Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

The first of our ACT 50th Anniversary celebration plays, Steven Dietz's God's Country from 1988, will lend itself superbly to our reading format. It's the story of the rise and fall of a neo-Nazi group, set in large part in the Pacific Northwest. Part documentary and part poem, it'll be a riveting experience.

Part of the series: Endangered Species Project

Photo from 1988 production of God's Country by Chris Bennion.

Endangered Species Project is an organization of distinguished Seattle theatre artists dedicated to presenting plays that seldom get full productions. While it is an essential duty of theatres to read and develop new work, there’s a parallel need to bring older neglected plays back to the stage. Through our simply staged readings, we lend live voices to plays that are now silent on our bookshelves.  

Founded in February of 2011, Endangered Species Project has consistently mounted monthly readings. Expanding from our core group of eleven, dozens of Seattle’s best and bravest actors have been instrumental in bringing new life to these plays. We strive to do nothing that gets between the audience and the play. We want to give full scope to those two most powerful forces in the theatre: a playwright’s ideas and the audience’s imagination.

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