Gemma Wilson

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Deputy Editor
Gemma Wilson is Seattle magazine’s deputy editor, who spent many years in New York getting degrees in theater (NYU) and journalism (Syracuse), working for Broadway legend Hal Prince and eating one million brunches before moving back to her hometown. She was a theater critic fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and her work as a writer and critic has appeared in outlets including, Playbill, Crosscut and the late local City Arts magazine, where she was a longtime senior editor. She spends a lot of time sitting in theater seats and airplane seats; if she’s in town, she wants to see your show. Seriously.

contributed articles

A star turn by Carrie Compere buoys this overburdened bio-play of music legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Singer Renee Holiday, née Shaprece, is back in town to share a story of transformation with Seattle audiences

Should we keep reviving the smash-hit musical, set in the final days of the Vietnam War?

Steven Dietz’s new adaptation of the horror classic seems to have unintentionally landed on comedy

This annual party is an important part of an artistic ecosystem, and you’re invited

Anna Ziegler’s world premiere play explores the expansive mundanities of life

The play-within-a-play is complex, exploring ideas of creative determination, censorship, immigrants and more