You probably clicked this tab out of sheer intrigue ("FE–FI–FO"), and that's exactly what this section is about! Stage Left holds multiple playwrights festivals, readers theater engagements, and world-premiere productions each season. Explore Stage Left's alternative offerings in the sections below!
What happens when dozens of local 1st Grade students each write their own play? Why, they get produced, naturally! Stage Left is proud of our ongoing festival of young playwrights. Kids' Korner brings local and professional actors to the stage to breathe life into these adorable, funny, and often outrageous scripts.
Don't blink or you'll miss this unique festival of one page plays! In one evening, we present up to 40 plays from playwrights all over the world. We are so proud of the wide array of journeys this festival will take you on in a matter of minutes!
A 24-hour dash to the stage! Directors, Stage Managers, and their team of actors are teamed with a playwright and assigned a prop. The play is written overnight, given to the team to rehearse and block the next morning, and fully produced that evening! 24 hours – Thousands of laughs!
An evening of original short plays submitted from across the Pacific Northwest! Actors and narrators bring the playwright's words to life. Over the years, this festival has attracted a wide variety of topics from playwrights with diverse backgrounds who all have stories to tell – but only have 10 pages to tell it!
Stage Left is proud to be the inaugural home of fresh new works. Award-winning productions from local playwrights! To submit your play, use the Contact Us tab, and use "New Work" in the subject line. We're happy to answer questions about submissions as well – Let's see whatcha got!
Throughout the season, Stage Left brings alternative scripts to the stage as in a Readers' Theater format. These readings are often precursors to moving into our following season as a Main Stage production, but sometimes they're simply produced to bring greater attention to important stories we want to tell.