Seattle Rep announces casting and artistic collaborations
Actors include Linda Gehringer, Lorenzo Pisoni,
Nick Garrison. Single Tickets on sale Aug. 23.
Seattle, WA – Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today casting for its upcoming 2011-2012 season, which begins Sept. 30. Actors include many Seattle theatre stalwarts, including Nick Garrison, Michael Patten, and Alban Dennis; some up-and-coming local actors like Conner Toms; and nationally renowned performers Linda Gehringer, Lorenzo Pisoni, and Denis Arndt.
“Keeping ‘Seattle’ in ‘Seattle Rep’ has been my mantra for my tenure so far as artistic director,” said Seattle Rep artistic leader Jerry Manning. “This season showcases some of the city’s best, and also brings in a few of our favorites from out of town to play with the amazing talent we have here. I can’t wait to see what these artists are going to create on our stages.”
Behind the scenes, designers and directors are largely Seattle artists. Most notably, actor R. Hamilton Wright will make his Seattle Rep directorial debut with Sylvia, revisiting a play he acted in at Seattle Rep in 1996.
Manning has also announced that costume designer Constanza Romero will become Seattle Rep’s artist-in-residence for this season. In addition to designing for Clybourne Park, she will participate in the season planning process and serve as a community ambassador. Most recently, Romero designed for Seattle Rep’s The Brothers Size andDancing at Lughnasa. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her design of Fences on Broadway, a play by her late husband, August Wilson, also a long-time Seattle Rep collaborator.
The season kicks off Sept. 30 with Humor Abuse, starring Lorenzo Pisoni. Pisoni appeared in Seattle Rep’s Tuesdays with Morrie and The Great Gatsby. On Broadway he was inEquus. He also performed with Cirque du Soleil.
Single tickets go on sale Aug. 23 online at www.seattlerep.org or through the Box Office at 206-443-2222 (Toll-free 1-877-900-9285). Prices start at $15 (or $12 for ages 25 and under). Season tickets are available now.
The full season’s artists are as follows:
Humor Abuse BAGLEY
created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica Schmidt, directed by Erica Schmidt
Sept. 30-Oct. 23, 2011
Starring Lorenzo Pisoni
Circle Mirror Transformation LEO K.
by Annie Baker, directed by Andrea Allen
Oct. 21-Nov. 20, 2011
Anastasia HighamLaurenPeter A. JacobsJamesGretchen KrichMartyMichael PattenSchultzElizabeth RaetzTheresa Scenic DesignMatthew SmuckerCostume DesignChris MeyersLighting DesignAndrew D. SmithSound DesignMatt Starritt
by A.R. Gurney, directed by R. Hamilton Wright
Nov. 11-Dec. 11, 2011
Alban DennisGregDarragh KennanTom/Phyllis/LeslieLinda K. MorrisSylviaMari NelsonKate Scenic DesignCarey WongCostume DesignMelanie Taylor BurgessLighting DesignL.B. MorseSound DesignMatt Starritt
How to Write a New Book for the Bible BAGLEY
by Bill Cain, directed by Kent Nicholson
Jan. 13-Feb. 5, 2012
Aaron BlakelyPaulLinda GehringerMaryLeo MarksPeteTyler PierceBill Scenic DesignScott BradleyCostume DesignCallie FloorLighting DesignAlexander V. NicholsSound DesignMatt Starritt
I Am My Own Wife LEO K.
by Doug Wright, directed by Jerry Manning
Feb. 3-Mar. 4, 2012
Nick GarrisonCharlotte Von Mahlsdorf Scenic DesignJennifer ZeylCostume DesignErik AndorLighting DesignRobert AguilarSound DesignRobertson Witmer
by John Logan, directed by Richard E.T. White
Feb. 24-Mar. 18, 2012
Denis ArndtMark RothkoConnor TomsKen Scenic DesignKent DorseyCostume DesignRose PedersonLighting DesignRobert PetersonSound DesignBrendan Patrick Hogan
Or, LEO K.
by Liz Duffy Adams, directed by Allison Narver
Mar. 23-Apr. 22, 2012
CastTBA Scenic DesignMatt SmuckerCostume DesignCatherine HuntLighting DesignL.B. MorseSound DesignChris Walker
Clybourne Park BAGLEY
by Bruce Norris, directed by Braden Abraham
Apr. 20-May 13, 2012
CastTBA Scenic DesignScott BradleyCostume DesignConstanza RomeroLighting DesignL.B. MorseSound DesignMatt Starritt