Free Family Fun: COYOTE TAILS Comes to King County Parks

The 14/48 Projects is headed back to Seattle parks once again this summer with Coyote Tails. Written by Zoey Cane Belyea with Consulting/Translations from Pilar O'Connell and directed by Emily Purington, this new play will be performed FREE in parks around Seattle starting July 15, 2017.

The mischievous Coyote encounters many different animals along his path, and delights in misleading and deceiving them. Adapted from Southwestern Navajo stories, the show follows Coyote as he races around the world, talks to stars, and "borrows" fire (although some would say he stole it). But when Coyote gets lost, he must trust new and different friends.

Asked about the inspiration behind the play, playwright Belyea says, "One of the things I have loved about what The 14/48 Projects has been doing in the past is the way they take stories we already know (or think we know) and use those characters to dig into new questions and ideas for today. I think this is one of the powers of myth - the ability of the story to connect with audiences throughout time."

Coyote Tails embraces the collaborative, improvisational style The 14/48 Projects has perfected over years of free family performances in the parks, and combines veterans of and newcomers to 14/48's summer productions, featuring Rob Billups Jr., Alysha Curry, Zenaida Rose Smith, Olivia Sterne, and Sarah Winsor. Costumes designed by Corinne Magin.

Schedule of performances: July 15 & 16, 2017 @ 2pm - Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival - Volunteer Park, July 22, 2017 @2pm - Dottie Harper Park in Burien, July 23, 2017 @ 2pm - Ross Park in Fremont, July 29, 2017 @ 2pm - New Start Community Garden (614 SW 120th St, Burien), July 30, 2017 @ 2pm - Othello Park, August 5, 2017 @ 2pm - Oxbow Park in Georgetown, August 6, 2017 @ 2 pm - HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum, August 13, 2017 @ 2pm - Sandel Park in Greenwood

All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations to support the artists are accepted and encouraged. More information at

Coyote Tails is supported in part by a generous grant from 4Culture. The 14/48 Projects thanks season sponsor Seattle Distilling.

The 14/48 Projects: Season Four

The 14/48 Projects is in the middle of its fourth season producing 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival, Theater Anonymous, and other collaborative artistic events. The 14/48 Projects continues to develop an international network of 14/48 Festivals, and recently partnered with 14/48: UK for 14/48: Takeover with professional artists producing scripts written by students simultaneously in three locations in the US and Great Britain. We continue to support 14/48: HS, an entirely student-run festival, and are in the middle of a four-year production agreement with ACT Theater, making our signature festival a cornerstone of the ACTLab program. Our Partner Project program continues to support new work by festival veterans all around Seattle, most recently Infinity Box Theater Projects' Centrifuge 2. The 14/48 Projects is led by President Jodi-Paul Wooster and Executive Director Shawn Belyea.

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