Word of the Week – GREASE.

Tech week is upon us! We are all loaded into the Theatre @ Meydenbauer and we are all getting excited to open for you this Thursday. I have never seen so many kids work so hard. Come see for yourselves!

Thursday – Sunday @ 7pm

Saturday – Sunday @ 2pm.

For more details check out our event page –> HERE.

Death/Sex Election Style

Death/Sex Election Style

A slight deviation from my youth theatre work. I’ve been very honored and excited to be able to work as the Assistant Director on this festival. It’s been a great experience working with & learning from the two directors individually helming these nine new short plays. Come out & see what this extremely talented company of writers, actors & directors have created for you.

It’s the Word.

Time is flying at Rydell High! I am spending a large amount of my theatre time directing two casts of Grease [one student version & one regular style] at the Bellevue Youth Theatre. Tech week is fast approaching and we hope you can make it out to see the show! Get your tickets now before prices go up the week of performances. Spread the word! 

Performances April 19-22 in the Theatre @ Meydenbauer.

All Mixed Up.

I’ve talked about it before, but one of my favorite things to do in life is connecting people with each other. So, this month, Playing in Progress, is hosting a  Seattle Theatre Mixer. It will start off with [an hour long] Staged Reading of CHAMBER MUSIC by Arthur Kopit, highlighting an ensemble cast of 8 women & 1 man from varying fields & niches of the Puget Sound theatre community.

Let’s get connected!

We hope you can come play with us this Saturday!

[p.s. I’ll be playing ‘Woman with a Gavel.’ Actor’s life 4 me!]

Singing in the Snow

Ok. Really it’s Singing in the Rain but how many ‘snowmageddons’ do we get in Seattle? Even though after living through a winter in Minnesota the two inches on the ground here is rather laughable. I know, I know Seattle! It’s the hills. It’s the ice!

But despite the snow, the ice and what will most likely all become slush by the end of the week the show must go on. Singing in the Rain is this year’s Bellevue Youth Theatre Benefit production which I am co-directing with our Artistic Director. It has been a very short intensive rehearsal process that’s really put all of us to work. I have spent a lot of time working with our four teen leads who I’ve been lucky to find very receptive and eager to be pushed and to learn more with each rehearsal. Their attitudes & excitement have made this a very rewarding process for me as both a director and teacher. I am so excited to share their performances with you.

We have three opportunities to see it.

This Saturday, January 21st, at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Bellevue, the Bellevue Youth Theatre Foundation will be hosting an evening of food, drinks & an auction hosted by local personality Pat Cashman. An abridged version of Singing in the Rain, highlighting our musical numbers, will be the capstone to this notoriously fun, theatrical evening.

Full performances of Singing in the Rain will be January 27th & 28th @ 7pm at the Bellevue Youth Theatre.

I hope you are able to attend! I am so proud of my cast and hope you get the chance to see why.

[Also. Our new Mayor Conrad Lee and Former Mayor Don Davidson are performing with us as well! I hear they’re kind of a big deal…;) You know you want to see it! ]

SnowGlobed.

As the Holiday Season approached and A Christmas Carol came to an end, I knew I wanted to do something else to celebrate the season. Theatre Style. So with the mentality of ‘book the space and you have to’ I booked a space and got to work.

One of my major passions in life as well as in my career is connecting people. Directors who need designers. Theaters who need interns. A friend who needs a new movie buddy. I love bringing groups together who probably pass each other in the streets but haven’t met.

SnowGlobed  is  an evening of holiday inspired ‘Scenes & Spectacles’ each approximately ten minutes in length individually brought together for the evening by different artists around the Puget Sound area. Some I have worked with personally. Some I have not. Each with different backgrounds & unique artistic pursuits. Which [I hope] will not only create a very eclectic evening of theatre but audience as well. It is an opportunity for us as artists to meet new collaborators as well as show each other’s audiences what new groups & theatre is out there. While also getting a little bit more holiday cheer [or drear depending on the scene…]. Hope you can come experience this One Night Only evening with us.

For more updates & information check out Playing in Progress.

SnowGlobed. DECEMBER 17th. 8pm. Theatre4. Seattle Center.

Penguins Have Moms Too.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported A Christmas Carol. It was an amazing weekend and I am so proud of my cast & crew. What a great way to start off my holiday season!

But! In case you missed it and are hoping to jump start your holidays THIS weekend come see How the Penguins Saved Santa Claus. A fun, original, family friendly play about some South Pole Penguins who rescue Santa after his sleigh crashes in their backyard. I am playing the role of MAMA PENGUIN [and overall zookeeper for a plethora of petit penguins]. Hope to see you!

Runs : 12/2-4, 12/9-11