… a tale of love and forgiveness

West Coast Premiere

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DIRECTED by Corey McDaniel

September 9 – October 2, 2022

Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm

Sundays 2:00pm

 

Performed at:

Seattle Public Theater: 7312 West Green Lake Drive N, Seattle

Recipient of the the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Nonsense and Beauty by Scott C. Sickles follows the eminent British novelist E.M. Forster as his romance with Bob Buckingham, a policeman 23 years his junior, falls prey to his fear of discovery. After Bob marries May, a compassionate young woman, Forster remains ensnared in a turbulent and unique love triangle until his death nearly 40 years later. Based on a true story, Nonsense and Beauty captures the wit and wisdom of one of the last century’s great writers.

“The palpable yearnings of its characters in a time of social repression, even for a renowned writer such as Forster, make it a fascinating and absorbing story.” ~ Mark Bretz, Ladue News

“…[A]n engaging and provocative play that questions whether love is always worth pursuing regardless of the cost. Sometimes it’s impossible to know for certain. All we can do is disregard the nonsense and embrace the beauty.” ~ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A lovingly crafted work of substance, that means something, where the attention to detail is strong, and the approach thoughtful.” ~ Lynne Venhaus, St. Louis Limelight

FEATURING…

Cast announcement coming soon.

NONSENSE and BEAUTY

was originally Developed and Produced by THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS

Steven Woolf, Artistic Director
Mark Bernstein, Managing Director
Seth Gordon, Production Director
2019

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Thoughts from the Producing Artistic Director

Theatre22 in 2022. 

Theatre provides the opportunity to connect, and after a time of extended isolation, this is particularly important.  Coming together as community is an essential part of our humanity.  And what is more ingrained in us than the essential experience of gathering together to share stories?  In addition, we long for a map to show us how to move forward, something to remind us that we can get through this – that we can survive – that we can THRIVE.

In Theatre22’s 8th season, we have found two beautiful examples of resilient artists who overcame the obstacles of their moment.  In OR, we follow the story of spy, poetess and playwright Aphra Behn, and in our fall production of Nonsense and Beauty, we learn about the intriguing person life of the brilliant novelist E.M. Forster.  Both stories build on the historical reality of these characters, and the real challenges that they experienced, in beautifully told stories that embrace the union of artistry and humanity.

Thanks so much to our donors, patrons, artists and team members, for bringing Theatre22 back to the stage in 2022.  We are so grateful to our community for walking this path together, and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

~Corey McDaniel

Director’s Notes…

With so many of us still reeling from the challenges of this moment, it is a wonderful opportunity to turn to the arts to provide some insight and hope, and ideally to have some fun along the way.  For the cast and crew of OR, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of exploration as we jumped back into live, indoor theatre – remembering the joy of being together.  The process, starting with hundreds of pages of research, moved into a wild ride of risk and discovery, movement and song, door slamming and rollicking laughter.  It has been a truly healing process to be creating again, together — doing the thing that makes us feel most alive!

In the play OR, we have an opportunity to look backward in order to look forward, to examine another moment in time when people were coming out of a pandemic, struggling with war and a lack of resources, and looking for new voices to express our new experience.  In 17th century London, when most women writers were ignored or reviled, Aphra Behn found her voice as a playwright.  She wrote about loving whom we please, male or female.  She wrote about social and racial injustice.  In her raucous comedies, she wrote about unconventional women, about female sexuality, and about the highs and lows of humanity.  She successfully accomplished her identified goal to make her own living, not needing to be “provided for,” but to provide for herself.

Along with Aphra Behn, OR, brings to life the characters of Nelle Gwynn and Charles II – both of whom helped shape the age, in some ways through their famous relationship with each other.  The restrictions of the Puritans had created a stranglehold on the people of Britain until the restoration of King Charles II, who embraced the arts, and a life full of pleasure.  Charles opened the theatres, and brought women onto the stage.  Nelle Gwynn, an “orange girl turned good,” found great success as an actress, and also great success as Charles’ favorite mistress  — a Cinderella story that enchanted the people of the era.

Within the historical fiction of our play, we can find inspiration in a handful of people who made a difference in the world of 17th century London.  And some of the messages that they brought at that time are particularly inspiring to this moment in time.  As Aphra says in our play, “After the madness and turmoil and loss … After the broken words and broken hearts, do we dare hope?”  Here at Theatre22, we hope that coming together to experience a rollicking journey into the past will provide an opportunity for laughter, and fun, and ultimately, for healing.

~Julie Beckman

 

Time and Place:  

London, 1666

THE CAST

Aphra Behn…Hazel Rose Gibson

Nell Gwynne, Maria, Jailer…Alanah Pascual

King Charles II, William, Lady Davenant…Corey McDaniel

 

THE PRODUCTION & DESIGN TEAM

Director…Julie Beckman

Stage Manager…K.B. De Vita

Asst. Stage Manager…Anahita Sepehri

Production Managers…Gavin Yehle & Katie McKellar

Costume Designer…Jocelyne Fowler

Dialect Coach…Jennifer Ewing

Graphic Designer…Jane Higgins

Intimacy Director & Dramaturg…Jasmine Lomax

Lighting Designer…Ahren Buhmann

Properties Designer…Benji Strohmayer

Set Designer…Parmida Ziaei

Sound Designer…Kyle Thompson

Scenic Painter…Rhys Strohmayer

Technical Director & Builder…Adrian Delahunt

Producing Artistic Director…Corey McDaniel

General Manager & Box Office…Alber Sucupira

 

Hazel Rose Gibson

Aphra Behn

Hazel Rose Gibson is thrilled to be making her debut with Theatre22! Her previous credits include Pipeline (SPT), Faeriestruk (Annex Theatre), American Junkie (Book-It Rep), The Good Woman of Setzuan (ACTLab), A New Hope in the Park (Hello Earth Productions), and A Civil War Christmas (Taproot Theatre). She sends love to her family and thanks her parents for their unwavering support.
hazelrosegibson.com IG: notorious_hrg

 

Alanah Pascual

Nell Gwynne & others

Alanah Pascual is a Filipina/Cuban American actor, director, and playwright. She has performed with ACT Theatre in their production of A Christmas Carol, Theatre22 in Alice in Wonderland, multiple readings with Pork Filled Productions, including most recently Maggie Lee’s Rainshadow Dispatch. Alanah made her directorial debut with the new work, Machismo by Spencer J Vigil. Instagram: @alanah_del_rey

Corey McDaniel

King Charles II & others

Corey McDaniel is the founder (along with his husband Alber Sucupira) of Theatre22 and serves as the producing artistic director.  He spends most of his time directing in the region and producing for T22 so he is extremely excited to be sharing the stage with these remarkable talents.  His most recent actor credits include Oliver in As You Like I (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in the one man show I Am My Own Wife (Harlequin), Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing (Wooden O), and Live! From the Last Night of My Life (Theatre22 and Theater Schmeater).  IG: @thecoreymcdaniel

The Production and Design Team

Julie Beckman

Director

Julie is deeply grateful to be directing again with Theatre22. Her previous productions with Theatre22 include adapting and co-directing last summer’s park version of Alice in Wonderland at Volunteer Park, adapting and directing the pandemic radio version of The Celestial Omnibus, as well as directing the Seattle premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists, Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs, Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last, Sharr White’s Annapurna and Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July. Most recently, she had a fantastic experience directing the 2021 version of A Christmas Carol at ACT Seattle. Her adaptation of Jane Eyre played at Book-It, across the country, and at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Company in Canada. Other adapting and directing projects include Dickens’ Hard Times and Raban’s Waxwings at Book-It, and Edith Wharton’s The Bunner Sisters with Athena Theatre Project. Other favorite directing projects include The Elephant Man, The Bells, and Fellow Passengers with Strawberry Theatre Workshop, A Small Fire with Sound Theatre Company, Bernie’s Apartment with eSe Teatro, 26 Miles with Latino Theatre Projects, Angel’s Fall with Our American Theatre Co, and Trevor with MAP Theatre. Julie has taught and directed in a dozen different schools and universities, and has an MFA in directing from Northwestern University.

K.B. De Vita

Stage Manager

K.B has been a stage manager in the fringe and cabaret community for over nine years. She has been privileged to work within several local and historical theaters including ACT Theater, The Triple Door, Theater Schmeater, Annex Theater, and The Can Can. Bianca aspires to create more inclusive and equitable spaces for performance artists. She is thrilled to work with Theater22 who shares in her passion for anti-racism and social justice within the arts. Bianca would like to thank her partner Dr. Beth Donahue for her love and support.

Anahita Sepehri

Assistant Stage Manager

Anahita Sepehri is experienced in dubbing, voice-over acting, radio drama, reporting, and marketing (assistant apprentice) at Macha Theatre Works, and is a Patron Services Representative at Seattle Children Theatre. She also worked with Seda Iranian Ensemble Theatre as a camera operator. In 2014, Ana and her husband decided to move to the United States from Iran. She has a bachelor’s degree in Media Production and Journalism. Anahita enjoys a good happy hour with friends, the sounds of a great music playlist, spending time with her Persian cat, playing piano, and seeking adventure in the outdoors.

Gavin Yehle

Production Manager

Gavin Yehle is a graduate from the University of Utah with a BFA in acting and stage management. He is excited to be returning to Theatre22 after working on Alice in Wonderland and The Revolutionists. Other Seattle management credits include Red Riding Hood (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Troilus & Cressida (Seattle Shakes), The Twelve Days of Christmas (Bellevue Youth Theatre), and 14/48 (Flagship Festival at ACT). While at the University of Utah, he appeared in, stage managed or designed various shows including The Rivals, Company, A Christmas Carol, Julius Caesar, Our Country’s Good, You Never Can Tell, and Arcadia. He has also worked around the Salt Lake Valley at such companies as The University of Utah Youth Theatre (where he got his start in theatre), Salt Lake Acting Company, The Grand Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and Utah Opera. www.gavinyehle.com

Katie McKellar

Production Manager

Katie McKellar has been with Theatre22 since their second production.  She has functioned as production director for many years but has also been seen on the T22 stages in The Hours of Life.  She directed two new work pieces for the T22 Second Stage Series:  Can’t Talk Right Now and the sequel Sings the Hits by Scotto Moore.  Katie’s newest adventure in life is the role of mom to Alletta Lilith Sherry-McKellar born December 25, 2021.

Jocelyne Fowler

Costume Designer

Jocelyne Fowler has designed for Theatre22 (The Revolutionists), Taproot Theatre (The Spitfire Grill, Babette’s Feast, Steel Magnolias, Arsenic and Old Lace, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Civil War Christmas), Shakespeare Company (Arms and the Man, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Titus Andronicus, Richard II), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Howl’s Moving Castle, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Anna Karenina), ArtsWest (Head Over Heels, The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, Office Hour), Harlequin Productions, Vashon Opera, Youth Theatre Northwest, SecondStory Repertory, Bellevue College, Overlake School and others. She is the recipient for the 2016 Gregory Award in Outstanding Costume Design.

Jennifer Ewing

Dialect Coach

Jennifer is a wearer of many theatrical hats: actress, producer, scenic artist, dramaturg, director, and dialect coach. She is classically trained in theatre (American Academy of Dramatic Arts – NYC) specializing in dialects and classical and period works. Jennifer’s work with Theatre22 has been seen onstage (The Celestial Omnibus, White, The Hours of Life) and behind the scenes as Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist. She has also worked with Seattle Public Theater, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, ArtsWest, Island Shakespeare Festival, Tacoma Opera, Key City Public Theatre, The Secret Theatre and New York Fringe Festival, and as a youth at the MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Scotland and the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jasmine Lomax

Intimacy Coach and Dramaturg

Jasmine Lomax is extremely pleased to work with Theatre22 again in the epic debut back to theater post-pandemic. They are currently serving this fantastic production of Or, as the Intimacy Director and Dramaturg. Jasmine has had the pleasure to work with Theatre22 in a previous production of Alice in Wonderland performed over the summer in Volunteer Park as an Associate Director and Dramaturg. In addition to that, they were casted in the dreamy audio play Celestial Omnibus adapted by Julie Beckman released in 2021. Jasmine has been blessed to find a home with Theatre22 and a family that allows them to stand in their truth as an artist. They are forever grateful to be a part of this community.

Ahren Buhmann

Lighting Designer

Ahren Buhmann is a Lighting and Video designer based out of Seattle. His previous shows include White, The Revolutionists, Happiest Song Plays Last, Burn This, The Pride, and Annapurna with Theatre22, The Angel In The House with Café Nordo, Pipeline, Mala, Dry Land, Fade, Grounded, Vanishing Point, and 2017’s X-Mas shows with Seattle Public Theater, Dear San Francisco with 7 Fingers, My Antonia with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Parliament Square with Pony World, Cyla’s Gift with Samara Lerman, Angels in America, White Noise, and The Good Book with Berkeley Rep, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree with Chicago Opera and Opera Philadelphia, Earnest Shackleton Loves Me at the Tony Kiser,  Every Five Minutes with WET, The Who’s TOMMY, Princess Ida and H.M.S. Pinafore with Seattle G&S Society, and Carefree with NJPAC. Ribbet.

Benji Devine

Properties Designer

Benji Strohmayer is excited to be involved on this production of Or, and to be back at it after a two year hiatus.  This is Benji’s first production with Theatre22.

Parmida Ziaei

Set Designer

Parmida Ziaei is an Iranian designer, performer and choreographer based in Seattle. She has been designing various interior, architectural, immersive and entertainment spaces and she has also been a scenic and production designer with many local Seattle theaters including Seattle Shakespeare Theatre, Sound Theatre, Seattle Public Theater and Washington Ensemble Theatre.  She is delighted to return to Theatre22. Parmida is the co-founder and Producing Managing Director of Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble and is the resident set designer with Macha Theatre Works. When not designing, Parmida performs, teaches, and choreographs contemporary and Persian dances. www.parmidaziaei.com

Kyle Thompson

Sound Designer

Kyle is very excited to be back designing for live theater, and especially to do it with Theatre22 where he has designed for multiple productions (The Happiest Song Plays Last, Annapurna, and Water By The Spoonful). While this is his first live show since January 2020, he was fortunate to be able to design and edit multiple audio dramas and radio plays with both Book-It Repertory Theatre and Harlequin Productions throughout that time while theaters were dark. Prior to that, he had designed for over 50 productions in the Seattle area, including: Returning the Bones (Gregory Award Nominated for Sound Design), American Junkie, Jane Eyre, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Treasure Island (Book-It); 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); Mothers and Sons, 4,000 Miles (ArtsWest). Kyle is extremely thankful for his family and all of their support.

Rhys Strohmayer

Scenic Painter

Rhys Strohmayer is excited to be involved with this production of Or, and to be back at it after a two year hiatus. This is Rhys’s first production with Theatre22.

Adrian Delahunt

Technical Director & Builder

Adrian is stoked to be back working indoors with T22! As a freelance TD and carpenter Adrian’s work has been found on stages across town, including Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Theatre, and Seattle Public Theater. Recent shows include Mala and Pipeline at SPT and Alice in Wonderland with T22.

Alber Sucupira

General Manager & Box Office

Alber Sucupira serves Theatre22 in many ways. He is honored to be the general manager of T22 and often wears the hat of casting director, fundraiser, box office and house manager.  Alber began his love affair with theatre in his native country of Brazil. A self-proclaimed “behind the scenes” theatre artist, Alber has worked in stage management and theatre education. Locally, he has worked with Sound Theatre Company (Top Girls) , 14/48 Projects TWQTF, Theatre22 (all productions since inception) and guest starred at Theater Schmeater (Four Dogs and a Bone) . Enjoy the show.

 

Very Special Thanks for their support…

Seattle Public Theater, Paul Lippert, Teri Lazzara, Patrick Swett, Keelan Shirkey, Dave Hastings, Kathleen Huston, Brendan Healey, Steven Stern, Rachel Delmar, Lisa Choi, Roy Hamrick, Robin Macartney, Taproot Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre

 

Theatre22 Board of Directors

Corey McDaniel ~ President

Julie Beckman ~ Vice President/Secretary

Keelan Shirkey ~ Treasurer

Patrick Swett

Teri Lazzara

 

 

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 January 2020- March 2022

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A Hilarious, Smart, Literary Farce!

An uproarious tale celebrating the resilience of women, the wonder of creativity, the joy of sexuality, and the healing power of laughter.  

DIRECTED by Julie Beckman

April 29 ~ May 22, 2022 

Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm

Sundays 2:00pm

 

Performed at: 

Seattle Public Theater: 7312 West Green Lake Drive N, Seattle

 

OR, focuses on the life of Aphra Behn, who was a poet, spy, lover, and the first professional female playwright.

The year is 1666, and Aphra has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double-agent William Scott—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra save Charles’ life, win William a pardon, explore Nell’s charms, and launch her career, all in one night?

Mixing historical characters, contemporary language, restoration flourishes, and theatrical mayhem, Adams tells an uproarious tale that celebrates the resilience of women, the wonder of creativity, the joy of sexuality, and the healing power of laughter.

FEATURING…

Hazel Rose Gibson, Alanah Pascual, and Corey McDaniel

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RUN TIME:  90 Minutes

Recommended for ages 13+

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…A Curiously Current Adaption by Julie Beckman

Innovative.   Genre-Bending.   Like You’ve Never Seen it Before!

DIRECTED by Julie Beckman and Jasmine Lomax

July 29 – Aug 1 Thurs – Sun 7pm

Aug 5 – Aug 7 Thurs – Sat 7pm

VOLUNTEER PARK  lawn north of the museum

FREE!

Theatre22 presents “an Alice for our time” as we journey down the rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world where rules keep changing, time is fluid and power equals corruption.

This contemporary, genre-bending adaptation combines the original beloved characters with song, dance, puppetry, and whimsical wordplay in an imaginative, hilarious, and outrageous interpretation with something for everyone.

FREE!

No tickets needed. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Donations after the performance will be welcomed.

 

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The cast and Crew

Alanah Pascual ~ Alice

Antonio Mitchell ~ Duchess / Mouse

Lisa Viertel ~ Queen / Bill the Lizard

Christian Zumbado ~ Catepillar / Mad Hatter / Seven of Spades

Nikki Suyama ~ Elsi / Mock Turtle / Cheshire Cat

Marianna de Fazio ~ Rabbit / Dormouse

Jasmine Lomax ~ Cook / March Hare / Two of Clubs

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Directors

Producing Artistic Director

Production Manager

Associate Producer

Costume Designer

Sound Designer

Set & Properties Designer

Stage Manager

Assistant Stagemanager

Technical Director / Builder

Puppetry Consultant

Casting Director / House Manager

 Julie Beckman

Julie Beckman and Jasmine Lomax

Corey McDaniel

Gavin Yehle

Jennifer Ewing

K.D. Schill

Rob Witmer

Joshua Legate

Jessamyn Bateman-Iino

Emma Hagerman

Adrian Delahunt

Stephani Sachs

Alber Sucupira

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GARDENS OF THE GALAXY LANDSCAPING

 

 

The Celestial Omnibus

May 13 – 31, 2021
Streaming ON-DEMAND

 

“The play pulls you in with an imaginative story, enchanting cast, and magical sound design. Between the ambient sounds and sound effects, I felt as if I were there, too, journeying with the immortals – feeling belittled by those in “reality” but at peace once in the realm of light and vivid rainbow reflections.”

~ by Kristina Ferrari – SGN

 

THIS PRODUCTION HAS CONCLUDED

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.

Some of you might recall that Theatre22 was scheduled to produce the play Nonsense and Beauty last fall, which explores the true life story of E.M. Forster and his turbulent romance turned love triangle with a younger man.  We hope that we can return to production with that script sometime soon, but in the mean time — we have pondered and been inspired by the writings of Forster, who beautifully explored themes of longing and personal freedom and the importance of the inner life.  This brought us to The Celestial Omnibus, which has provided us with a powerful antidote to the pandemic by exploring the power of the imagination and the essential quality of the creative impulse in the expression of the human spirit.  

So we hope that you can join Forster’s character of “The Boy” who travels to a Celestial realm accompanied by literary masters.  Combining whimsy, philosophy, and beautiful writing with a touch of the bizarre, you can expect to be transported.

Free or choose your price! Streams May 13th thru May 31st.

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 Neale 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!

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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

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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…

 

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.

Brunch Provided by:

 

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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.