December 14th, 2018
At Palace Theatre & Art Bar, Seattle
by Devin Rodger
Jane is powerfully on the upswing and moving carefully, but with ever-increasing strength, toward the kind of life she hasn't yet had the opportunity to imagine...an ordinary one. Will is searching for someone he lost. People have claimed she died, but Will is certain—he is absolutely positive—that not only is she is alive, but after years of searching, he has found her. Set in a small town on the east end of Long Island, NY, Winter People is a love story between these two people that have found their way through many traumas to a place of forgiveness and trust of oneself.
Devin Rodger - Director
Kris Keppeler - Stage Directions
Alyson Scadron Branner - Jane
Michael Mendonsa - Will
Join us for our last show of the year on Friday December 14th, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Palace Theatre & Art Bar (formerly the Conservatory), 5813 Airport Way South, Seattle 98108. The Palace Theatre & Art Bar is a Seattle art space and coffeehouse, community meeting place, and artists’ workshop in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, a growing and glowing arts haven in Seattle near I-5, just north of Boeing Field. Beer, wine, cider, and food will be available for purchase before and after the show, and during intermission.
Suggested donation of $10.
Devin has a BA in Creative Writing and Theatre, and an MA in clinical psychology. She worked in social services for many years, while also working in theater and film. Recently, though, she’s been narrowing her scope to be more focued on writing; she just completed her 3rd season editing scripts for the SyFy show ZNation. Her work was last seen at SPS in the spring, when her short play, Not Food For Monsters, was presented as part of an evening of work by local female playwrights. She is currently working on an expanded version of that story. Devin will be directing a play for Burien Actors’ Theatre during the playwrights’ festival this coming spring.
Kris Keppeler is a narrator, actor, voice actor, and writer. She’s impersonated a cat, a prince, a princess, a witch, a dragon, and a president with her voice and narrated/produced over 40 audiobooks. She narrates and produces an award-winning weekly storytelling podcast about life and befuddlement. A story from that podcast, Does This Happen to You, resulted in her nomination for outstanding storytelling, best performance by SOVAS in 2017. Visit her IMDB page for stage and screen credits.
Alysson Scadron Branner
Alyson has lived and worked in the Seattle area nearly 20 years, which practically makes her a native in this rapidly growing city. You may have seen her this past summer in Wooden O's production of King Lear as the Earl of Kent. If you missed that, you can see more of her work in the upcoming world premier of Fire Season at Seattle Public Theatre, which runs 1/25-2/17. Working on new plays is the stuff dreams are made of.
Michael made his Seattle-area debut in 2016 in The Letters at Burien Actors Theatre and has since played the title role in Ben Butler, also at BAT, and appeared in Becky’s New Car for Twelfth Night Productions. As Mikey Budd, he plays and sings in Seattle’s alt-countrypolitan band Purty Mouth.