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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Annex Theater Has a New Artistic Director

posted by on November 15 at 10:34 AM

… and his name is Bret Fetzer—playwright, director, fabulist, movie critic for Amazon, sometime Stranger theater critic, and artistic director of Annex Theater from 2000 to 2004.

It’s a happy, bloodless coup—Gillian Jorgensen (also a playwright and director) was artistic director from 2004 to 2007, and is stepping down after leading the company through its tumultuous itinerant phase and helping it find a home in the old Northwest Actors Studio space on Capitol Hill. (She’s also fixing to have a baby.)

Congratulations Annex, congratulations Gillian, and congratulations Bret.

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Not to be too picayune about an otherwise quite complimentary piece, Brendan, but "Annex TheatRE" is spelled like that; always has been, always will be.

Posted by COMTE | November 15, 2007 11:45 AM

That's gonna be one frikkin' cute baby.

Posted by The Bailiff | November 15, 2007 12:07 PM

If Annex misspells a word everyone else has to?

Posted by Eric F | November 15, 2007 12:25 PM


Funny, my Webster's Seventh Collegiate Dictionary must have a typo then.

Posted by COMTE | November 15, 2007 1:13 PM

Brett Fetzer is a genius and Annex Theatre with thrive under his leadership. It's good to have more Jews leading Seattle alternative theatre groups. Mazel Tov!

Posted by Issur | November 15, 2007 1:39 PM

Issur, I know you're just a troll, but Fetzer is about as far from Jewish as anyone can be.

Posted by josef | November 15, 2007 1:58 PM

Eric F @3: Check the big 5 in town - it's Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre. It's a convention, not a misspelling.

Anyway, congrats to Annex. May you be the powerhouse you've always been, only now with new (old) management, and better digs.

Posted by meh | November 15, 2007 1:59 PM

What became of NWAStudio? I know they had some people there that were involved with Judy-ism, yet the Studio is now gone? What does that tell us about those that do practise Judy-ism? I loved NWAStudio, I'm sure Annex will do wonderfully too, because I am sure some one there is involved with Judy-ism.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 15, 2007 2:21 PM

Yeah, my major was in "Theatre," but I've always found that anglophilic spelling annoying. When I was changing my tyre in front of Seattle Centre I got so mad at all the goofy theatre spellings that I threw a rock at Seattle Repertory Theatre, which is why I languish in the County Gaol.

Posted by Eric F | November 15, 2007 2:53 PM

Congrats, Bret! Congrats, Gillian! (And congrats, Basil!)

Posted by chrisdiani | November 15, 2007 3:27 PM

...where no doubt, they do not allow you to have a kuh-nife with your ni-guh-tly meal...

Posted by COMTE | November 15, 2007 3:29 PM

Congratulations, Bret!

Posted by Kathy Fennessy | November 15, 2007 9:54 PM

My betz on Fetz, but people should cease spelling theater "theatre" this side of the pond--it makes them sound like faux Englishmen, T.S. Eliot types who say "ECK-tually" instead of actually and stir their tea with their tools when they think no one is looking--

Posted by Tim Appelo | November 15, 2007 11:47 PM

Apparently some people are too poorly educated to be able to spell something other than how it's pronounced. What's next, nucular?

Posted by Al | November 16, 2007 6:16 AM

I gues some people are too poorly educated to be able to read a dictionary.

I'll begin spelling "theatre" using the alternative as soon as all you Anglophobes agree to change all the other words in the English Language ending in "re", such as:


Those are just a few, off the top of my head.

In short, the entire "theater versus theatre argument" is pointless, inane, and etymologically inconsequential.

Posted by COMTE | November 16, 2007 9:34 AM

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