26th Playwrights Forum Festival

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through June 7 2014

There are two professions most parents tell their children never to pursue: poet and playwright. The Civic’s Playwrights’ Forum Festival not only proves that lovers of the creative arts are still writing great works, but that not listening to your parents never stopped being cool. Before its hiatus in 2008, the festival had 25 consecutive years of Northwest originality under its belt. This year, the event is being revitalized and features five original plays by writers from Washington and Oregon, as well as a piece from the Civic’s playwright-in-residence, Bryan Patrick Harnetiaux.

Emera L. Riley

Price: $5-$10