The Siblings Grimm is Here!

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Spending another summer traveling the Puget Sound area with the 14/48 Project’s park show! Hope you can make it out to see THE SIBLINGS GRIMM!

Check out the full schedule HERE.

I SEE a Lot of #SEAthtr

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I see a lot of theatre in Seattle [and occasionally other places]. I see a lot of live performances within a variety of genres. And I have begun to record them – and my thoughts on them – on my Instagram.

[The goal is 100 performances by the end of 2016.]

SEE what I think YOU should SEE in SEAttle.

xoxxx.

rD.

 

 

The Next Generation

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I have the honor of directing for ACT Theatre’s Young Playwright Program again this year. ACT sends out teaching artists to Seattle & its surrounding areas to teach playwrighting through out a semester. From their classes, each teacher picks one play that gets the opportunity to be workshopped by professional artists and presented in a staged reading.

This year I’ve gotten to work with a young lady playwright on her play, The Marvelous Jerico, with a very talented group of actors. She is only 12 but there is nothing only about her. She knows what she’s doing and how she wants to put her words out in the world. I can’t wait to be a part of the talk backs with her.

Join us!

March 11th at 7:30pm. March 12th at 1pm.

Tickets –> HERE! 

Seattle Vice has Returned!

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Seattle Vice is back for 7 more performances & so is Sherrie! Get your tickets NOW before they sell out –> HERE.

Come dance with me…

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Parity Raid Reading Tonight!

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Acting in a reading of DREAM VACATION by Lori Lee Haener tonight at Macha Monkey Theatre. Two short plays by female playwrights. $5 Suggested Donation.

Details –> HERE.

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Theatre I Saw in 2015

*Denotes That I was Involved in the Production in Some Way

January 2015

6 – Four Story House 1

7 – Cut by Holly Arsenault – a reading 2

16/17 – 14/48 Kamikaze* 3, 4

19 – World Builders by Johanna Adams – a Pipeline reading 5

22- Three Sisters @ ACT, Seagull Project 6

23 – 4th Grade presents an Unnamed Love-Suicide @ GLT 7

25 – The Pleasure & Sorrow of Your Company by Stacy Flood – a reading 8

29 – Dumpsite by Julia Nardin – a reading 9

31 – Measure for Measure directed by Desdemona Chaing @ Seattle Shakes 10

February

1 – The Superbowl.

4 – Natural @ Annex Theatre 11

6 – Our Town @ Strawshop, 12th Avenue Arts [my first time!] 12

7 – Secretaries @ Theater Schmeater 13

8 – 4000 Miles @ ArtsWest 14

10 – Bully by Beth Peterson – a reading* [Northwest Playwrights Alliance] 15

11 – Dear Elizabeth @ Seattle Rep 16

18 – The Explorer’s Club @ Taproot Theatre 17

19 – Zapoi @ Annex Theatre 18

26 – Voyage for Madmen @ West of Lenin 19

28 – 14/48 20

March

5/6 – Young Playwright’s Festival @ ACT* 21, 22

7 – Voyage for Madmen @ WofL [again]/ Schmogasborg 23

9 – Blood/Water/Paint @ Live Girls Theatre [TOJ] 24

11 – The Comparables @ Seattle Rep 25

12 – WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915 @ Pony World Theatre 26

16 – Chinglish @ Arts West 27

21 – Tartuffe directed by Makaela Pollock @ Seattle Shakespeare 28

27 – Slowgirl by Greg Pierce @ Seattle Public Theater 29

29 – Macbeth – Directed by Annie Lareau @ Seattle Shakespeare 30

April

2 – The Most Deserving by Catherine Trieschmann @ Theater Schmeater 31

3 – Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain @ Taproot Theater 32

14 – The Summer House [a readying] @ Forward Flux 33

17 – Macbeth [again] @ Seattle Shakespeare Tour

18 – Live! From the Last Night of My Life. by Wayne Rawley @ Theatre22 34

24 – Bunnies – by Keiko Green @ Annex Theatre 35

25 – Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum @ SMT 36

27 – Lizard Boy @ Seattle Rep 37

May

1 – Othello directed by John Langs @ Seattle Shakespeare 38

7 – Bunnies @ Annex Theatre [Repeat]

8 – and, and, and, Isabella Bootlegs @ Macha Monkey 39

9 – The Feast @ MAP Theatre 40

10 – Chalk Garden [a reading]* @ Endangered Species Project 41

23 – Don Nordo del Midwest @ Cafe Nordo  42

June

5 – SOAPfest @ West of Lenin 43

6 – Quickies @ Live Girls! Theater 44

7 – SOAPfest [Repeat] @ West of Lenin 45

9 – A Beautiful Province [a reading] @ Forward Flux 46

12 – DIRTY @ WET/ACT 47

18 – Slaughterhouse 5 @ Book It 48

19 – Made of These [a reading] by Courtney Meaker @ SeattleRep 49

20 – DUMP SITE @ Seattle Immersive Theatre 50

July

11 – Journey of the Bell @ 14/48 Projects* 51

12 – As You Like It @ Wooden-O 52

16 – Cymbeline @ Island Stage Left 53

25 – Gilgamesh @ Theater Schmeater 54

26 – Orpheus Descending @ Intiman Festival 55

29 – La Esposa del Diablo [a reading] @ T22* 56

August

1 – Wizzer PIzzer @ T22 57

4 – Zig Zag Festival Day 1 @ Annex Theatre* 58

5 – Zig Zag Festival Day 2 @ Annex Theatre* 59

6 – Play @ Shaking the Tree [Portland] 60

17 – Schmograsborg @ West of Lenin 61

20 – Is She Dead Yet? @ Annex Theatre 62

21 – 14/48:Nordo 63

27 – 14/48:Nordo* 64

29 – 14/48: Nordo Late Night 65

September

18 – Knocking Bird @ Umbrella Project/WofL 66

20 – Bohemia @ Cafe Nordo 67

24 – Children’s Hour @ Intiman Festival 68

25 – Art of Bad Men @ MAP Theatre 69

28 – For Christmas [reading] @ Solo Bar* 70

30 – Green Whales @ Forward Flux 71

30 – Still Life @ Forward Flux 72

October

2 – What We Talk About When We Talk About Love @ Book It 73

8 – Memorandum @ Strawshop 74

9 – Panel Jumper LIVE @ West of Lenin 75

15 – Sauced @ Cafe Nordo 76

16 – Art of Badmen @ MAP Theatre [Again]

23 – Seven Minutes in Heaven @ Pocket 77

27 – Romeo Chang [a reading] @ Forward Flux 78

31 – Water by the Spoonful @ T22 79

November

4 – Glas Nocturne @ Akropolis 80

7 – Dragon Lady @ Pocket 81

13 – Dimension Force @ SPT* 82

December

4 – SnowGlobed @ Playing in Progress* 83

4 – For Christmas @ Playing in Progress* 84

10 – Christmastown @ SPT 85

Assistant Directing Titus Andronicus.

  
The relationship of Lavinia & Tamora is often regarded as the Virgin & the Whore. Today, I think, this does women a disservice. They are both so much more than that. What their relationship comes down to, to me, is an extreme view of woman on woman violence. Lavinia asks Tamora to kill her rather than let her sons rape her, demanding, woman to woman, to save her from a future that she believes is worse than death. This is the most extreme situation. A woman having control over another woman’s rape. But it leads me to ask questions about how & why, women hurt other women outside of this extreme. Slut shaming comes to the forefront in these ponderings. Owning our bodies but shaming other women for owning theirs. With women having so small a speaking role in Titus Andronicus, Lavinia being literally silenced… I am continually drawn back to what these two women mean to each other, to the world they’re in, & what they have to say today. More to come.