Mike Daisey’s breakthrough work, 21 Dog Years, debuted in Speakeasy’s Backroom theater in early 2001.
There are too many memories! There were a lot of good times, but the best times were spent in Belltown and the bestest times were spent before the cafe burned down.
While working at Speakeasy, I also had the privilege of performing in a play on the Speakeasy Cafe Backroom stage.
It was one of the most musical improvisation sessions I have participated in.
“People are starting to live here again. As opposed to in the past where people leave downtown to go home at night, now it feels more like a neighborhood.”
Speakeasy’s backroom theater was host to not only live performances, but to a wide variety of cutting edge film series, curated by organizations such as Shining Moments Productions and Independent Exposure.
As Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood begins to be revitalized, Speakeasy’s backroom theater is one of a new style of performance spaces.