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For 5+ years, an epic battle has raged between Fuse Theatre Ensemble and Shakespeare’s Sonnets culminating in various different versions of the show Sonnetscape. In The Importance of Being Frank, Fuse Artistic Director Rusty Tennant, distills everything they have learned performing and studying the Sonnets in order to detail the history of queer erasure and straight-washing that has led us to perhaps one of the greatest acts of deception of all time.



Fuse Theatre Ensemble Dares:
Our audiences to exit their comfort zones, 
Our peers to collaborate before competing, 
Our community to manage our resources sustainably. Shift the Paradigm. 

Fuse is celebrating 10 years of producing paradigm shifting theatre. They are the 2017 recipient of the Regional Arts and Culture Council Arts Equity Grant. They have travelled the world with their production of Suburban Tribe,won Drammy Awards for their production of Under the Influence and for their props design for Artist Rep’s The Lieutenant of Innishmore, received a 2007 grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to collaborate with The Museum of Contemporary Craft and nationally known craft artists, and were invited to perform at the nationally renowned Bumbershoot Festival with our inaugural production Craft/Craeft/Kraft. Fuse has been an ambassador of the Pacific Northwest theatre touring to New Orleans; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Fresno; Bali; Adelaide, Australia; and Avignon, France. In less than a decade, Fuse has created 11 original works (Craft/Craeft/Kraft, Slap That Bitch, Suburban Tribe, MySp_ce, #smarter_than_phones, Karaoke Night! (the musical), A Virgin in Neverland,(...), Sonnetscape, The Importance of Being Frank and Tether: ADHD+BDSM) while also organizing the annual celebration of the LGBTQIA+ contribution to theatre, The OUTwright Theatre Festival. 

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