Join Seattle Rep's monthly Kilroys Club playreading group for discussions of new, unpublished plays.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.

I deeply appreciate the opportunity to read new plays and share perspectives with others in an informal setting.

Kilroys Club Participant


    Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.
    In 1945 Japan, right before World War II comes to an end, the Tazwa family receives word that the patriarch has died overseas in Manchuria, but his bones are not sent home. The local town take this to mean he has done something dishonorable so Atsuko, second daughter of the family, decides to go to Manchuria alone and find her father’s bones so she can clear her family’s name and properly bury him. Inspired by a true story from the playwright's family history, 
    (An Audio Guide for) Unsung Snails and Heroes is an epic yet personal tale about discovering truth and discovering self.


    Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m.
    It's Christmas Eve and a group of Wally World employees are about to lose it. On the one day of the year the mega-department superstore is supposed to close its doors, secrets come to life that may destroy more than their holiday cheer. Their manager Andy is doing everything in her power to keep her store in line and her employees in check. But can hard truths from her past ruin everything she's ever worked for? 
    Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane as 10 employees do everything they can to find purpose in a place that has never seen purpose in them.


Registration Information

Registration Fee

Register below for upcoming meeting dates.

Individual Event Registration

Adults: $10
Students: $5

Registration fees go toward compensating playwrights for access to their unpublished scripts. If you have questions or if you are unable to pay for registration at this time, you can request a waiver for the registration fee by contacting Nabra Nelson.

How to Participate

Scripts will be emailed to all registrants for reading before the group meets for a free-flowing discussion of each play. Seattle Rep staff will delve into the season planning process using these works as examples and provide insight on the production process from page to stage.

This is not a public play reading. Instead, like a book club, this is a chance for you to gain access to new scripts, read them on your own, and discuss them with other theater enthusiasts and Seattle Rep artistic staff.


All Kilroys Club discussion sessions will be closed captioned. To request additional accommodations, contact Nabra Nelson.

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Seattle Public Library Kilroys Reading List

Librarians from Seattle Public Library have curated a further reading list to accompany the plays read by the Kilroys Club.

Past Plays & Playwrights

Sylvia Khoury

Playwright, "Selling Kabul"

Sarah Einspanier

Playwright, "Lunch Bunch"

Mona Mansour

Playwright, "The Vagrant Trilogy Part 1: The Hour of Feeling"

Vickie Ramirez

Playwright, "Pure Native"

Anna Moench

Playwright, "Birds of North America"

Candrice Jones

Playwright, "FLEX"

Keiko Green

Playwright, "Nadeshiko"

Danielle Mohlman

Playwright, "Rushing"

Marisela Treviño Orta

Playwright, "Heart Shaped Nebula"

MJ Kaufman

Playwright, "Sagittarius Ponderosa"

Madhuri Shekar

Playwright, "House of Joy"

Sanaz Toossi

Playwright, "English"

Larissa FastHorse

Playwright, "What Would Crazy Horse Do?"

Philana Imade Omorotionmwan

Playwright, "Before Evening Comes"

 Pictured: Andi Alhadeff in Indecent (2019). Photo by Bronwen Houck.