Presented by Annex Theatre and Brownbox Theatre
Written by Rachel Atkins
Directed by Jose Amador
January 31-March 1
Thurs-Sat at 8pm
All Thurs PWYC
$20 general/$18 advance tickets
$12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student
Family secrets ripple through time when three sisters in 2013 discover the truth about a young African-American woman in 1958 who realizes she can pass for white. What happens in-between is a frank and funny look at the shifting boundaries of tolerance and what identity really means.
“Thoughtful, crisp, and incredibly funny in the best tragicomic way… [Atkins’s] ability to find comedy through the entire piece is excellent. Her eye for characterization and her ear for immediate, intimate dialogue are faultless.” – Seattle Star
“Both funny and chilling… Black Like Us is a sharp slice into the racial history of an American city from an unusual perspective.” – The Stranger
“Candid, compassionate and engagingly humorous” – Seattle Times
“Unlike many good plays that leave you with much to discuss over coffee after you leave the theater, I suspect this play will leave me with internal discussions and conflicts that I’ll debate for the rest of my life. Once again, the tiny little Annex Theatre on Capitol Hill has brought us a bigger, more important show than any of the giant houses in Seattle.” – Seattle Actor
|Alyson Scadron Branner
||Alex King & Emily Sershon
March 12-15th @ 7pm & March 16th @ 2pm & 7pm
Tickets are $8 OR save a bundle and get an All Festival Pass for only $20!
Taste a new play every day!
The Cupcake Reading Series is a staple of Live Girls! Bakery Play Development program, which helps female playwrights by providing resources like staged readings, talk-backs and new play commissions. With intimate readings followed by talk-backs, the Cupcake Reading Series gives audiences a chance to get to know the work of exciting up and coming playwrights as well as an opportunity to be directly involved in the shaping of new plays.
The Cupcake Readings kick-off the Live Girls! year with presentations of 11 new play over 5 days. For 2013 LG! selected 7 new plays including work from Rachel Atkins, Joanna Horowitz, Gillian Jorgenson, Juliet Waller Pruzan, Kristen Palmer, Kelsey Wilk, 2 plays from the ACT Young Playwrights(YPP) program from Holly Butterfield, and Alyson Davis and special co-presentation of Annex Theatre’s YPP playwrights, Rachel Habib and Jonathan Catterfeld.
March 12th 7pm
The Simon Fairchild Memorial Animal Choir by Kelsey Wilk / Directed by Erin Bednarz
March 13th 7pm
Gulch by Juliet Waller Pruzan / Directed by L. Nicol Cabe
No Way Out by Gillian Jorgenson
March 14th 7pm
The Melting Point By Kristen Palmer / Directed by Meghan Arnette
March 15th 7pm
Black Like Us by Rachel Atkins / Directed by Jose Amador
This is Not September 11 by Rachel Atkins / Directed by Annie Lareau
March 16th 2pm
Plays from ACT’s Young Playwrights program, Co-Presented with Annex Theatre:
LG! Award Plays
A Plot in the Dark by Holly Butterfield / Directed by Kristina Sutherland
Encourage Rebellion by Alyson Davis / Directed by Rachel Delmar
Annex Award Plays
Under The Apple Tree By Jonathan Catterfeld
The Purrrfect Crime by Rachel Habib
March 16th at 7pm
Miss End of the World, Etc. by Joanna Horowitz / Directed by Ashley Flannegan
curated by Bret Fetzer and Troy Mink
Nov 7-20, 2009 | Fri-Sat 11pm
Come hear stories of sexual misadventure, accidental arson, bad dates, sheep-tossing (which is not a euphemism), scars gained, condoms lost, unfortunately named drinks, and much, much more. NOT PANTS is a compendium of true tales from the lips of great local performers, including David Schmader, Jennifer Jasper, José Amador, Emmett Montgomery, Keira McDonald, Gillian Jorgensen, Michele Colyn, and many many more! Curated by Bret Fetzer and Troy Mink.
Due to a potential intellectual property dispute, Annex Theatre has canceled its impending production of Hot Pants, a fusion of storytelling and game show. But rather than let all the juicy stories we’d been promised go to waste, we’ve invited all the performers to take the Annex stage and reveal the comic, preposterous, and sometimes embarrassing true things that have happened to them.
If you want to learn more, go to: slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2009/10/19/hot-pants-a-ridiculous-story-of-poor-etiquette-tantrum-throwing-pricks-and-lose-lose-ending
And as an added bonus, Not Pants will still feature the HOT PANTS DANCERS!
Choreography by Jen Moon and Meg Tully.
Not Pants graphic by Ryan Schmidt.
created and performed by José Amador | directed by Mark Fullerton
May 4 – May 19, 2010 | Tue-Wed at 8 pm
$10 gen | $5 stu
Jose Amador in El Hijo Prodigo
El Hijo Prodigo tells the story of a man’s return to his native Puerto Rico after an absence of 22 years. He is soon reunited with—and beguiled by—the history and culture of the island state he once called home. This five-day headlong rush into his ancestral community culminates with the chance for him to face his life, home and family and see them for what they really are. A journey through the island’s music, mores, legends, people and traditions, El Hijo Prodigo brings to life the joys and sorrows of a Commonwealth barely 1100 miles from our shores.