Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Washington State Season in Review 2022-2023: The Art of Making Art
Building Madness by Kate Danley, Harlequin Productions, Olympia, WA
Building Madness by Kate Danley, Harlequin Productions, Olympia, WA. Photo: Shanna Paxton |

We all know the vision, the creativity and boldness, the perseverance and time required to stage a world premiere production. That’s why it’s astonishing and exhilarating to see the number of new plays performed this past year. While we wish to recognize the efforts of all those “putting it together,” here are four productions and the presenting theatres that deserve special acknowledgement. 

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Elizabeth Coplan
Elizabeth Coplan

developed the groundbreaking play cycle Grief Dialogues. Her playwriting credits include the award-winning Hospice: A Love Story and UntoldOver My Dead Body is currently in off-Broadway development. She is also the director of the film Juntos Nos Ayudamos/Better Together and screenwriter/producer of Honoring Choices.