like Twelfth Night and ongoing programming that connects our city and region through equity, imagination, and joy.

How do I reserve a ticket to the show?

Click the “Register” button at the top of this page or click here to register for Public Works Twelfth Night. Once you click to register, you will be prompted to either sign in to an existing Seattle Rep account or create one if you are new to our website to finish your registration. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with the streaming link and more information about how to set up the stream.

There are no "tickets" to access to this free virtual event - just register to receive the streaming link! There is an opportunity during registration to make a gift to Seattle Rep along with your free ticket reservation. Seattle Rep’s Public Works program is free to all who participate and supported entirely by contributions from generous donors like you, so donations of any size go a long way!

What if I'm unavailable to watch the livestream?

An archive of the livestreamed performance will be available to watch through Monday, December 14 at 6 p.m. PT. Due to contractual agreements with unions and publishers, the performance can only be available during this window of time. To gain access to the archived performance streaming link, you will still need to register.

How do I access captioning?

Captions will be available for Twelfth Night through the main streaming link you receive in your registration confirmation email. You will not need to access captioning separately.

Can I watch the show if I don’t have a YouTube membership?

You do not need a YouTube account or paid membership to watch Public Works Twelfth Night. You do need to register for the performance on our website in order to receive the streaming link.

However, if you would like to participate in the chat box function where you can communicate with other viewers during the virtual performance, you must log into or create your own free YouTube account.

Can I watch YouTube on my TV?

Many smart TVs feature a YouTube app through which you can stream this performance to your TV screen. External streaming devices like a Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Roku, and some modern gaming consoles can also connect to YouTube. Find more information here: WikiHow: "6 Ways to Watch YouTube on TV"

Will the play feature the text by Shakespeare or is it an adaptation?

Public Works Twelfth Night is a musical adaptation that features both selections of the original Shakespearean text, as well as modern dialogue and lyrics. This is an abridged adaptation, but you Shakespeare fans out there will hear some of your favorite Twelfth Night lines throughout!

Will there be people available to help me during the performance?

Yes, our Patron Services Office staff will be available to assist you by phone at 206.443.2222, by email at boxoffice@seattlerep.org, or (new!) via text message at 206.347.0261.