A Seattle magazine Editor’s Pick!


Art Zone with Nancy Guppy on May 22nd!

We’re still pinching ourselves. Rock star Nancy Guppy interviews SOAP Fest coordinator Amy Love, airing at 8pm on the Seattle Channel, Friday May 22nd.

On their feet


Haley Alaji and Terry Edward Moore rehearsing Las Cruces, by Vincent Delaney. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Table work


Playwright Carl Sander and director Tim Hyland recently met with their cast for a first read through of the script. Carl brought donuts. Needless to say, they’re off to a great start.

Hot off the press!


In the coming weeks, posters will be popping up all over town. We couldn’t be more happy about this design by Devon Allen.

Casting confirmed

Serious heat! Actors Haley Alaji, Eric Ray Anderson*, Christine Marie Brown*, Randy Hoffmeyer*, James Lapan*, David Anthony Lewis*, Amy Love*, Trevor Young Marston, Terry Edward Moore*, and Mary Ethel Schmidt* will come together this June. Things are getting pret-ty exciting around here.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Meet the Production Team

We’re thrilled to introduce this year’s Design and Production Team. Scenic Designer Burton Yuen, Lighting Designer Thorn Michaels, Sound Designers Evan Mosher and Rob Witmer, Costume Designer K.D. Schill, Props Master Ryan Gelskey, and Production Stage Manager Stina Lotti* will artfully transform West of Lenin into the New Mexico desert, 2011 Seattle, and Anytown, USA.

We can’t wait to see you there.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

She shoots playwrights

Photographer Ann-Margaret Johnson was back on the SOAP Fest scene, tracking our playwrights as they made their way through Fremont on a Sunday morning. Of course Carl, Phillip, and Vince were up for anything.

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Did somebody say directors?

SOAP Fest 2013’s Julie Beckman returns fresh off the heels from directing her adaptation of The Bunner Sisters at Theatre Off Jackson. We are thrilled to have her join us once again to direct Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney.

Associate Artistic Director at Seattle Public Theater and 2014 Gregory Award winner for Outstanding Director, Kelly Kitchens* will direct Chosen Less, by Phillip Lienau.

And SOAP Fest 2013 actor Tim Hyland*, whose directing credits include Macbeth for Wooden O and Tryst for Seattle Public, will direct Carl Sander‘s Why Do We Keep Broken Things.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Sneak peek a success!

Last night we hosted the SOAP Fest 2015 Rent Party to celebrate the new playwrights and their captivating works. Our generous guests were treated to the musical genius of Jose “Juicy” Gonzales, yummy edibles by Patrick Frank of Cochon Catering, and of course sneak peeks by Vincent Delaney, Phillip Lienau, and Carl Sander (performed by Yesenia Iglesias, Larry Paulsen, Amy Love, and Richard Sloniker). As promised, the luckiest of partygoers walked away with a prize.