How can you enjoy the theater if you don’t read your scripts?
Okay, you can enjoy theater if you don’t read any scripts, but BAT is making it easier to read scripts and to enjoy theater.
Burien is a theater town, and BAT is part of the Puget Sound theater landscape, so it only makes sense that BAT would be part of making theater more accessible and interesting.
Today, BAT had a very productive meeting with the owner of Bumbershoot Books in Burien. Very soon, BAT will be opening what we tentatively are calling BALL (Burien Actors Lending Library) at Bumbershoot Books.
BAT’s BALL will be located in the back of Bumbershoot Books. As seen in the photo, below, the shelves are empty and waiting for books.
A kind donor has stepped up to help BAT buy scripts and books about theater to populate the empty shelves. BAT will soon begin the process of filling these shelves with theater books that you can check out, at no cost, or read on site.
BAT loves to work with local merchants and this is one more example of that. Bumbershoot Books, located at 639 SW 152nd Street in Burien (206-241-2665), sells used and antiquarian books. A venerable store with a fireplace for those rainy days, and comfortable seating all of the time. Bumbershoot Books is a great place for anyone who likes to read. Very soon, it will also house scripts and books on theater that you can read on site or check out.
Among other books, BAT will be placing copies of scripts of upcoming BAT shows at BALL so you can read them before or after seeing BAT’s production. (Some scripts BAT gets are in manuscript form from the author’s agent, and some scripts, mostly musicals, cannot be shared, but beyond those, BAT will fill the shelves at Bumbershoot Books.)
So, what would you like to see at BAT’s BALL? What titles you would like to read, what books on theater interest you? Post them in the comment section and BAT will see what it can do to make them available.