T22 Second Stages

Theatre22 is proud to present a new work from the same world as Can’t Talk Right Now originally produced as part of our 3rd Season in 2016.

Written by Scotto Moore

Directed by Katie McKellar

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

October ~ November 2017

Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave

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

Performance Dates: 

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

 

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THE CAST AND CREW

 

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Anastastia Higham (Amanda)

Anastasia is delighted to return to Theatre22 for another episode of Signal Loss after originating the role of Amanda in last year’s Can’t Talk Right Now.  Recent productions include Pericles with Wooden O, Into The West with Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Proof with Strawberry Theatre Workshop.  Anastasia has also performed with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Annex Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, ACTLab, Taproot Theatre, Island Stage Left, Playing in Progress, Seattle Fringe Festival, and the 14/48 Projects.

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Rosaletta Curry (Grace)

Rosaletta  has recently returned to the Pacific Northwest from London, England, where she completed an MA in Acting at Drama Centre London. She has also trained at The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute in Moscow, Russia, The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, and holds a classical acting diploma from L.A.M.D.A. Favorite roles include Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Platform Theatre, London) Reagan, King Lear (KCPT) Yelena, Uncle Vanya(Boris Shchukin Institute) and Marilyn in the one-woman play The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe.

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Tae is a recording artist, actress, and activist. Her adaptation of the renowned civil rights song “We Shall Not Be Moved,” is making waves in the anti-fascist movement and her subvertising collective, Resistance Air, was responsible for the “We Outnumber Him! Resist!” banner that flew over New York on Inauguration Day. Theatre credits include: Kiss Me Kate (SMT, Lilli Vanessi), Pump Boys & Dinettes (Village, Rhetta/Prudie u/s), Reefer Madness (Mae, SMT), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Priestess, SMT). • Love and gratitude to my family – especially Noah – to Scotto and this amazing cast and creative team for having me in to both write and perform, and to the resistance, the veto-proof majority, the ones we’ve been waiting for. • taephoenix.com

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Gavin Douglas is proud to be making his Theatre22 premiere. He is approaching his one year mark in Seattle, and has so far worked with Greenstage as Richard II, and with Theatre Schmeater on Money & Run.



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Annie Yim (Carolyn/Ellie)

Annie Yim is an actor newly based in Seattle, WA.  Favorite roles include ‘Jean’ in the world premiere of Charles Mee’s Coney Island Avenue at New York Theatre Workshop, ‘Babette’ in A Tale for the Time Being at Book-It Repertory Theatre, ‘Queen Elizabeth’ in Richard III at LaMama, ETC., and ‘Lucetta’ in Two Gentleman of Verona at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  Film roles include Rammy Park’s The Homecoming Queen premiering at IFP. She was last seen in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar, and will be seen in Seattle Children’s The Journal of Ben Uchida. Annie earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA from Columbia University.

 

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Spring Fling 2017

 

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Sunday April 23rd

11:00am – 2:00pm

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Live! From the Last Night of My Life

 

Directed by Wayne Rawley
March 27 – April 18, 2015
At 12th Ave Arts

Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He has achieved nothing, accomplished nothing, and has nothing except his graveyard shift at a local gas station and Mini-Mart. He has decided that the best thing for everyone would be if he shot himself in the head, and he is planning to do it right in front of the Mini-Mart’s security cameras at the end of this, his last shift. But before the night is over, Doug will be visited by his past, his present, his possible futures and some particularly annoying customers as he struggles with some of life’s most challenging questions like, “Why should I go on?”, “What does it all mean?”, and perhaps most importantly, “Did I remember to change the cherry syrup in the Slushie Machine?”

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.

The cast:

 

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Ashley Bagwell – Ensemble

Ashley was last seen as Ed in Fangs at Eclectic Theater and as Detective Benjamin Booke in Wayne Rawley’s Attack of the Killer Murder of Death! at Theater Schmeater. Other favorites have been Elephant’s Graveyard and August: Osage County with Balagan Theatre. He is also a voice over artist and can be seen in the upcoming web-series Manic Pixie Dream Wife releasing later this spring. Welcome back to the Super Suck. Enjoy!

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Alyson Bedford – Ensemble

Alyson is beyond excited to be with this thrilling and talented cast and crew again. Past shows include, a couple of runs of 14/48, The Winter’s Tale (Hermione) with Wooden O, Cradle and All with Theater Schmeater, Hamlet as (Player Queen), and Richard III as (Lady Anne), both with Seattle Shakespeare Company. She’s worked with AHA! Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Intiman Theater, A.C.T. , and also had a couple of commercials, industrials and movies. She just wrapped a feature film entitled Monsters, hopefully due out to national film festivals in late summer or early fall. She’s a graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts’ theater program. Love to her ‘little’ 16 year old mouse who is the reason for being.

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Samie Spring Detzer – Ensemble

A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and a Co-Artistic Director of Washington Ensemble Theatre, Samie was most recently seen in WET’s Sprawl, The Edge of Our Bodies, and The Hunchback of Seville (Footlight Award Winner), in These Streets at A Contemporary Theater and in The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi at Seattle Children’s Theater. She has worked at Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Rep, Taproot, The Solo Performance Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival, and 14/48 Theater Festival. Samie created and continues to curate Six Pack Series, a stupid smart literary event here in Seattle. What a dream to come back and work with these fine artists, thank you Theater22!

 

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Katie Driscoll – Ensemble

Katie was last seen in Macha Monkey’s Buckshot (2013). She’s worked extensively with Annex Theater, Theater Schmeater, and 14/48 Projects. She is ecstatic to be back with this incredible cast and Wayne. Heather Gautschi (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with the Live family. Heather has appeared on many Seattle stages, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, ArtsWest and Balagan. You can also catch her performing improv at Unexpected Productions in the Market Theatre or hear her voice on numerous commercials and video games. Heather earned her B.A. in Theatre from Oberlin College. She is married to the dashing actor Patrick Allcorn. They are parents to the recently named World’s Most Adorable 2-Year-Old, Harper Jean.

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Heather Gautschi – Ensemble

Heather is thrilled to be back with the Live family. Heather has appeared on many Seattle stages, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, ArtsWest and Balagan. You can also catch her performing improv at Unexpected Productions in the Market Theatre or hear her voice on numerous commercials and video games. Heather earned her B.A. in Theatre from Oberlin College. She is married to the dashing actor Patrick Allcorn. They are parents to the recently named World’s Most Adorable 2-Year-Old, Harper Jean.

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Ryan Higgens – Doug Sample

Ryan is tremendously humbled to revisit this incredible show and beautiful character. This marks his first show with Theater22. Most recently, he’s been seen in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with WET, Smoked! with Cafe Nordo, Maldoror with UMO Ensemble, Accidental Death of an Anarchist with Strawberry Theater Workshop, and on the SyFy network in Z Nation. Mr. Higgins received the 2012 Gregory Award for Outstanding Actor for this role. After Live!, Mr. Higgins will be acting in Cafe Nordo’s Don Nordo del Midwest and directing Two Noble Kinsmen for GreenStage. This one is for Jamie.

 

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Corey McDaniel – Ensemble

Corey is the Producing Artistic Director of Theatre22 and wears many hats this incredibly diverse cultural community including those of director, actor, teacher, administrator and consultant. He is beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with this very special group of people again led by one of our regions most valued playwright / directors. Thank you for supporting live theatre!

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Jason Sharp – Ensemble

Jason is grateful to be making his T22 debut and reprising his ensemble roles from the play’s original Northwest premiere at Theater Schmeater. Additionally, his work has been seen at Annex theatre (Balconies, Team of Heroes: Alecto Issue #1, Behind Closed Doors and No More Heroes, Women In Peril) Matcha Monkey (Sweet Nothing), Our American Theater Co. (Angels Fall), Live Girls! (Quickies, Fever, Whirligig, Patty Red Pants), Bad Actor Productions (Capitol Hill High, Exorcist: The Musical) and he’s a veteran actor of Ian Bell’s Brown Derby Series and 14/48.

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James Weidman – Ensemble

The last three years (AKA his forties) have been a veritable roller-coaster for James Weidman. He’ll spare you the lows and briefly list the highs: Plays- The Twilight Zone and Fallen Angels (Theater Schmeater), The Government Inspector (Theatre Anonymous), Or, (Harlequin Productions), The Phantom Tollbooth (BIAO) Duel of The Linguist Mages, The Underneath, Blood Countess and Zapoi (Annex), Event- whale watching, Nephew- Charlie, Love Pamela, Kitten- Hugo. Vivre Live!




Not F@#!ing Around LIVE!

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Tuesday November 1st  at 7pm
12th Ave Arts Studio Theatre


Hosted by Jeff Leisawitz, author of the book Not F*ing Around : The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.
Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission—to inspire actors, writers, artists and musicians to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.
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Tickets:

  • $15 General

 

Whether you’re producing a one woman show, starring on Broadway, writing your first monologue or pushing through your current production, tapping into your creativity is absolutely key. The ones who bend (or break) the rules and shine their punk rock hearts— these are the ones who kick ass in the world. And make a difference. (And get paid.) If you’re…
— stuck in the muck
— losing sight of your vision
— lost in indecision
— discouraged, overwhelmed or frustrated
— in need of an Awesome Infusion from humans who know the score
… it’s time to pick up some wisdom from people who have stepped into their dreams. And are making it happen. For. Real.

Not F*ing Around LIVE! The 7Questions of Creativity is a panel discussion with local theatre superstars. These questions drill into ideas, techniques, perspectives and actions that work.
Instead of banging your head against the wall (more than necessary), pick up some rocket fuel. Fire up your mission. Blast off into your true potential.

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The Panalists

 

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 Julie Beckman

As a theater director and adapter, Julie Beckman is all kinds of amazing. Give her a stage full of actors and something remarkable will happen. Guaranteed. She recently directed critically acclaimed productions of Annapurna and Water by the Spoonful for Theatre22. Scroll down the resume and you can find her credits all over Seattle. Her adaptations have also been produced in Chicago, DC, Cincinnati, Atlanta, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Julie is a Gregory Nominated Director. And obviously, she’s got it going on.

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 Angela DiMarco

Angela DiMarco has been on stage and in front of the camera for twenty years— and has racked up three Gregory Award nominations (so far). You may have seen her on stage at the Seattle Rep, ReAct or Village Theater. Or on the tube on Grimm or Z Nation. Her company, Mighty Tripod Productions, screened a feature film in SIFF this year. When she’s not acting up a storm, she’s teaching local artists to Be Mighty at her studio. Angela DiMarco is obviously Not F*ing Around.

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Desdemona Chiang

What do you do if you get a degree in Biology and Theater, Dance and Performance Studies? If you’re Desdemona Chiang you head to grad school for an MFA in Directing, score a Gregory Award for Outstanding Direction, do a whole lot of miles between San Francisco and Seattle, co-found a mission based theatre company called Azeotrope, and direct a serious ton of awesomeness along the way.

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Kelly Kitchens

As the Artistic Associate with Seattle Public Theater, Kelly Kitchens brings it not only to the Bathhouse at Greenlake, but all over the region. She’s been putting in the hours as a pro actor, director and teaching artist since the late 90s, working with Book-It, Seattle Rep, Seattle Opera, Seattle Shakespeare Company and many more. Kelly is a Gregory nominated director and the winner of the Gregory Award for Outstanding Director. She’s an all-around powerhouse with a big and beautiful vision.

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 Scotto Moore

Scotto Moore likes words. And ideas. And stories. He has written dozens of short plays and plenty of feature length productions and adaptations including Balconies, interlace (falling star), Duel of the Linguistic Mages and many, many others. His works have been nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg New Play Award and he’s been nominated for a Gregory Award for Outstanding Playwright. Scotto knows a thing or two about writing theatre. And getting his ideas onto the stage.

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Wizzer Pizzer

 

Directed by Corey D. McDaniel

July 10 – August 1, 2015
Summer Pride Series
At 12th Ave Arts

Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Marvel’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in after losing the amateur drag contest. So does Frank (a rugged, straight guy who bears a striking resemblance to Adrian’s best girlfriend Frankie). When Frank finds love at the clinic with the poster girl for cured lesbians, all Oz breaks loose. Wizzer Pizzer is a wild, outrageous, modern ride back out the Yellow Brick Road.

“In its world-premiere production at 7 Stages, Wizzer Pizzer revels in the comic possibilities of its timely subject, turns gender politics topsy-turvy and offers something sexy for every orientation.”
— Atlanta’s Creative Loafing

The Cast

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Eric Mulholland – Adrian

Eric is a southern California native. He studied theatre at the University of LaVerne where he received academic awards in theatre and a scholarship for acting. He has appeared in numerous plays such as Amadeus, Richard III, Cloud Nine, The Misanthrope, Sylvia, and The Baltimore Waltz. Previously with Theatre22, Eric was seen as Mendy in The Lisbon Traviata for which he received a nomination from the Seattle Theater Writers, Gypsy Rose Lee award for Best Supporting Actor. Eric is thrilled to appear in the west coast premiere of Wizzer Pizzer, Getting Over the Rainbow. Eric’s international work includes Anton Chekhov’s, The Lady With The Pet Dog in Split, Croatia and 1001 Arabian Knights in London with London Bubble Theatre.

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Rhonda J. Soikowski – Frankie

Rhonda has been acting, directing, and generating new work in collaborative process for more than 20 years. She holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a BFA in Acting: Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts where she is currently on Faculty in the Theater Department. Local acting credits include work with Strawberry Theatre Workshop (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), Book-It Repertory Theater (Pride & Prejudice, Little Women, Peter Pan), Cherry Manhattan Presents (The Beebo Brinker Chronicles), laCoeur (A Vintage Spectacular Series), upstart crow (Titus Andronicus), and many others. Rhonda is currently involved in research and development for performance pedagogy with her organization, soikowski research | performance.

 

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Chip Wood – Steve Eden

A native Texan, Chip moved to Seattle just last year, and his first local role was in The Nerd at CenterStage, followed by A Little Night Music at SSR and The Gate at Eclectic Theater. Favorite roles in North Texas regional theater include Spamalot (King Arthur), The Civil War (Sam Taylor),Titanic (Wm. Murdoch), 1776 (Roger Sherman), Rent (Gordon), Oklahoma (Curly), The Crucible (Samuel Parris), and Forever Plaid (Smudge). In September, you’ll find him as Caiaphas in SMT’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Alyssa Keene – Helen Eden

Helen is absolutely aflutter to be working on this project with Theatre22. Recent acting credits include: Rosie in Humble Boy, Pam in American Wee-Pie (Seattle Public Theater), Emma in Blood Relations and Dolores in the Gregory Award-winning production of The Wild Party (Sound Theatre), Kitty Curvey in Attack of the Killer Murder…. of Death! (Theater Schmeater), Dr. Wyatt in Witness for the Prosecution (Theater Anonymous), Mrs. Settergreen in Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical (Seattle Children’s Theatre). She is a Mazen award-winning participant in 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival and over the last 13 years has participated as both an actor and band member. Alyssa is also a voice and dialect coach, working regularly with Audie-winning audiobook narrators, student and adult authors at Jack Straw Cultural Center, and theaters throughout the Northwest.

 

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Matthew Sherrill – Gable Eden

Matthew is delighted to make his Theatre22 debut and be accepted into the fantastic Wizzer Pizzer family. As a recent Seattle transplant, his previous Seattle credits are few, including Tiny Tim is Dead with Playwrights’ Theatre and Picasso at the Lapin Agile with Twelfth Night Productions. He has graduated with a BFA in Acting from Chicago’s DePaul University and will continue his training this summer as a participant of the Intiman Emerging Artist Program.

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Pilar O’Connell – Blaine Eden

Pilar is thrilled to be making her Theatre22 debut in Wizzer Pizzer. She is a performer originally from Santa Fe, NM. She moved to Seattle in 2009 to attend Cornish College of the Arts, where she received her BFA. You may have seen her working around town with Forward Flux, Live Girls!, Theater Schmeater, Annex Theatre, The 14/48 Projects, Playing In Progress, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Wooden O, Parley, and Soikowski research performance. See her next in Goddess of Mercy and In Vivo with the Icicle Creek New Play Festival and in Still Life with Forward Flux in the Fall.

 

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Lisa Viertel – Dr. Marvel

Lisa is thrilled to be making her debut with Theatre22. Favorite roles in town include Susan in The Secretaries, Samantha in Attack of the Killer Murder of Death, Blonde in Reservoir Dolls and Kath in Entertaining Mr. Sloane (all at Theater Schmeater), The Matron in Kittens in a Cage and Sister Bernadette in Penguins at Annex Theater, Susan in Broken for You at Book-It, Sally in The Bells at Strawberry Theater Workshop and Mattie Fae in August:Osage County at Balagan. She has also performed with 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival (Mazen Award Winner), Theater Anonymous, Sound Theater Co, Arouet, ArtsWest and many others. Thanks to Corey, Alber and all the wonderful Theatre22 folk for welcoming me to this fantastic project!





Readings: Hudes Trilogy

 

Exploring the trilogy of plays by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Saturday, October 3 @ 7:30pm
Agua Por Cucharadas, a reading in Spanish
At ACT Theatre


Monday, November 2 @ 7:30pm
Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, a reading in English
At West of Lenin


Wednesday, November 11 @ 7:30pm
Elliot, Fuga de un Soldado, a reading in Spanish
At ACT Theatre

In conjunction with the fall production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Water by the Spoonful, eSe Teatro, Theatre22 and ACT Theatre will collaborate to explore the trilogy of plays written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and to bring this material to audiences in both English and Spanish language as readings.

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue is the first play in Hudes’ beautifully textured trilogy. Tracing the legacy of war through three generations of a Puerto Rican family living in Philadelphia, the play explores the stories of nineteen-year-old Elliot, returning from Iraq with a leg injury and some difficult questions about his life, his father who served in Vietnam before him, and his grandfather who served in Korea. The English language reading of this play will take place on Nov 2 and will include a special DAY OF THE DEAD remembrance.

The Spanish language reading of this play: Elliot, Fuga de Un Solado(translated by Rose Cano) will take place on VETERAN’S DAY, Nov. 11, and will honor those who have served our country, especially people of color. There will be post-play discussions after both of these performances focusing on minority experiences in the American military led by Iraqi war veteran Carol Lynn Castillo.

Water by the Spoonful is the second play in the trilogy. To reach an even greater audience with this material, eSe and T22 present a Spanish language reading of the script, Agua Por Cucharado, at ACT Theatre on Oct. 3.

The cast for the readings includes Rose Cano, founder and artistic director of eSe Teatro. Also featured are Jany Bacallao, Yesenia Iglesias, Fernando Cavallo, Michael Blum, Carole Lynn Castillo, Kerry Skalsky, and Gregory Award winner and 12-year OSF performer, G. Valmont Thomas. The director for all three readings is Julie Beckman, who will also direct the production of Water by the Spoonful fully produced by Theatre22.

 

Water By The Spoonful

 

Directed by Julie Beckman

October 23 – November 14, 2015
At West of Lenin
203 N 36th St

This Pulitzer Prize winning play weaves together the stories of Iraq war veteran Elliot desperately trying to move forward with his life at home, his cousin Yaz whose love for music has led her from poverty into the faculty of a prestigious university but questions the cost of this, Odessa, the motherly moderator of an online support group for recovering addicts struggling to stay sober, and three other lost souls who make up a fascinating community whose lives intersect in surprising and deeply moving ways. A heartfelt meditation on lives in crisis — and on the brink of redemption — Water by the Spoonful was written by Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and receives its much-anticipated Seattle debut from Theatre22.

Theatre22’s production of Water by the Spoonful has been generously sponsored in part by The Seattle Foundation.

 

The cast:

 

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Rose Cano – Odessa Ortiz-Haikumom

Rose is a graduate of Cornish, and has been Artistic Director of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage since 2010. She is a bilingual actor, playwright, director and lyricist. Her latest play Don Quixote & Sancho Panza, Homeless in Seattle was recently produced by eSe Teatro in partnership with ACT Theatre. Her adaptation of the children’s book La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez was commissioned and produced by Book–It Repertory Theatre in 2008 and 2014. In 2011 she made the list for Outstanding Acting (Modern Play) in the Seattle Times Footlight Awards for her role as Jocasta in eSe Teatro’s production of Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro. She is honored to have been granted permission to do the first-ever translation into Spanish of Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue, the first play in this trilogy. Thank you Quiara! Rose is on the Steering Committee for the Latino Theatre Commons, a national alliance of Latina/o theatre makers.

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Jake Ynzunza – Professor Aman/Ghost/Officer

Jake is pleased to be working on this production with Theatre22 and Ms. Beckman. Most recent productions include Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Measure for Measure and Bridges Stage Company’s Terre Haute with the ACT Central Heating Lab. In Seattle, Jake has also been seen at 14/48, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Annex Theatre, Seattle Solo Performance Festival, Pacific Play Company, and Boom! Theatre Company. Jake holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornish College of the Arts and is a Certified Actor-Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Look for his solo show I am Jake Arsenicbased on his life as a professional wrestler, in 2016.

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Jany Bacallao – Elliot Ortiz

Jany is thrilled to be making his Theatre22 debut! Some favorite regional and touring credits include: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (White Rabbit/Mad Hatter), La Mariposa (Fernando), Tarzan: The Stage Musical (Father/Ape), Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood (Crayfish/Grandmere), Unto These Hills (George/Kanati U/S), Chief Little Will (Raven Feather), Time of War (Male Combat Swing). Proud graduate of the University of Central Florida, B.F.A. Acting. All my love and thanks to my beautiful family and friends. Yuslandy, this one is for you. JanyBacallao.com. @JanyBacallao

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Jeff Allen Pierce – Fountainhead

Jeff has been living in Seattle for several years, but only recently found his way to the Seattle stage. Audiences may have seen him this past summer performing the role of Benedick with Greenstage. Jeff has performed with such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre, Fusion Theatre Company, Key City Public Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Some of his favorite roles include Sam in Fully Committed, Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, Boyd in The Big Bang, and Frank Butler inAnnie Get Your Gun. In his copious free time, Jeff works as a loan processor and IRA specialist for a local credit union and tries to keep up with his amazing teenage son, Dylan. And yes: he is 49er faithful! BFA Theatre Performance, University of Idaho.

 

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Yesenia Iglesias – Yazmin Ortiz

Yesenia, pronounced with a ‘j’, is a native of Puerto Rico, and an alumna of the University of Washington’s graduate acting program. Her most recent credits include Is She Dead Yet?, and Bunnies at Annex Theatre, and Mwindo at Seattle Children’s Theatre. When not performing, she assists in teaching Stage Combat at the University of Washington. However, she mostly enjoys eating, struggling through Insanity workouts, and daydreaming about her future puppies, Batman and Dr. Mango. Yesenia is honored to be working with Theatre22, and such a talented ensemble of artists, and is excited to finally be able to speak in her third most proficient language, Spanglish. ¡Wepa!

 

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G. Valmont Thomas – Chutes and Ladders

Making his Theatre22 debut with Water By The Spoonful, G. Val has appeared at West Of Lenin in Master Harold… and the boys (Sam) for which he received the 2013 Gregory Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor from Theatre Puget Sound as well as in Yussef El Guindi’s The Tyrant in 2014’s SOAPfest. Other theatres: Huntington Theatre’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Cutler), Syracuse Stage’s Radio Golf (Roosevelt) and Two Trains Running(Memphis), and The Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Party People (Blue). In Company of OSF for 13 seasons, credits include Macbeth inMacbeth, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Feste in Twelfth Night. Involved in Seattle Theatre since 1983, he has performed with The Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Intiman Theatre, The Bathhouse Theatre, The Seattle Group Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre and Pioneer Square Theatre. Mr. Thomas enjoys playing Backgammon.

 

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Keiko Green – Orangutan

Keiko is a Seattle-based actor, playwright, and illustrator most recently seen in Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s The Memorandum (Helena). Other roles include Seattle Repertory Theatre’sThe Comparables (Iris), Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Othello (Bianca), Island Stage Left’sTwelfth Night (Viola), Annex Theatre’s Chaos Theory (Frannie), and Washington Ensemble Theatre’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Iraqi Woman). Next up: Costanze in Amadeus at Seattle Public Theatre. She is a new, proud member of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writer’s Group. Her original musical Bunnies was produced by Annex Theatre earlier this year. She is currently co-writing the full-length play Puny Humanswith Bret Fetzer for Annex Theatre’s next season. TV/Film Credits: Grimm, C.O.G. Keiko received her BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School.



Can’t Talk Right Now

 

Directed by Katie McKellar

February 23 – March 9, 2016
At 12th Ave Arts

Amanda is the host of a late night radio show, Signal Loss – a love letter to the analog era. In her search for a new story, Amanda finds a twenty-year-old answering machine in a thrift shop, and is captivated by the cryptic and anxious messages on the device. She sets out to unravel the mystery of the voicemails, searching for the woman who left them and the woman who never heard them – and discovering the unlikely impact they had on each other’s lives. Can’t Talk Right Now is a new play from Scotto Moore (A Mouse Who Knows Me, Balconies, H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-up Comedian!) about empowerment, connection, and the nature of support.

Produced by Theatre22 and featuring Anastasia Higham, Amy Escobar, Jordi Montes, and Jen Moon. This one-act will run as an off-night companion to the spring mainstage production, Annapurna, at 12th Ave Arts.

The cast:

 

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Amy Escobar – Beth/Eve

Amy is stoked to play these characters and share this story. Her other endeavors include working as a Thistle Theatre puppeteer, where she is currently rehearsing/developing a brand new show, The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling (playing the titular Funny Woman). Other Thistle productions include: Merry Chris Mouse and Little Red Riding Hood in which she played the title characters (and other adorable woodland critters). She also participated as a playwright/director for the Zig Zag Festival (Annex Theatre) where her play, Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine, was presented. Recent stage appearances include Theater Anonymous: It’s a Wonderful Life (14/48 Projects), BrechtFest: The Horse in Motion, Quickies Vol. 16 (Live Girls! Theater), Journey of the Bell (14/48 Projects) and Bunnies (Annex Theatre).

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Jordi Montes – Natalie

Jordi is thrilled to be working on this beautiful show with Theatre22! Recent stage credits include:The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulyssesand The Secret Garden with Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Arts and Education program, andZapoi and the Zig Zag Festival with Annex Theatre. Thanks to KM, AB, CM, and AS for this opportunity and love to my rock TT.

 

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Anastasia Highman – Amanda

Anastasia is so excited about this script and about making her Theatre22 debut. Previous work includes: Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s Our Town, Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Circle Mirror Transformation, Wooden O’s The Tempest, Annex Theatre’s Horse Girls, Taproot Theatre’s Dracula, ACT Lab’s As You Like It, Island Stage Left’sCymbeline, and Romeo and Juliet, Othello,Macbeth, and Julius Caesar with Seattle Shakespeare Company’s educational tour. Look for her this spring on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s main stage in Romeo and Juliet.

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Jen Moon – Jean

Jen is delighted to be working with Theatre22 for the first time. Jen has acted and directed with several theatre troupes in the Seattle area and has long been associated with Annex Theatre. She directed the critically acclaimed Natural, The Luxuria Cycle, and will be directing the world premiere of Unexpected Wilderness in the fall. She has directed several one-acts in productions with 14/48, Seattle Theatre Works, Seattle Playwrights Collective and most recently, Tall Tales of the Unnatural Frontier with Pacific Play Company. Jen Moon holds a B.S. in Public Health and Theatre. As always, she sends much love to Scotto.

 

AnnaPurna

Directed by Julie Beckman

February 19 – March 12, 2016
At 12th Ave Arts

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Tuesday March 8 at 8pm
Matinees on Sunday February 28 and Sunday March 6 at 2pm

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. In the spirit of some of the greatest American dramas, Annapurna is built upon the hopefulness of reconciliation. Passionate, funny, fierce—it is the impossibility of scaling a mountain of strife that makes the climb so seductive.

Described as a “visceral, profound, and sometimes funny meditation on love and loss”,Annapurna is a moving and emotional play created using the most refined form of theatre: two people in a room.

The cast

 

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Teri Lazzara – Emma

Teri is a big fan of Theatre22 and is pleased to be working with them for the first time. She has acted with many local companies including Annex Theatre, Book-it Repertory Theater, Theatre Babylon—and in two plays directed by Julie Beckman: Our American Theater Co.’sAngel’s Fall and Sound Theatre Company’s A Small Fire. Teri has participated in many festivals of 14/48: the world’s quickest theater festival, serves on their board, and is the proud recipient of their Mazen Award. Teri proudly served as Managing Director of Theater Schmeater from November 2006 through November 2012. She types fast and lives happily with a hot boyfriend named Alexander and an evil kitty named Stewie. Big love and thanks to Alber. This one’s for Dad.

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John Q. Smith – Ulysses

Making his Theatre22 debut, John is honored to be working with such an amazing team onAnnapurna. John 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. Recent favorite roles include: Charlie in The Bells at Strawshop; Eddie in Torsoat Printers Devil Theatre; Brian in These Streets at ACT/Central Heating Lab; and Uncle Charlie in August: Osage County at Balagan—for which he was awarded The Gregory Award and The Gypsy Rose Lee Award. John would like to give special thanks to his fiance, Kate, for letting him go crazy during this process and letting him dodge some wedding planning bullets! You’re the best!

The Construction Zone

 

Produced by Corey McDaniel
Directed by Julie Beckman

September 14 – October 5, 2016
At ACT Theatre, Bullitt Cabaret

A series of new plays presented as a Festival (one reading per week for one month), The Construction Zone provides playwrights with opportunities to develop and share new work, while providing audiences with an intimate and meaningful exposure to the process.

Curated by Theatre22 and Artistic Associate Julie Beckman with support from ACT’s Artistic Director John Langs, four plays will be chosen for the series and each will be of the moment and feature gifted playwrights from around the country.

Performed by local professional artists, each reading will be followed by post-show discussions. Of the four staged readings, one of these new and exciting scripts from 2016 will come to life on the stage in ACTLab and Theatre22’s 2017 seasons.

All events will take place at 7:00pm in ACT’s Bullitt Cabaret.

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The plays:

 

LATE IN THE GAME

by Y YORK
September 14, 7:00pm
A New York comedy of middle-aged romance and marriage and crime.

Melissa is reckless because she’s going to die anyway. Flo is worried that husband Tim is going to find out about her numerous transgressions, but Tim just wants to lose ten pounds and get a good night’s sleep. Harvey thinks that all women are interchangeable until he meets the one who isn’t. Dying is no excuse for not living in this New York comedy of middle-aged romance and marriage and crime.

THE ANSEL INTIMACY

by VINCENT DELANEY
September 21, 7:00pm
How far will we go to stay human?

On his 16th birthday, Tate receives a gift he never asked for: Ansel, who was grown to provide him with replacement parts. But as they grow up together, Tate discovers that some gifts aren’t so easy to accept. Set in a dystopia only a heartbeat from today, The Ansel Intimacy asks how far we’ll go to stay human.

 

NAMING TRUE

by NATALIE SYMONS
September 28, 7:00pm
A stirring tale of survival, redemption, and the deep human desire to share our stories.

Two lives unexpectedly collide when Amy, a transgender teenage girl shows up unannounced in a Florida motel room to visit Nell, a dying woman who’s lived much of her life on the streets of Detroit and wishes to self-publish her childhood memoir. Over the next 24 hours Amy and Nell are forced to confront the difficult truths that have brought them together while Amy races to upload Nell’s manuscript before time runs out. Naming True explores questions of faith, identity, and how we attempt to reconcile guilt and loss. This tragicomedy, involving a stolen laptop, an old manuscript and a peculiar cat, asks what significance hope plays in our spiritual lives. Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Naming True is A stirring, often heartbreaking tale of survival, redemption, and the deep human desire to share our stories.

DOWNSTAIRS

by THERESA REBECK
October 5, 7:00pm
Two quirky siblings explore the nature of family, of memory, and of sanity.

What happens when a brilliant, quirky, 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 eccentric 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.



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Vincent Delaney – THE ANSEL INTIMACY

Vincent Delaney’s plays have been produced, commissioned and developed at the Guthrie, Humana Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, InterAct, the Magic, New Century, Woolly Mammoth, Source Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh Public, New Harmony, PlayLabs, the Lark, and LAByrinth, among others.  Awards include McKnight and Bush fellowships, a Jerome Commission, the Heideman, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center.  He’s a proud alum of the Seattle Rep Writers Group.

Ampersand won the Reva Shiner Award from the Bloomington Playwrights Project.  The Sequence, commissioned by the Guthrie, has been produced around the country and in the UK, Canada and Japan.  99 Layoffs premiered at Radial Theatre Project and ACT Theatre, and was produced at Orange Tea Theatre in Amsterdam.  The script was a nominee for the Steinberg Award.  Foreclosure was developed at Seattle Rep, Shakespeare and Company, and Florida Studio Theatre.  Vincent is published by Applause Books, Smith and Kraus, Samuel French, Heineman, Dramatics Magazine, Theatre Forum, and Playscripts.com.

Upcoming:  Las Cruces opens this fall at Premiere Stages, and  Fire Station 7 will have its world premiere at Seattle Children’s Theatre next spring.

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Natalie Symons – NAMING TRUE

Natalie Symons’ plays include Lark Eden (Aurora Theatre, FreeFall Theatre, American Stage, New American Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Florida Studio Theatre, Bridge Street Theatre) and The Buffalo Kings (freeFall Theatre, world premiere). Her plays have been developed at Amas Musical Theatre, New Century Theatre’s Pipeline Series, Theater Schmeater and freeFall Theatre. Awards/recognitions: Lark Eden: Suzi Bass nomination, Creative Loafing Readers’ Choice ‘Best Playwright.’ The Buffalo Kings: Hillsborough County Individual Artist Grant, Best of the Bay Critics’ Choice Award ‘Best Playwright,’ 8 Theatre Tampa Bay Award nominations including ‘Outstanding Play,’ 2 TTB Awards including ‘Outstanding Ensemble’, 3 BroadwayWorld Awards including ‘Best Play’. Naming True: ACTLab and Theatre22 2016 The Construction Zone New Works Festival, 2016 Ashland New Play Festival finalist, Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop Prize, Hope and Optimism (University of Notre Dame and Cornell University) finalist. Natalie is the author of the upcoming novel, Call Her Frank, a literary mystery set in a forgotten steel town in Pennsylvania. She studied acting at Boston University and has a BS in human services and drama therapy from State University of New York, Empire State College. Recent regional acting credits include: Reborning (Urbanite Theatre), Last Of The Red Hot Lovers (Stageworks), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, An Empty Plate In The Café De Grande Boeuf, Becky Shaw, The Comedy of Errors, (freeFall Theatre), The Foreigner (American Stage).

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Theresa Rebeck – DOWNSTAIRS

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection and Our House at Playwrights Horizons; The Understudy at the Laura Pels Theater in a Roundabout Theatre Company production; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. Her newest work, Poor Behavior premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2011. Dead Accounts, commissioned by the Cincinnati Playhouse, premiered January 2012. Seminar continues to run on Broadway.

All of Ms. Rebeck’s past produced plays are published by Smith and Kraus as Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Volumes I, II III, and IVand in acting editions available from Samuel French or Playscripts. Ms. Rebeck’s other publications are Free Fire Zone, a book of comedic essays about writing and show business. She has written for American Theatre Magazine and has had excerpts of her plays published in the Harvard Review. Ms. Rebeck’s first novel, Three Girls and Their Brother, was published by Random House/Shaye Areheart Books in April 2008. Her second novel, Twelve Rooms With A View, was published by Random House/Shaye Areheart Books in May of 2010. Both novels are available online and at booksellers everywhere.

In television, Ms. Rebeck has written for Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Maximum Bob, First Wave, and Third Watch. She was the creator of the NBC drama Smash.  She has been a writer/producer for Canterbury’s Law, Smith, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue. Her produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent features Sunday on the Rocks and Seducing Charlie Barker, an adaptation of her play, The Scene. Awards include the Mystery Writer’s of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody, all for her work on NYPD Blue. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award (for The Family of Mann), and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for The Bells. Mauritius was originally produced at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where it received the 2007 IRNE Award for Best New Play as well as the Eliot Norton Award.  Other awards include the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, the Athena Film Festival Award, an Alex Award, a Lilly Award and in 2011 she was named one of the 150 Fearless Women in the World by Newsweek.

Ms. Rebeck is originally from Cincinnati and holds an MFA in Playwriting and a PhD. in Victorian Melodrama, both from Brandeis University. She is a proud board member of the Dramatists Guild, a Contributing Editor to the Harvard Review, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company, a Playwright Adviser and Board Member of the LARK and and has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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Y York – LATE IN THE GAME

Y is the recipient of the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize for …and LA is Burning; Houston’s Buzzy Award Best New Play for Woof; the Berrilla Kerr Award for the Secret wife; the Hawai`i Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same; five separate  AATE Distinguished Play Awards; and the Charlotte Chorpenning Award for her body of work for children and their families. Y is currently at work on two new musicals with northwest composer Amanda Jacobs. Plays have been supported by the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, ATT OnStage, USA Artists, and many local arts organizations; productions in Seattle at Annex, SCT and the Seattle Group Theatre, readings almost everywhere else.  Y is an alumna of New Dramatists and a member of The Dramatists’ Guild.  She still lives with Mark Lutwak to whom many things are still dedicated. Mark and Y recently returned home after some global wanderings.  They are grateful for the swell welcome and don’t intend to leave again.