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2018 Represent! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival

November 4 – 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute at 104 17th Avenue South, Seattle 98144
Featuring new script readings by SIS Productions, The Hansberry Project, eSe Teatro, Pratidhwani, and Pork Filled Productions, plus a Local Playwrights Showcase!

Tickets are $9 online, $10 at the door or only $25 for an all-fest pass!

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7:30pm

An evening of short selections from 5 playwrights of color including:

Nothing But Gonads

Written by Celeste Mari Williams
Directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
Featuring Tom Fraser, Denny Le, Patty Sang, Stephanie Spohrer, & Drew Combs
A short comedy about mating. What if sea creatures weren’t governed by their biological imperative? Enjoy the world of the anglerfish as they navigate dating, mating, and the survival of their species in the wild and wonderful world of the ocean.

SIS Productions presents a reading on Tues., Nov. 6, 2018 at 7:30pm

Alex and Alex

Written and directed by Sara Porkalob
Featuring Corinne Magin and Ayo Tushinde
With stage directions read by Denny Le
Two women, the same name, and a love story that is re-written every day.


Sara Porkalob is an artist activist and award winning solo-performer. She served as Intiman Theatre’s 2017 Co-Curator and is the current Programs Director of their Emerging Artist Program. She was one of the first recipients of a Village Theatre Original Writers Residency. “Dragon Lady”, her first full length work, has garnered a Seattle Times Footlight Award and Broadway World Award for Best New Play. In Spring of 2019, American Repertory Theatre will produce “Dragon Lady” and “Dragon Mama”, the first two solo-shows in her family trilogy THE DRAGON CYCLE. Her new play “7th and Jackson” – a coming-of-age tale about three young women set in 1940’s-1980’s Seattle’s International District and accompanied by live music – will be produced by Nordo’s Culinarium in the summer. http://www.saraporkalob.com
Celeste Mari Williams is a Seattle playwright who infuses her quirky sense of humor into much of her writing.  She has written for SIS Productions as a part of Revealed, Insatiable!, and LAAFF Fest. She is also a member with Parley, which has produced workshops of her plays,Amelia’s Wall, A Fine Line, Best Friend, and Gills! Gills! Gills!.  A workshop of her play My Samurai was featured in Pork Filled Productions’ Unleashed!

Special thanks to 4Culture, ArtsWA and the National Endowment for the Arts for their support.