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:



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).


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.



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.


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.


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