Mr. Bell was last seen performing at Seattle Repertory Theatre in Glengarry Glen Ross as James Link. Prior Rep credits include Dennis Shepard in The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Henderson in You Can’t Take It With You, and Claude D’Aria in The Imaginary Invalid. Appropriately, Mr. Bell has spent many past holiday seasons performing in A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre, in which he has performed various roles including (but not limited to) Fezziwig, Topper, Fred, and Bob Cratchit. Other favorite roles include Pod in The Borrowers at Seattle Children’s Theatre, Jon Hemminges in Swansong at Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Mugsy in Dealers Choice at the now defunct Empty Space Theatre. Mr. Bell is also director and producer of the long running, bi-monthly Brown Derby Series at Re-bar, and the quarterly series Seattle Confidential at ACT Theatre’s Bullitt Cabaret. Later this winter, Mr. Bell will be directing Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Balagan Theatre at The Moore. Mr. Bell holds a B.A. in Drama from Bennington College in Vermont.
Burton has been acting/directing/choreographing for over 25 years. His work ranges from classics (Don Juan at Seattle Rep, McCarter Theatre Center, San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C.; Triumph of Love at Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, and Missouri Rep; and Agamemnon at The Getty Villa) to new works (Texarkana Waltz at Empty Space and Circle X, LA; Valley of the Dolls at Empty Space; Wuthering! Heights! The! Musical! at Empty Space and Actors’ Theatre of Louisville). He is delighted to be back at the Rep.
Chris is thrilled to be making his debut with Seattle Repertory Theatre. Seattle credits: Village Theatre (The Producers, The Odd Couple); Seattle Shakespeare Co. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Servant of Two Masters, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing); Seattle Children’s Theatre (Jackie & Me, Go, Dog. Go!, The Borrowers); Endangered Species Project (Stalag 17, They Knew What They Wanted); The Hansberry Project at ACT (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window); 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Regional credits: Alliance Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Georgia Shakespeare, Tennessee Shakespeare Co.
Luther Beatty (at certain performances)
Hank Fialkow is a 5th grader at Coe Elementary on Queen Anne. He credits his Performing Arts teacher, Krista Carreiro, for his love of acting. He participates in the Coe Musical Theater Club and takes classes at Seattle Children’s Theatre drama school. Most recently, he performed in The Phantom Tollbooth at SCT Summer Camp. He is thrilled to join the cast of Inspecting Carol for his first professional production. In his spare time he loves reading, puppetry, magic, and spending time with his family, and dog, Milo.
Peggy is thrilled to be back on the SRT mainstage after 15 years! Peggy has been a working actress, director and producer in Seattle since settling here in 1994 and is currently the Managing Director of MAP Theatre. Peggy was a founding member in 1995 of the critically acclaimed comic theatre and sketch group, Bald Faced Lie (R.I.P. 2005). She has participated in countless 14/48 festivals and was a longtime member of the steering committee. She has partnered several times with solo performer Mark Boeker to craft and direct his original work. As a performer, she has been lucky enough to perform with: ACT (The Women); Seattle Shakespeare Co. & Wooden O (As You Like It, The Tempest, Henry V); ArtsWest (Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sunlight, and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice); upstart crow collective (Titus Andronicus, King John); Seattle Public Theatre (Boston Marriage); Theater Schmeater (The Time of Your Life, Money & Run, Montana Moose, Zombie Temps from Outer Space, Twilight Zones); Printer’s Devil (Girls & Gods); Mirror Stage (The Knee Desires the Dirt); and others.
Stephen Hando is thrilled to be making his debut on the Seattle Rep stage. Stephen is a long time company member of Printer’s Devil Theater in Seattle and is a part of the dance/theater duo Juliet & Stephen. Stephen is co-creator (with Jennifer Jasper) and star of the improvisational comedy Keefee’s House of Cards. He has production credits with many Seattle theater companies including: Book-It Repertory Theatre (Owen Meaney’s Christmas Pageant), Greek Active (King John) and Printer’s Devil (Torso). Much love to Jeff for all of his support.
Kathy Hsieh is an award-winning actor, writer and director. As an actor she has worked with Book-It, ACT, Intiman, Taproot, ReAct, Freehold, Hedgebrook, Living Voices and SIS Productions. She has been featured briefly on TNT’s “Leverage,” “Nothing Against Life,” and the NBC movie In My Shoes, plus voiceovers and audio-books. As a writer she was selected by Dramatist Magazine as “50 to Watch,” has been honored by the National Association of Asian American Professionals in Seattle as their Artist of the Year and by ArtsFund in 2003, and is the 2012 winner of Seattle’s Asian Pacific American Bash’s Innovator award.
Reginald André Jackson
Mr. Jackson is proud to be returning to Seattle Rep. He was last here as Sylvester in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Other Rep productions include Romeo and Juliet, and The Cider House Rules Part II. Jackson has performed at ACT, Intiman, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Company, Artist’s Repertory Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Wooden O, and Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Program. Reggie is a recipient of the American Alliance of Theatre & Education’s Distinguished Play Award in the category of adaptation for bringing Christopher Paul Curtis’ Bud, Not Buddy to the stage.
Luther Beatty (at certain performances)
Nate is incredibly excited to make his Seattle Rep debut. He was last seen as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Other roles include Mogli in Jungalbook at Seattle Children’s Theatre and Peter in Peter Pan at Stone Soup Theatre. Nate enjoys acting, riding his bike, building marble tracks, and playing the violin. Nate would like to dedicate this show to his loving parents and sister, Sylvie, and would like to thank them for all their wonderful support.
Kimberly King was last seen on SRT’s stage as Mrs. Kirby in You Can’t Take It With You. Kimberly has worked in theatres coast to coast for over 35 years. She was a leading resident ensemble member with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, and the Alley Theatre in Houston, where she continues to appear - most recently this summer as Dottie Otley in Noises Off. She created the role of Becky in Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car at ACT Seattle, the role of Dolores in Craig Lucas’s A Prayer for My Enemy at Intiman, the role of Agatha in Amy Weissman’s Hold, Please at South Coast Rep, and Miss Minchin for Susan Schulman’s Little Princess. She appeared with husband Ken Grantham as Agnes and Tobias in A Delicate Balance, as Mary Tyrone at San Jose Rep’s critically acclaimed production of Long Days Journey into Night, and as Sister Aloysius in Doubt. Kimberly is a mezzo soprano with an opera, jazz, and musical theatre repertoire. www.greencatbb.com
Gretchen was last seen at Seattle Rep as Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa and as Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation. Other Seattle credits include: boom, The Great Gatsby, Welcome Home, Dean Charbonneau (Seattle Rep), Cloud Nine (Strawberry Theatre Workshop), O Lovely Glowworm (New Century Theatre Co.), Doubt, Butterflies are Free and My Fair Lady (Mount Baker Theatre), Autobahn (Re-bar), (L)imitations of Life (Empty Space), King John (Upstart Crow), Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Short Stories Live! and Pinter Fortnightly at ACT. Favorite NY and regional productions include the 1st National Tour of The Vagina Monologues, The Beauty Queen of Lenanne, Spinning into Butter, Anton in Showbusiness and Krapp’s Last Tape. She has performed at Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Theatreworks, BAM, and La Mamma among others. Television and film credits include: “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Ghostwriter,” Henry Fool, Eden and Guy Maddin’s Brand Upon the Brain.
Michael Winters has previously appeared at the Rep in A Delicate Balance and The Cider House Rules. In Seattle, he has also appeared with Book-It, The 5th Avenue Theatre in Mame, Intiman, and ACT most recently in Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz, as well as in six other plays by Mr. Dietz. He has performed at Mark Taper Forum, The Matrix, Malibu Theatre Company, Andak Productions, and at The Getty Villa, all in Los Angeles; ACT in San Francisco, The Denver Center Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. He can be seen occasionally on television, most recently in seven seasons of "Gilmore Girls". He has appeared on Broadway and is the grateful recipient of a Fox Fellowship.
Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre Resident Company
Daniel Sullivan most recently directed Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale on Broadway and The Columnist starring John Lithgow on Broadway earlier this season. For The Public Theater, Sullivan directed As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Twelfth Night with Anne Hathaway, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuff Happens and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Among his Broadway credits are Good People, Time Stands Still, Accent on Youth, The Homecoming, Prelude to a Kiss, Rabbit Hole, After the Night and the Music, Julius Caesar, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, I’m Not Rappaport, Morning’s at Seven, Proof, the 2000 production of A Moon for the Misbegotten, Ah, Wilderness!, The Sisters Rosensweig, Conversations with my Father, and The Heidi Chronicles. Among his Off-Broadway credits are The Night Watcher, Intimate Apparel, Far East, Spinning into Butter, Dinner with Friends, and The Substance of Fire. From 1981 to 1997, he served as artistic director of Seattle Repertory Theatre. Sullivan is the Swanlund Professor of Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Inspecting Carol is the result of Sullivan’s collaboration with the Seattle Repertory Theatre Resident Company. The Resident Company included Jeannie Carson, Barbara Dirickson, William Biff McGuire, Marianne Owen, R. Hamilton Wright, John Aylward, Rick Tutor, and Bob Morrisey.
This year marks Jerry’s third season as Artistic Director. Mr. Manning joined Seattle Rep in 2000 as Associate Artistic Director overseeing casting. In 2008, he was named Producing Artistic Director. Seattle Rep directing credits include: I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno and Patriot Acts. As a producer Mr. Manning was on staff at New York Theatre Workshop for seven seasons and at Arena Stage for eleven years. Jerry has done extensive casting work in film and television. He has conducted workshops at graduate theater programs across the country and has an ongoing relationship with the National Endowment for the Arts where he has served as a reader, site reporter and peer panelist.
Carey Wong’s theatre credits include Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, ACT Theatre, Intiman, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The 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, Des Moines Metro 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), Rossini’s Otello (Opera Southwest), Uncle Ho To Uncle Sam (ACT Theatre) and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Book-It). Upcoming projects include Crash (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Opera Southwest), and S’wonderful and Our Town for Phoenix Theatre. He has designed Sylvia, Birdie Blue, Murderers, and The Chosen for Seattle Rep.
Catherine Hunt is thrilled to be at Seattle Repertory Theatre working with Jerry Manning. Catherine designed last year’s production of Or, for Seattle Rep, for which she won the Gregory Award for Outstanding Costume Design. Catherine has designed many productions in the Seattle area including works for ACT, The Seattle Opera, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Intiman Theatre, The Village Theatre, and a collaboration with ACT Theatre and The 5th Ave Theatre. Catherine is a former TCG/NEA design fellow and has won both The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award as well as a Los Angeles Drama-Logue award for her work in Anne Bogart’s The Women. Catherine designed the costumes for the computer game Riven and has been a guest lecturer at Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington.
Robert J. Aguilar
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: Next to Normal with Contemporary Classics, Trails for Village Theatre. Recent designs include: I Am My Own Wife for Seattle Repertory Theatre, Titanic: The Concert for The 5th Avenue Theatre, Torso for Printer’s Devil Theatre, A Crack in Everything with zoe|juniper dance company (world premiere). Other designs include: The Yellow Wood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Zanna Don’t! with Contemporary Classics; Of Mice and Men, The K of D, an urban legend, Speech & Debate and boom for Seattle Repertory Theatre; The Lady with All the Answers for ACT; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie for Seattle Children’s Theatre; On The Nature of Dust for New Century Theatre Company; Crumbs are Also Bread with John Langs; A New Brain with Brandon Ivie; Rhoda: A Life in Stories and 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.
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, 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.
Gin Hammond is thrilled to be coaching this hilarious show. Previous shows with Seattle Rep include Pullman Porter Blues, The Glass Menagerie, Dancing at Lughnasa and I Am My Own Wife. Gin received her MFA from the A.R.T. at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre and is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. She has performed at many theaters across the country, including the Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., where she won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance in The Syringa Tree. Internationally, she has performed in Russia, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England. Hammond also teaches voice-over, and can be heard on commercials, audiobooks, and a variety of video games including World of Warcraft, Aion, Halo 3 ODST. Listen for her voice (as Jago) in the upcoming adaptation of CJ Cherryh’s Foreigner series!
Geoffrey Alm is very happy to return to the Rep for Inspecting Carol. Past work at the Rep includes Sylvia, The Seafarer, God of Carnage, and a host of others. Recent work includes Romeo and Juliet and Miracle at The Intiman Festival, Oklahoma and Disney’s Aladdin at the 5th Ave, Fidelio and Porgy and Bess at Seattle Opera, Superior Donuts at Seattle Public, and Robin Hood at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Mr. Alm teaches Stage Fighting at Cornish College of the Arts, the PATP at UW, and Freehold Theatre, and he is a Fight Master with The Society of American Fight Directors.
Jessica C. Bomball
Jessica is delighted to be back at Seattle Rep. Previously she was the stage manager for Sylvia and God of Carnage and the assistant stage manager for Of Mice and Men, The Imaginary Invalid and Doubt. Some of Jessica’s regional credits include 5th Avenue Theatre: Rent, Disney’s Aladdin: The New Stage Musical, 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.
Assistant Stage Manager
Whitney is delighted to return to Seattle Rep after stage managing I Am My Own Wife last season. Other credits include First Date, Double Indemnity (ACT); Death of a Salesman (The Old Globe); A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Ruined, Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire (Intiman Theatre); Three Musketeers, The Cure at Troy, The Breach, Murderers (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Brementown Musicians, Goodnight Moon (Seattle Children’s Theatre); and Il Trovatore (Seattle Opera). Whitney grew up in San Diego and received a BA from California State University, Chico.