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posted Friday, April 6, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 14
IN MEMORIAM: Mary Margaret 'Peggy' Platt
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IN MEMORIAM: Mary Margaret 'Peggy' Platt

6-16-1959 to 4-2-2018

Seattle icon and veteran comedian Peggy Platt died on Monday, April 2nd, 2018, at the age of 58. Best known as half of the comedy duo Dos Fallopia with Lisa Koch and their annual iteration of 'Ham for the Holidays,' Platt's comedic timing regularly slayed audiences with characters such as Mama Euomi Spudd, Toby from The Sequim Gay Men's Chorus, and the slam poet, Vision.

Platt began entertaining local audiences as a teenager touring with One Reel Vaudeville, and over her 40+ year career, she graced numerous local stages, including ACT, Empty Space, SCT, TAG, and TheatreSports. She was also a long-time collaborator at the gay/lesbian Alice B. Theatre, co-scripting such hits as 'The Holiday Survival Game Show' and 'The Gay Deceivers.'

As a standup comic, she opened for Cyndi Lauper, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Kathy Griffin and the Puppetry of the Penis, dominating the local comedy scene throughout the '80s. She was selected as Seattle Weekly's Best Comic nine times and in 1985, she became the first and only woman to win the Seattle International Comedy Competition.

Often called a great collaborator, Peggy also wrote and performed numerous solo and personal performance pieces including 'Fat-Girl Follies' at On The Boards, as a regular contributor to Sandbox Radio, and a personal memoir piece for the Solo Performances Festival at Theatre-Off-Jackson. It was in these more emotionally raw pieces where Peggy's vulnerability and depth of character really showed through.

Besides her performing career, Peggy was an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ rights, Women's Rights, and other civil liberties causes, lending her talents to emceeing for numerous benefits and fundraisers.

A memorial is planned for Monday, April 16th, 2018, at 7:30pm at ACT Theatre (700 Union St.) in the Falls Theatre. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to Planned Parenthood.

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