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PFH Danny

  • Art to End Family Homelessness:

    Seattle University Partnered with Seattle Children's Theatre on New Production: "Danny, King of the Basement"

    Danny Artwork

    Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) brought the acclaimed play "Danny, King of the Basement" to its stage Oct. 18-Nov. 18, 2012. "Danny" is SCT's first production to examine how family homelessness and poverty affect children.

    Podcast: An Evening with Danny's Creator

    On closing night, we were privileged to meet David S. Craig, the playwright who brought Danny to the world.  Listen to a podcast of a group discussion with Mr. Craig and a group of women who work to end homelessness, and read a recap of the evening here, including Mr. Craig's sometimes-startling comments about homelessness in America.

    Critics Loved "Danny"

    See what theatre critics and parenting publications said about "Danny":

    Public Forums Brought "Danny" To the Community

    Our Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness supported "Danny" with public forums about family homelessness in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. A Recap:

    • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, EVERETT: Evergreen Middle School. Co-sponsored by Everett Public Schools, with support from Housing Hope and Snohomish County Workforce Development Council. Read a brief recap from Everett, "5 Things Danny Showed Us in Four Minutes."

    • Thursday, Oct. 4, TACOMA: University of Puget Sound. Co-sponsored by University of Puget Sound Civic Scholarship Initiative and Pierce County Community Connections Homeless Program. Read a brief recap from both Everett and Tacoma, "Five stories of real-life Dannys in our community."

    Several Seattle U faculty and staff contributed to this production. Read about "Danny's" journey to Seattle here.

    "Danny" ran through Nov. 18, 2012.

    For more information, contact Catherine Hinrichsen.