Live Streaming Event

Friday April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm


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!



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.

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


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…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

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*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…


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Winter Brunch 2020

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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!

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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


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)



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


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


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


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). @cjquinto)

Jennifer Ewing


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

Photo Credit: John Curry Photography


Photo Credit: Truman Buffett

Angela DiMarco


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


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


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


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


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


$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!


Brunch Provided by:


Sponsored in part by:


Upcoming Auditions

Theatre22 staff attends over 150 productions a year and welcome invitations to shows. Additionally, we will be attending the TPS General Auditions in 2020.


To submit your headshot and resume please email Alber Sucupira, Casting Director at  

Downstairs was chosen for production from T22 and ACT’s new play festival

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.


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

Click HERE.

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Photo credit: MR Toomey Photograpy








 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 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.


Burn This

Directed by Corey McDaniel

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

Thursday – Saturdays 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.

...with original music composed by Michael Owcharuk and performed by Kate Olson.


$30 General Admission    $20 Senior/Military    $15 TPS Member/Student
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THE Cast and Crew…


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 the title character in Hamlet for Island Shakespeare Festival.  Other roles include Will in a production of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons and 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.

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Production Manager

Assistant Director / Dramaturg

Stage Manager

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Props Designer

Technical Director / Builder

Fight Choreographer

Dialect Coach

Casting Director / House Manager

 …Corey McDaniel

…Sarah Ross

…Charlotte Deutsch

…Kyle James Traver

…Margaret Toomey

…Ahren Buhmann

…Michael Owcharuk

…Claire McCory

…Robin Macartney

…Adrian Delahunt

…Ryan Higgins

…Marianna de Fazio

…Alber Sucupira

Photo Credit:  Margaret Toomey



Happiest Song Plays Last


Directed by Julie Beckman


March 23rd – April 14th 2018

Thursday – Saturdays at 8pm

*PWYC Preview Thursday March 22rd

Sundays April 1st & 8th at 2pm (w/post-show talkbacks)


*Special Industry Night Monday April 9th at 8pm


Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave


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 production 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.  


$30 General Admission    $20 Senior/Military    $15 TPS Member/Student
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The Happiest Song Cast…

Leguizamon_Aida_HI RES_Crop HeadshotAida Leguizamon (Yaz) is honored to be making her Theatre22 debut with such an incredible team of artists! An NYC based actor, Aida was last seen around town in Scott Kasier’s Shakespeare’s Other Women at Island Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include Luciana in The Comedy of Errors and Horatio in Hamlet (Island Shakespeare Festival) and Chase in A Dark Sky Full of the Stars (Ashland New Plays Festival). New York credits include Olivia in Sisters-By-Law (Theatre Row), Alfred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Midtown International Theater Festival) and Viola in Twelfth Night (Circle in the Square-PW). Additionally, Aida had a “first life” as a principle dancer for the Chicago based Trinity Irish Dance Co., spending almost a decade touring all over the country and the world. Aida is a proud graduate of Circle in the Square. Instagram/Twitter @aidaboo


Joshua Chessin-Yudin (Elliot) was born and raised in Seattle and is unbelievably grateful to make his Theatre22 debut!  He is a University of Washington graduate and his Seattle credits include ArtsWest’s My Mañana Comes (Whalid), Really, Really (Cooperand Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2015 tour of Macbeth (Duncan, Macduffand Romeo and Juliet (Nurse, Mercutio).  He currently resides in New York.  Josh would like to thank Julie, the cast, the designers, and all the other awesome individuals and creatives who helped make this production possible and, most of all, would like to thank Theatre22 again for the opportunity to work.

MichaelDBlum_HeadshotsmallMichael D. Blum (Augustine) Michael has been an actor and director since childhood. Over the years he has co-founded two Latino theater companies: La Compañía De Teatro De Albuquerque, Inc. in the 1980’s, and more recently Teatro Nuevo México, where he served as Co-Artistic Director for four years. His work has been seen as far afield as Europe, Mexico and South America, including a stint with the National Theater of Venezuela. He is also an award-winning voice talent in both English and Spanish providing voices for advertising, theater, television, audio books and video games. Michael holds the position of Instructor at the Seattle Voice Institute. He occasionally regrets having chosen theater over sleep.

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Lexi Chipman (Shar) is thrilled to be making her Theater22 debut! Since graduating Cornish College of the Arts in 2016 you may have seen her in Shakespeare’s Other Women (Island Shakespeare Company), or in Seattle Shakespeare’s touring Company as Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) or Bianca/Biondello (Taming of the Shrew). You also may have seen her performing in Raisins in a Glass of Milk which she co-wrote and co-produced with fellow performer Maya Burton. Lexi is unbelievably grateful to be a part of this incredible production. And sends much love to her wonderful support system MELS!

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Agastya Kohli (Ali) is a Seattle area based actor, director and producer. He leads the Drama Wing of Pratidhwani – a local South Asian performing arts organization – and has directed and produced many shows for Pratidhwani. Recent acting credits include Money & Run at Theater Schmeater, The Brothers K at Book-it Rep, and 14/48: TWQTF. A Telecom Engineer by day, Agastya proudly serves on the board of Theatre Puget Sound.  Many thanks to Theatre22, cast & crew of HSPL, to his wife Marianna, and to you for supporting live theatre.

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Rich Hawkins (Lefty) was a working Seattle actor from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. He’s perhaps best remembered for the role of Ronald Reagan in the Group Theatre’s long-running Rap Master Ronnie or his film appearances in Sleepless in Seattle and Homeward Bound. When the Soviet Union ended, Rich thought he’d take a year off to teach English in Central Asia. More than twenty-five years later, he’s back . . . and glad to be!

The Happiest Song Designers and Crew…

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Director ~ Julie Beckman

Producing Artistic Director ~ Corey McDaniel

Production Manger ~ Katie McKellar

Stage Manager ~ Sarah Ross

Technical Director/Builder ~ Adrian Delahunt

Set Designer ~ Emily Sershon

Co-Props Designers ~Emily Sershon & Katie McKellar

Lighting Designer ~ Ahren Buhmann

Costume Designer ~ Patrick Swett

Sound Designer ~ Kyle Thompson

Dramaturg ~ Mario Gomez

Dialect Coach ~ Marianna de Fazio

Casting Director ~ Alber Sucupira

Social Media Marketing Director ~ Stephanie Neuerberg

Publicity Photos Courtesy of Ian Johnston from Dangerpants Photography