Originally published in Fall Arts, September 2011. Who isn’t in the Sandbox Artists Collective? Last time we counted there were 74 members, a collector’s set of Seattle writers, directors, musicians, and actors—the people you’ve seen countless times rattling off Mamet and Shakespeare at Center House or Seattle Rep. There’s Charles Leggett, Marya Sea Kaminski, Rob Witmer, Jose Gonzales…just to name a few. And though these pros joined forces more than two years ago to network, workshop, and hold a monthly “book club” (a brunch and script reading), it wasn’t until this June that they started offering up their collaborations to the public.
Sandbox Radio Live: Episode 1, the brainchild of actor-director Leslie Law, was a series of radio plays recorded as a podcast in front of an audience at Fremont’s West of Lenin theater. (It’s literally just west of the Lenin statue.) This week’s Episode 2 will feature the next installment in Paul Mullin’s noir series, four new short plays, music by Gonzales, and an Edgar Allen Poe adaptation (“in honor of Halloween,” said Law). Want to see what supremely talented artists do with their free time? This is it.
On the program:
"The Request" by Vincent Delaney
"Pipe Play" by Elizabeth Heffron
"Markheim: Episode 2" by Paul Mullin
"The Hands of the Girl" by Ki Gottberg
"The Black Cat" adapted from the short story by Edgar Allen Poe