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Wiley Gorn w5hur6 Wiley Basho Gorn (he/him/his) is a director, dramaturg, text coach, teaching artist, and avid swing dancer based in Seattle, WA. His work focuses on developing a personal connection to heightened text and language both on and off the stage. Directing credits include: Twelfth Night, of What You Will (Fern Shakespeare Company) House of Sueños and It Will Be Now (18th&Union: an arts space), As You Like It (ACT Theatre) and The Tempest (Taksu Theatre Co). In 2019 Wiley was the Shakespeare Dramaturg and Text Resident at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he worked on productions of As You Like It, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, and as a teaching artist in the education department. He also served as Production Dramaturg on OSF's 2020 production of Bring Down The House. Wiley is an affiliate artist of upstart crow collective and received his BFA from the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Lauryn uqrj2i Lauryn Rilla Blomqvist is an artist and educator based out of Seattle and Malmö. She has performed regionally with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Sebastopol Shakespeare Festival, and locally has toured her one woman show An Actress Vs. William Shakespeare as well as performed with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Theater Schmeater, Printer’s Devil Theater, Annex Theater, Parley Productions, and the 14/48 Theatre Festival. As an educator she works regularly with the Rep as well as Seattle Childrens Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Seattle Public Theater. She specializes in early childhood development, creative drama, and creating curriculum for individual learning enrichment plans.

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Intelligent, charismatic, compassionate and outgoing are just a few words that aptly describe the persona of Allyson Lee Brown. A native of New Orleans, LA, Allyson recently received her MFA in Acting from the University of Washington School of Drama. She is also a proud graduate of the illustrious Spelman College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Drama. Her professional credits include Bulrusher (Intiman Theatre,) Citizen: An American Lyric (Sound Theatre/The Hansberry Project,) Skeleton Crew (ArtsWest Playhouse,) Milk Like Sugar ( ArtsWest Playhouse) The Tempest (Seattle Shakespeare Company,) and the world premiere of Reparations (Sound Theatre/The Hansberry Project) In addition to her passion for acting, Allyson enjoys mentoring, teaching and encouraging youth to tap into their greatness!   

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Sarah Butts is a Seattle based theatre director, teaching artist and verbatim theatre maker with an MFA - Directing from University of CA – Irvine. Companies she has worked with include Seattle Repertory, Village Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, Southcoast Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Long Beach Playhouse, UC Irvine and Grandstreet Theatre. Select directing credits include Every Brilliant Thing,Newsies, These Shining Lives, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Doubt and RENT.  Sarah has written & directed several original documentary- theatre works addressing topics including public education, mental health & stigma, trauma, post 2016 presidential election and child loss & grief. A Heart Without: Real Stories of Homelessness (Director) was recognized at the 2012 Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness Conference in New York. Sarah is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). 

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Maggie Carrido Adams is an interdisciplinary  performing artist based in the Pacific Northwest. As an actor, director, writer, and musician she works to illuminate the stories of the underrepresented to foster compassion in the world. Her teaching work ranges from corporate facilitation and training to costume and makeup design. She is also a wardrobe technician and a member of IATSE Local 887.


Ana Maria Campoy graduated from California State University Fullerton with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a B.A. in English in 2010. She moved to Seattle in fall 2010 to participate in Seattle Rep's Professional Arts Training Program as the Education Intern. She was part of TAT Lab’s inaugural graduating class in 2011-2012. She has returned various times to Seattle Rep as part-time Education Staff and continued being a Teaching Artist since 2011. She also worked for over four years as the Education Programs Assistant at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she provided administrative support, communication, and advocacy for and among students, teaching artists, and classroom teachers, as well as teaching workshops in classrooms throughout Seattle and Bellevue Public Schools. She has been fortunate to work on various bilingual productions and teaching artist residencies, allowing her to perform and teach in her first language, Spanish. She is a passionate and proud advocate of the performing arts, believing that performance provides communities a voice and individuals self-exploration. As a teaching artist, she has worked with Story Garden/UW Graduate Teaching Program, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Public Theater, and Arts Impact.

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Chantal DeGroat is an actress and educator in Seattle and Portland, with a passion in the dismantling systems of oppression. The AWMC is her favorite programming, and couldn’t be more proud of students, staff, and audiences! Her teaching credits are with the AWMC connected to SRT and the August Wilson Red Door Project in Portland, and various other institutions. Local Performances: SRT, upstart crow, Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare, Village Theatre. Portland Performances: Portland Center Stage, Artists Rep, PETE, Third Rail Rep, Portland Playhouse, Vanport Mosaic, and others. “You got to be right with yourself before you can be right with anybody else.”- AW


Marquicia Dominguez is a Director, Actor, and Teaching Artist in the Seattle area. She has taught with multiple companies, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Greenstage, and Stone Soup Theater. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts and is pursuing her M.Ed this fall. Outside of teaching, she is an ABA therapist where she uses theatre and imagination to teach life skills to individuals with autism. Her desire to teach and learn among the best artists in the city has brought her to Seattle Rep, and she looks forward to shaping young minds this season.


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Claudine.jpg Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako is a prolific commercial, film, and stage actor, and a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Screen credits include multiple national commercials (Toyota, Discovery Channel, et al.) and the television series “Grimm” (NBC). Claudine has also starred in popular Netflix series “Everything Sucks!” Nako is a two-time Gregory Award Winner for her work in My Heart is the Drum (Village Theatre, 2016) and Little Bee (Book-It Repertory Theatre, 2015). She is a three-time recipient of the Gypsy Rose Lee Award for the afore-mentioned performances, as well as for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Rep (2017). Nako enjoys working with diverse students of all ages and backgrounds—using theater and dance to demonstrate cultural intersection and build communication skills, ensemble trust, individual confidence, and a deep appreciation for the performing arts.
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Dedra Woods is a multi-hyphenate artist who enjoys sharing her love for the arts with others.  She has had the pleasure of working with students across generations. Dedra has worked as a teaching artist with various theater organizations across Seattle including, Book-It Repertory Theater, Intiman and Seattle Children’s Theater. She has been fortunate  to engage audiences as an actor on those same stages as well as Arts West, The Williams Project and Pony World theater, to name a few. Dedra is passionate about equal access to the arts, community engagement and creating more diverse and equitable theater institutions.