In news from "across the lawn," Sheila Daniels was just named the Intiman's new associate director. Sheila is a fantastic director (anyone see Pericles at Seattle Shakes recently? Or Crime and Punishment at CHAC?). Plus she's just awesome, in general.
It's definitely a good thing for Seattle theatre and seems like a real effort by Intiman to bridge the gap between the few remaining mid-size theatres in town and the big houses. Bringing in artists from the "trenches" like Marya Sea Kaminski and Jen Zeyl as we did for My Name is Rachel Corrie proved to be a very good thing for everyone involved—the energy and vision around that show was palpable. And that was just for one production. I don't know about you, but I'm psyched to see what Sheila will do as a full member of their artistic team.
You can read the full scoop in the Seattle Times