Nick Garrison played the titular role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Re- Bar in 2000 and 2004, a role he went on to play in San Francisco, the U.K., and Chicago (Joseph Jefferson Best Actor award). He's also been seen at Seattle Rep in This, Three Tall Women, boom, Twelfe Night, and The Beard Of Avon; at Intiman in Loot; at The 5th Avenue in Cinderella, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Cabaret; at The Empty Space in Valley of the Dolls, Vera Wilde, Project X, and (L)imitations Of Life; and at Strawberry Theatre Workshop in The Laramie Project. At Re-Bar he has been seen in his own Randee Sparks: Semi-Precious and What You Sing Might Save You, as well as in Dirty Little Showtunes, Deflowered in the Attic, The Misanthrope, and countless Brown Derby parodies. He appeared in New York in Mae West's Sex and at the Humana Festival in Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls, and Life Under 30. Film and TV: Creatures from the Pink Lagoon, "Deadline," and "Strangers with Candy."
Christopher Marlow Roche
Christopher Marlowe Roche is thrilled to be making his Seattle Rep debut! He was last seen in Seattle playing EB White in The Little Book with the for/word company, with which he is an artistic associate and founding member. With for/word he originated the role of St. Ex in North at American Theatre Company in Chicago. He has worked at Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth, The Studio, and Source Theatre, all in Washington D.C. He was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his work in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Source Theatre. Other regional credits include Timeline Theatre Company and Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, both in Chicago, as well as Walnut Street Theatre, Bristol Riverside, The Freedom Theatre, and Philly Fringe, all in Philadelphia. He also performed at Teatro Technis in London, England. Television credits include "Another World" (NBC), and "Pinnfield Suite" (MTV). Roche holds an MFA in Acting and New Works from The Ohio State University, and won the Ohio Theatre Roundtable Award in Acting for his performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show at the Southern Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, where he recently starred in I Am My Own Wife (CATCo). This coming autumn he and the for/word company will be in New York performing North and The Little Book in rep at 59 East 59th Street Theatre. www.for-word-company.net.
This year marks Jerry's second season as Artistic Director. Mr. Manning joined Seattle Rep in 2000 as Associate Artistic Director overseeing casting. In 2008, he was named Producing Director Artistic Director. Seattle Rep directing credits include Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb; Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno, and The 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.
Jennifer is delighted to be at Seattle Rep working with Jerry, this brilliant creative team, and outstanding production staff. I Am My Own Wife is her fourth design at the Rep after Of Mice and Men (2010), boom (2009), and My Name is Rachel Corrie (2007). Other local designs include The Mojo and the Sayso and Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in their New World (ACT); Heartbreak House (Intiman); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Winter's Tale, Merchant of Venice, and Hamlet (Seattle Shakespeare); Jackie and Me, The BFG, I Was a Rat, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Seattle Children's Theatre); The Adding Machine (New Century Theatre Company); and Little Women and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Book-It Repertory Theatre). Jennifer also designs regularly with local ensembles: WEST and Here's What Happened ("Awesome"), Project X (Hand2Mouth), Sonic Tales (Degenerate Art Ensemble), UnRegistered (Deus Ex Machina), and thirteen shows for Washington Ensemble Theatre as Resident Designer (2004-2008). Jennifer attended the drama schools at UW (MFA) and URI (BFA, BFA).
Erik Andor designs and builds specialty costume pieces from his studio in Pioneer Square. He is honored to be co-creating with the talented costume shop here at the Rep. Erik has done projects for theatre, opera, cabaret, ballet, dance, circus, film, and television in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Seattle, New York, and Paris, among others.
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: See What I Wanna See with Contemporary Classics, Titanic: The Concert with The 5th Avenue Theatre, and Torso with Printer's Devil Theatre. Recent designs include A Crack in Everything with Zoe Juniper; The Yellow Wood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Zanna Don't! for Contemporary Classics; The K of D, an urban legend, Speech & Debate and boom for Seattle Repertory Theatre; The Lady with All the Answers for ACT; On The Nature of Dust for New Century Theatre Company; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie for Seattle Children's Theatre; 4 Short Plays 4 Big Ideas with KJ Sanchez; Rhoda: A Life in Stories with Sheila Daniels; Crumbs are Also Bread with John Langs; A New Brain with Brandon Ivie; 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 Aim'e Bruneau. Robert is the managing director and resident lighting designer of Contemporary Classics. He is also the lighting associate for Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Music Composition and Sound Designer
Rob is pleased to be returning to Seattle Rep, having been part of the creative team for Of Mice Mice and Men last season. Recent work as a composer and sound designer includes A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet for Seattle Shakespeare Company; Cloud 9 and Breaking the Code for Strawberry Theater Workshop; and O Lovely Glowworm for New Century Theatre Company. Recent performance credits include A Doctor in Spite of Himself at Yale Rep and Intiman Theatre, and Go, Dog. Go! at Seattle Children's Theatre. Rob performs with several local bands, including The Love Markets with Nick Garrison and Angie Louise. In 2011, Rob received a Gregory Award for outstanding music and sound design.
Gin Hammond received her MFA from the A.R.T. at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre and teaches voice and speech work at Cornish College of the Arts and Freehold Theatre Lab. She has performed nationally at theatres such as the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Longwharf Theatre, Seattle's ACT, Pasadena Playhouse, ART, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., where she won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance of The Syringa Tree. Internationally, she has performed in Russia, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England. Her voice(s) can be heard on World of Warcraft, Aion, Halo 3 ODST, Super Granny, Cake Mania, Westward, and other video games, various corporate training films, audiobooks, and on episodes of Jim French's Imagination Theater.
Four years ago Whitney relocated to Washington for Seattle Rep's internship program. After three years away from the Rep, she is delighted to return for I Am My Own Wife. Other credits include 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. Thank you for this opportunity SRT!