Kaminski is omnitalented: an adroit performer, director, and writer, not to mention co-artistic director, literary manager, and a bunch of other stuff for WET. She's tired. She's tired of being an administrator and, if I read her correctly, she's having a crisis of confidence about theater in general. She will stay in Seattle, continue to write and act, and begin work on "some really bad amateur YouTube filmmaking."
Kaminski told the company she was leaving during a group breakfast at the Hurricane, between orders of home fries. "Everyone went quiet," she says. "Then someone said 'okay' and changed the subject. We've always been so social, we don't really have a language for people leaving."
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
No Words for Departure
Washington Ensemble Theatre in Seattle is one of those young companies that really started heating up the theatre scene. Then, they were so darned good that some actors in the company started to work more at the large and midsized houses. But they still are staying together. But now, as Brandon Kiley reports, things are starting to change: