Reserve your seats for SIT 2022: Twelfth Night!

We’re halfway through this year’s Shakespeare in Ten and Illyria is looking more real every day! The cast and crew is working tirelessly to bring Twelfth Night to life – starting Monday we move into our performance venue in Seattle Center, and our performance is Saturday, September 3 at 7pm. We cordially invite you to join us!

Reserve your seats now via our EventBrite page. While donations are always welcome, we’ve made the decision to switch to free admission in the spirit of welcoming as much of our artistic community as possible to share in the joy of live theater. We hope to see you this weekend!

WE’RE BACK! Join us for SIT 2022: TWELFTH NIGHT!

HELLO AGAIN!

After a lengthy intermission, Somniterum Productions is officially back and excited to announce our next artistic venture!

SHAKESPEARE IN TEN 2022: TWELFTH NIGHT

We are thrilled to return to Shakespeare in Ten with this year’s production of Twelfth Night! Starting August 22nd, we’ll have just ten weekdays of intensive rehearsals to go from casting to our climactic performance on September 3rd.

Join us onstage or behind the scenes for two unforgettable weeks of camaraderie and artistic daring! Click here to learn more and sign up!

COVID-19 POLICIES

While we’re absolutely elated to be returning to live theater, we do still live alongside COVID-19 and will be approaching our rehearsal process and performance with appropriate caution. 

FOR PERFORMERS AND TECHS/DESIGNERS: we will require proof of full vaccination before the start of SIT 2022. A negative test taken the weekend before SIT begins (August 20-21) will also be required. During our second week of rehearsal, when we will be indoors at our performance venue (the Center Theater), masks will be required unless you are onstage rehearsing. Masks will not be required while we are rehearsing outdoors during the first week, but they are certainly welcome.

FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS: at our performance, all audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering the theater, and will be required to wear masks throughout the show.

Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns about this.

It’s been a dark couple of years, and all of us at Somniterum have been aching for the joy and community of this wonderful artistic format. SIT 2022 is just the first of many projects we’ve been carefully incubating in this enforced downtime, and we cannot wait to keep making daring theater with you. Thank you for being here. ❤

Our Plans Going Forward

Dear friends of Somniterum –

Since we last wrote, we’ve been working closely with our directors to establish the next steps of our current projects and our company as a whole. After a great deal of careful consideration, we can now announce that Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead and Romeo and Juliet have both been postponed indefinitely. This year’s Shakespeare in Ten show has also been canceled.

We have high hopes that all three of these projects will return in 2021 as part of Somniterum’s next season, but given the current state of uncertainty in our community we unfortunately cannot be more specific than this. Rest assured, however, that as soon as it is safe and logistically feasible to do so, we will be back with more audacious theater! In the meantime, we encourage all of you to stay healthy and well. We also invite you to join us in wholeheartedly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in whatever way is best for you.

Thank you for your continued support!

See you again soon,

The Somniterum Team

IMPORTANT SEASON UPDATE (COVID-19)

Somniterum Productions takes our position as an arts organization very seriously.  We believe we have a responsibility as an organization that provides interface between artists and the general public to consider the well-being of all involved when mounting a production.  Given the current pandemic spread of COVID-19 and the mandates and recommendations of various officials, our team has made the difficult decision to postpone our productions of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead and Romeo and Juliet.  We are working with all involved to find a new time to perform our shows, and look forward to announcing rescheduled dates as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support of our work – we’ll be back with more theater once our community’s health returns to a safer state. In the meantime, our best wishes go out to all of you! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Many thanks,

Somniterum Productions

Get your tickets for DOG SEES GOD

Somniterum Productions is delighted to present Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, written by Bert V. Royal!

PERFORMANCES

  • Friday March 20 @ 7pm
  • Saturday March 21 @ 7pm
  • Saturday March 21 @ 10pm (Industry Late-Night)
  • Sunday March 22 @ 2pm

VENUE

18th & Union (1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)

TICKETS

  • General Admission $25
  • Industry Late-Night: $15
  • Industry Rush: $15 in person at the venue when house opens.

Teenagehood is a rough time for anyone, but when you lose your best friend too, nothing makes sense anymore. When CBs dog dies, he goes on a quest of self-discovery fueled by existential angst. Along the way, his friends and family reveal the cracks in their veneers and things get messy in ways only possible for teenagers. Friendships are broken, trust betrayed, and in the end everyone grows up a little.

Content Warning: this play deals with substance abuse, parental abuse, and suicide. For more information, contact Somniterum.

Please be advised that while the performance venue is wheelchair-accessible, the restrooms are not.

Support us on KICKSTARTER!

Interested in signed posters, backstage access, custom art, personal theatrical coaching, and more? Consider backing us on Kickstarter!

For the past few years we’ve been fueling our endeavors on equal parts pluckiness and coffee. In other words, we have largely been funding the productions ourselves, and anyone who has produced for the theatre knows that ticket sales alone do not come close to paying for the budget of their own shows.

In the spirit of making our art a little more sustainable, we are asking for the help of our community in “dreaming again” by fundraising to meet the budget gap between our company bank account and the cost of our next production, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead! Any money raised beyond our goal will go into funding the next production in our season, Romeo and Juliet

For more information, just click the button below! Thank you for your continued support!

Auditions open for ROMEO AND JULIET

Verona, USA, 1956.

Class war rages between the Capulets – the richest, most powerful family in town – and the Montagues, a huge, tight-knit family from the wrong side of the tracks. Where the Capulets have wealth and stability, the Montagues have camaraderie and a freedom from the misogynistic, gender-focused society they live in.

Director August Luna (they/them) brings a new twist to the classic tale of star-crossed lovers in this 1950’s lesbian pulp romance. Actors of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Content Warning: this play depicts and deals with themes of violence, intolerance, and suicide. Contact Somniterum with any inquiries.

Reserve your tickets for TRICERATOPS LOVE SONG

Somniterum Productions is proud to present Triceratops Love Song, a new play by Hannah Merrill, as the first production of its inaugural full season!

PERFORMANCES

  • Friday Nov. 22 @ 7pm
  • Saturday Nov. 23 @ 7pm
  • Sunday Nov. 24 @ 2p
  • Monday Nov. 25 @ 7 PM (Industry Night, all tickets at industry price)

VENUE

Theatre Puget Sound’s Black Box
1st Floor of Seattle Center Armory, accessible via entrance to Center Theatre

TICKETS

  • General Admission $25
  • Industry $15
  • Industry Rush: $15 in person at the venue with TPS Card or other proof of industry participation (Friday-Sunday, 30 minutes prior to curtain).

Sharp-witted, irreverent, and brokenhearted from her best friend’s recent death, Ellie comes home from the funeral to find her estranged younger brother Noah – an aspiring geologist – on her doorstep, unwilling to even say why he’s there. Hoping to prove that he should trust her, Ellie begins to recount her relationship with the best friend she just lost – Calvin, an idealistic lawyer who enjoyed playing with plastic dinosaurs. By accepting even the strangest of Ellie’s flaws, and thoroughly believing in her potential for goodness, Calvin gave Ellie increasing courage to speak about what haunted her, but now that he’s gone she’s unsure what to do.

As Ellie tries to deal with her grief and Noah’s demons become increasingly difficult to ignore, they grow to realize how much they need each other. But Noah continues refusing to confront their shared trauma, and it’s up to Ellie to use her new courage to bridge the gap and prove that a hellish past doesn’t have to define the future.

Content Warning: this play includes discussions of sexual abuse, violence, self-harm, and suicide attempts. Contact Somniterum with any inquiries.

Auditions open for DOG SEES GOD

Teenagehood is a rough time for anyone, but when you lose your best friend too, nothing makes sense anymore. When CB’s dog dies, he goes on a quest of self-discovery fueled by existential angst. Along the way, his friends and family reveal the cracks in their veneers and things get messy in ways only possible for teenagers. Friendships are broken, trust betrayed, and in the end everyone grows up a little.

Somniterum Productions is holding auditions for Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, directed by Calen Winn. The production will perform March 20-22 at 18th and Union. Rehearsals will be Sunday-Thursday in the evening, mostly at TPS. We encourage actors of all races, genders, and abilities to audition. Actors must be able to portray high school age characters.

Content Warning: this play deals with substance abuse, parental abuse, and suicide.

Auditions open for TRICERATOPS LOVE SONG

Sharp-witted, irreverent, and brokenhearted from her best friend’s recent death, Ellie comes home from the funeral to find her estranged younger brother Noah—an aspiring geologist—on her doorstep, unwilling to even say why he’s there. Hoping to prove that he should trust her, Ellie begins to recount her relationship with the best friend she just lost—Calvin, an idealistic lawyer who enjoyed playing with plastic dinosaurs. By accepting even the strangest of Ellie’s flaws, and thoroughly believing in her potential for goodness, Calvin gave Ellie increasing courage to speak about what haunted her, but now that he’s gone she’s unsure what to do. 

As Ellie tries to deal with her grief and Noah’s demons become increasingly difficult to ignore, they grow to realize how much they need each other. But Noah continues refusing to confront their shared trauma, and it’s up to Ellie to use her new courage to bridge the gap and prove that a hellish past doesn’t have to define the future. 

Somniterum Productions invites actors of all genders, races, and abilities to audition for the opening production of its first full season. The play will be rehearsed in an inverted format where the scenes are gradually built and refined while the text is progressively incorporated. You will have the chance to experiment with this format at callbacks, and if you have questions beforehand, please feel free to contact us.