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

Recent Articles

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‘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.
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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.
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“He’s broken and faking it”: Maggie Rogers on ‘Everything You Touch’

Director Rogers helms Sheila Callaghan's play 'Everything You Touch' at Washington Ensemble Theatre.
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‘Jerome Robbins Festival’ honors a legendary choreographer

Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates Jerome Robbins' iconic work and the 100th anniversary of his birth.
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‘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."
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‘The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes’ celebrates both old and new-school theater magic

Scenic designer Christopher Mumaw suggests that you "expect the unexpected" in this world premiere musical.
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Operatic ghost story ‘The Turn of the Screw’

For costume designer Deborah Trout, the storytelling of this eerie Seattle Opera production begins with color.
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“I want your soul to feel good”: Madison Jade Jones on ‘Anansi and the Halfling’

Jones' new play tells the story of a young black woman descended from an ancient line of storytellers blessed by the gods.
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One Coast Collaboration’s nine-year theatrical dinner party

For nearly a decade, a low-profile summer festival has introduced great national playwrights to Seattle's creative community.
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Finding Empathy in ‘Disclosure’

Stephanie Peirolo premieres a one-woman show, inspired by her stories of sexual harassment in the advertising world, this weekend at 18th and Union.
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ChrisTiana ObeySumner on ‘Porgy and Bess,’ Humanity in Institutions, the Canon

The social impact consultant wants to understand all our stories.  
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The Spirit and Substance of a Changing Tacoma

A deep look at the current state of Tacoma's creative community.