I have known and loved Scot Augustson’s work as a playwright since I first saw one of his plays (about sex, of course) in the Seattle Fringe Festival in the mid 90’s. I have known the person, Scot, since the late 90’s, and I have known him well since the early Zeroes. To know Scot Augustson well is to, of course, love him, blahblahblah…but it is also to know that he nurses a secret, delightfully nasty side, which he does not necessarily share with mere acquaintances. With acquaintances, he’s a lot like Katie, title character in his ongoing serial “Cousin Katie” (brilliantly voiced by the incomparable Annette Toutonghi).
The plot of “Cousin Katie” contains all kinds of absurd turns, but it’s important to remember that the more absurd a particular plot point is, the more likely it is to have actually happened in Scot’s life.
Teaser highlights from “Cousin Katie”:
A Cliff-Notes History of A-pod-ments in Seattle.
“No smoking, but we haven’t made rules about vaping yet. It’s a gray area.
A small-state/big-state between “Katie from Ketchikan” and “Rhonda from Rhode Island”.
“Oh baby Jesus riding a pony in the circus parade!”
“We in the pods have our own brand of justice.”
There are still a handful of seats left. Come on down and grab some.