Beat your Inauguration Day blues by taking in a reading of
The Taming by Lauren Gunderson
WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Buster's Space at ACT Theatre
What happens when Miss Georgia decides to take on the American political system on the eve of the Miss America Pageant? All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip.
Here's lookin' at you, America.
Part of the National Inauguration Day Project which includes readings in nearly every state, W/P is producing Seattle's answer to the sobering swearing in of the 45th President of these United States of America.
Donations accepted at the door.
Jasmine Jean Sim (Katherine) graduated from the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts (PCPA in California) and Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Original Works. Most recently she spent last year as one of ACT Theatre's first Core Company members. Recent credits include Dangerous Liaisons at ACT Theatre, Winter's Tale with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Bonnie & Clyde with Studio 18 Productions, Stupid F*cking Bird with ACT Theatre, and 9 to 5 with Seattle Musical Theatre. You can see her next in The Pajama Game with the 5th Avenue. Jasmine Jean Sim
Angela DiMarco (Patricia) has been acting on stage and screen for 20 years. Locally, she has worked at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Theatre22, Intiman, ArtsWest, ReAct and more. In 2012, she founded Mighty Tripod Productions and Acting Studio, with her husband, David S. Hogan. They produce independent films, and teach on-camera acting techniques to actors of all ages. Angela is also a consecutive three-time Gregory Award Nominee.
Ayo (Bianca) graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design before moving to Seattle in 2011. She has had the pleasure of working with a number of local theatres, including Seattle Shakespeare Company, Live Girls! Theater, Theater Schmeater, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Mirror Stage, Sound Theatre Company, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and The Seagull Project. some recent credits recent credits include the role of Mary Magdalene in Sound Theatre Company's production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and as part of the ensemble in WET's production of Revolt. She said. Revolt again. She will be appearing next as Anya in The Seagull Project's upcoming production of The Cherry Orchard.
A Seattle actor and singer for the past 10 years, Julia has appeared with Inverse Opera, SecondStory Repertory, Balagan Theatre, ReAct Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, GreenStage, Unexpected Productions, and more. Julia is also a teaching artist and voice actor. Next up: Maple & Vine with ReAct Theatre. www.juliabeers.net
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Erin Murray is an international theatre and opera director. In Seattle, Erin has directed projects for Intiman Theatre Festival, ArtsWest, and New Century Theatre Company. Upcoming projects include directing Seattle Shakespeare Company’s statewide touring productions of Romeo and Juliet and a new bilingual translation of The Taming of the Shrew. Chicago credits include The Internationalist (Steppenwolf Garage), the world premiere of Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe (assistant director, Steppenwolf, Dir. Anna D. Shapiro) All My Sons and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Northwestern University). In 2012, Erin executive produced the world premiere of Ariel Zetina's Pink Milk: a magical tragedy loosely based on the life of Alan Turing at New York International Fringe Festival and Chicago Fringe (New City Stage nomination, Top 5 New Works of Chicago). While living abroad, Erin directed the Irish premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch to critical acclaim (Winner, Best Production at the Spiegeltent, Dublin Fringe) before working as Staff Director at Dublin's Opera Theatre Company. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Northwestern University and received her BA from The Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin. www.ErinMurrayDirects.com
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