Press Releases and Freehold News

Freehold Theatre Finds a New Home and a Welcoming Community in International District” by Roxanne Ray, International Examiner, January 9, 2020.

Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Program Presents As You Like It,” by BWW News Desk, Broadway Word, June 10, 2019.

Stories From the Inside: Theatres/Artists Explore and Facilitate Art in Prison,” by R. Barron, Seattle Gay Scene, May 12, 2018.

Powerful Seattle Talent in Emboldened, a New Play About Tragic Jazz Innovator Buddy Bolden,” by Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, July 30, 2015.

Buddy Bolden on the Brink of Madness,” by Jake Uitti, City Arts, June 23, 2015.

Theater Behind Bars — Inside Freehold’s New Play at Washington Corrections Center for Women,” by Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, April 8. 2015.

“Charmingly Weird Henry IV”, by Seth Helleran, Wallyhood Blog, July 15, 2014.

“Why Shakespseare Resonates for a New Audience”, by Marcie Sillman, KUOW, July 10, 2014.

“Fremont Actors Realize Freehold “Flower of England’s Face” by Kirby Lindsay, The Fremocentrist, July 10, 2014.

“War Becomes Personal in Freehold’s Henry,” by Rosemary Jones, The Examiner, June 30, 2014

“At the state prison in Purdy, creating theatre behind bars,” by Florangela Davila, KPLU, July 6, 2013.

“Monroe inmates drop defenses, act out journey of life,” by Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, May 2, 2013

“Daemond Arrindell Returns Poetry to the People,” by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, April 7, 2013.

“Freehold’s Aloud Gives Teens a Chance to be Heard,” by Rosemary Jones, The Examiner, November 16, 2012.

“Mayor’s Arts Award Ceremony”, Seattle Channel, August 31, 2012.

“Mayor’s Arts Award: Freehold Theatre”, by Mark Baumgarten, City Arts Magazine, August 28, 2012.

“King Lear in Prisons and an Anarchist in Erickson Theatre,” by Laura Dannen, Seattle Metropolitan, July 4, 2012.

“Freehold Theatre Bringing King Lear to Seward Park,” Rainier Valley Post, July 1, 2012.

“Taking the Power of King Lear to the Prisons,” by Rosemary Jones, The Examiner, July 12, 2012.

“Shakespeare’s Friends From the Hill,” by Dennis Wilken, Queen Anne News and Magnolia News, July 3, 2012.

“The Rules of Engagement: Freehold Takes KING LEAR on the Road,” by Omar Wiley, The Seattle Star.

“Ballard Woman Stars in Shakespeare’s King Lear,” by Almeera Anwar, My Ballard, June 28, 2012.

“Getting Under the Skin with Freehold’s Free-Ranging King Lear,” by Danielle Girard, The Sunbreak, June 26, 2012.

“2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards Announced,” by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, June 5, 2012

Freehold Awarded a Mayors Arts Award, Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Mayor’s Office, June 5, 2012

“Sandbox Radio 3”, KING FM, Arts Channel, January, 2012.

Freehold Faculty Showcase and Benefit, ArtZone with Nancy Guppy, Seattle Channel, January 28, 2011.

“Engaged Theatre Residency,” ArtZone with Nancy Guppy, Seattle Channel and KCTS, December 9, 2011.

“Freehold teaches the art of theatre to all who seek it,” by Florangela Davila, KPLU-Artscape, September 19, 2011.

“Freehold Theatre to mark 20th anniversary back on Capitol Hill,” by Carl Barnes, North Seattle Herald, September 29, 2011.

“Freehold Theatre Turns 20”, Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, Seattle Channel, KCTS, September 16, 2011.

“Freehold Theatre at 20: An Interview with Robin Lynn Smith”, by Marta Zekan, Classical KING FM, September 15, 2011

“Freehold Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary in September,” by Rosemary Jones, Seattle Examiner, September 8, 2011

“Freehold Theatre Celebrates 20 Years in Seattle,” by Heather Reese, KOMO Communities, September 1, 2011

“Epstein’s West of Lenin: A new arts hot spot in Fremont?”, by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, highlighting Freehold’s Sandbox Artist’s Collective, June 23, 2011

“West of Lenin” by Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, highlighting Freehold’s Sandbox Artist’s Collective, June 14, 2011

The Year In Review:  Junk Shots and Shattered Vases”, by Margaret Friedman, Seattle Weekly, Engaged Theatre’s Production of JULIUS CAESAR, December 22, 2010

Into Her World: Sarah Harlett” by Heather Reese,, November 24, 2010

“Seattle Troupe Takes ‘Julius Caesar’ Out to New Audiences – in Prison” by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, July 9, 2010

“Theatre Brings Shakespearean Dramas to New Audiences,” by Kelly Sullivan, North Seattle Herald Outlook, June 30, 2010

“Questions for Freehold’s Robin Lynn Smith”, by Bond Huberman, City Arts, June 25, 2010

“An Unlikely Review:  Theatre Inside Prison” by Bond Huberman, City Arts, April 13, 2010

“Workshops Prove to be Therapeutic Tool, Patient Retreat,” UW Medicine.

“Freehold’s collaboration with Antioch, Pratt Fine Arts Center and Hugo House”, Antioch’s Journeys Alumni Magazine, December 2009

“Finding Your Artist’s Way at Freehold Even if You Don’t Want to be An Actor,” by Rosemary Jones, Seattle Examiner, September 15, 2009

“Freehold’s Second Act”, by Zander Batchelder, Belltown Messenger, January 2009

“Freehold Theatre Moving to Belltown”, by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, March 14, 2008

“Robin Lynn Smith Honored for Theatre Work,” by Misha Berson, The Seattle TImes, April 26, 2008

“Robin Lynn Smith 2008 11th Anniversary Recipient of the Gregory A. Falls Sustained Achievement Award,” Theatre Puget Sound, May 2008

“Oddfellow’s New Owners Don’t Get Freehold,” by John Longenbaugh, The Seattle Weekly, Novemer 13, 2007

Genius Awards: Amy Thone by Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, September 12, 2007

Parks Become Stages for a Slew of Shakespeare, plus a Dragon for the Kids“, by Joe Adcock, Seattle Post Intelligencer, June 29, 2007

“It’s Amazing How Much Fun You Can Have in State Prison,” by John Longenbaugh, The Seattle Weekly, May 22, 2007

“Intimacy, Violence and Solo Theatre” by Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, March 14, 2007.

Freehold Theatre at Purdy Washington Correctional Center for Women, by Nancy Guppy, Seattle Channel, 5/9/2006.

A journey to redemption, Prison: For these women, writing and performing their stories is more than a way to pass the time, by Adam Lynn, The Tacoma Tribune, March 30, 2004 (article attached below)

“Singing karaoke lifts spirits of those in rehab” by Carol Smith, The Seattle Times, September 25, 2003

 “All the World’s a Stage in Theatrical Therapy Group”, by Mary Spicuzza, The Seattle Times, July, 2003

A new way to think about acting, by Rosemary Jones, The Capitol Hill Times, August, 1999 (article attached below)

Crying Uncle:  Freehold’s actors and a visiting director collaborate on a very Russian Vanya by John Longenbaugh, Seattle Weekly, July 8, 1999

“Uncle Vanya An Intimate Painstaking Production”, by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, July 8, 1999

“At Home with ‘Uncle Vanya’– A Russian Director And An All American Cast Has Been Playing the Classic Play In Living Rooms Around Town,” by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, July 1, 1999

Acting classes a creative outlet- and stress relief by M. Sharon Baker, Puget Sound Business Journal, February 12-18, 1999 (article attached below)

“Diving the Depths: Vladivostok’s chamber theater brings a Russian masterpiece to Seattle,” by John Longenbaugh, Seattle Weekly, November 18, 1998

“Off Stage News,” by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, November 1998

History in Motion: Biomechanics Practitioners put the lost technique of acting developed in Russia back on its feet by Mary Murfin Bayley, The Seattle Times, August 13, 1998

Witch Hunt in Washington State, by Misha Berson, American Theatre, February 1998.

“Skura has a ‘Nose’ for Northwest Culture”, by Jean Lenihan, Seattle Times, June 17, 1996

 “Stranger Sponsored Spit Awards to Honor Local Fringe Theatre Work,”  by Misha Berson, The Seattle, Times, February 23,1996

Seattle Blacklisting Resurfaces in Local Play”, by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, January 29, 1995

“Birthday Party Has Some Candles Missing” by Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, February 12, 1993