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Balconies

Written & Directed
by Scotto Moore

August 1-30
Thurs-Sat at 8pm | Mon, Aug 11 industry night
All Thurs PWYC
$20 general/$18 advance tickets
$12 senior, military, TPS / $5 student

The creators of the hit mobile game “Sparkle Dungeon 5: Assassins Of Glitter” are celebrating their latest success with a wild costume party for artists, agitators and hackers. But in the condo next door, a Senate campaign fundraiser is coming to town, attracting politicos, CEOs and media celebrities. As the two events spill out onto neighboring balconies, can an unlikely romance succeed in the midst of steadily increasing mayhem? A screwball comedy from the playwright of “Duel of the Linguist Mages” and “A Mouse Who Knows Me.”

“The setup indicates a Noël Coward–style farce for the 21st century, and that’s what we get as a parade of oddballs from either side of the cultural divide fight, flirt, and baffle each other… ‘Balconies’ has an enthusiastic, I’ve-got-a-barn-let’s-put-on-a-show kind of feel, with the pleasure of watching a band whose members aren’t exactly masters of their instruments but are consistently entertaining. Special mentions go to Jason Sharp for his unctuously graceful performance as Lonso, and Mike Gilson for his marvelous deadpan as the senator’s head of security, Brick.” – The Stranger

“You should go. It’s complicated–and hugely entertaining, dealing with competing parties, cults, video game devs, revenge, and more… ‘Balconies’ gets under the skin of Seattle and pokes all the raw nerves. Required viewing for all start-ups, all indie devs. Required viewing for cult members. Big laughs, big payoffs… Go see it.” – Wonder and Risk

“Moore has a gift for setting up a great joke, then riffing on it; and by its conclusion, the farce finally delivers on its promise. At its best moments, Moore’s work reminds you of Joss Whedon’s ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ or ‘The Avengers’: He juggles an array of characters while still driving the plot forward and giving everyone a moment to shine. Having strong actors in key roles certainly helps. Katherine Karaus is warm and winning as Annalise, the condo owner whose mother’s political ambitions may be her undoing.” – Seattle Weekly

“If gaming is your thing and you can’t wait for Comicon, you’ll find much to like in this hip new play… Just as ‘Book of Mormon’ does a number on the Mormon Church, this play makes fun of the Scientologists… it also has something to say about politicos and the unseemly collaborations they sometimes make all in the effort to be reelected… It’s a funny play studded with clever lines…” – Arts Stage-Seattle Rage

“”This is smart and funny theater and a great choice for summer fun. The description of Sparkle Dungeon makes me long for someone to really create the game…” – Miryam Gordon

PRESS PHOTOS

CAST
Andy Buffelen Whisper
Evelyn DeHais Sophie
Zane Exactly Morning Bell/Tad
Mike Gilson Brick/Mayor
Arika Gloud Monica/Jordon
Laura Hanson Violet
Drew Highlands Cameron
Justin Ison Gridstation
Katherine Karaus Annalise
Tadd Morgan Cody
Pilar O’Connell Gabby/Emily
Jason Sharp Lonso
Jessica Stepka Cordelia/Cynthia
Raymond Williams DJ Luscious/Chief
CREW
Playwright/Director Scotto Moore
Stage Manager Maureen Webb
Light Designer Carolina Johnson
Set & Prop Designer Robin Macartney
Sound Designer Kyle Thompson
Costume Designer Cami Funk
Graphic Designer Evelyn DeHais
Featured Music Fog People (Rachel Jackson &
Michael Hayes)
Production Manager Katie McKellar
Technical Director Ian Johnston

Team Of Heroes: No More Heroes

Written by Alexander Harris
Directed by Jaime Roberts

Thu-Sat at 8 pm, April 26-May 25 (Thu PWYC)
$20 general / $12 TPS, senior, military / $5 student
PWYC Preview Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, April 25
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, May 13

Contains strong language.

Following the collapse of the world’s most famous professional superhero team, the remaining Heroes come together to uncover the mysterious forces behind their former employers. Team of Heroes: No More Heroes is the final installment in Annex Theatre’s satirical trilogy exploring the dark underbelly of Doing Good. It features superhero spectacle created through lean theatrics, lurid desires, out-of-control egos…and skintight spandex.

The same creative team that brought you Annex Theatre’s surprise hit Alecto: Issue #1 and its hit sequel Team Of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors returns with the conclusion to the saga.

“Big, stupid fun done smartly and with tremendous intimacy… Anyone who loves theatre should see this show. Anyone who makes theatre should go learn something from it.” –The Sunbreak of Team Of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors

CAST
Libby Barnard Alecto
Nik Doner Shockwave
Curtis Eastwood Piggy Pig
Sam Hagen H8/The Accountant
Rachel Jackson Chaos Theory
Alyssa Keene Melody Knox
Tracy Leigh Madame Mayhem
Jason Sharp The Cap’n
CREW
Playwright Alexander Harris
Director Jaime Roberts
Production Manager Kristina Volkman
Assistant Director/Fly Master Mike Gilson
Stage Manager Lisa Stahler
Composer/Sound Designer Michael Hayes
Set Designer/Special Effects Emily Sershon
Lighting Designer Tess Malone
Costume Designer Candace Frank
Graphic Designer/Geek Consultant Cole Hornaday
Assistant Stage Manager Jessamyn Bateman-Lino
Videographer Ben Laurance
Special Effects/Photography/TD Ian Johnston
Projection Artist Dominick DiGregorio
Lead Seamstress Meaghan Darling
Assistant Props Designer Jodi Sauerbier
Fight Choreographer Ryan Higgins
Movement Consultant Kerry Christianson

Sweet Nothing, a (grim) fairytale

Presented by Macha Monkey Productions
Written by Stephanie Timm
Directed by Laurel Pilar Garcia

Fri-Sat at 8 pm, June 1-23, 2012
Special Industry Performance Monday June 11 at 8pm
$15 in advance or $18 at the door

Macha Monkey is proud to present the northwest premiere of Stephanie Timm’s Sweet Nothing, a (grim) fairytale at Annex Theatre’s space in June 2012. Sweet Nothing explores the repercussions of violence and war through a fairytale lens. Once upon a time in a raped and pillaged land, the youngest of three sisters weds herself to a man she’s never met who lives across the sea. When the next youngest is offered a similar promise of living happily ever after, she discovers that hope might just be her worst enemy.

“…there really wasn’t an aspect of this production that didn’t appeal to me. From the outstanding script by Timm and direction by Garcia to the stunning cast to the gorgeously designed show make this one an absolute winner!” –Broadway World

“Timm is a smart, gifted writer and nicely sets up all the archetypal bowling pins—the three sisters, their ravaged land, the mysterious other-land where the youngest sister goes, the dangerous yet attractive wolf-man, the mute and sweet-hearted woodsboy, the alliteration and rhyming…” –The Stranger

“It’s a lovely evening’s entertainment, a little sticky in the chewing but tasty and a bit dark without being especially heavy.” –The Sunbreak

Photo gallery from the production

Playwright Stephanie Timm is company playwright for New Century Theatre Company, and recently finished a year-long residency with ACT Theatre. She was commissioned by 5th Avenue Musical Theatre to write Rosie the Riveter! with composer Albert Evans. She was nominated for a Gregory Award for New Century Theatre Company’s premiere of On the Nature of Dust. Her play Crumbs Are Also Bread was published in the Rain City Projects Manifesto Series, edited by Steven Dietz. Her plays have been produced and developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Kennedy Center, Lark Theatre, Boots Up Theatre Company, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and Live Girls! among others. Stephanie also teaches at Cornish College of the Arts, and writes for video games. Stephanie received her MFA from UC San Diego.

Director Laurel Pilar Garcia most recently directed a reading of Royal Blood by Sonya Schneider with Northwest Playwright Alliance, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl for Lincoln Center Directors Lab and Center of the Universe by Dustin Engstrom at Open Circle Theatre. Additional credits include directing and producing WAKE by Sonya Schneider at the Little Theatre with Onward Ho! Productions, The Diary of Anne Frank for the Driftwood Players, Zapatista for Teatro Milagro in Portland, Ore., Two Rooms by Lee Blessing at the Freehold Studio Series, Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies and A Christmas Carol, both at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Her assistant directing credits include several productions with former Intiman Artistic Director Bartlett Sher, including Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, Shakespeare’s Richard III and Chekhov’s Three Sisters. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Lewis & Clark College.

CAST
Monica Finney Iris
Libby Barnard Lily
Samantha Leeds Violet
Quinn Armstrong Woodsboy
Jason Sharp Wolf
CREATIVE TEAM
Playwright Stephanie Timm
Director Laurel Pilar Garcia
Assistant Director Courtney Meaker
Movement Juliet Waller Pruzan
Set Design Montana Tippett
Sound Design Joseph Swartz
Light Design Danny Fisher-Bruns
Costume Design Kelsey McCornack
Fight Choreography Stephen Scheide
Stage Manager Catrina Vroman
Assistant Stage Manager Seayoung Yim
Production Management Alexis Holzer, Kristina Sutherland

Macha Monkey Productions is a nonprofit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative educational programs, and producing new theatrical work that features strong female characters.

Team of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors

Written by Alexander Harris
Directed by Jaime Roberts

Thu-Sat at 8 pm, April 20-May 19 (Thu PWYC)
$15 general / $10 TPS, senior, military / $5 student
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, May 14

Contains strong language.

The gleaming teeth and bulging muscles of America’s preeminent superheroes hide a dirty past and a fractured present.
HOW DID MADAME MAYHEM AND THE CAP’N GET THEIR POWERS?
IS MISS DIXIE AS SWEET AS SHE SEEMS?
WILL SHOCKWAVE’S MOVIE CAREER TAKE OFF?
AND HOW DO GORILLAS FIT INTO ALL THIS?
The same creative team that brought you Annex Theatre’s surprise hit Alecto: Issue #1, returns with another spandex-clad tale of media manipulation and super-heroics.
NEW PLOTS! NEW VILLAINS! NEW HEROES!

“Big, stupid fun done smartly and with tremendous intimacy… Anyone who loves theatre should see this show. Anyone who makes theatre should go learn something from it.” –The Sunbreak

“Cheeky and dark…delightfully self-conscious comedy.” –Seattle Times

“It’s definitely a night to enjoy, and you can puzzle out the deeper meanings later.” –Seattle Gay News

“The real treat of the evening was the main villain, ‘Chaos Theory’, superbly played with great comic timing by Rachel Jackson who also…enacts Chaos Theory’s Scottish Puppet Henchman/Lover ‘Randy’. Ms Jackson’s love scene between her own felt covered hand, and herself, was pretty damn brilliant.” –Seattle Gay Scene

CAST
Tracy Leigh Madame Mayhem
Jason Sharp The Cap’n
Nik Doner Shock Wave
Rachel Jackson Chaos Theory
Ashley Bagwell Ace Johnson
Jana Hutchison Black Swallow
Danielle Daggerty Miss Dixie
Angela DiMarco Melody Knox
Sam Hagen Vladimir/8
Ryan Higgins Mikhael/Dick Engelbert
CREW
Writer Alexander Harris
Director Jaime Roberts
Production Manager Kristina Volkman
Stage Manager Lisa Stahler
Scenic Designer Devin Petersen
Sound Designer Michael White Hayes
Graphic Designer/Geek Consultant Cole Hornaday
Fx Team Max Reichlin, Emily Sershon, Ian Johnston
Fly Master Mike Gilson
Projection Artist Dominick DiGregorio
Costume Designer Candace Frank
Assistant Costume Designer Jenn Hill
Lead Seamstress Meaghan Darling
Lighting Designer Regan MacStravic
Props Designer Amy LaZerte
Assistant Props Designer Jodi Sauerbier
Fight Choreographer Casey Brown
Assistant Director Katherine Karaus
Dialect Coach Pamala Mijatov
Videographer Ben Laurance

Gallery of Press Photos

Upcoming Events: Spin the Bottle & Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery – July Edition

Jesse Keeter, Kate Yaeger, and Jason Sharp at last month's Spin the Bottle. Photography by Ian Johnston

SPIN THE BOTTLE – Friday, July 1st at 11pm
July’s edition of Spin the Bottle features, in no particular order:

The follicular stupendousness of EMMETT MONTGOMERY!
The raw throatiness of LESLI WOOD!
A puppetastic adaptation of the Greek tragedy AGAMEMNON!
The abundant drollery of UBIQUITOUS THEY!
The rueful words of BECKY BRUHN!
Sheer inexplicability from GUDE/LAURANCE!
Dirty, dirty thoughts from DARTANION LONDON!
…and more, more, more!

All held together by the lean and chewy BRUCE HALL!

Annex Theatre’s Spin the Bottle — featuring theater, music, dance, spoken word, film, and whatever else we can find — has appeared on the first Friday of every month since Sept 12, 1997.

Curated from the beginning by Bret Fetzer.

Emmett Montgomery takes over Annex Theatre on the first Sunday of every month at 7:30pm. Check it out!

WEIRD AND AWESOME WITH EMMETT MONTGOMERY – Sunday, July 3rd at 7:30pm
Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery is a hideous monster with a heart of gold made up of fleshy bits of songs, jokes, sharing, talented people, prizes and nightmares sewn together with a thread of laughter and booze. Part awkward sharing party. part amazing variety show each show features talented people doing the things that they are really good at or something out of their comfort zone:

You will be shared with!
You will be sung at and told a story!
You will witness strange and wonderful things!
You will be told jokes by a comedian of note!
You will most likely win prizes!

All these will be hosted by Emmett Montgomery with special assistance from Barbara Holm.

Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30.
$10/$5 students, TPS members

Women in Peril


Written by Joel Steinpreis & Craig Trolli
Directed by Jason Sharp

Fri-Sat at 11 pm, April 29-May 20
$10 gen / $5 TPS/senior/student
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, May 16

To remark “It was just like a Lifetime Movie!” is a lazy critical slam which Women in Peril wears like a red badge of honor. Bad Actor Productions brings their campy nonsense and anarchic deviance to bear on the trashy world of 1990s Lifetime Movies — the kind of trashy psychotic plot-defying guilty pleasure we secretly binged on with our moms! Women In Peril feeds the movies of Judith Light, Tori Spelling, and Meredith Baxter-Birney into a gender-bending blender and whips up a delicious satirical souffle of the infamously exploitative television-for-women genre. Will the heroines overcome their [tragic loss/eating disorder/drug addiction/homicidal urges] in time to save their [tweaked out learning impaired teenage daughter/obsessed gender-confused lover/sociopathic next door neighbor] from [impending obscurity/complete psychological breakdown/unspeakable violence/drag overdose/hallucinatory musical numbers]? Find out this Spring when Annex Theatre hosts Bad Actors Productions in Women In Peril!

Starring Joel Steinpreis, Craig Trolli, Em’ma Gawd, Todd Hull, Jayson Potter & Peter Benjamin Farrar. Stage manager: Brian Peterson.

Alecto Issue #1

Check out the Team of Heroes at http://facebook.com/teamofheroes

written by Alexander Harris
directed by Jaime Roberts

Jan 22 – Feb 10, 2010
Friday and Saturday 8pm
$15 gen / $5 stu

A troubled heroine with an incredible power discovers that the popular superhero team she’s joined has questionable notions of good and evil. Alecto, Issue #1 translates the world of comic books to the stage, mixing social satire, physical spectacle, sly comedy, and an imaginary pig.

CAST
Jessica/Alecto Maridee Slater
Diana/Greta Carrie McIntyre
The Cap’n Jason Sharp
Madame Mayhem Tracy Leigh
Shock Wave Nik Doner
Piggy Pigg Chris Bell
Melody Megan Ahiers
Nathan/Nigel Banton Foster
Baz William Hardyman
Chaos Theory Rachel Jackson

Tracy Leigh, Maridee Slater, Nik Doner, Jason Sharp

CREW
Stage Manager Noelle Wilcox
Assistant Stage Manager/Fly Master Mike Gilson
Set Design Ann Marie Caldwell
Light Design Allysa Thompson
Costume Design Afton Pilkington
Props Design Emily Sershon
Sound Design Michael Hayes
Sound Board Operator Regan MacStravic
Technical Director/Fly Engineer Ian Johnston
Production Manager Kristina Volkman
Graphic Designer/Geek Consultant Cole Hornaday
Fight Choreographer John Lynch
Dialect Coach Pamala Mijatov
Seamstress Meaghan Darling
SPECIAL THANKS

Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Teri Lazzara and Theatre Schmeatre, Jodi Sauerbier, David Baum, Meghan Darling, Mark Siano and the Freedom Dancers, Ouchey, Balagan Theatre, All the actors who participated in the many readings, Austin Elston, Emily Gallagher, Sue and Dick Harris, Jennie Harris, Angela Cherry, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Arya Bahrami, James L. Vana, Ed Sershon, Bret Fetzer, Scotto Moore, Ben Laurance, Nicolette Butler, Joel and Cora Caldwell, Craig Bradshaw, Michael LoSasso and Stone Soup Theatre Village Theater, Rick Miller, Jane Stratton and Tom Champoux, Marilyn Fox, Jolene Obertin, Marty Spiegel, Jesse Card