Reading Series:



Directed by Annika Bennett

Sunday, March 3 at 7pm

Free Admission

The Auditorium at the University Heights Center

Freshman year at college is hard when your roommate is weird, you’re feeling homesick, and a hook-handed serial killer is slashing girls’ throats. But if Lexi can discover what really happened to her high school best friend the night of that car ride, everything will be okay. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi and her friends learn what it means to grow up—and it’s not pretty. (Content warning: sexual assault.)

Featuring Marissa Wyll, Madison Avery Gordon, Michael F. Myers, Cadey Kwon, Izzy Schonfeld, and Audrey Herold.

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


UHeights (University Heights Center), Room 108: 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.

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From the Director

"Hookman is a comedy about some of the most deeply unfunny stuff I can think of. It’s a story about coming of age as a young woman, and losing the friends you thought you would never be without, and the way everyone tries to reinvent themselves freshman year of college without having any understanding of either who they were or who they want to be. It’s also a story about the guy with a hook for a hand that’s hiding in the back seat of your car right now, and how you fight him. I’m excited to be working on it because I love work that challenges genre—and what does that better than a self-described 'existential slasher-comedy'?—and work that challenges storytelling conventions (which Hookman does in some very clever ways I don’t want to give away). If you’re an obsessive devourer of urban legends, if you’ve tried and failed to grieve a death in the 'right way,' or if you’re just a fan of Lauren Yee’s whip-smart writing (which everyone should be!), I think you’ll love it too."

Annika Bennett, director of Hookman and Albatross Affiliate Artist