Bloomer Girls – Distillery Festival (reading) @ Macha Theatre Works (Seattle – Fremont)

April 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

A fictional account of real life women in the late 1800s who traveled the United States playing sports and looking for adventure. This ragtag women’s team headed by a female manager traveled the West playing local teams. Half vaudevillian, but trying to prove their true athleticism and strength as women, they continued to try and overcome the stereotypes of society and their own families.

Juxtaposed with the 1800s team, modern college softball players face similar struggles as they attempt to find room in a sport that divides them from men and still limits their options at the top of the game. Written by Emily Brauer Rogers, directed by AnnaClaire Day.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St)

Full weekend festival passes ($51-$255, sliding scale available for all) or single-show tickets ($16-$26) here.


Festival info:

The Macha Distillery series is a celebration of emerging theater and an opportunity for playwrights to gain valuable feedback on new work. Each play in the series receives a live reading by a cast of professional actors, allowing it to live and breathe off the page. The readings conclude with a discussion of the play with the playwright, giving writers the chance to receive feedback from Seattle audiences and providing a platform for audiences to help shape new works in process.

This year Macha’s Distillery readings are held in festival form: 7 plays, 3 days, 1 New Works Reading Festival. Full schedule:

Friday, April 14, 2023
7pm: This Time, It Will Be Just For You by Maggie Lee
9pm: Panel discussion with all Festival writers and directors

Saturday, April 15, 2023
12pm: I will miss you when you’re gone by Jessica Moss
3pm: Bloomer Girls by Emily Brauer Rogers
7pm: Nanay by Molly Olis Krost

Sunday, April 16, 2023
12pm: Gumiho by Nina Ki
3pm: What to Expect When You’re Simulating by Nabra Nelson
7pm: Finding Neil Patrick Harris by Donna Hoke