Clyde’s, at ArtsWest

June 15, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
4711 California SW
West Seattle

ArtsWest will produce Clyde’s, by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined). This co-production with The Hansberry Project will be directed by Seattle theatre staple Valerie Curtis-Newton. The cast features Reginald Jackson, Deja Culver, Jacob Alcazar, Joe Moore, and Tracy Michelle Hughes playing the titular role. Clyde’s performs at ArtsWest from June 6 through June 30, 2024. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this 2022 Tony Award®-Nominated Best Play, creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. As the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff work to see themselves as whole—to dream again—despite their pasts.

Through the lens of comedy and food, Nottage asks us to consider the long-term weight of the criminal justice system, the difficulties of reentry, and how we view second chances. Joe Moore, who plays Jason in the show, points to the fact that while we live in a country with “by far the biggest incarcerated population in the world,” there is “very little support” in the system for formerly incarcerated folks. This show calls us to “reflect on our own biases, and… open ourselves up to empath[y].” We hope you will join us.

ArtsWest will present Clyde’s, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.


Deja Culver – Leticia
Jacob Alcazar – Rafael
Joe Moore – Jason
Reginald Jackson – Montrellous
Tracy Hughes – Clyde

Creative Team

Directed by – Valerie Curtis-Newton
Stage Manager – Kimberly Le
Assistant Stage Manager – Michael Latham
Lighting Designer – Chih-Hung Shao
Costume Designer – Ricky German
Scenic Designer – Jennifer Zeyl
Sound Designer – Rob Witmer and Maggie Carrido Adams
Projection Designer – Michael B. Maine
Props Designer – Robin Macartney

About the Production

Clyde’s, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, plays June 6th – 30th, 2024 at ArtsWest (4711 California Ave SW). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

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