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Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter is pleased to now be a resident in Seattle after appearing in Over the Moon and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Big Love at ACT. Los Angeles credits include: The Weir, The Heiress and Taking Steps (South Coast Repertory); Palestine, NM and Sex Parasite (Center Theater Group); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Geffen Playhouse); Honour and Bold Girls (Matrix Theatre); Major Barbara, and The Constant Wife (LA Theaterworks); As You Like It (A Noise Within); Tonight at 8:30 (Antaeus), and Red Herring and The Constant Wife (Laguna Playhouse). Regionally she has performed in over 20 productions and 3 world premieres with Milwaukee Repertory Theater, as well as shows with Arizona Theater Company, Huntington Theater, Arena Stage, Geva, American Conservatory Theater, as well as the Utah, California, Nebraska, and Santa Fe Shakespeare Festivals. Film/TV: "Medium," "Judging Amy," "Bones," and the film noir short The Eyes Have It. Ms. Potter has voiced numerous roles in video games, cartoons, and audio books, and has been honored by Audiofile Magazine, the American Academy of Achievement, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University. Ever and Always for Charlie and the kids. kirstenpotter.com

Basil Harris
Charles II and Others

Basil Harris was last seen on stage as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood at Seattle Children�s Theatre. Other stage credits include: Cloud Nine at Strawberry Theatre Workshop; Go, Dog. Go! at SCT; Crumbs Are Also Bread at WET; Jane Eyre at Actor�s Express (Atlanta); and Vera Wilde and Valley of the Dolls both at Empty Space. Film credits include: We Go Way Back, My Effortless Brilliance, Knights of Badassdom, Safety Not Guaranteed (Sundance 2012), Junk and 21 and Over. On the small screen, Basil has appeared on �Leverage� and most recently on NBC�s �Grimm.� This is his first show at Seattle Rep.

Montana von Fliss
Nell and Others

Montana von Fliss was last seen at Seattle Rep in The Three Musketeers and is absolutely thrilled to be back. As a proud Seattle native she has been seen locally on most stages in town, from Re-Bar to ACT, and has performed internationally in Berlin, Barcelona, and Edinburgh. After receiving her MFA from the UW Professional Actor Training Program, she was Co-Artistic Director at Washington Ensemble Theatre where she appeared in several shows, including a solo show she wrote entitled Cancer: The Musical. Montana is a member of the vaudeville troupe Le Royal Famille DuCaniveaux and is also a member of the Affiliate Artist Working Group at ACT, an artist collective formed by Artistic Director Kurt Beattie. This past year she directed Seateeth at the CityArts Festival, MilkMilkLemonade at Washington Ensemble Theatre, and Jose Bold�s Spidermann which ran in Seattle and then off-Broadway in New York. She also teaches acting and Suzuki at UW Bothell and Cornish College of the Arts.

Liz Duffy Adams

Liz Duffy Adams' play Or, premiered Off-Broadway at the Women's Project's Julia Miles Theater in 2009 and had its West Coast premiere at the Magic Theater in San Francisco in 2010. Adams is a New Dramatists alumna (2001—2008). She received a Lillian Hellman Award for Playwriting in 2010, the Lilly's inaugural year. Other honors include: New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Will Glickman Award, Frederick Loewe Award in Music Theatre, Weston Playhouse Music Theater Award, and a commission from Children's Theater Company, Minneapolis. Plays include Dog Act; Wet, or Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitude; The Listener; and One Big Lie. Her work has been produced or developed at the Humana Festival, Portland Center Stage, Portland Stage Company, Syracuse Stage, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, New Georges, Shotgun Players, MOXIE Theater, Clubbed Thumb, and Crowded Fire Theater, among others. Publications include Poodle with Guitar and Dark Glasses in Applause's "Best American Short Plays 2000-2001," Or, in Smith & Kraus' "New Playwrights: The Best Plays Of 2010," numerous short plays and monologues in anthologies from Smith & Kraus and Heinemann, and several plays in acting editions by Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatists Play Service. She was profiled in the December 2004 issue of American Theatre magazine. Residencies: MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Millay Colony. BFA: New York University's Experimental Theater Wing; MFA: Yale School of Drama.

Allison Narver

Recent local credits include Animal Crackers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Female of the Species, Eurydice, and The Clean House at ACT; Robin Hood, Bluenose and The 100 Dresses at Seattle Children�s Theatre; Three Tall Women, Memory House and Bad Dates at Seattle Rep; Orange Flower Water at New Century Theatre Company; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the 5th Avenue Theatre; and Little Women at Book-It Repertory Theatre. At the Empty Space Theatre, Allison directed the world premieres of Bust by Lauren Weedman, Vera Wilde by Chris Jeffries, 1984 adapted from George Orwell�s novel by Allison Narver and Wayne Rawley, G-d Doesn�t Pay Rent Here (25 Questions for a Jewish Mother) by Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan, Texarkana Waltz by Louis Broome, and Valley of The Dolls. Regionally, Allison�s work has been seen at Studio Theatre in Washington DC, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Alice B. Theatre, Boise Contemporary Theatre, Circle X Theatre, Redcat, Portland Center Stage, Annex Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and The Yale Repertory Theatre. In New York, her work has been seen at The Kirk Theatre, The Public Theater, The New Victory Theater, Ars Nova, and The Women�s Project. Allison is the former Artistic Director of The Empty Space Theatre, Annex Theatre, and The Yale Cabaret. Recent projects include Villains by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen for Disney Creative. Allison has an MFA in directing from The Yale School of Drama.

Matthew Smucker
Scenic Designer

Matthew Smucker is pleased to return to Seattle Rep where previous designs include: Circle Mirror Transformation, Three Tall Women, Speech & Debate, Memory House, and Living Out. Other collaborations with Ms. Narver include Orange Flower Water (NCTC), Eurydice (ACT), The Clean House (ACT), and G-d Doesn�t Pay Rent Here (Empty Space). Smucker�s work has appeared locally at the 5th Avenue (Oklahoma, Candide), ACT (In the Next Room, Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, Rock�n�Roll, Yankee Tavern, Trip to Bountiful, The Women, Pillowman, among others), Intiman Theatre, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Children�s Theatre, Book-It, Empty Space, The Village Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, and Youth Theatre Northwest; and nationally at Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, San Jose Rep, Kansas City Rep, Children's Theatre Company, and Childsplay Theatre. Smucker was a founding ensemble member of Deus X Machina and a company member at Annex Theatre. He received his MFA from the UW School of Drama.

Catherine Hunt
Costume Designer

Catherine Hunt is thrilled to be at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and working once again with Allison Narver. A previous collaboration includes Robin Hood at Seattle Children's Theatre. Catherine has designed many productions in the Seattle area including works for ACT, The Seattle Opera, Seattle Children's Theatre, Intiman Theatre, The Village Theatre, and a collaboration with ACT Theatre and The 5th Ave Theatre. Catherine is a former TCG/NEA design fellow and has won both The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award as well as a Los Angeles Drama-Logue award for her work in Anne Bogart's The Women. Catherine designed the costumes for the computer game Riven, and has been a guest lecturer at Cornish College of The Arts and the University of Washington.

L.B. Morse
Lighting Designer

L.B. Morse is a lighting, scenic, and multimedia designer for theatre and dance. Previous designs at Seattle Rep include: Sylvia (lighting design), This (scenic and lighting design), The K of D, an urban legend (co-scenic design), Dancing at Lughnasa (lighting), Opus (lighting), Breakin� Hearts & Takin� Names (scenery and lighting), Betrayal (lighting and multimedia), My Name is Rachel Corrie (lighting), Thom Pain (based on nothing) (lighting), and Twelfe Night (multimedia). Recent design work includes Harold and the Purple Crayon (lighting and multimedia) for Seattle Children�s Theatre; Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (lighting) at ACT; and Breaking the Code (lighting) and The Laramie Project (scenery, lighting and multimedia) for Strawberry Theatre Workshop. He has also designed for Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare Company, On the Boards, Lingo dancetheater, Maureen Whiting Dance Co., and Empty Space, among others. L.B. is a company member of Assemblage, a collective dedicated to new experiments incorporating media and performance. Assemblage�s ongoing project Way Stations, a series of interactive walking tours in urban landscapes, was featured at the '08 Northwest New Works Festival (On the Boards) and at Bumbershoot �09. L.B. holds a BA in Theatre Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic Design from University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the Associate Designer here at Seattle Rep.

Christopher Walker
Sound Designer

Mr. Walker is very pleased to be returning to the Rep this year. In Seattle he has designed at ACT, Seattle Children's Theatre, Intiman Theatre, and The 5th Avenue Theatre. In California he�s designed at The Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, the Geffen Playhouse, and ACT (San Francisco). He spent seven seasons as the resident designer at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston, designing over 40 productions while there. He has also designed in New York, Houston, Philadelphia, Princeton, Providence, Chicago, Washingon D.C., Phoenix and Kansas City as well as internationally in Singapore, Taiwan and Moscow. Commercially he has designed for Intel, Harvard University, and Starbucks. He holds a degree in Classical Piano performance from Cornish College of the Arts.

Gin Hammond
Dialect Coach

Gin Hammond is so happy to be coaching with Seattle Rep once again. Previous shows include: Dancing at Lughnasa and I Am My Own Wife. Gin 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 in 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.

Stina Lotti
Stage Manager

Recent stage management credits: Of Mice and Men, Fences, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Seafarer, You Can�t Take It With You, The Night Watcher, Birdie Blue, Twelfe Night, Gem of the Ocean, Tuesdays With Morrie (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Cinderella, Guys and Dolls, White Christmas, Cabaret (5th Avenue Theatre), A Doctor In Spite of Himself, Othello (Intiman Theatre), Lyle the Crocodile, I Was A Rat (Seattle Children�s Theatre), Cloaked (Village Originals), Aida, L�Italiana in Algiers (Seattle Opera). Additional stage management: Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (Seattle), Ordway Center For Performing Arts, History Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis/St. Paul). Former associate producer at The Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and producer of sketch comedy and improv shows.