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May 30 at 8 pm - Zombie by Bill Connington - Donate here for Zoom link Zombie Graphic
May 31 at 2 pm - Zombie by Bill Connington - Donate here for Zoom link

 

Have you read Joyce Carrol Oats? Zombie is an adaptation of her novella of the same name, and it is that dark.

It is a terrifying drama written by Bill Connington and adapted from the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, a psychopath pedophile kidnaps boys and tries unsuccessfully to turn them into zombies with an ice pick. It is the thing of nightmares but does what theater does the best; it takes you to place you would otherwise never go. An intense one-act, Zombie, won the 2008 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

"Not for the faint of heart . . . rewards intrepid theatergoers, delivering a haunting glimpse into the mind of a serial killer . . . ."

--Andy Propst, The Village Voice


Zombie is suitable only for ages 16 and older due to violence and sexuality.

BAT produced Zombie live on stage in 2010. Here is part of a letter we received during that run:

Finally, I came to understand why you'd want to put on this show; and I can certainly see why any actor worth his salt would kill to perform it: it's a tour de force. My initial reaction had been mostly caught up in a knee-jerk reflex: My God, Burien can't do a show like this! Which, of course, is precisely why Burien should do a show like this.

I can't imagine what the reaction some unsuspecting audience members are likely to have to Zombie. But at the same time, I'm very proud to have some association with a theatre company that would be daring enough to mount such an unsettling production.

Welcome to BAT Theatre!

Join BAT in concessions for coffee, soft drinks, water, treats, and two custom cocktails for each show.

See a show / park without drama / plenty of free onsite parking / ADA accessible / air conditioning.

Get involved. AuditionVolunteerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Donate. Be part of better live theatre.

For directions follow this link, and click the Directions button.

 

Get Involved at BAT!

Volunteers are the fuel that powers Burien Actors Theatre.  Help make the magic happen!  If you can do anything, Burien Actors Theatre can use your assistance.

Volunteers perform all the theatre's administrative tasks, plus most of the work to stage our shows.  From sweeping the floor to board members, we only succeed because of the talent and labor of the people who donate their time.

You don't have to be trained in theater to join the Burien Actors Theatre family.  If you can paint the walls in your living room, sew a shirt or put up a poster, you can help.  And you will be guided by experienced volunteers.

Currently, our greatest need is for people to help with administrative tasks like addressing envelopes and copying, and with publicity tasks like distributing posters to various businesses and writing promotional materials. But we are always looking for new recruits in every category because, the more the merrier.

Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities we offer:

  • Publicity - create and distribute ads, press releases, posters, postcards, signs and other publicity materials
  • Office staff - answer phones, return calls, address postcard and letters
  • Ad sales - selling advertising in our programs and on our website
  • Programs - create, layout and print programs
  • Costumes - designing, sewing, altering, shopping at thrift stores, inventorying and sorting BAT existing costumes
  • Sets - designing, painting, building, installing, inventorying
  • Building - building sets, props, specialty items and creating storage in BAT's office 
  • Props - design, make or finding props, either by borrowing or shopping the thrift stores, inventorying - it's like a scavenger hunt
  • Lighting - designing, hanging lights for a show, operating the light board during a show
  • Sound - design sound for a show, operate the sound board during a show - Find that noise and name that tune all in one
  • Ushering - take tickets, seat people, handing out programs, and handle emergencies, should they arise
  • Box Office - sell tickets, confirm reservations, and send out season tickets
  • Concessions - setting up and serve goodies before the show and at intermission. It's a great way to meet our patrons
  • Bar tending - if you have a valid MAST license, prepare and serve BAT's specialty cocktails, beer and wine to patrons over 21

 

Everyone who helps gets a free ticket to see a performance.  It's a great way to see a show for free!

To see some of our volunteers in action, check out our Photo Albums.

When visiting Burien Actors Theatre plan ahead.

Map

Burien Actors Theatre is located in the City of Burien at the Burien Community Center Annex, at 14501 4th Avenue S.W. in Burien, in the northwest corner of the intersection of 4th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street. Near the skateboard park! Come see a show, park without drama, BAT has plenty of free onsite parking!

Map out your directions here, just click the Directions button and enter your starting address.

 

From the Eastside:
Take I-405 South and continue west on State Route 518 to Burien.
Continue on Southwest 148th Street one-half mile.
Turn right onto 4th Avenue Southwest.
Continue on 4th Avenue Southwest for one-and-a-half blocks.
Burien Actors Theatre is located on your left.
14501 - 4th Ave S.W., Burien.

 

From the North:
Take Interstate 5 to Exit 154B.
Drive west on State Route 518 to Burien.
Continue on Southwest 148th Street one-half mile.
Turn right onto 4th Avenue Southwest.
Continue on 4th Avenue Southwest for one-and-a-half blocks.
Burien Actors Theatre is located on your left.
14501 - 4th Ave S.W., Burien.

 

From the South:
Take Interstate 5 to Exit 154.
Drive west on State Route 518 to Burien.
Continue on Southwest 148th Street one-half mile.
Turn right onto 4th Avenue Southwest.
Continue on 4th Avenue Southwest for one-and-a-half blocks.
Burien Actors Theatre is located on your left.
14501 - 4th Ave S.W., Burien.

 

 

Public Transit

If you plan to ride the bus, or other public transit, to see a show at BAT visit the Google Transit website and use their trip-planner

The nearest transit station is located at SW 148th St & 6th Ave SW. Another stop is located at SW 148th St & 4th Ave SW.

 

Burien Restaurants

BAT eats in Burien, and you should too! Did you know that over 86 percent of BAT patrons eat at a restaurant before or after the show? They do!!!

BAT's Burien Restaurant Directory makes it easy for you to enjoy some of the wonderful restaurants in Burien. BAT's Burien Restaurant Directory is a list of all of the restaurants in Burien! And it is searchable too!

BAT wants you to find just the right place to eat. Check out BAT's Burien Restaurant Directory HERE!

**We thank yelp 2c for providing much of the data you'll find within our list! 

 

dinner and a show

Frankies B-Town Bistro is a new and amazing supporter of Burien Actors Theatre.

It is the place you are most likely to find the cast and crew after a performance.  Frankieslogo

Once again Burien Actors Theatre paired with this fantastic local restaurant to bring you a full night of food and fun! Great food and better live theatre!

For just $35.00 per person you get a meal that includes:
Choose 1 Appetizer OR 1 Salad/Soup AND 1 Entrée OR 1 Pizza and you get a ticket to the performance at Burien Actors Theatre!

Call Frankie's B-Town Bistro at (206) 946-1334, and ask for dinner and a show!  Or, use Open Table, (specify BAT in notes, it is recommended you arrive no later than 6:30 pm, please note, we are not open for Sunday matinee. Gluten-free requests must be called in advance.)

Frankie's is easy to find at, 653 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166.

If you are a restaurant owner in Burien and would like to be a BAT sponsor, we would love to hear from you. Consider a sponsorship today!  Just click to Contact BAT .


 

Know Before You Go

Come as you are! Many of our guests dress up to come to the theater, but we invite you to dress as you feel comfortable.

 

Remember, use of cameras, cell phones, and recording devices is not permitted in the Theatre.  However, you can see images from our performances on BAT's Flickr page.

 

Talking during the production is distracting to the performers and other patrons. Please, refrain from commenting while the performance is underway.  We welcome your comments before and after the show. 

 

Unless the show is under 90 minutes, there will probably be an intermission. If you can wait to get out of your seat until then, our actors and your fellow audience members would greatly appreciate it!

 

Latecomers to the performance will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion. This means, that if you are late, you may have to wait in concessions until there is a suitable break in the performance which allows an usher to show you to your seat.

For our patrons with mobility challenges, we offer front-row seats and handicap-accessible bathrooms. If you or your companion has a mobility need, let our box office know when you purchase your tickets. Please arrive early enough for the show so that we can get you comfortably seated before the show begins.

 

We do not currently offer hearing assistance devices. Neither our budget nor our sound system supports them.  If you would like to make a donation to help upgrade our sound system please direct your donation here.

We offer a well-stocked concession lounge with coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, various treats, and two custom cocktails for each show in addition to beer and wine.


Are BAT's performances suitable for children?

Sometimes. Many of our shows are just fine for children. But, sometimes we offer adult oriented fare as well. Not all drama is suitable for the very young, and that is how it should be. If you have concerns, please, check in advance of your ticket purchase. When possible, BAT will have a copy of the script in BALL (Burien Actors Lending Library), feel free to check out the scriot and read it for yourself and decide if the show is suitable for your child.

 

Can I take pictures during the performance?

No. Most plays have copyright rules that preclude photographs or videos by patrons.  BAT offers a photo gallery, please feel free to use those photos.

 

Is your theater wheelchair accessible?

Yes!  Please, let us know of your assistance needs when you purchase tickets so we may be prepared to help you.

 

More Questions?

Our Staff is ready to answer any question you may have.  Please, contact us...

 

Phone: (206) 242-5180

 

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Mail: 
Burien Actors Theatre
P.O. Box 48121
Burien, Washington 98148

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Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike by Christopher Durang. Vanya is the first show in BAT's Shelter-in-place Season III. Vanya opens for two weekends on March 26 at 8 pm.

Vanya offers, at its core, a laugh-a-minute comedy about a dysfunctional trio of siblings trying to face the apparently troubling onset of middle age…and the possibility that they may not have done enough in their lives to deem it a satisfactory one. It is an enjoyably snarky comedy with occasional over-the-top moments bordering on absurd. It is a supremely entertaining play, filled with wit and sass, but yet surprisingly deep and introspective as well. 

Join Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on their comedic journey of reawakening.

There is some adult language in the show.

The show lasts about two hours and fifteen minutes.

REVIEW on the B-Town Blog.

REVIEW on the WestSide Seattle

Cast:

Vanya            Kevin Boze
Spike             Kassey Castro
Sonia             Michelle Conklin
Cassandra     Noelle Mestres
Nina               Hannah Kathline
Masha            Carrie Schnelker

 

Directors:

     Maggie Larrick

     Rochelle Flynn

 

March 27 at 8 pm - Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike by Christopher Durang - GET YOUR TICKET HERE
March 28 at 2 pm - Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike by Christopher Durang - GET YOUR TICKET HERE

April 3 at 8 pm - Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike by Christopher Durang - GET YOUR TICKET HERE
April 4 at 2 pm - Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike by Christopher Durang - GET YOUR TICKET HERE

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As always, BAT’s Shelter-in-place Seasons are pay-what-you-will. If money is tight, see the show for as little as $1. If money is not so tight, help keep BAT alive during COVID-19 with a higher donation. (Please keep in mind the maximum our link page can accept at one time is $10,000.) BAT looks forward to seeing you at the show! Get your tickets (Zoom link) by donating HERE.

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