Unexpected Wilderness

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Written by Jaryl Draper
Directed by Jen Moon
Nov 1-Nov 16

Camping should be fun and adventurous… unless you’re secretly in love with a friend or your impressionable kids are driving you crazy or you get kidnapped. Complicated love lives, Wilderness Chipmunks, and an overly-amorous Bigfoot come together in this farcical romp through the woods.

Featuring the talents of
Laura Lee Caudill
Linda Cleckler
Christopher Ellis
Geoff Finney
Tim Gagne
Brent Griffith
Lauren Huston
Isis King
Sarah Winsor
Eleanor Withrow

This play features mature themes and discussion of suicide.

Natural

Written by Marcus Gorman
Directed by Jen Moon

Feb 3 – Feb 18
Tues & Wed at 8pm
$10 gen | $5 stu

Bookstore clerks, bloggers, baristas, bartenders, and businessmen.
Six Seattleites unravel messy, urban lives of retail hell, online erotica, and crises of sexual identity in this black comedy set in a world of grays.

Starring:
Jaryl Draper
Dustyn Moir
Pilar O’Connell
Allie Pratt
Shane Regan
Sam Turner

“It’s often very funny. At times, the dialogue is so sharp it feels like what might happen if David Mamet concerned himself with such trivialities…. As Chloe, Pilar O’Connell has most of the best lines, and the comedic timing to get some of the best laughs of the play…. Shane Regan, who plays Arthur (or Art, but not Artie), also deserves praise for his performance. Like O’Connell, I enjoyed his comedic timing, but I also thought he did a great job playing a character that has to be a different person for his boyfriend, his girlfriend, and his coworker…. I think Marcus Gorman nicely captured a time when every personal dilemma feels like melodrama to its participants…. there are some great moments with some great performances and some great laughs to be found in here.” – The Journal of Preciptation

The Luxuria Cycle

Written by Jimmie Galaites
Directed by Jen Moon

Tue-Wed at 8pm | Oct. 22 – Nov. 13
$10 general | $5 student, TPS, senior, military

Welcome to the world of The Luxuria Cycle—where someone else finds the love1 of your life for you! Love1 is no longer intangible—when you’re a Premium Member for only $99.95/year! Watch in comfort as internet sensation Angry Fairy Boy goes out in a motion-capture suit, so he can replay his dating mistakes in excruciating detail later! Marriage on the rocks? Watch a Premium user embark on a wonderful affair through our guaranteed2 discreet3 Shepherd program! All this and more at The Luxuria Cycle! True Love1 is 93% guaranteed2!

1 Love is the property of Luxuria, Inc.
2 For non-corporate entities, results may vary.
3 Discretion is at the discretion of Luxuria, Inc.

Press photo #1 – Skye Stephenson, Ian McIntire, Patrick Mousel, Ashlen Hodge
Press photo #2 – Patricia Bonnell
Press photo #3 – Patricia Bonnell, Erin Ison
Photos by Shane Regan

CAST
Patricia Bonnell
Andy Buffelen
Ashlen Hodge
Erin Ison
Ian McIntire
Sarah Milici
Patrick Mousel
Skye Stephenson
CREW
Stage Manager Cynthia Kelly
Production Manager Catherine Blake Smith
Lighting Designer Evan Christian Anderson
Costume Designer Samantha Armitage
Vocal Director Tae Phoenix
Technical Director Alex King

Star Crossed, and other tales from a devious universe

Written by Scotto Moore
Directed by Ian Johnston, Katherine Karaus, Jen Moon, Catherine Blake Smith, and Scotto Moore

April 30 – May 22
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8pm
$10 general / $5 student, TPS, senior, military

Star Crossed, and other tales from a devious universe is an evening of tasty, bite-sized science fiction and fantasy from the playwright of Duel of the Linguist Mages and A Mouse Who Knows Me. The plays include:

STAR CROSSED
Directed by Scotto Moore
Featuring: LaChrista Borgers, Daniel Christensen, Melissa Fenwick, Erin Ison, Mark Rud, Gina Marie Russell, Stephen R. Scheide, Jake Ynzunza
A collection of four interlocking short plays about an immortal astronaut crossing time and space to reunite with the woman she loves.

SENDING A MESSAGE
Directed by Catherine Blake Smith
Featuring: Daniel Christensen, Sascha Streckel
A man builds a time machine to go back in time and murder Judy Garland before she can sing “Over The Rainbow.”

LEAVING THE NEST
Directed by Jen Moon
Featuring: Katie Driscoll, Gina Marie Russell, Stephen R. Scheide, Jake Ynzunza
When teenage demon Lilith falls in love with an angel, her parents Satan and Ashtaroth are faced with a parenting challenge.

THAT DOESN’T SOUND RIGHT AT ALL
Directed by Ian Johnston
Featuring: Daniel Christensen, Gina Marie Russell, Sascha Streckel
Elvis wins 15 minutes back on Earth in a poker game in Hell, and spends his limited time trying to connect with the love of his life.

COMING TO A CONCLUSION
Directed by Katherine Karaus
Featuring: Katie Driscoll, Melissa Fenwick, Mark Rud, Stephen R. Scheide, Jake Ynzunza
A group of neighbors is caught off guard when one of them orders a machine off the internet that produces instant and continuous orgasms.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Katie McKellar Production Manager
Andy Buffelen Stage Manager
Jordan Sell Lighting Designer
Kyle Thompson Sound Designer
Rachel Hunter-Merrill Assistant Stage Manager

Duel Of The Linguist Mages

written & directed by Scotto Moore

Jan 21 – Feb 19, 2011
Friday and Saturday 8pm
$15 general / $10 TPS, senior, military / $5 student

PWYC Industry Night: Monday, Feb 7

DUEL OF THE LINGUIST MAGES is a dark new sci-fi comedy by Scotto Moore, about two researchers who learn to hack the very structure of language at a deeper level than ever before. Their discovery of “power morphemes” – tiny particles of meaning that mean much more than they should – turns out to be unexpectedly dangerous, and shockingly easy to weaponize. As the two researchers gain unprecedented linguistic power, they turn against each other in a struggle to control their new technology. A hapless computer programmer is unexpectedly caught in the crossfire – can he stop the spread of “power morphemes” before all of human civilization is brought to its knees? Who will survive the DUEL OF THE LINGUIST MAGES? Join us at Annex Theatre to find out!

WHO’S INVOLVED

Scotto Mooreʼs previous plays at Annex include the Gregory-Award-nominated When I Come to My Senses, Iʼm Alive!; interlace [falling star]; and Principia Discordia LIVE! (as well as having acted in such productions as The Front Page and Market Research Theatre). Mr. Moore is also the creator of the web series Cherub: The Vampire with Bunny Slippers and the forthcoming The Coffee Table, as well as a contributing writer to What the Funny (directed by Lynn Shelton, created by Wayne Rawley).

Reviews of ‘Duel Of The Linguist Mages’:

“Moore’s success here, as both writer and director, is finding the humor in confrontational moments… [It’s] good entertainment, filled with thought-provoking notions and moments of sincere laughter.” – Seattle Weekly

“Moore’s writing is high-caliber, his dialogue and plot devices are smart, his concepts are clearly inventive. He’s one to watch, so this is recommended.” – Seattle Gay News

Duel of the Linguist Mages is a nicely crafted PLAY with a clever theatrical format, witty dialogue, a topical premise and it’s smartly directed, designed and acted… the entire premise of the piece is original and highly charming and smart.” – Seattle Gay Scene

Reviews of ‘When I Come to My Senses, Iʼm Alive!’:

“One wants to see more plays like this in Seattle—smart science fiction about the amazing world we have found ourselves heading toward.” —The Stranger

“Fun, fascinating, thoughtful and delightful” — Seattle Gay News

More about ‘When I Come to My Senses, Iʼm Alive!’:

Scotto Moore on Putting Sci-Fi on the Stage (The Sunbreak)

Digital Emotions? Seattle Play foresees possible future of tech (Techflash)

Reviews of ‘interlace [falling star]’:

“[Writer/director] Moore conjures a fairly logical extension of our wired world with geeky authority and comic flair.” —Seattle Times

“Just go see it and enjoy yourself.” —Seattlest

“The pleasures of ‘interlace [falling star]’ are more than plenty.” —The Stranger

Sara Mountjoy-Pepka & James Weidman

CAST
James Weidman Nate Wells
Jen Moon Olivia Regan
Sara Mountjoy-Pepka Maddy
Curtis Eastwood Bradford Jenning
Beth Peterson Governor
Raymond Williams Bain / Candidate
CREW
Director Scotto Moore
Assistant Director Pamala Mijatov
Dramaturg Lesley Carmichael Ph.D.
Production Manager Noelle Wilcox
Stage Manager Heather Bernadette
Set Design Maridee Slater
Light Design Tess Malone
Costume Design Afton Pilkington
Prop Master Heather Wright
Music Kevin Nortness
Sound Design Christopher Overstreet
Choreographer Allegra Searle-LeBel
Fight Choreographer Don MacEllis
Assistant Set Designer Suzi Tucker
Poster Design Ryan Schmidt
PRESS
Press Photos Press Photo #1 – Jen Moon, James Weidman, Curtis Eastwood (photo by Ian Johnston)
Press Photo #2 – Sara Mountjoy-Pepka, James Weidman (photo by Ian Johnston)
Press Photo #3 – Raymond Williams, James Weidman, Jen Moon (top row), Sara Mountjoy-Pepka, Beth Peterson, Curtis Eastwood (bottom row) (photo by Ian Johnston)