Gemma Wilson is a senior editor at City Arts magazine. She holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Atlantic Theatre School/CAP 21) and an MA in Arts Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. She’s a Seattle native who spent over a decade in New York, including several years working for legendary Broadway director/producer Hal Prince. She later worked as an entertainment reporter for before returning West to focus on covering the arts in her hometown.

Recent Articles


‘Ibsen in Chicago:’ Why?

David Grimm’s world premiere play is a gorgeously executed, head-scratchingly pointless piece of theatre, now running at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

‘Vanishing Point,’ or, ‘Exposition the Musical’

The new musical at Seattle Public Theater sets out to explore big questions but only scratches the surface, tentative and unwilling to be as daring as its heroines.

Love Joy: Q&A with the 5th Avenue Theatre‘s Bill Berry

Bill Berry, soon-to-be artistic director of the 5th Avenue Theatre, helms a brand-new production of 'Mamma Mia!'

ReUP Arts Plans to Repurpose with Purpose

Andrew Ginn's nascent venture rethinks waste in the event industry.

Catch ‘Two Trains Running’ at Seattle Rep

Consider the marvelous performances and small, monumental moments of August Wilson's Pulitzer-nominated play.

Jekeva Phillips: Writer, Actor, Storyteller

Jekeva Phillips is a writer and idea machine driven by an all-encompassing enthusiasm for the new, the fun, the collaborative.

Marya Sea Kaminski Accepts Artistic Directorship in Pittsburgh

After some 17 years in Seattle, theatre marvel Kaminski moves east this summer to take over as the new artistic director of Pittsburgh Public Theatre.

Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako: Actor, Educator

Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako’s performing superpower: a bone-deep, emotional-bungee-cord connection between her character and everyone else on stage.

The High-Wire Act of ‘The Humans’

Why Stephen Karam’s brilliant, Tony-winning, Pulitzer-nominated play isn’t a sure thing.

An Old-Fashioned, Feel-Good ‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’

The 5th Avenue Theatre serves up musical theatre comfort food.

A Mouthful of Hygge

Nielsen’s Pastries preserves culinary culture with coziness.