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


Life after Death in ‘Burn This’ at Theatre22

Lanford Wilson's 1987 play is both a small story and an emotional epic that manages, in a quotidian way, to touch on love and grief, art and commerce, friendship and sexuality, stagnation, evolution, chosen family.

Don’t Be Fooled: ‘The Crucible’ at ACT is Only OK

Compelling performances can't counteract a less-than-cohesive vision in this Arthur Miller classic.
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Dangerous Delight

Great cabaret is hard to define and impossible to forget. Seattle artists tap the form’s expansive intimacy and seductive, subversive power.

A Century Spinning in ‘Ragtime’

Gorgeous singing and muddy storytelling in the 5th Avenue Theatre's production of the sprawling musical set in volatile, turn-of-the-20th century New York.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Rings My Bell

Seattle Rep’s version of Austen's novel is ridiculous—and that's a compliment.

Open Doors

Gay City arts director Tara Hardy curates with the community, for the community.

‘Into the Woods’ at Village Theatre

Village Theatre’s pleasant, hesitant production of Sondheim’s fairy tale mashup.

Manifest Your Destiny

Malika Oyetimein builds the directing career she wants by telling stories the world needs.

‘King of the Yees’ at ACT Theatre

Laugh out loud with Lauren Yee's mystical, meta-theatrical play about her dad.

‘Something Rotten!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

The musical about musicals isn’t self-aware, it’s cynical, and that sucks.

‘The Who and the What’ at ArtsWest

Ayad Akhtar's play tests the tensile strength of faith and family.

Meet the Mayor’s Arts Award Winners: Leilani Lewis

The curator, collaborator and champion of artists is an Emerging Leader in the Field.