Join us for our upcoming free new work presentations:

Pride & Prejudice
adapted by Kate Hamill
directed by Amanda Dehnert

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
PONCHO Forum at Seattle Repertory Theatre

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice ranks among author Jane Austen’s works as one of her best. Playwright Kate Hamill imbues new life into this classic love story with a decidedly progressive take on the trials and travails of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and, of course the delightful Bennett clan.  But not to worry, empire waists and lavish Regency-era attire still abound in this familiar yet surprisingly modern world premiere adaptation.
Kate Hamill is a NYC-based actor and playwright. As playwright: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (in which she originated the role of Marianne)—Winner, Off-Broadway Alliance Award (Best Unique Theatrical Experience 2016); Nominee, Drama League Award (Best Revival, 2016). S&S was named "Top 10 Theater of 2014" by The New York Times (two-time Critic’s Pick) and was called “perhaps the greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history” by the Huffington Post; it ran for 265+ performances off-Broadway. Other plays include In the Mines (2015 Sundance Lab semi-finalist, NEXT New Musical Festival), Em (Red Bull New Play finalist), Little Fellow (2015 O’Neill semi-finalist), Pride & Prejudice (HVSF2). Since its premiere in 2014, S&S has been produced at the Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, and Folger Theatre (Best of 2016 – Washington Post). Kate’s Pride & Prejudice premieres at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. More information at www.kate-hamill.com.

the night, sans stars
by Benjamin Benne
directed by Kaytlin McIntyre

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
PONCHO Forum at Seattle Repertory Theatre

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One evening in early 2016, a mother and a daughter are both preparing for life-changing exams, and Trump is on the news talking about his wall. 33-year-old Alma prepares for her U.S. citizenship test, while 16-year-old, California-born Angel has her SATs the next day (and isn’t studying). the night, sans stars is a story about love, sacrifice, and trying to find your feet in today’s United States.

Benjamin Benne is a 2016-17 Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow. He was also a finalist for the 2016 Princess Grace Award. His plays include Terra Incognita, at the very bottom of a body of water, and q u e r e n c i a: an imagined autobiography about forbidden fruits. His work has been produced at Annex Theatre (2016) and developed by the Lark Play Development Center (Playwrights’ Week 2016), Umbrella Project, Parley, and Theatre Battery. In 2017, las mariposas Y los muertos will be produced by Forward Flux Productions and other plays will be developed with the Playwrights’ Center, Upstream Artists Collective, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. He has been a Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist (2016) and a semifinalist for the Blue Ink Playwriting Award (2017) and O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2014, 2015, 2016). Benjamin is a playwright of Guatemalan heritage, who was born and raised in Los Angeles County. 

Spring 2017: Date TBA

Exciting new partnership between Seattle Rep and the Mexican Consulate in Seattle made possible by the generosity of Consulate General Roberto Dondish and the head of the Consulate’s Cultural Affairs department Moises Himmelfarb.