Theatre Battery at Kent Station

Top Quote In July of 2015, Theatre Battery will present the Northwest Premiere of A Maze alongside four new plays in developmental workshops. The company will perform in an original transformed theatre space donated through sponsorship from Kent Station. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) June 30, 2015 - Details on the partnership:
    The production marks the third year of collaboration between the Kent Station shopping center and the emerging artists of Theatre Battery. In an effort to invigorate Kent's Downtown district with new art, Kent Station has opened the doors of its available retail space each summer for the construction of pop-up style theatre. "We are delighted to be able to provide space to help promote theater and the arts in downtown Kent" says Kent Station general manager John Hinds. "From transforming donated space into an amazing theater atmosphere, all the way to delivering high quality productions, Theatre Battery is a premier production company that belongs in Kent long term".

    Theatre Battery brings artists from around the country to create new plays in Kent. Started and staffed by graduates of Kent-Meridian and Kentridge high schools, the company aims to share socially pertinent contemporary plays with the diverse audience of Kent.

    A Maze represents Theatre Battery's second Northwest Premiere production, and first direct collaboration with a nationally established playwright. Rob Handel, head of the Dramatic Writing program at Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder of the substantial New York collective 13P, is participating in residence with Theatre Battery for the production of his own work.

    Theatre Battery is also supported by grants from 4Culture and The Kent Arts Commission. Shunpike is Theatre Battery's 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsor.

    Play Synopsis:
    A Maze by Rob Handel
    There are two kinds of mazes: The kind where you try to get through and out the other side, and the kind where you try to get to the center. It's fragmented at first -- you have to allow things not to make sense and trust that all will be revealed. Two rock stars struggle to regain their art after rehab, a young kidnapping victim finds her voice, and the King and Queen of a distant land protect their unborn heir.

    Cast and Crew:
    The cast features Caleb Cabrera (Year of the Rooster at Impact Theatre), Marquicia Dominguez (Black Like Us at Annex Theater), Joshua Hamilton (Florida State MFA), Jonelle Jordan (Bethany at ACT), Phillip Keiman (TV's GRIMM), Kait Mahoney (Dog Sees God at Theatre Battery), Kia Pierce (Milk Like Sugar at Theatre Battery), and Chris Shea (Big Fish at Shoreline CC).

    The design team includes Brandon Estrella (Scenic), Lindsey Morck (Sound), Mary Wheaton (Costumes), and Elizabeth Steele (Light). Logan Ellis directs and Barbara Cawley stage manages.

    Performances July 16th, 2015 to August 1st, 2015
    Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm

    Theatre Battery @ Kent Station
    438 Ramsay Way, Suite 103
    Kent, WA 98032

    Admission: $15 - $25
    Contact: theatrebattery ( @ ) gmail dot com
    Tickets and Information:

    Bios of Theatre Battery and Kent Station:
    THEATRE BATTERY produces new plays in Kent, Washington. We aim to nurture our audience's understanding of the connection between theatre and relevant social issues through the presentation of contemporary works in nontraditional settings. As Kent's only source of theatre operating outside of an educational institution, Theatre Battery tasks local artists to create socially testing and unapologetic work that ignites the community.

    Located on 18 acres in the heart of downtown Kent, Kent Station is an urban shopping village developed by Tarragon a Seattle based company. The 470,000 sq. ft., mixed-use development features locally-owned and national retail stores, professional office space, and dining and entertainment, including a 14-screen AMC Theatres Cineplex and a branch campus of Green River Community College.

    For more information about Kent Station, visit the Kent Station website at or contact Cynthia Tanis at 253-856-2301.

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