MARCH 7, 2018 (ONE NIGHT ONLY!)| 7:30 PM | Lakewood Playhouse
ORIGINAL VOICES at Lakewood Playhouse is a New Series of Original Plays by Northwest Playwrights presented by the Northwest Playwright's Alliance. This Series will be an opportunity for New Plays to be read locally in the hopes of someday presenting them on stage at the Lakewood Playhouse (possibly as soon as our 81st or 82nd Season). ABOUT the SHOW: Rattlesnakes is an original play set in a poor home in the rural American West. After the sudden death of their mother, the Emmanuel family is reunited. Through their grief, we explore abuse and escape as the family struggles to heal. Rattlesnakes deals with mature subject matter including sexual violence and domestic abuse. "PAY WHAT YOU CAN" Admission
Directing New Plays - A Conversation with Manuel Zarate
MARCH 12, 2018 | 6-9 PM | Seattle Repertory Theater Admission is free! Guest artists Manuel Zarate, Jeni Mahoney and Mark Lutwak lead an all-too-rare discussion on how to direct new play readings and productions. Followed by a reading of Manuel's award-winning play, "Stroke," directed by Mark Lutwak. NOT TO BE MISSED.
NPA Reading - "Smoke"
Monday, May 8th at 7:00pm | The Seattle Repertory Theatre A new play by David Tucker II, directed by Anita Montgomery: two Liberians take on the dangerous and controversial task of cremation, only to find their own lives changed forever. Featuring Sylvester Kamara, Treavor Boykin, Tracy Michelle Hughes, Rachel Pate, Lamar Legend and Anthony Leroy Fuller.
NPA Reading - "The Right Story"
Monday, April 10th at 7:00pm | The Seattle Repertory Theatre Sydney Andrews directs a reading of Phil Atlakson's new play, "The Right Story." An Iranian-born graduate student of Narrative Arts accuses her classics professor of being “homophobic” for advocating traditional story structure - a Union of Opposites - as a corrective to her personal life. A deep, personal relationship between them makes the clash more bitter, as it ignites a national media storm, that soon threatens campus security and the future of the Narrative Arts Program they both worked to create.
"A Beethoven Afternoon" and "Benny & Lenny"
Monday, March 13 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre | 7:00 - 8:45 pm John Vreeke directs a reading of two new one-acts by Chris Longo: "A Beethoven Afternoon" and "Benny & Lenny." Featuring Mark Anders, Keith Dahlgren, Hayley Guthrie and Kyle Henick. Free admission - donations accepted.
"On Your Way Here"
Monday, January 9 at the National Playwrights Winter Retreat in Crede, Colorado Our regularly scheduled reading moves to Creede, Colorado Monday January 9th for a reading of "On Your Way Here," by Bryan Willis. The play was originally commissioned by Seattle Rep as part of the Writers Group series. For more information about the National Winter Playwrights Retreat, click below.
November 11 & 12 - 7:30 pm at the Midnight Sun (Olympia, WA) Theater Artists Olympia present The Stories of Hans Christian-Andersen. Tickets: $10.00 suggested donation.
It Can't Happen Here
Monday, November 7 - 7:00-9:00pm at Seattle Repertory Theatre A new adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis classic "It Can't Happen Here," adapted and directed by Ed Thorpe. Join us for a reading on Monday Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Double Shot Festival
November 5 & 6 at Olympia Family Theater Olymipa Family Theater & NPA present the annual Double Shot Festival. Six playwrights, six directors, and twenty-five actors will have 24-hours to write, rehearse, and perform an original play. We'll give them the prompt, you can give them an audience! All plays will be family-friendly. Tickets - advance sale $10.00.
An Improbable Peck of Plays
October 14 - 22, 2016 at The Midnight Sun Theater Artists Olympia, in association with Northwest Playrights Alliance, presents the 5th annual "An Improbable Peck of Plays." Tickets $15.00. Plays include:
“Crooner” by Betsy Hanson; Directed by: Andrea Gordon
“Building & Removing Planes” by Tre Calhoun; Directed by: Andrea Gordon;
“the Fifth Wall” by Darren Hembd; Directed by: Gabriel McClelland;
“Five O' Clock Shadow" By Miryam Gordon; Directed by: Gabriel McClelland;
“Tads” by Eva Sutter adapted by Kendra Phillips; Directed by: Hannah Eklund;
“Five More” by Jake Rosendale; Directd by: Hannah Eklund;
“Five Signs You're In Love with a Narcissist” by Louise Perkins; Directed by: Erin Chanfrau;
“Take Five” by Merridawn Duckler; Directed by: Erin Chanfrau;
Wednesday, October 12 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Washington Center for Performing Arts Kyle Danger Henick and Pamela Arndt will perform Bryan Willis's short play, "boy meets girls," this Wednesday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Special thanks to our producer, Rose Gundersen and Washington Engage. This event is free but registration is required.
So Damn Proud
Monday, October 10 - 7:00-9:00pm at Seattle Repertory Theatre Northwest Playwrights Presents: A staged reading presentation of "So Damn Proud," a new play by Justin Neal. Monday, October 10, 7:00 pm on Indigenous Peoples Day at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
I Love You, Flavilla by Bryan Willis
Monday, September 19, 2016 -- 7:00 - 9:00 Celebrate "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" at the Midnight Sun!