Christine Deavel

Christine Deavel

Christine Deavel is a Seattle-based playwright, poet, and essayist.

Plays

  • Betty
    More comfortable with horses than humans, 28-year-old Betty lives with her parents on their truck farm in 1946 rural Indiana. Over the next 16 years, the life she has made for herself proves increasingly tenuous, affected not only by loss, but by how her community sees her and how she sees herself.
  • The Prescription (10-minute play)
    In the pharmacy department of a big-box store, a person arrives at the counter and rings the bell. It’s not clear, however, what the prescription is or who is filling it.
  • Vicinity/Memoryall
    In violence-filled human history, who and how do we memorialize—or forget? Co-written by Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall, “Vicinity/Memoryall” follows Del and Lee, two close friends and former lovers, as they search for a public memorial in their rapidly changing city, their circuitous journey drawing them into unexpected places, conversations, and acts. Threaded through their narrative are appearances by...
    In violence-filled human history, who and how do we memorialize—or forget? Co-written by Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall, “Vicinity/Memoryall” follows Del and Lee, two close friends and former lovers, as they search for a public memorial in their rapidly changing city, their circuitous journey drawing them into unexpected places, conversations, and acts. Threaded through their narrative are appearances by Clare, a “docent at the edges,” whose strange and haunting monologues offer a bridge between the audience and the story.