Join Seattle Rep’s monthly Kilroys Club play reading group for discussions of new, unpublished plays. Plays will be sourced from the Kilroys List, a curated selection of new plays by women, trans, and non-binary playwrights. The Kilroys Club will also have an additional focus on playwrights of color. More info: Kilroys Club | Seattle Rep
Kilroys Club play reading schedule
- September 18 at 11 a.m. PT. Pure Native by Vickie Ramirez. Brewster’s back after almost a decade and things have changed. He’s recovered from his addictions and works for a large Corporate Food Company in their bottled water division. Brewster wants to share his success with the people of his Rez and believes a bottled water factory built on tribal land, marketing “Pure Native, waters from the heart of NDN Country,” will solve their problems. To his old love Connie, the idea is a betrayal of everything the Haudenosaunee stand for. As Brewster works hard to win over the Council and Tribal Members, Connie fights to protect tradition and culture. Who will win?
- October 16 at 11 a.m. PT. The Vagrant Trilogy Part 1: The Hour of Feeling by Mona Mansour. It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple’s marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?
- November 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. Lunch Bunch by Sarah Einspanier. Dragon Fruit! Black Beluga Lentils! Perfectly Soft-Boiled Eggs! Seven public defenders seek meaning, belonging, and some semblance of order via their frenzied quest for the perfect lunch—while battling ACS, inequality, burnout, and a big ole serving of existential dread. Inspired by the real-life Bronx Defenders, Lunch Bunch pays tribute to the sacrifices public servants make every day.
- December 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. Selling Kabul by Sylvia Khoury. Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. After the Americans have withdrawn, their promises of protection and safety are no longer there. He now spends his days in hiding from growing presence of the Taliban as he anxiously awaits news from the hospital on the eve of his first child’s birth. What are the consequences of taking sides during wartime? Selling Kabul will be produced in the Leo K. Theater as a part of Seattle Rep’s 2021/22 season. Read the play and discuss with others in the Kilroys Club before you see it on stage!
- January 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. Cullud Wattah by Erika Dickerson-Despenza. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third generation General Motors employee, is consumed by layoffs at the engine plant. When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the toxic entanglements between the city and its most powerful industry, forcing their family to confront the past-present-future cost of survival. As lead seeps into their home and their bodies, corrosive memories and secrets rise among them. Will this family ever be able to filter out the truth? Cullud Wattah blends form and bends time, diving deep into the poisonous choices of the outside world, the contamination within, and how we make the best choices for our families’ future when there are no real, present options.
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