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 a reporter for before returning West to focus on covering the arts in her hometown.

Recent Articles


The come-hither kindness of ‘Come From Away’

The unlikely hit musical, a story of great generosity in extreme circumstances, returns to Seattle.

Don’t look away from ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’

Seattle Rep presents a beautifully artful adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel.

Holiday miracles: BenDeLaCreme on ‘Gaylord Manor’ and a brand-new show with Jinkx Monsoon

"I keep thinking things are gonna slow down at some point, but it’s not true."

Beauty is pain in ‘Everything You Touch’

Maggie Rogers directs Sheila Callaghan's funny, oddball play about trauma, self-perception and self-invention with pinpoint accuracy.

Scott Shoemaker lives to bring over-the-top absurdity to the stage

The writer and performer on his cabaret character Ms. Pak-man, current role in 'The Terror of Gaylord Manor' and the brand-new holiday show he's got cooking.

Three new books capture pieces of Seattle as it was and is

'Mid Seattle,' 'Seattle Now & Then' and 'Seattleness' examine our city through architectural detail, repeat photography and data visualization, respectively.

‘Skylight’ at ACT Theatre is shattering in its simplicity

David Hare's deceptively simple 1995 play about two former lovers hasn't aged a day.

A small-scale, high-comedy border dispute in ‘Native Gardens’

Intiman Theatre presents an excellent production of Karen Zacarias' topical if unsurprising onstage sitcom.

‘Richard III’ stars Sarah Harlett as the power-mad tyrant

Harlett leads an all-female version of Shakespeare's political war drama, playing one of theatrical history's most complex villains.

2018 Fall Arts Guide

Our picks for more than two dozen of the season's most compelling shows, plus Q&As with five leading local artists.

‘Jerome Robbins Festival’ honors a legendary choreographer

Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates Jerome Robbins' iconic work and the 100th anniversary of his birth.

‘Skeleton Crew’: in conversation with Jay O’Leary and Tracy Michelle Hughes

"We’re all tired of seeing plays, movies, TV shows where people of color are in a tragic situation."