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Christine Sumption

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Christine Sumption is a Seattle-based theatre artist who has served as a dramaturg for Sundance Theatre Lab, the New Harmony Project, Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. She has worked with playwrights Tanya Barfield (Blue Door), Kathleen Tolan (Memory House), and Cheryl L. West (Pullman Porter Blues), among many others. Her directing credits include productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, and DARTS/Company Subaru in Tokyo, where she served as Resident Director for three years. She was on the artistic staff of Seattle Repertory Theatre for nine seasons, where she served as dramaturg/literary manager, edited publications, and produced the annual Women Playwrights Festival in partnership with Hedgebrook, a Whidbey Island writers retreat. She is now a Festival Dramaturg at Hedgebrook and teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. She is the co-editor (with Liz Engelman) of Hedgebrook Plays, Volume 1 published by Whit Press. Sumption received her BFA in Drama from the University of Montana and her MFA in Directing from the University of Washington School of Drama.

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