What is MBT Rep?
In June 2007 MBT created and debuted the first Summer Repertory Theatre series, the first major production of its kind in our 80-year history and a significant change from what the Theatre typically does as a “road house.” The majority of MBT Season events are pre-designed national tours that spend one or two nights in town before moving on to the next city. In contrast, the entire Rep series is self-produced, meaning MBT is directly responsible for selecting scripts, designing and building sets, casting, and directing. Now in its 9th year, Summer Rep continues to be performed in-the-round in the intimate Walton Theatre. This celebrated annual event includes three rotating plays featuring a combined cast of actors, some of whom take on roles in more than one show.
The popularity of Summer Rep led us to add the Winter Rep series in 2011, which continues each year in February/March. Building on the success of other Rep productions, in October of this year we will be ushering in the inaugural Autumn Rep in the Walton Theatre with Forever Plaid.
MBT Rep continues to grow in popularity, attracting audiences, performers, and artistic staff from across the northwest Washington region while gaining recognition for Bellingham as a supportive arts community.
We hold auditions for our MBT Rep shows on a regular basis. We encourage you to keep an eye on the Auditions page or find us on Facebook to stay informed.