John C. Davenport is a career journalist and former stand-up comic who veered into playwriting, which he usually does while seated. He has had full-length and one-act plays, mostly comedies, produced in 23 states, London, Australia, Canada and Panama. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Seattle Playwrights Circle and co-founder of Red Rover Theatre Company.
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.
Jack is grateful to be working with As If Theater Company for the second time. The first in The Cake as Tim (opening in October!!). This is his 15th year in the Pacific Northwest and he is happy to call it home. Jack wishes everyone To stay super safe and healthy, and he would like to thank Amy, Cindy and Molly for this wonderful opportunity.
Paula Wilson Nitka’s theater career spans the last six years, with her most recent roles including: Ceres/Bauces in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses (DACHA), Marty in Patricia Kane’s Float (Mistresspiece Theater), and Alex in Kayfabe (Ghost Light Theatricals). She is so delighted to be part of this Quarantine Quickies experience. The script is so endearing, and the group of people are collaborative, creative and fun to work with. Paula hopes these stories bring you joy during this time.
Jana Rae Blumberg, aka Rae Blumberg (She/Her), is absolutely delighted to participate in another first for As If Theatre! Being a part of the Quarantine Quickies has been both fun and eye-opening to a new venue for performing. She is thankful that Amy Gentry asked her to participate in the Quarantine Quickies since performing in the Kenmore Quickies last summer. Jana moved to the Seattle area 4 years ago from the Chicago burbs and loves that her theatre circle of friends continue to grow.