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


Seen and Heard

Will Sound Theatre Company’s latest play launch a new era for Deaf theatre in Seattle?

Taylor Mac’s ‘Hir’ at ArtsWest: Bless this Mess

If you’re looking for a straight-ahead living-room drama in which your preconceptions will be tidily confirmed, look elsewhere.

Making Intersections Festival Fun for Everyone

Meet the women behind Intersections Festival, a four-day comedy fest cracking open a notoriously insular world.

Caela Bailey Loves the Tease

The multi-talented singer opens up about her brand-new, one-night-only show 'Who in the World Are You?'—without revealing too much.

Hershey Felder’s Feel-Good ‘Irving Berlin’

A great life story, musically (if methodically) told.

The Wolves

On a soccer team of teenage girls


Scotto Moore and Eddie DeHais craft an a cappella sci-fi musical.

Patti & the Kid

Frank Boyd, Libby King and Maya Flory-Barnes Salas’ American experiment.

An Octoroon

Brandon J. Simmons directs a provocative Seattle premiere.

‘Ibsen in Chicago:’ Why?

David Grimm’s world premiere play is a gorgeously executed, head-scratchingly pointless piece of theatre, now running at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

‘Vanishing Point,’ or, ‘Exposition the Musical’

The new musical at Seattle Public Theater sets out to explore big questions but only scratches the surface, tentative and unwilling to be as daring as its heroines.