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Originally published Monday, March 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM

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Intiman confirms 2013 festival of plays

Intiman Theatre will stage a summer festival of 4 productions, featuring local actors, after raising $600,000.

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After raising $600,000 from 600 individual donors, Intiman Theatre has confirmed it will produce a 2013 summer festival at the Seattle Center. The festival will feature four productions, and run June 22-Sept. 15 at the former Intiman Playhouse.

Intiman in 2012 overcame crippling financial debt and temporary closure of its operation to present a first summer festival of four shows. Like that 2012 event, the 2013 fest will operate on a budget of about $1 million and feature a repertory ensemble of local actors. (According to staff, the company hopes to raise an additional $50,000 toward that amount in April.)

Intiman also announced that Keri Kellerman has left her post as managing director, after one season in the job. A news release stated that the company’s board of directors will “implement a new staffing structure that is more consistent with the size and needs of the organization at this time, and in line with objectives outlined in the theatre’s newly crafted five-year business plan.”

The upcoming Intiman festival will present productions of “Trouble in Mind” by Alice Childress, “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes and Dario Fo’s “We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!,” as well as a new Peter Duchan-Breedlove musical about transgender Oregon mayor Stu Rasmussen, “Stu for Silverton.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public in mid-April. Info: www.intiman.org.

Misha Berson: mberson@seattletimes.com

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