Join us at The Flux Salon for an evening of live art, drinks and conversation.

Explore the city – every Salon takes place in a new location.

Hear live music from incredible new artists.

See the best new plays from around the country performed live in unique settings.

Meet the artists and hear what inspires them to create.

The Flux Salon features a play reading, live music, visual art and/or other performances.

Everyone is Welcome

We hope to see you at the next Flux Salon!

Is The Flux Salon for me?

The Flux Salon is a series of live art events that feature performed readings of new plays in intimate spaces, including live music performances, visual art, engaging conversation and drinks. The plays presented at the Salon are written by the best new playwrights in America, and are in consideration for a full mainstage production by Forward Flux in the following year.
The Salon takes place in a new location every time. You never know where the next one will be – in the past they have been held in living rooms, houseboats, wine shops, private lofts and restaurants. Forward Flux Productions is currently based in Seattle, but past Salons have been presented in New York City. Attending The Flux Salon is a great way to explore the city and see cool new event spaces, private homes and restaurants.
The Flux Salon starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm. To best enjoy the experience, we recommend arriving promptly at 7pm and not departing until 10pm.
It depends on the Salon, but typically there is some time for arrivals and drink orders (sometimes there is also food available, depending on the venue) followed by a live concert that starts around 7:30pm. The live music is followed by a play reading which typically starts around 8pm. This is followed by a brief break before we have a group conversation about the themes explored by the play. We wrap up around 10pm.
No! But we do hope that you’ll stay and join us to talk about the play. At Forward Flux, we believe that everyone in the room holds equal importance in the creation of live art, so we’d love to hear what you thought. Of course you’re also welcome to stay and just listen – you are not required to contribute to the conversation.
Yes! We always take a brief break after the play reading ends to allow people to leave if they don’t feel like staying for the conversation. There is never any pressure to stay for the entire evening, and the break allows people who need to leave early the perfect chance to exit without causing a disruption.
Yes! The Flux Salon is available to book for private parties or events. It makes a great option for dinner parties, birthdays or other special occasions – why bring your friends to the theatre when you can bring live theatre directly to your friends? The evening is customizable to fit your space and aesthetic, and our team of producers will work with you to create a spectacular evening you won’t soon forget. Email salon (at) forwardflux (dot) com to request a quote today.


Live from The Flux Salon

Tune in to this monthly podcast to hear conversations with the best new playwrights in America, along with a scene from one of their new plays as performed by actors at The Flux Salon in Seattle. There is a new episode for each of the Salons that we host. Learn more or listen to the podcast here.

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Past Salons

I) Would by David Marx – Private Home in Capitol Hill
II) Bryan and Kim by Adam Delia – Private Loft in Pioneer Square
III) The Wilds by Scott McCarrey – Houseboat on Lake Union
IV) What \ Washed Ashore / Astray by Benjamin Benne – Private Home in Wallingford
V) Green Whales by Lia Romeo – Fremont Wine Shop in Fremont
VI) Still Life by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich – Outlander Brewery in Fremont
VII) Out of Time by Rachel Atkins – Hommage in Queen Anne
VIII) The Summer House by Sarah Bernstein – Peddler Brewery in Ballard
IX) Beautiful Province by Clarence Coo – Café Nordo in Pioneer Square
X) Strait of Gibraltar by Andrea Lepcio – Black Bottle in Belltown
XI) Romeo Chang by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich – Private Condo in Downtown
XII) Hookman by Lauren Yee – Café Nordo in Pioneer Square
XIII) Goose by Michael Yichao – Private Home in Greenwood
XIV) Ends of the Earth by Lia Romeo – Fred Wildlife Refuge in Capitol Hill
XV) Tender Rough Rough Tender by Sarah Saltwick – Industrial Loft in Pioneer Square
XVI) las mariposas Y los muertos by Benjamin Benne – Casco Antiguo in Pioneer Square