Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine

 Written by Amy Escobar
Directed by Eddie DeHais
Preview Febuary 9
Thursday through Saturday, Feb 10 – Mar 4
Industry Night: Febuary 20
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm

When a drop of Mary’s blood falls down down down to the center of the Earth, something Evil and Ancient wakes up in the shadows, and now the horrors of the dark have a taste for her. Mary must go on an epic quest through the Nightmares Nine to make a potion to put The Slither back to sleep and save her soul from his gnashing teeth. Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine is a hilarious and hallucinatory fairy tale that creeps, crawls, and catapults its way through the bizarre landscape of the imagination as Mary fights for her very life amidst the ever-encroaching darkness.

Cast:
Corinne Magin as Mary
Kiki Abba as Nell
Carter Rodriquez as Alabaster
Jenn Ruzumna as The Librarian
Cody Smith as Doogan
Jordan Moeller as Dirge
Kai Curtis as Simper/Creep Ensemble
Emily Pike as Anna Graham/Creep Ensemble
Sarah Winsor as Creep Ensemble
Raymond LeRoy as Creep Ensemble
Kelly Johnson as Creep Ensemble

Design/Production Team:
Assistant Director: Andy Buffelen
Dramaturg: Maggie Lee
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Stasio
Assistant Stage Manager: Brandon Eller
Production Managers: Katie McKellar and Cassie Bray
Carpenter: Robin Macartney
Puppet Designers: Zane Exactly and Ben Burris
Fight Choreographer: Ryan Higgins
Dance Choreographer: Alyza Delpan-Monley
Movement Choreography: Tableflip (Eddie DeHais, Alyza Delpan-Monley,Ryan Higgins)
Set Designer: Eddie DeHais

Props: Kayla Rabe
Sound Design: Erin Bednarz
Assistant Sound Designer: D.R. Amromin
Lighting Design: Emily Leong
Costume Designers: Fantasia Rose and Sydney Tucker

Press

http://seattlegayscene.com/2017/02/theater-review-annexs-scary-mary-is-a-spooky-arty-treat-for-the-senses/

Miryam’s Theater Musings – Wacky and ominous, “Scary Mary’s” vigorous production is well worth visiting

Seattle Times – Humor and horror bubble up together in Annex’s ‘Scary Mary’

City Arts – ‘Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine’

 

Girl

Devised by the Ensemble
Directed by Mary Hubert
Aug 2nd-Aug 17th – Industry Aug 15th
Shows at 7 and 9 PM

Think of the classic hero’s quest: a rousing call to adventure, legendary challenges and temptations, a road full of trials and perils, transformation, atonement, and an ultimate resolution. Think of Aladdin, The Princess Bride, or Star Wars. The difference here? The heroes are young women in modern-day Seattle, who must navigate a male-dominated world and fight their battles in a society that imposes constraints on their gender and generation. This devised ensemble adventure asks, what does it take to be a modern heroine?

The Ensemble:
Kiki Abba
Haley Maria Alaji’
Gabriela Marta Aleman
Erin Bednarz
Katherine Marie Bicknell
Lauren Brazell
Amy Escobar
Kayla Walker
Production Crew:
Stage Manager – Elizabeth Stasio
Production Manager – Catherine Blake Smith
Associate Director – Javonna Arriaga
Assistant Stage Manager – Laura Owens
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Amy Escobar
Sound Designer – Alex Potter
Scenic and Props Designer – Jenna Ryan
Promotional Photography and Lighting – Chris Leher
Promotional Concept and Styling – Amy Escobar
Technical Director – Chris Leher

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The Zig Zag Festival

Curated by Catherine Blake Smith
August 4 – August 19, Tues-Wed at 8 pm
Opening Night: August 4

Six playwrights–all female, all young, all local–collaborate on an evening of short works. Each is playwright of one play, director for another, and an outside eye for a third. The ensemble cast performs in all six plays about a range of topics such as ghosts of ex-lovers, comedic nightmares, and an absurdly honest job interview.

Tuesdays

Job Search – written by Dayana “Dayo” Anderson, directed by Courtney Meaker
Roaring Girls – written by Seayoung Yim, directed by Amy Escobar
Mythologizing me like I do you – written by Catherine Blake Smith, directed by L. Nicol Cabe

Wednesdays

The Strongest Flavor – written by L. Nicol Cabe, directed by Catherine Blake Smith
After It Ends – written by Courtney Meaker, directed by Dayana “Dayo” Anderson
Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine – written by Amy Escobar, directed by Seayoung Yim

Ensemble:
Kiki Abba
Devon Allen
Isabela de Campos
Rachel Delmar
Katie Driscoll
Nathaniel Leeson
Jordi Montes
Tatiana Pavela
Cody Smith
Sydney Tucker

Production Team:
Production Manager – Kaeline Kine
Technical Director – Ian Johnston

Bunnies

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Written by Keiko Green  |  Music by Jesse Smith
Directed by Pamala Mijatov  |  Choreography by Noah Duffy
 

April 24 – May 16
Thurs-Sat at 8 pm | Mon, May 11 industry night
All Thurs PWYC
$20 general | $18 advance tickets
$12 senior, military, TPS | $5 student

A warren of abandoned bunnies in Woodland Park evolves into a dark religious cult in this gleefully unsettling tale of revenge, sacrifice, and the most transgressive love of all. A world premiere with original music, inspired by the classic Greek tragedy The Bacchae.

“‘Bunnies’… is one of the most imaginative, entertaining and surprisingly substantial new shows of the season… ‘Bunnies’ is fun and entertaining throughout, but it also has real substance and allows us to leave the theater both entertained and inspired. This show allows us to revisit a sacred temple that we have not returned to in a very long time, but that still earns its place of reverence in our modern world. It’s a great achievement.” – Seattle Actor

“Keiko Green hits this one out of the park. The musical is engaging from start to finish, taking twists and turns and challenging audience members to reflect on how they interact with the natural world. Kudos to Annex for producing a new work with a powerhouse female ensemble. Simply put, this show doesn’t have a weak link. The script, music, choreography, design elements and performances converge to create a ferocious, furry musical infused with the macabre. You won’t want to miss this gem of a production!” – Copious Love

“Just when you think you’ve nailed down the tone of local playwright Keiko Green’s fractured fairy-tale musical ‘Bunnies,’ it takes a sharp left turn, hopping from baroque mythologizing to broad satire to shock-powered black comedy. It’s not quite Beatrix Potter on acid, but Green and director Pamala Mijatov’s stark vision of corrupted innocence is rarely less than intriguing.” – Seattle Times

CAST
The Bunnies
Yesenia Iglesias She
Pilar O’Connell Parsley/Lola
Kayla Walker John Wayne (Apr. 24-May 2, May 15-16)
Amy Escobar John Wayne (May 7-14)
Sarah Porkalob Dandelion
Ashlen Hodge Buddy
Erin Bednarz Whisper
Sam Routh Ash
Yana Kesala Oreo
The Humans
Andrew Shanks Tim
Libby Barnard Angela
André Nelson Dads, Cop, Veterinarian
DESIGN TEAM
Scenic Designer Robin Macartney
Lighting Designer Gwyn Skone
Sound Designer Jesse McNeece
Costume Designer Wanda Rodriquez
PRODUCTION TEAM
Stage Manager Robin Obourn
Assistant Director Mary Hubert
Photographer Joe Iano
Poster Designer Evelyn DeHais
Technical Director Emily Sershon
Production Manager Catherine Blake Smith

Chaos Theory, a play seeking order

Written by Courtney Meaker
Directed by Pamala Mijatov

April 18-May 17
Thurs-Sat at 8pm | All Thurs PWYC
Industry Night Mon April 28
$20 general/$18 advance tickets
$12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student
Running time: 2 hours, including intermission

When her lover disappears, Frannie and her friends seek solace in a book about chaos theory, leading them to build a machine that might take them into other dimensions—but instead they fall into different stories and just might bring about the end of the world.

Chaos Theory deals with contemporary issues (sex, identity, loss, crazy exes, mind games, doppelgangers) through the lens of absurdist science (and some actual science!).

Press photos

“Though the play has a blatant speculative science-fiction slant to it, it is surprisingly and refreshingly character-driven. The play grapples with ideas of perception of reality, time relativity, gender binaries, friendship dynamics, and heart-wrenching moral dilemmas… The cast was small, well-selected, and strong. Thanks to Meaker’s smart writing and the excellent cast, the play had me wishing I could be friends with Frannie, Seth, and Bach, and be a part of their quick back-and-forth verbal banter.” – Drama In The Hood

CAST
Keiko Green Frannie
Evelyn Dehais Bach
Drew Highlands Seth
Jana Hutchison Mack, others
CREW
Playwright Courtney Meaker
Director Pamala Mijatov
Stage Manager Kaeline Kine
Lighting Designer Gwyn Skone
Scenic Designer Robin Macartney
Sound Designer Kyle Thompson
Prop Designers Robin Macartney & Emily Sershon
Costume Designer Amy Escobar
Technical Directors Ian Johnston & Emily Sershon
Graphic Design Ash Williamson
French translation Evelyn Dehais