J. Chavez

J. Chavez

j.chavez (they/them) is a playwright from Seattle, Washington. Graduate with a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University, concentrated in Directing, Dramatic Writing, and Education. When they aren't writing they hang out with their friends, drink coffee, and perform as local Drag Queen, Sue Nami-Meadows. A current Teaching Artist at Seattle Children’s Theatre, they teach playwriting, devising,...
j.chavez (they/them) is a playwright from Seattle, Washington. Graduate with a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University, concentrated in Directing, Dramatic Writing, and Education. When they aren't writing they hang out with their friends, drink coffee, and perform as local Drag Queen, Sue Nami-Meadows. A current Teaching Artist at Seattle Children’s Theatre, they teach playwriting, devising, sketch comedy, among a slew of other theatrical classes for all ages.

j.chavez is the founder and artistic director of Haus of Hazard Theatre Productions which does free theatre in the PNW . j.chavez is the recipient of The KCACTF National Undergraduate Playwriting Award 2020 and the David Mark Cohen National Award in 2021 for their play "how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma)" which was workshopped at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts as part of the Undergraduate Playwriting Workshop 2019

Plays

  • when a whale falls
    Gale asks the scientific question, "Can Gale forget the world if she threw her phone into the ocean".
  • how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma)
    Spencer begins to clean their room and reflect on their relationships with the people around them. Who can and can't we control in our lives, does caring mean anything beyond words, and does infatuation go both ways? A play in two cycles with anxiety, depression, and puppets.
  • Nearly, Washington
    A completely original never been done before play that takes in a fictional town. Welcome to Nearly, Washington, a town somewhere north of Vancouver and south of Vancouver. At golden hour on a Thursday night in spring turned summer, we explore the complex relationships of the people who make up Nearly. Nearly, Washington is a series of plays written about the lives of those who populate our little suburb. With...
    A completely original never been done before play that takes in a fictional town. Welcome to Nearly, Washington, a town somewhere north of Vancouver and south of Vancouver. At golden hour on a Thursday night in spring turned summer, we explore the complex relationships of the people who make up Nearly. Nearly, Washington is a series of plays written about the lives of those who populate our little suburb. With bears, puppets, demons, and bee costumes, Nearly, Washington is a play about where we find ourselves in the middle of it all.
  • lasting beauty
    On top of a long hike, overlooking the water and sunset, Carla asks the mortal question "What would your last words be?"
  • Foolish
    Does love at first sight exist? Can you be an alcoholic in college? What happens to the fool in Shakespeare? Inspired by Shakespeare's classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, we follow a bunch of college partiers coping with love, loss, and addiction. A play in 5 acts that use Shakesperean containers in a modern setting.
  • The Alien Football Play
    Carlos and Adele watch the football game. But things aren’t always what they seem. When things start to repeat and the world around us begins to melt away, who are we and what purpose do we serve on this earth?
  • Another Goddamn Dystopian Play
    What happens when four playwrights get together to workshop their plays after the world has ended?
  • The Fourth Quarter
    Carlos gears up for the Patriots vs Cowboys game, but some uninvited guests decide their conversations are more important than the game
  • Roulette!
    Jasper confronts his mortality on his birthday during a game of Russian Roulette
  • the bridge we built
    Marco and Emilia go to a their fathers favorite bridge to disperse his ashes, but Emilia can't hold her secret in any longer of how he died.
  • The Death of Feta the Ferret
    [MONOLOGUE] Frannie’s a tik tok influencer with her pet ferret, Feta, who decides whether or not we’re going to have a good or bad weekend.
  • Next Exit
    Trapped on the side of the highway on the record setting hottest day, Miguel passes the time with Orlando, a dead possum. Together they question anything and everything that crosses their minds, all the while a sinister being lurks in the forest waiting to claim a lost soul left to die by the cars that pass along I-5. Do the deer really lead you home? Who is the Lady In Yellow? And how far can they make it in Slide?