Highline grad takes reigns of Burien show
By Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter
Barbara Cawley has moved past Highline's stage to the Burien Actors Theater.
She is co-directing Rapture, Blister, Burn at the Burien Actors Theater this month.
"I've worked as a stage manager at the Burien Actors Theater three or four times," said Cawley.
"They actually asked my partner to direct the show, but since it deals a lot with feminism, he felt as a white male he couldn't direct it," Cawley said.
This will be her first play as a co-director.
Thirty minutes of the play is dialogue, and "since there's not a lot of movement it's hard to make it engaging for an audience," Cawley said.
She grew up in Federal Way.
"I attended Highline as a Running Start student, and was heavily involved in theater at Highline," she said.
"It showed me that my passion didn't lie on the stage, it was off-stage,"
Cawley has been the stage manager for the world premiere of Squatch the Musical, and Sundown at the Devils Café.
"One of my accomplishments is that I'm not quite 24, and am already a respected and sought-after stage manager in Seattle," said Cawley.
She's worked with many directors during her time as a stage manager.
Sitting and watching them helped her know how to be a good director, said Cawley.
"I like making art with people in it, and I definitely prefer making actors look good to being them," said Cawley.
Rapture, Blister, Burn will run from Feb. 16 to March 11.
Friday and Saturday shows will be at 8 p.m., and matinees are Sundays at 2 p.m.
The address is 14501 4th Avenue S.W., Burien.
Tickets for students are $10, $20 for general admission, and $17 for seniors and active military.
There is a group rate of $12 for 10 or more people.
For tickets and more information visit burienactorstheatre.org/.