top of page
Nikki Faces.jpg

Director: Sarah Andrews

Assistant Director: Juliet Mylan

Stage Manager: Ezra Fockens

Set Designer: Christopher Wolfe

Intimacy Director: Heath Hyun-Houghton

Lighting Designer: Sophina Flores

Sound Designer: Aleks Hollis

Props Designer: Drew Dannhorn

Costume Designer: Liz Organ

Choreographer: Rachael Singer Brown

Starring: Naomi Jackson, Maia McCarthy, Peter Schuyler, Milo Vuksinich, Naiya Amilcar, and Jenny Tien

American Girl Title 3.jpg

April 6th-30th, 2023

Sometimes the worst stories are all too real. Fuse presents the story of Nikki Kuhnhausen, a trans teen killed in a hate crime in Vancouver, WA in 2019.

In the tradition of The Laramie Project and Boys Don't Cry, Gillette’s play draws on immersive research into a heartbreakingly violent crime to create a moving, unforgettable story. Based on extensive interviews with Nikki’s family and friends, American Girl tells an all-too modern American story of addiction, homelessness, domestic abuse, sex work and murder. Brought to the stage by playwright and Fuse member Mikki Gillette, this story captures the real life struggles of our local community.

CW: gendercide, drug abuse and addiction, prostitution, domestic abuse


Give As You're Able, Friends! Our events are all pay what you will and we're happy to accept payments before, during, or after the event in cash or through our Venmo or Paypal accounts. 

Or visit our Donations page for more info. Or our GAY AF page to learn more about our ticketing policy.


Our tickets are no-cost, but we ask that you reserve your ticket in advance to secure your seat. No need to print proof of reservation or donation - If you received an emailed receipt, we'll have your name on our list.


If the performance date you're hoping to attend is sold out, come early! A handful of tickets are usually released before showtime.

We keep a wait-list at the door as we check in our reservations, usually starting at fifteen minutes to curtain. Starting at five minutes to curtain, any unclaimed reservations are released to the wait-list in order of arrival.

bottom of page