Reading Series:



Directed by Annika Bennett

Sunday, April 7 at 7pm

Free Admission

The Auditorium at University Heights Center

Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together. They just wish they were friends.

“Wily and entertaining.” - Village Voice

“A deadly serious comedy about ambition, success, and owning your superiority. In its delicate ferocity, it shows a playwright who is full-throttle funny and wise beyond her years.” - The New York Times

Featuring Sienna Nicole Mendez as Athena, Sera Barbieri as Mary Wallace, and Emma Cady as Jamie.

Athena is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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The Auditorium at UHeights (University Heights Center): 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. A wheelchair lift is available at the SW entrance (off Brooklyn Ave) with a max capacity of 350 lbs. Please call UHeights staff for assistance at 206.235.8567.


Free admission; first come, first served seating. No tickets or RSVPs required.

From the Director:

"Anyone else really feeling that kind of wild unhinged joy of living in this moment when stories about female adolescence are earning the consideration and validation they’ve always deserved? Athena is a play about a pair of seventeen year-olds with big dreams, few inhibitions, and trouble making friends - it’s also a ninety-minute sword fight and a rave in a basement in Chinatown and a reminder that if you ever really wanna scream you should probably just go ahead and do it." - Annika Bennett, director

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