Past Seasons

  • Season 12 •

Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world)

July 5th-7th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

by Bekah Brunstetter
directed by Nate Kelderman and Katie Parkinson
performed by Caitlin Carrol, Will Domke, Bianca Mariani, Noah Martin, Jeff Parkinson, Daisy Schrieber, Jaida Votolato, and Ava Woo


In the near-distant future, an NYC charter school becomes the first to welcome artificially intelligent students. However, new AI students Olive and Godfrey receive a chilly welcome from the already self-conscious and stressed-out members of the Junior class. When a reality show swoops in to capture this social experiment on camera, the priorities and moralities of the student body are turned inside-out. At turns both droll and touching, this dark new play questions how we reconcile the thin line between our ever-improving technologies and what it means to be human. -

Dry Land

July 12th-14th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

by Ruby Rae Spiegel
directed by Lauren Henrie, Assistant Directed by Eli Sadow-Hasenberg
performed by Lukas Illa, Eliza Jacobson, Anya Jones, and Ella Newborn


Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land is a play about abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. - DPS

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

July 19th-21st @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

by Anne Washburn
directed by Diego Ortiz Villacorta San Juan, Assistant Directed by Aurora Behlke
performed by Mia Bell, Alyssa Garcia, Nikko Johnston, Romy Kim, Aimee Lefkowicz, Lynia Morris, Solomon Taylor


What happens to pop culture after the fall of human civilization? What about 7 years after the fall? Or even 75 years? Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, endeavors to find out. When nuclear power plants across the country begin to “go up,” a small group of survivors gather in the woods and begin to recount an episode of The Simpsons. Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century timespan, casual storytelling evolves into theater, theater evolves into ritual, and one Simpsons episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world. - StageAgent

· Season 11 ·

A Midsummer Evening of Shakespeare Shorts

July 6th-8th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

Featuring excerpts from:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Julia Schoemig and Lauren Henrie
Actors: Ivy Bona, Caitlin Carrol, Morgan Gwilym Tso, Jeff Parkinson, Eli Sadow-Hasenberg, Ruah Uhlman

Measure for Measure 

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sophie Kelly-Hedrick
Actors: Lukas Illa, Ria Martinez, Connor McKenna


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sophie Hankes
Actors: Katie Dreessen, Morgan Gwilym Tso, Lukas Illa, Elda Kahssay, Gabriella O'Fallon, Katie Parkinson

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Marlene Probst
Actors: Lauren Henrie, Peyton Mader, Katie Parkinson, Evan Skirgudas, Rachel Warshaw

Dark Play, Or Stories for Boys

July 13th-15th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Carlos Murillo
Directed by Hannah Klein, Assistant Directed by Nate Kelderman
Actors: Willa Barnett, Will Domke, Sophie Hankes, Ethan Major, Jeff Parkinson

       During a college sexual encounter, the girl in Nick's bed wants to know why his abdomen is covered in scars. Does Nick tell the truth, or does he do what he does so well—weave an elaborate tale? The question launches him into a memory. An outsider at age fourteen, Nick discovers the intoxicating pleasures of inventing fake personalities in the chat rooms of the World Wide Web. Adam's online profile, and the words "I want to fall in love," pique his curiosity. Nick invents Rachel, the girl of Adam's dreams, and his curiosity becomes obsession. As Adam mounts the pressure to meet his Internet love in the real world, Nick creates ever more elaborate deceptions to fuel Adam's desire. When the boys finally meet in the real world, the consequences are catastrophic. A tale of deception, fluid personality and sexual license in the Internet age, DARK PLAY examines what happens when the real world and virtual world collide. - Dramatists Play Service

What Every Girl Should Know

July 20th-22nd @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Monica Byrne
Directed by Eliza Jacobson, Assistant Directed by Louise Heller
Actors: Emily Bryant, Chloe Farrell, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Hazel Montgomery

        In a Catholic reformatory in 1914, three teenage girls (Anne, Theresa, and Lucy) pass the time with masturbation rituals, though they’re innocent of the “sinful” nature of their act. Then a belligerent new girl, Joan, shows up, bearing illegal contraband: birth control materials distributed by the women’s-rights activist Margaret Sanger. The girls start reading the material and jokingly pretend to venerate Sanger as a saint, but then undergo a profound conversion experience. They begin to follow Sanger’s life in the newspaper, pretending that they’re traveling on their own, assassinating enemies and taking lovers at will. Through their letters to each other, they reveal their pasts, marked by abuse. The girls slide deeper and deeper into their fantasy world, to the extent that objects from their fantasy world start appearing in the real one—including a baby. - Dramatists Play Service


· Season 10 ·

Women and Wallace

By Jonathan Sherman
Directed by Noah Hazzard

Actors: Madison Dillard, Hannah Klein, Katie Parkinson, Jared Youmans

DEFINITELY Past Curfew: A Festival of Youth Written One Acts


The Lord Will Provide

By Genevieve Goodman
Directed by Sophie Hankes and Ethan Major

Actors: James Korrel, Hazel Montgomery, Lila Perlman, Julia Schoemig, Morgan Gwilym Tso

Bears, Booze, and the Band Teacher's Step Daughter

By Connor McKenna
Directed by Connor McKenna and Lila Perlman

Actors: Lindsay Carter, Erin Devereux, Lauren Henrie, Morgan Gwilym Tso

Child's Play

By Ricky Spaulding
Directed by Sam McHale

Actors: Max Boone, Sophie Hankes

We'll Grow Oranges in Alaska

By Cole Pedigo
Directed by Ray McCann

Actors: Zaina Dana, Nate Kelderman, Joel Meyers

· Season 9 ·

Punk Rock  

By Simon Stephens
Directed by Sam McHale

This show is set in a private school outside of Manchester, England, where a group of highly-articulate seventeen-year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, the students must prepare for their future and survive the savagery of high school. Punk Rock is an honest and unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence. YATC hopes this show can be both surprising and eye-opening about serious issues involving today’s youth.

Actors: Ricky Spaudling, Matteo Abbruzzese, Noah Hazzard, Nate Kelderman, Lila Perlman, Eliza Jacobson, Julia Schoemig, and William Chang-Stucki

Misspoken Narratives: A Night of Feminism


What We Talk About When We Talk About Planned Parenthood    

By Alexa Derman                                                                                                                                      Directed by Meg Ruppel

The two main characters Kitty and B may dip in and out of addiction and struggle to pay rent, but at least they have a system: she's entertaining and exciting, he's responsible and realistic. But in the aftermath of a necessary but difficult decision, their codependent routine is called into question. Can they find a way to love each other, or is their relationship all but over?

Actors: Sam Johns and Bella Brown

Emotional Creature  

By Eve Ensler                                                                                                                                                         Directed by Ray McCann and Ricky Spaulding

This show follow the stories of girls from around the world. It focuses on the complexities of being a women in the world and features small monologues as well as larger group scenes. Our hope is that this show reflects an international perspective about what being a girl means. The show is meant to be a conversation between the characters and the society they live in.

Actors: Olivia Sterne, Bella Brown, Eliza Jacobson, Sophie Hankes, Ada Bowles, and Teofila SanJose

The Stonewater Rapture  

By Doug Wright
Directed by Ruby Daniel

Set on the front porch and in the living room of a conservative Texas home, the play tells the story of two teenagers whose sexual awakening has been severely hampered by the fundamentalist fervor that runs like power lines through the Bible Belt. The play follows Whitney, the well-meaning preacher’s son, and Carlyle, a vivacious eighteen-year old with an imagination to rival the rest of her puritanical upbringing. Together they struggle to wed their simplistic religious doctrine with the often painful complexity of the real world.  

Actors: Analiese Guettinger and Joel Meyers


· Season 8 ·

This Is Our Youth

By Kenneth Lonergan                                                                                                                                               Directed by Analiese Guettinger and Sam McHale

This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers. Ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual then the characters themselves can possibly imagine.

Past Curfew: A Festival of One Acts


Long Ago and Far Away

By David Ives                                                    
Directed by HwaYoun Kang

A young, married, yuppie couple, about to move out of their NYC apartment, get swept up in a bizarre scenario filled with time travel and switched identities as they explore the nature of reality and their existence in the past, present, and future on a fateful winter evening.


By Thorton Wilder
Directed by Travis Frank

This provocative, sometimes chilling comedy, Wilder renders a child’s-eye view of the grown-up world, as a father, a mother, and their three children play a revealing game of make-believe in which their children pretend to be orphans. This play blurs the lines between perception and reality, artifice and innocence.

The Love Talker

By Jamie Jordan
Directed by Rey Zane.

Gruesome Playground Injuries

By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Jamie Kelley

Gruesome Playground Injuries tells the atypical story of Kayleen and Doug during certain times in their ever-evolving lives. Interacting at the most peculiar of times in their respective lives, they embark on a journey in which they must fight a constant battle against the hardships of mental and physical pain, tragedy, and ultimately love. 

· Season 7 ·

Preformed at the Eclectic Theatre on First Hil

Past Curfew: A Festival of One Acts


I Don't Want To Talk About It 

By Bradley Hayward                                                                                                                                                  Directed in a collaborative effort between the entire cast and Jamie Kelley.

This play is an exciting and alternative exploration of subjects that are too taboo for teens and their families to talk about.


 Double Excellent Washington State Thespian Festival 2014, Directed and written by Kat Keller. 

Two young people meet at a bus stop just before a hurricane hits.


By Julia Jordan                                                                                                                                                              Directed by Tessa Garcia-Duarte

Two old friends confront their past in this coming of age tale.

Still Life

By Seth Kramer                                                                                                                                                                Directed by Max Koh

 An artist who has lost use of her hands in a fire learns to find her life's purpose again.

Speech and Debate

By Stephen Karam                                                                                                                                                       Directed by Connor Daviss and Callie Harlow

When teenage misfit, Diwata, is not cast in her school play she decides to start a debate team at her high school in Salem, Oregon. The only problem is nobody else seems to be interested. After a sex scandal at her high school she finds the perfect solution to her problem, blackmailing two teenage boys into joining her team. This unique dark comedy explores friendship, sexual orientation and what it means to be a teenage.

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek 

By Naomi Wallace                                                                                                                                                     Directed by Rey Zane

A haunting coming-of-age tale that explores the complex relationship between Dalton and Pace, two very different young people who confront loss, lust, fear, and obsession in a town where thrills are found only through danger. This often non-linear narrative manages to be both tragic and charming, telling Pace and Dalton's troubling story with humor and compassion for both characters.  

· Season 6 ·

Preformed at the Center House Theatre

The Wrestling Season

By Laurie Brooks                                                                                                                                                           Directed by Jamie Kelley

In high school there is a lot of peer pressure, from your friends, from friends of your friends, and from friends of your friends friend. The Wrestling Season brings forth eight teenagers who are swimming against this never-ending tide. Surrounded by expectations of who they should be, the teenagers struggle to discover who they truly are. The strong don’t give into the peer pressure and come out unscathed. The weak let their personalities be morphed by the beliefs of those around them.

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

by Jennifer Haley                                                                                                                                                        Directed by Jack Taylor and Rey Zane

The new game in town is Neighborhood 3 and it’s making the kids act a little strangely. Killing cats, crushing gnomes, sexting strangers –adults are at a loss! While children are butchering zombies and fighting the Neighborhood Association, their parents are desperately trying to keep them connected to reality and to each other. Will the kids defeat this addictive video game? Will their parents keep the family together? Will the NA be victorious? Will the neighborhood survive?

Past Curfew: A Festival of One Acts

Betrayed by Everyone

by Kenneth Lonergan


by Ethan Coen

4-H Club

By Sam Sheppard

· Season 5 ·

Preformed at Theatre4 and the Center House Theatre

Love, Death, and the Prom

 By Jon Jory                                                                                                                                                                 Directed by Kevin Schilling

Julius Caesar 

All Female Cast                                                                                                                                                                       By William Shakespeare                                                                                                                                               Directed by Maddie Daviss

· Season 4 ·

Preformed in the Center House Theatre

Past Curfew: A Series of One Acts


Beautiful American Soldier

By Dano Madden                                                                                                                                                          Directed by Summer Hofford

The Winged Man

By Jose Rivera                                                                                                                                                               Directed by Maddie Daviss

Einstein + the Angels 

By Laura Harrington                                                                                                                                                      Directed by Eli Higham

Mary’s Wedding

By Stephen Massicotte                                                                                                                                                 Directed by Jesse Roth

Dog Sees God

By Bert V. Royal                                                                                                                                                            Directed by Sylvie Baldwin and Kalea Salvador

· Season 3 ·

Preformed at Balagan Theatre

Past Curfew: A Series of One Acts

A Body of Water

By Neena Beber                                                                                                                                                                                 Directed by Leigh Huggins

Mpls, St. Paul

 By Julia Jordan                                                                                                                                                              Directed by Zoey Belyea


By Mark Harvey Levine                                                                                                                                                  Directed by Tallis Moore

Dancing on Checker’s Grave 

By Eric Lane                                                                                                                                                                            Directed by Sylvie Baldwin

Polaroid Stories 

By Naomi Iizuka                                                                                                                                                             Directed by Emma Kelley

· Season 2 ·

Performed at Live Girls! Theatre

Past Curfew: A Series of One Acts


Written and directed by Sam Tilles

Rosie in the Shadow of the Melrose

By Craig Fols                                                                                                                                                                 Directed by Tommy Fleming

A Whole House Full of Babies

By Sean O’Connor                                                                                                                                                         Directed by Emma Kelley


By Janet Allard                                                                                                                                                               Directed by Jesse Roth


By Deborah Gearing                                                                                                                                                    Directed by Chelsea Taylor

· Season 1 ·

Preformed at the Little Theatre

Women and Wallace

By Jonathan Mark Sherman                                                                                                                                          Directed by Tommy Fleming