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


A Sensible Theatre Co. Centers the LGBTQAI+ Experience

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

‘Familiar’ is in the Funny, Frustrating Family Details

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

Beware ‘The Nether’

Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Jennifer Haley's play, which follows some of the deepest, darkest, scariest aspects of our technology—and by extension, ourselves—to a logical, if stomach-churning, conclusion.

Run with ‘The Wolves’ at ACT

Nine young women take the field in Sarah DeLappe's play about teenage soccer teammates.

‘Like a Mother’: Angela Garbes on Her New Book

'Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy' comes out May 29.

Actor Mickey Rowe Puts His Many Skills to Work in ‘The Fool’

“I was stilt-walking and unicycling and doing magic from the time I was in third grade,” he says.

Locurio Launches ‘The Storykeeper’ Escape Room

The new space is heavy on the art of escape.

You Better Work

You’re never supposed to see an actor sweat—not literally and certainly not metaphorically. But 'The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play' is all about the effort.

Lindy West: “The Witches are Coming”

West is giving a multimedia talk at Benaroya Hall on Sunday. "I want it to be a big, funny, fun, loud, goofy rally," she says.

‘The Great Leap’ is Really Good

Lauren Yee's delightful new play often stops just short of asking its actors to sink their baskets.

‘String’ and ‘Ride the Cyclone’

Two new musicals with very different takes on life and death.