Join us for our upcoming free new work presentations:
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
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.