A Theatre with Heart

HEART Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit community theatre (TIN 87-2980386) under the artistic direction of Hjalmer Anderson,

We aim to provide the Seattle Eastside community with a year-round schedule of all forms of theatre, including live staged productions, online performances, and films to serve the cultural, educational and entertainment needs of our community.

We welcome and provide an avocational opportunity for volunteers interested in the theatre arts to participate in the many activities of community theatre. We also train and support the artistic and financial integrity of theatre professionals and promote and support the diverse local community of theatre youth educational programs in order to teach the importance of the arts and lifelong learning.

We'll see you in the theatre soon!

Our Mission

Theatre thrives on the Eastside

Heart Repertory Theatre engages, inspires, entertains, and challenges audiences with productions that range from new works to the classics. We celebrate the essential power of theatre to illuminate our diversity and common humanity.

Our History

How it all began

Heart Repertory Theatre was founded during the lockdown of 2020. When the weeks of quarantine started stretching into the summer and fall, a group of community theatre artists banded together (separately) under the leadership of Hjalmer Anderson. 

Working with fan-transcribed scripts from golden age radio shows like Our Miss Brooks and The Thin Man, the little troupe began to produce streaming video programs over Zoom and YouTube. Pulling costumes from their own closets and background images that evoked period settings, they eventually produced 21 shows, including an original screenplay. 

In 2021, HEART was incorporated, gained tax-exempt status, and raised funds to launch an inaugural season of theatre in 2022. The first production, Chapter Two by Neil Simon, hit the boards in April, filling the house with laughter and tears. HEART continues to produce shows in the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall in Woodinville, Washington and at the  Kenmore Community Club in Kenmore Washington