Four Northwest playwrights works will be spotlighted Feb. 20-22 in A Contemporary Theatre's FirstACT, the company's annual new play development program.
This year's slate consists of:
* The Slotin Sonata, Paul Mullin's play about a "chief bomb put-er togetherer" who meets his untimely death while showing off for friends at the Los Alamos atomic bomb headquarters.
* Watusi by S.P. Mikowski, a coming-of-age tale about a feisty girl in the American South during the 1960s.
* Y York's Kristi, a statement on the decline of America as seen through the eyes of a Hollywood diva.* Cartography by KC Davis, in which a 17th century map maker washes up on an uncharted, pirate-laden isle in the West Indies.
The project, which includes two weeks of workshops with professional actors and directors leading up to the event, and is supervised by ACT's associate director Leslie Swackhamer, with Mark Lutwak also directing, and David Kranes as dramaturg.
The event takes place at A Contemporary Theatre, 700 Union St., downtown Seattle, Feb. 20-22 at 8 PM. For tickets ($7) call (206) 292-7676 after noon.
-- By David-Edward Hughes