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Stone Soup Theatre

Double (XX) Fest 2.0

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Stone Soup Theatre Proudly Presents
The Double (XX) Fest 2.0

Stone Soup celebrates the XX chromosome with a resounding bang for the second year in a row with work written and directed exclusively by women from the Seattle area and beyond! Performances will mainly take place at Stone Soup’s DownStage theatre on Stone Way, with a few pre-festival readings (April 16-18) at Fremont/Wallingford establishments White Rabbit, Via Tribunali and Rogue and Peasant.
The first weekend will kick off the festival with a bang as we open with a Night of Acts & Cabaret (Thursday, Apr 19), followed by a Night of Spoken Word (Friday, Apr 20). On Saturday (Apr 21) we will begin with a Night of Solo Performance followed by our popular, late-night 24-Hour All-Female Play Festival within a Festival! Afternoon writing and directing workshops (Sun, Apr 22) will be offered to round out the weekend, taught by Emily Conbere and Kristina Sutherland (Macha Monkey).
The last two weeks will showcase evenings of 9 short plays each positing answers to the following questions: How do cats view the world? In which ways will GPS devices be used for matchmaking in the near future? What happens when God decides to possess the body of a homeless junkie? These and themes ranging from PTSD & suicide, liberal guilt and of course, LOVE (several quirky romances this year) promise to make unique, thought-provoking and fearlessly female theatre!
Week Two (Apr 26-29)
• Routine Procedure by Catherine Noah, directed by Norene Sterling
• Blatant Honesty written and directed by Catherine Smith
• The Bridge by Kate McCamy, directed by Glynis Mitchell
• The Cleaners by Lindsay Joy Murphy, directed by Lenore Bensinger
• Champagne by Britain Valenti, directed by Rebecca Parker-O’Neil
• The Best Things in Life Are Money by Megan Cohen, directed by Kaitie Huffman
• Seen.On.Unseen.The.Lost by Evelyn Jean Pine, directed by Katie Haster
• Streakers by Deborah Yarchun, directed by Courtney Meaker
• Recalculating by L.E. Grabowski-Cotton, directed by Glynis Mitchell

Week Three (May 3-6)
• A Gun on the Table by Margy Ragsdale, directed by Zanne Gerard
• Residue by Susan Sher, directed by Karen Gath-McClain
• Waiting for the Southwest Chief by Nikala Merrigan, directed by Tina Polzin
• It’s Not Really Suicide, Is It? by Persephone Vandegrift, directed by Julianne Christie
• Black Coffee by Deanna Alisa Ableser, directed by Catherine Smith
• Close Enough by Kellie Powell, directed by Jessica Stepka
• Saving DeShawn by Emily Kaye Lazzaro, directed by Kaytlin McIntyre
• Smell of Snow by Machelle Allman, directed by Rachel Delmar
• Just a Bus Driver by Susan Midaugh, directed by Katie Haster

Tickets/workshops may be purchased by phoning the box office at 206.633.1883 or going online to www.brownpapertickets.org (1-800-838-3006). Ticket prices are $10 for each of the first week “Nights” and the 24-Hour All-Female PlayFest. Workshop prices (4/22) are $40 for a single workshop; $65 for both. Weeks two and three are $16 apiece for Th-Sat eves and $10 for Sunday matinees.

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