The Celestial Omnibus Performance Page

The Celestial Omnibus

May 13 – 30, 2021
Streaming On-Demand

Streaming access is available to you until end-of-day on Sunday May 30, 2021

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Before we begin, Theatre22 would like to acknowledge that we live, work, gather, and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish People, including the Duwamish People past and present, and that we occupy this land. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish People. This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities, but serves as a first step in honoring the land we occupy and as an act of resistance against the erasure of their histories.

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The Celestial Omnibus

The Celestial Omnibus

The Celestial Omnibus

May 13 – 30, 2021
Streaming ON-DEMAND

FREE or CHOOSE YOUR PRICE

 

Theatre22 is proud to present our first On-Demand RADIO PLAY (streaming audio only ~ no visuals) as our first production since the onset of the pandemic.

Join “the boy” who escapes the cold gray of early 20th century London and the limiting beliefs of people around him by traveling to a Celestial realm on a magical omnibus driven by literary masters. There he discovers his own potential by meeting some unforgettable characters and unlocking the transformative power of the imagination.

Free or choose your price! Streams May 13th thru May 30th.

Run-Time: 45 minutes.

 

*Original Artwork for The Celestial Omnibus was created by artist, actress, and staff member, Jennifer Ewing. To see more of Jennifer’s work visit her website HERE.

 

The Cast and Crew

 

Sunam Ellis

The Boy

Sunam Ellis graduated in 2015 from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program, and since then, she has delved into the Seattle theater community, with productions and readings with ACT, Book-It, Seattle Shakespeare, Seattle Public Theatre, Sound Theatre, Seattle Rep, Theatre22, The Horse in Motion, and The Seagull Project. Favorite local roles include Margery in Hand to God (Gregory Award recipient), Bala in Sheathed (Gregory Award nominee), Marie in The Wellesley Girl, and Eleanor in Bring Down the House. Sunam also enjoys teaching the occasional theater class at local universities, including Seattle University and UW

Jennifer Ewing

Narrator

Jennifer Ewing is an actor, freelance artist and scenic artist. Jennifer was last seen on stage in Theatre22’s White (Jane)During the pandemic, she performed in Harlequin Production’s Online Radio Play Dracula (Lucy Westenra and Announcer). She has also worked with Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O (King Lear), SecondStory Repertory (The Taming of The Shrew), Island Shakespeare Festival (Jane Eyre, As You Like It, Julius Caesar), Mount Baker Theatre (The Nerd, The Underpants, The 39 Steps), and GreenStage (The Two Noble Kinsmen). Jennifer is a frequent Scenic Painter for Seattle Public Theatre (Admissions, Christmastown, Indy Jones: The Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark), ArtsWest (Sunset Baby, The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, Jane Eyre: The Musical) and Theatre22 (The Happiest Song Plays Last, Annapurna, The Lisbon Traviata). Jennifer is the Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist for Theatre22. Graduate: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC www.jenniferewing.org

 

Mary Machala

Mr. Bons

Mary Machala is one of the founding members of Book-It Repertory Theatre where she acted and directed for many years.  A former member of AEA & AFTRA, her acting credits also include work with Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Group Theatre, New City Theater, Theater Schmeater, ArtsWest and Seattle Shakespeare Company.  She was an improvisationalist with Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN and the Artistic Director of the socio/political improv group, Off the Wall Players, where she authored, directed and acted in original improv sketches.  She has worked with regional theatres in Utah, Idaho and Minnesota and toured as Elizabeth I in Enter The Queen, an interactive performance piece she wrote for middle/high school students as part of Seattle Shakespeare Company’s education outreach program.  She played Sally in Theatre22’s first ever production of the Fifth of July and happy to be back working with this talented group.

Bob Williams

Father / Dante

Bob Williams is excited to appear in his first project with Theatre22.

Pre- Covid credits include work at ACT, Book-It, Sound Theatre Company, Theater Schmeater, ReAct, Annex, ArtsWest, Radial Theatre Project, Pony World Theatre, UMO Ensemble, Spokane Interplayers, Empty Space, Union Garage, Seattle Experimental Opera and 14/48.

Jason Sharp

Sir Arthur / Achilles

Jason Sharp joyfully returns to T22 where he was last seen as Danny Zuko and many others in Live! From The Last Night Of My Life (T22/Theater Schmeater). Audiences may recognize his voice from his turn as the Narrator in A Christmas Carol and as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Harlequin Productions). Other Pacific Northwest credits include A Doll’s House (Tacoma Little Theatre), Clybourne Park (Toy Boat Theatre), Cherdonna’s Doll’s House (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Hooded Or Being Black For Dummies (Theatre Battery), Balconies, Team of Heroes Trilogy (Annex Theatre). Jason is also a veteran actor of 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival and Ian Bell’s Brown Derby Series. TV/Film credits include NBC’s GRIMM and Wes Hurley’s cult-classic web series Capitol Hill. www.sharpactor.com

Jasmine Lomax

Mother / Zora Neal Hurston

Jasmine Lomax is known in the Seattle community as not only an actor, but a playwright, director, and storyteller. Jasmine’s mission as an artist is to share as much new work as possible! They believe by doing so they are communicating the importance of generating new works of art. Some of their favorite past credits include Raisin’s in a Glass of Milk 2019 (a compilation of interviews from Artists of Color) at Taproot Theater, Baltimore (Directed by Malika Oyetimen), O, Beautiful (Directed by Michael Place).

 

Julie Beckman

Adapter / Director

Julie Beckman is overjoyed to be directing with Theatre22 again in collaboration with this amazingly talented group of actors and artists.  She first adapted and directed The Celestial Omnibus in 1984 (!) with Porcupine Productions in Chicago and is happy to revisit the story and the adaptation with a whole new understanding.  Previous directing projects with Theatre22 include The Revolutionists, The Happiest Song Plays Last, Downstairs, Annapurna, Water by the Spoonful, and Fifth of July.  Outside of Theatre22, she adapted and directed Edith Wharton’s The Bunner Sisters, Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Dickens’ Hard Times, and a handful of short stories.  She has worked at several dozen theatres in Seattle and around the country including ACT, Book-It, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Sound Theatre, MAP, eSe Teatro, Island Shakespeare Festival and 14/48, and is happy to be celebrating her 25th year in the Seattle area.

 

Marianna DeFazio

Dialect Coach

Since receiving her MFA at the University of Washington, Marianna has coached dialect at theaters across Seattle and is the resident dialect coach for Theatre22.  Her work was heard in Burn ThisThe Pride and The Happiest Song Plays Last.   Professionally, Marianna coaches individuals in accent modification, public speaking as well as voice & speech. She will be teaching Voice for Theater this fall at Seattle Pacific University. http://www.mariannadefazio.com/coach

Kyle Thompson

Sound Designer

Kyle is very happy to be working with Theatre22 again, having previously designed for The Happiest Song Plays Last, Downstairs, Annapurna, and Water By The Spoonful. He is especially excited to be undertaking this unique challenge of designing for T22’s first radio play. Over the past year of there being no live theater, Kyle has been fortunate enough to design for a few other audio plays – Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Harlequin Productions), and Childfinder (Book-It Repertory Theatre). During normal times, Kyle designed for over 50 productions in the greater Seattle area, including: American Junkie, Returning the Bones (Gregory Award Nominated for Outstanding Sound Design), Jane Eyre, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Treasure Island (Book-It Repertory Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labor’s Lost(Wooden O/Seattle Shakespeare Company); Our Country’s Good, The Pavilion, Take Me Out (Strawberry Theatre Workshop); Is God Is (Washington Ensemble Theatre); Mothers and Sons, 4,000 Miles (ArtsWest). Kyle is looking forward to getting back in a theater and designing for a live show again hopefully sometime soon!

 

Our Rehearsals

 

Special THANKS to our Sponsors!

 


Live! From the Last Night of My Life

Saturday April 11, 2020 at 7:00pm

Live! From the Last Night of My Life

Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley

Dear Theatre22 Community,

We are thinking about you during this incredible time. It’s been a swift and continual escalation for all of us and the ripple effects of our current crisis are hitting everyone in significant ways. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe, sane, and healthy.
As we continue to live isolated from our community, we would like to offer a special, one-time, Live-Streaming Eventto bring our friends and patrons together this Saturday April 11th at 7pm: Live! from the Last Night of My Life by Wayne Rawley staged in 2015 (2nd Season).
Our streaming will be a professionally edited, 3-camera archival video.
This event is FREE butrequires pre-registration for security purposes. We have included a donation link should you feel able or inclined; these funds will help keep our staff and artists financially afloat during this uncertain time. Please find the Registration and Donation links below.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have. We hope you can join us this weekend!
Looking forward to seeing you again in person when the crisis subsides!
Corey McDaniel ~ Producing Artistic Director
Special thanks to Wayne Rawley and the cast of Live! for permission to stream this very special production!

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Originally staged by Theater Schmeater during its West Coast premiere in 2011, the original cast and crew come together again to bring this award-winning production back to the Seattle stage in 2015.  
Starring: 
Ryan Higgins, Aly Bedford, Samie Spring Detzer, Katie Driscoll, Heather Gautschi, Jason Sharp, James Weidman, and Corey McDaniel 

 

A Very Special Thanks to our SPONSORS:

 

Annapurna

Friday April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm

Annapurna

by Sharr White

Directed by Julie Beckman

 

Dear Theatre22 Community,

We are thinking about you during this incredible time. It’s been a swift and continual escalation for all of us and the ripple effects of our current crisis are hitting everyone in significant ways.

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe, sane, and healthy.

As we continue to live isolated from our community, we would like to offer a special, one-time, Live-Streaming Event to bring our friends and patrons together this Friday April 24th at 7:30pm: ANNAPURNA by Sharr White staged by Theatre22 in 2016.

Our streaming will be a professionally edited, 2-camera, archival video.

This event is FREE but requires pre-registration for security purposes. We have included a donation link should you feel able or inclined; these funds will help keep our staff and artists financially afloat during this uncertain time. Please find the Registration and Donation links below.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have. We hope you can join us this weekend!

Looking forward to seeing you again in person when the crisis subsides!

Corey McDaniel ~ Producing Artistic Director

Special thanks to Wayne Rawley and the cast of Live! for permission to stream this very special production!

REGISTER HERE              DONATE HERE

 

Off the grid and barely hanging on, Ulysses unexpectantly finds his wife, Emma, at his trailer door. It’s been twenty years since their marriage was torn apart by an event that Ulysses can’t remember and Emma can’t forget. ANNAPURNA is built upon the hopefulness of reconciliation. Passionate, funny, fierce.

Starring:
Teri Lazzara and John Q. Smith

 

Designs by: Designs by:
Lights: Ahren Buhmann; Sound: Kyle Thompson; Costumes and Props: Jen Moon; Set: Michael Mowery; Stage Manager: Sarah Ross; Production Manager: Katie McKellar

 

A Very Special Thanks to our SPONSORS:

 

Byhalia, Mississippi

THIS PRODUCTION WAS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.

RESCHEDULING MAY OCCUR IN THE FUTURE.  

…a story of love, class, race, family and forgiveness.

A Northwest Premiere

…recent productions at Steppenwolf Theatre and The Kennedy Center

Directed by Julie Beckman

April 24 thru May 9, 2020 
Performed at Seattle Public Theatre – 7312 West Green Lake Dr N.

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm with hosted talkbacks

*PWYC Preview Thursday April 23rd at 8pm

**Special Industry Night Monday May 4th at 8pm

Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are “proud white trash.” When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil and a town with a racially-charged past that finds its way into the present.

“…an American classic … brilliant words so real that they hurt you, they give you hope, and ultimately they heal you if you let them.”  ~ Kelly Wallace, Stage and Candor

“…an important play of reconciliation.”  ~ Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“…this new drama fuels both the mind and the heart.” ~ Rachel Weinberg, BroadwayWorld: Chicago

“…makes you think, then laugh, then gasp, then cry, then laugh, then think some more …” ~ Helen Meade, Pittsburgh in the Round

Byhalia, Mississippi is a must-see, and one which demands to be talked about.” ~ Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 No Fee Pricing ~ All Fees Included

$35 General Admission    $28 Senior/Military

$18 Student & Industry 

Students and Industry must present ID at Box Office

Online Sales End at 6pm for Day-Of Tickets

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Reserve Tickets

For Wheelchair Accessible seating, please call the box office at 206.257.2203

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Please Note: Merchant and Service fees are included in ticket prices. Online sales end at 6pm for day-of tickets. Check the contents of your cart before completing your purchase to ensure everything is correct. All ticket sales are final. No Refunds.Your tickets may be exchanged for another performance with a minimum of 24 hours notice (subject to availability) by calling the box office at 206.257.2203.

*Special discounts, complimentary tickets, and discount codes are not available for the final two performances of each production.  

 

THE Cast and Crew…

To be announced soon…

 

Sponsored in part by

Winter Brunch 2020

This event has SOLD OUT. 

Should you wish to attend please contact corey@theatre22.org.

Join us for a fabulous brunch and auction to celebrate friendship, our community and launch our 6th Season!

Sunday February 23, 2020

11:00am – 1:30pm

Rainier Chapter House ~ 800 East Roy Street

 

$70 Admission

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

$150 VIP Admission

Seats are Limited! Includes admittance, brunch, unlimited mimosas & wine, entertainment, 1 seat at the producers table, 2 complimentary tickets to our upcoming season and a souvenir gift from Theatre22!

See our amazing auction line up here.

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A Festival of Revolution!

A Festival of Revolution!

While maintaining our commitment to hope and healing, Theatre22 presents a dynamic focus on affecting change in this year’s Festival of Revolution.

Two Productions running in rotation Tuesdays through Sundays 
October 18th – November 9th

Performed at 12th Avenue Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

Sponsored in part by

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

written by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Julie Beckman

 

Seattle Premiere

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a story about four badass women who lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, deposed queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle tell their stories together and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

 

RUN TIME: 1hour & 50mins (includes a 10 minute intermission)

 

WHITE

written by James Ijames
directed by Corey McDaniel

associate director Tayo Talabi

Regional Premiere

Gus is an artist. A very good artist. He’s just not a famous artist. So when a major art museum puts out a call for “new perspectives,” Gus – a white guy – decides to seize his opportunity. He hires Vanessa, a black actress, to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices” to present his work as her own. Everything is great until Balkonaé embraces her power and the two become entwined in a knot of confusion. As Vanessa gets more deeply into her role, the plan spins out of control, while the play explores intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and art.

RUN TIME: 90 Minutes with no intermission

 

The Design and Technical Teams

Margaret Toomey, Parmida Ziaei, Maggie Rogers,  Partick Swett, Jocelyn Fowler, Jodi Sauerbier, Ahren Buhmann, Cole Hornaday, Adrian Delahunt, Sonja Lowe, Hayden Graser, Katie McKellar, Gavin Yehle, Kathryn Greaser, Sarah Ross, and Alber Sucupira

 


The Casts

Photo Credit:  John Curry Photography

 

        Photo credit: Brett Love

Shermona Mitchell

WHITE

Shermona Mitchell (Vanessa, Diana of Detroit, BalkonaéTownsend) is a local actor, director and teaching artist. Originally from Kentucky, Shermona moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Theater. Shermona is the 2016 Gregory Award recipient for Best Supporting Actress.

Tyler Rogers

WHITE

Tyler Rogers (Gus) is a Cornish College of the Arts alum with a BFA in Theatre, who most recently performed in the world premiere production of The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion at ArtsW est. Next up, he is reprising his roles in Book-It Repertory Theatre’s holiday production of Howl’s Moving Castle. Intagram: @tyler253

 

Christian Quinto

WHITE

Christian Quinto (Tanner) is excited to be making his Theatre22 debut in this important and timely production! He was last seen in Seattle Repertory Theatre and Public Works Seattle’s production of As You Like It as Orlando.He made his Seattle theatre debut in The Odyssey as Telemachus (Public Works Seattle’s inaugural production). Quinto was born and raised in the Philippines, then moved to Hawai’i when he was 14 years old, but now calls Seattle home. He’s a big fan of curry, boba tea, and Filipino representation and visibility on stage and screen. Select credits: Office Hour (Dennis), The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion (Todd), Next To Normal (Gabe), Mamma Mia! (Sky), Pageant (Miss Industrial Northeast), Jane Eyre: The Musical (Mason). www.christianquinto.com(Instagram: @cjquinto)

Jennifer Ewing

WHITE

Jennifer Ewing (Jane) is a freelance actor and scenic artist. She has performed with companies including Wooden O (King Lear), SecondStory Repertory (The Taming of The Shrew), Island Shakespeare Festival (Jane Eyre, As You Like It, Julius Caesar), Theatre22 (The Hours of Life), Mount Baker Theatre (The Nerd, The Underpants, The 39 Steps), and GreenStage (The Two Noble Kinsmen). Jennifer has painted sets for ArtsWest (Sunset Baby, The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, Jane Eyre: The Musical), Intiman Theatre (Bulrusher), Seattle Public Theatre (Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark, Fire Season), and Theatre22 (The Happiest Song Plays Last, Annapurna, The Lisbon Traviata). Jennifer is the Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist for Theatre22. Graduate: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC www.jenniferewing.org

Photo Credit: John Curry Photography

 

Photo Credit: Truman Buffett

Angela DiMarco

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Angela DiMarco (Olympe de Gouges) is honored to bring Olympe de Gouges back to life and reunite with Theatre22, after being in their award winning production of The Pride. Some past productions: Seattle Repertory (Boeing Boeing), Village Theatre (Crimes of the Heart, The Foreigner, The Importance of Being Earnest), ReAct (SALTY, Angels In America), Harlequin Productions (August Osage County), Azeotrope (Jesus Hopped the A Train), Umbrella Project (KnockingBird), and Seattle Shakespeare Company (Taming of The Shrew). Angela is also co-founder of Mighty Tripod Productions and Acting Studio. When not acting on stage or screen, Angela’s focus is on producing strong empowering female roles. As a teacher, she hopes to help other artists navigate their career and find their mightiness.  Angela is honored to be a four time Gregory Award nominee.  “Excuse me for trying to do something revolutionary during this revolution. This is our time to make a better world for everyone…” ~Olympe ~ The Revolutionists

Shanna Allman

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Shanna Allman (Maria Antoinette) appeared earlier this fall in Everything is Illuminated with Book-It Repertory Theatre. Seattle credits include: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Wooden O), Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer, Marya in The Government Inspector, Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Marianne in The Miser (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Mary Bennet in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Taproot Theatre Company), How I Learned to DriveRhinocerosOur Town, and The Laramie Project (Strawberry Theatre Workshop), and The Violet Hour and The War Party (Seattle Public Theater). Additionally, Shanna is an improviser and Ensemble Member with Unexpected Productions, and co-creator and performer of the improv duos Prepared with Ted and Alice and The Bastards Grimm. This production marks her debut with Theatre22. Up next: The Rivals this January with Seattle Shakespeare Company.

 

Anjelica McMillan

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Anjelica McMillan (Marianne Angelle) is so excited to be a part of the cast of The Revolutionists. This is her first show with Theatre22. Regional credits include Behold the Dreamers (Neni Jonga) at Book-it Repertory Theatre, Anansi & the Halfling (Oya/Ensemble) at Annex Theatre, Hamlet (Gertrude/Marcellus) with The Horse in Motion, Row Yr Boat (Julia) at Annex Theatre and Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Vicki/Barbara) at Theatre Schmeater. Anjelica originated the role of Reed in the staged reading of Amontaine Aurore’s Don’t Call it a Riot at the Neptune Theater. Television: Portlandia (Season 8) and The Wonderland Murders (Season 2). As a voiceover actor, she can be heard on the zombie videogame State of Decay and the audio drama Five Levels of Fear. Up next: When a Tree Falls at 18th & Union. Anjelica lives with her husband, Spencer, and their two sweet kitties.

Anastasia Higham

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Anastasia  Higham (Charlotte) has previously appeared at Theatre22 in Scotto Moore’s Signal Loss series, playing Amanda in Can’t Talk Right Now and Sings The Hits.  Previous credits include Prelude to a KissFrost/NixonProof, and Our Town with Strawberry Theatre Workshop, The Picture of Dorian Gray at Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Into The West at Seattle Children’s Theatre.  Anastasia has also performed with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Taproot Theatre, Annex Theatre, ACTLab, Island Stage Left, Seattle Fringe Festival, and the 14/48 Projects.

Lauren Gunderson

Playwright ~ THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Lauren Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter and short story author from Atlanta, GA currently living in San Francisco. She was named the most produced playwright in America by American Theatre Magazine in 2017, was awarded the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatist Guild, the 2016 Otis Gurnsey Award for Emerging Writer, and was awarded the prestigious 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play, I and You (also a Susan Smith Blackburn Blackburn and John Gassner Award finalist).     The Revolutionists was first produced in 2016 and has since had more than a dozen productions  across the country.  Other work includes Silent Sky, Miss Bennett, and The Book of Will, along with many more.

James Ijames

Playwright ~ WHITE

JAMES IJAMES is a Philadelphia based actor, director and playwright. His plays have been produced by Flashpoint Theater Company, Orbiter 3, Theatre Horizon (Philadelphia, PA), The National Black Theatre (NYC), and Ally Theatre (Washington DC). James is a 2011 Independence Foundation Fellow, a 2015 Pew Fellow for Playwriting, the 2015 winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for WHITE, the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize winner for ….Miz Martha and a 2017 recipient of the Whiting Award.  He is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University.

Winter Brunch and Auction 2019

Join us for a fabulous brunch and auction to celebrate friendship, our community and be the first to hear what’s lined up for our 5th Season.

Sunday February 24, 2019

11:00am – 2:00pm

Rainier Chapter House ~ 800 East Roy Street

RSVP HERE! 

$60 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 complimentary tickets to our upcoming season and a souvenir gift from Theatre22!

RSVP HERE! 

Brunch Provided by:

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Upcoming Auditions

Theatre22 staff attends over 150 productions a year and welcome invitations to shows. Additionally, we annually attend the TPS General Auditions.

 

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:

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THE CAST AND CREW…

 Chrisine Marie Brown Headshot

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.