The Odyssey
adaptation/music/new lyrics by Todd Almond
original Concept & Direction by Lear DeBessonet
directed by Marya Sea Kaminski

September 8, 2017 – September 10, 2017
Bagley Wright Theatre

Travel with us on a story of high adventure and true love as over 100 Seattle citizens join professional actors and regional performance groups onstage to create beautiful and dangerous world of The Odyssey Odysseus leads his crew to wrestle ridiculous monsters, resist treacherous temptations, and face the darkest dangers of the high seas to find their way home. A theatrical celebration for the whole family, this musical adaptation of Homer’s epic tale will bring our entire city together.

About Public Works Seattle:
Public Works Seattle creates theatre of the people, by the people, and for the people of the region. Adapted from the nationally recognized model built by New York City’s prestigious The Public Theater, the program seeks to engage audiences in new ways by making them creators and not just spectators Working deeply with community-based organizations, Public Works Seattle invites a wide diversity of people to participate in workshops and classes, attend performances, and to join in the creation of an ambitious work of participatory theatre led by working theatre professionals.

  • Running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


Title Sponsors:

Knossos Foundation

Producing Sponsors:


Producing Partner:

Treeline Foundation


Producing Associates:


*This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.