Two weekends of new work | Writers Group showcase at Seattle Rep June 12-21

It’s kind of the Seattle equivalent of JAW.

Two weekends of new play readings.

Two weekends in June at Seattle Rep.



Fourth Annual Writers Group Showcase


June 12-14 and June 19-21, 2015

Friday, June 12, 7:30 p.m. – Margarita Stands
by Lisa Halpern, directed by Victor Pappas
Margarita is a successful inventor and kitchen table activist, but something lurks under the surface of her excellent life that threatens her from living fully. Try as she might, she just can’t face her fears and open the door to her desired future.

Saturday, June 13, 4:00 p.m. – City of Presidents
by Brendan Healy, directed by Braden Abraham
For the employees and owners of the Monuments Motel in Rapid City, South Dakota, the off-season has lasted years. Friendships, marriages and bank accounts feel the strain in this dark comedy featuring the motel employees, their guests, and of course the four presidents on Mt. Rushmore.

Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. – Bicycle Noir – a love story on wheels
by Bryan Willis, directed by David Nail
Claims Adjuster Lou Perkins and her Guy Wednesday have a murder to solve and claims to adjust. All clues lead to homme fatale, the Fabulous Harold Ash…who just happens to be the love of Lou’s life. Bryan Willis’ new play is full of film noir flavor with a local twist.

Sunday, June 14, 4:00 p.m. – Roz and Ray*
by Karen Hartman, directed by Rosa Joshi
San Diego, 1980s. Ray is a single dad of two hemophiliac boys. Their doctor, Roz, is saving his sons—until she’s not. Karen Hartman pens a love story about the healers and the healed.

Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. – Made of These
by Courtney Meaker, directed by Emily Penick
Even Mo and Nadya can’t escape the seven year itch. With Mo’s birthday approaching, Nadya concocts a magical dreamscape of a party to celebrate, but when dreams and reality collide it just might signal the end of their longtime partnership.

Saturday, June 20, 4:00 p.m. – Wolf in the Winter Palace
by Arlitia Jones, directed by Braden Abraham War and winter are at the door, and the world’s greatest museum stands empty. It’s up to one extraordinary hero to protect its treasures and save humanity.

Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. – Mosquito
by Josh Beerman, directed by Sheila Daniels
Summer in the city and the living isn’t easy. Can Penelope and Owen survive another sleepless night confronted with secrets, half-truths and a restless daughter? Writer Josh Beerman’s dialogue explores the questions we ask ourselves when we have no place to turn.

Sunday, June 21, 4:00 p.m. – The Manor
by Holly Arsenault, directed by Erin Kraft
At Pleasant Springs Manor Nursing Home, Gil Fleischman, the only male resident, stays busy keeping the beds of his female co-residents warm. But questions of consent become tricky with the arrival of new aid, and trickier still when Gil begins to lose his memory.