SUPPORTING CANNABIS: WRITERS DEFEND THE TOOL THAT FUELS INSPIRATION
WARP Theatre maintains a safe space for Writer’s and Actors Reading & Performing the craft of theater through weekly short-play readings, workshops, and biannual showcases.
The first showcase of our 20th season is 4TWENTY which takes on the Cannabis industry with 5 short-plays and 1 short film that examine, celebrate, demystify and normalize Cannabis Culture. All works are written, performed and directed by Seattle locals.
6 shows - 2 weekend run only
April 14th - 22nd
General Admission: $15
Theater Puget Sound Members/Students - $12
Theater 4 - Theater Puget Sound Armory Building - Seattle Center
WARP began as an artist collective and the effects that the cannabis industry has had on our work and livelihood is immeasurable. The current presidential administration has inspired our small company to explore more socio-political material and partner with activist organizations that work toward protecting liberties unique to Washington State in an act we’re calling artivism.
Our showcase is sponsored in part by The Cannabis Alliance an organization dedicated to cannabis education and both protecting and strengthening cannabis legislation in the state of Washington. A portion of proceeds from 4TWENTY goes toward this cause.
By: Amy Youngblood & G. Mike West
A short-play demystifying the cultural revolution we are experiencing with the gradual lift of marijuana prohibition. Two young men are taught stoner etiquette by “seasoned burners.
Do Canaries Get High
By: Roger Neale
Features a provocative look into the mind of Harry Anslinger; by proposing an intimate connection between Anslinger and Billie Holliday during the days of early prohibition.
Bromancing the Stone
By: Joe Derr
Highlights the diverse relationships recreational cannabis can create. Friends are dazed and confused.
By: Evan Christopher
Explores the nuances of an a-typical recreational retail purchase experience.
Who is the Criminal
By: Karen DeMasters
This one-act examines the connection between profiteering and the “common criminal”
Short Film: Waiting for Weed
By: John Paul Sharp & Joe Derr
Examines the cultural and societal ramifications of corporate cannabis and the neglected communities they affect. Set in the queue of a well established, but unnamed, marijuana retail chain.
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Fri April 14 @ 7:30 PM : 4twenty - Opening Night!
Sat April 15 @ 7:30 PM
Sun April 16 @ 1:30 PM : 4twenty - April 16th; 1:30p *Pay What You May*
Thursday April 20 @ 7:30 PM
Friday April 21 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday April 22 @ 7:30PM : *Closing Night