“An Evening with 2018 Intiman Emerging Artist Alumni” features a diverse cast that is part of Intiman Theatre’s efforts to nurture new talent (Courtesy Photo).

“An Evening with 2018 Intiman Emerging Artist Alumni” features a diverse cast that is part of Intiman Theatre’s efforts to nurture new talent (Courtesy Photo).

Emerging artists’ showcase features bold new voices

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:03pm
  • Arts

Vashon audiences can hear a selection of stories that illustrate the new American dream when “An Evening with 2018 Intiman Emerging Artist Alumni” is presented at Vashon Center for the Arts this weekend.

The showcase is the result of Intiman Theatre’s Emerging Artist program, now in its fourth year at the Seattle theater. Through the program, Intiman provides professional training and development to a cohort of diverse local artists and actors.

Sara Porkalob, a performer, director, arts activist and Intiman trustee, provided leadership and guidance in the creation of the program. She was one of the first recipients of a Village Theatre Original Writers Residency. Dragon Lady, her first full-length work, has garnered a Seattle Times Footlight Award and Broadway World Award for “Best New Play,” and in 2019 she will develop and perform her Dragon Cycle at American Repertory Theatre.

“The Seattle community is full of narratives that deserve a full voice, and having a seat at the table with Intiman means I can give power to those narratives,” Porkalob said.

This weekend’s showcase, including work by six artists trained in the program, is directed by Francesca Betancourt.

“Intiman’s emerging artists are a great group of shining new stars in the regional theater community,” said Angela Gist, VCA’s artistic director. “These actors are tackling all the issues, writing from the heart, and creating bold new theater.”

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at VCA. Advance tickets, $10 to $14, can be bought at vashoncenterforthearts.org. All tickets at the door cost $18.

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