World Premiere Commission
Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic.
A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written.
A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written.
Graced by the ghostly presence of Mr. Dickens himself…Promise[s] to put you in the holiday spirit.
Graced by the ghostly presence of Mr. Dickens himself…Promise[s] to put you in the holiday spirit.
|Event Type||Event Dates|
|Preview Performances||Nov. 25 - Nov. 29|
|Mask-Required Performances||Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.|
|Opening Night||Nov. 30|
|Audio Description||Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.|
|Student Matinee||Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.|
|Open Captioning||Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.|
|Teen Night||Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Sensory Friendly Performance||Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.|
|Post-Play Talks||Dec. 15, Dec. 16|
|ASL Interpretation||Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.|
|InterAct Soirée||Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Victorian Cosplay Night||Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Samantha Silva Book Signing||Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.|
Meet the Cast: Quick Q&AWATCH
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Behind the Scenes: CostumesWATCH
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Catch the world premiere of Mr. Dickens and His Carol, running Nov. 25 - Dec. 23 at Seattle Rep
Event: Winter Book DriveMore
WashMasks and Seattle Rep aim to gather 1,000 new books for migrant youth/children of farmworkers in the Lower Yakima Valley. Bring requested donations to the theater when you see Mr. Dickens!
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Meet the Artists
Samantha Silva (she/her) is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. She’s sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, and New Line Cinema. Her debut novel, Mr. Dickens and His Carol, was published by Flatiron Books (2017), followed by Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft in 2021. Her work appears in LitHub and One Story. She was an Idaho Commission on the Arts Literary Fellow (2020) and a 2022 Bread Loaf Literary Fellow. Mr. Dickens and His Carol is her first commission for the stage. @samantharella samanthasilvawriter.com
Director & Developer
Braden joined Seattle Rep in 2002 and held several positions on the artistic staff before his appointment as Artistic Director 2015. An accomplished director, he has directed many productions for Seattle Rep, most recently: True West, The Great Moment (premiere); A Doll’s House, Part 2; Last of the Boys; Ibsen in Chicago (premiere); Well; Luna Gale; and A View from the Bridge. Other productions include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Great Wilderness (premiere), The Glass Menagerie, Clybourne Park, and the critically acclaimed, extended runs of Photograph 51; My Name is Rachel Corrie (U.S. regional premiere); and Betrayal. Braden directed the West Coast premieres of This (Seattle Rep), The K of D, an urban legend (Seattle Rep, Pistol Cat, FringeNYC, Illusion Theatre), Breakin’ Hearts and Takin’ Names, Opus (Seattle Rep), and White Hot (Marxiano Productions/West of Lenin). Other premieres include Riddled (Richard Hugo House), Clear Blue Sky (On the Boards/Northwest New Works), and The Ten Thousand Things (Washington Ensemble Theatre). Braden has developed new work with Seattle Rep, Denver Theatre Center, On the Boards, The O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Portland Center Stage, and The Playwrights Center. Member of SDC.
Scott Bradley has designed for Seattle Rep and credits it as one of his favorite theaters for which he is challenged with such new plays as A Great Wilderness, Photograph 51, and Clybourne Park, all directed by Braden Abraham, as well as August Wilson’s original production of Seven Guitars and Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and revived favorites such as A View from the Bridge, Pygmalion, and Mary Zimmerman’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Currently enjoying its 30 year revival of the same is now at The Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC and soon to be at Old Globe Theater in San Diego. Recently he designed Pride and Prejudice, the inaugural production of new Artistic Director of St. Louis Rep, Hana Sharif, and His Eye is On the Sparrow for Portland Stage. In New York he earned a Tony nomination and the Drama Desk Award for Best Set Design of Seven Guitars, a Drama Desk Award for Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice.
Catherine Meacham Hunt
Catherine Meacham Hunt is a two-time Theatre Puget Sound Design Award winner, recipient of the Southeastern Theatre Design Award, Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award, and was an inaugural Theatre Communications Group Design Fellow. Cathy has designed costumes for over 100 theater and opera productions. Her work has been seen at the Hartford Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, New Victory Theatre, Cincinnati Opera, Pittsburg Opera, Seattle Opera, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Rep, Seattle Children's Theatre, LA Theatre Works, Intiman Playhouse, ACT Theatre, Village Theatre, Childsplay, and Clarence Brown Theatre. Cathy has been a guest lecturer at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design from University of California, San Diego.
Marcus Doshi is an international theater maker and designer. Broadway credits include Linda Vista (2019) and Pass Over (2021, also Amazon Film). Work Off-Broadway includes a longstanding collaboration with Theatre for a New Audience. Work has encompassed most major regional theater and opera in the US. In Chicago, he is a frequent collaborator with Steppenwolf. Internationally, in 18 countries across five continents; notably La Traviata (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, Minnesota Opera, Houston Grand Opera); Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Aldeburgh Music, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; La Monnaie Brussels, Dutch National Opera, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia); The Wreckers (Houston Grand Opera); Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera); amongst many others. He is a Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University. marcusdoshi.com
Sound Designer & Original Music
Broadway: Take Me Out, True West, The Glass Menagerie, The Real Thing, in the next room, American Plan. Off Broadway: Most Recently, Catch as Catch Can at Playwrights Horizons and I'm Revolting at Atlantic Theater Company; the audio-only, bilingual Romeo y Julieta at The Public Theater; as well as multiple shows at New York Theater Workshop, Second Stage, The Signature, and others. Regionally, he has created music and sound all over the country as well as productions in England and the Netherlands. He has been nominated several times for Lortel and Drama Desk awards, won an Obie for design in Annie Baker's John, as well as an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Sound. He lived in Mexico for 2 years creating multi-disciplinary installations with an artist collective.
This is Alice Gosti's (she/her) first season at Seattle Rep. Other theaters: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Folger Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, ACT Theatre, On the Boards, Intiman Theatre, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Risk|Reward Festival, ODC Theatre, American Dance Festival, and Joyce Theatre. International: CURA, Home: Centro Creazione Coreografica, Anticorpi XL, Terni Festival |Festival Internazionale della Creazione Contemporanea, Associazione Culturale Dance Gallery. Film/Music Videos: Shabazz Palaces, Dude York, Thunderpussy, and Hannalee. Awards: Princess Grace Honoraria Award, Amazon Artist in Residency, DNAppunti Coreografici, 4 Culture, McColl Center for Arts+Innovation, Italian Council 2017, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Artist Trust Fellowship, Intiman Emerging Artist Program, ImPulsTanz Dance Web Scholarship, Vilcek Creative Promise in Dance and Seattle Office of the Arts and Culture—City Artists Project. Education: B.A., University of Washington. gostia.com, @gostiaa
Cathan Bordyn (he/him) is excited to be a part of this production of Dickens, his second at Seattle Rep. Recent choreography includes The Children (Seattle Rep); Ragtime, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act (The 5th Avenue Theatre); The Crucible, Alex and Aris (ACT); AIDA, Cubamor, Peter Pan (Village Theatre). He holds a B.A. in Theater from Carroll College, an M.F.A. in Acting from Arizona State University, and his combat certification through Dueling Arts International.
Vocal Arranger & Music Coach
Steven Tran (he/him) is a composer, music director, and theater maker. Favorite credits include co-composer for Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show, music supervisor for Lizard Boy (most recently in the UK), music director/orchestrator for And So That Happened (The 5th Avenue Theater), and several Public Works productions here at Seattle Rep. He is the music director and orchestrator for the upcoming world premiere of The Mortification of Fovea Munson at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the additional composer and music producer for the world premiere of Lydia and the Troll at Seattle Rep later this spring. @steven_nk_tran
Judith Shahn has been coaching at Seattle Rep for almost 40 years! Some favorites: The Road to Mecca, Private Lives, A View from the Bridge, Bo-nita, The Brothers Size, The Children, The Cook. ACT Theatre: she has coached many productions of A Christmas Carol and other favorites include: The Thin Place, Oslo, Tribes, Dracula, Skylight in recent years. At Intiman: premiere of Angels in America (both productions), The Kentucky Cycle, The American Cycle. Other theaterss: Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Opera, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Shakespeare & Company. Judith retired 6 years ago after teaching Voice, Speech, and Dialects at the University of Washington for 26 years. She currently teaches winter quarter in the UW School of Law. Judith coaches business professionals and lawyers at vibrantspeaking.com. She is an actor, voice teacher, and mentor to hundreds of students around the world and teaches at the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre in Orkney, Scotland.
Paul Jens Adolphsen (he/him) is a dramaturg, writer, and educator originally from Seattle. Before joining Seattle Rep, Paul served as Literary Manager at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for three seasons and at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida for two seasons. As a dramaturg, Paul has worked with Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Five College Opera, among others. He was a founding producer of the UMass New Play Lab, and from 2015–2016 served as a Fulbright Student Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Paul’s writing about theater and performance has been published in Theatre Journal, on HowlRound.com, and by Penumbra Theatre Company. He holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Amy (she/her) is happy to be back at Seattle Rep after previously working on What the Constitution Means to Me, A Raisin in the Sun, Well, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and multiple Public Works productions. Other credits include Mrs. Doubtfire, Annie, Ragtime (The 5th Avenue Theatre); The Elixir of Love, Carmen, AIDA (Seattle Opera); Black Beauty, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Seattle Children's Theatre); among others at ACT Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Village Theatre. Amy also works in Stage Management and as a Teaching Artist, specializing in Creative Drama.
Ruth is grateful to be back creating and performing shows in person. Her previous Seattle Rep credits include Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, and Public Works' The Winter's Tale. Her main artistic home has been at ACT for the past 14 years, where her recent credits include Sweat, Romeo + Juliet, Oslo, and Dracula, as well as six years of A Christmas Carol. Around town Ruth has also worked with The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. She was the recipient of the 2018 Melissa Hines Backstage Award, and is proud to have been a company member and production manager with New Century Theatre Company.
Jessica C. Bomball
Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica (she/her) is delighted to be back at Seattle Rep. Regional theater highlights include: Bruce, Teenage Dick, Indecent, Tiny Beautiful Things, MAC BETH, The Great Leap, King Charles III, A Raisin in the Sun, Of Mice and Men, God of Carnage (Seattle Rep); The Secret Garden, Rent, Disney’s Aladdin, and A Christmas Story: The Musical (The 5th Avenue Theatre); The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Wizard of Oz (Seattle Children’s Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Education of Randy Newman (ACT Theatre); Bootycandy, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (Intiman Theatre Festival); As You Like It, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, and The Comedy of Errors (Seattle Shakespeare Company).
Assistant Stage Manager
Liz (she/her) is so pleased to be returning to Seattle Rep for this holiday show! Previously she has been a part of two iterations of the Public Works program, As You Like It and The Winter’s Tale. Other backstage and stage management credits include work with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, 14/48, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, and others.
Lucas Esperanza (he/him) is a Filipino-American theater artist dedicated to cultivating stories and developing creative opportunities that advocate for a future that not only demands, but honors the voices of underrepresented communities. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lucas is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine where he studied Drama and Political science. Recent credits include Here There Are Blueberries (La Jolla Playhouse/Tectonic Theater Project), Tiger Style! (South Coast Repertory), Blues for an Alabama Sky (Center Theatre Group), What I Learned In Paris (South Coast Repertory).
Stage Management Apprentice
Max (he/him) is thrilled to be joining Seattle Rep this season! He is a recent Arizona State University graduate, where he earned his degree in theatrical production and design with a concentration in stage management. Recent credits include: HEDDATRON, Healing Wars, La Comedia of Errors (Arizona State University), #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence (Binary Theatre Company), The Tempest and Just Deserts (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Much love to his family and friends back home in Arizona!
Ryan Vincent Anderson
Broadway Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong. Off-Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong (New World Stages), Scissoring (INTAR), We Live Here (EST), Bright Swords (United Solo Fest). Regional: Seattle Rep, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, PCPA, TheatreSquared, L.A. Theatre Works, Theater at Monmouth, Independent Shakespeare Company, and others. TV: "The Blacklist" (NBC), "Bull" (CBS), "FBI" (CBS), "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC), "The Sinner" (USA), "Scandal" (ABC), "Godfather of Harlem" (EPIX). Audiobook titles can be found on Amazon/Audible. M.F.A. from Cal Arts. @ryanvanderson, ryanvanderson.com
u/s Charles / Forster / Hall / Ensemble
Enrique Bravo (he/him) is honored to be making his Seattle Rep debut. He is a founding member of both Theater Alaska and Generator Theater and has worked with Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska in over 30 productions. He was the Actor-In-Residence at Perseverance Theatre from 2013-2019 where he also received the Bishop Michael Kenny Award in recognition of long-term commitment to great artistry in the Theatre. Regionally he has worked at Harlequin Theatre, New York Theatre Festival, ENACT Theatre, Colonial Theatre, Bridgework Theatre, Mcleod Summer Playhouse, Austin Shakespeare, Blue Theatre, and FronteraFest. He received his B.F.A. in Regional Theatre from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis, MO and his M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Texas in Austin.
Doreen / Maria Beadnell / Ensemble
Julie is a Co-Founder of The Seagull Project and the company’s current Artistic Producer. Roles with TSP include Arkadina in The Seagull, Olga in The Three Sisters, and Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard. She has been seen in numerous roles at Seattle Rep, most recently as Vera in Indecent, and Sugar in Tiny Beautiful Things. Other Seattle credits include: Linda in The Thin Place (ACT Theatre), Mrs. Malaprop in The Rivals (Seattle Shakespeare Company), and various Evil Queens and Witches at Seattle Children’s Theater. National credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Old Globe, and seven seasons as a member of The Guthrie Theater acting ensemble. International credits include The Moscow Children’s Theater and The Ilkhom Theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Julie is the 2014 recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.
Eleanor Lovejoy / Ensemble
Cheyenne (she/her) was last seen in Seattle Rep's Indecent. Other Seattle Rep productions include: Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem, The Comparables, Boeing Boeing, This, Dancing at Lughnasa, Betrayal, The Three Musketeers, Twelfth Night, and The Great Gatsby. At Seattle’s The 5th Avenue Theatre: Annie, Afterwords u/s. ACT: Ramayana, Celebration, and Old Times. Broadway: understudy in The Glass Menagerie starring Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange. Regional: Long Wharf, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Guthrie Theater, where she appeared in The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Othello (national tour), Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (regional tour). T.V.: “John Adams,” “Two and a Half Men,” "Three Busy Debras." Film: Year of the Fox, Use as Directed, The Bath, and Seattle’s web series “Rocketmen.” Cheyenne holds an M.F.A. from the University of Delaware's Professional Theater Training Program. For Phoenix.
Lead Fagin's Boy / Ensemble
Miguel Castellano is excited to be making his Seattle Rep debut. He is a local theater actor who is originally from Southern California where he received his B.F.A. in acting from California State University, Fullerton. He’s been seen most recently in Sweat (ACT), Drum & Colours (Seattle Shakespeare Company), and Casablanca (Theatre Anonymous). Much love!
Catherine Dickens / Ensemble
Sunam Ellis (she/her) is grateful to make her Seattle Rep debut. Graduating from the UW Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) in 2015, she has since worked on local productions and readings with ACT, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Public Theater, Sound Theatre Company, Theatre22, The Horse in Motion, ArtsWest, and The Seagull Project. Favorite local roles include Dorothy in Mrs. Caliban, Margery in Hand to God (Gregory Award recipient), and Bala in Sheathed (Gregory Award nominee). Sunam also teaches various theater courses at local universities, including Seattle University and UW.
Topping / Mr. Bumble / Desk Clerk / Ensemble
Basil Harris (he/him) appeared at Seattle Rep in OR, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. He’s performed locally at ACT, Seattle Children's Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Town Hall Seattle. Regional credits include Ohio's Tantrum Theater, Actors Express in Atlanta, and New Victory Theater in NYC. Find him online in the locally produced original series, "Rocketmen" (EVRGRN Channel) and "Automata" (Dust), and as a voice contributor to Jim French’s Imagination Theater audio dramas. He plays in the bands "Awesome" and The French Project. Film: Language Arts, Safety Not Guaranteed, 21 and Over, Knights of Badassdom, My Effortless Brilliance. Television: "Grimm" (NBC), "Leverage" (TNT), "The Fugitive" (CBS), "The John Report with Bob" (KIRO-TV). basilharris.com
Jenny Vaughn Hall
u/s Catherine / Eleanor / Doreen / Maria / Ensemble
Jenny Vaughn Hall is grateful to spend the holidays working for the first time at Seattle Rep. She has been seen on stages at Village Theatre, Taproot Theatre Company, and most recently at Harlequin. In addition to acting Jenny is a yoga instructor and teaches courses on archetypal psychology. One of her favorite things about Christmas is her mom’s cinnamon rolls. Happy holidays everyone!
u/s Walter / Frank / Timothy / Lead Fagin's Boy / Ensemble
Isaiah Hyde (he/him) is so delighted to debut at the Seattle Rep. He started regionally acting last year with A Christmas Carol (Peter Cratchit/Young Fezziwig). Before professionally acting, he worked with Village Theatre KIDSTAGE and Studio East. Some favorite past roles he has played include: School of Rock (Billy), Matilda Jr. (Mr. Phelps), Newsies (Henry), and I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Honza). Other than preforming, Isaiah loves to write, dance, and sing. He thanks his friends and family for always supporting and being there for him through everything.
Terin Cho Jesty
Mamie Dickens / Ensemble
Terin Cho Jesty loves acting and singing. Mr. Dickens and His Carol is her first appearance in a professional production. She recently played Lefou and Elphaba in youth productions of Beauty and the Beast and Wicked and looks forward to participating in future productions.
Galen Joseph Osier
u/s John Dickens / Topping / Chapman / Ensemble
Galen graduated from Western Washington University and headed south to join the Seattle area theater community in 2000. Since landing in town, he has worked with ACT (Moon for the Misbegotten, A Christmas Carol), Intiman (Crime and Punishment), Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop (The Laramie Project, Breaking the Code, The Bells, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Memorandum, Prelude to a Kiss, Our Country’s Good) among others. He has also been involved in various film projects shot in the Pacific Northwest. This marks his first appearance at the Seattle Rep and he is thrilled to be here.
Frank Dickens / Timothy / Ensemble
Izzy Richter (he/him) is in the 5th grade at Leschi Elementary school (go Bullpups!). This is his first professional theater production. He was previously seen as Little Boy in Wes Hurley's film Potato Dreams of America, and in several productions through Wedgwood Drama Camp, his favorite place on earth. He loves video games, is a voracious reader, is almost always singing out loud, and lives in a vibrant imaginary world of chase scenes and space battles about 53% of the time. Izzy is grateful to Braden and everyone at Seattle Rep for believing in him and supporting him through this process.
Katey Dickens / Ensemble
Mikayla Sanchez, 14, is so excited to portray Katie and the Second Lady, in her first performance at Seattle Rep. This is Mikayla’s 16th production since she started performing and loving the stage at the age of 7. Previous roles include: Hortensia/Matilda u/s in Matilda and Rebecca in XY (Village Theatre); Flora in Black Beauty (Seattle Children’s Theatre). Outside of acting, Mikayla loves to sing, dance, tap, do gymnastics, ice skate, and most of all, play with her puppy Eva. Mikayla is thankful for all the support of the Seattle Rep through this process and everyone involved throughout that has made theater such a welcoming place for her.
Chapman / Macready / Thackeray / Ensemble
MJ has been a member of the Seattle theater community since 2001 after graduating from Cornish College of the Arts. Since then he’s worked with Seattle Rep (Dry Powder, Outside Mullingar, Glengarry Glen Ross, Photograph 51, Twelfe Night). Other theaters include ACT (Oslo, The Crucible, Stupid Fucking Bird, Lieutenant of Inishmore), Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Village Theatre, and was a founding member and artistic associate with New Century Theatre Company directing the West Coast premiere of Annie Bakers Pulitzer Prize winner The Flick. He’s also been featured in various film and TV projects and just directed the short film Prepared written by his incredible wife and partner Keiko Green. They currently reside in LA with their Bassett Hound, Gus. mjsieber.com
Brandon J. Simmons
Hall / Ensemble
Brandon J. Simmons last appeared at Seattle Rep in True West. He has appeared with many Seattle theaters, including Book-It Repertory Theatre (Beowulf, The Picture of Dorian Gray), The Seagull Project (The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters, The Seagull), Seattle Public Theater (Amadeus), On the Boards (The People's Republic of Valerie), Washington Ensemble Theatre (Feathers & Teeth, Sextet), The Williams Project (A Bright Room Called Day) and numerous appearances with Seattle Shakespeare Company, perhaps most memorably as Olivia in Twelfth Night. Brandon is also a writer and director. He directed The Thin Place at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), An Octoroon (ArtsWest), Alma (Theatre Battery), and well as his own play, Is She Dead Yet? (Annex Theatre).
Adam Standley (he/him) is honored to be making his Seattle Rep debut. Originally from Austin, TX, Adam is an ACT Core Company Member, a founding member of The Satori Group, and a carpenter with LCM Builders. Some of his favorite recent productions include: ACT Theatre - The Legend of Georgia McBride, Tribes (Gregory Award), Stupid F*cking Bird (Gregory Award Nomination), and Mr. Burns: a post electric play; INTIMAN - Angels in America, Part 1 and 2; The 5th Avenue Theatre - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; The Satori Group - rewilding, Winky, and Tragedy: a tragedy; ArtsWest - 4000 Miles; Washington Ensemble Theatre - Love Horse, Titus. Much appreciation to my parents, Scott and Karen, Amanda and Bogie, LCM Builders, my Core Company family, and Shanna.
u/s Katey / Mamie / Ensemble
Annika Wanagel-Rojas is currently a sophomore at Eastside Preparatory School and has been performing in theater for six years. Previous credits include Village Theatre KIDSTAGE productions of The SpongeBob Musical as the Mayor, Into The Woods Jr. as Baker's Wife, and A Christmas Story: The Musical as Esther Jane. School productions include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Veruca Salt. She also trains at the Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Institute program.
Walter Dickens / Second Fagin's Boy / Ensemble
Jonas (he/him) is elated to be in his first show at the Seattle Rep. Previous credits include Les Miserabbits (Speedwell), Prospect Theatre Company NYC; Hansel and Gretel and Heidi and Gunter (Gunter), Village Theatre Mainstage; Behold the Dreamers (Mighty), Book-It Repertory Theatre; Matilda (Bruce/Tommy), Village Theatre Mainstage; ZM (Billy Jr.), Village Theatre Beta Production. Jonas has been involved in theater since he was 7 years old performing in numerous junior productions at Seattle’s Performers. Jonas would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support. Happy Holidays! @jonas_winburn
R. Hamilton Wright
John Dickens / Ensemble
R. Hamilton Wright has appeared in over fifty productions at the Seattle Rep, the first being 1979’s The Taming of the Shrew directed by Dan Sullivan, and the latest being 2020’s The Children directed by Tim Bond. His original play Sherlock Holmes and The Vanishing Thimble premiered earlier this year at Vertigo Theatre in Calgary. The long running production of Bob and Katie’s Marriage recently celebrated its 26th anniversary. It has been extended indefinitely.
Kaytlin McIntyre & Shawna Grajek
JZ Casting (Geoff Josselson, CSA & Katja Zarolinski, CSA)
Substitute Youth Guardian
Dramaturgical Research Assistant
Assistant Sound Designer
Village Theatre, University of Washington Costume Department, Eclipse Hats, Joel Herrera, Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts
Jay Hereford & Margaret Winsor
Stephen Behnen & Mary Hornsby
Winky & Peter Hussey
Clark Nuber P.S.