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


Intiman’s lewd, illuminating ‘Lysistrata’

These characters are modern men and women putting on a play about a war with a solution, as they fight a war with no end in sight.

Mutual Respect, or Why I Didn’t Review ‘Stu’

A new musical about America’s first transgender mayor called Stu for Silverton recently hit the boards at Intiman Theatre Festival. The buzzworthy topic, youthful creative team and Pacific Northwest tie-in (Stu Rasmussen is the mayor of Silverton, Oregon)

Flip the Switch

SuttonBeresCuller's 'Three Way' at Greg Kucera Gallery features everyday objects cast in bronze, including lightbulbs, maps and a banana peel.

Fierce, funny feminism in ACT’s ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

"Rapture, Blister, Burn" a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist now running at ACT Theatre, dives headlong into the feminist fray, but it isn’t offering any easy answers.

Azeotrope’s gutwrenching ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’

'Gruesome Playground Injuries' is the latest production from Azeotrope, the fledgling theatre company that made waves with its 2012 production of Jesus Hopped the A Train.

View From the Top

Heather Hart's rooftop installation at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park dares you not to engage.

Endurance Comedy

Performers improv for 30 hours straight to celebrate Unexpected Productions' 30th anniversary.

Q&A with Aidan Lang of Seattle Opera

Every four years, Seattle Opera goes into overdrive to deliver the most epic theatrical experience in the opera world: 'the Ring.' Incoming general director Aidan Lang explains the fuss.

‘We Won’t Pay!’ Intiman Festival Serves Lukewarm Political Farce

Politics was the first course in Intiman Theatre’s 2013 festival, a selection of four plays that address some of those topics you aren’t supposed to discuss at dinner: Sex, money, politics and race. The night’s menu: We Won't Pay! We Won’t...
Around Town

Seattle Outdoor Movies: Your Summer 2013 Guide

Wash your park blankets and pack your picnic baskets, Seattleites, it’s outdoor movie season! Seattle has plenty to offer when it comes to enjoying a film in the great outdoors, the perfect end to a long summer day when dusk doesn’t start until 9...
Around Town

’Hood Love: Capitol Hill Block Party Supports 12th Avenue Arts

Restaurant after lounge after nightclub has moved into Capitol Hill’s perennially popular Pike/Pine corridor in recent years, joining the area’s crush of music venues and bars. Capitol Hill Block Party galvanizes this scene in a four-day,...

Follow the Signs

“Hands have always interested me as a subject, considering what they’re capable of,” says Seattle artist Zach Rockstad, whose A Day of Driving (Honk) earned top honors at City Arts’ spring Art Walk Awards. The mixed-media piece began as a...