Performance Schedule for WHITE

  • Friday October 18th @ 8pm (Opening Night)

  • Sunday October 20th @ 8pm

  • Tuesday October 22nd @ 8pm

  • Thursday October 24th @ 8pm

  • Saturday October 26th @ 8pm

  • Sunday October 27th @ 2pm (Hosted talkback following this performance)

  • Wednesday October 30th @ 8pm

  • Friday November 1st @ 8pm

  • Saturday November 2nd @ 2pm

  • Sunday November 3rd @ 8pm

  • Tuesday November 5th @ 8pm

  • Thursday November 7th @ 8pm

  • Saturday November 9th @ 8pm

Performance Schedule for THE REVOLUTIONISTS

  • Saturday October 19th @ 8pm OPENING NIGHT

  • Sunday October 20th @ 2pm

  • Wednesday October 23rd @ 8pm

  • Friday October 25th @ 8pm

  • Saturday October 26th @ 2pm

  • Sunday October 27th @ 8pm

  • Tuesday October 29th @ 8pm

  • Thursday October 31st @ 8pm

  • Saturday November 2nd @ 8pm

  • Sunday November 3rd @ 2pm (hosted talkback following this performance)

  • Wednesday November 6th @ 8pm

  • Friday November 8th @ 8pm

  • Saturday November 9th @ 2pm (Closing Performance)

A Festival of Revolution!

While maintaining our commitment to hope and healing, Theatre22 presents a dynamic focus on affecting change in this year’s Festival of Revolution.

Two Productions running in rotation Tuesdays through Sundays 
October 18th – November 9th
Performed at 12th Avenue Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

Sponsored in part by


written by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Julie Beckman


Seattle Premiere

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a story about four badass women who lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, deposed queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle tell their stories together and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.



written by James Ijames
directed by Corey McDaniel

associate direction by Tayo Talabi

Regional Premiere

Gus is an artist. A very good artist. He’s just not a famous artist. So when a major art museum puts out a call for “new perspectives,” Gus – a white guy – decides to seize his opportunity. He hires Vanessa, a black actress, to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices” to present his work as her own. Everything is great until Balkonaé embraces her power and the two become entwined in a knot of confusion. As Vanessa gets more deeply into her role, the plan spins out of control, while the play explores intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and art.


One Show Option


 For a full list or performance dates for THE REVOLUTIONISTS click HERE.

For a full list or performance dates for WHITE click HERE.


$28 General Admission    $22 Senior/Military    $15 TPS Member/Student



Pricing includes TWO tickets: one to EACH production on the dates of your choice:

$50 General Admission    $40 Senior/Military    $20 TPS Member/Student



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The casts ~ Announcement in the weeks ahead!

The cast

Lauren Gunderson


Lauren Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter and short story author from Atlanta, GA currently living in San Francisco. She was named the most produced playwright in America by American Theatre Magazine in 2017, was awarded the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatist Guild, the 2016 Otis Gurnsey Award for Emerging Writer, and was awarded the prestigious 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play, I and You (also a Susan Smith Blackburn Blackburn and John Gassner Award finalist).     The Revolutionists was first produced in 2016 and has since had more than a dozen productions  across the country.  Other work includes Silent Sky, Miss Bennett, and The Book of Will, along with many more.

James Ijames

Playwright ~ WHITE

JAMES IJAMES is a Philadelphia based actor, director and playwright. His plays have been produced by Flashpoint Theater Company, Orbiter 3, Theatre Horizon (Philadelphia, PA), The National Black Theatre (NYC), and Ally Theatre (Washington DC). James is a 2011 Independence Foundation Fellow, a 2015 Pew Fellow for Playwriting, the 2015 winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for WHITE, the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize winner for ….Miz Martha and a 2017 recipient of the Whiting Award.  He is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University.