Join us August 22nd, 2019
Please note our new dates for 2019: Readings will be held on the fourth Thursdays of each month.
At Palace Theatre & Art Bar, Seattle
One Night, Two One Act Plays
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.
Director - Rachel Rene
Stage Directions - Rex Waters
DIANNA - Pat Haines-Ainsworth
PAUL - Ray Tagavilla
NICK MOLINARI - Stanley Dang
CLAUDIA MOLINARI - Kathy Hsieh
LISA CARLSSON - Aubrey Sara Kaye
ANNE WALKER - Pat Haines-Ainsworth
LITTLE ANNE WALKER - Emily Frier
THOMAS WALKER - Mark Fox
Join us on Thursday August 22nd, 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.
Rachel Rene is a Seattle-based actor, director, and stage manager who has worked in and around the Seattle area for over 30 years. Recent directing credits include: Burien Actors Theatre’s Ben Butler and The Importance of Being Earnest (BAT’s first outdoor touring theatre production); Pamela Gerke’s new musical, Nightingale; and several staged readings with Seattle Playwrights Salon. Rachel Rene is also a performer and educator with Living Voices and Intergenerational Theatre Company. <3 to Rx
Lending his voice to stage directions, Rex is pleased to be returning to SPS for both "Glitter Stellar Cluster" and "Some Come, Some Go". Most recently Rex appeared doing double-duty as Lane and Merriman in Burien Actors' Theatre "The Importance of Being Earnest". Earlier this year he also provided the voice of Herman in BAT's "The Great Fish and Jonah". He wishes to thank SPS and Rachel Rene for this opportunity.
Norbert Sorg came to playwriting after a career in physics and years in Corporate America. He started writing plays upon a challenge from his husband, Kevin Gallagher, who continues to support his creative endeavors beyond any reasonable expectation.
Norbert’s writing is an attempt to playfully meditate on the subjects of change and transition.
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!
Ray Tagavilla is a graduate of the University of Washington Drama Program and is a recipient of the 2012, 2014 Gregory Award for Best Supporting Actor for JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN and A SMALL FIRE and 2016 for Lead Actor for THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT. Some of his theater credits include Porcelain Theater Off Jackson(formerly NWAAT), Our Country’s Good, Money and Run Series and Trojan Women (Theater Schmeater), Richard II (Seattle Shakespeare), Sex in Seattle Series and Cowboy Vs Samurai (SISProductions), An American Book of the Dead and Clubfoot (Annex Theater), Soft Rock Kid (ACT/Central Heating Lab), The Mistakes Madeline Made (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Elephant’s Graveyard and Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline (Balagan Theater), Spidermann (Jose Bold), Of Mice and Men (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Sauced, Smoked, Persimmon Nights (Café Nordo), A Lie of the Mind (Collektor), White Hot (West of Lenin), Jesus Hopped the A Train (Azeotrope), Ramayana, Middletown, King of the Yees, The Crucible (A Contemporary Theater), A Small Fire (Sound Theater Company), Four Dogs and a Bone (Theater Schmeater), The Journal of Ben Uchida at Seattle Children's Theater and most recently A Prelude To a Kiss at Strawberry Theater.
Stanley is excited to work with Seattle Playwrights Salon. Previously you might have seen him as Ensemble in The White Snake (ReAct Theatre); Kevin in 10 Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith (UW Theatre Society); Ensemble in Teh Internet is Serious Business (Washington Ensemble Theatre). He would like to thank all those involved with the production and y’all for coming. He hopes you will enjoy the show and continue to see him in future works.
Pat hasn’t decided yet what she wants to be when she grows up. Currently she is an actor, playwright, teaching artist, and graphic designer. Most recently on stage, Pat appeared as Mother Superior, Mary Regina, in a production of “Nunsense” at Renton Civic Theater. Also recently in Twelfth Night’s production of Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” in the role of ‘A’. During this summer, Pat is touring with her company, Last Leaf Productions, in the role of Catalina, the aeronautical engineering cat, in her original musical for young audiences, “Purrlie’s Mission to the Milky Way”.
Mark Fox (Thomas) is pleased to join Seattle Playwright's Salon to explore another new play. Mark firmly believes in the power of theatre to connect and heal communities, and he strives to find ways to put his art to work. He recently completed a season with Book-It Repertory Theatre's Arts & Education program, bringing live theatre to schools around the region. He is also a proud member of Feast of Crispian, a non-profit organization that brings professional actors and military veterans together to strengthen the emotional resources needed to overcome challenges stemming from trauma and reintegration.
Emily Frier is a Seattle based actor. She has most recently been seen in Legally Blonde: The Musical playing the role of Margot (Seattle Musical Theatre). Emily studied at Seattle Pacific University where she graduated in June with her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance. At SPU she has had the honor of studying acting under Candace Vance and CT Doescher. Emily is excited to continue her performance work. Her past favorite roles include Helen Burns in Jane Eyre and Little Red in Into the Woods. Emily is very thankful for her family and friends for their support. IG: @emilyfrier
Kathy Hsieh is an award-winning actor, writer and director, most recently seen in Wooden O’s Romeo & Juliet, Gambatte at the IFCC in Portland, ArtsWest’s M. Butterfly, ReAct’s The White Snake and Sound Theatre’s ASL Midsummer Night’s Dream. She won Footlight and Gypsy Awards for acting in Chinglish at ArtsWest, and the Gregory Award for Sustained Achievement in 2017. She has also worked with the Seattle Rep, Book-It, ACT, Intiman, Taproot, 1448, Living Voices and more. Next, she will be in SIS Productions’ and Pratidhwani’s romantic comedy Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy about “Crazy Poor Asians” at TOJ in September.
Aubrey Sara Kaye
Aubrey is excited to make her debut with Seattle Playwrights Salon, having just finished a run as Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 2 (GreenStage). Other recent credits include Henry IV, Part 1 (GreenStage), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Theater Schmeater), Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (GreenStage – Backyard Bard), and understudy tracks in Gidion’s Knot and Richard III (PCPA). She is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and holds a degree in Computer Science from California Lutheran University. www.aubreysarakaye.com
Later This Year
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.
Lottery Entanglement by Michael Casey
Facing huge student debt, three college seniors come up with a scheme to beat the State Lottery, but when events spiral out of control, they seek help from someone involved with organized crime and must rely on each other to find a way out of their entanglement.
We keep a complete archive of past shows at the Salon. Take a few moments to look at all of the fabulous work that has been presented on our stage since 2016.