Join the Seattle One-Act Play Project and Baker Theatre Workshop for a presentation of their first-ever commissioned new works, performed in a workshop with a panel of actors and writers drawn from the ACT Theatre and Hugo House communities.
The mission of the Seattle One-Act Play Project (SOAP) and Baker Theatre Workshop is to support the creation and performance of new works of theatre in Seattle, with a special concern for involving low-income high-school students.
A New Leaf by Esteban Ortiz-Villacorta – Ivan is on his third plant…or is it his fourth…probably his fifth? Ivan has had a few, yet, he can’t seem to keep any of them alive. A New Leaf explores modern loneliness through Ivan, a novice plant-keeper, with his sights fixed on saving his newest addition, Marigold, from the sad withered fate of his other plants. This one act play calls attention to the importance of community, self-love, and forgiveness as Ivan and Marigold attempt to heal one another.
Moths in the Walls by Valentine Wulf – Ten years after her involvement in something she would rather forget, a former cheerleader receives a letter that sends her on an absurd journey down memory lane. Part Shakespearean tragedy and part absurdist ballet, Moths in the Walls is a bitter satire set to the sounds of ringing gunshots and thousands of wings flapping beneath the wallpaper.
The Bear in Seattle – An update on Anton Chekov’s classic one-act The Bear, this new rethinking of a theatrical staple brings the comic tale of debt, desire and real estate up to the moment in the Emerald City.
Location: Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.)
Tickets (free) here.