OUR 2018/19 SEASON.
“From the opioid crisis to class struggles, from abortion to interracial adoption, our 2018-2019 season will confront issues facing us as a nation through the lens of individual experience. We will go behind the closed doors of the break room, the bedroom, and the boardroom to delve into the highly personal navigation of these issues at which headlines can only hint.” —Co-Artistic Director Kelly Kitchens
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OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 4, 2018
WRITTEN BY TANYA SARACHO
DIRECTED BY PILAR O’CONNELL
In this witty, true-to-life new comedy, Mexican-born Lucia is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood studio. She soon discovers that the studio’s Mexican American custodian, Abel, has a windfall of plot ideas -- but as their friendship grows, his stories start to blur with hers, leading to unexpected consequences.
CHRISTMASTOWN: A HOLIDAY NOIR
NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 24, 2018
WRITTEN BY WAYNE RAWLEY
DIRECTED BY KELLY KITCHENS
In this film noir-inspired holiday thriller, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday investigates some un-holiday-like shenanigans taking place in Christmastown that sends him on a search for the truth about Big Red. Add a glamorous elf, a used-Christmas-tree salesman, a muckraking reporter, and a quick-thinking cab driver, and you have what the Seattle Times calls the “best new holiday romp of the year!”
JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 17, 2019
WRITTEN BY AURIN SQUIRE
DIRECTED BY KELLY KITCHENS
When a twelve-year-old boy overdoses on Oxycontin in rural Washington, his small-town community is left reeling. FIRE SEASON -- a brand new, never before seen world premiere by inaugural winner of Seattle Public Theater’s Emerald Prize, Aurin Squire -- is an at times funny and always unflinching look at strong, working class Americans hoping to make it through another day. What happens when systems harm the people they’re supposed to help -- and what does it take to fight back?
MARCH 22 - APRIL 14, 2019
WRITTEN BY RUBY RAE SPIEGEL
DIRECTED BY ANITA MONTGOMERY
Amy and Ester must find a way to terminate Amy’s unwanted pregnancy -- soon. Limited by their age and the legal restrictions on reproductive health services in their locality, the two best friends meet in the locker room of their Florida high school and do their best to manage the situation while struggling with academics, athletics, and their own respective physical and emotional growing pains.
MAY 17 - JUNE 9, 2019
WRITTEN BY TANYA BARFIELD
DIRECTED BY ANNIE LAREAU
When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, THE CALL is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.