Kitsap-bred playwright’s work gets staged reading in Seattle

So Damn Proud,” written by Los Angeles-based playwright Justin Neal (pictured below), will receive a staged reading at Northwest Playwright Alliance at the Seattle Rep Oct. 10. Neal was born in Bremerton and raised on Bainbridge Island.

The play, which weaves non-linear scenes surrounding a First Nations brother and sister, had its initial workshop at Native Voices at the Autry Museum as part of its New Play Festival injneal_sb_headshot2-lo L.A. in May 2015. It features two of the most notable up-and-coming Native American stage and screen actors in North America, Lily Gladstone and Shaun Taylor-Corbett. Macha Monkey co-founder Desiree Prewitt directs, with assistance from local choreographer Juliet Waller-Pruzan and filmmaker Melissa Woodrow. The line-up of Seattle actors includes Mark Fullerton, Meaghan Mary Halverson, Adria LaMorticella, Shane Regan and Sarah Winsor.

The staged reading is at 7 p.m. at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. on the Seattle Center grounds. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Informatiion:
INDIEGOGO FUNDING CAMPAIGN (for travel & honorariums): www.igg.me/at/so-damn-proud
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/SoDamnProud
PLAYWRIGHT’S PAGE: www.justinbneal.com/so-damn-proud

— MM

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