Press Release January 19, 2015

 For Immediate Release
Kill Date: February 28, 2015
Locally Grown opens on Friday, January 30
5 weekends. 9 productions. 32 performances.
Radial Theater Project’s Locally Grown performance festival opens on January 30, 2015,
featuring 9 productions and 1 reading of a new play, all created by local theater artists.
key information
Location: All performances are at New City Theater, 1404 18th Avenue, Seattle.
Ticket prices: $12-15 per performance, in advance or at the door
Online tickets:
Artist and Production Photos:
Press tickets and other festival info:
David Gassner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 206-661-4823
schedule by weekend
opening week 1, January 30-31
Kook / World Premiere
K. Brian Neel
Formerly titled Oroboro, Kook is a darkly comedic peek into the multiverse of an average
joe. His boss is eating his soul. He’s in love with someone in the audience, but that
relationship is loaded with issues. A struggle with the worst enemy a person could possibly
have: oneself.
Opening night: Friday, January 30, 7pm
Other performances: Thu 2/5, 7pm; Fri 2/6, 9pm; Sat 2/7, 5pm
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1 El Hijo Prodigo (Prodigal Son)
José Amador
The story of a man’s return to his native Puerto Rico after an absence of 22 years. He is
soon reunited with—and beguiled by—the history and culture of the island state he once
called home.
Opening night: Friday January 30, 9pm
Other performances: Sat 1/31, 5pm; Fri 2/20, 7pm; Sat 2/21, 5pm
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Bullygirl / World Premiere
Jennifer Jasper
Jennifer Jasper delves into the darkness of adolescence to pick at the bones of her
self-esteem. Told in her unique voice mixing pathos and hilarity, Jasper spits out tales of
bullies, victims in plaid stretch pants, a shunning, and a young teacher’s near breakdown.
Opening night: Saturday January 31, 7pm
Other performances: Fri 2/6, 7pm; Sat 2/7, 9pm; Fri 2/13, 9pm
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After All / World Premiere
Mike Mathieu and Ryan Sanders / Rock Paper Theater
Two residents of the distant post-apocalypse navigate life among their fellow scavengers
and schemers. Social status is won and lost, gods are conjured and defied. It’s a pretty
bleak world, where birch bark pays the bills and soup is always for dinner.
Opening night: Saturday January 31, 9pm
Other performances: Sat 2/14, 7pm; Fri 2/27, 7pm; Sat 2/28, 5pm
More info:
opening week 2, February 5-7
Sting Is My Spirit Animal / World Premiere
Yana Kesala / Radiant Moxie
He has her wrapped around his finger. Every little thing he does is magic. If she ever lost
her faith in him, she’d have to put on the red light. Well okay, not really…because if you
love somebody, set them free.
Opening night: Thursday February 5, 9pm
Other performances: Sat 2/7, 7pm; Thu 2/12, 9pm; Fri 2/13, 7pm
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opening week 3, February 12-14
Free Desiree
Amontaine Aurore / Ten Auras Productions
Desiree and Shauna are two rebellious sisters growing up in the 1970s. When Hollywood
comes calling, Shauna is sure she will be Blaxploitation star Pam Grier's successor. But is
Shauna ready for Hollywood? Is Hollywood ready for Shauna?
Opening night: Thursday, February 12, 7pm
Other performances: Sat 2/14, 9pm; Fri 2/20, 9pm; Sat 2/21, 7pm
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2 Blonde with the Wind / New Play Reading
Keira McDonald, written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard
Scarlett O’Hara wakes up abandoned in a modern day mental hospital far from her beloved
Tara, farther still from that dashing scoundrel Rhett Butler. To free herself, Scarlett must
let go of her past and face her terrible secret.
Free reading (tickets required): Saturday February 14, 5pm
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opening week 4, February 19-21
Dragon Lady / World Premiere
Sara Porkalob
It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria's 75th birthday. By the
light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and diet Pepsi, she shares a dark
secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild.
Opening night: Thursday, February 26, 7pm
Other performances: Fri 2/27, 9pm; Sat 2/28, 7pm
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The Death of Brian, A Zombie Odyssey (Episode 1)
Ricky Coates / theater simple
An award-winning, one-man zombie show that has been frightening audiences across the
continent with its first installment, A Zombie Odyssey. Love zombies? It’s got all the fights,
sex, gore, and nerd references you crave. Hate zombies? This unique combination of solo
work and radio drama serves up humor, horror, and humanity-examining philosophy.
Opening night: Thursday February 19, 9pm
Other performances: Sat 2/21, 9pm
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opening week 5, February 26-28
The Death of Brian, Ides of Undead March (Episode 2, World Premiere)
Ricky Coates / theater simple
Julius Caesar meets the zombie uprising! Undead hero Brian S. returns as the Prophet of the
Phoenix, spreading the word of the host. Unfortunately, his words are inspiring more than a
return to nature and harmony...
Opening night: Thursday February 26, 9pm
Other performances: Sat 2/28, 9pm
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why we’re creating this festival
Seattle is home to many adventurous performing artists who tour their work nationally and
internationally. Locally Grown brings many artists together under a single roof, where local
audiences can see their favorites and be introduced to new artists in an intimate setting.
about the festival organizers
Festival organizers include David Gassner (Producing Director, Radial Theater Project;
former Artistic Director, Theater Schmeater), Keira McDonald (founder and former producer
3 of the Seattle Solo Performance Festival), K. Brian Neel (solo performer, actor and
director), Blair Feehan (Annual Fund Manager, Seattle Repertory Theatre), and Aimée
Bruneau (director, producer, actor and teacher).
about Radial Theater Project
Radial Theater Project is a Seattle-based production company dedicated to creating new
theatrical works in partnership with local theater artists. Past world premiere productions
include Karaoke Suicide is Painless (2011 Seattle Solo Performance Festival), 99 Layoffs
(ACT Theatre’s Central Heating Lab), Beating Up Bachman (co-produced with BASH Theatre
at West of Lenin), AISLE 9 (2013 Seattle Fringe Festival), and PROFILE (2014 Seattle Fringe
media contact
David Gassner
[email protected]
(206) 661-4823
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