7:00 - 9:00 PM

Monthly Curated Plays
Every 4th Thursday

Join us at

Palace Theatre & Bar Seattle

(formerly the Conservatory)
SEATTLE, WA, 98312

Suggested Donation of $10


You don't need to go downtown for exciting new theater anymore! Seattle Playwrights Salon brings fresh new plays by Pacific Northwest playwrights, performed by talented local actors, to the Palace Theater and Art bar in Georgetown, monthly. In the intimate and wonderfully atmospheric surroundings of the Palace, you'll have a first-hand look at plays that are nearing the end of the development process—plays ready for full productions nationally and across the globe.

The Salon's 2019 season represents some of the best new plays being written today by Pacific Northwest writers. From a pop musical, a futuristic fantasy, and a wickedly wild comedy to a subversive pirate tale and a yarn featuring an 1890s female detective in San Francisco, our 2019 playwrights take their subjects in unexpected new directions and illuminate our world with stories that enlarge our understanding and delight us with their beauty.

All Salon shows are by donation, so fine theater,  engaging theater, inspiring theater thought-provoking theater and most of all, entertaining theater is accessible to all. And there's a bonus! Each show is followed by a moderated talk-back with the playwright so you can share exactly what you thought of the play.

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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.


Literary Manager

Autumn Hjort holds a degree in technical communication and professional certificates in writing and editing. She has worked for the King County Library System for many years, where she leads a communication team and supports community arts events. Autumn believes that we use art to learn from and to understand each other and that art allows us to express our feelings and communicate in unique ways. As a passionate supporter of the arts, Autumn delights in using a variety of editing skills to help authors and playwrights create work that is accessible and engaging.