Cheyenne Casebier was last seen at Seattle Rep as Emma in Betrayal, as well as in The Three Musketeers, Twelfe Night, and The Great Gatsby. NYC credits include understudy in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway starring Jessica Lange, Can’t Let Go (Keen Co.), The Intoxicating Accelerating Death Machine, Chicks With Dicks, and Lesbian Pulp-o-Rama. Regional credits include Long Wharf, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Guthrie Theater where she appeared in The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Othello, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently Cheyenne starred in the short film Use As Directed (Best Short Nomination, 2008 Method Fest) and appeared in the HBO mini-series John Adams and the NBC series Two and a Half Men. Ms. Casebier is a Guthrie recipient of an International Artistic Fellowship at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. She holds a MFA from the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware
Troy has been seen previously at Seattle Rep as Aaron McKinney in last fall’s reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, directed by Jerry Manning and in Lidless at the Playhouse Theater, directed by Braden Abraham. Other local appearances include The Merchant of Venice and The Winter’s Tale at Seattle Shakespeare Company; The Night of the Living Dead, The 100 Dresses, and Honus and Me at Seattle Children’s Theatre; Gutenberg: The Musical!, The Life of Galileo, and An Enemy of the People at Strawberry Theatre Workshop; Louis Slotin Sonata and Ming The Rude at the Empty Space; Death of a Salesman, God’s Country, and Waiting for Lefty at CHAC; and Rhoda: a Life in Stories, Don Quixote, and Cry, The Beloved Country at Book-it Repertory. A sometimes sketch and improv comedian, Troy has brought shows to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters in New York and Los Angeles, as well as appearing in Sketch Comedy Festivals in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Troy couldn’t be more delighted to join this incredible production and work for the fifth time under the fierce direction of Sheila Daniels.
Benjamin Harris is thrilled to be a part of this production, his first at the Rep. Previously he appeared as Bernie in On the Nature of Dust with New Century Theatre Company, as the Piper and Stephen in Rock n’ Roll at ACT, and as Chris Foster in the world premiere of Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car, also at ACT. Elsewhere he has played Horatio in Hamlet at Indiana Repertory Theatre and Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice at Island Stage Left. Harris is also a musician and a filmmaker. His films can be seen at www.cromagnonpictures.com.
Gretchen now proudly considers herself a “Seattle local” and is honored to be a part of this fantastic season at the Rep! Favorite NY and regional productions include the first national tour of The Vagina Monologues, Hal Hartley’s Soon at the Salzberg Festival in Austria, The Beauty Queen of Lenanne, Spinning into Butter, Anton in Showbusiness, Ti Jean Blues (directed by JoAnne Akalaitis), Krapp’s Last Tape, and Dancing at Lughnasa (Broadway u/s). She has performed at Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Theatreworks, BAM, and La MaMa, among others. Television and film include “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Ghostwriter,” Henry Fool, and Guy Maddin’s Brand Upon the Brain. Seattle credits include: boom, The Great Gatsby, Welcome Home Dean Charbonneau (Seattle Rep); (L)imitations of Life (Empty Space); King John (CHAC); Autobahn (Re-bar), and Doubt and Butterflies are Free (Mount Baker Summer Rep). This one is for my Da!
Todd Jefferson Moore
Todd is pleased to return to Seattle Repertory Theatre. Other Rep productions include Opus, Gem of the Ocean, Thom Pain (based on nothing), In the Heart of the Wood, Eye of God, Marvin’s Room, and As You Like It. Other productions include UP (Syracuse Stage); Crime and Punishment, Uncle Vanya, The Grapes of Wrath, The Weir (Intiman); Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, As You Like It (Seattle Shakespeare Company); and The Wizard of Oz (Seattle Children’s Theatre). He is also a part-time instructor at Cornish College of the Arts and for ACT’s Young Playwriting Program in area middle and high schools.
Linda K Morris
Linda is honored to be making her first appearance at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Ms. Morris moved to Seattle after seven seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she appeared in King John, The Diary of Anne Frank, Room Service, The Royal Family, Oedipus Complex (world premiere, directed by Frank Galati), Wild Oats, Richard I; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; Idiot's Delight, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Taming of the Shrew, Force of Nature, and as Viola in Twelfth Night during the 70th Anniversary Season. She performed as an Actor/Teacher with OSF's School Visit Program and has worked extensively as a voiceover artist in Seattle and Southern Oregon. Other theatres include Harlequin Productions, Utah Musical Theatre and Midnight Sun.
Mari Nelson has appeared on Broadway in Six Degrees of Separation, Guys and Dolls, and Translations, and Off-Broadway in Up Against It, Twelfe Night, and Slain in the Spirit. She previously appeared at Seattle Rep in An American Daughter and Twelfe Night. Among her many regional credits are Grand Magic, Omnium Gatherum, and Miss Witherspoon at ACT Theatre; As You Like It, Arms and the Man, and An Ideal Husband at Baltimore Center Stage; Nora, Intimate Apparel, and Arms and The Man at Intiman; Voice of the Turtle, A My Name is Alice, and Hay Fever at Tacoma Actors Guild; Private Lives at the Alley Theatre; Present Laughter at Hartford Stage; and numerous plays at Olympia’s Harlequin. For TV: “One Life to Live,” “Another World,” and MTV’s “Pirate TV.” She appeared in concert with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Choir of Men & Boys, St. Thomas, NYC, in Honnegger’s “King David.” Ms. Nelson is a graduate of the UW and The Juilliard School.
Elizabeth is new to the city and is thrilled to be making her Seattle debut here at the Rep! She comes directly from the Shadowland Theatre in New York where she played Janet in Yankee Tavern. Also at the Shadowland, she appeared in All My Sons with Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss and How I Learned to Drive. Other theater credits include Hamlet and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare and Company, The Seagull at Artists Repertory Theatre, Les Liaisons Dangereuses at American Conservatory Theatre, Julius Caesar at Tennessee Shakespeare Company, and Talley's Folly and A Shayna Maidel at Chenango River Theatre. Elizabeth played Miranda to Olympia Dukakis's Prospero in a workshop production of The Tempest at Long Wharf Theatre. Elizabeth has studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Public Theater/NYSF Shakespeare Lab. She is a graduate of A.C.T.'s MFA program in San Francisco.
Based in Seattle since 1994, Sheila served as Associate Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Baba Yaga Productions and Theater Under Ground, Associate Artistic Director of Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC) and Artistic Director of Theater Schmeater. Directing credits include Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Crime and Punishment, A Streetcar Named Desire (Intiman Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, Electra, Pericles, Macbeth (Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O), Breaking the Code, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Strawberry Theatre Workshop), According to Coyote (Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis & Seattle Children’s Theatre), Crime and Punishment (Theatre Under Ground/CHAC), Waiting for Lefty, God’s Country, Arcadia (CHAC), Anaphylaxis (Throwing Bones/IRT, NYC), Rubble Women (UMO Ensemble), Rhoda: A Life in Stories (Book-It), Burning Bridget Cleary (Ladykiller Productions), The Last State (On the Boards), Vaya con Lola, Shock Brigades: Women in Combat (Baba Yaga), and Trojan Women, Dream of a Common Language, Language of Angels, Transformations, and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Theater Schmeater). From 1998 - 2008, Sheila taught Acting and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration at Cornish College of the Arts, while serving as a Resident Director there.
Etta Lilienthal is a scenographer, production designer, and visual designer residing in Seattle. Her recent projects as scene designer have been for theatrical and dance performances staged across the country including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT, New Century Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Book-It, Madison Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Printer’s Devil Theatre, Maureen Whiting Dance Company, 33 Fainting Spells, Spectrum Dance Theater, and the UMO Ensemble. Feature film credits include production design for Cthulhu (Regents Releasing 2008) and Police Beat (Sundance Film Festival, SIFF 2005). Short film credits include production design for Arthur, C.C. 2010, Rainbow (SIFF Fly Film), Diggers (IFP Spotlight Winner), and The Sidewalk Never Ends. Etta studied scene design at Smith College in Massachusetts, Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Arts in Scotland and holds a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She was a participant of the 2003-2005 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers, as well as the recipient of a 2010 Gap Grant, a 2000 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, and a 1998 Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship Award for Scene Design. Etta has had her work featured in The New York Public Library’s 2009 exhibit: “A Century of Designing Women,” Entertainment Design, Arts Patron, American Theatre, City Arts Magazine, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, The Seattle Times Magazine and has been short-listed three times for The Stranger’s Genius Award. Her latest design collaboration is with lighting designer Ben Zamora on the City of Seattle’s Storefronts Installation Project.
Broadway: Fences, Gem of the Ocean (she received a Tony award nomination for each), The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars. Regional theaters: Seattle Rep’s production of Fences earlier this year, Denver Center Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum (Ovation Award for Best Costume Design, Gem of the Ocean), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Seattle’s Intiman and ACT theatres. She taught costume design and scenic design at the University of Washington and at University of California at Santa Cruz, designed artwork for Broadway’s The Piano Lesson and Seven Guitars was the associate artist for Signature Theatre’s August Wilson Series. She was the associate producer for this year’s Broadway production of Fences starring Denzel Washington. Ms. Romero holds an MFA in design from the Yale School of Drama and resides in Seattle with her and her late husband August Wilson’s daughter, Azula Carmen Wilson.
L.B. Morse is a lighting, scenic and multimedia designer for theatre and dance. Previous designs at Seattle Rep include Opus (lighting), Breakin' Hearts and Takin' Names (scenery and lighting), Betrayal (lighting and multimedia), My Name is Rachel Corrie (lighting), Thom Pain (based on nothing) (lighting) and Twelfe Night (multimedia). Recent design work includes Breaking the Code (lighting) and The Laramie Project (scenery, lighting and multimedia) for Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and WEST (lighting and multimedia) for “Awesome” at On the Boards. Locally he has designed for Intiman, Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Lingo dancetheater, Maureen Whiting Dance Co., and Empty Space, among others. L.B. is a company member of Assemblage, a unique collective dedicated to new experiments incorporating media and performance. Assemblage’s ongoing project Way Stations, a series of interactive walking tours in urban landscapes, debuted at the 2008 Northwest New Works Festival and completed a recent tour at the 2009 Bumbershoot festival. L.B. holds a BA in Theatre Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic Design from University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the Associate Designer here at Seattle Rep.
Paul James Prendergast
Other theaters: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Hartford Stage, Great Lakes Theater Festival, East West Players, Florida Stage, Geffen Playhouse, Atlantic Theater Co., Long Wharf Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, The Kennedy Center, Alley Theatre, Honolulu Theater for Youth, Imagination Stage, Actors Gang, and Cornerstone Theater Company. Theme parks: Universal Studios and Knott's Berry Farm. Casinos: Treasure Island, MGM Grand, and Buffalo Bill's. Museums: J. Paul Getty, Geffen Contemporary, and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Dance: Diavolo Dance Theater, Momix, Parsons Dance Co., Ballet Florida, Demetrius Klein, Teatro du El, and Xing Peds. Paul's work as a singer/songwriter has appeared in films, on recordings, and in music venues nationwide.
Jessica Wallenfels' credits include Romeo and Juliet, and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The 39 Steps, Sometimes A Great Notion, The Beard of Avon, and Twelfth Night (Portland Center Stage); Gracie and the Atom (Artists Repertory Theatre); Tanglewood Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Old Globe Theater, The Mark Taper Forum, and The Actor’s Gang. New York: Canard, Canard, Goose (The Civilians), Speed Hedda (La Ma Ma e.t.c.), original works at HERE Arts Center, ps 122, WAX, and others. Wallenfels has co-created several original works with her company, Many Hats Collaboration. She holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. Upcoming projects include “Loveʼs Labors Lost” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2011.
Gin Hammond received her MFA from the A.R.T. at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre and teaches voice and speechwork at Cornish College of the Arts and Freehold Theatre Lab. She has performed nationally at theatres such The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The Longwharf Theatre, Seattle’s ACT, The Pasadena Playhouse, the A.R.T., The Berkshire Theatre Festival, and The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., where she won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance of The Syringa Tree. Internationally, she has performed in Russia, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Ms. Hammond also received a Kathleen Cornell award and WA state grants from Allied Arts, The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Artist Trust, as well as from the NEA. Her voice(s) can be heard on World of Warcraft, Aion, Halo 3 ODST, Super Granny, Cake Mania, Westward, and Nancy Drew video games; various corporate training films, audiobooks, and Jim French's Imagination Theatre.