In this episode of the ACTLocal Playwright Series, Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer take you down memory lane in a delightful conversation that focuses on Katie and Bob’s work as performers and as playwrights in Seattle. Jeff keeps the conversation going and we learn more about Katie’s new play, Welcome to Vital Vista Village which was in workshop at ACT as part of ACTLocal, a series of live conversations and fully-produced play readings shining a spotlight on local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work.
Katie Forgette has spent most of her professional career as an actor. She’s also an outstanding playwright. Katie will give us the scoop on her new play, Vita Vista Village, a comedy that welcomes you into a break room in an upscale retirement home where everything goes wrong.
Katie’s husband R. Hamilton Wright is no stranger to the Seattle stage. He’s a Core Company member, playwright and director, too. Their last production together at ACT was Assisted Living, which Katie wrote and Bob directed.
The voice of Halo himself, Jeff Steitzer will moderate. Jeff is a voice and stage actor and director – he directed over 20 plays at ACT. He has a long history with us beginning in 1985 when he became resident director. Jeff became artistic director in 1988 for a six-year stint.
ACTLocal is presented by ACT in partnership with Trial and Error Productions.