Winter Brunch and Auction 2019

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

Sunday February 24, 2019

11:00am – 2:00pm

Rainier Chapter House ~ 800 East Roy Street


$60 Admission

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

$200 VIP Admission

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


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Upcoming Auditions

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


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

Directed by Julie Beckman

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

Thursday – Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

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

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

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

Read more about playwright Theresa Rebeck HERE.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Burn This

Directed by Corey McDaniel

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

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

*PWYC Preview Thursday October 26th at 8pm

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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Production Manager

Assistant Director / Dramaturg

Stage Manager

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Props Designer

Technical Director / Builder

Fight Choreographer

Dialect Coach

Casting Director / House Manager

 …Corey McDaniel

…Sarah Ross

…Charlotte Deutsch

…Kyle James Traver

…Margaret Toomey

…Ahren Buhmann

…Michael Owcharuk

…Claire McCory

…Robin Macartney

…Adrian Delahunt

…Ryan Higgins

…Marianna de Fazio

…Alber Sucupira

Photo Credit:  Margaret Toomey



Happiest Song Plays Last


Directed by Julie Beckman


March 23rd – April 14th 2018

Thursday – Saturdays at 8pm

*PWYC Preview Thursday March 22rd

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


*Special Industry Night Monday April 9th at 8pm


Performed at 12th Ave Arts ~ 1620 12th Ave


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

Read more about Quiara Alegría Hudes HERE.  


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The Happiest Song Cast…

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


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

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

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

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

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

The Happiest Song Designers and Crew…

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Director ~ Julie Beckman

Producing Artistic Director ~ Corey McDaniel

Production Manger ~ Katie McKellar

Stage Manager ~ Sarah Ross

Technical Director/Builder ~ Adrian Delahunt

Set Designer ~ Emily Sershon

Co-Props Designers ~Emily Sershon & Katie McKellar

Lighting Designer ~ Ahren Buhmann

Costume Designer ~ Patrick Swett

Sound Designer ~ Kyle Thompson

Dramaturg ~ Mario Gomez

Dialect Coach ~ Marianna de Fazio

Casting Director ~ Alber Sucupira

Social Media Marketing Director ~ Stephanie Neuerberg

Publicity Photos Courtesy of Ian Johnston from Dangerpants Photography

 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


$18 General Admission    $15 Senior/Military    $12 TPS Member/Student
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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.

Tae_Phoenix_HeadshotTae Phoenix (Melanie Wheeler)

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. •

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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


Brunch Provided by



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

Sunday April 23rd

11:00am – 2:00pm

Rainier Chapter House ~ 800 East Roy Street


$55 Admission

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

$200 VIP Admission

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


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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:



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!


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.


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!



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.


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.


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.



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!


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.


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!

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.

  • $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.


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


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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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.



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!