SpiceBox Passport opens up a world of theater

Seattle theater is running full steam ahead this summer with one of the most diverse line-ups the city has ever seen. To see more shows without breaking the bank, you’ll want to check out the list of theaters participating in the SpiceBox Passport.

What is the SpiceBox Passport?

So glad you asked! The SpiceBox Passport is a way for you, the generous and supportive theater-goer, to see more plays and get discounted tickets from participating theater companies.

How do I get this discount?

First, you get your tickets for your first show by one of the participating theaters.

Then, you will receive the discount code that you can use to purchase tickets for any of the other participating theaters.

Which theater companies are part of                 SpiceBox Passport?

What are the plays I can see this summer?

SOUND Theatre presents …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley


ACT Theatre presents Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata
Freehold’s Engaged Theatre presents Emboldened/Unsung Jazz Heroes
  • July 23 – August 3 at Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S, Seattle WA 9810
  • Tickets can be purchased here: http://emboldened.bpt.me


Pratidhwani presents Dance Like a Man by Mahesh Dattani
REBATEnsemble presents Rashomon [reloaded]
  • July 30-August 2 and August 6-9 at South Lake Union Park
  • All performances are pay-what-you-can but a $10 donation guarantees a seat ($5 with student ID)


SIS Productions presents Paper Angels by Genny Lim
SOUND Theatre and Pratidhwani present Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard


Pork Filled Productions presents The Tumbleweed Zephyr  by Maggie Lee
  • August 14-29 at 12th Ave Arts Mainstage
  • Tickets can be purchased here: TumbleweedZ.bpt.me
Thriving Artists presents The Passion as Told by Antígona Pérez by Luis Rafael Sánchez
The New Alchemists presents Eaten Voices by Lavinia Roberts



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Craving more steampunk adventure after The Tumbleweed Zephyr? Return to the world of New Providence with special encore readings of The Clockwork Professor by Maggie Lee!

Pork Filled Productions presents two chances to see this special staged reading of The Clockwork Professor on Wednesdays, August 19 and 26, at 7:30 pm at the Mainstage of 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA), featuring some members of the original multicultural cast from our 2013 production.

Professor Seamus Pemberton is a humble inventor, a quiet man of science. But as political unrest sweeps over the great city of New Providence, buried secrets erupt from his past to threaten everything that he holds dear, and perhaps even the Crown itself!

Admission is FREE with a valid ticket stub from The Tumbleweed Zephyr,  or $5 at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1648512

The Tumbleweed Zephyr isn’t a direct sequel to The Clockwork Professor, but it’s all connected” says PFP Executive Director Roger Tang. “With our remount of this reading, the audience can catch those connections and further explore the New Providence universe.  So if you missed Clockwork the first time, or just want to see it again, now’s your chance!”


Hugo Award Winner Phil Foglio to Illustrate TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR Poster

T-minus three months until The Tumbleweed Zephyr opens at 12th Ave Arts!

foglios01The gang at Pork Filled Productions is excited to announce that Hugo Award winning creator and steampunk guiding light, Phil Foglio, will be illustrating The Tumbleweed Zephyr poster (with Kaja Foglio and Cheyenne Wright). Phil created the poster for our first trip to New Providence, The Clockwork Professor, and we’re happy to get to work with him again.

Folks may know him as the famed creator of the web comic Girl Genius (girlgeniusonline.com). Others know he’s  the creator of Buck Godot, Zap Gun for Hire. Still others know he was behind the long running What’s New with Phil & Dixie for Dragon Magazine and TSR Games. (And only the exceeding mad know him for all three, plus his DC Comics work).

cropped-blog_headerThe PFP team shot the breeze with the Foglios on their Girl Genius podcast. We  come in at the 8:30 mark. Careful listeners can glean a special surprise we’re planning to unleash with the Zephyr production.

So tune in the podcast, check out the latest page for Girl Genius and start counting the days until The Tumbleweed Zephyr!

A Sneak Peek at the Cast of The Tumbleweed Zephyr!


We searched high and low, from the desert scrub of the High Plains to the back alleys of New Providence, to rustle up the finest folks in all the Western Territories! Pork Filled Productions is very proud to introduce the cast of The Tumbleweed Zephyr: Kevin Lin, Linnea Ingalls, Manuel Cawaling, Madison Jade Jones, Michael Blum, Tadd Morgan, Troy Lund, and Stephanie Kim-Bryan!
Stay tuned for more exciting updates on the show by visiting us on Facebook or keeping tuned to this website!

PFP presents a staged reading of YELLOW FEVER by Rick Shiomi

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2pm

Pocket Theater — 8312 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

All tickets are pay-what-you-can.

Yellow Fever by Rick Shiomi

Set in 1970s Vancouver, BC, hard-boiled detective Sam Shikaze investigates the mysterious disappearance of the Cherry Blossom Queen. With a knack for finding trouble, Sam gets entangled in politics, romance, racism, and the painful memories of Japanese-Canadian incarceration camps.

Under the direction of Jennifer Jasper, PFP presents a fresh new look at this classic Asian Canadian play with the twist of switching the main male roles to female protagonists, exploring the question of how gender plays into the standard expectations of the Noir genre.

Directed by

Jennifer Jasper

The Cast:

SAM SHIKAZE — Emily Jo Testa
NANCY WING — Christi Cruz
CHUCK CHAN — J Edward Lee
ROSIE — Celeste Mari Williams


Auditions for The Tumbleweed Zephyr

Pork Filled Productions is pleased to announce our Summer 2015 show, The Tumbleweed Zephyr. We are auditioning all ethnicities for the show, which is directed by Amy Poisson (These Streets, The Clockwork Professor, Fast Company) and written by Maggie Lee.

This Old West scf-fi adventure returns to the thrilling, steampunk-inspired universe of our 2013 production The Clockwork Professor. Two brothers, Atticus and Kai, climb aboard the Tumbleweed Zephyr, a transcontinental train headed out of New Providence for the wilds of the Western Territories. But what starts as a simple journey by rail soon takes an unexpected turn, with airship bandit raids, twists of fate, wayward sparks of romance, and the lonely call of a train whistle echoing across the clear desert sky. So grab your satchel and dust off your best traveling hat for this epic new summer adventure!.

The Tumbleweed Zephyr will be performed at the new 12th Avenue Arts on their mainstage, August 12 to 29.

Audition Information

Audition/Interview Dates:

  • Monday, March 2, starting at 6:30 pm;
  • Saturday, March 7, starting at 10 am.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

  • Sunday, March 8, 2 pm to 7 pm

Please prepare two short contrasting monologues, dramatic and comedic, of any style.

Actors will be paid a stipend.

Where are auditions?

Auditions are at Prima Vera Arts Center (112 N. 5th Ave., across from KOMO Broadcasting, near Seatte Center). A map where auditions are held.


Please email oink@porkfilled.com with headshot and resume and to make an appointment for an audition.

PFP on the Main Stage at 12th Avenue Arts!

GREAT GALLOPING THUNDER TURTLES! Have we got some smashing news for you!

Pork Filled Productions is proud to announce The Tumbleweed Zephyr by Maggie Lee will be produced in August 2015 at the Main Stage of 12th Avenue Arts in Capitol Hill. We are so excited to be a part of the inaugural year for this fabulous new performing arts space!

Under the fantastical vision of director Amy Poisson, this world premiere play returns to the thrilling steampunk-inspired universe of our 2013 production, The Clockwork Professor. Two brothers, Atticus and Kai, climb aboard the Tumbleweed Zephyr, a transcontinental train headed out of New Providence for the wilds of the Western Territories. But what starts as a simple journey by rail soon leads to rollicking action and adventure, with twists of fate, sparks of romance, and the lonely call of a train whistle echoing across the clear desert sky.

So grab your passport, dust off your best traveling hat, and mark your calendar now! And stay tuned here for upcoming info about auditions, tickets, and more!