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Linda Gehringer
Mary

Linda is thrilled to make her Seattle Rep debut. She recently appeared in Annie Baker,s Circle Mirror Transformation directed by Sam Gold at South Coast Repertory. Her other credits at South Coast Rep include world premieres of Julia Cho's The Language Archive and The Piano Teacher, Horton Foote,s Getting Frankie Married and Afterwards, Richard Greenberg,s A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Keith Reddin,s But Not for Me, Annie Weisman,s Hold Please, and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones, a role which she repeated in its New York premiere at Atlantic Theater Company. Linda also appeared in the world premieres of Weisman's Be Aggressive and Surf Report at La Jolla Playhouse, The Crowd You,re in With at the Goodman Theatre (Joseph Jefferson nomination), and participated in the O,Neill Playwright,s Conference, New York Stage and Film, Pacific Playwright,s Festival, and the Ojai Playwright,s Festival, where this play began. She has played leading roles in theatres across the country including Arena Stage, Baltimore Centerstage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, seven seasons with Dallas Theater Center, the Huntington Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Old Globe. Linda,s television work includes "Ally McBeal," "Cold Case," "Columbo," four seasons on "Evening Shade," "Frasier," "Gilmore Girls," the last two seasons of "Justified," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Raising Hope," "Weeds," "The West Wing," and "Without a Trace," and she appeared in the film As Good As It Gets.

Tyler Pierce
Bill

Tyler is happy to be making his Seattle Rep Debut. He has appeared in tours of Barriers, Legends with Joan Collins and Linda Evans, and A Midsummer Night,s Dream. Tyler,s regional theatre credits include Crime and Punishment at Berkeley Rep, A Christmas Carol and Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Death of a Salesman at the Old Globe; Fat Pig and The Internationalist at the Studio Theatre; Lorenzaccio, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night,s Dream, Pericles, and The Tempest at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; the world premiere of The Night Is a Child at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and also at Pasadena Playhouse; A Streetcar Named Desire at the Guthrie Theater; and the Youth Ink! Festival at the McCarter Theatre Center. His other New York credits include work at the Atlantic and Atlantic Theater Studio, Circle Rep East, HERE, Lark Theater, New Dramatists, New Georges, New York Classical Theatre, Theatre at St. Clement,s, and Theatre for a New Audience. Tyler has appeared in the films Alchera, Best Friends, The Kiss, Modern Day Arranged Marriage, A Professional, and The Rub. He has also appeared in the television shows "Asteroid," "The Guiding Light," "Kidnapped," "Runner" (pilot), and "Third Watch."

Aaron Blakely
Paul

This is Aaron,s debut at Seattle Rep. He has worked regionally at Berkeley Rep, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Walla Walla, and Southern Rep. He will soon be seen in the feature film We Need to Talk About Kevin, and on television in "Grimm." His other film credits include Frayed and We Go Way Back. Aaron holds an MFA in acting from the University of Washington,s Professional Actor Training Program..

Leo Marks
Pete

Leo has performed around the country at theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Ahmanson Theatre, the Geffen, Intiman Theatre (as Jack Burden in All the King,s Men), Kirk Douglas Theatre, Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Shakespeare Theatre Company, South Coast Rep (in Major Barbara and the world premiere of The Language Archive, which earned him Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor), and he played Hamlet at Ojai,s Theater 150. He was a founding member of New York,s Elevator Repair Service. His TV work includes "Frasier," "Gilmore Girls," "K-Ville," "Law and Order," "Law and Order: SVU," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "NYPD Blue," "The Practice," "Prison Break," and "Six Feet Under." Leo won an Obie Award for Heather Woodbury,s Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks, as well as several LA Weekly nominations and awards.

Bill Cain
Playwright

Bill,s last two plays, Equivocation (which premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and 9 Circles (which premiered at Marin Theatre Company), both received the American Theater Critics, Association/ Steinberg Award, the first time ever that an author received the award in consecutive years. Stand-Up Tragedy was awarded best production honors in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, and the Joe A. Callaway Award for its Broadway production. Bill,s work for television (including the ABC TV series Nothing Sacred) has been honored with the George Foster Peabody, Humanitas, and Writers, Guild Awards. He dedicates this play to his parents, Pete and Mary Cain, and his brother, Paul Cain.

Kent Nicholson
Director

Kent is happy to be making his Seattle Rep debut. His recent directing credits include the world premiere of 9 Circles by Bill Cain at Marin Theatre Company, Long Story Short at San Diego Repertory Theatre, and Saint Ex (music by Jenny Giering, book and lyrics by Sean Barry) at the Weston Playhouse. His New York credits include Five Flights by Adam Bock at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Wet by Liz Duffy Adams on Theatre Row. From 1995-2009 Kent worked in the San Francisco Bay area where he directed at Aurora Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, San Jose Stage Company, and TheatreWorks. He served as director of new works at TheatreWorks from 2001 to 2009. His credits at TheatreWorks include All My Sons, Ambition Facing West, Grey Gardens, and Vincent in Brixton. Kent is currently the director of musical theater and literary associate at Playwrights Horizons in New York City.

Scott Bradley
Scenic Designer

Scott designed Ma Rainey,s Black Bottom, Pygmalion and Seven Guitars for Seattle Rep. He designed Eurydice, The Glass Menagerie, and Joe Turner,s Come and Gone for Berkeley Rep. On Broadway he designed the premieres of Joe Turner,s Come and Gone (Drama Desk Award) and Seven Guitars (Drama Desk Award and Tony nomination). His recent credits include All My Sons and Prelude to a Kiss for the Huntington, Italian American Reconciliation for Long Wharf Theatre, and She Loves Me for OSF. He is currently designing Clybourne Park for Seattle Repertory Theatre, the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck,s Dead Accounts for Cleveland Playhouse in the Park, and Scorched for American Conservatory Theater. He designed sets for Journey to the West (Bay Area Theatre CriticsCircle Award), The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Lucille Lortel Award), and Silk (Joseph Jefferson Award), all adaptations written and directed by Mary Zimmerman. Scott also provided production design for the film Pushing Hands, written and directed by Ang Lee.

Callie Floor
Costume Designer

Callie has designed for many Bay Area theatres including American Conservatory Theater (A Number, As You like It, and Philistines), Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (Fabulation), the Magic (Expedition 6 and Quality of Mercy), San Francisco Mime Troupe, West Bay Opera (Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, and Turandot), and Zaccho Dance Theatre (partial list). Her recent projects include 9 Circles, Fuddy Meers, and Seven Guitars for Marin Theatre Company, and A Delicate Balance for Aurora Theatre. She is the resident designer for the California Revels and currently holds the position of costume rentals supervisor at American Conservatory Theater. Callie has a BFA from the University of Utah and a higher diploma in theatre design from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London.

Alexander V. Nichols
Lighting Designer

Alexander,s theatre credits include over 20 productions with Berkeley Rep, including most recently Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup. He designed the Broadway production of Carrie Fisher,s Wishful Drinking, originally presented at Berkeley Rep, and the off-Broadway productions of Danny Hoch,s Taking Over, Lisa Kron,s In the Wake, Marga Gomez,s Los Big Names, Rinde Eckert,s Horizon, and Sarah Jones, Bridge & Tunnel. His other credits include the touring production of Hugh Jackman in Concert and Daniel Beaty,s Through the Night. Alex has created production designs for American Conservatory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Mark Taper Forum, among others. His dance credits include several seasons as the resident designer for American Repertory Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, lighting supervisor for American Ballet Theatre, and resident visual designer for Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. His designs are in the permanent repertory of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, ODC/San Francisco, and San Francisco Ballet. Recent projects include the museum installation Circle of Memory, presented in Stockholm, and video design for life�A Journey Through Time, recently presented at the Barbican Center by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Matt Starritt
Sound Designer

Matt is a freelance sound designer for both theatre and dance and a writer from Seattle. A founder of the Washington Ensemble Theatre, he was the resident sound designer for the company,s first four seasons. He has most recently designed the sound for A Crack in Everything for the Zoe|Juniper Dance Company, which will premiere at Jacob,s Pillow Dance Festival and be presented this year at Bates Dance Festival, Diverse Works in Houston, New York Live Arts, On the Boards, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Matt has designed for the Alley Theatre, Book-It Rep, Cornerstone Theater Company, Intiman, Seattle Rep, the Seattle Shakespeare Company, the Strawberry Theatre Workshop, the University of Washington School of Drama, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Waxie Moon, and Zoe|Juniper Dance Company. Matt is a part-time lecturer at the UW,s School of Drama.

Michael John Egan
Stage Manager

Broadway: Les Mis�rables, Man of La Mancha, Never Gonna Dance. National Tours: Billy Elliot, Les Mis�rables, Miss Saigon, Cabaret, Mamma Mia!, Dirty Dancing. Seattle Opera: Wagner,s Ring Cycle, Porgy & Bess, Carmen, Parsifal, Lohengrin, The Flying Dutchman, Iphigenie en Tauride. Spoleto Festival USA: Luisa Miller, Manon Lescaut, Ariadne auf Naxos, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, La Cenerentola. Other credits include Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT Theatre, Kansas City Starlight. Mike is proud to say that he was an English major in college.

Lindsay Byrne
Assistant Stage Manager

At the Rep: Circle Mirror Transformation. Other recent credits include Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera and New Orleans Opera), The Magic Flute, Pearl Fishers, Il Trovatore (New Orleans Opera), For All Time (Cornerstone Theatre), Gulliver,s Travels (The Actor,s Gang), Fully Committed (Cygnet Theatre), and many years and many shows at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Lindsay is also a film and theatre director, and holds an MFA in directing from CalArts. Lindsay is thrilled to be a part of the Rep family!

Madeleine Oldham
Dramaturg

Madeleine is Berkeley Rep,s literary manager and resident dramaturg. As literary manager and associate dramaturg at Baltimore,s Centerstage, she produced the First Look reading series and headed up its young audience initiative. Before moving to Baltimore, she was the literary manager at Seattle Children,s Theatre, where she oversaw an extensive commissioning program. She also acted as assistant and interim literary manager at Intiman. Madeleine recently completed four years of service on the executive committee of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has also worked with ACT (Seattle), Austin Scriptworks, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, the Geva Theatre, the Kennedy Center, the Neo-Futurists, and Portland Center Stage.