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 Broadway.com before returning West to focus on covering the arts in her hometown.

Recent Articles

Review

‘Femme Fatale’ is a Hot, Lovable Mess

'Femme Fatale,' starring Prom Queen, is a weird-bad-great experience, an extravagant mess that I would definitely see again.
Review

‘The Color Purple’: Yes, It’s Beautiful

Alice Walker's 1982 novel has always been an important star in the literary sky, and this production sets it in the theatrical firmament.
News

Franklin High School Students Paint Their Resistance

The high school's Art of Resistance & Resilience club painted a multipanel mural, 40 feet wide and over six feet tall, honoring the history of Seattle’s Black Panther Party.
Q&A

Going Up

Rising playwright Seayoung Yim expands her horizons with 'Persimmon Nights.'
Review

‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ is About More than Music

Star Felicia Loud and director Valerie Curtis-Newton wring every ounce of humanity from this Billie Holiday bio-concert.
Review

What’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Really About?

This 5th Avenue Theatre production of the musical boasts excellent lead performances, but can we just let Esmerelda live?
Review

A Heartbreakingly Good Hedwig at ArtsWest

Drive to West Seattle to see Nicholas Japaul Bernard as the sublimely dingy Eastern-bloc rock goddess.
Review

Drinking in Freedom and Boone’s Farm in ‘Wild Horses’

Dedra Woods illuminates this one-woman coming-of-age story by Allison Gregory.
Preview

‘O+E’ at Seattle Opera: Hellish, Epic and Intimate

Kelly Kitchens and Lucy Tucker Yates on adapting the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice for a modern opera audience.
Review

A ‘Mac Beth’ Both Bloody and Baffling

This production of Shakespeare's tale of kings and killings fails to live up to its own internal ambition.
News

A Sensible Theatre Co. Centers the LGBTQAI+ Experience

Founders Paul Flanagan and Jared Michael Brown on their company mission and upcoming debut musical, 'Pageant.'
Review

‘Familiar’ is in the Funny, Frustrating Family Details

Danai Gurira's well-made comedy is now running at Seattle Rep.