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OPENS THIS WEEK: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Tickets are selling quickly for our 5th anniversary run of SET’s hit improvised parody of Star Trek, Where No Man Has Gone Before. Join us as your favorite characters and actors return to the bridge of the Enterprise for their only journey in 2016. Secure your own spot on the bridge before it’s too late!


June 9, 10 & 11; June 16, 17 & 18
Thursdays through Saturdays
All shows at 8PM


Ticket_PicAdvance tickets $20 adults, $15 under 12 at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets at the door are $25 adults, $20 under 12


Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


This fully improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series has been entertaining packed Seattle houses since June 2011. During each performance, the cast uses suggestions from the audience to create an entirely original episode. Our 5th anniversary run will feature our rare “Space Madness” episode theme, which hasn’t been seen since 2012!

Where No Man Has Gone Before opened in June 2011 at Seattle’s Eclectic Theater. Since then, the production has appeared at venues all over the Seattle area, including Theatre Off Jackson, Emerald City ComicCon 2012-2015; Jet City Improv, Ethnic Cultural Theater; and the Jewel Box Theater. The production is also a multiple-year selection for the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater and also a selection for the Hawaii Improvaganza in 2012.


  • Director/Creator: Jeannine Clarke
  • Production: Samantha Hecker
  • Lighting and Sound Design: Oliver Trimble
  • Cast: Nicholas Schell, Douglas Willott, Tony Beeman, Cheryl Platz, Wayne Pishue, Colin Madison, Jekeva Phillips, Sarah Scheller

Our 2016 Season: Celebrating 5 Years!

Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to announce our 2016 theatrical season – we’re celebrating our company’s 5th anniversary in June! This season brings an old favorite, a return to romance, and a world premiere improvised play.


Where No Man Has Gone Before

Seattle’s hit improvised Star Trek parody returns to mark their 5-year mission
Directed by Jeannine Clarke
June 9 – 18th, 2016
Theatre Off Jackson
Tickets on sale now! (Brown Paper Tickets)

Our 5-year mission has been a successful one – join us as your favorite characters and actors return to the bridge of the Enterprise for their only journey in 2016!

The Journal: Improvised Nicholas Sparks

Behind every great love is a great comedy.

Directed by Jeannine Clarke
July 14 – 23, 2016
Location: Ballard Underground

A romantic comedy based on the works of Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One). “The Journal” creates a different romantic tale every night, based on audience suggestions. Will our lovers stay together or break up? The audience decides. The Journal returns for the first time since its debut in SET’s second season in 2012.

Time’s Arrow

A world premiere improvised play: One Place; Infinite Time

Directed by Liz Brammer
October 13 – 22, 2016
Location: Ballard Underground
Auditions will be held in summer/early fall

The spaces around us are rich with history and potential; haunted by ghosts and gilded by dreams. Halls and streets and fields are rich with meaning defined by wonderful, terrible, forgettable, sublime individual and collective experiences, yet we exist in them for only one moment at a time. In Time’s Arrow, we invite you to join us in exploring the layers of life piled in a single location that means something to a member of our audience.

SETember 4th of July Ticket Sale!

4th of July SALE!

SET is ready to celebrate the long holiday weekend with a very special SALE on tickets for our upcoming September performances!

From July 3 through July 5:

  1. Choose ANY performance of The Doctor, The Wolf and the Witch, or Where No Man Has Gone Before from
  2. Enter your discount code
  3. Save up to 45% on your ticket order!

Choose your deal!

  • Code JULY4TH gets you 2 for $25 (30% off door prices)
  • Code INDEPENDENCE gets you 4 for $40 (45% off door prices)

Use these codes for as many tickets and performances as you like – a great excuse to try a new show or to guarantee your seats at your favorites!

Buy Tickets: The Doctor Buy Tickets: Where No Man Has Gone Before Buy Tickets: The Wolf and the Witch

One discount code order cannot be split across multiple performances; please make separate transactions. No per person limits. Discounts are calculated based on prices charged at the door.

Valentine’s Day Card 2015

Lines too long at the drugstore? Run this through your replicator (or “printer” if you prefer) and express your love like James T. Kirk might – at the last minute, and in direct violation of Starfleet regulations.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!

Let's Violate the Prime Directive Together! (Printable on 4x6 paper or larger.)

Let’s Violate the Prime Directive Together! (Printable on 4×6 paper or larger.)

The Examiner interviews “Where No Man…” cast

Rosemary Jones with the Seattle branch of the Examiner took some time this holiday season to interview two of our original “Where No Man Has Gone Before” cast members. Nicholas Schell and Cheryl Platz reminisce about favorite suggestions, venues, and life in a Starfleet uniform.

What’s the easiest or hardest part of playing those iconic 1960s characters?
Platz: There’s very little easy about the Original Series uniforms, actually. It’s amazing how short those skirts were, even then! The official term for TOS female crew uniforms was “skant,” which is oddly appropriate. But I’m strangely proud to wear the crew uniform.

Schell: The captain’s log at the beginning of most episodes. It’s difficult not to plan when you know you are going to make the first offer. I have to concentrate on clearing my mind and just start talking. Since that is Kirk’s MO in a nutshell, everything after that point is easier.

Platz: The most challenging part of these performances is combining the suggestions with all that we know about how our characters and their peers acted in the existing series. As much as possible, we try to honor the canon, watching and re-watching episodes to keep our memories fresh. In this set of performances, I’m playing the helmswoman, so I’ve been watching any episode I can find to study Sulu’s technique and vocabulary.

To read the whole article on, click here.

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” will be performing their hit improvised Star Trek parody at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle Thursday Jan 8 (Tonight!) through Sunday January 11, 2015. Tickets are $15 online or $18 at the door (if available.) To buy tickets, click here.