At the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Hans last appeared as The Poet in An Iliad. Hans has also been in The Three Musketeers, The Cure at Troy, The Lady From Dubuque, Misalliance, Romeo and Juliet, Light up the Sky, The O�Conner Girls, Design For Living, and Sharky in The Seafarer. Some other roles include Macbeth, Iago, Henry V, Mercutio, Richmond (in Richard III directed by Bart Sher), Costard, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tybalt, Demitrius, and Posthumous. He has worked locally at New Century Theatre Company, ACT, Intiman, Seattle Children�s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Wooden O, and Book-It. Hans is Co-Artistic Director of New Century Theatre Company which received notices of "Theatre of the Year" from both the TPS Gregory Awards and Seattle Magazine. Hans is the proud father of Stella Blue and Charlotte and is married to actress Amy Thone.
Ms. Thone is honored to be back on a Seattle Rep stage, having done Speech & Debate, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, House of Blue Leaves and She Stoops to Conquer here in the past. Favorite shows in Seattle include The Diary of Anne Frank at the Intiman, Leni for Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Goneril in King Lear for Seattle Shakes, King John for Upstart Crow, A Tale of Two Cities at Seattle Children�s Theatre, and On the Nature of Dust (by Stephanie Timm) and The Adding Machine for New Century Theatre Company, with whom she is a proud founding member. Ms. Thone is on the faculty of Freehold Studio Theatre, Seattle Children�s Theatre and Cornish College of the Arts, and is teaching this fall at the University of Washington. She is the Casting Director for Seattle Shakespeare. She is married to Seattle actor Hans Altwies and mom to Stella and Charlotte.
Denis Arndt has appeared on many stages in Seattle since 1973 including Seattle Rep, ACT, The Empty Space, and Intiman, of which he is a founding member. Last season he was seen in ACT�s production of Tom Stoppard�s Rock and Roll. Denis was a Company Member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 15 seasons and was assigned many lead roles in the canon. He also directed plays on all three of the Festival�s stages. Other regional theatre appearances include New York Shakespeare Festival and The Public Theatre (New York City), The Arena Stage (Washington D.C.), Goodman Theatre and Remains Theatre (Chicago), Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), The Old Globe (San Diego), Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), Missouri Rep (Kansas City, Mo.), and Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, Ore.). Since his last appearance on this stage as Richard in Dan Sullivan�s world-class production of Richard III, Denis has spent the last 20 years working primarily in film and television. His television credits are too numerous to be listed here but include recurring appearances on "L.A. Law," "Picket Fences," "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal," and "Providence." Mr. Arndt is delighted to be back on the stage at the Rep and under the direction the inimitable Wilson Milam.
Bhama Roget has been seen previously at the Rep in Restoration Comedy (also at California Shakespeare Theatre), The Constant Wife, and Noises Off. Other local appearances include Wonderful Town at the 5th Avenue; Hedwig & the Angry Inch at Re-Bar; Seussical and Go, Dog. Go! at Seattle Children�s Theatre; Inflagrante Gothico, Vera Wilde, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, and Under the Gaslight at the Empty Space; and Expressions of the Spirit: Tales of the Brothers Grimm with UMO Ensemble. She has performed as a comedian at the Hollywood Improv, M-Bar Hollywood, Largo, and El Cid in Los Angeles, and has appeared on television in "The Fugitive" and "Grey�s Anatomy." Bhama can be seen locally as Jane on the hit episodic web cooking show Cookus Interruptus (cookus.tv) and every first Saturday of the month as a member of Bainbridge Performing Arts long-time resident Improv troupe The Edge (theedgeimprov.com). She is proud to call herself a Seattle Artist and doubly proud to be part of this amazing production.
At Seattle Rep: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Seafarer. Other U.S. credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum, LA; Atlantic/Lyceum, New York� Tony Award Nomination for Best Director); Poor Beast in the Rain (Matrix); Closer (Berkeley Rep); Bug (Woolly Mammoth); Killer Joe (Next Theatre, Chicago; 29th Street Rep/ Soho Playhouse, New York); Pot Mom (Steppenwolf); and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid, Chicago). UK and Ireland credits include Harvest, Flesh Wound, Fresh Kills (Royal Court); Lay Me Down Softly, Defender of the Faith, On Such As We (Abbey, Dublin); Othello (Shakespeare�s Globe); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC Stratford/Barbican/Garrick); Hurlyburly (The Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic/Queens); True West (Bristol Old Vic); A Lie of the Mind (Donmar Warehouse); The Wexford Trilogy (Tricycle); Chimps (Liverpool Playhouse); Bug (Gate, London); and Killer Joe (Traverse/Bush/Vaudeville�Scotsman Fringe First Award). Other: Much Ado About Nothing (RADA); A Mad World My Masters (Central School of Speech and Drama); Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (BBCi).
Eugene Lee has been the production designer at �Saturday Night Live� since 1974. He is currently represented on Broadway and internationally by the musical Wicked. He holds BFA degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon, an MFA from Yale and three honorary doctorates. He has received the Tony Award, American Theatre Wing�s Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Achievement, and Pell Award. He was recently inducted into the New York Theatre Hall of Fame. He is an associate artist at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven where he is designing the new Athol Fugard play The Train Driver. He is also designing at Trinity Rep, Berkley Rep, the Public Theater, Huntington Theater, and the Arena Stage this season. For Seattle Rep, Mr. Lee designed The Ballad of Soapy Smith, The Seafarer and Glengarry Glen Ross. He lives with his wife Brooke in Providence, where they raised their two sons.
Deb Trout is pleased to work again with Wilson Milam as she did on Glengarry Glen Ross and The Seafarer. A Northwest designer, Ms. Trout�s recent works have been ACT Theatre�s The Female of the Species, Seattle Opera�s The Marriage of Figaro, The Brementown Musicians at Seattle Children�s Theatre, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile with director Penny Metropulos at Syracuse Stage. Upcoming works are Seattle Opera�s Lucia di Lammermoor and the Rep�s Of Mice and Men. Past collaborations include shows at Atlanta�s Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Denver Center Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Minneapolis Children�s Theatre Co., The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Juneau�s Perseverance Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. Co-founder of the New York-based millinery company Mackey and Trout, she is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a member of the design faculty at the University of Washington�s School of Drama.
Geoff Korf has designed the lighting for more than 250 productions (including 100 world premieres) over the past 25 years. Notable world premieres include Sarah Ruhl�s The Clean House at Yale Repertory Theatre, Disney�s High School Musical at the Children�s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, and August Wilson�s Two Trains Running. His work has been seen on Broadway, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Intiman, ACT, New Century Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Cornerstone Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, The Guthrie Theater, the Goodman, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory, Long Beach Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Seattle Children�s Theatre. He has been a member of the Ensemble of Cornerstone Theater in Los Angeles since 1996. Mr. Korf also serves as the Head of Design at the University of Washington where he has taught since 2001. He is a graduate of California State University, Chico and the Yale School of Drama.
Matt Starritt is a freelance sound designer for both theatre and dance and a writer from Seattle. A founder of the Washington Ensemble Theatre, he was the resident sound designer for the company�s first four seasons. He is returning to the rep where he has designed the sound for Glengarry Glen Ross, Speech & Debate, Opus, Breakin� Hearts & Takin� Names, The Seafarer, boom! and The Imaginary Invalid. Other designs: The Thin Place for Intiman Theatre; Washington Ensemble Theatre�s BlahBlahBlah:BANG! at On the Boards; pro re nata for LAUNCH dance theatre; Waxie Moon�s Extreme Boylesque at the OTB Northwest New Works Festival 2008; The K of D for Pistol Cat Productions; Confederacy of Dunces, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Persuasion for Book-It Rep; Iphigenia in Aulis, Crumbs Are Also Bread, Museum Play, CRAVE and Finer Noble Gases at the Washington Ensemble Theatre; Henry V and Swansong for Seattle Shakespeare Company; and Ring Round the Moon for the UW School of Drama.