Linda K. Morris
Linda is honored to appear on the Bagley Wright stage again, having appeared last season in the Rep's Dancing at Lughnasa. Ms. Morris moved to Seattle after seven seasons at the 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 II; 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 Oregon. Other theatres include Harlequin Productions, Utah Musical Theatre, and Midnight Sun.
Alban Dennis was last seen at Seattle Rep in The Three Musketeers and is thrilled to return with this show. Other Seattle Rep credits include STOP KISS, The Shaughraun, and Inspecting Carol. His other local credits include The Diary of Anne Frank at Intiman, A Christmas Carol at ACT, Johnny Tremain at Seattle Children's Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird at The Village Theatre, and a number of shows at the Bathhouse Theatre. Regionally, he has appeared at The Huntington Theatre in Boston, The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He is also a teaching artist at Seattle Children's Theatre and a faculty member of Lakeside School. Alban is a graduate of the UW's School of Drama PATP. He would like to thank his wife, Julie, and daughters, Holand and Maclean, for their unending love and support.
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 Dancing at Lughnasa, An American Daughter, Twelfe Night, Radiance, Welcome Home, Dean Charbonneau, and Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. 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; Camelot at The Paper Mill PlayHouse; 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 voiceover artist for companies such as Campbell's Soup, United Way, Evian Water, Kohler, General Electric and Converse Sneakers, among many others. She is a graduate of the UW and The Juilliard School.
Darragh is so happy to be back at Seattle Rep where he has appeared in The Time of Your Life (also at ACT in San Francisco) and Romeo and Juliet. Most recently in Seattle Darragh played Hamlet for Seattle Shakespeare Company (Gregory Award, Best Actor). Darragh is a founding company member of New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) and has appeared on many local stages, including ACT, Seattle Children�s Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Capitol Hill Arts Center, and Tacoma Actor's Guild. Regional theatre: Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Madison Repertory Theatre, Willamette Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, First Stage Milwaukee, and American Players Theatre, where he has been a company member for ten years. Darragh teaches acting for the Freehold Theatre Lab. Thanks to the amazing Jessica Kennan and the two angels, M�ire and Finn. And thank you for supporting Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Plays: Scenes From American Life, Children, The Dining Room, The Middle Ages, Richard Cory, The Golden Age, What I Did Last Summer, The Wayside Motor Inn, Sweet Sue, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, The Snow Ball (adapted from his novel), The Old Boy, The Fourth Wall, Later Life, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, Overtime, Let's Do It (A COLE PORTER MUSICAL), Labor Day, Far East, Darlene and the Guest Lecturer, Ancestral Voices. Opera: wrote libretto for Strawberry Fields, with music by Michael Torke, part of the Central Park Opera trilogy presented by the New York City Opera in the Fall of 1999. Novels: "The Gospel According to Joe," "Entertaining Strangers," and "The Snow Ball." Awards: Drama Desk, N.E.A., Rockefeller Foundation, New England Theatre Conference, Lucille Lortel, American Association of Community Theatres, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Honorary degrees: Williams College and Buffalo State University. Gurney was on the faculty of M.I.T. until 1996. He is the husband of one, father of four, and grandfather of six.
R. Hamilton Wright
A native of Seattle and a professional actor for over thirty years, Mr. Wright is thrilled to be back at Seattle Repertory Theatre where he has appeared in over 45 plays, beginning with Dan Sullivan's 1979 production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and, most recently, Wilson Milam's 2010 production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. His recent credits as an actor include Mel Edison in Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, in Mary Stuart at ACT. Mr. Wright co-wrote, with his old friend David Pichette, the adaptation of James M. Cain's Double Indemnity which just received its world premiere at ACT, directed by Kurt Beattie. He lives in a little house in North Seattle with his wife, Katie Forgette.
Carey Wong's theatre credits include Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Intiman, ACT, Seattle Children's Theatre, Village Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, Childsplay, Phoenix Theatre, Prince Music Theater, and Hey City Theater. He has been Resident Designer for Portland Opera, Opera Memphis, and Wildwood Park for the Arts. Regional opera credits include Seattle Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, New York's Valhalla Wagnerfest, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Carolina, Orlando Opera, Vancouver Opera, and the San Francisco Opera Center. Carey is a graduate of Yale College and attended the Yale School of Drama. Recent projects have included The Magic Flute (Beijing Music Festival), Una Pareja de Miedo (Nearco Producciones, Spain), The Nutcracker (Ballet Arizona), Crime and Punishment (Intiman), and First Class (ACT). Upcoming projects include The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Syracuse Stage), A Single Shard (Seattle Children's Theatre), It Shoulda Been You (Village Theatre), and Rossini's Otello (Opera Southwest). He has designed The Chosen, Murderers, and Birdie Blue for the Seattle Rep.
Melanie Taylor Burgess
Melanie Burgess returns to Seattle Rep having designed Three Tall Women and Bad Dates. Also in Seattle, she has designed at for Seattle Opera, ACT, Village Theatre, Intiman, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Empty Space, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, New Century Theatre Company, Taproot Theatre, and Tacoma Actors Guild. Regionally she has designed for Cincinnati Playhouse, Hawaii Theatre For Youth, Hawaii Opera, Idaho Theatre For Youth, and Idaho Repertory theatre. Melanie is the recipient of the 2010 Gregory Award for Outstanding Costume Design and has received numerous Seattle Times Footlight awards for her work. She holds a MFA in Costume Design from the University of Washington and is an instructor of design at Cornish College of the Arts.
L.B. Morse is a lighting, scenic, and multimedia designer for theatre and dance. Previous designs at Seattle Rep include This (lighting and scenery), The K of D (co-scenic design), Dancing at Lughnasa (lighting), Opus (lighting), Breakin' Hearts & 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 Harold and the Purple Crayon (lighting and multimedia) for Seattle Children's Theatre, Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (lighting) at ACT, and Breaking the Code (lighting) and The Laramie Project (scenery, lighting and multimedia) for Strawberry Theatre Workshop. He has also designed for Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare Company, On the Boards, Lingo dancetheater, Maureen Whiting Dance Co. and Empty Space, among others. L.B. is a company member of Assemblage, a collective dedicated to new experiments incorporating media and performance. Assemblage's ongoing project Way Stations, a series of interactive walking tours in urban landscapes, was featured at the '08 Northwest New Works Festival (On the Boards) and at Bumbershoot '09. 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.
Dominic is thrilled to be back designing at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Past work here includes The King Stag, Radio Golf, Memory House, and Things Being What They Are. His sound designs have been heard extensively at ACT, with some favorites being The Pillowman, Mitzi's Abortion, Flight, Jumpers, The Woman In Black, Wintertime, Alki, and Polish Joke. Dominic's work has also been heard in productions for The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Pasadena Playhouse, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and the Santa Clarita Rep. Dominic is a faculty member in Seattle University's Fine Arts department and recently created the soundscape for the new play Little World there. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from UNC-Asheville, his hometown. Dominic is a member of United Scenic Artists 829 and is a past recipient of USITT's Sound Achievement Award.
Jessica C. Bomball
Jessica is thrilled to be back at Seattle Rep. Previously she has been the stage manager for God of Carnage and the assistant stage manager for Of Mice and Men and The Imaginary Invalid. Some of Jessica's regional credits include 5th Avenue Theatre: Disney's Aladdin, A Christmas Story: The Musical!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunday in the Park with George, Irving Berlin's White Christmas; Seattle Children's Theatre: The Wizard of Oz; ACT: A Christmas Carol, The Education of Randy Newman; Village Theatre: Steel Magnolias; Shakespeare Santa Cruz: As You Like It, The Tempest, Twelfth Night; and Seattle Shakespeare Company: Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, and Comedy of Errors.
Michael B. Paul
Assistant Stage Manager
Mr. Paul is pleased to return to the Seattle Rep and to revisit Sylvia with Bob Wright. Since 1982, Mr. Paul has stage managed over 40 productions at Seattle Rep, including premiere productions by August Wilson, Neil Simon, Cheryl L. West, and The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Locally, he stage manages at ACT, Intiman, The 5th Avenue, and Seattle Children's Theatre. National credits include Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Oregon Shakespeare Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore's Centerstage, Manhattan Theatre Club, and the late Alaska Repertory Theatre. Mr. Paul assisted Jay Binder Casting on the original Broadway productions of Meet Me In St. Louis, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and Neil Simon's Rumors.
Erin B. Zatloka
Assistant Stage Manager
Erin is happy to be returning to the Seattle Rep where she was a stage management intern ten years ago. She has most recently worked at ACT as an assistant stage manager on Mary Stuart. Other favorites at ACT include Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and The Trip to Bountiful. Erin has also worked at the Village Theatre as a stage manager on Lost in Yonkers and Sleuth. Erin met her husband Greg at this theatre ten years ago and they have a beautiful daughter, Zoey. Nothing in life can happen without them and the love of friends.