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Photo Credits: Ken Holms

"Healy’s play tosses these elements into a theatrical casserole, both figuratively and literally, in a way that both showcases the power of the individual ingredients and reminds us that what makes them special is bringing them together." — The Seattle Times

Fall 2023

By Brendan Healy

Directed by Charlotte Peters

Starring Rebecca Goldberg, Sydney Kaser, James Lee, Van Lang Pham, and Jessica Robins.

Designed by Sann Hall, Justin Johnson, Brendan Mack, Luna McMeen, Chih-Hung Shao, and Andrea Spraycar, with Annie & Justin Duffiance.

"Funny, poignant...Aided by this stellar design team, director Charlotte Peters milks every moment of visual comedy...there are a lot of flavors at play in Healy’s poignant, surreal family drama" — The Seattle Times

“The story’s emotional power comes through beautifully through writing, directing, design, and the actors...With its humor, excellent writing, and powerful emotional portrayal, Hotdish is a wonderful performance to watch” — Drama in the Hood

Not/Our Town

Photo Credits: Dangerpants Photography and Tanya Izadora Photography

Fall 2022

Written and Directed by Brendan Healy

A groundbreaking show in which the audience voted each night on a variety of possible scenes and styles. 19,440 total versions of the script in all! Read all about it in this feature article from The Seattle Times!

Starring Tyler Campbell, Sophia Franzella, Mark Fullerton, Kathy Hsieh, Agastya Kohli, Jesse Parce, Alanah Pascual, Lisa Viertel, and Amber Walker.

Designed by Sarah Brush, Alex Potter, Tristan Roberson, Chih-Hung Shao, Andrea Spraycar, and Parmida Ziaei. With Annie & Justin Duffiance. 

"Mesmerizes...a delight to watch...the most effective combination of director, writer, cast, and designers." — Drama in the Hoodd

"It's a huge success. It's genius, a new classic."  —Patrick Hogan, Limited Perspective

What We Were

"[Lauren] Freman delivers an effortlessly ranging performance...[Lisa] Viertel whose ebullient stage presence makes her one of the city's best comic actors, here subverts that vitality, using it as a desperate concealment strategy. — The Seattle Times

October 2021

By Blake Hackler

Directed by Charlotte Peters

Starring Tyler Bonnell, Lauren Freman, Tracey Leigh, and Lisa Viertel

Designed by Janelle Kimbrough, Robin Macartney, Jared, Norman, Nathan Schilz, Chih-Hung Shao, and Andrea Spraycar,

"Wonderful storytelling...A stunning story from a stellar cast... [Director Charlotte] Peters and the cast really knock it out of the park." —

"Particularly impressive were the technical aspects, led by technical director Justin Duffiance...Lighting by Chih-Hung Shao added an immense amount of atmospheric emotion to the piece." — Drama In The Hood

Language Rooms

Photo Credits: Jessica Fern Photography

Spring 2019

By Yussef El Guindi

Directed by Brendan Healy

Assistant Director: Kathryn Stewart

"Harrowing...rewarding...funny"  —The Seattle Times

"The script in Language Rooms is great. And so is Pony World's Production." — NWTheatre


"Charmingly funny and ultimately heartbreaking"  —Drama In the


Starring Lowell Deo, Hisam Goueli, Abhijeet Rane, and George Sayah.

Designed by D.R. Amromin, Dan Garlington, Sann Hall, Michael Notestine, and Amber Parker. With Annie & Justin Duffiance. 

The Christians

Photo Credits: Tanya Izadora Photography and Dangerpants Photography

October 2019

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr

Starring Sunam Ellis, Mark Fullerton, Pilar O'Connell, Fune Tautala, and Evan Whitfield

Designed by Rachel Bennick, Ahren Buhmann, Jocelyne Fowler, and Nathan Schilz

"This 'Christians' has a warm, beating heart...Ellis speaks her words with deep, dignified sorrow...softly heartbreaking" — The Seattle Times

"Masterful...Disarming...Tautly directed...Each actor does lovely work." — Seattle Gay News

"Engaging...Skillfully directed." — Seattle Spotlight

Parliament Square

Photo Credits: Annie Duffiance & DangerPants Photography

Fall 2018

By James Fritz

Directed by Sann Hall

Assistant Director: Carter Rodriquez


"Artfully resurfaces the chilling questions"  —The Seattle Times

"Pulls at your heart and gut"  —


Starring Caitlin Macy-Beckwith, Andrew Shanks, Miranda Antoinette Troutt, Lisa Viertel, and Imani Woodley

Designed by  Erin Bednarz, Ahren Buhmann, Caitlin Krida Cooke, Dan Garlington, Emily Leong, and Lex Marcos with additional fabric art from Mandy Greer. With Justin & Annie Duffiance

American Archipelago

Photo Credits: Julia Nardin & Annie Duffiance. Poster by K Brian Neel

July 2017

Directed by Bobbin Ramsey

Script by Holly Arsenault, Kelleen C. Blanchard, Tre Calhoun, Vincent Delaney, Brendan Healy, Maggie Lee, Sara Porkalob, and Seayoung Yim

Designed by Catherine Cornell, Karla Davenport, Michael Notestine, Alex Potter, and Ranleigh Starling, with Justin & Annie Duffiance

Starring Rebecca Goldberg, Kenna Kettrick, John Leith, Corinne Magin, Shermona Mitchell, Craig Peterson, Carter Rodriquez, and Bob Williams

Suffering, Inc.

July 2016

Written and Directed by  Brendan Healy

Assistant Director: Jesse Parce

Starring Carrie Cates, J. Martin Dinn, Mark Fullerton, Megan Jackson, Kenna Kettrick, Heather Persinger, and Rudy Roushdi.

Designed by: David Gassner, Brandy Gustin, Emily Leong, Robin Macartney, and Amanda Rae, with Justin & Annie Duffiance

"A Chekhov play with butterfly wings...A truly impressed 4.5 out of 5 stars." -

"Excellent...masterfully understated." - Seattle Times

"A joy to drink in...No recent Seattle production of this nature comes to shouldn't be missed."

"I have a special fondness for plays like this, where the acting and directing is excellent; where creativity trumps gimmicks" -The Capitol Hill Times

 Fall 2011​


Named one of the seven top plays of the last DECADE by The Seattle Times!

Written and Directed by Brendan Healy

Assistant Director: Gabrielle Schutz

Starring: Carrie Cates, Ricky Coates, J. Martin Dinn, David Gassner, Megan Jackson, Adria LaMorticella, and Valerie Mannucci

Designed by Sann Hall

"transfixing...a gorgeous mix of office-speak, poetry, and understated violence and romance." -The Stranger

"One of the most unexpected, inventive and deranged pieces of theater I've encountered this season...winning...inventively staged by Brendan Healy with Gabrielle Schutz...ingenious." -The Seattle Times

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915

Spring 2015

Directed by David Gassner​

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Designed by Julia Evanovich, Amy LaZerte, and Suzi Tucker

Starring Ricky Coates, Nick Doner, G. To'mas Jones, Alyssa Kay, Jason Sanford, and Dedra Woods

"Director David Gassner and his admirable cast give 'We Are Proud to Present' the visceral power and intensity required to rattle and implicate us." -- The  Seattle Times

"Profound and powerful... Necessary... an especially piercing show for this moment..." --The Stranger

Or, the Whale

October 2014

Written by Brendan Healy and K Brian Neel

Directed by David Gassner

Starring: Liza Curtiss, Marty Dinn,  Mark Fullerton, Keiko Green, Sann Hall, Heather Persinger, Carter Rodriquez, and Sean Patrick Taylor

Designed by Amy Escobar, Caleb Ruppert, and Emily Sershon, with Justin & Annie Duffiance.

A Compelling, Unknown Force

June 2013​

Created by Pony World Theatre for On the Boards' 2013 NW New Works Festival 

Directed by Gabrielle Schutz

Script by Brendan Healy

The Final Tribunal into the Mysterious Death
of Mister Senor Salvador Dali

Spring 2013

Created by Brendan Healy in collaboration with the Pony World Theatre company

Directed by Brendan Healy

Starring: Ricky Coates, Monica Finney, Sann Hall, Chris MacDonald, Heather Persinger, and Carter Rodriquez

Big Story Small


8 classic plays condensed and repackaged into short works by:

Shawn Belyeea, Kelleen Conway Blanchard, Webster Cromwell, Gavin Cummins, Brendan Healy, Scott Herman, Pony World Theatre, and Gabrielle Schutz.

Big Story Small

June 2010

7 Classic plays distilled into tiny packages by Scot Augustson, Emily Conbere, Brendan Healy, Erin Kraft, K Brian Neel, and Gabrielle Schutz. recommended Big Story Small as part of their "can't miss" weekend events.  They also had this to say:

"Pony World is little theatre with a big attitude...We found ourselves appreciating the simmering, subdued delivery of John Kobasic in Death of a Salesman or Pamala Mijatov in Les Liaisons Dangereuses...[A] nuanced transformation of what was into what we had just seen."

Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fishermen

August 2009

Presented with Annex Theatre 

By Brendan Healy

Starring: Sann Hall, Megan Jackson, Wonder Russell, Gabrielle Schutz, Sean Patrick Taylor, Jeremy Topping, and Paul Vitulli

Designed by: Julia Evanovich, Pip Gordon, Kevin Heard, and Emily Sershon

"The actors bloom like bioluminescent algae...the set designer flips the bird at every big-budget theater in town." - The Seattle Weekly

"Playwright Brendan Healy uses a healthy dose of whimsy and charm to tackle big themes of loss and love...Healy definitely has a strong theatrical vision...a perfectly lovely example of how much a small theatre can accomplish when they think outside the box." - Seattlest

"Imaginatively ambitious...Healy's plays build stylized worlds that initially resemble ours and then fragment, with odd poetry pouring from their fissures" - The Stranger

"An elegant myth"- Seattle Gay News

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