SnowGlobed. It happened. Again! For the second year, I produced my very own evening of Holiday Inspired Shorts & Spectacles. Which combines so many of my very favorite things. The Holidays. Theatre. Friends who make Theatre. Christmas Music. Directing. Acting. Decorating. Snow! Etc.
And I couldn’t have done it without like – a million people.
My incredible artists –
Daniel Tarker –> One of our playwrights who filled in for his actor who was too sick to perform that night!
Jose Amador –> Awesome Actor
Julianne Christie –> Wondrous Director
Machelle Allman –> Playwright, Director, Actor! Triple threat!
Kate Swenson –> Actor [and my former acting teacher in high school!!! Ahhh! So honored!]
Allison Schumacher –> Actor
Dan Schumacher –> Actor
Abby Carter –> One of my incredible students who wrote & directed her own piece!
Kaytlin McIntyre –> Lovely Director
Quinn Armstrong –> Playwright
Shane Regan! –> Story Maker
Michael Blaylock –> My very favorite jewish grandma!
Lisa Coronado –> Beautiful actress, who was one of the inspirations for the piece I wrote
Lisa LeVan –> The incredible artist who directed the play I wrote this year.
Amy Hill –> Incredibly talented amazing actress who played with the Lisas in my piece
Sarah Tarvin –> Actor
Michael Mitchell –> Actor
Walter Dalton –> Actor
Luke Oliphant –> Actor
Annika Summers –> Actor [Also one of my amazing students!]
Olivia Berlin –> Actor [Also one of my fabulous students!]
Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest –> Playwright who wrote CONCEPTION, specifically for us to play with in SnowGlobed. [I directed]
MY Amazing Actors! I was so flipping honored to work with this group of actors. Seriously some of the most crazy talented people in Seattle [if not THE WORLD.]. Thank you, ladies!! [And Curtis!] I couldn’t have asked for a better ensemble. You made my night!
And Thank You to Persephone Vandegrift for writing the hilarious [yet very nostalgic and sentimental] piece for me & and Katie to play in. Thank you to Norah Elges Schneyer for your direction and constant support [not only for our piece but in my daily life…]
Thank you to my wonderful friend Raymond Williams who generously donated our program printing!
Thank you the staff & Annex Theatre for working with me and letting us come play in your space!
Thank you to Angus Maxwell my incredible technician who whipped through teching 10 shows in about 3 hours & pulled off a technically perfect show! [He also had to put up with me all day while I ran around listening to Christmas carols & decorated Annex with snowflakes & stars…]
Thank you [again] to the very sexy Shane Regan! & delicious Mike Blaylock who helped with our 13 minute impossible strike that ended up with us in the down pouring rain in a traffic jam on Capitol Hill. You both are amazing gentlemen who I could not have done SnowGlobed without!
Thank you to my parents who are an ever constant support in my life and let me steal a lot of food & water from their house for craft services….
Thank you to the very ridiculous yet debonair, Brandon Ryan, for staying up with me the night before to bake cookies, to help me make personalized Christmas tree favors for all of the artists & for making me laugh so my stress bubble didn’t pop. Even when we ran out of As.
Thank you to the insane audience who came out to play with us. I seriously didn’t even know what to do when I saw so many friends & family who took the time to come out. And even more exciting when I didn’t know half the people who were there. Thank you. Thank you so so so much. I hope you all enjoyed the crap out of it and took away a whole ton of holiday cheer.
And my final thank you goes to the one and only Katie McClain. My acting partner. My writing partner. My dream sharer. My heart mender. My lover [wait. is that why people think we’re lesbians?]. My Amazonian Sister-Friend. Who not only played nutcrackers with me in our piece that night – but met me early at Annex and helped me decorate & tech & prep the playground for my friends, my family & my artists to share that evening. AND stayed for the 13 minute impossible strike that ended up with us in the down pouring rain in a traffic jam on Capitol Hill. I truly could not have done it without you, Katie!!! THANK YOU.
Thank you, everyone. Thank you for playing with me. My heart is so happy remembering that night. Words are useless to describe my gratitude but I thought I would at least try. Nothing makes me happier than doing this. Than offering myself, my imagination & my creations to you, except maybe giving friends, family & strangers the chance to do the same.
Thank you, Seattle.
SnowGlobed can’t wait until next year…