Live Girls! presents Quickies Volume 16

June 6th-20th
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm, Mon June 15 at 8pm
Free Preview Friday June 5th 7:30pm

Advance: $15 general; $12 student/senior/TPS/military; $5 for under 18
At the door: $20 general; $17 student/senior/TPS/military; $5 for under 18
Pay-What-You-Can: Thursdays and Monday June 15 at the door

Live Girls! Theater’s annual short play festival, Quickies, is turning sweet 16 and presenting eight brand new short plays by some of the most innovative female voices in theater. Turning 16 might be sweet, but it’s no time to play it safe, so for the 16th edition of Quickies, Live Girls! Theater went all in and commissioned three bold short plays from local female playwrights exploring themes of risk and reward. We also chose a fearless few from hundreds of brave new works submitted by daring dramatists nationwide. Quickies Volume 16 brings these bold stories of risk and reward together into one daredevil evening!

This year’s Quickies risks it all as characters struggle with circumstances out of their control. A mysterious box causes quite a commotion among the patrons of a restaurant, passengers attempt to board a flight to an unexpected location, lonely hearts struggle to connect despite faulty technology, and a surprise guest arrives to salvage a nightmare trip to Disneyland. Are the rewards worth the risks? Live Girls! dares you to come find out!

Quickies is Live Girls! Theater’s signature event and longest running program. Volume 16 features local playwrights Isabela de Campos, Melanie Hampton, Jennifer Jasper, and May Nguyen, as well as exciting writers from all around the country including Faith Arsenault, Danielle Wolff, Kelsey Wilk, and Nayna Agrawal. Quickies 16 also showcases eight talented directors getting adventurous with fourteen versatile actors and we are thrilled to bring back the incomparable Diana Cardiff and her unique transition choreography skills.

THE PLUCKY PLAYS:
Destination Unknown by Jennifer Jasper, directed by Sasha Bailey
Dinner Party Foul by Isabela de Campos, directed by Emma Watt
The Right Moment By May Nguyen, directed by Steven Sterne
It’s a gift shop after all by Kelsey Wilk, directed by Meghan Arnette
Blood Brothers by Melanie Hampton, directed by Julia Griffin
The Box by Danielle Wolff, directed by Roy Arauz
F2F by Cynthia Faith Arsenault, directed by Hattie Claire Andres
Eggs in the Purple Car(ton) by Nayna Agrawal, directed by Mimi Katano

THE COURAGEOUS CAST:
Aimee Filippi, Amy Escobar, Andrew Murray, Andy Buffelen, Ayo Tushinde, Devin Rodger, Fantasia Oslund, Heather Persinger, Josh Lamb, Kendra Pierce, Laura Steele, Lauren Huston, Lauryn Hochberg, Matt Aguayo

THE TENACIOUS PRODUCTION TEAM:
Erin Bednarz (Sound), Diana Cardiff (Transition Choreography), Zane Exactly (Props), Natasha Gier (Costumes), Gerard Menendez (Set), Kasia Różańska (Props and Set), Brian Stricklan (Poster Design), Alison Underdahl (Stage Manager) and Trina Wright (Lighting).

This year’s Quickies is made possible with support from 4 Culture and a partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Live Girls! is a Seattle theater company dedicated to producing and developing new plays by women since 1999. Live Girls! Theater is an Associated Program of Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuels innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds.

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