by Bryan Harnetiaux
Live theatre in Spokane is back! This hub of theatre in Eastern Washington is now serving regional playwrights more than ever. Two local theatres in Spokane have recently featured original works by regional playwrights, following the extended shutdown of live productions due to COVID.
lives in Spokane, Washington and is the current DG Eastern Washington ambassador. He has been the playwright-in-residence at Spokane Civic Theatre since 1982. Bryan has written over 40 plays, thirteen of which have been published. His latest full-length play, EXILE, which was in rehearsal when COVID hit, finally premieres at the Civic this fall.
is a playwright and novelist whose writing has featured on NPR, in a New York Times bestselling anthology and The Seattle Times. He wrote the book for PERSUASION: A New Musical (Taproot Theatre 2017) He is writing book and lyrics for IN A BETTER WORLD: A Multiverse Musical.
is a playwright and professional magician who has been produced at Ars Nova, Fringe Festival NYC, and with dramaturgy from the Public Theater. Maritess resides in Seattle where she is writing her memoir and healing with treatments for breast cancer.
is a poet and playwright from Oregon. Fertile Ground, IPOP Festival, Playwrights Forum Festival, commissioned by Newport Performing Arts Center. Residencies at Yaddo, Last Frontier Theater Conference, HBMG, Spokane Playwrights Laboratory. She’s the drama editor for Narrative Magazine.