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Winter Harvest by John Ruoff

October 9-November 1, 2014

http://eclectictheatercompany.org/2014/09/28/coming-soon-to-eclectic-theater-winter-harvest/

 

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Fangs by Jim Moran

November 7-December 6, 2014

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fangs-pay-the-actors-for-rehearsal/x/64586

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The Gate and Che April 9

 

The Gate 

by Leonard David Goodisman

The Gate (Based on a True Story)

Set during the Korean war, a black American GI and his Korean love, who decide to get married despite the most “well-intentioned” objections of everyone around them. Cultural misunderstandings continue to pursue them once they move to the States, but their quiet love and mutual respect eventually triumphs.

Directed by Margie Slovan
Cast:
Larry                                          Butch Stevenson
Choi                                          Tomoko Saito
Father                                        Leroy Chin
Mother                                        Eloisa Cardona
Captain/Minister/Chair                        Chip Wood
Cultural/dialect consultant                   Hayoun Oh
(and female understudy)

For Both Plays
Stage Managers:
Mari Cannon
Set Designer : Kim Rosin
Light Designer: Zanna Paulson
Costume Designer: Desiree Jones
Costume Designer: Oneda Harris

Produced by Eclectic Theater.

Sponsored by Shunpike and 4Culture.
Che

Che Guevara, a medical doctor, grew from being dismayed with what he saw around him, to being a dissident, a rebel, a warrior, an idol, a symbol, perhaps a god. People loved him and suffered along the way.

Directed by Roy Arauz

Cast:
Che: Chris Martínez
Tita: Maristela Diaz
Castro and others: Steve Gallion
Bolivian Guard: David Rodriguez-Jenkins
Aleida and others: Emily Feliciano

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Eclectic Theater produces three main-stage productions every season. This season is all original!

2013-2014 Season

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Flame In The Mirror (World Premiere)

by John Ruoff

Previews October 3-6. Opens October 10. Runs at Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through November 3.

Advanced Tickets are available at this link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/419501

Flame in the Mirror is a work of power and poetry from local playwright John Ruoff that explores lust for success, fear of loss and everything it is to be Irish in America.

Charlie Terry is losing his family… At the turn of the 20th Century, in a mining town in Montana that he and his brother all but created, Irish Immigrant Charlie is watching as the life he’s built comes slowly crumbling down around him. Every white lie ever told and every corner cut is finally creeping to the surface as Charlie does what he can to keep the kingdom he’s built from dissolving into nothing.

Starring Larry Albert, Susan Connors, Nick Mathews, Anna Richardson and Phillip Keiman.

Directed by Greg LoProto.

Stage Managed by Josh Kibbey.

Scenic Design by Meg Tierney.

Costume Design by John Ruoff.

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Where’s Papi?

written, directed and performed by Miguel Morales

January 9-February 1, 2014

Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

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Checkoff In The Sun

by Leonard D. Goodisman

March 20-April 19, 2014

Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm.

Pay-What-You Can Preview on Thursday March 20. Fri & Sat, March 21 & 22 are PREVIEW Priced at $20. Sun, March 23 is also PREVIEW Priced at $20.

Opens March 27.

Victoria is terminally ill. She arranges for a villa in the southwest and has her closest friends and family join her for what is assumed to be a final meeting among them. Two generations attend. It is a farewell but none can figure out how to say farewell. Each comes with a personal history, each with a personal need to assert what she or he meant to Victoria, the part played in Victoria’s life, and expectations for what Victoria should feel about them. Least of all can they figure out what she might want of them or how to handle the impending death.

A World Premiere Comedy by Leonard David Goodisman!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through April 19.

Starring Molly Blades, Kayla Brooks, Wendy Cohen, Kelley Goode, Danny Herter, Jack Hilovsky, David Lewis, Will Phillips, Carrie Schnelker, and Dale Weydert!

Directed by Amy Baldwin, Leonard Goodisman, and Ada McAllister!

Produced by Eclectic Theater.

Powered by Shunpike.

Online: $20 General Admission. $25 at the Door.

TPS: $20 at the Door. (Must show member card)

Military/Veteran/Union: $15 (Must show member card)

Students/Seniors: $12 (Must show school I.D.)

SAG-AFTRA and @AEA Members are FREE!

Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596616

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Eclectic Theater produces three main-stage productions every season. This season is all original!

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2012-2013 Season at Odd Duck Studio/Eclectic Theater

Laramie–Equal Rights (Seattle Premiere)

by Leonard D. Goodisman

A Tale Of Vigilante Women Who Stood Strong For Their Right To Protect, Serve & Vote.

September 27 -October 28, 2012. Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Across A Little Red Marker (World Premiere)

Across A Little Red Marker

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In 1988, a U.S. Border Inspector and Vietnam War widow in Washington State meets a mysterious insurance agent and finds her life tangled in this “Coen Brothers-meets-Chekhov” comically dark crime drama.

The year is 1988, when George H.W. Bush will be elected President, the Edmonton Oilers will trade Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings and the enacting of a new trade agreement waits, which will change things for the U.S.-Canada border. Nadine works as a U.S. Border Inspector, serving and protecting her Port of Entry with an authoritative, no-nonsense style. However, a health scare causes the single mother and Vietnam widow to pursue a life insurance policy. When she meets Mr. Hayden, a duplicitous
insurance agent with a dark and hidden agenda, Nadine soon finds her life and the world around her spiraling out of control.

An Equity Member Project Code presentation of a World Premiere written by Seattle Playwright Jim Moran.

Previews March 9 at 8pm and March 10 at 2pm.

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm, March 14-April 7. There is no performance on Sunday, March 31. There is a performance on Monday, April 1 at 8pm.

$12-$25 Suggested Donation.

Directed by Jane Ryan.

Starring: Lisa Carswell*, David Foubert*, Morgan Law, Susan Connors, Faye B Summers*, Ivan Dinh, and Rik Deskin*.

Stage Managed by Karin Ostergren,

Assistant Stage Managed by Richard Deskin.

Assistant Directed by Adrian Cerrato.

Scenic and Lighting Design by Joe Kendall.

Sound Design by Kyle Thompson.

Costume Design by Holly Forbis.

*Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

More info and tickets at 206-679-3271 and at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316344!

About the Artists:

Cast of Characters:

NADINE ………………………Lisa Carswell*

HAYDEN …………………….David Foubert*

RICHIE/ANTHONY………….Morgan Law

GAIL ……………………..…..Susan Connors

HIEN LI ………………………Ivan Dinh

GRASSHOPPER LADY……….Faye B Summers*

VOICE 1 & 2…………………Rik Deskin*

 

Faye B Summers*(Grasshopper Lady) has acted in Chicago & New York and appeared on most Seattle stages including ACT, The Group, Center Stage, The Rep, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Bathhouse Company, and The Empty Space. Faye B’s original one-woman show Kicking the Hat was premiered locally at the ArtsWest Playhouse. She trained emerging actors in Seattle and Denver including teaching Shakespeare and classical theatre for the Northwest Actors Studio Conservatory Acting Program for almost a decade. Her directing credits include Anthony Paul Curry’s acclaimed one-man show, Unidentified Flying Object. She writes for and appears in the Jim French Imagination Theatre radio mystery programs. Faye B is thrilled to be working with Jane Ryan and this delightful cast on Jim Moran’s exciting new play.

Ivan Dinh (Hien Li) is thrilled to back on stage again. He last appeared as Sam/Dt. Mumford in The Butler Did It, and as Axel in The Nerd.  Big thanks to Roger Tang, Jane Ryan, and Rik Deskin.  And a bigger thanks to his lifetime partner, Bobby, for his continuous love and support.

Jim Moran (Playwright) received his MFA in Playwriting from UNLV where his thesis play Emerald Eagle premiered at Nevada Conservatory Theatre.  Shortly after, his play Martian Manhunter Lives was seen Off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center and he obtained a PONY Fellowship nomination from the LARK Play Development Center. Since returning to his native city of Seattle, Eclectic Theater has also premiered his play September Skies and his work has been presented at 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival, Northwest Playwrights Alliance’s Double Shot Festival, Bainbridge Performing Arts and The Shoreline Arts Readers Theater. He also served as the assistant to Tony-Winning playwright Terrence McNally for the book of Catch Me If You Can, the Musical when it debuted at 5th Avenue Theatre.

Adrian Cerrato (Assistant Director) is truly honored to be a part of this wonderful production of the masterfully crafted play that is “Across a Little Red Marker”. Adrian previously assistant directed the musical revue “Sweet & Hot” based on the music of Harold Arlen. He has also been seen in numerous productions around Seattle as an actor including SecondStory Repertory’s new adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” (Beast), Seattle Musical Theatre’s “A Chorus Line” (Larry), and Burien Little Theatre’s production of “Frankenstein” (Victor Frankenstein). Adrian received his BA in drama from the University of Washington.

Susan Connors

Susan Connors (Gail) is a company member at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds where she recently completed her 8th comedy production since joining the group. Locally, she has also appeared with Schoolyard, Woodinville Repertory Theatre, Stone Soup Theatre, Woman Seeking…A Theatre Company, Open Circle Theatre, the Seattle Children’s Theatre (where she previously worked with this show’s director, Jane Ryan), the Bathhouse Theatre, and the Tacoma Actors Guild as well as playing a surly Canadian in the locally shot TV series, Northern Exposure. She is also a regular performer with the nationally syndicated radio drama series, Imagination Theatre, Sunday nights on KIXI.

Holly Forbis (Costume Designer) Across a Little Red Marker is Holly’s third production at Eclectic Theater. She has previously designed for September Skies (2011) and The Familiar (2011). She has also been privileged to design for Redwood Theater’s production of Never too Late (2012). Holly’s summers have been full of Last Leaf Production’s Shakespeare in the Park, designing for Macbeth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and A Winter’s Tale. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts. Holly is glad to be part of Rik Deskin’s production team and to work once again with Jim Moran. She will be back in April of 2013 designing Rik Deskin’s production of Othello.

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David Foubert* (Hayden) is an accomplished, classically trained Equity actor whose credits include touring with The Acting Company (based in New York City); significant experience with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and The National Shakespeare Company; and world premiere plays in New York, New Jersey and Seattle. David holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware’s PTTP program and a BA in Theatre from Central Washington University. David is also an experienced screen actor, with featured roles in several short films, significant roles in a industrials for companies including AT&T and Microsoft, as well as an appearance on All My Children. Mr. Foubert is also a published playwright – as co-author of “Who Doth Inhabit the Primary Position” (a Shakespearean parody of the original ‘Who’s On First’ routine), his work is being produced across the globe. After many years in the New York City area, David returned to the Seattle metro area in the past few years to help care for his ailing mother. As a Tacoma native, David longed for a return to the region’s greenery and serenity, and is excited to join the Seattle acting scene and work with the incredible talent in the region. When not onstage, David works for several event companies in the region doing carpentry, event setup, and A/V support. Find out more about David at davidfoubert.com.

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Lisa Carswell* (Nadine) was last seen as Mrs. Venable in Tennessee William’s Suddenly Last Summer at Theatre 9/12. Over the past year she has turned her talents to film and television appearing in NBC’s Grimm and the independent film Desert Cathedral in the role of Donna (currently in post-production). Lisa is currently filming the feature Act of Witness in the principal role of Daughter. She is next slated to begin filming the independent feature Quanta later this year. Lisa’s recent theatre credits include Ma in The River Why at Book-It Repertory Theatre, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at ACT, Barbara in Three Hotels at Our American Theatre Company and Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Previously Lisa has worked at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Theatre Schmeater, Women Seeking, and Open Circle Theatre. Lisa is a cum laude graduate of Cornish College of the Arts where she holds a BFA in Acting. Lisa would like to dedicate her performance to her uncle, Daniel Utter, who served in Vietnam. Many thanks to her husband and boys for putting up with all those frozen dinners.

Morgan Law

Morgan Law (Richie and Anthony) is very excited to be taking the stage in his first professional production to date. A lifelong student of the arts, Morgan has always enjoyed performing, on and off the stage or behind the camera, and is elated to have his first production as an adult directed by Jane Ryan, his first director as a child. Morgan would like to thank all the cast and crew for their innovation and dedication in bringing this story to life, Jim and Rik for being there for input and advice and of course his family and friends for all their support. Thank you.

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Rik Deskin* (Voice 1 and 2) is a Seattle-based Actor/Comedian and host of Eclectic Comedy Open Mic monthly at Eclectic Theater and a talk-show, The Rik Deskin Show on Spreecast.com. He will be seen as Iago in Othello at Eclectic Theater April 25-May 26. Rik was recently seen in the short film Wyatt Steps Out and in an upcoming Sci-Fi web-series, Look Up In The Sky. Rik can be heard on an episode of Sandbox Radio. Some films featuring Rik include The Standard, Sausage Fest and Obsession. Previous Stage roles include Hamlet, The Scottish King, and Pale from Burn This. Rik is the Artistic Director of Eclectic Theater and just directed the West Coast Premiere of Laramie—Equal Rights. Rik is a Member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. He is also a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective and a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Acting. Find out more about Rik at rikdeskin.wordpress.com

Kyle Thompson (Sound Designer) is very excited to be working on his first show at Eclectic Theater.  He graduated in 2007 with a degree in Drama and a focus in acting from the University of Washington.  Since graduation, he has devoted most of his creative energy on sound design.  Some of his credits include:  UndoKittens in a CagePenguins Episode 5 (Annex Theatre), Oedipus el Rey (eSe Teatro & ACT Central Heating Lab), Abundant Acreage Available (ACT’s 2012 New Play Award), Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)(ArtsWest), Thebes and Hearts Are Monsters (Macha Monkey Productions), The Pilot Episode Sketch Comedy & Variety Show(Theat{er/re}), The Woodsman and Brews & Bards (Emerald City Scene).  Kyle would like to thank his family for everything they do for him.

Joe Kendall (Scenic & Lighting Designer) is really cool and will have a bio soon.

Jane Ryan* (Director) loves theatre in all its shapes and forms. She began her career as an actress treading the boards in Minneapolis, Dallas, and Seattle where she has warm memories of sharing the stage with wonderful friends at the Skid Road, Bathhouse, Empty Space, Group, Palace, Poncho, and Cirque Dinner Theaters. She also appeared in some theaters that still exist (ACT and SCT)! Along the way, Jane discovered that she loved Improv (co-founding Play It Where It Lays, one of Seattle’s first Improv troupes), Teaching young people (at UW, SCT & many public and private schools), Writing plays (for middle & high school), and Directing (all ages, all genres, with a fondness for comedy). She is forever grateful to Rik Deskin and Jim Moran for letting her stage Jim’s terrific play, and feels blessed to be working with such talented actors.

Karin Ostergren (Stage Manager) is awesome and will have a bio soon.

Richard Deskin (Assistant Stage Manager) is the go-to guy for tech needs and is a rocking musician and will have a bio soon.

*Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Special Thanks to Sarah, ACT Theatre, Eclectic Theater, Freehold Theatre Lab, SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local, Seattle AEA Liaison Committee, Sandbox Artists Collective, Great Northern Workwear & Uniform Magic Needle Embroidery and more to be compiled.

Othello

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William Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and revenge.

Previews are April 27, Sat at 8pm and April 28, Sun at 2pm.

The run of the show is Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 2-26

Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello’s most trusted lieutenant, the honest Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled families and friendships destroyed until a trifle light as air tragically unravels them all.

With poetry rivaling King Lear and with the psychological depth of Hamlet, Shakespeare constructs a highly charged tale of prejudice, revenge, and the destruction of innocence.

Content Advisory: Suitable for teens and adults, Othello contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theater-goers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.

“This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.”

Directed by Kim Deskin.

Starring Michael Blum, Ann-Mari Bryant, Rik Deskin*, Eleanor Moseley*, Eric Newman*, Scott Maddock, Corey Lynn Atencio, Alexa Oo, Jeff Allen Pierce*, Brandon Marino,and Mary Murfin Bayley!

Sound Design by David Torres.

Costume Design by Holly Forbis.

Scenic Design by Tyrone Brown.

Lighting Design by Judy Walcott.

Fight Design by Gavin Sakae Mclean.

Stage Management by Alyson Sundal.

Assistant Stage Management by Richard Deskin.

$12-$25. PWYC. April 27-April 28 are all PWYC Previews.

Advanced Tickets are available at 206-679-3271 and at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/357562!

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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Directed by Kim Deskin

The Cast

The Clown; also “the Duke”                                     Jeff Allen Pierce*

Clown Chorus 1; also Montano, Lodovico           Mary Murfin Bayley

Clown Chorus 2; also Bianca                                Corey Lynn Atencio

Clown Chorus 3                                                     Alexa Oo

Roderigo, man of Venice                                       Eric Newman*

Iago, Othello’s ancient                                            Rik Deskin*

Brabantio, then Gratiano, his brother            Scott Maddock

Othello, the Moor of Venice                                 Michael D. Blum

Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant                                   Brandon Marino

Desdemona, Othello’s wife                                  Ann-Mari Bryant

Emilia, Iago’s wife                                                 Eleanor Moseley*

The Crew

Stage Manager          Alyson Sundal

Board Operator         Richard Deskin

Scenic Design              Tau Usutu

Sound Design           David Torres

Lighting Design        Judy Wolcott

Fight Choreography             Gavin Sakae McLean

Clown Choreography    Jeff Allen Pierce

Costume Design     Holly Forbis

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Company Bios

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Mary Murfin Bayley (Clown Chorus 1; Montano; Lodovico) recent roles include Edith in Blithe Spirit at Theatre 9/12, Lady Macbeth at Last Leafs Shakespeare in the Parks, La Poncia in The House of Bernarda Alba at Arouet, Miss Potter in Jemima Canard at Annex Theatre, Mrs. Slocum in BXPE at Seattle Public Theater, and Olive Worthington and Billy Winkle in Cider House Rules at Book-it Repertory Theatre. Back in the mists of time Mary got her B.A. in theater from Reed College and more recently spent two years in Italy where she studied Commedia dell’Arte with Roberto Andrioli of Teatro Piccolo.  Mary’s excited to be doing her first play at Eclectic Theater.

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Michael D. Blum (Othello) is an actor, director, storyteller, and voice talent who recently moved to Seattle. He can be seen on TV in a spot for Washington Labor and Industries. In his spare time, he sleeps.

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Gavin McLean (Fight Director) is a 2008 Cornish College of the Arts Grad and after a 2 and a half year break is ready to come back in the art community. Some of Gavin’s mentors in the ways of stage violence are; Geoff Alm, Robert MacDougall, and Gordon Carpenter. Gavin’s last show was being a movement coach and fight choreographer for Ghost Light Theatrical’s The Hairy Ape. Some of McLean’s other works include; 07′ – ’10 touring cast of Romeo & Juliet with Seattle Shakespeare Company,  directing the national touring cast of Sexy Coffee, Elite 2 in Bungee’s Halo: Reach for Xbox 360, and the part of Bear in the 2009 Seattle Times Footlights Award winning role The Rez: As I Saw It. Gavin is also a SAG-AFTRA member. “This cast and crew have been amazing, thank you one and all for the opportunity.”www.gavinsakaemclean.com

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Alyson Sundal (Stage Manager) graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Puget Sound. She has been working in Stage Management for more than ten years and is happy to be back in Seattle after stints in Kentucky and Indiana. Seattle credits include Guys and Dolls at The 5th Avenue, Sundays at Tiffany’s at Village, Hairspray at Seattle Musical Theatre, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot with Ghost Light Theatricals, and The Turn of the Screw with Centerstage Theatre. Othello marks her Eclectic Theater debut.

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Jeff Allen Pierce (The Clown) has recently returned to the Pacific Northwest after spending 3 years in the Southwest. He most recently performed Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night with Key City Public Theatre. After receiving his BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Idaho (1998), Jeff performed with companies such as Mill Mountain Theatre, Fusion Theatre Company, Old Lyric Repertory Company, Willamette Repertory Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Some of his favorite roles include Sam in Fully Committed (Lord Leebrick Theatre Company), Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun (Oregon

Festival of American Music), Sparky in Forever Plaid (Idaho Repertory Theatre), Orin the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (Old Lyric Repertory Company), Jerry in The Full Monty (Albuquerque Little Theatre), and Harold Hill in The Music Man (Landmark Musicals). This summer he will return to Port Townsend to perform in The Big Bang and Much Ado About Nothing with KCPT. Jeff sends his love to his amazing girlfriend, Lindsay, and incredible son, Dylan.

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Scott Maddock (Brabatio and Gratiano) is honored and delighted to be playing with this incredibly talented cast and crew.  He was previously seen with Eclectic Theater in their productions of MacBeth and As You Like It, and is currently working with Akropolis Performance Lab as the professor in their upcoming production of Uncle Vanya.  Recently he has been in Last Leaf’s productions of As You Like ItThe Merchant of VeniceMacBeth and Julius Caesar, and Umbrella Theatre’s Pirates.  Special thanks to Freehold and my folks, Jim and Joyce Maddock, who have encouraged and nurtured my artistic pursuit.

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Alexa Oo (Clown Chorus 3) grew up doing musical theater and is a pianist by profession. She frequently performs in diverse events throughout the state of Washington. A former master’s student of UW, Alexa now studies acting at the Freehold Theatre and is currently in several film productions.

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Corey Lynn Atencio (Clown Chorus 2; also Bianca)
This is Corey’s 3rd production ate Eclectic Theater, where she was last seen as Maggie in Laramie; Equal Rights. Corey is thrilled to be involved in Othello and has enjoyed diving headfirst into the language again. she wants to thank her loving family and supportive fella for all that they have always given her. Love you guys! So, sit back and enjoy the beautiful language and the tragic beauty of Othello: The Moor of Venice!

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Eleanor Moseley (Emilia) is happy to back at Eclectic Theater, last appearing here in The Familiar.  Seattle theater work includes Book-It’s Art of Racing in the Rain, The Ladies of the Corridor, Come Back to the Five and Dime… and other WST productions at Hugo House, and several French-language roles with Steeplechase Productions.  Recent film projects: Children of Light, The Dark Horse, and Regulate.  More distant history includes theatre work in New York, North Carolina, and the Bay area, and appearances in Someone to Watch Over Me, Ryan’s Hope, The Dead Pool, and The Equalizer.  She trained at HB Studios in NY, ACT/San Francisco, and most recently with John Jacobsen, Arne Zaslove, Matt Smith, and Charles Waxberg.  Member, AEA and SAG-AFTRA

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Eric Newman (Roderigo) It’s been a long wait between shows (10+ years!) but Eric and Rik knew they’d eventually get a chance to act together again. This show has been great fun, and Eric is pleased as punch to be working with everyone, both on and back stage. Btw, other examples of Eric’s creativity (ceramics) can be seen in his solo exhibit at the Seattle Design Center:   www.cynosure-arts.weebly.com

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Brandon Marino (Cassio) is excited to be appearing in his first Shakespeare play. When not acting, Brandon can usually be found fighting crime as Batman.

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Ann-Mari Bryant (Desdemona) graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Drama in June 2007, where she acquired most of her performance and technical theatre training. She also received training and experience with, The Clark College Theatre Company, participating in their 2002 production of Cabaret as well as their 2002 Children’s Theatre Tour of La Gata (Puss n Boots adaptation.), which gave her the opportunity to play multiple roles. She also had a principle role in the 2004 Clark College Student Union Production of the Vagina Monologues (My Vagina was My Village). Since Ann-Mari has graduated from the University Of Washington she has acquired experience acting for both theatre and film. Some of her notable projects are: Virgin Joe, a staged reading to develop a new play with the Backwards Ensemble Theater Company. Played Marianna, a woman exploring her desire to be an Episcopal priest and battling her mother’s resistance to it, in an original work called Origami, written by Robin Allen Jones for the Umbrella Theatre Company. She is also featured in White Elephant an independent film By Daniel Myers which has been submitted to various film festivals. She also had fun being an extra for the independent film, 5 Dollar Cover, directed by Lynn Shelton. Ann-Mari is also a teacher at Stone Soup Theatre, where she gets to work with several age groups on various acting techniques and lead them to do short performances. She is thrilled to be working with such a group of talented artists in this production of Othello.

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2011-2012 Season at Odd Duck Studio

September Skies by Jim Moran (World Premiere)

September 1-October 1, 2011. An Equity Member Project Code presentation in association with Eclectic Theater Company.

The Man In The Newspaper Hat by Hayley Heaton (Seattle Premiere)

November 17- December 17, 2011. An Eclectic Theater Company Co-production with Many Tracks and Theater Lexicon.

The Comedy Workshop

Every Thursday. Produced by Eclectic Theater Company.

Brown Bag Comedy

June 3, 2011-February 3, 2012. Produced by Eclectic Theater Company.

Kristina McMillan Comedy Show

February 9, 2012. Produced by Eclectic Theater Company.

DreamTales

February 10, 2012. Co-Produced by The Fool and Eclectic Theater Company.

2010-2011 Season at Odd Duck Studio

Faith Healer by Brian Friel

September 17-October 10

Fri-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm.

Rediscover your own inner journey at a performance of this dark Celtic tale by Ireland’s premiere playwright Brian Friel.  Meet Frank Hardy, low-rent faith healer (Steve Treacy), his wife Grace (Michelle Hensel), and his road manager Teddy (Doug Taylor), as they recount their own versions of Frank’s ill-fated homecoming to Ireland.  Seattle’s Eclectic Theater Company presents this initial production by Discovery Bay Players.(www.discoverybayplayers.com).

The Westerbork Serenade by David Natale

October 13, 21-23, and November 5 at Odd Duck Studio.

The Misanthrope

January 20-February 12, 2011 at Odd Duck Studio.


The Familiar — a Ghost Story by Rosemary Poole-Carter (World Premiere)

Directed by Rik Deskin. An Equity Member Project Code presentation.

May 26-June 18, 2011.

2009-2010
MacBeth
by William Shakespeare
October 29-November 21, 2009

A Taste of Honey
by Shelagh Delaney
Feb 11-March 6, 2010

Black Men Smile At Me
by Kirsten Fatland
World Premiere by a Local Playwright!
Coming Fall, 2010

2008 – 2009 Season
As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
July 17 – 26, Aug 8, at 6:30 PM; Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival on Sunday, July 13th, at 2 PM

The Little Death
by Rosemary Poole-Carter
West Coast Premiere!
October 10-November 1, 2008

Ghosts
by Henrik Ibsen
adapted by Beau M.K. Prichard
November 28-December 20, 2008

Woyzeck
by Georg Büchner
February 19 – March 14, 2009
(No matinees – two special Monday performances, March 2 and 9!)

2007 – 2008
The 24 Hour Plays
July 7, 2007 at The Center House Theater

Twelfth Night
Directed by Kim Deskin
July 19-August 4, 2007 in Kirkland, Bellevue & Auburn parks.

St. Nicholas
Directed by L. Nicol Cabe
October 12-November 3 @ Odd Duck

Hamlet
Directed by Cara Anderson-Ahrens
January 11-February 2

Suburbia
Directed by Beau M.K. Prichard
February 14-March 8

Matt & Ben
Directed by L. Nicol Cabe
March 20-April 12

The Shaft
A Brand New, World Premiere Play by Jonathan Shock
Directed by Beau M.K. Prichard and Jonathan Shock
May 9 – 24

2006 – 2007
365 Days, 365 Plays: Week 18
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by: L. Nicol Cabe
March 12 – 15 at Marina Pavilion, Kirkland
March 16 – 18 at Odd Duck Studios, Capitol Hill

Hate Mail
a comedy written by Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater 3000) & Kira Obolensky (Lobster Alice)
Directed by Beau Prichard (Antagonism)
Featuring Rik Deskin (Obsession) and Holly Rose (Moon Over Buffalo)
(*Chris Arace will be understudying the role of Dahlia for the February 9 & 10 performances.)
at The Odd Duck Studio on Capitol Hill
ENCORE PERFORMANCES! February 3, 9 & 10, 2007 @ 8pm

Antagonism: Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” and Beau Prichard’s “Interrogation”
directed by Beau Prichard and Caitlin Bell
December 7 – 23, 2006
at Odd Duck Studio in Capitol Hill

Merry F&#*ing Christmas
Written and Directed by Brian Walton
December 7 – 23, 2006

Death Behind The Tabloids
Written by Rosemary Poole-Carter
Directed by Rik Deskin
October 13-21

Ha-Hapocalypse
October 6-21

Nine Of Nine Play Festival
September 7-23
The Plays:
Thursday, September 7: Sane by Norene G. Sterling
Friday, September 8: Dust of Providence by Roxanne Ray
Saturday, September 9: The Woman Who Was Like Steve McQueen by George Savage Jr.
Thursday, September 14: Eggnography by Dave Tucker
Friday, September 15: And Somewhere Men Are Laughing by Jeff Mandels
Saturday, September 16: The Lost Garden by Elena Naskova
Thursday, September 21: The Ex-Husband Play by Barbara Lindsay
Friday, September 22: Three Hundred by Becky Hellyer
Saturday, September 23: Gods on Vacation by Dean S. Brady

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
July 20-30 in Kirkland, Bellevue & Auburn Parks

24 Hour Plays
July 1, 2006
presented at Center House Theatre
produced as Green Theatre Company and Absurd Reality Theatre productions

2005 – 2006

SPDV: Teen Sketch Comedy Season 2

September 11-September 24, 2005

Directed by Rik Deskin. Starring Thomas Deskin, Elliott Waldman, & Lorrie Deskin and joined by new Featured Players Jana Gueck, Richard Deskin, and Molly Sharpe!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
July 2005
Directed by Laura Drevecky, Stephanie D. Farhood, and Kim Deskin
Presented as a Green Theatre Production

The 24 Hour Plays
July 2005 at Theatre 4

2004

SPDV: Teen Sketch Comedy

August 11-August 14, 2004 at Theatre 4

2003

Water Angel

July: A short student film produced at the Seattle Center Academy/911 Media

2002

A Night of One Acts

May, 2002 at the Nippon Kan Theatre

2001

Vegetable

May, 2001 at Cornish College of the Arts

2000

The Green Theatre Project
April 24, 2000 at Cornish College of the Arts

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