Howie Seago’s professional credits include acting, directing, writing, producing, and teaching theatre arts for over 40 years. He was featured in Beyond Silence, Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film (1998). He has worked with notable directors such as Peter Sellars (Ajax, The Persians, Biblical Pieces), Barlett Sher (Skin Of Our Teeth), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Little Flower of East Orange), Bill Rauch (Hamlet, Music Man, Merchant of Venice), Robert Wilson/David Byrnes (The Forest), Robert Woodruff (The Tempest), and on international tours with the National Theatre of the Deaf. He has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Public Theatre (NY), Intiman (Seattle), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Children’s Theatre, among others. He also appeared in The Legend of the Mountain Man (ASL Films), and The Deaf Man (David Kurs). His television credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Hunter, The Equalizer, and Rainbow’s End. He was a recipient of the Helen Hayes Award, Dramalogue Award, and Joe Velez Memorial Award. He was the inaugural emcee for the first Deaf Way Festival and also for the first WORLDEAF CINE Festival.
He is currently an Artist in Residence for the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, and will return for his sixth year with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014.