Join Seattle Rep's monthly Kilroys Club playreading group for discussions of new, unpublished plays.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

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Registration fees go toward compensating playwrights for access to their unpublished scripts.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.

Upcoming Plays & Dates

  • Selling Kabul

    by Sylvia Khoury

    Date: December 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. PT

    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 After the Americans have withdrawn, their promises of protection and safety are no longer there.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!

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  • Cullud Wattah

    by Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Date: January 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. PT

    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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Meet the Playwrights

Sylvia Khoury

Playwright, "Selling Kabul"

Erika Dickerson-Despenza

Playwright, "Cullud Wattah"

Past Plays & Playwrights

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"

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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.

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