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April 19--April 21, 2018
A co-production with Jekeva Phillips and Word Lit Zine

This amazing weekend celebrating local authors, their words and the performances inspired by them returns to Theater Schmeater for its second year!


Welcome to Arroyo's

May 11--June 2, 2018
By Kristoffer Diaz

WELCOME TO ARROYO'S by Kristoffer Diaz follows two siblings grieving the loss of their mother, and how community heals trauma. Supported by a soundscape from the birth of hip hop— Afro-Latina director Jay O’Leary punctuates the vital need to truly understand those who are parched for visibility and love.


Theater Schmeater's Young Playwright's Festival

May 16, 2018

Four young playwrights, four directors and a host of Seattle’s finest actors bring an evening of student work to life. From a love affair between a snail and a giraffe to a fist fight in an Olive Garden parking lot, these young writers bring it all to the TS stage.



July 14--August 5, 2018
adapted by Madge Miller from the original tale by Collodi

Theater Schmeater’s annual free family show for all ages is PINOCCHIO, an energetic adaptation of the classic tale of the puppet who longs to be a real child.  Brand new to the world, Pinocchio must make a few mistakes before learning the importance of empathy, honesty, and taking a moment to consider the consequences of our actions.



She Kills Monsters

July 27--August 18
By Oui Nguyen

Director and Master Monster Maker Butch Alice returns to TS to take the reins of this monster of a show. A mash up of Dungeons & Dragons, Dramadey & Dice Throwing, Sisters & Swordplay, this play runs its serious nerd cred clean through The Schmee this summer.


Two Sisters and a Piano

September 14--October 6, 2018
By Nila Cruz

Seattle director José Amador helms this game of cat and mouse set in the heat of 1991 Cuba. Under house arrest, Maria Celia and Sofia negotiate love and life with their Russian jailers, but author Nilo Cruz refuses to paint his characters in black and white. We can’t wait for José’s take on this gorgeous script.


The Twilight Zone: Live!

November 16--December 15, 2018
from the CBS television show created by Rod Sirling

The Artistic Director of Schmee is directing Twilight Zones Live in 2018 – and he's got some ideas for what episodes he wants to bring into three dimensions. Maybe the one with guy who thinks one thing but really, it’s something totally different? What episodes would you like to see? Write him at and let him know. And why! Who knows?


Grey City

November 26--December 11, 2018

We've asked some very special local playwrights to write original short plays, inspired by the classic TV series “The Twilight Zone” but with a uniquely Seattle skew. TS Associate Artistic Director Emily Harvey is going to curate them and serve them up Monday-Wednesday nights during our annual TZ show.