Caitlin Gilman is a local playwright, actor, and dramaturg who works in a sushi restaurant when that is
an option. She wrote Wish Bone for the Kenmore Quickies last year and is delighted to be part of
another As If Theatre festival. Other plays include My Dear Miss Chancellor (Annex Theatre) Life is a Dream (Ghost Light Theatricals) J.D. Salinger is my God (Driftwood Players First Draft!) and a couple
shorts for Phoenix Theater’s 24 Hour Play Festival. She is spending quarantine experimenting with the
contents of the kitchen and the liquor cabinet.
Sophe has loved theatre since she was five years old. She was an actor and dancer through High School in Colorado, after High School she moved to California and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Chapman University. After college, Sophe was admitted to the 2016 Teach for America Corps. While teaching in LA, Sophe graduated with her Masters of Arts in Urban Education and Literacy from Loyola Marymount University. During her time teaching High School in LA, Sophe was tasked with creating and leading the theatre department. Sophe now is a director and educator in Seattle. She is the Lead Teaching Artist and Curriculum Developer at We.APP (We. Act Present Perform), an instructor at North Seattle College teaching devised theatre, a teaching artist and director at Stone Soup Theatre, and is a director as part of the Director and Playwright Mentorship Incubator Program at The Shattered Glass Project. Sophe’s greatest passion is directing and bringing stories to life.
Jason Gingold is a huge fan of As If Theater Company and was delighted to work with them on these Quickies. Jason has an MFA from UW’s PATP and has appeared in plays and musicals throughout Seattle. Some favorite recent roles include Mr. Wormwood in Matilda at Bainbridge Performing Arts and Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps with Lamplight Productions. When he’s not on stage, Jason enjoys doofing around with his amazing wife, Molly, and his talented, hilarious kids, Sadie and Charlie.
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).