Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 8pm

Online ticket reservations have ended, but extra seats and standing room will be released to walkups at the door starting one hour before the performance. See you there.


NOTE: Seats are now available for reservation online, with a select amount held at the door specifically for walk-up patrons. If online reservations are sold out, tickets will be released to walk ups at the door starting one hour before the performance. If you make a reservation but do not show up, your seats will be released to walk ups starting 5 minutes before curtain. Once all seats are filled, standing room will be available. 

For the fourth consecutive year, SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK will connect local new play artists with one another and stretch the limits of unlikely collaborations. In the span of 24 continuous hours, dozens of artists will work together to write, rehearse, and perform seven original works. With playwrights locked in the theatre overnight, this is a new play series with the blood of a reality competition.

Playwrights, directors, and actors will be randomly grouped and then together face challenges constructed to encourage risk-taking in the creative process. Each team will tackle its own production condition, with one group creating an original ten minute musical, for which they will be joined by a composer and musicians. 

Though the framework has been created by Theatre Battery, the content is completely in the hands of the participating artists and the most up-to-date expression of their world. Participants include Theatre Battery regulars, past collaborators from main stage and developmental projects, and a host of new entries from the Puget Sound area.

The 2016 festival company includes:

Playwrights: Jessica Andrewartha, Amontaine Aurore, Stacy Flood, Joshua Hamilton, Kait Mahoney, Matthew Reed (Composer), Mari Salinas, Seayoung Yim

Directors: Omar Forrest, Scott Francis, Parker Kennedy, Phillip Lacey, Mic Montgomery, Nicole Sleiers, Kathryn Stewart

Actors: Jessica Askew, Jaron Boggs, Caitlin Castro, Laura Dux, Melissa Fleming, Arika Gloud, Yasmin Habib, Annelih GH Hamilton, Lauren Christianne Hardcastle, Charles Hawkins, Lia Lee, Kevin Lin, Danielle Alexis Nicole Mitchell, Tamanh Nguyen, Maizy Perdue, Jim Quatier, Aviona Rodriguez-Brown, Tiana Ross, Anna Saephan, Corey Spruill, Emily Jo Testa, Brittney Townsend, Owen Yen

And more to be announced.

Hosted by Kent Station
438 Ramsay Way, Suite 103
Kent, WA 98032
[Next to Christopher & Banks]

Radical Hospitality: No Cost Admission for All


THEATRE BATTERY produces experimental plays for the suburban community of Kent, Washington. We aim to nurture our audience's understanding of the connection between theatre and relevant social issues through the presentation of contemporary works in nontraditional settings. As Kent's only source of theatre operating outside of an educational institution, Theatre Battery tasks local artists to create socially testing and unapologetic work that ignites the community.  /  /
Check our our timelapse of our first festival:

Theatre Battery @ Kent Station

438 Ramsay Way
Suite 103

Kent, WA 98032