Live Girls! September 2013 Cupcake Reading Series

September 12-15th @ 7pm | $8

Spring was so nice we decided to do this twice! Live Girls! presents the return of the Cupcake Readings for a second series in 2013. For our fall series Live Girls! selected 3 new full length plays including work from Joy McCullough-Carranza, Krista Knight, and Emily Feldman and commissioned new short plays from Maggie Lee, Zoey Belyea, Ann Eisenberg, Kelsey Wilke, Kristina Sutherland, Seayoung Yim, and Juliet Waller Pruzan. With intimate readings followed by talk-backs, The Cupcake Reading Series gives audiences a chance to get to know the work of exciting up and coming playwrights as well as an opportunity to be directly involved in the shaping of new plays. And yes actual cupcake will be served!

September 12th 7pm
Directed by Madeline Downs

September 13th 7pm
Clementine and the Cyber Ducks by Krista Knight
Directed by Lisa Glomb

September 14th 7pm
Shorts Night! New short plays commissioned by Live Girls! from Maggie Lee, Ann Eisenberg, Kelsey Wilke, Zoey Belyea, Kristina Sutherland, Seayoung Yim, and Juliet Waller Pruzan
Directed by Erin Bednarz and Meghan Arnette

September 15th 7pm
BLOOD/WATER/PAINT by Joy McCullough-Carranza
Directed by Amy Poisson


Written by Holly Arsenault
Directed by Erin Kraft

Jan 18-Feb 16
Thurs-Sat at 8 pm
PWYC Industry night on Mon, Feb 4, at 8 pm
Please note: No Late Seating will be allowed

All Thurs PWYC
$20 general/$18 advance tickets
$12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student

Rachel and Joe are getting divorced and everyone they know is invited. Guilt, grief, desire, and booze collide in this darkly comedic new play that contemplates a world where the worst moment in your life is something that people dress up for.

Performed by Sydney Andrews, Zoey Belyea, Nick Edwards, Tom Fraser, Amy Hill, Ashton Hyman, Samantha Leeds, Barbara Lindsay, Marty Mukhalian, Ian O’Malley, Jillian Vashro, Mark Waldstein.



“Local playwright Holly Arsenault’s full-length debut, Undo, has a premise so deliciously simple, it’s a wonder it hasn’t been done already: What if there were a requisite divorce ceremony, a sort of backward wedding, where the original guests gather to get their presents back, hear the toasts again, see the couple’s last dance, then watch them take off their rings and undo their vows?….The script is fantastic, with witty but believable dialogue that sounds cribbed from real family get-togethers and focuses on the small, mundane logistics of the un-wedding that make it so convincing.” — The Stranger

“[Undo] is an exceptionally honest piece of playwriting, moving in the emotional investment of all the characters and both deeply sad and deeply gratifying in its authenticity.” — Seattle Actor

“There is tremendous strength in the writing. The dialogue is realistic and the relationships ring true… The cast is extremely likable, making the audience root for everybody (there aren’t any ‘bad guys’).” — Seattle Gay News

“Undo is an evening of blissful anguish watching two people sever ties to each other completely — a funny, dark look at how relationships end and all that goes into undoing what’s done.” — The Sunbreak

More info:
Get out your wedding dress: It’s time for your divorce – an interview with playwright Holly Arsenault and actors Mark Waldstein and Samantha Leeds

This play contains adult language and content. It is recommended for mature audiences ages 15 and up.