Apr 16 2014
The following post was written by playwright, translator, dramaturge, and former Seattle Rep Artistic Literary Intern, Kate Kremer. It’s the final installment of her new play road trip series—you can read about her previous adventures here and here.
The final two days of the Humana Festival were a whirlwind: on Saturday, mom and I went from Jordan Harrison’s The Grown-Up to SITI Company’s Steel Hammer to a series of ten-minute plays by Rachel Bonds, Jason Gray Platt, and Gregory Hirschak—and from there to a gala spanning the entire Actors Theatre building and also most of Main Street. Bourbon was prominently featured.
The next day we were up unreasonably early for the apprentice showcase, Remix 38, which featured work by young playwrights Jackie Sibblies Drury, Idris Goodwin, Basil Kreimendahl, Justin Kuritzkes, and Amelia Roper inspired by dramatic elements, structural conceits, and vivid images from particularly influential plays from Humana’s 38-year history.
From there, we raced to the final show of a seven-show doozy of a weekend: Kimber Lee’s gorgeous and moving brownsville song (b-side for tray), which proved to be, for me, the absolute pinnacle of the Festival.