What gets us through the difficult times? Hope. A HANDFUL OF HOPE is all these two sisters need to come together to find the lives they were meant to live.
Gretchen Douma is thrilled to be part of the AS/IF Quarantine experience. She has been a stage, screen, and voice actor for more years than she’ll admit to, here in Seattle and the Twin Cities, and NYC. Some recent roles include Lieutenant Rooney (Arsenic and Old Lace, Taproot Theatre), Virginia Carpolotti (Three Viewings, 18th and Union), the Nurse (Shakespeare in Love, Seattle Shakespeare Company). Anne (Hospice: A Love Story, Grief Dialogues), Lydia (Still Life, Forward Flux) and Sheila (Terra Incognita, Annex). Also a playwright, she is working on her second play, Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down, a dark comedy about the ghosts and memories that just won’t leave us alone. She’s also the Communications Manager for Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. She is working from home these days and sequestering in North Seattle where she lives with her wife, Nina, and their two Doodles.
Amy Gentry is the Managing Director of As If Theatre Company. She was seen in their first production, The Clean House, and will be performing in The Cake this fall. Amy currently spends her days managing marketing for area theatres, “teaching” her kids, enjoying her pets, and mastering being a homebody.
Carol Sage-Silverstein has been in and out of the theater for over 40 years. When not acting she works as a cross cultural trainer and career coach. She enjoys meeting very strange and intriguing people and studying them closely. In the spirit of art imitating life or the other way around, Carol enjoys immersing herself in other people’s experiences and world views. It’s given her a deeper understanding of the characters she plays. She has performed on stage in her one woman play, Sabinka in New York City, Ethel Klayman in the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay at Book it Repertory, Judy Curlington in R&B singer Allen Stone’s Karaoke Extravaganza music video , Gingy in Love,Loss and What I Wore at the Pocket Theater, Studio 4, The Seattle Jewish Theater, radio and voice overs and most recently as Sharon in a short film Sharon and Vicente shot in Montivideo, Uruguay.
Rebecca O’Neil is a Seattle-based actor with a profound interest in using the theatre to tell stories about all kinds of women – old, young, middle-aged, at all the intersections in their lives. She is the artistic director of The Shattered Glass Project. She loves working with Cindy, Amy, and Molly at As If Theatre; she most recently appeared as Kimberly in As If Theatre’s production of Kimberly Akimbo, and as Gussie in Asylum in Georgia at Red Rover Productions, both directed by the fabulous Ms. Giese French. Selected roles: Jessie/Jackie/Jamie, Leaving Iowa; Dotty, Noises Off; Ouiser, Steel Magnolias (Driftwood). Ada/Corin, As You Like It (Ghostlight Theatricals). Karen/Joconda, To the Naked Eye (Playwright’s Theatre). Ensemble, Family: A New Play Festival (Fantastic Z Theatre).