February 1 – February 25

*** A Change to the Event | Please Read Carefully ***

Unfortunately, one of our actors is experiencing illness and is unable to perform in BORN WITH TEETH for the rest of the weekend. In lieu of canceling performances, we are offering an onstage reading with Artistic Director Mathew Wright and actor Ricky Spaulding followed by a post-show Q&A for each of the remaining performances.

Gathering people together to tell a story is what ArtsWest is all about. We encourage you to join us for this exciting opportunity to experience a stripped-down presentation of Liz Duffy Adams’ incredible words.

An On Stage Reading of Born with Teeth will take place: Friday & Saturday, February 23 – 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 25 at 3:00pm

Tickets available by contacting the Box Office at boxoffice@artswest.org or (206) 938-0339

Winner of the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Finalist for the 2023 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award

An aging authoritarian ruler, a violent police state and a restless, polarized people seething with paranoia: It’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them — the great Christopher Marlowe and the up-and-comer William Shakespeare — meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime and flirt like young men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other in this biting comedy about ambition, ego, and history.

“A ravishing production that can’t be missed!” – Broadway World

“Take my hand and merrily traipse with playwright Liz Duffy Adams back to Elizabethan England via quick-witted punk sensibility in her delicious fantasia.” – Houston Press