Intiman Theatre

A nonprofit organization

$2,645 raised by 22 donors

53% complete

$5,000 Goal


Intiman Theatre uses the power of story and education to activate dialogue, confront inequity, and build collective joy.


Intiman Theatre seeks to inspire national activism from the intersection of our Seattle communities. We are fearless in our examination of traditional theatre operations and arts education models; and we dare to imagine and enact revolutionary new practices, leading to a more equitable world.


At Intiman, we work to:

  1. Be inclusive
  2. Encourage empathy
  3. Embrace evolution
  4. Strengthen racial equity
  5. Cultivate an environment of trust and transparency
  6. Engage our local community


Intiman is the professional theatre-in-residence at Seattle Central College in Capitol Hill. The company won the 2006 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, and a 2019 Mayor's Arts Award.

Intiman is raising funds to support our 50th anniversary celebration which will kick off this fall! Productions will include THE LION TELLS HIS TALE by Vida Oliphant Sneed featuring Delbert Richardson’s American History Traveling Museum: The “Unspoken” Truths, with additional titles being announced later in May. Funds raised will also support our Associate of Arts degree emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice at the college, and continuing our revolutionary free education programs like STARFISH Project.


Since its founding in 1972, Intiman Theatre has presented over 240 productions to Seattle audiences. Among the more recent of these are THE NICETIES by Eleanor Burgess, THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW by Lorraine Hansberry, THE EVENTS by David Grieg, HIR by Taylor Mac, BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis, NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner, TROUBLE IN MIND and WEDDING BAND by Alice Childress, BOOTYCANDY and BARBECUE by Robert O'hara, and DRAGON LADY by Sara Porkalob. The theatre provides revolutionary free education programs to diverse communities throughout Seattle, including: STARFISH Project, South End Stories (fiscally sponsored community partner), and an Associate of Arts Degree emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice at Seattle Central College. 


Jennifer Zeyl - Artistic Director
Wesley Frugé - Managing Director
Kevin Shah - Board President & Interim Treasurer
AK Sterling
Farheen Siddiqui Ahmed
Krista Ayers
Anthony Derrick
Danielle Marie Holland
Melanie King
Alexis Thornton
Daniel Thornton
Masao Yamada

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Organization name

Intiman Theatre

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Arts & Culture


1425 Broadway Box 35
Seattle, WA 98122



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