On the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m., join Seattle Rep's Kilroys Club playreading group for discussions of new, unpublished plays.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. 

Cost: $10 ($5 for students)

The registration fee goes toward compensating the playwright for access to their unpublished script. 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 in the Kilroys Club

Register below for the discussion date and script you are interested in exploring. Scripts will be emailed to you 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.

  • English

    by Sanaz Toossi   
    Sat December 12, 11:00 a.m. PT

    “English, always.” That’s the motto for one classroom in Iran, as a group of students struggles to learn a new language. If only they can conquer this mysterious tongue, doors will open to new jobs, deeper family connections, and boundless opportunities. But as they practice, practice, practice, desperate not to fail (or, worst of all, sound like Borat), understanding a new world might also mean leaving their old one behind.

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  • What Would Crazy Horse Do?

    by Larissa FastHorse  
    Sat November 14, 11 a.m. PT

    What Would Crazy Horse Do? examines the lives of Calvin and Journey—twins who are the last two members of Marahotah clan. Floundering after their grandfather’s passing, they form a suicide pact in case their lives on the reservation become too hopeless. However, when two white strangers arrive claiming their families have a shared history, the twins’ world is torn wide open.

     

  • Before Evening Comes

    by Philana Imade Omorotionmwan   
    Sat October 17, 11:00 a.m. PT

    With his 13th birthday around the corner, Totome is excited to meet “the butcher” and finally become a man. His mother, however, hopes to keep him whole for just a little while longer. Set in a dystopian future, Before Evening Comes explores what becomes of black boys, men, and women in an America rooted in the founding myths that the black male body is either a commodity or a threat.

     

Meet the Playwrights

Philana Imade Omorotionmwan

Playwright, "Before Evening Comes"

Larissa FastHorse

Playwright, "What Would Crazy Horse Do?"

Sanaz Toossi

Playwright, "English"

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FURTHER READING

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.

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