At Seattle Repertory Theatre: Lennie in Of Mice and Men; Dave Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross; Carl in Opus; Sir Toby Belch, Twelfe Night; Mortimer Durham, The Constant Wife; Brighella, The King Stag; Sturdyvant, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Charles is a recipient and three-time nominee of the Theatre Puget Sound “Gregory” Award, for work here as well as at ACT Theatre (Ray in Steven Dietz’s Yankee Tavern) and Seattle Shakespeare Company (Shylock in The Merchant of Venice). His voice work enjoys release on several video games and in fifteen audio book recordings for Seattle’s Cedar House Audio.
Walter “Teach” Cole
At Seattle Repertory Theatre, Hans last appeared in This in the Leo K. Previously at the Rep: God of Carnage (subsequently playing at The Alley in Houston), An Iliad, The Three Musketeers, The Cure at Troy, The Lady From Dubuque, Misalliance, Romeo and Juliet, Light up the Sky, The O’Conner Girls, Design For Living, and The Seafarer as Sharky. Some other roles include Macbeth, Iago, Henry V, Mercutio, Richmond (in Richard III directed by Bart Sher), Costard, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tybalt, Demitrius, and Posthumous. He has worked locally at New Century Theatre Company, ACT, Intiman, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Wooden O, and Book-It. Hans is a company member of New Century Theatre Company, the proud father of Stella Blue and Charlotte and is married to actress Amy Thone.
Zach is over the moon to be here at Seattle Repertory Theatre for the first time with this inspiring company! In 2011 he received a B.A. in Theatre from Whitman College, where his favorite roles included Hlestakov in The Government Inspector and Alvin in Ping Chong’s Kind Ness. Recent Seattle appearances: Tigers Be Still (Zack) with Catapult Theatre Project, The Thrilling Adventures of the Famous Lewis and Clark! (various roles) at Annex Theater, Spring Awakening (Moritz) with Local Jewell Productions. Thanks to his family, his friends, the American Buffalo team, Nina, Tessa, Anastasia, Sean, Matt, Kaitlyn, Doreen, Danielle, Katie, the unbelievably warm and dedicated folks at the Rep, Cindy, Jessica and Chris. And to Nancy, forever.
David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School and New York University and lectures at New York’s Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the plays The Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and—recently on Broadway—Race and the revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. He has also written screenplays for such films as “House of Games” and the Oscar-nominated “The Verdict,” as well as “The Spanish Prisoner,” “The Winslow Boy,” and “Wag the Dog.” His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.
Wilson Milam returns to the Seattle Rep after directing God of Carnage, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Seafarer. Other US credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Atlantic/Broadway NYC [Tony Nomination Best Director], Mark Taper, LA [Saturn Award Best Production]); God of Carnage (The Alley Theater); A Perfect World (Cherry Lane); Poor Beast In The Rain (Matrix); Three Changes (Playwrights Horizon); Closer (Berkeley Rep); Bug (Woolly Mammoth); Killer Joe (Next, Chicago; 29th St Rep/Soho Playhouse, NY); Pot Mom (Steppenwolf); and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Red Orchid, Chicago). UK and Ireland credits include: Harvest, Flesh Wound, Fresh Kills (Royal Court); Lay Me Down Softly, Defender of the Faith, On Such As We (Abbey); Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC Stratford/Barbican/Garrick); Hurlyburly (Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic/Queens); True West (Bristol Old Vic); A Lie of the Mind (Donmar); Swimming With Sharks (Vaudeville); The Wexford Trilogy (Tricycle); Chimps (Liverpool Playhouse); Bug (Gate, London); and Killer Joe (Traverse/Bush/Vaudeville). Other: Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (BBCi).
Broadway: Wicked, The Other Place, Glengarry Glen Ross. Seattle Rep: God of Carnage, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Seafarer, The Ballad of Soapy Smith. Resident designer at Trinity Rep since 1967. Production designer of Saturday Night Live since 1974. Education: BFA, Art Institute of Chicago; BFA, Carnegie Mellon; MFA, Yale; three honorary doctorates. Awards: Tony Award, American Theatre Wing’s Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Pell Award, Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence. Inductee, NY Theatre Hall of Fame. He lives with wife Brooke in Providence, RI.
Deb Trout is pleased to be on the Seattle Rep/Wilson Milam team once more after the rewarding “Carnage,” “Glengarry,” and “Seafarer” experiences. A Northwest designer, Ms. Trout’s recent works are Portland Center Stage’s The North Plan, Intiman Festival’s Romeo and Juliet and Dirty Story, Seattle Children’s Theatre A Year With Frog and Toad, and Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program’s delightful Don Pasquale. Recent favorites include Seattle Rep’s Of Mice and Men and Seattle Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Ms. Trout’s collaborations include shows at ACT Theatre, 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.
Geoff Korf has designed the lighting for more than 250 productions (including 100 world premieres) over the past 25 years. Notable world premieres include Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House at Yale Repertory Theatre, Disney’s High School Musical at the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, and August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. His work has been seen on Broadway, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Intiman, ACT, New Century Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Cornerstone Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, The Guthrie Theater, the Goodman, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory, Long Beach Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. He has been a member of the Ensemble of Cornerstone Theater in Los Angeles since 1996. Mr. Korf also serves as the Head of Design at the University of Washington where he has taught since 2001. He is a graduate of California State University, Chico and the Yale School of Drama.
Matt is a freelance sound designer for both theatre and dance and a writer from Seattle. He recently designed the sound for A Crack in Everything for the Zoe|Juniper Dance Company, which premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and is touring nationally. He returns to Seattle Rep where he has designed the sound for boom, Breakin’ Hearts & Takin’ Names, The Brothers Size, Clybourne Park, Glengarry Glen Ross, God of Carnage, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Imaginary Invalid, Inspecting Carol, The K of D, Opus, The Seafarer, and Speech & Debate. Matt has also designed for the Alley Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, Illusion Theatre, Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, South Coast Repertory, and Washington Ensemble Theatre. Matt is a part-time lecturer at the UW’s School of Drama.
Holly R. Coombs
Holly is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest and at Seattle Repertory Theatre, where she graduated from the Professional Artist Training Program in 2009. Before her internship she attended the University of Puget Sound, where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Holly’s other Seattle credits include the 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. Her most recent credits include Stage Managing on Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, Mary Poppins (NYC), and Catch Me If You Can (NYC). She is very grateful to be working on her third show with Wilson Milam and this wonderful production team.
Assistant Stage Manager
Lisa is thrilled to return to the Rep after spending last season as an intern. Seattle Rep credits: Clybourne Park, I Am My Own Wife, Sylvia, Humor Abuse. Other local credits: Odin’s Horse (Mirror Stage), Miracle!, Hedda Gabler (Intiman Theatre), The Green Sheep (Seattle Children’s Theatre), deCOMPOSITION (Erickson Theatre), and The Nutcracker (Pacific Northwest Ballet).