I arrived at the workshop with three old, tired monologues that I have been using for years and left with three energized, focused pieces that I can’t wait to perform.
I felt safe. That feeling is so important when working on a piece or being in a show. One is vulnerable in this industry and getting involved in a space where one can incorporate positive and negative feedback is thrilling.
Dust off those tired, old monologues or jump in with a brand new one!
We have two new directors this coming Monday, June 10th. Carissa Meisner Smit, who did a fabulous job of directing The Clean House and Jane Ryan, who recently directed a very successsful run of Crimes of the Heart at the Woodinville Repertory Theater. Come play with us in a safe, supportive environment.
Carissa Meisner Smit
Carissa has been deeply involved in theater in various and sundry capacities for more than 25 years, and in the Seattle area since 2005. She has directed and choreographed for Edmonds Driftwood Players, As If Theatre Company, Second Story Repertory, Seattle Musical Theater , and Shoreline Community College among others. Playwriting credits include The Crossing (co-written with Paul Lewis, Theater Schmeater) and Love is a Divine Accident (Edmonds Driftwood Players).
Jane Ryan is a professional actor, director, and teaching artist with a lifelong love of sharing the magic of theatre with students of all ages. She co-founded one of the Northwest’s first Improv companies, and taught theatre classes for UW, SCT, and many of Seattle’s public and private schools. Recent directing credits include Twelfth Night, Becky’s New Car, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile for Twelfth Night Productions, Streetcar Named Desire for Second Story Rep, Pinocchio for Theater Schmeater, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Crimes of the Heart for Woodinville Rep, as well as numerous new plays for Infinity Box, Phoenix, and the Seattle Fringe Festival. Some of her favorite acting roles include Ma Bailey, Mrs. Cratchit, and the Queen of Hearts! Jane is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.
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