Upcoming Auditions

Happiest Song Plays Last

by Quiara AlegríaHudes

Directed by Julie Beckman

(5th of July, Water by the Spoonful, Annapurna, & Downstairs)

If you are interested in auditioning for Happiest Song Plays Last and feel that you fit one or more character descriptions below please email Alber Sucupira, Casting Director at alber@theatre22.org.

 

Auditions will be held

Wednesday September 6th from 3pm-9pm

 

Callbacks will be

Sunday September 10th 4pm-7pm

In a barrio in North Philly, music professor and activist YAZ moonlights as the local soup kitchen queen, literally feeding the neighborhood. Halfway around the world, her cousin ELLIOT relives his military trauma on a film set in Jordan as the Egyptian uprising draws him into global activism. The story of these two cousins is woven together with the beautiful strains of Puerto Rican cuatro music as Elliot and Yaz find love in their respective worlds while also grappling with questions about personal and cultural responsibility.

The final installment in Hudes’s three-play cycle, which follows Water By the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last is about the search for redemption and how one can make a difference in a world that is in crisis.

SHOW DATES:
March 23rd – April 14th 2018
Thursday – Fridays at 8pm
Sundays April 1st & 8th at 2pm
*PWYC Preview Thursday March 23rd
*Special Industry Night Monday April 9th at 8pm
Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

 

ROLES AVAILABLE: 

ELLIOT:  Latino, late twenties.   Iraqi war vet turned film actor working through past trauma.  Falls in love in Shar.

YAZ:  Latina, Elliot’s cousin, thirties.  Music professor turned activist, she runs a soup kitchen out of her home.  Her deep commitment to her neighborhood community complicates her personal life, especially when she feels the stirring of love.

SHAR (Short for Shahrnush): Arab-American, emphasis on the American, twenties.  An up and coming Hollywood actress, she finds herself on a film set in Jordan during the Arab spring where she learns more than she bargained for about the Iraqi war and about identity.  Falls in love with Elliot.

AUGUSTIN:  Latino, in his fifties or sixties.  A high school counselor, he lives next door to Yaz and shares her commitment to the community.  He practices his activism primarily as a devoted cuatro player and singer of protest songs.  His personal life has started to unravel as he finds himself struggling in his marriage, overly fond of drinking, and facing his own mortality.

ALI:  Arab, thick accent, forties.  Witty, insightful, caring and jaded by war, he is a husband and father desperate to protect his family.  He is also the cultural advisor for the war film that Elliot and Shar are in, and he becomes their confidant and friend.

LEFTY:  Any ethnicity. Forties-seventies.  Homeless now, he is a long term resident of the north Philly neighborhood and he feels drawn to Yaz as a mother figure.  He has a deep and intuitive understanding of the land and its history.

 

To submit your headshot and resume please email Alber Sucupira, Casting Director at alber@theatre22.org.  

PREMIERE!
Downstairs was chosen for production from T22 and ACT’s new play festival
THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE in 2016.

Directed by Julie Beckman

June 16th ~ July 9th
In The Bullitt Cabaret at ACT in downtown Seattle ~ 700 Union Street

Thursday – Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

RUN TIME:  1 hour and 50 minutes total (includes a 10 minute intermission)
*PWYC Preview Wednesday June 14th

**Special Industry Night Tuesday June 27th at 8pm (All Tickets $15)

What happens when a brilliant lost soul comes to stay in his sister’s basement and refuses to leave? And if the menacing brother-in-law doesn’t approve?  In a dog-eat-dog world, these siblings find a haven of sorts in an unfinished basement as they attempt to make sense of the past and negotiate how to move forward into the future.  Unusual relationships, power plays, and surprising humor abound in Theresa Rebeck’s compelling new play which explores the nature of family, of memory, and of sanity.

Read more about playwright Theresa Rebeck HERE.

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Learn more about Downstairs on the Seattle Channel’s ARTZONE with Nancy Guppy and Director Julie Beckman:

Click HERE.

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THE CAST AND CREW…

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Christine Marie Brown  (Irene) is thrilled to make her Theatre22 debut. She has performed on and off Broadway and regionally, her work includes leading roles at The Guthrie, The Old Globe, South Coast Rep, Baltimore Centerstage, Shakespeare & Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Shakespeare Center and Kansas City Rep. Locally, her work has been seen at Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakespeare, Village Theatre, Book-It Rep, Taproot Theatre, 14/48 Projects, Engaged Theatre Program, 5th Avenue NextFest, Sandbox Radio, SOAPFest and ESTP. In addition, she has taught at SPU, SU, Cornish, Jack Straw Productions, Seattle World School and is a member of the core faculty at Freehold. MFA, Old Globe. Member: AEA & SAG-AFTRA.

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Brandon Ryan (Teddy) was honored with both a Seattle Times Footlight Award and a TPS Gregory Award nomination for Outstanding Actor for his performance in Maria/Stuart at Theater Schmeater in 2009. Previous roles include Ed in Soft Click of a Switch, {Footlight Award for Best Fringe Production} Mervyn in A Behanding in Spokane, Gunnar in Vincent Delaney’s Three Screams, Bionedello in Seattle Shake’s Tamining of the Shrew, Mozart in SecondStory Rep’s production of Amadeus, and Harvey in The Art of Bad Men, directed by Kelly KitchensHe is also the founder/artistic director of MAP Theatre, which he runs with his gal Friday, Peggy Gannon.

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John Q. Smith (Gerry) is a Northwest native and received his BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. From running his own theater company to performing on stages all over the Northwest, John has been active in the Seattle theater scene for over Twenty years. John is a two-time Gregory Award recipient. Most recently awarded for his portrayal of Ulysses in Theatre22’s production of Annapurna. John’s first Gregory was for his portrayal of Uncle Charlie in Balagan’s production of August Osage County for which he was also awarded a Gypsy Rose Lee award by local critics. Other notable roles include: Charliein The Bells at Strawshop, Eddie in Torso at Printers Devil, Brian in These Streets at ACT/Central Heating Lab. Currently John is enjoying his role as “Charles” the stoner turned filmmaker in the web series Grow-op

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Margaret Toomey (Costume Designer) works nationally as a scenic and costume designer. Her most recent Seattle-area designs include scenery for The Pride (Theatre22) and costumes for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Sound Theatre). Other Seattle-area credits include [title of show] and Hair at Bainbridge Performing Arts and South Pacific at SMT. Prior to returning to Seattle, Margaret was honored with three (of five) nominations for excellence in costume design at the inaugural Theatre Bay Area Awards in 2014 for her designs of The Color Purple (Hillbarn Theatre), Dreamgirls (Broadway By the Bay), and In the Heights (Broadway By the Bay)Margaret’s work has also been seen at Triad Stage (North Carolina), WaterTower Theatre (Texas), and Portland Stage (Maine). Margaret is the chair of Sound Theatre’s Social Justice League and a co-founder of With Interesting People. Margaret received her MFA in Scenography from UNC Greensboro and BA in Theatre from Grinnell College in Iowa.

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Gabrielle Strong (Lighting Designer) is a freelance lighting designer in the Seattle area and a resident stage manager at Strawberry Theatre Workshop. Her recent designs include Devil Boys From Beyond and Sidewinders (Fantastic.Z Theatre), Fatal Footlights (Theatre Schmeater), and The Memorandum (Strawberry Theatre Workshop). This will be Gabrielle’s first design with Theatre22. Gabrielle received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Performance Production, specializing in Lighting Design, Stage Management, and Original Works. More information can be found at strongtheatre.com or by following her on Instagram @strongtheatre.

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Kyle Thompson (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be working with Theatre22 again, having previously designed for Water by the Spoonful and Annapurna. Since 2010, he has designed sound for over 40 productions in the Seattle area, including: Treasure Island (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Wooden O/Seattle Shakespeare Company); Mothers and Sons4,000 Miles (ArtsWest); The Wedding Gift (Forward Flux Productions); Marisol (The Collision Project); Terre Haute (Bridges Stage Company, ACTLab); Oedipus el Rey (eSe Teatro, ACTLab), H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian!The UnderneathUndoKittens in a Cage (Annex Theatre). Kyle is also a trumpet player and original member of the Jazz Underground big band.

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Robin Macartney (Set and Props Designer) Downstairs will mark Robin’s fifth show with Theatre22. Professional credits include design work with Seattle Shakespeare Co, Café Nordo, Youth Theatre NW, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Pork Filled Productions, Arts west Live Girls!, Annex Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, New Century Theatre Company, and Bainbridge Performing Arts. She is the resident set designer/ Front of House manager at the Theatre Off Jackson as well as the Theatre Department’s Scene Shop Supervisor at the University of Puget Sound.

 

Directed by Corey McDaniel

October 27th thru November 18th 2017
Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

Thursday – Fridays at 8pm
Sundays Nov 5th & 12th at 2pm

 
*PWYC Preview Thursday October 26th at 8pm

**Special Industry Night Monday Nov 13th at 8pm

A young dancer’s accidental death uproots the lives of four people who, through their shared grief, confront personal passions and unexpected desire. Their emotional honesty and struggle for liberation exemplifies the strength, humor, and complexity of all Wilson’s work.  Dangerous, sexy, and raw, Burn This is widely considered to be Wilson’s masterpiece and confirms his standing as one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 $30 General Admission    $20 Senior/Military    $15 TPS Member/Student

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THE Cast and Crew…

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Carolyn Marie Monroe (Anna) Carolyn is beyond delighted to debut at Theatre22. Last June, she appeared in Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s production of Lydia, directed by Sheila Daniels which was nominated for 5 Gregory Awards. Other favorite roles around town include Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (Sound Theatre), Rachel in End Days (Seattle Public Theatre), and Katherine in Henry V (Wooden O). Additionally, she has worked with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Taproot and Theater Schmeater, as well as Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre and Portland Center Stage. She also spent two years teaching and touring with Seattle Shakespeare’s amazing education program which brings the bard’s words to more than 15,000 students each year. Carolyn is deeply honored to once again collaborate with Corey McDaniel, who directed her as Juliet in GreenStage’s 2010 production of Romeo and Juliet.

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Tim Gouran (Pale) Tim is so honored and grateful to be making his debut with Theatre22 and this great group of folks.  Tim was lucky enough to have recently worked with Mr. McDaniel on Treasure Island at Book-It Repertory Theatre.  He has performed with many Seattle theatres including Seattle Rep, ACT, Aezotrope, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, New City Theater, and Strawberry Theatre Workshop.  He got his start with The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.  He has also appeared in several movies and T.V. episodes, as well as many voice overs for radio and video games.

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Jason Sanford (Burton) is excited to make his debut with Theatre22. His most recent role was playing Will in a production of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons at ArtsWest. Other roles include Howard in Death of a Salesman (Arts West), Gbatokai in Festen (New Century), Orlando in As You Like It (Wooden O), and King Ferdinancd in Love’s Labours Lost (Seatte Shakespeare). He has also worked at Book-It, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare & Company, and OSF. He is a proud graduate of the PATP program at the University of Washington.

Alex Garnett Headshot 1Alex Garnett (Larry) has been acting in Seattle off and on for the past 11 years, and is thrilled to be returning to Theatre22 four years after appearing in their inaugural production of Fifth of July.  Seattle credits include 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan (Washington Ensemble Theatre), The Little Dog Laughed and The History Boys (ArtsWest), Mary Stuart (ACT), Breaking the Code (Strawberry Theatre Workshop) The Illusion (Sound Theatre Company).  He has also performed with 14/48, Theatre Anonymous, Theater Schmeater, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, GreenStage, Live Girls!, ReAct, and many others.

Happiest Song Plays Last

Directed by Julie Beckman

 

March 23rd – April 14th 2018

Thursday – Fridays at 8pm
Sundays April 1st & 8th at 2pm

*PWYC Preview Thursday March 23rd
*Special Industry Night Monday April 9th at 8pm

Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

 

T22 is proud to present the sequel to the award wining

Water by the Spoonful

produced as part of our 2nd Season in 2015.

Iraq War vet Elliot Ortiz has a bright new career working in Hollywood action films. While shooting on location in Jordan, with the tumultuous Arab Spring rumbling nearby, he finds that his wartime dreams and nightmares have followed him into his new life.  At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin Yaz takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community.  This powerful sequel to Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful (produced by Theatre22 in 2015) is a tale of two young adults who cross the globe in search of connection, redemption, and their place in the world.

Read more about Quiara Alegría Hudes HERE.  

If you are interested in Auditioning for Happiest Song Plays Last please see our Audition Page HERE.

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 T22 Second Stages

Theatre22 is proud to present the sequel to Can’t Talk Right Now originally produced as part of our 3rd Season in 2016.

Written by Scotto Moore

Directed by Katie McKellar

Plays in Rep with Burn This on select Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

October ~ November 2017

Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

Last year’s Can’t Talk Right Now introduced us to the radio show Signal Loss, a love letter to the analog era. Now its host, Amanda Bixby, is back with a new episode that faces down multi-generational sexism in the music industry. While interviewing a hot young rock singer, Amanda learns that the singer’s hit new record includes a sample from a supposedly lost jazz recording from decades earlier. As Amanda struggles to help the rock singer escape her abusive manager, she must unravel the secret story of how the jazz recording was lost and what happened to the forgotten musicians who performed on it.

Performance Dates: 

  • Tuesday October 31st @ 8pm OPENING NIGHT
  • Wednesday November 1st @ 8pm
  • Saturday November 4th @ 2pm
  • Monday November 6th @ 8pm INDUSTRY NIGHT
  • Tuesday November 7th @ 8pm
  • Wednesday November 8th @ 8pm
  • Saturday November 11th @ 2pm
  • Tuesday November 14th @ 8pm
  • Wednesday November 15th @ 8pm
  • Saturday November 18th @ 2pm

 

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THE CAST AND CREW

Coming Soon…

Spring Fling 2017

 

Brunch Provided by

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Join us for a fabulous brunch and silent auction to celebrate each other and Theatre22’s newly announced fourth season while raising valuable funds to support our programming.

Sunday April 23rd

11:00am – 2:00pm

Rainier Chapter House ~ 800 East Roy Street

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$55 Admission

Includes admittance, brunch, unlimited mimosas & wine, entertainment, and an abundance of fabulousness!

$200 VIP Admission

Seats are Limited! Includes admittance, brunch, unlimited mimosas & wine, entertainment, 1 seat at the producers table, 2 comp tickets to The Basement in June and a souvenir gift from Theatre22!

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