What does quarantine look like for a woman in her house with her mother and one feisty dog when her daughter is So Far Away?
Jane Ryan is a professional actor, director, playwright, and teaching artist who has taught extensively in Seattle area theatres and schools. Recent directing credits include The Book Club Play, Twelfth Night, and Becky’s New Car for Twelfth Night Productions, Streetcar Named Desire for Second Story Rep, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Crimes of the Heart for Woodinville Rep, as well as numerous new plays for Infinity Box, As If, and the Seattle Fringe Festival. One of her favorite writing projects is The Saturday Afternoon Trilogy: The Big Feet, The Invasion of Sci-Fi High, and Windwagon Sam, all of which involve generous doses of physical comedy and stage combat.
Christopher Kidder-Mostrom (he/him) is thrilled to be working on an As If Theatre production again, this time as a director. A recent transplant to Seattle, has directed over 50 productions over the last 25 years in Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and at Clark University (MA). Christopher primarily works as a director, playwright, and literary translator of dramatic works from 19th century Spain. Chris has a BA in Theatre Arts from Morningside College and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans. Chris is a proud member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), the Dramatists Guild of America, and the American Literary Translators Association. He’d like to thank As If Theatre for this bright spot amongst the dark, and the actors and playwrights that made this art possible.
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.
Christie Lynn Devoe
Christie Lynn Devoe has performed regularly in the NYC area in theatre, opera, television, film, sketch comedy and improv at venues including Broadway’s George Gershwin Theatre, Madison Square Garden, and the Original Improv Comedy Club. Now a Seattle local performer, she was most recently seen at As If Theatre Company in Kimberly Akimbo (Pattie). She is also a teaching artist, music director, and voice teacher previously on faculty at NYU and now in the Seattle area at places like Seattle Children’s Theatre, Village Theatre, and her private voice studio, www.rotariusvoice.com. She is also the founder of Play the Part, bringing master classes with Broadway artists to the Seattle theater community. www.playthepartseattle.com.
Stephanie was to appear in As if Theatre Company’s production of, The Cake. The show has been rescheduled to the fall, keep an eye out! Since venturing to Seattle from New York, Stephanie has worked with: Annex Theatre, Fantastic.Z, Parley, ReAct Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, Pacific Play Company, SecondStory Rep, Burien Actor’s Theatre, Driftwood Players. Stephanie received a BA in Theatre Performance from SUNY New Paltz, NY. She really enjoyed having a creative outlet with this project and is SO excited to be part of the As If family!
Seamus C. Smith is an actor and director from the Seattle area. He studies theatre and film at Shoreline Community College, and works as a video editor on the side. He is thankful for every opportunity he gets to step on stage or onto a film set, and wants to thank his family, friends, and cast mates for their constant support.