Founded in 2009, New Muses is an independent theatre company dedicated to producing intelligent, thought-provoking, and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience. Past productions include THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, HAMLET, THE FEVER, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, MISS JULIE, COPENHAGEN, ON THE VERGE, DYING CITY, and THIS IS OUR YOUTH.
As a commercial fringe production company, New Muses produces works with an emphasis on creativity and passion. Our productions thrive on relationships with multi-disciplinary artists, regularly employing actors, directors, and designers functioning in multiple roles within any given production. Our signature reinterpretations of classic works are balanced by productions of contemporary plays along with the challenging works featured in the One-Night-Only staged reading series. New Muses productions have been nominated for nine Broadwayworld Seattle Awards and covered in newspapers from Olympia to Seattle.
"This is the story of class mores - gentry versus servant. It is a story of manipulation - by both to the other. This is an evolution story of a life and death struggle and who - if anyone - wins that struggle... Hoffman [as Julie] exudes the eagerness of a small child coupled with petulance and vindictiveness rounding out the perfect definition of her role... Spencer [as Jean] turns in a strong performance in the role, switching from one persona to another with a forked tongue at the drop of a reputation... smooth and intriguing, the time passes quickly... "Miss Julie" proves the ability of the New Muses company." - Lynn Geyer, The Suburban Times on MISS JULIE
"The story is deceptively simple yet filled with complex social, philosophical and moral questions. It is well acted and directed." - Alec Clayton, The Weekly Volcano on MISS JULIE
"A great hour and forty-five minutes of fun... Not very often do plays fit the mental picture you get from reading." - The East County Journal on THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
"They gave it their blood, sweat, and tears. Well received opening night... especially the sword-fight... A great modernization of Hamlet." - The East County Journal on HAMLET
"A fun show with witty humor and great physically comedic moments." - The East County Journal on BLITHE SPIRIT