Curtis Rawls is a software developer, writer and filmmaker living in Seattle. Originally from North Carolina, he is a graduate of NC State University. He recently directed In the Woods All Around for As If’s Kenmore Quickies and Death Tax for Edmonds Driftwood Players. He loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors with his wife Jen and daughters Violet and Fiona.
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.
Jana (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.
Jalyn Green is thrilled to be working with As If for the first time! An actor and director who’s work has been seen up and down I-5 his more recent acting credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Frost Nixon at SecondStory Rep, God of Carnage at the Phoenix Theatre, Bat-Hamlet at the Fern Shakespeare Company and the honor of playing Atticus Finch in Driftwood’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Recent directing credits include Goodnight Moon and Around the World in 80 Days both with Secondstory Rep’s Theatre for Young Audience Series. He was also featured in a supporting role in the independent film Return to Seattle and his voice was featured in the video game Battletech. An Aries/Taurus cusp, he studied at Centralia College and the University of Washington. He’s also a member of Split Second Improv and the Midnight Mystery Theatre. Love to you all and be safe!
When not sheltering at home, Arwen performs around the Puget Sound in diverse theater and music projects. Favorite roles include Susan in Company (Renton Civic), Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (New Muses), multiple woodland creatures in A Year with Frog and Toad (SecondStory), Cathy in The Last Five Years (Act One), and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (STAGEright). Arwen has also written and performed several cabaret shows in English and French, and is featured on The Victor Janusz Band’s latest album, Café Pluvieux. www.arwendewey.com
Dan is thrilled to participate in As If Theatre Company’s Quarantine Quickies! Making discoveries with actor friends and telling stories in character is always a welcome enterprise. Favorite roles along the way have been Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace, Harold in The Music Man, Jesus in Godspell, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, and Prospero in The Tempest. Among Dan’s other pursuits are playing trombone in the UW Husky Alumni Band, scuba diving, boating in the San Juans, visiting schools and retirement homes as a registered therapy animal team handler, and singing with the Silverbells Carolers during the holiday season.