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July 2017: Where No Man… Returns to TOJ!

Where No Man Has Gone Before: our hit improvised space parody RETURNS to Theatre Off Jackson for 6 performances in July 2017!


July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 at 8pm
Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door.


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

About Where No Man Has Gone Before

Where No Man Has Gone Before, Seattle Experimental Theater’s hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series, is returning to Theatre Off Jackson in July for a two week run. Join the crew of the Enterprise as they encounter a mysterious ship in space and beam aboard its crew (defined by audience suggestions). But are the alien visitors friend or foe? Tensions rise on the Enterprise as the crew and ship are put in unforeseen danger.
At every performance, the cast will use suggestions from the audience to create a brand new episode. Each performance is a completely original adventure.

Where No Man Has Gone Before premiered in 2011 and has since appeared before packed houses in a wide variety of Seattle venues, receiving popular and critical acclaim. The production has been featured in the Hawaii Improvaganza Festival (2012), Seattle Festival of Improv Theater, Geek Girl Con, and at Emerald City Comicon (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).

Cast & Crew

Directed by Jeannine Clarke. Produced by Jeannine Clarke and Samantha Hecker.
Featuring (alphabetical order): Tony Beeman, Colin Madison, Cheryl Platz, Wayne Pishue, Jekeva Phillips, Nicholas Schell, Sarah Scheller and Douglas Willott. Technical improvisation by Oliver Trimble.


Congratulations to the cast of Time’s Arrow for a successful opening weekend, even in the face of a tumultuous weather weekend! One of our audience members submitted a lovely review on Goldstar – check it out and then grab your tickets for this week’s final 3 performances at http://timesarrow.bpt.me/. Thursday-Saturday, Oct 20, 21, and 22 at 8PM in the Ballard Underground.

From Goldstar Reviewer:
Wasn’t sure what to expect … first time at improv theater. Plain stage with couple of boxes; wet bar with some good whiskeys and decent white wine with the white wine going for $3; decent chairs. OK by me.

Topic was a parsonage on the Grand Cayman Island (from a audience member suggestion) and then one hour of improv. Highlight was (must have googled Grand Cayman) skinny bespectacled Bartholomew courting the governor’s daughter in competition with a British sea captain (Grand Cayman is a British Protectorate) and finally disclosing his true identity as the notorious pirate Black Bart (real historical Caribbean Pirate) winning the girl in a swordfight.

Sorry you missed it with the theater 1/3 full (could have been the storm warning over Seattle) as this particular play will never be seen again.

But the creative minds are still there awaiting your suggestion for the evening’s theme. Suggest you attend this affordable delight.


PHOTOS: Time’s Arrow

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Production photos from Time’s Arrow (2016). People pass through. Spaces remain. A world premiere improvised play debuting Oct 13-22 at the Ballard Underground in Seattle. Tickets available at http://timesarrow.bpt.me

WORKSHOP: Acting for Improv, November 12

Join us for Seattle Experimental Theater’s inaugural improv learning workshop – learn from our veterans as they share their expertise and unique perspectives.

Acting for Improv with Elizabeth Brammer will be offered on November 12, 2016 from 1 – 5PM. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required. Class fee is $60. This class is intended for students with intermediate and above experience with improv.

REGISTER NOW: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2636523

Are you someone who has come to improv without a background in acting, or one who is looking to improve the theatrical side to your improv scenes? If so, this workshop is for you! In this class, we will explore some basic physical, vocal, and scripted scene study techniques, and how they can bolster your improvised scenes. We will work on simple staging, movement and stance, characterization and emotional expression, and vocal techniques to add dynamics to your characters. In this workshop we will work with both scripted scenes (no memorization required – we will hold scripts in hand) and improvisation.

Elizabeth Brammer is an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, and a performer/director with Seattle Experimental Theater. She is also a member of improv group Mr. Snake, and sketch comedy duo Liz & Joel; and in August 2016 took a show she directed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Liz has a bachelor of fine arts in theater performance from Denison University, where she started performing improv, way back in 1999. She has studied improv and sketch at The Second City, The Groundlings, ColdTowne Theater, and The Hideout Theater, and with TJ & Dave, Dasariski, and David Razowsky, among others. She also teaches sketch comedy at the Unexpected Productions school.

WORLD PREMIERE: Time’s Arrow (October 2016)

Time’s Arrow

People Pass Through. Spaces Remain.

teaserSeattle, Wa— Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to present its original improvised play, Time’s Arrow.

The old jail that might be haunted. The house that has housed three generations of a family. The local restaurant that was the site of a bank robbery in the 1940s. What ghosts are you walking through? The spaces around us are rich with history defined by wonderful, terrible, forgettable, sublime individual and collective experiences, yet we exist in them for only one moment at a time.

Time’s Arrow invites you to take a walk through the spaces of the past. Every performance, Time’s Arrow uses stories from the audience to explore the layers of life piled in a single location. Every performance will be completely improvised and unique, based on that evening’s stories from the audience.

Time’s Arrow is created and directed by Elizabeth Brammer.


Performances are October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 8pm
at the Ballard Underground.
(2220 NW Market Street, Lower Level; Seattle, WA 98107)

Tickets are $20 at the door or $18 online. Advance tickets available at brownpapertickets.com


Press Release

For Press Comps, please email Jeannine Clarke at info@seattleexperimentaltheater.com

July 28, 2016
For Immediate Release
Kill Date: October 23, 2016
Media Contact: Jeannine Clarke (seattleexperimental@gmail.com)

Download the Time’s Arrow Press Release