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  • Playwright Spotlight: Adrienne Dawes

    Playwright Spotlight: Adrienne Dawes

    Where did the idea for your play come from? I once dated a guy that was a teen dad. On the second date, he dropped some bombs: “I have a son. He’s 19.” I am sure that I was taking way, WAY too long to do the math in head so he finally offered, “I […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Jessica Chisum

    Playwright Spotlight: Jessica Chisum

      Author of   (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Shorts Night!)   Where did the idea for your play come from? First off, I am a new mom, so there’s that. Very little brain space can be devoted to anything besides #momming. The seed of the play came to me after I agreed to take part […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Dice

    Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Dice

        Author of I Can’t Go Home (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Shorts Night!) Where did the idea for your play come from? The idea for this play has been with me for a long time, from back when I listened to a lot of really old folk music. I made a lot of sketches and […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Piper Gillet

    Playwright Spotlight: Piper Gillet

    Author How to Save a Horse (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Young Playwrights Day) Piper Gillett is a spunky 11 year old 6th grade girl who attends JDS. She is honored to have won this award. She also enjoys riding horses and Star Wars. Her inspiration was Adina Gillett, her mother, who taught her to speak up when […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Holly Arsenault

    Playwright Spotlight: Holly Arsenault

      Author of Marvelous (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings) Where did the idea for Marvelous come from? I was commissioned by Seattle Children’s Theatre to write an adaptation of The Snow Queen, the Hans Christian Andersen story. It was the same summer that Frozen, which is also based on that story, came out. So, I went to see […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Maggie Lee

    Playwright Spotlight: Maggie Lee

    Author RESIDUAL (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Shorts Nights!)   Where did the idea for your play come from? I felt like writing another horror play, and the theme “Lost and Found” made me think of ghosts. There’s this specific kind of haunting called a residual haunting, where a past event is replayed over and over. But the […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Christi Cruz

    Playwright Spotlight: Christi Cruz

    Untitled (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Shorts Night!) Where did the idea for your play come from? Mirror neurons. ( A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron “mirrors” the behavior of the other, as though the […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Pearl Lam

    Playwright Spotlight: Pearl Lam

    Author of MidWife Crisis  (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Young Playwrights Day) BIO My name’s Pearl and I’m a senior at Lakeside School. I actually started drama fairly late – my junior year, but the arts have always been a huge part of my life. I have played piano for twelve years, and found that each piece […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Elizabeth Heffron

    Playwright Spotlight: Elizabeth Heffron

    Author of Portugal (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings) Where did the idea Portugal come from? Fishing over by the Potholes Reservoir in Eastern Washington many years ago, I met lots of people who worked out in ‘the Area’ at the fish table. It was the first I’d heard of the place and I was thoroughly captivated and […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Jasper

    Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Jasper

    Author of Here, Gus  (Shorts Night! 2016 Cupcake Spring Readings) BIO: Jennifer Jasper has been performing, directing and writing in Seattle for many years. This year she joins Quickies as a playwright and is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful world. She is currently working on “Pressing Matters,” which will be produced Off Broadway […]

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