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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Red-state twists on Shakespeare standards at Outdoor Theater Festival

The Seattle Times: For actors, outdoor theater is a chance to work on a production from the ground up — not only performing, but setting and striking the set, and moving from park to park like acting troupes of yore.

For audiences, it’s a different experience, too: more casual, more accessible and often more up-close and personal.

“You’re not allowed to be separated from the audience,” said Annie Lareau, a longtime director and performer of outdoor theater. “You’re right in it with them. That is a really fun and different and powerful experience.”

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