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Intiman Theatre, in collaboration with ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, is proud to co-produce the Seattle premiere of Taylor Mac’s HIR directed by Jennifer Zeyl as its first show of the 2018 Season.

SEATTLE, WA (January 8, 2018) — Intiman Theatre is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery co-presenting the Seattle premiere of Taylor Mac’s HIR, playing February 28 through March 25, 2018 at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in West Seattle. HIR is Intiman’s first show of its 2018 Season. The play will be directed by Intiman’s Artistic Director Jennifer Zeyl.

Intiman Artistic Director Jennifer Zeyl said, “I am thrilled to be directing Taylor Mac’s HIR in collaboration with ArtsWest, a company for which I have deep admiration. This is a unique opportunity to co-mingle our audiences and artists while exploring this hilarious, dark comedy. HIR follows in the tradition of great American plays by great American playwrights like Sam Shepard and Edward Albee while thoroughly updating the given circumstances in which the traditional American family finds themselves today.”

ArtsWest’s Artistic Director Mathew Wright added, “We couldn’t be more excited to be joining forces with Intiman, an organization whose work and mission so closely aligns with our own, and who have been incredible friends and colleagues over the past few years.”

After winning acclaim in New York, Taylor Mac’s HIR premieres in Seattle in this co-production. Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac (who uses “judy” as a gender pronoun) is a MacArthur “Genius” award-winning writer and performance artist at the forefront of alternative responses to American culture. Author of seventeen full-length plays, Taylor Mac has received rave reviews for the extraordinary 24 hour durational concert, A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, which reframed and re-enacted 240 years of US history. In HIR, Taylor Mac tears apart the kitchen sink genre by challenging gender expectations and subverting all notions of the typical American family.

About the Production

HIR runs from February 28 through March 25, 2018 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $17-$38) may be purchased online via, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the ArtsWest Box Office Thursday-Saturday from 2-7:30pm.

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Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery and Intiman Theatre co-present Taylor Mac’s HIR

Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116

What: HIR, written by Taylor Mac and directed by Jennifer Zeyl

When: February 28 through March 25, 2018; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $38.00 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Students: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5

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Intiman Theatre is a professional theater company in Seattle, WA that boldly produces work that is relevant and continually wrestles with American inequities. Intiman won a Tony Award in 2006 for Outstanding Regional Theatre and has presented over 225 productions to Seattle audiences.

Over the last six years Intiman Festival has produced and celebrated untold stories, to include: Sara Porkalob’s DRAGON LADY in 2017, 20 plays by Black women in 2016;  Robert O’Hara’s uproarious satire BOOTYCANDY in 2015; Tony Kushner’s epic ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2014; the premiere of STU FOR SILVERTON, a new musical about the first openly transgender mayor in America in 2013; and MIRACLE!, created and directed by Dan Savage, in 2012.


ArtsWest is a vibrant center for both performing and visual arts located in the West Seattle Junction. This 149-seat theatre provides a unique setting for audiences and artists as stories of human emotion unfold in an intimate space. Winner of the American Theatre Wing’s 2012 National Theatre Company Award, ArtsWest has produced such diverse work as Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, CHINGLISH, last fall’s critically acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS and the smash hit PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. ArtsWest produces artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination and use live theater as a powerful agent of change.