After a busy several months, I’m happy to announce a few amazing, stupendous, and tremendous updates.
A while ago, Erin Pike and I collaborated on a 20 minute piece for On the Boards Northwest New Works using only female dialogue from the most produced plays. This past summer, I re-wrote the whole damn thing to make it into an evening length work and to incorporate the new list of plays, which premiered in Minneapolis in August for a one weekend run. We are now mounting the production here in Seattle in February. Before we can produce it though, we need to raise a few funds and we like to party so that’s what we’re doing. The That’swhatshesaid Kick-Off event is happening December 14 at Annex Theatre. It will feature performances from lady-actors in the community doing songs or characters that they would never be cast to do. It will also feature pieing a few lovely gentlemen in the face… FOR FEMINISM (and fun), and of course, raising some dough for the performance in February. Tickets and more information can be found here. If you’re a media savvy person and want to stay updated on all the artists involved and who will be pie’d in the face, you can check out the Facebook event.
And don’t forget to mark February 4-7 in your calendars. That’swhatshesaid will open at that time at Gay City Auditorium and we’d love for you come out. Tickets on sale soon.
Updated to include a link to our Kickstarter. We’re only asking for $3300. Help us out!
Like a lot of theater folks in Seattle, I love the 14/48 festival. As a writer, you’re tasked with saying, “Fuck it. Just write,” for a weekend of collaboration, panic, antics, and a lot of beer and coffee. 14/48 returns in January to ACT Theatre with me as a veteran playwright in the first weekend January 8-9. Tickets are available here.
Seattle Rep Writers Group Mid-term Showcase
This is my second year in the Seattle Rep Writer Group and we are collaborating with the UW School of Drama to produce a mid-term showcase and workshop. The showcases will feature excerpts of new work from the writers and will involve the MFA students in the PATP program at UW. Tentative dates to hold: February 13 at 7:30pm and February 14 at 2pm. Spend a Valentine’s weekend with writer crushes.
The Lost Girls
Lastly, my play The Lost Girls will have its world premiere at Annex Theatre in the fall of 2016. The Lost Girls centers around a group of recently college graduated women spending their summer as camp counselors trying to figure out what the next step in their life will be. While they begin as responsible folks looking to build their resumes in a scenic dormitory style camp nestled in North Carolina, they quickly do the math and race to see who can shirk off the most responsibility. Then the children they are watching start dying under mysterious circumstances and soon the counselors are on a quest to kill the monster that haunts them. Or, maybe there’s not a monster and they have to admit that they’re just really sucky adults. The Lost Girls opens October 28 and runs through Nov 19 and will be directed by Kaytlin McIntyre. I’ve also got the highly talented Sara Keats as a dramaturg.