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For our 2022 - 2023 Season!
Two Mainstage Productions | One Livestreaming Event
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Park Square Theatre Presents a Full Circle Theater Production of
Fire in the New World
Written and Directed
by Rick Shiomi
Live, In-Person and Fully Staged
October 19 - November 6, 2022
Don’t miss this savvy detective caper that’s smart and fun with a dash of social commentary and plenty of sly intrigue! Sam Shikaze, hard-boiled private eye, fights crime in Vancouver’s Japantown in the years after WWII. This time he’s up against a big time developer intent on bulldozing the community and the New World Hotel. But when the developer’s beautiful Japanese American wife goes missing, it’s up to Sam to find her!
Written and directed by R.A. Shiomi, this world premiere is the third installment of Shiomi’s hit noir-style detective comedies featuring Sam Shikaze. The first play in the trilogy, Yellow Fever, has been produced Off-Broadway, across North America, and in Japan. The New York production received a rave review in the New York Times:
“As a playwright, Mr. Shiomi is his own crafty private investigator, making his points through indirection and with droll humor…. Mr. Shiomi’s Yellow Fever is so captivating that it makes one eager for further adventures of the inimitable Sam Shikaze.” – Mel Gussow, The New York Times
Full Circle Theater Presents
Stories Exploring Issues Of
Disability and Theater
Full Circle Theater Production of
In a new translation by Anne Carson
May 16 - 28, 2023
The famed ancient Greek play ANTIGONE depicts Antigone’s public defiance of a Theban king’s tyrannical choices, and explores themes of civil disobedience and speaking truth to power.
ANTIGONICK is Anne Carson’s unique translation and re-envisioning of ANTIGONE. Her new title evokes the crucial timing of events, the “nick of time,” in the play.
Anne Carson is an internationally acclaimed poet and translator.
ANTIGONICK will feature actor/dancer Oogie_Push, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, in the role of Antigone.
Directed by Full Circle Co-Founder and Core Artist, Martha B. Johnson
(clockwise from left to right):
Lara Trujillo, Rick Shiomi, Martha B. Johnson, Stephanie Lein Walseth and Siddeeqah Shabazz
About The Core Artist Leadership Group
Full Circle Theater Company makes use of a unique model of inclusive leadership that embodies our company’s Equity, Inclusion, Diversity-based mission: All major artistic decisions are made collaboratively by our Core Artist Leadership Group, made up of the Artistic Director(s) and Core Artists, together representing diverse racial, ethnic, gendered, and other identities and communities. These artistic decisions are made using a consensus process.
Staff and Core Artists
Co-Artistic Directors: Rick Shiomi and Stephanie Lein Walseth
Core Artists: Lara Trujillo, Stephanie Lein Walseth, and Siddeeqah Shabazz (Full Circle’s 2022 Resident Core Artist)
Managing Director: Quinci Bachman
The MISSION of Full Circle Theater is to create transformative theater that centers marginalized perspectives, practices equity and access, and engages diverse artists and audiences in the creation of a more socially just world.
We value theater that: