In the hush-hush world of the undocumented, a brush with police spins out of control…
UNDOCUMENTED looks at the realities faced by one undocumented immigrant family in Seattle, brought into the glare of public attention after an arrest by police thrusts husband and father Fredy into immigration detention, facing deportation. He attempts to navigate not only the criminal justice system, but the tortuously difficult immigration court system – with the life he has built for his family in this country at stake.
Director: Campbell Thibo
Playwright: Margaret O’Donnell
Cast: Franca Baroni, Nick Horiatis, Freddy Tse, and Sanea Loutsis
Max and Paul are just trying to keep their architecture company afloat, but they accidentally hired the mob to build a police retirement home. They may never get the project done in this screwball comedy, but they are most definitely building madness.
“If you love those great old screwball comedies from Hollywood’s Golden Era of the 1930s, you will love Building Madness…Featuring a picture perfect cast performing in the sophisticated style and rapid-fire word play of those classic films and seeing it all done live is a treat. The plot is straight-forward fun, and what author Danley does with it is rich…Everyone gets their share of clever lines and physical comedy. The ensemble plays together like the pros they are.” -John K. Adams, Tolucan Times
Gwen Gladwell - Eryn Joslyn Eryn Joslyn received her BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. Since graduating, Eryn has guest starred in NBC’s Journeyman and MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, along with several short films and a regrettable horror film. Eryn has worked with such theaters as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Player’s Club in NYC and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. Eryn is new to Seattle and excitedly jumping into the theater scene, where she feels most at home.
Max Marshall - J. Samuel Cowan J. Samuel Cowan probably works on too much Shakespeare, if he’s being honest. But he can’t help it, he loves words, wordplay, wordcraft, and wordsmithery. Such things are what drew him to this play reading where he is thrilled to be similar verbal gymnastics in a more contemporary setting. Previous roles include Banquo in Pocket Theatre’s Macbeth: The Shakesperience, Exeter, Malvolio, and Malcolm in a series of Bard & Brew events with Island Shakespeare festival, as well as roles with Seattle Shakespeare Co., Greenstage, and Theatre 9/12. You can see JSam next as Rick in Theatre 9/12’s production of Six Degrees of Separation this January.
Paul Fielding - Barry O'Neil Barry O’Neil has been acting in the Seattle area going on five years, having moved back home after ten years acting in Los Angeles. In that time he’s worked in TV, radio, corporate videos, theater, and film. Recent highlights include Escape, directed by Lacey Leavitt, and Wild, produced by/starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. This is his second reading of Building Madness, having performed as Vito in an earlier incarnation of the show.
Ruby Deleoni - Anna Stone Anna Stone is new to Seattle after living in NYC for many years. Luckily, during a stint in LA, she met The Great Kate Danley and is thrilled to be back in the same zip code and on the boards with her. 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.
Trixie Taylor - Kate Danley Kate Danley is a USA TODAY bestselling author and winner of the Panwoski Playwriting Award. Her plays have been produced internationally. She trained at The Groundlings, RADA, Towson University, and the Acme Comedy Theater. Her Maggie MacKay series is optioned for film and television. Her film shorts include The Playhouse, Dog Days, SuperPout, and Sports Scents. She trained in puppetry with Mr. Snuffleupagus and played the head of a 20-foot dinosaur on an NBC pilot. She lost on Hollywood Squares.
Vito Deleoni - Tom Stewart Tom Stewart is an actor, writer and playwright. Recent theatre roles include Starbuck in the Rainmaker, Otto in Starling, Ring of Fire for CenterStage, John in Fifth of July for Theate22, Theseus for GreenStage. His plays have been produced by STAGEright, Island Shakespeare Festival, Beltown Theatre Center and Cornish, and were all impressive. He is supposed to have two books coming out in the near future, or so his publisher tells him. In his spare time, Tom writes short bio pieces in the third person.
Stage Directions - Christine Wilhelm Christy Wilhelm is the founder and artisan of Christy Bows, a studio that specializes in geek themed merchandise for humans and their furry friends. She is also busy keeping Seattle dressed with her LuLaRoe franchise. This marks her stage debut.
COLLECTION OF SHORT WORKS - December 9, 2016
Scot Bastian Shorts
December 9, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Seattle Playwrights Salon present a Collection of Short Works by local playwright Scot Bastian, directed by three different directors (Molly Blades, Tom Hanrahan, and Greg Beach) and features a cast of highly talented local actors. The plays are a mix of whimsical, funny, dramatic, and serio-comic, that will, hopefully, make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think. Scot Bastian Ph.D. will have available signed copies of his book, Do Ya Think: Science, Science Fiction and Skepticism, a collection of short plays and monologues, three of which will be featured in the evening's entertainment.
Admission is free. Locally sourced wine, beer, coffee, and snacks will be available for purchase.
The Fish Directed by Greg Beach CAST Student...Laura Eggerichs Teacher...G. Mike West
The Counseling Session Directed by Tom Hanrahan CAST Marn...Bruce Stewart Sal...Eli Zavatsky
The Sticky Stickup Directed by Molly Blades CAST Perl...Laurel Clark Boggles...Eli Zavatsky Officer Dave...Tom Hanrahan
Porcupines In Love Directed by Tom Harahan CAST Nikki...Allison Lloyd Star...Matheus Vogetta
The Racket Directed by Molly Blades CAST Joey...Clay Campbell Jimmy...Eli Zavatsky Jack...G. Mike West
The Counseling Session Directed by Tom Hanrahan CAST Marn...Bruce Stewart Sal...Eli Zavatsky
Trapped in a Moment Directed by Greg Beach CAST Ed...Laura Eggerichs Eve...Carolyn Luva
Pelloponesia Directed by Scot Bastian CAST Story Teller...Scot Bastian
A brand new project from the mind of Michael January. A multimedia presentation featuring music, graphics, and the spoken word.
The Seed of Evil is a fun, action thriller about a small asteroid that crash lands on earth, holding a tiny seed which quickly evolves into an unstoppable beast. The story follows our hero as he battles the entity through Brazil and other countries in South America. Traveling through Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba, until finally landing on American soil where the battle is concluded. The story will be presented with striking images from the content and audio which matches the pace of the drama. Part Two begins four years after the events of the first story, when the entity returns one day ominously without warning. The Seed of Evil is a three part trilogy about the strength we can draw out of ourselves to protect and defend the people who we love and call family. Parts One and Two will be presented.
NOT AROUND GORDIE - February 10, 2017
NOT AROUND GORDIE
by Jorj Savage
February 10, 2017
It’s 1961 in Santa Monica, California. The influx of residents and vacationers, enticed by new attractions and abetted by cutting-edge freeways, threatens to change everything that California natives hold dear: unspoiled beaches, the slow pace of life, small town neighborliness, crystalline air, and unclogged roads. Hummer’s Gas and Service Station, a small family business, is positioned to grow, serving drivers thronging to the exciting new Palisades Amusement Park. Mr. Hummer wants to turn over his beloved service station to his sons, Floyd and Gordie. But Floyd and Gordie have other ideas, and what they want puts them on a collision course with some new southern California realities. Written in 1962, Not Around Gordie explores the forces that came together to create today’s southern California, with humor, eroticism, and history as fresh as tomorrow.
George Savage Jr. (Jorj) - Playwright Jorj is the son f a playwright, his father, with whom he collaborated on the script of NOT ABOUND GORDIE 50 years ago. The play is set and was written while John Kennedy was still alive. Jorj now has 26 full length plays that have all had some kind of production. His Play WOMAN WITHOUT HER COAT will be in the Seattle Fringe Festival in March. Jorj is delighted again be working with Bruce McLean who directed Jorj's first play in Seattle in the early eighties. It was about a woman who jumps off the Aurora Bridge. He considers this awesome cast which have stayed with the play since last July to be a theater troupe.
Bruce McLean - Director and Hummer Bruce was a member of the first Seattle Repertory acting troupe. He is a "fine artist" and recently had a showing of is works at Studio 1315 in White Center. Bruce's first dramatic role was at the University of Washington in the musical Most Happy Fella, working continuously for the next 20 years in most major Seattle theaters. In the last 30 years Bruce acted in and staged many of Jorj's plays. Bruce marvels at Jorj's simple direct approach to playwriting and to life. He's enjoying working with this cast. This will be their 4th performance and third venue starting with last August at Burien Actors Theatre then Driftwood after Dark in November.
Michael Cossette - Gordie Michael was raised along the central coast of California and studied theater at Sacramento State University. He moved to Seattle in 2009 and has been involved with recreational theater. He works at the Elliott Bay Brewing Company. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and snowboarding. He lives in West Seattle with his beautiful wife Missy and their pet dog and tortoise and a new family member is due in April.
Alisa Murray - Marily Alisa did a bit of acting at Seattle University back in he late 90's and early 2000's. Then she got busy being married, raising three kids, and working as a hospice nurse. She is so happy to return to acting by playing Marily in this sweet play. She was last seen in WARP Theater's NOW IS THE TIME in October 2016.
Laurel Clark - Pandora Laurel 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. She is happy to be working with Jorj and will be starring in his play WOMAN WITHOUT HER COAT at the Seattle Fringe Festival in March.
Dan Niven - Ed Dan is delighted to return to Seattle Playwrights Salon, having appeared in Margaret O’Donnell’s Undocumented in October 2016. He adapts and performs nonfiction work by M. Barrett Miller, presenting first-hand accounts of citizens marginalized by homelessness or HIV/AIDS. Dan sings in the Holy Rosary, Edmonds Traditional Choir, Total Experience Gospel Choir, Silverbells Carolers, and plays trombone in the UW Husky Alumni Band. He hangs out his visual artist shingle at moderndaedalus.com and recently collaborated with fellow Seattle Playwrights Salon alum Campbell Thibo at the Georgetown Steam Plant, creating a meander labyrinth in electric candles for Corridor: A Festival of Light, Sound, & Movement.
William M. Phillips - Big Floyd Will is a graduate of the National Shakespeare of New York...unfortunately now defunct. He has done many shows with Jorj playing a cowboy in one and a man who kayaked and bicycled across America in another. Although 52 years old, Will is only too happy to play a 24 year old again. A playwright himself, Will is a veteran of numerous stage plays and readings. His latest performances were in Len Goodisman's CHECK OFF IN THE SUN at Eclectic and as the Admiral in SPARE THE RODENBERRY for WARP. Will lives with his wife, Martha, and their two cats: Red and Samantha, in Lake City.
Angelina Riley - Lois Rydell Angelina is a actress, singer, poet and stage manager. Recent theatrical roles include PETER PAN, MY BROTHER'S KEEPER and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN: ONE TEACHES ONE. She has also been a piano and vocal soloist in non theater performances.
James Riley - Tom Sanchez James loves performing whether he is acting, singing, dancing or beatboxing. Recent theatrical roles include parts in PETER PAN, MY BROHER'S KEEPER and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN: ONE TEACHES ONE . He was Mowgli in the musical THE JUNGLE BOOK and a raccoon in a Scot Bastian one act. James has also performed in commercial videos and variety shows. He is an electronic music composer for Sound Station Studio, and has composed music for video In James spare time, he creates comic stories.
WITH DIGNITY - March 10, 2017
Kristina Sutherland Rowell & Raymond Williams
March 10, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
With Dignity, a funeral supply company, is throwing their annual holiday party. Stevie is excited to tend bar for her first gig in months. Her dream to pour drinks, get tips, and go home is dead and buried when an old friend asks a simple favor that lets loose chaos and sets the night awry. With Dignity serves up 90 minutes of coffin hijinx and slapstick humor.