Archive for February 2013

A Swell Time

We couldn’t have asked for a better evening! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Erickson last night to launch the official countdown to SOAP Fest. Saint John’s Bar and Eatery prepared a delicious spread, Choroloco set just the right mood, folks mingled, the playwrights read, Waxie dazzled, money was raised, and we feel incredibly lucky.

Directors announced for the 2013 lineup

We are proud to announce the directors for the 2013 Sandbox One-Act Play Festival:

Annie Lareau directing Paul Mullin’s Openly We Carry
Andrew McGinn* directing Emily Conbere’s Knocking Bird
Julie Beckman directing Scot Augustson’s Milwaukee
Carol Roscoe* directing Elizabeth Heffron’s dispose of me…

And if you’re in the Capitol Hill neighborhood tomorrow evening, please stop by the Erickson Theatre between 7-9pm to toast the playwrights, directors and production team, as we launch our official countdown to SOAP Fest!

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Welcome to the Sandbox One-Act Play Festival!

Hello! And thank you for visiting the SOAP Fest blog, where you can find out everything about Seattle’s very own grassroots professional theatre festival, premiering new works by local playwrights, under the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

The Sandbox Artists Collective is a group of Seattle’s mid-career theatre professionals that was formed so we could work together on projects that inspired and challenged us. This June 13-15 at the Erickson Theatre, we’re launching a festival of new one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Sandboxers and fellow local artists. It’ll be a fully produced evening on a bare bones budget. We are thrilled to announce the lineup:

Milwaukee, by Scot Augustson – Humor and pathos collide as an aging mother struggles to communicate with her two grown sons.

…dispose of me…, by Elizabeth Heffron – A young woman and a former step-father figure are reunited after the death of her mother and try to redefine their relationship in the midst of a life-changing event.

Openly We Carry
, by Paul Mullin – An allegorical tale about an openly carrying gun community and the rise of a comely female prophet.

Knocking Bird, by Emily Conbere – Surreal transformations occur when a professional couple leaves the city to cut ties with the outside world.

Over the next several months, we’ll bring you updates regarding directors, casting, the ins and outs of the production process, and ways in which you can be a part of developing new plays from the ground up.

Thanks a million for checking in on us. We can’t wait to see you at the show!


Amy Love*, Gin Hammond* & Liza Comtois

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association