Filled with laughter, stirring music, vaudevillian dance, and tender heartbreak, Indecent is the play we all need to see in 2019.
Fresh from a wildly successful Broadway run, Indecent tells the story of a Jewish troupe of actors in the early 20th century who journey across Europe and America performing God of Vengeance, a celebrated, provocative play by the virtuosic writer Sholem Asch.
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|Event Type||Event Dates|
|Opening Night||Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.|
|Post-Play Actor Talks||Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16 at 2 p.m., Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.|
|Post-Play Panel Discussions||Sept. 20, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.|
|Lunch & Learn with Holocaust Center for Humanity||Sept. 25 at 11:45 a.m.|
Paula Vogel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose plays include Indecent (Tony Award for Best Play), How I Learned to Drive (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, OBIE Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play), The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot’n’Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas. She is currently working on three new projects, including Cressida On Top (recently workshopped at CTG and the Goodman), and a new play commissioned by CTG and Second Stage. Honors include induction in the American Theatre Hall of Fame, the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lily Award, the Thornton Wilder Prize, the Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the William Inge Award, the Elliott Norton Award, a Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Award, a TCG Residency Award, a Guggenheim, a Pew Charitable Trust Award, and fellowships and residencies at Sundance Theatre Lab, Hedgebrook, The Rockefeller Center’s Bellagio Center, Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and the Bunting. She is particularly proud of her Thirtini Award from 13P, and honored by three Awards in her name: the Paula Vogel Award for Playwrights given by the Vineyard Theatre, the Paula Vogel Award from the American College Theatre Festival, and the Paula Vogel mentorship program, curated by Quiara Hudes and Young Playwrights of Philadelphia. Paula was playwright in residence at The Signature Theatre (2004-05 season), and Theatre Communications Group publishes six volumes of her work. Paula continues her playwriting intensives with community organizations, students, theater companies, subscribers and writers across the globe. She is the 2019 inaugural UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Playwright-in-Residence, and has recently taught at Sewanee, Shanghai Theatre Academy and Nanjing University, University of Texas at Austin, and the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. From 1984 to 2008, Paula Vogel founded and ran the playwriting program at Brown University; during that time she started a theatre workshop for women in Maximum Security at the Adults Correction Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island. It continues to this day, sponsored by the Pembroke Center for Women at Brown University. From 2008-2012,she was the O’Neill Chair at Yale School of Drama. PaulaVogelPlaywright.com
Sheila Daniels is a Seattle-based director, educator, choreographer, and actor. Her work at Seattle Rep includes Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa and multiple workshops of Elizabeth Heffron’s The Weathermen. Directing work elsewhere includes: The Wolves, The Ramayana (A Contemporary Theatre) A Streetcar Named Desire, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Crime and Punishment, The Children’s Hour, Lysistrata, Wild Horses (Intiman Theatre); Dancing At Lughnasa (TANTRUM Theatre); Jackie & Me (Seattle Children’s Theatre); According to Coyote (Seattle Children's Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis); A Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Electra, Pericles, Macbeth (Seattle Shakespeare Company); Lydia, The Normal Heart, Breaking the Code, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Strawberry Theatre Workshop); This Wide Night (Seattle Public Theatre); Waiting for Lefty, God’s Country, Arcadia (CHAC), Rubble Women (UMO Ensemble), and Anaphylaxis (Throwing Bones/IRT, NYC). She is a proud faculty member of Cornish College of the Arts.
Cast and Production
Lemml, The Stage Manager
Previously at Seattle Rep: King Charles III, Photograph 51, You Can’t Take it With You, The Imaginary Invalid, Twelfe Night, Noises Off, The Great Gatsby. In Seattle: Intiman, The 5th Avenue, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare, Village Theatre. Broadway credits: Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. Mr. Farwell was a company member at the Stratford Festival and NCTC. Regionally: TAG, Nebraska Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, ACT San Francisco, Shakespeare Theatre D.C, Court Theatre, Madison repertory, American Players Theatre. Television credits include “Grimm” and “Leverage.” He received his training at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, London.
Vera Parnicki, The Elder
Julie is the Co-Founder of The Seagull Project, appearing as Arkadina in The Seagull, Olga in The Three Sisters, and Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard. Other Seattle credits include Sugar in Tiny Beautiful Things, As You Like It, The Beard of Avon, Over the Moon, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Servant of Two Masters (Seattle Rep); Dirty Blonde, Enchanted April, The Lady With all the Answers, The Women, The Pinter Festival, (ACT Theatre); The Three Penny Opera, Timon of Athens, She Stoops to Conquer (Seattle Shakespeare Company); The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Seattle Children's Theatre). National credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Minneapolis Playwrights’ Center, The Old Globe, and seven seasons as a member of the Guthrie Theater acting ensemble. Julie is a proud recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.
Otto Godowsky, The Elder
Ron Orbach last appeared in Seattle in 1996 at ACT, starring as Max Prince (based on Sid Caesar) in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor (the final show at the Queen Anne location, and one of its biggest hits); a production he also directed, after debuting in it on Broadway in 1993 as Ira Stone (based on Mel Brooks). Four additional Broadway appearances, including as Amos Hart (Mister Cellophane) in Chicago (First National Tour/Jeff Award, 1998). Regional: The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Alley, McCarter Theater, The Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Stage (ME), and The Old Globe. Most memorable screen appearance: The Driving Instructor in Clueless. Numerous TV appearances including “Law & Order,” “Platypus Man,” and “Girls”. Ron is also an acting coach and a director (LA’s Ovation Award, Best Director for The Ellis Jump, 1996).
Halina Cygansky, The Middle
Cheyenne has previously appeared at Seattle Rep in 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: Annie. ACT: Ramayana, Celebration and Old Times. Broadway: understudy in The Glass Menagerie starring Sarah Paulson. 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. and film: “John Adams,” “Two and a Half Men,” Use as Directed, The Bath, and Seattle’s web series “Rocketmen.”
Mendel Schultz, The Middle
A recent transplant from London,UK, Nathaniel is beyond thrilled to be making his Seattle Rep debut and also unbelievably honored to be telling this story. Regional Credits include The 5th Avenue Theatre: Annie (Mr. Bundles); Village Theatre: Dreamgirls (James Thunder Early); String (O’Brien); ACT/5TH: UrineTown (Mr. McQueen/Tiny Tom.) Instagram/Twitter: @TENENBAVM !אני אוהב אותך אמא
Chana Mandelbaum, The Ingenue
Andi Alhadeff is profoundly honored to be in this production. As a Jewish woman, she is so grateful for this opportunity to deepen her connection to her heritage, spirituality, and sense of self; and as a human being, even more moved to be able to share the vitality of silenced voices and the importance of everyone’s story being told. Off-Off/Off-Broadway- Prospect Theater Company: Jasper In Deadland (Persephone). The Caveat: 3 Andy Warhols (Warhol 2). Regional: The 5th Avenue Theatre: Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Grease (ChaCha), Jasper in Deadland (Persephone), RENT (Joanne), Oliver!, and The Sound of Music. ACT Theatre: Bad Apples (Debbie) Urinetown (Soupy Sue). The Village Theater: Writing Kevin Taylor (Julia), Afterwords (Kali). So much love and gratitude to friends and family.
Avram Zederbaum, The Ingenue
Antoine Yared, who was born in Lebanon and raised in Montreal, has performed in theaters across the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. He is thrilled to be returning to Seattle having appeared at Seattle Rep last fall in A Thousand Splendid Suns. He most recently appeared in The Last Wife (Centaur Theatre) and A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper). His other recent theater credits include Lear (Groundling Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, The Madwoman of Chaillot, John Gabriel Borkman, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Physicists, King John, The Alchemist, Antony and Cleopatra, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Merchant of Venice, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Stratford Festival); and The Snow Queen (Theatre New Brunswick).
Mayer Balsam, Violin
Alexander Sovronsky is thrilled to be returning to Indecent after composing a new score and performing in productions of the play at Arena Stage, KC Rep, and at Baltimore Center Stage. Alexander works frequently as both a composer and actor/musician. Credits include: Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac (starring Kevin Kline). Off-Broadway: Mother Of The Maid, Romeo & Juliet, Measure For Measure (The Public); Bottom Of The World (Atlantic); Volpone, Women Beware Women (Red Bull); Othello (TFANA); Macbeth, Marat/Sade, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Emancipation, Three Sisters (Classical Theater of Harlem); The Little Prince (Hang A Tale/The Pearl); Cyrano de Bergerac (Resonance Ensemble); Hamlet (title role, Teatro Circulo in NYC & Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Itay). Regional: Walnut Street, Shakespeare & Co, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Theater Group, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, WAM, American Shakespeare Center, PA Shakespeare Festival, and many more. www.AlexanderSovronsky.com and on Instagram @Alexander.Sovronsky
Moriz Godowsky, Clarinet
Kate Olson is a saxophonist, improviser, woodwind specialist, and music educator based in Seattle, WA. This is her first appearance with Seattle Rep. She can be heard performing with her own projects KO SOLO and KO ELECTRIC, and as a collaborator with Syrinx Effect, Ask the Ages, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and Electric Circus (led by Wayne Horvitz), and with such Seattle staples as the Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses and cabaret producers Can Can Presents and Verlaine & McCann. Kate has a B.A. in Music (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Wyoming and an M.M. in Improvisation from the University of Michigan.
Nelly Friedman, Accordion
Jamie is based in Seattle, WA where she studied accordion under three-time Latin Grammy Nominee Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College of the Arts. Her current projects: Seattle’s only forró band - En Canto, and accordion duo with Gabe-Hall Rodrigues - Creosote. Jamie is a frequent guest performer and presenter of workshops on stylized Brazilian and Tango music at numerous festivals. Her array of projects and versatility has allowed her to be a full-time professional accordionist playing venues ranging from clubs with a Brazilian Jazz group to Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. Jamie works for accordion manufacturer Petosa Accordions where she is able to share her passion and actively participate in the reinvention and face of the traditional Instrument.
Tonya Lockyer’s performance work has been seen at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; The National Museum of Women in the Arts; New York’s Joyce Theater, Dixon Place, and New York Live Arts (DTW); Boston’s Emerson Majestic Theater; Jacob’s Pillow; Long Beach Opera; The International Conference on New Media, Paris; Canada’s National Arts Centre, Banff Center, and International Sound Symposium; Russia’s International Festival of Experimental Art, and International Festival of Dance on the Volga; Opera Baltycka; Seattle’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts, ACT Theater, SAM, and On the Boards. She is the grateful recipient of many local and inter/national funding awards and fellowships.
Scenic & Projection Designer
L.B. Morse is a designer for theater and dance and has designed lighting, scenery, and multimedia for over 25 productions at Seattle Rep. Recent productions include As You Like It (scenery and multimedia); Tiny Beautiful Things (scenery); Nina Simone: Four Women (multimedia); A Doll’s House, Part 2 (lighting); Ibsen in Chicago (lighting); The Odyssey (scenery and multimedia); Well (lighting); Constellations (scenery and lighting); Lizard Boy (scenery and multimedia); and The Hound of the Baskervilles (scenery, lighting, and multimedia). He has also designed for The 5th Avenue Theatre, Intiman, ACT Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tantrum Theater, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Shakespeare Company, On the Boards, Lingo dancetheater, Maureen Whiting Dance Co., and Empty Space, among others. L.B. holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic Design from University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a proud a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
Beth Goldenberg is a New York-based costume designer working in theater and opera. Her previous designs include Blueprints To Freedom (La Jolla Playhouse); Henry V, Queens For A Year (Hartford Stage); Frankenstein, The Christians (Dallas Theater Center); Disgraced (Asolo Repertory Theatre); Gaslight, Engagements (Barrington Stage Co.); Stabat Mater, the little match girl passion, Macbeth (Glimmerglass Opera); Circus: Wandering City (BAM Next Wave), The White Devil, The Changeling (Red Bull Theater); La Susanna, Don Giovanni, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Kafka Fragments, Daphnis & Chloé (Heartbeat Opera); amongst others. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design from New York University. www.bethgoldenberg.com
Robert J. Aguilar
Previous designs for Seattle Rep include In the Heights, Tiny Beautiful Things, A People’s History, MAC BETH, Pride and Prejudice, The Odyssey, A Raisin in the Sun, Dry Powder, Luna Gale, Lizard Boy, I Am My Own Wife, Of Mice and Men, The K of D, Buyer & Cellar, Bo-Nita, The Vaudevillians, Speech & Debate, and boom!. Other local credits: Bullrusher, Native Gardens, Dragon Lady, Hir, Barbeque, Wedding Band, and Angels in America (Intiman Theatre); The Year of Magical Thinking, Romeo and Juliet, The Wolves and Alex and Aris (ACT); Urinetown and Little Shop of Horrors (ACT/The 5th Avenue Theatre); The Pajama Game, How to Succeed in Business..., and Jasper in Deadland (The 5th Avenue Theatre); Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and The Three Sisters (The Seagull Project); The 25th Annual..., String, Trails (Village Theatre); Next to Normal (Contemporary Classics). Regional credits include In the Heights (Portland Center Stage); Marjorie Prime (Pittsburgh Public); Dancing at Lughnasa (Tantrum Theatre); Full Gallop (The Old Globe); In the Heights, Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); In the Heights (Milwaukee Rep). Robert is the managing director and resident lighting designer of Contemporary Classics. He is the lighting design associate for Seattle Rep.
Paul James Prendergast
Kate Myre is a Professor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and received her M.F.A. in Acting from Brandeis University. Kate is a voiceover actress and dialect and vocal coach for companies including ACT, Village Theatre, The Seattle Children's Theatre, The Young Artists Training Program at The Seattle Opera, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. Additionally, Kate recently completed work on a second second of the Netflix Original Series, “Thirteen Reasons Why” as a dialect coach for actress Katherine Langford. In 2018, she worked with The Oslo Opera House and Winter Guests on their joint production of The Hamlet Project in Oslo, Norway. She is a member of Actor’s Equity and AFTRA.
Jessica C. Bomball
Regional theaters: Tiny Beautiful Things, MAC BETH, The Great Leap, Pride and Prejudice, 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
Rachael is thrilled to be back at Seattle Rep to work with this amazing cast and team. She was last at Seattle Rep working on Last of the Boys. Rachael is a proud Seattle Rep intern from the 09/10 season. Most recently, she was an ASM at The 5th Avenue Theatre on West Side Story where she has also worked on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, The Secret Garden, and Paint Your Wagon. Much love to her family, friends, Kelly, and fiancé Frobie.
Recent and select Broadway: King Lear, Hillary and Clinton, The Nap, The Waverly Gallery, The Boys in the Band, Three Tall Women, Meteor Shower, A Doll’s House Part 2, Jitney, The Glass Menagerie, The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, It’s Only a Play, Blackbird, Fish in the Dark, Disgraced, Fences. Other theater: MTC, Signature, Atlantic, Ars Nova, Old Globe, McCarter, Goodman, Berkeley Rep, among others. Film/TV: "New Amsterdam" (NBC), “American Odyssey” (NBC), “How to Get Away With Murder” pilot (ABC), Steel Magnolias (Sony for Lifetime).
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