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ACT and Trial and Error Productions present ACTLocal, a series of live conversations and fully-produced play readings shining a spotlight on local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work.

What’s it like hang out with these playwrights? Fun, introspective, lively, spontaneous and informative. That’s the ACTLocal Playwright Series. Join us.

TIME CHANGE: This event will now take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter aren’t just founding members of ACT’s Core Company of resident actors. They’re playwrights, too. Meet these talented writer/performers in a one-on-one conversation that promises to be fun, introspective, lively, spontaneous and informative.

We caught up with both Keiko and Kirsten ahead of their discussion on Thursday night.

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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.

You can be assured of a terrific time full of insight and laughs. Don’t miss it. Thursday, September 10 at noon.

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Read an excerpt from Vital Vista Village

DATE CHANGE: This event is now scheduled for Thursday, October 1 (originally scheduled for August 27)

Award-winning playwright and ACT Core Company member Yussef El Guindi’s works focus on themes of the immigrant experience, cultural and political climates and current issues facing Arab-Americans. His works on the ACT stage include the world premiere of People of the Book (2019). The highly anticipated play Hotter than Egypt — part of the ACTLocal series — is next up for this talented writer.

ACT artistic director John Langs catches up with El Guindi for what promises to be a can’t-miss conversation.

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Noon
October 15
Free

Playwright Brendan Healy discusses his new play Mangrove Park.

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7 p.m.
October 29
Free

Join Amontane Aurore as she takes us inside her new work The Ever Expanding Moment in this conversation with special guest Ameenah Kaplan. More info coming soon.

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7 p.m.
November 19
Free

Take an in-depth look at Shoe by playwright Marisela Treviño Orta

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