Dear Friends,
We at Seattle Novyi Theatre are asking for your support. This is an opportunity to increase the stature of Seattle as a beacon in international collaborative theatre arts.

Seattle Novyi Theatre (SNT) is a distinctive venture in theatre in Seattle , and was created from a thirteen week workshop in 2006 with Honored Artist of Russia Leonid Anisimov. SNT’s mission is to explore theatre in the Seattle area using the Stanislavski System, and bring communication, inner life and re-living to the stage. During its first year of performances, SNT offered weekly performances of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and Uncle Vanya in an intimate twenty-seat theater on the shores of Lake Washington .

Mr. Anisimov is the artistic director of the Tokyo Novyi Repertory Theatre, co-founder of the International Stanislavski Academy , and one of the few masters in the world to utilize the Stanislavski System to create what he calls “The Art of Re-Living.”

In addition to our commitment to provide repertory theatre in Seattle , a distinctive aspect of our group is its international composition. Co-founders of SNT now make their home in Seattle , but hail from the countries of Canada , Cuba , England , India , Israel , Japan and Russia . The theatre also enjoys ongoing collaborations with theatrical artists from Japan , Korea and Russia including participation in international theatre festivals in Yuda , Japan in 2001, Tokyo , Japan in 2003 and Ussuriiskii , Russia in 2007.

We have a number of exciting initiatives coming up over the next two years:

* Our 2008 Season: We’re planning our 2008-2009 season. In addition to continuing our productions of The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, SNT will expand its repertory to include two works by the American playwright, Horton Foote. We’ll keep you informed of our next season as it is scheduled.

* Travel expenses and artist fees to bring Leonid Anisimov to Seattle in December 2008: Our co-founder and Executive Artistic Director, Leonid Anisimov, is instrumental to the life and artistry of SNT. In December 2008, he would like to come to Seattle to rehearse a new play with us, and continue to develop our 2008-2009 season. He will also present public classes for Seattle actors and collaborate with other theatre groups in the Puget Sound area.

* The 2009 International Theatre Festival: During the Summer of 2009, we would like to sponsor a Seattle-area convocation of theatre artists from Japan , Russia , Korea and the United States . This unique collaboration will bring actors from around the world for performances and a conference as part of SNT’s international scope, and expose Seattle audiences to the fine work of our peer organizations worldwide.

* Develop Educational Outreach: Another exciting aspect of SNT is our ongoing commitment to working with students of all ages in the further understanding of theatre art. With this in mind, we are currently providing and developing classes offering training in the Stanislavski System.

Allied Arts of Seattle has allowed us to solicit tax-deductible contributions for the theatre’s general operations with their fiscal sponsorship. Your contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or even more will be so appreciated, and be instrumental in advancing the work of Seattle Novyi Theatre.

In order to make your tax deductible gift to Seattle Novyi Theatre, please make your check out to Allied Arts/Seattle Novyi Theatre, and mail it to:

Allied Arts of Seattle

216 First Avenue S - Suite 253
Seattle , WA 98104

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone at 206-753-8080, or email at

Thank you in advance for your support.


Paul M. Layer

Co-Founder and Producer

Seattle Novyi Theatre
by seattlenovyi | 2006-12-31 20:23 | Support
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