What to Expect When You’re Simulating – Distillery Festival (reading) @ Macha Theatre Works (Seattle – Fremont)

April 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

In the year 2080, the new normal involves taboos on pregnancy, car ownership, red meat, and suburban homes. It involves travel restrictions, a mixed-race majority, and ongoing climate disasters. But other than that, everything is the old normal. Except for Hoda’s experimental pregnancy. As she waits for her husband Ahmed to adopt a child to round out their family, she starts getting pains that her doctor can’t explain, and she meets an intriguing new friend named JeeYoung. The clock ticks as the Big One approaches to wash away Hoda’s plans, but she is determined to fly away in time. Written by Nabra Nelson, directed by Lia Fakhouri.

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