Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre

Intimate Theatre, Accessible Art


We are very excited to announce the next show of our inaugural season, She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. 

WINNER - 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award!

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

 "Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish" - Theatremania, Read More

"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." - The New York Times, Read More

"Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer — he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and 'High Fidelity' cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere...She Kills Monsters, delivers exactly what it promises, is generally a blast" -Chicago Tribune, Read More 


Your Name on a TART Chair!

Progress! We're now more than half-way to the $3,000 goal of our GoFundMe campaign to help us pay for our theater chairs. With a donation of $30 (or more) you'll receive your name on a plaque on the chair you "sponsored," a free ticket to the show of your choice this season, and our undying gratitude. Click GoFundMe to read the story of the vendor who left us chairless in Tacoma.  All donations are welcome, And if you've already given, please help us spread the word about our GoFundMe campaign

The Inaugural 2015-16 Season
Continues with Holiday Cheer!

What's Playing Right Now
It's all Dickens all the time, with A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story, Acclaimed character actor Byron Tidwell delivers a one-man version of this holiday classic using the script and performance notes Charles Dickens himself used when he performed readings of the story all around Great Britain and the U.S. Bring your imagination and prepare to experience A Christmas Carol like you've never experienced it before.

  • For a performance schedule, click here. 
  • For tickets, click here.

What People Are Saying
We were thrilled to see the full page article in the Tacoma Weekly, praising our Christmas Carol, calling it "fresh and captivating." You can read article here.

What's Coming Up Next
Stay tuned for updates about the productions we are planning for 2016.

What's Happening at TART
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Who Is TART Anyway?
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who we are and why we started this whole thing in the first place.