Announcing our 2015 lineup!

The Sandbox One-Act Play Festival is proud to announce the new plays for 2015:

Las Cruces, by Vincent Delaney
Out in the New Mexico desert, not far from the casinos and the space port, Sheridan is camped out, hiding in a gutted trailer. Everyone knows he’s there, but no one knows why. Except maybe a card player named Soledad.

Chosen Less, by Phillip Lienau
A chance meeting on the street forces two men to face the consequences of their choices. They learn the hard way that leaving is not the same as escaping, and that dreams can change in the chase.

Why Do We Keep Broken Things, by Carl Sander
It’s 2011 in Seattle: Mike McGinn is in office, Bertha is in Japan, pot is illegal, and the Occupy Movement is camped in Westlake Park. Five inhabitants of the city by the Sound collide in a kinetic collage of civics, sex, and estranged friendship leading us to ask why some things change and others stay the same.

Stay tuned throughout the coming months for further details! We cannot wait to have the opportunity to bring these stories to life.

Production Photos by John Ulman

Backstage with Production Assistant Tracy Kirkpatrick and Assistant Stage Manager David Hsieh

A special thanks goes out to John Ulman for capturing moments behind the scenes and on stage. Here’s to another successful run, exceptional artists, a first-class production team, and enthusiastic audiences.

To view the entire album, please click here.

Insightful Praise

G. Valmont Thomas* in Yussef El Guindi’s “The Tyrant,” photo by John Ulman

“The play itself is brilliant, dark, challenging and thoroughly believable. G. Valmont Thomas is spectacular as the brutal and very sophisticated “barbarian”. Thomas brings such incredible range to the man’s experience and such insight to his complexity and contradiction… Perhaps the greatest achievement of this dense, challenging drama is the way in which it allows us to see entire societies, political forces and national histories, as embodiments of real human beings.”

To read Jerry Kraft’s review of SOAP Fest and all of the plays, click here.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

A sold out house for opening night!

Megan Ahiers and Brian D. Simmons* in Brendan Healy’s “Things to Say When It’s Too Late to Say Them, aka Proof You Were Here,” photo by John Ulman.


Tickets are still available for Thursday through Sunday’s closing. With only 5 performances, get your tickets before it’s gone!


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Get set for takeoff!

Sarah and Seanjohn

Sarah Harlett*, Seanjohn Walsh*, and Christopher Morson in tech rehearsal for Juliet Waller Pruzan’s Cumulus.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Ready to tech

SOAP Fest in Seattle Met’s On the Town

With all this excitement, what are you waiting for?

Twitter, and Facebook, and Rachel, oh my!

Look out for up-to-the-minute details from West of Lenin’s social media maven, Rachel Delmar! For the coolest theatre updates, visit @WestofLenin.

SOAP Fest 2014 a Seattle magazine Editor’s Pick!

In less than two weeks, four new plays crafted by local, award-winning playwrights will make their debut. Five performances only! Do you have your tickets yet?

Working on it

Rehearsing Cumulus, by Juliet Waller Pruzan, with director Rachel Katz Carey and actors Leslie Law*, Kayla Walker, and Jason Marr.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association