June 27th, 2019

At Palace Theatre & Art Bar, Seattle

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Summer Shorts

Not An Emergency But by Lauren Fulton

In an intimate Seattle coffee shop, an older woman uninhibited by dementia rallies the barista and patrons to respond to news of an Amber Alert.

Accidentally by Pamela Carter

Trudy and Harlow have just been in a fender-bender, meeting “accidentally” ahead of their blind date. The bartender challenges them to free drinks if they correctly guess details about each other.

Like a Fox by David Summers

A dark psychological thriller involving a man who has deeply wounded his wife and their estranged son.

Fighting Mr. Right by Barbara Lindsay

After a great first date a woman reveals her peculiar dating rules: she won’t sleep with a man until they’ve had three fights. What’s her date to do? If he doesn’t push her far enough nothing will happen, but if he pushes her too far then it’s game over.

CAST
Director - Devin Rodger
ASIA, MARLA - Skyler Gahley
OLD WOMAN, BARTENDER - Kris Keppeler
CUSTOMER 2, HARLOW - Phillip Wheeler
ROGER - Tom Brophy
ANGELA - Alyson Scadron Branner
CUSTOMER 1, TRUDY - Shawna Lloyd
JOEL - Tim Takechi

Join us on Thursday June 27th, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Palace Theatre & Art Bar, located in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood at 5813 Airport Way South, Seattle 98108. Beer, wine, and cider will be available for purchase before and after the show, and during intermission.

Suggested donation of $10.


Director & Playwrights

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Devin Rodger

Devin has a BA in Creative Writing and Theatre, and an MA in clinical psychology. She is a writer, a director and an actress. Her work was last seen in Burien Actors Theatre Playwrights Festival where her play, Not Food For Monsters, was produced and where she also directed the play, Hardened Criminals, written by Suzi Bailie. She is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the development of new work!

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Lauren Fulton

Lauren writes short plays, full length plays, and the occasional novel. She is a Member of the Dramatists Guild, as well as a contributor to the Seattle Playwrights Salon and the Seattle Playwrights Studio. Lauren earned her B.A. at Harvard University and M.Phil at Cambridge University in fields entirely unrelated to playwriting, but she soon turned a passion for plays into a serious pursuit. She joined the Salon in 2018 following a staged reading of her full-length play The Ass of Privilege and is thrilled to be part of the Salon team!

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Pamela Carter

Pamela Hobart Carter's plays have been read or produced in Seattle (where she lives), Montreal (where she grew up), and Texas (where she has only visited).

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David Summers

After teaching psychology for several years and practicing law for even longer, I am now retired and living in Seattle where I write short fiction and drama, hoping that I’m not causing my Knox College literature and drama professors, now long departed, to spin in their graves. My work, generally fairly dark, has appeared in Thuglit, Out of the Gutter, Shotgun Honey and The RavensPerch.

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Barbara Lindsay

Barbara Lindsay’s first full length play won the NY Drama League’s 1989 Playwrighting Award and had its premiere production in London in 1991. Since then there have been more than 400 performances of her plays, monologues, and screenplays in 33 States, 13 countries, and on every continent except Antarctica. Babs is a fifth generation Californian now living in Seattle, married to an amazing man, and ridiculously happy.


Actors

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Phillip Wheeler

Phillip has been acting on the stage and in front of the camera for 17 years, most recently in the films The Junkie, Transitions, Western Sol, Exposure and The Book of True Feelings, and on stage in Burien Actors Theatre’s 2019 Playwrights Festival as Nate in Hardened Criminals.

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Kris Keppeler

Kris Keppeler is a narrator, actor, voice actor, and writer. She’s impersonated a cat, a prince, a princess, a witch, a dragon, and a president with her voice and narrated/produced over 40 audiobooks. She narrates and produces an award-winning weekly storytelling podcast about life and befuddlement. A story from that podcast, Does This Happen to You, resulted in her nomination for outstanding storytelling, best performance by SOVAS in 2017. Visit her IMDB page for stage and screen credits.

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Skyler Gahley

Skyler is a PNW native with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatrical Performance. They frequently act in fringe theatre and short films, model, and play Dungeons and Dragons for a podcast (and for fun).

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Alyson Scadron Branner

Alyson has lived and worked in the Seattle area nearly 20 years, which practically makes her a native in this rapidly growing city. She was last able to participate in Seattle Playwrights Salon reading Winter People, by Devin Rodger. Working on new plays is the stuff dreams are made of, thank you for the opportunity Devin.

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Tom Brophy

Tom is thrilled to be back doing the thing he Loves the most in the world, bringing writers words to life. Tom has been acting in the Seattle area for about 10 years and still considers himself in the internship phase of acting. He has been grateful to be cast in Captain Fantastic and also in an episode of Z Nation and the web series Glitch. Tom has also graced the Seattle stage starring in: Psycho Therapy, The Purse Thief, The Veteran’s Day Project and more. He is thrilled to be working with his fellow castmates at Seattle Playwrights Salon.

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Tim Takechi

Tim is thankful to be a part of Seattle Playwrights Salon’s monthly readings. His most recent theatre credits include “Goldendale” and “Handle with Care” at Burien Actor’s Theatre, “The White Snake” at ReAct Theatre, “The Pillowman” at Tacoma Little Theatre, “For Better” at Phoenix Theatre, “Waltz of the Toreadors” at Dukesbay Productions, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and “Snow Falling on Cedars” at Bainbridge Performing Arts, and “Cannibal! The Musical” at Unexpected Productions. He appreciates your enthusiastic willingness to support artists who want nothing more than to entertain, make you think, and provoke your imagination. When he’s not on stage, Tim is a marketing/communications professional who specializes in serving the nonprofit sector.

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Shawna Lloyd

Shawna Lloyd was born and raised in the Seattle area and has been acting most of her life. In 2014, she graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Theatre. She also studied neo-burlesque, clown, and stage combat during her time in college. Her favorite roles to date have included Brooke Ashton in Noises Off, Dionyza in Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre, and, most recently, Beth in Burien Actor’s Theatre production of Hardened Criminals.

Later This Year

July 25 - Fur Pajamas the musical by John Allman and David Ceci
Nigel is an aging British rocker whose music career peaked in the ‘80s with his New Wave one-hit wonder band, Fur Pajamas. For a number of reasons, Nigel is desperate to regain fame and fortune. Along the way, he runs into several people from his past – Peter, a resentful ex- band mate; Eva Jean, an ex-wife who has moved on; and Claudia, an ex-girlfriend who hasn’t. Working together with Andi, his young and inexperienced agent, will Nigel be able to reconcile with his past as he tries to ‘make it big again?’

August 22 - One Night, Two One-Acts
Some Come, Some Go by Norbert Sorg

Nick's excelling in his dream New York City career, he’s got a loving girlfriend, and he’s just moved in to his first apartment in the Big Apple. It’s pristine, carefully curated, and all his. What could be better? His mother has plenty of ideas. When she comes to visit, expectations explode like land mines. Will the fallout bring down the house? 

Glitter Stellar Cluster by Lauren Fulton
In September 2018, the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico requested assistance from the FBI to evacuate personnel from their observatory and the surrounding area. The site remained closed for eleven days, sparking rumors of alien sightings and undercover military maneuvers. Inspired by these events, GLITTER STELLAR CLUSTER imagines one Texas woman’s scheme to unravel the mysteries of the universe by interrogating an astronomer moments after he makes a pivotal discovery. When the cosmic meets the mundane, the explosion is spectacular - and glittery.

September 26 - One Night, Two One-Acts
Death Do Us by Courtney Mackenzie

What happens when a family of self­-absorbed codependents come together to mourn a mother’s pending death? Why of course—drink to everything, hear little, and resolve nothing.

Live Site Incident by Eric Jenkins
Can Ham avert a worldwide computer outage while keeping his love life straight? Faced with tough decisions at every turn, Ham’s on a tight deadline to determine his future.