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Act I of the Campaign for Seattle Rep is realizing our vision of Theater at the Heart of Public Life through projects like new artist commissions, renovations to our Bagley Wright Theater and public spaces, expanded Pay What You Choose programming, and (of course!) extraordinary shows on stage.

In 2024, we will cap off this massive $20.2M effort by bringing you an incredible slate of productions, opening our new play readings and workshops to the public, and completing the transformation of our newly named Nancy Delaney Alvord Lobby into a more welcoming and comfortable space for our entire community.

Make a Gift and DOUBLE Your Impact!


We're less than 10% from our goal--and there's never been a better time to give! For a limited time, all gifts to Act I will be matched three-to-one thanks to the generosity of the Behnen/Hornsby Family. Make a donation of any amount by June 30, 2024 and quadruple your impact!

... and we need our community to get us over the finish line!
Won't you join the more than 200 individuals and organizations who have supported Act I?
Make a gift of any amount to help Seattle Rep meet our goal by June 30, 2024.


What Does Act I Support?

Campaign Investments

Act I of the Campaign for Seattle Rep advances our vision of Theater at the Heart of Public Life by investing in our three core values:

  • Artwork for Artistic Vitality

    Artistic Vitality

    Producing theater at the highest level and bringing new works and new voices to the stage. Through winter and spring 2024, you will see that through dynamic work on stage like Quixote Nuevo, as well as Sanctuary City and Fat Ham—plays we build from the ground up. You’ll also see readings and workshops of new work, including pieces commissioned by Seattle Rep.

  • Artwork for Sustainability


    Strengthening our financial model to generate steady income year-to-year for operations and future planning. Rebuilding our endowment and establishing operating reserves are critical to our producing model and ensuring our role as a civic and artistic leader for generations to come.

  • Artwork for Generous and Inclusive Practices

    Generous and Inclusive Practices

    Advancing our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access for our entire community. In addition to Pay What You Choose programming, we have upgraded our Bagley Wright Theater, restrooms, and other spaces to be more welcoming to all. In summer 2024 we will complete this transformation with improvements to our Nancy Delaney Alvord Lobby.

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Interested in Learning More?

Please contact Act I Campaign Director Darragh Kennan at or at 206.787.1436.

Thank You to Our Act I Supporters

None of this work would be possible without the belief and partnership of Seattle Rep’s donor family. We are deeply grateful to our Act I supporters, whose commitments now total over $18.1 million. Their extraordinary generosity is helping Seattle Rep achieve our vision.

In Memory of Nancy Delaney Alvord from her family

Rod & Nancy Hochman
Winky*^ & Peter Hussey
Leslie Lackey
Tom Miller & Terri Olson Miller
Washington State Department of Commerce
Ann P. Wyckoff

Steven A. & Connie E. Ballmer
David & Joanna Beitel
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Annie Alvord
Mrs. E.C. Alvord*^
Elias & Karyl Alvord
Rick & Nancy Alvord
Stephen Behnen, Mary Hornsby, & Julia Behnen
Bobbe & Jon Bridge
Leslie & Dale Chihuly
Bruce G. Cochener Foundation
Ellen Ferguson
Grousemont Foundation
Linda & Ted Johnson
John Keegan & Nancy Jo Biddle
Stellman Keehnel & Patricia Britton
Christopher & Alida Latham
Charlotte Lin & Robert Porter
Deborah & Doug Rosen
Elizabeth Rudolf & Fernando Sancho
Helen R. Stusser
Sunderland Foundation
Maryanne Tagney & David Jones^
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Mary Tedd Allen & George E Scott III
Michael & Lynne Bush
The Chisholm Foundation on behalf of Lynn Manley & Lex Lindsey
Margaret Clapp
Delaney Dechant
Joshua Green Foundation
The Knossos Foundation
Mary Pigott
Carrie Rhodes
Anne Simpson & Charlie Conner
Hal & Ann Strong
Cynthia Stroum
Nancy Lee Ward & Toby Bright
Marcia & Klaus Zech

Bob & Clodagh Ash*^
Stuart & Sue Ashmun
Donna Cochener
Joanne R. Euster
Jay Hereford & Margaret Winsor
Suzanne Hittman
Brent A. Johnson
Bruce E. H. Johnson & Sandra E. Davis
The Knossos Foundation
Sandy McDade
Kevin Millison & Jeanne Ballot
William H. & Sally Neukom
Tim & Paula Rattigan
Stanley & Ingrid Savage
Theiline Scheumann*^
James & Katherine Tune
Maggie Walker
Washington State Arts Commission

Virginia Anderson
Charlie & Margaret Brown
Elizabeth Choy & James E. Lobsenz
Jacki & Jim Copacino
Tracy & Suzanne Daw
Allan & Nora Davis
Karen & Doug Fletcher
Toni & Rod Hoffman
Nancy Iannucci & Harvey Jones
Captain M. Thomas & Gwenann Kroon
Rosanne Lapan
Lawson Sarkowsky Family
Lora & Parker Mason
Michael Mathieu
D.V. & Ida McEachern Charitable Trust
Lisa & Keith Oratz
Rebecca & Grant Pomering
Ann Ramsay-Jenkins & The William M. Jenkins Advised Trust
Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation
Alec Stais & Elissa Burke
David & Catherine Eaton Skinner
Carlyn J. Steiner
Sherry & John Stilin
Laura Stusser-McNeil & KC McNeil
Janice Tsai & Richard Sharp
Marisa & Brad Walker
Melinda & Sterling Wilson
Jane Zalutsky & Mark Kantor

Brian P. Abeel & Leticia Lopez
Braden Abraham & Cheyenne Casebier
Sutapa Basu
Amy & Bob Bautista
Jarvis & Michelle Bowers
Oneika Cassanova
Adam & Whitney Cornell
Marcus & Veronica Cox
Geraldine DeRuiter & Rand Fishkin
Dan Drais & Jane Mills
Jim & Gaylee Duncan
Erin Fairley & Bill Patz Charitable Fund
Juli Farris
Donte Felder & Tanisha Brandon-Felder
Kent Fisher & Barbra Richardson
Carmen & Carver Gayton
Scottland Glenn
Tiffany R. Gorton
Mary Kay Haggard
Maureen & John Harley
Michele L. Hasson
Linda Hartzell & Mark Perry
Jamie Herlich & Joe McIalwain
Jeffrey Herrmann & Sara Waisanen
Alyssa Hochman & Jeremy Poag
Nathan & Tessa Ill
J.A.S. Design Build
Darragh & Jessica Kennan
Lynne & Rikki Kjolso
Elaine Ikoma Ko
Sharon Lamm
Shannon Lawless & Paul Crisalli
Mandy Leifheit
Becky Lenaburg & Paul Urla
Sen. Marko Liias
Erika Lindsay
Sandra D. Lucas
Karen & Rick McMichael
Wayne & Carla Millage
Benjamin Moore & Marilyn McGuire
Network for Good
Samantha Temple Neukom
Sheila Oh
Angelique Okeke
Declan O'Neill & Tricia Pearson O'Neill
Jennifer & Jeff Payne
Salim & Rahee Peshawaria
Anita Ramasastry & Walter Walsh
Debra Ricci
Aaron & Erika Rubenson
Sanford Fancy Fervant Philanthropic Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation
Terry Sateren*^
Laurette & LeRoy Simmons
Nate Simpson
Robert & Susan Spieth
Richard B. Stead & Elizabeth A. Ryll
Rashelle Tanner
Xiao Wang & Lisa Flores
Marcos Wanless
Rebecca Wilson

List in formation as of January 20, 2024.

*Indicates estate or planned gifts

^Indicates deceased