Lawfully Wedded 2015

Plays about marriage. Or not.

Lawfully Wedded PosterSaturday May 30, 2015
The Ballard Underground
2220 NW Market Street, Seattle
Admission: Pay-what-you-can

Conceived by Daniel Cords
Written by: Greg Brisendine (poet), Caitlin Gilman (playwright), and Morgan Ludlow (playwright)
Directed by: Roy Arauz, Mariajosé Barrera, and Joshua Jon
Featuring: Jeremy Behrens, Bruce Erickson, Jared Holloway-Thomas, Addie Keller, Idalia Limón, Carissa Meisner Smit, Lisa Marie Nakamura, and Gabriel Sedgemore.
Read all about the artists.

What is love? What is marriage? What does it all mean? People have widely differing views, and that is the subject we explore in this collaborative piece about marriage equality. Through personal interviews, theatre, and poetry we will explore the topic and challenge your preconceived notions. This collaborative production is sure to speak to your heart!

If you missed it the first time, this is your chance to catch this thought provoking and relevant production.


All tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door or purchase in advance below ($5 minimum.)

Two One Act Plays. One Riveting Evening.

NINE and The Long Road

February 27-March 14, 2015

Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Nine by Jane Shepard


By Jane Shepard
Directed by Paul Budraitis

Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.
Take a sneak peek at NINE in rehearsal.

The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson

The Long Road (U.S. Premiere)

By Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpetrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source:

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.
Take a sneak peek at The Long Road in rehearsal.


General Admission: $16 in advance/$20 at the door
Students with ID: $12 in advance/$16 at the door
Seniors (60+): $12 in advance/$16 at the door

Please note: Performances will begin promptly at the scheduled time; due to the layout of the space there is absolutely no admission during the performance. Street parking is very limited, so please give yourselves plenty of time to find parking. Better yet, arrive early and get dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area.

Latecomers will be admitted during intermission.

The Children’s Hour

By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Daniel Wood

The Children's Hour posterMay 14-31, 2015
The Ballard Underground
2220 NW Market Street, Seattle

A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.

Meet the cast and crew.
Take a look of the show by visiting our rehearsal and production galleries.

Get Tickets

Performances begin promptly at the scheduled time, there is not late seating.

Please note: in the event of a sold-out house, seats will be held until the scheduled start time. They will then be sold those on the waiting list, if any.

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

The Fierce Urgency of Now by Doug DeVita

A new play by Doug DeVita
Directed by Roy Arauz

Poster The Fierce Urgency of NowNovember 7-22, 2014
The DownStage Theatre (aka Stone Soup Theatre)
4029 Stone Way N, Seattle

Troubled-yet-talented art director Kyle struggles to find himself amid the inner turmoil of his creative department with the help of an unlikely ally… his new copywriter Dodo, a living relic of the ‘Mad Men’ era. Set within the halls of a storied ad agency and inspired and based on real people and events, The Fierce Urgency of Now exposes the precarious nature of power and the limitations that come with the stereotypes we place both on ourselves and others using a delicate balance of wit, verve, and humor. It’s a comedy about love, loss, and how to take off and soar after landing a plane in a cornfield.

Cast and Crew

For a detailed bios and photos, please visit Meet The Cast and Crew of The Fierce Urgency of Now

Get a sneak peek of the show by visiting our rehearsal gallery.


General admission: $16 in advance/$20 at the door
Student: $12 in advance/$16 at the door
Senior (60+): $12 in advance/$16 at the door
PREMIUM (reserved seating): $40

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Conversations We Have

An evening of unexpected theatre
Written by Greg Brisendine, Joshua Christensen, Christopher Martínez, and Helen Roundhill

Conversations We HaveOctober 9-17, 2014
Location: Tiny Ninja Cafe 3510 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Four scenes. A slew of actors.
Who will play what part?
You, the audience, get to decide.

What happens when the audience gets to choose the fate of these brave actors? How will it change the Conversations We Have?

Featuring the talents of Alysha Curry, Dani Dodge, Jackie Miedema, Geb Brown, Max Holley, and Richard Sean Glen. Meet the artists.

Presented as part of Arts Crush with the support of Theatre Puget Sound.

Performance Dates

Thursdays October 9th and 16th
Fridays October 10th and 17th


Purchase in advance or at the door—cash only at the door, please.

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2013 Big Ask Success – Thank You!

Season 2014-2015 was possible thanks to the following individuals that supported our Indiegogo campaign. Visit the links below — learn more about our supporters!

(in alphabetical order)
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Zach Brink
Terry Boyd
Michael Brunk/NW Lens
Kinley Clifford
Steven Contreras
Renee Cyr
Ellen Dessler
Deborah Dodge
Helen Epperson
J.S. Epperson
Frances Hearn
Alyssa Kay
Lisa Larsen
Corey McDaniel
Courtney McFadden
Scotto Moore
Christine Pomeroy
Mark and Nancy Press
Kim Rosin
Steven Sterne
JP Stewart
Dan Tarker
ShawnJ West
Lisa Zelenetz

Don Juan In Chicago

By David Ives
Directed by Joshua Jon

DJC_Web-poster_REVMay 16-31, 2014
The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market Street, Seattle

In “Don Juan in Chicago” — a reworking of the Don Juan and Faust tales — Don Juan is a handsome, rich, sexually naive nobleman in sixteenth-century Spain, more interested in finding the meaning of life through books and alchemy than in women. Afraid he won’t have time to find it, Don Juan calls up the Devil and cuts a deal that grants him immortality—as long as Don Juan seduces a different woman every day. Later in contemporary Chicago, he grapples with the sexual mores of urban America as he makes the choice between love and eternal life.

“David Ives’ new play “Don Juan in Chicago”… is fantastically quirky and clever.” — BackStage.

“In “Don Juan in Chicago”, Ives’s ear for crackpot coinages… and mischievous off-key rhymes… is as good as ever”. — The New Yorker.

“Ives has a lively wit… an original mind, and a neatly topsy-turvy way with life’s little realities… [“Don Juan in Chicago”] is a brashly funny way to spend a couple of hours.” — NY Post.

Cast and Crew

For a detailed bios and photos, please visit Meet The Cast and Crew of Don Juan In Chicago

You can also oggle our attractive cast in this gallery of rehearsal photos.

“Don Juan In Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service.

The Brick and the Rose

The Brick and the Rose
A Collage for Voices
By Lewis John Carlino
Directed by Dani Dodge

The Brick and the Rose is a play written as a collage for voices. 10 actors portray 47 characters in Tommy’s life journey from his birth to his death. Tommy grows up in the slums and thinks differently from his peers constantly searching for something in contrast to the cold rough city. In his search he witnesses street violence, drug use, and touches of beauty.

The Brick and the Rose is presented by Arouet as part of Arts Crush. Performances will take place at various venues across the Puget Sound.

The Brick and the Rose features Rebekah Boroughs, Randall Brammer, Ana Maria Campoy, Alyssa Kay, Addie Keller, Paul Richter, Dylan Smith, Dylan Twiner, Mariah Zook, and Dylan Zucati; costume design by Alison Owen; sound design by John Epperson. Directed by Dani Dodge.

Meet the cast and crew of The Brick and the Rose.
Take a peek in the rehearsal gallery.