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.
In 1996, it wasn’t hard to dub your event ‘the largest collaborative Internet event ever,’ but even by today’s standards, 24 Hours in Cyberspace was an impressive undertaking.
Jack Straw Productions launches one of the first streaming radio stations, Sonarchy. 20 years later, this popular music show is now featured regularly on KEXP.
As Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood begins to be revitalized, Speakeasy’s backroom theater is one of a new style of performance spaces.
Roderick and Anisa Romero of Sky Cries Mary hold the first live-streamed art gallery opening, displayed at the cafe.
After months of wielding jackhammers, running cable, wrangling 2 x 4’s into actual furniture and eating far too many PB & J sandwiches, it was finally time to open the cafe.