7:00 - 9:00 PM

Monthly Curated Plays
Every 2nd Friday

Join us at

Palace Theatre & Bar Seattle

(formerly the Conservatory)
SEATTLE, WA, 98312

Suggested Donation of $10


The Seattle Playwrights Salon is a staged play reading series founded in 2016 and curated by artistic director Margaret O'Donnell.  The Salon meets at Palace Theatre & Bar in Seattle from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. the second Friday of the month. It is one of the few  regularly scheduled evenings in Seattle where playwrights and actors can bring new plays in development before an audience.

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Artistic Director

Margaret O’Donnell founded the Salon in 2016 with fellow playwright Kate Danley in order to give more play development opportunities to emerging playwrights. She writes to explore individual responsibility for the societies we create, the current of private emotion in public institutions, and the hidden forces shaping our conduct. She is a practicing attorney in Seattle, and began writing plays in 2014. Her play Undocumented was produced in Seattle and Burien in 2016. The Detention Lottery was produced in Seattle in 2018. She is currently at work on a comedy about a church committee tasked with increasing racial diversity in its small congregation.


Managing Director

Ashley Arai enjoys applying her planning and project management skills to the day-to-day operations of the Seattle Playwrights Salon. She is passionate about building a community of playwrights that support one another in their creative endeavors. Her play Two Martinis has been produced in Colorado and Arkansas. She is now working on a comedy about the raucous Vulgarian movement that defined trad climbing in the 1970’s.