Eric Ray Anderson
Eric appeared most recently at the Rep in the staged reading of Adam Rapp’s new play Welcome Home, Dean Charbonneau. Other Rep performances include Gunner in Misalliance, Mac in The Breach, The Wall in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Old Colin in The Beard of Avon, Sullivan in The Shanghahn, Mike in A Moon for the Misbegotten, and the staged reading of Temple by Sylvia Peto and Norman Durkee. Eric has lived in Seattle for thirty years, working regionally and locally in such theatres such as Intiman, Arizona Theatre Company, Empty Space Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Village Theatre, Pioneer Square Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and A Theatre Under the Influence. Recent roles include Captain Hook in Peter Pan at Book-it Repertory Theatre, Sir John Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor at Wooden O, and Saint Thomas Aquinas in Mitzi’s Abortion at ACT. Films include Greg Lachow’s Money Buys Happiness, SJ Chiro’s Little Red Riding Hood, and the upcoming Camilla Dickenson, written and directed by Cophilia Duryèe Moore. As a musician he plays in Miss Mamie Lavona, The Exotic Mulatta, and her White Boy Band, and often performs in the band for 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival.
Teagle F. Bougere
Broadway: Joseph Asagai in A Raisin In The Sun and Caliban in The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart), directed by George C. Wolfe. Off-Broadway: Macbeth, Henry V, Timon Of Athens, Antony & Cleopatra (directed by Vanessa Redgrave), and Space (written anddirected by Tina Landau), all with The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival; Wings and A Soldier’s Play (Second Stage Theatre); and A Fair Country at Lincoln Center Theater. Selected regional: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Blue Door, both directed by Delroy Lindo, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Blue/Orange at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California; The Good Negro at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; Gees Bend at Hartford Stage; and Othello (also with Mr. Stewart) at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C. He was a company member at Arena Stage in Washington D.C for five seasons, appearing in over thirty productions. Film credits include Hill and Gully (Spring 2012), A Night At The Museum, The Imposters, The Pelican Brief, Two Weeks Notice, and What The Deaf Man Heard. Television credits include “The Big C,” “Conviction,” “Cosby,” “The Job,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order” (seven episodes), and “Murder In Black and White.”
Troy has been seen previously at Seattle Rep as Gerry in Dancing at Lughnasa; Aaron McKinney in last fall’s reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, directed by Jerry Manning; and in Lidless, a collaboration with UW, 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 sometime 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 festivals in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Troy would like to thank his wife, Kimberly, for her undying support.
This is Jim’s first mainstage appearance at the Rep. He has done several workshop productions with the Rep including Another Day in Baghdad directed by Jerry Manning and Inman directed by Dr. Jonathan Miller. Favorite roles in Seattle to date are Atticus Finch in the Village Theatre’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Mountain McClintock in Theater Schmeater’s Requiem for a Heavyweight, for which Jim received a Footlight Award for Best Actor. Look for Jim later this spring in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls. Jim thanks his wife Kelly Kitchens for her love and support.
Se�n G. Griffin
In a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 150 productions, Seán is very happy to be back at the Rep where he last appeared in The Seafarer. He was also a member of the Seattle Rep Acting Company in the 1980s and appeared in a variety of roles. Other local credits include: The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Christmas Carol, Quills (ACT); The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Mame and the upcoming production of Aladdin (5th Avenue); Paradise Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, and Loot (Intiman); and The Secret Garden and The Devil and Daniel Webster (SCT). He has also worked at many repertory companies across the country, including this past summer in Wilson Milam’s production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. On Broadway he appeared in Dancing at Lughnasa, Ned and Jack, The National Health, Ah! Wilderness, Poor Murderer, and The Queen and the Rebels (opposite Colleen Dewhurst). Television: “Ally McBeal,” “ER,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Titus,” “Grounded for Life,” “Girlfriends,” “Fired Up,” “Northern Exposure,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Starsky and Hutch” and more. Film: A Different Kind of Winning, Sleep Tight, The Book of Stars, The Dark Horse, and Summer Elegy (narrator). Seán resides in Seattle with his wife Bernie who is the managing director at the 5th Avenue Theatre. He is a loving “Pop” to Ava and Jack and has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1968.
Elise Karolina Hunt
Regional credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore at ACT, Paradise Lost at Intiman, You Can’t Take it With You at Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest at South Coast Repertory Theatre, and The Women at ACT. Elise appeared in September 2009 in The Glass Menagerie at Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay, California, where she cut her teeth as a young actor. Other Bay Area credits include Arcadia at Bus Barn Stage Company. Elise has worked as a co-artistic director at Washington Ensemble Theatre here in Seattle since 2005. With the Ensemble, Elise originated roles in the world premieres of Handcuff Girl Saves the World, WonderfulLife: The Holidays on Capitol Hill, What is Sexy?, Museum Play, Crumbs Are Also Bread, and The Ten Thousand Things. Other productions at Washington Ensemble Theatre include The Mistakes Madeline Made, Iphiginia in Aulis, and Swimming in the Shallows. This season, Elise debuted in the role of director for the Ensemble’s winter production of Babs the Dodo by Michael Mitnik. Elise graduated from the University of Washington in 2006.
At Seattle Repertory Theatre: Dave Moss, Glengarry Glen Ross; Carl, Opus; Sir Toby Belch, Twelfe Night (Seattle Times “Footlight” Award); Mortimer Durham, The Constant Wife; Brighella, The King Stag; Sturdyvant, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Other work: ACT Theatre (Theatre Puget Sound “Gregory” Award Nomination as Ray in Steven Dietz’s Yankee Tavern; “Footlight” Award for Joe Foster in the world premiere of Dietz’s Becky’s New Car), Seattle Shakespeare Company (“Gregory” Award for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice), Intiman, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and numerous smaller companies. Charles’ voice-over work enjoys release on video games and in fourteen audiobook recordings for Seattle’s Cedar House Audio.
Ray Tagavilla is a graduate of the University of Washington Drama Program and is very excited to be a part of this exceptional cast! Some of his theater credits include Porcelain (formerly NWAAT) at Theater Off Jackson; Our Country’s Good, the Money and Run Series and Trojan Women at Theater Schmeater; Richard II at Seattle Shakespeare; the Sex in Seattle Series and Cowboy Vs Samurai with SISProductions; An American Book of the Dead and Clubfoot with Annex Theatre; Soft Rock Kid at ACT; The Mistakes Madeline Made with Washington Ensemble Theatre; Elephant’s Graveyard and Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline with Balagan Theatre; and Spidermann (yes, with 2 N’s) with Jose Bold. Be sure to look for him this September at ACT in A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard!
Seanjohn is delighted to re-team with Jerry Manning (John Lennon’s Gargoyle, FringeACT 2002) and return to Seattle Rep (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and workshops of What I Tell You In Darkness and Eurydice). He enjoys a long-term relationship with New City Theater, where he played Charles Smith in David Mamet’s November, tackled The Bush Dyslexicon and Theater Not Fit For The White House, and performed and later served as Curator/Host of the legendary New City Late Night Club. Seanjohn is a founding member of the experimental troupe The Compound (blueStory, Coated, and Happy?) and has performed with Annex (The Yellow Kid), Balagan (Picasso at the Lapin Agile), One World Theater (Mirette and Bellini), Empty Space (Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22), and 14/48: the world’s quickest theater festival, where he is a Mazen recipient. Mr. Walsh currently serves as president of The Sandbox Artists Collective, a membership-based ensemble of working theater professionals in Seattle.
William A. Williams
William is thrilled and honored to grace this stage for the first time. He was last seen in BalaganTheatre’s production of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog as the good doctor himself, performed at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. He has worked with Village Theatre (Beauty and the Beast, Showboat, The Gypsy King), Seattle Shakespeare Company (Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors), Contemporary Classics (…Spelling Bee, Zanna Don’t!), and The 5th Avenue Theatre’s touring children’s show. William received a B.F.A. in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. He would like to thank his family for their unconditional love and support.
Velvet belongs to the Of Mice and Men stage manager, Stina Lotti. Velvet is 13 years old and in great health�you�ll see her in �costume� (her hair has been styled for the production to make her appear older). She is making her acting debut with this role.
Jerry Manning is in his first full season as Seattle Rep’s artistic director. Seattle directing credits include boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Thom Pain: based on nothing by Will Eno, the 365 Days/365 Plays Project by Suzan-Lori Parks, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later by Moisés Kaufman, and The Patriot Acts (Seattle Rep); Nocturne by Adam Rapp and Stones in His Pockets (CHAC); Autobahn by Neil LaBute (Re-Bar); Drunken Stallion by Chris Haddad, Swine Maiden and Jump Start by Tina La Plant, Critical Mass by Scott Auguston, Bliss and Washington My Home by Bryan Willis (14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival); John Lennon’s Gargoyle by Bryan Willis (Theater Schmeater); Another Day In Bagdad by Major David A. Tucker, U.S. Army, Ret. (Stage One); Out of The Natural Order (New Waves Radio Live); Past/Perfect by Jenny Mercein, Kelly Conway, and Glenn Allen (On the Boards); and Waiting by Jenny Mercein (Washington Ensemble Theatre and West Bank Café). Washington, D.C. credits include The Fall of the House of Usher adapted by Edward Mast, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Kling, and Winnie the Pooh by le Clanche du Rand (Kennedy Center); Muzeeka, A Day for Surprises, and The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year by John Guare (Studio Theatre); The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux (Washington Stage Guild); Mud Flap Goddess by Deborah Pryor (Smallbeer Theatre); Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Signature Theatre); and Designing Joan by Barbara McConagha, Dumb Supper by Deborah Pryor, Chicken Salad by Paul Donnelly, and Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch (Source). In New York Manning directed readings and workshops at New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists/Yale, and Dixon Place. Casting consulting: The Pelican Brief, Forrest Gump, Major League, and Ken Burns’ The Civil War, among many others. Manning has fifteen years of affiliation with the NEA as a reader, site reporter and peer panelist. He was on staff at New York Theatre Workshop (seven seasons) and Arena Stage (eleven seasons).
Jennifer is delighted to be at Seattle Rep working with Jerry, this brilliant creative team, and outstanding production staff. Of Mice and Men is her third design at the Rep after boom (2009) and My Name is Rachel Corrie (2007). Other local designs include The Mojo and the Sayso (ACT); Heartbreak House (Intiman); Winter’s Tale, Merchant of Venice and Hamlet (Seattle Shakespeare); The BFG, I Was a Rat and If you Give a Mouse a Cookie (Seattle Children’s Theatre); Adding Machine (New Century Theatre Company); and Little Women and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Book-It Repertory). Jennifer also designs regularly with local ensembles: WEST and Here’s What Happened (“Awesome”), Project X (Hand2Mouth), Sonic Tales (Degenerate Art Ensemble), UnRegistered (Deus Ex Machina), and thirteen shows for Washington Ensemble Theatre as Resident Designer (2004-2008). Jennifer attended the drama schools at UW (MFA) and URI (BFA, BFA). Please look for her work in 2011 on Jackie and Me (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (ACT), and The Piano Teacher (Intiman).
Deb Trout is pleased to be at the Rep again having designed God of Carnage earlier this season. A Northwest designer, Ms. Trout’s recent works have been ACT’s The Female of the Species, Seattle Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and The Brementown Musicians at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Past collaborations include shows at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Denver Center Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Co., Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. Co-founder of the New York-based millinery company Mackey and Trout, she is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a member of the design faculty at the University of Washington’s School of Drama.
Robert is delighted to be working with this incredible team of artists here at Seattle Rep! Many thanks and much love to Jerry and Elisabeth for being the amazing people they are. Upcoming designs include: [Title of Show] with Contemporary Classics, Anon (ymous) for Working Classroom and A Crack in Everything with Zoe|Juniper. Recent designs include The Yellow Wood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Zanna Don’t! for Contemporary Classics; The K of D, an urban legend, Speech & Debate and boom for Seattle Repertory Theatre; The Lady with All the Answers for ACT; On The Nature of Dust for New Century Theatre Company; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie for Seattle Children’s Theatre; 4 Short Plays 4 Big Ideas with KJ Sanchez; Rhoda: A Life in Stories with Sheila Daniels; Crumbs are Also Bread with John Langs; A New Brain with Brandon Ivie; The Bridge of San Louis Rey with Sheila Daniels; The Museum Play with Marya Sea Kaminski; Stones in His Pockets with Jerry Manning; and Cloud Tectonics with Aimée Bruneau. Robert is the managing director and resident lighting designer of Contemporary Classics. He is also the lighting associate for Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Original Music and Sound Design
Rob was seen previously at Seattle Rep in last fall’s reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, directed by Jerry Manning. Rob’s recent work as a composer and sound designer includes Hamlet and Electra for Seattle Shakespeare Company; Evil Dead: The Musical and Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Arts West; On the Nature of Dust for New Century Theatre Company; and Breaking the Code for Strawberry Theater Workshop. Recent performance credits include A Doctor in Spite of Himself at Intiman Theatre, Go, Dog. Go! At Seattle Children’s Theatre, and The Servant of Two Masters at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Rob performs with several local bands, including “Awesome”, The Love Markets, and We Are Golden.
Robert Macdougall is an award winning, internationally recognized, fight director/stunt coordinator and movement specialist whose work has been seen all over the world. Co-founder of the Society of Australian Fight Directors, and Fight Director with the Society of American Fight Directors, he has choreographed action with edged weapons and firearms, both modern and antique. He has worked as an actor, stuntman, or stunt coordinator for over 30 film or television projects, and he has taught at universities and actor training programs on four continents. Robert is Professor of Theater at Cornish College of the Arts, founder of Proteus Theater Company and the Sword and the Play workshops. He holds senior rankings in several martial arts. His clan motto is “Vinceri Vel Mori.”
Judith Shahn has coached The Road to Mecca, The Cook, The Waters of Babylon, Doubt, Private Lives, Nine Parts of Desire, The Constant Wife, and The Chosen (among others) at Seattle Rep, as well as the national tour of Light in the Piazza. At Intiman: Ruined, A Thousand Clowns, All the King’s Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Native Son, Heartbreak House, The Grapes of Wrath, Our Town, The Singing Forest, Homebody/ Kabul, Angels in America, and The Kentucky Cycle; at ACT: A Marvelous Party, The Clean House, A Number, The Night of the Iguana, and A Christmas Carol; one season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and two seasons at Utah Shakespearean Festival. Ms. Shahn has taught voice/text/dialects for the graduate acting program at the University of Washington for the last 21 years.