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Denis Arndt
Mark Rothko

Denis has appeared on stages in Seattle since 1973 including Seattle Rep, ACT, The Empty Space and Intiman, of which he is a founding member. Last season Rep audiences reveled in Denis' performance as Alan in Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage. Oregon Shakespeare Festival audiences saw Denis perform many of the lead roles in the Canon for over 15 seasons: King Lear, Coriolanus, Iago, Proteus, and Claudius to name but a few. Denis has also directed plays on all three of the Festival's stages. He has performed in regional theatres across the country and in Canada including New York Shakespeare Festival and The Public Theatre (New York City), Arena Stage and Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), Goodman Theatre and Remains Theatre (Chicago), Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), The Old Globe (San Diego), Missouri Rep (Kansas City, Mo.), Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, Ore.), and The Belfry Theatre (Victoria, B.C.). In 1983, Denis performed the title role in The Ballad of Soapy Smith which opened the Bagley Wright theatre. Denis was also seen as Richard III in Dan Sullivan's world class production on the Rep's main stage. Denis has spent the last 25 years performing in film and television. His television credits, among others, include recurring appearances in "LA Law," "Picket Fences," "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal," and "Providence." Denis is delighted to be back in Seattle to play Mark Rothko in this season's production of Red and is thrilled to be under the direction of Seattle's Cornish School of The Arts Theatre Department Chairman, Richard E. T. White.

Connor Toms

Connor is thrilled to be working once again at Seattle Rep, where he got his first big break in theater appearing as Reuven Malter in Chaim Potok's The Chosen. Since then, he has gone on to perform at Intiman (The Diary of Anne Frank, The Grapes of Wrath), ACT Theatre (In the Next Room, or the vibrator play), Seattle Shakespeare Company (Cymbeline - Footlight Award, Two Gentlemen of Verona), Seattle Children's Theatre (Hamlet, A Tale of Two Cities), Book-It Repertory (Cider House Rules parts 1 & 2 -- Footlight Award, Gregory Falls Nomination for Outstanding Actor), Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The New Victory Theater, Wooden O Shakespeare and many others. He loves his wife very much.

John Logan

John Logan received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for his play Red. This play premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and at the Golden Theatre on Broadway. He is the author of more than a dozen other plays including Never the Sinner and Hauptmann. His adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder premiered on the West End in 2003. As a screenwriter, Logan had three movies released in 2011: Hugo, Coriolanus and Rango. Previous film work includes Sweeny Todd (Golden Globe award); The Aviator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA nominations); Gladiator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA nominations); The Last Samurai; Any Given Sunday and RKO 281 (WGA award, Emmy nomination).

Richard E. T. White

Richard E.T. White is pleased to return to Seattle Repertory Theatre, where his previous productions include Copenhagen, Spinning into Butter, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. He has directed locally at Intiman and ACT Theaters, and in theaters across the country including American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. With composer Paul Dresher and lyricist-performer Rinde Eckert, he co-created the electronic opera Slow Fire, which has been performed at Lincoln Center and toured internationally. From 1992-95, he was resident director at Theatre Company Subaru in Tokyo alongside his wife, Christine Sumption. White is currently the chair of the Theater Department of Cornish College of the Arts, a position he has held since 1995. His work on this production is dedicated to Jack Sydow and Ted D'Arms, mentors and friends.

Kent Dorsey
Scenic Designer

Seattle Repertory: Scenery for Copenhagen and the Beard of Avon, Lighting Design for Alligator Tales and The Golden Child. New York productions: About Time, Alligator Tales, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, Silence, Suds, and Yankee Dawg You Die. Mr. Dorsey has designed scenery and/or lighting on over 95 productions for San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and for most of the major resident theater companies including the Kennedy Center, Ahmanson/CTG, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Geffen Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, South Coast Repertory, San Jose Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Alliance Theatre Company and the Denver Center Theatre Company. Opera: San Diego Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera San Jose, Greensboro Opera and Virginia Opera.

Rose Pederson
Costume Designer

Rose Pederson has designed costumes for more than one hundred professional productions at theaters from Broadway to Seattle. On Broadway, she designed the costumes for Bill Irwin's Tony Award nominated play Largely, New York. She has designed many productions for Seattle Repertory Theatre, including the original productions of three plays by Wendy Wasserstein: An American Daughter (with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Liev Schreiber), The Heidi Chronicles, and The Sisters Rosenzweig (with Mary Tyler Moore). Other productions at the Rep include Jar the Floor, Oleanna, Substance of Fire, Marvin's Room, Lisbon Traviata, That's it Folks, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Beauty Part, The Understanding, Landscape of the Body, Happy Days, August Snow, and The Nice and the Nasty. She has also designed for A Contemporary Theater, New City Theater, The Empty Space, Tacoma Actor's Guild, Portland Center Stage, The Arizona Theater Company, The Cleveland Playhouse, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and for Richard E.T. White's production of The Importance of Being Earnest at Berkeley Repertory Theater where her work was nominated for a Bay Area Drama Critics Award. She was also the long-time resident designer at Seattle University's Drama Department.

Robert Peterson
Lighting Designerr

Seattle Repertory Theatre: 'night, Mother. Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Resident Lighting Designer designing over 140 shows. Other Theatres: Old Globe Theatre (San Diego), American Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco), Goodman Theatre (Chicago), Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre St Louis, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Arizona Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, New Mexico Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Intiman Theatre, PCPA Theatrefest, Tacoma Actors Guild, and Eugene Festival of Musical Theatre. Other credits: Multiple Drama League Awards; Associate Artist at Indiana Repertory Theatre; Atlanta Ballet Cincinnatti Ballet; Ballet Internationale; Ballet Oregon; Eugene Ballet; Vice President Craterian Performances Company; and has provided and installed concert lighting for Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, and hundreds of others.

Brendan Patrick Hogan
Sound Designer

Red is Hogan's first design for Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is the resident sound designer at ACT Theatre, favorite designs for which include Mary Stuart, Double Indemnity, Yankee Tavern, Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, Rock 'n' Roll, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, and Below the Belt. Other designs and compositions for stage include RoboPop!, Titus, God's Ear, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Mr. Marmalade (Washington Ensemble Theatre); Demonology (Next Stage); Chamber Cymbeline (Seattle Shakespeare Company); and The River Why (Book-It Repertory Theatre). His music has also been featured in a video for Amnesty International and in the film Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel. When not editing audio files in a dark room, Hogan performs with the bands Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and Her White Boy Band and The Bad Things. He is married to actress Samara Lerman.

Lori Amondson
Stage Manager

Lori Amondson is delighted to be returning to Seattle Repertory Theatre where she has worked on Three Tall Women, Pullman Porter Blues, The Road to Mecca, The Cure at Troy, The Cook, Fire on the Mountain, Private Lives, Cathay: Three Tales of China, Proof, Inspecting Carol, The Last True Believer, Don Juan, and Texts for Nothing (with Bill Irwin). New York credits: Septimus and Clarissa with Ripe Time Theater, The Witch of Edmonton and other readings with Red Bull Theatre, along with several new play and musical workshops with Playwrights Horizons, Perry Street Theatricals, Banner NY and Guardian Angel Inc. Other regional work includes: The 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT, The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Intiman, Taproot, Village Theatre and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Shellie Stone
Assistant Stage Manager

Credits include Cinderella (5th Avenue Theatre); The Lion in Winter, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Intiman Theatre); Jackie and Me, Lyle the Crocodile, In the Northern Lands: Nordic Myths, A Tale of Two Cities, Bluenose (SCT); Don Quixote, The Barber of Seville, Amelia (Seattle Opera); La Cenerentola (Spoleto Festival '08); Stage Management Intern for Twelfe Night, Birdie Blue, The Imaginary Invalid (Seattle Rep).