Talking With… by Jane Martin

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest presents Jane Martin’s Talking With… which features 11 monologues for 11 women. In a time when women’s voices need to be heard, Talking With… gives the audience a mix of the comedic and dramatic in an intimate look into the lives of each of these women and their struggle, frustration, joy, and pride being women. The performances will be at Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s second space, “The Spire,” 710 S. Anderson Street, Tacoma, WA 98406. All tickets $18 advance purchase and $20 at the door. Advance purchase tickets must be purchased by noon Friday for each weekend. Rated Some strong language. For reservations, call (253)565-6867, or purchase online at

Talking With…

Friday, May 12 at 7:30PM

Saturday, May 13 at 7:30PM

Friday, May 19 at 7:30PM

Saturday, May 20 at 7:30PM

Sunday, May 21 at 2:00PM * Only matinee

Friday, May 26 at 7:30PM

Saturday, May 27 at 7:30PM

Talking With… is the 1982 winner of the American Theatre Critics Association Award for best regional play, directed by The Changing Scene Northwest’s artistic director, Pavlina Morris, and is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The monologues are each as unique as the women’s voices they present. Talking With… features seasoned actresses from all over the Puget Sound area: Mill Creek, Seattle, the South Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula.

Talking With… Monologues:

15 Minutes” – A performer struggles with her role as an artist. Performed by Mary McDowell

Rodeo” – An ex-rodeo rider confronts commercialism. Performed by Ashley Roy

Scraps” – A housewife lives in a fantasy world. Performed by Aya Hashiguchi-Clark

Twirler” – A young baton twirler discusses her passion. Performed by Madalyn Banouvong

Clear Glass Marbles” – A woman struggles with the death of her mother. Performed by Jill Heinecke

Audition” – An actress will do anything to get a part. Performed by Pavlina Morris

Lamps” – A woman rich in years fills her life with lamps. Performed by Karen Hauser

Handler” – A fundamentalist snake handler describes her ritual. Performed by Skye Gibbs

Dragons” – A woman struggles with a difficult labor and birth. Performed by Liz Favreau

French Fries” – A woman is obsessed with everything McDonald’s. Performed by Mary Sheehan

Marks” – A lives a once bland life, until it suddenly changed. Performed by Shawna Fancher


Festival Seating: All tickets $18 advance purchase and $20 at the door. Advance purchase tickets must be purchased by noon Friday for each weekend.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at

253-565-6867, and online at The Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.




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“Talking With…” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.