32nd Playwrights’ Forum Festival

32nd Playwrights’ Forum Festival

Spokane Civic Theatre is proud to present its celebrated Playwrights’ Forum Festival, which, since 1983, has showcased new one-acts by playwrights from across the region. The festival is performed in two separate sets on alternating days.

Plays to be presented this year are the festival reading committee’s selections from the 2020 search:

Rotation A:

The Terrible and the Sublime
Scott Stolnack- Seattle, WA

Natalie Schmidt- Spokane, WA
*Youth Division Winner

Tristen Canfield- Spokane, WA

Looking for Business
Mica Pointer- Spokane, WA

Willy’s Mom Gets in the Car
Matthew Weaver- Spokane, WA

 Rotation B:

Mea Culpa
Bryan Harnetiaux, Playwright-in-Residence
(non-competitive entry)

Ethan and Emma
Jean Hardie- Spokane, WA

Pamela Kingsley- Spokane, WA

Tin Soldier
Paul Lewis- Bainbridge Island, WA

Rachael Carnes- Eugene, OR

Finding Mother Courage
Pamela Kingsley- Spokane, WA

Performances in the FIRTH J. CHEW STUDIO THEATRE
Rating: PG

BUY TICKETS: Both Rotations

2022 Playwrights’ Forum Festival Gathering

Saturday June 18 at 10AM, Studio Theatre

This is a free event for regional playwrights of all ages, whether just beginning their career, seasoned veterans, or anywhere in between. Segments of the program will include: a Playwrights Panel discussing the art and businesses playwriting; a Directors Panel discussing the joy/pain of working with living playwrights; a Producers Panel discussing opportunities for developing new work in Eastern Washington; and a Keynote presentation “From Spokane to NYC” by Dramatist Guild members Bryan Harnetiaux and Trish Harnetiaux on finding your path as a playwright.

Click here to RSVP

Regional Premiering One-Acts

Dates and Times

Performance Dates

June 16 – 19, 2022
The Playwrights’ Forum Festival is performed in two rotations (A and B).

Curtain Times

Thursday, Rotation A: 7:30 pm
Friday, Rotation B: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Rotation B: 2:00 pm
Saturday, Rotation A: 7:30 pm
Sunday, Rotation A: 2:00 pm
Sunday, Rotation B: 6:00 pm

Ticket Prices

  • One rotation: $20
  • Both rotations: $30
  • Students (5-25): $10

Health and Safety