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At West of Lenin

A Festival of Personal Stories

March 19 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; March 20 at 2 p.m.

In response to our community’s interest in writing and performing their own stories, Seattle Rep’s Public Works partnered with Macha Theatre Works and their 17 Minute Stories process. Macha Theatre Works artists led six months of workshop culminating in A Festival of Personal Stories at West of Lenin. Participants perform their 10-minute heartfelt, hilarious, and uplifting stories of resilience, reflection, and growth.

Three Performances

March 19 at 2 p.m., featuring: Cynthia Linet, Ann Marie Yoder, Dragonsong, Roslyn Schley, Lynn Hautala

March 19 at 7:30 p.m., featuring: Aarti Tiwari, Diane Ste. Marie, Jenjen Douglas, Patricia Dehart, Dolores Maria Rossman 

March 20 at 2 p.m., featuring all performers


Macha Theatre Works is a fearless female non-profit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative education programs, and staging new theatrical works that feature strong female characters. Macha Theatre Works envisions a world where fearless female voices thrive. 

Meet the Cast

Cynthia Linet

Ann Marie Yoder


Roslyn Schley

Lynn Hautala

Aarti Tiwari

Diane Ste. Marie

Jenjen Douglas

Patricia Dehart

Dolores Maria Rossman

Festival Artists

Lia Sima Fakhouri


Lisa Finkral

Sound Design

Amy Poisson


Dani Norberg

Lighting Designer

Laney Harrison

Stage Manager

Team Macha

Amy Poisson

Producing Artistic Director

Lia Sima Fakhouri

Associate Artistic Director 

Lisa Every

Artistic Associate

Maggie Lee

Resident Playwright

Jenn Ruzumna

Artistic Associate

Public Works Team

Inji Kamel

Director of Public Works

Lia Sima Fakhouri

Public Works Manager

Donovan Olsen

Public Works Apprentice 

Watch The Performances

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    Experience these heartfelt, hilarious, and uplifting stories of resilience, reflection, and growth.