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David Schmader

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David Schmader—Stranger associate editor and Last Days columnist—is the author of the solo plays Straight and Letter to Axl, which he’s performed in Seattle and across the US. His latest work, A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem, was commissioned and produced by Seattle's Richard Hugo House in 2012. In his spare time, he’s the world’s foremost authority on the brilliant horribleness of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls; he's hosted annotated screenings at US film fests and provided the commentary track for the DVD. His writing has appeared in OUT magazine and at Dave has lived in Seattle for more than 20 years; he currently lives on First Hill with his husband Jake and their ridiculous dog.

More Theater Articles by David Schmader



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    On Stage

    Organists, Obscure Diseases, and Hero Worship
    Posted on 05/12/2005
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    Love Hurts

    Actress Takes a Spill, Audience Gets a Scare at Brown Derby's 'Showgirls'
    Posted on 12/16/2004
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    Three-Night Stand

    Mike Daisey Is Back... Briefly
    Posted on 10/28/2004
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    Theater News

    Die, Addison, Die!
    Posted on 08/05/2004
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    Theater News

    Cabaret Terrorists Kiki & Herb Bring the Noise
    Posted on 06/24/2004
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    The Sound of Falling in Love

    Intiman Bares Its Musical Heart with the World Premiere of The Light in the Piazza
    Posted on 06/12/2003
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    ACT Update

    A week after ACT's would-be death date, the theater struggles on. But is it on the right track?
    Posted on 02/27/2003
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    Triple-X Ibsen

    David Adjmi Builds a 21st-Century Doll's House
    Posted on 01/09/2003
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    The Dirty Dozen

    12 Shows to See in the 12th Annual Seattle Fringe Festival
    Posted on 09/19/2002
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    Here's to Shutting Up

    Ian Bell & Bald Faced Lie Go Speechless
    Posted on 08/01/2002
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    Sharply Stupid

    The Stuntmen Polish Their Turd to a High Sheen
    Posted on 07/25/2002
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    Attack of the Kooks

    Too Many Kooks Spoil Latest ZinZanni
    Posted on 07/04/2002
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    Lucky Genius

    Two Years After Running Away to Join the Circus, Improv Icon Kevin Kent Returns Home with Teatro ZinZanni
    Posted on 04/04/2002

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