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Stage Left taps Molly Allen as its resident playwright

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Molly Allen, Spokane radio host, actress and playwright, has been named resident playwright for Spokane’s Stage Left Theater. (Courtesy of Stage Left Theater)
Molly Allen, Spokane radio host, actress and playwright, has been named resident playwright for Spokane’s Stage Left Theater. (Courtesy of Stage Left Theater)

Molly Allen, co-host of KZZU’s “Dave, Ken and Molly” morning show, has been named as resident playwright of Stage Left Theater in downtown Spokane.

Allen wrote “On Shaky Ground,” produced for Spokane’s Ignite Theater company in 2016, and previously wrote the children’s play, “The Day Spring Wouldn’t Come Out,” which was staged locally in 2003. She’s also acted, most recently in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” for Spokane Civic Theatre earlier this year.

As resident playwright, Allen will help develop a new festival for local playwrights, as well as continue work on Stage Left’s four existing play festivals.

The theater company will celebrate Allen’s volunteer position with showcase of Allen’s existing works on Oct. 6-8 at Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third Ave. The showcase will feature on act of “On Shaky Ground,” a reading from a new play she is working on (featuring Mary Starkey, Andrew Ware Lewis, Mark Pleasant and Allen), and “The Hostage,” a short play that won audience favorite at the Spokane Civic Theater Playwright Festival this year.

Tickets to the showcase will cost $10 and are available by emailing BoxOffice@SpokaneStageLeft.org. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 8.


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