by Kate Danley
September 8, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Semi-Finalist in the O'Neill National Playwriting Competition
Grace and Amy are two secretaries working a soul sucking job in a soul sucking office. Surrounded by unappreciative bosses and co-workers who wear too much patchouli, the highlight of their day is when they can steal leftovers from boardroom business lunches.
But when their boss chokes on an oatmeal raisin cookie and they fail to discover her until an awkward amount of time has passed, they are determined to hide the body and carry on like nothing has happened.
Bureaucrazy is about the million little deaths people die every day... and also the big one.
GRACE: Steph Sola
AMY: Emily Pike
VIVIENNE: Anna Stone
MOLLY: Amy Gang
TANIA: Bridget Connors
WATER MAN / JANITOR / AC GUY: Andrew Bullard
Stage Directions: Laurel Clark
Bridget Connors (Tania) recently moved to Seattle, WA from Pittsburgh, PA. She has performed with numerous regional theatres across the country including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, PCPA
Theatrefest, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Quantum Theatre, City Theatre, PICT, the REP, Gable Stage, Florida Stage, Mosaic Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and A Noise Within Theatre Company. Bridget was an Associate Theatre Artist in the company at New Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida. Bridget teaches
in the PATP program in the School of Drama at the University of Washington.
Amy Gang (Molly) is grateful and excited to be reading tonight. Amy most recently, she produced the play “Through the Plot Hole” by Micah Kolding at the Slate theater. You may have seen her in “Wild Mushrooms” last season at Renton Civic Theatre and she regularly works with Studio 4 Seattle. She has a degree in theatre from Northern Arizona University.
Emily Pike (Amy) is a local actor and musician with a BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. Recent performances include DADDY (Forward Flux) and SCARY MARY AND THE NIGHTMARES NINE (Annex Theatre). She can be seen next in Ghost Light Theatricals' THE INAPPROPRIATE SUITOR at the Ballard Underground. She spends her winters working as a teaching artist for Freehold's Engaged Theater program. When she isn't acting or teaching, you can find her selling eggs, books, and ice cream at Pike Place Market.
Steph Sola (Grace) is thrilled to be reading with the Seattle Playwrights Salon again. Most recent credits include Over & Under (Annex) and Perfect Arrangement (ReAct). She is also the founder/director/producer of Let’s All Drink and Do Broadway and is the assistant director of The Seattle Ladies Choir. Steph would like to thank her wonderful family for their love and support and saving her leftovers after all of her late night rehearsals.
Anna Stone (Vivienne) is new to Seattle after living in NYC for many years. Luckily, during a stint in LA, she met Kate Danley and is thrilled to be back in the same zip code. Anna does theatre, TV, and voiceover. You may have seen her on SVU, Law & Order, or Boardwalk Empire. Originally from Montana, Anna is thrilled to be back in the Northwest. She is represented by Big Fish NW and can be found at www.anna-stone.com.
Laurel Clark (Stage Directions) has trained at The Second City, Jet City, Unexpected Productions and holds her bachelor's in theatre arts from Gonzaga University She has acted, directed and stage managed at WARP. One of her most recent roles--—Flicka, a horse in WORLD WAR BEE —has been praised by some (mostly family) as her finest minutes on stage. When she is no on stage , she spends her days wrangling and singings to pre-school children, baking and running long distances.
Kate Danley (Playwright) spent five weeks on the USA TODAY bestseller list and has sold over half-a-million books globally. She was honored with the Garcia Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year (The Woodcutter), McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year (Queen Mab), and Utopia Award for Best Anthology of the Year (Once Upon A Kiss). Her 1930s screwball comedy Building Madness won the prestigious Panowski Playwriting Award. Her one-act Power was the overall winner of the Renegade Theatre Festival. Her short Kings of the World was honored as the 3rd place audience favorite in the 10x10x10 Festival. Her plays have been performed internationally. She graduated from Towson University and was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts. She trained at RADA, The Groundlings, Folger Shakespeare, Theatricum Botanicum, Impro, and Arvon. She performed her original stand-up at such clubs as The Comedy Store and The Icehouse. She belonged to the main improv company and wrote sketch for a weekly show at The Acme in Hollywood, and Hair of the Mangy Dog, which performed at the LA Comedy Festival and LA Comedy Walk. She won the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenplay Competition for her feature script Fairy Blood. She lost on Hollywood Squares. www.katedanley.com