2017 Cupcake Spring Readings

The 2017 Cupcake Spring Readings  YPP EDITION

Produced with Rain City Projects and The Pocket Theatre

May 14th 2pm

Tickets- Pay What You Can At the Door

Presented at The Pocket in Greenwood

8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The Live Girls! Cupcake readings are single serving presentations of fresh new plays.

For 2017 we join forces with Rain City Projects to present a one day only event focused on young writers from the ACT Young Playwrights program. Come join us to hear two new plays, meet our playwrights, and share your thoughts and impressions with these young writers. This year’s plays include-

Snapshot by Hannah Kitchens directed by Kathryn Stewart

The News Channel by Nicole O’Keefe directed by Maddie Downes


And yes ACTUAL cupcakes will be served!


More about the Plays-

Snapshot gives us a compassionate glimpse into the world of a small family making the best of a difficult situations. Recently divorced and unemployed, Adam, the father of two young children is having a tough time of it. When he receives more bad news he finds that his family and friends pull together in unexpected ways to help. A short play that spans many years, Spotlight helps us see the best of people in the worst of times.


In The News Channel, a young woman takes control of her life, with a little nudge from fate and an inspiring dream. Jessica has had enough of old her job, her unappreciative parents, and the terrible news she hears all the time. When she proposes a news channel that will only feature good news, she is hired as the lead anchorwoman. Though she has to fight to protect her new position, Jessica prevails, succeeding professionally and personally


More about Live Girls!

Live Girls! is a Seattle theater company dedicated to producing and developing new plays by women since 1999.


The Cupcake Reading Series is a staple of LG!’s Bakery Play Development program, which helps female playwrights by providing resources like staged readings, talk-backs and new play commissions. 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.



More about Rain City Projects

RCP is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing professional playwrights and their work in the Pacific Northwest.

We develop projects to raise the profile of the playwright within the working theater community, and build relationships between theater artists and producers. We publish. We grant. We ignite solidarity in the Seattle playwriting community with lively brunches, salons, readings, and speed dating between writers and directors.




More about the Pocket

The Pocket Theater is a 50 seat live performance venue located at 8312 Greenwood Ave N, in Seattle WA. We foot the bill for up and coming producers and they wow with truly unique and fun shows. Performances happen every week Thursday – Sunday. Classes happen all week long. Plus, rehearsal space is available at a competitive rate when it’s not being used otherwise. If you want to laugh, gasp, applaud, perform, or learn: The Pocket Theater is there for you!