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PLAY

Full-Length

BY KAYLA MARTINE

Indoor Person is a play about Addie, a quick-witted high-functioning agoraphobe, and Cleo, her relentlessly compassionate best friend who tries to keep her afloat. Addie can’t leave the apartment. Cleo can’t leave Addie. Toss in a new roommate, a new boyfriend, and a fiercely protective brother, and their already complex home could reach a fever pitch. For Addie, functioning is a fine line, so fine that maintaining the balance just might be impossible.

FRI, AUG 3 @ 6:30 PM

SUN, AUG 5 @ 12:00 PM  +  TALKBACK

  • Lead Producer & Director | Andrew Garrett

  • Producing Assistant | Laura Shearer

  • Featuring | Marcus Dillon, Arika Matoba, Beth Pollack, Chris Quilici, Zenaida Smith & Sinclair Willman

  • Sound Designer | Justin Johnson

  • Assistant Director | Jasmine Lomax

  • Casting Associate | Dani Hobbs


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MUSICAL

Excerpt, Act 1

MUSIC & LYRICS BY TAYLOR PEARLSTEIN
BOOK BY SHANNON MOLLY FLYNN

When Eli makes his move from his small, conservative town to the big city to join his estranged, worldly, childhood friend, Jordan, he finds himself particularly attached to his roommate, Addy. With the three of them at the cross roads of the world, they each begin their journey of responsibility: to ones they love, to each other, and most importantly, to themselves. This new musical, from break-out writers Pearlstein & Flynn, deals with the illnesses that bind and the self-awareness it takes to persist.

FRI, AUG 3 @ 9:30 PM  +  TALKBACK

SUN, AUG 5 @ 4:00 PM  +  TALKBACK

  • Leader Producer & Director | Shannon Molly Flynn

  • Producing Assistant | Laura Shearer

  • Music Director | Rheanna Atendido

  • Stage Manager | Tino Ardiente

  • Featuring | Isaac Calvin, Taylor Pearlstein, Brian Sandstrom, Patrick Shelton & Brianne Wylie

  • Assistant Director | Alex Robinson


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PLAY

Excerpt, 30 Minute Segment

BY JASMINE JOSHUA

Nonbinary Seattle actor, producer, and writer Jasmine Joshua recounts their travels in Genderland through hilarious and heartbreaking story and song. Buckle up for a queer spectacle of pregnancy, hair cuts, and peeing one's pants in front of Very Important People.

SAT, AUG 4 @ 2:00 PM  +  TALKBACK

  • Lead Producer | Umbrella Project, Gavin Reub & Kayla Walker

  • Director | Eddie DeHais

  • Featuring | Jasmine Joshua

  • Dramaturg | Gavin Reub

  • Production Assistant | Aaron Cooper

 

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PLAY

Full-Length

BY BRENDAN HEALY

Maita works hard to keep the seams of her daily life from splitting wide open. Her boyfriend Matthew is the only person who helps her, and he’s also the greatest threat to keeping everything together. They live in Florida in a trailer community called Mangrove Park, and now a hurricane is coming at them. If they survive the storm and being trapped together, they’ll have to pick up the pieces of their home, lives, and dreams. A new play by Brendan Healy.

SAT, AUG 4 @ 4:00 PM  +  TALKBACK

  • Lead Producer | Umbrella Project, Gavin Reub & Kayla Walker

  • Director | Peter Dylan O’Connor

  • Featuring | Chantal DeGroat, Mark Fullerton, Jorden Moeller & Mara Reltien

  • Dramaturg | Mario Gomez

  • Production Assistant | Tyler George

 

 
 

PLAY

Full-Length

BY REBECCA K. HSIA

The Way Back, a play about two characters who are torn apart by immense personal and relationship obstacles. They must discover whether to stay together after realizing the person they are with is no longer the person they fell for. The play explores themes of military service members and contractors and the emotional impact on those who stay behind. The play also explores female veterans, non-traditional families and the impact of coming home. 

SAT, AUG 4 @ 8:00 PM  +  TALKBACK

  • Lead Producer | Umbrella Project, Gavin Reub & Kayla Walker

  • Director | Maile Wong

  • Featuring | Mara Elissa Palma, Jay O'Leary, Sam Ro & Mandy Rose Nichøls

  • Artistic Collaborator | Aviona Rodriguez Brown

  • Dramaturg | Olivia Ochoa

  • Production Assistant | Aaron Cooper

 

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MUSICAL

Full-Length

BOOK BY VINCE BRYAN
MUSIC BY RAND BELLAR
ADDITIONAL BOOK & LYRICS BY ERIC ANKRIM

How Can I Love You? is a contemporary musical that explores the complexity, devastation, and enduring humanity of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia through the lives, loves, and loss of three patients and their respective loved ones and caretakers.

SUN, AUG 5 @ 8:00 PM  +  TALKBACK

  • Director | Eric Ankrim

  • Leader Producer & Stage Manager | Danielle Franich

  • Producing Assistant | Laura Shearer

  • Music Director/Supervisor | Nathan Young

  • Featuring | Andi Alhadeff, John Coons, Connie Corrick, Andrew Davison, Bob DeDea, Allen Fitzpatrick, Jose Gonzalez, Aly Gutierrez, John Han, Alexandria Henderson, Cristin Hubbard, Chelsea LeValley, Cherisse Martinelli, Arika Matoba, Rafael Molina, Mari Nelson, Hannah Scheurman, Porscha Shaw & Dane Stokinger

  • Assistant Director | Alex Robinson


MEET YOUR CREATIVESOULMATE.

SPEED-NETWORKING

PERFORMANCES BY RHEANNA ATENDIDO & JUSTIN HUERTAS

MEET YOUR CREATIVE SOULMATE.

SPEED-NETWORKING

Join us for a FREE speed-networking event for artists to meet one-on-one through a series of rapid-fire networking meetings (à la speed dating)!

Featuring Music by Rheanna Atendido & Justin Huertas

+ Bar, Concessions, Free Pizza

MON, JUL 30 @ 7:00 - 11:00 PM

7:00 - 9:30 PM | Speed-Networking

9:30 - 11:00 PM | Music & Mixer

FEATURED ARTISTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is The Commonground?
The Commonground is a series of  events for artists across disciplines to meet their creative soulmates. It operates on the belief that fostering great creative partnerships leads to the creation of great art, and that great art is a service to all. We seek to eliminate barriers-to-entry and increase the breadth of exposure artists have to like-minded collaborators.

Organized and led entirely by volunteers, The Commonground is free of charge for all attendees. Artists are split into three groups to participate in the centerpiece of the evening: a series of rapid-fire one-on-one networking meetings (à la speed dating).

We hope to hear "We got our start at The Commonground" for years to come!

What are the details I need to know for The Commonground?
To sign-up, fill out the linked form. 

We will confirm your attendance as the date of the event approaches.

Can I just show up?
Unfortunately there is limited space for the event, therefore we ask prospective attendees to fill out the linked sign-up form.

We will confirm attendance as we approach the date of the event.

In addition to the space limitation, the central "speed-networking" feature is time-demanding. The number of attendees invited to each event is consciously chosen in an effort to maximize contact with like-minded collaborators without overstepping the event’s logistical constraints.

Am I guaranteed a spot by signing up? How do you decide who gets to attend?The Commonground is dedicated to inclusivity - hence the free admission. However, due to space and time limitations, we cannot guarantee a spot at this event.

The Commonground aims to encourage collaboration across disciplines, and so attendees may be chosen to ensure a mixed ratio of specialties ( i.e. we want to avoid having 45 actors meeting solely other actors.)

I have a question, comment, or concern not addressed here!
Reach out!

E-mail | TheScratchSyndicate@gmail.com