FOUR PLAYS. EIGHT ENDINGS. YOU DECIDE.
In this interactive theatre event, Arouet will be giving you ‘The Paddle’ to decide the endings to four completely organic and home-grown short plays based on the theme Justice Vs. Forgiveness.
March 11th & 12th, 8:30PM
The Pocket Theater
8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
by Ramon Gutierrez
Trapped in the endless Anchorage nights, Ramon’s sense of the macabre and addiction to film has blossomed into a love for writing. He has always had a deep respect for theatre, and is ecstatic to be distilling his cinematic sensibility into his first stage play. His work is inspired by magical Anime teenagers, Tarantino, and the ganj.
Helen Roundhill is an actor, costume designer and writer who lives in Fremont with her many expectations. She is passionate about dinosaurs, metrical feet and blind casting. She would like to thank Arouet for welcoming her work, the other playwrights for their amazing perspectives, the Roundhill clan for their constant love and support, and Chris Martinez for his unflinching honesty and company at brunch. There are many other people to thank but not enough time or space to express Helen’s undying gratitude.
by Helen Roundhill
by Andrew Shanks
Andrew Shanks is a Seattle actor and playwright. As a playwright, his work has been featured at various fringe festivals and competitions throughout the region including Bumbershoot, Weird & Awesome with Emmet Montgomery, Fertile Ground Fest and Playlist Seattle. As an actor, he was recently seen in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (Greenstage), ‘Bunnies’ (Annex Theatre), ‘In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings’ (Theatre Schmeater) and appears frequently at Spin The Bottle (Annex Theatre). He is a producer and co-founder of the Ugly Radio, a brand new performance group in Seattle that specializes in music-based plays, found-sound, and DIY theatre. Check them out at theuglyradio.com.
by Caitlin Gilman
Caitlin is delighted to be working with Arouet again; she was one of the writers who collaborated to create Lawfully Wedded. Other writing credits include My Dear Miss Chancellor at Annex Theatre, an adaptation of Calderon’s Life is a Dream for Ghost Light Theatricals, Pretty Girls (co-written and produced with Opal Peachey, and Elizabeth Hershly), and J.D. Salinger is My God for Stone Soup’s one act festival.
RICHARD SEAN GLEN – DIRECTOR
While earning his BFA in performance at the University of Idaho, Richard Sean Glen was able to fill a variety of production roles on new works courtesy of the University’s robust MFA Dramatic Writing program. It was in directing staged readings and festival productions of student-written ten-minute plays and one-acts that he was able to ‘cut his teeth’ on directing. His extracurricular directing credits include a staged reading of MATCH by Megan Thornton for Moscow Art Theatre (TOO), as well as a staged reading of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Joshua Jon for Seattle Immersive Theatre, both of which were new works. Richard is really looking forward to helming this exciting project for Arouet.
HEIDI CHEYENNE – ACTOR
Heidi Cheyenne usually writes in these bios that she is a recent addition to the eattle theatre scene… but wait hold on. Nevermind. She just realized that she has actually been here in this amazing city for almost a year- moving here in June is practically ancient history! She has been incredibly blessed to spend her first year in Seattle working with some truly amazing talent, including Bainbridge Performing Arts, Ghost Light Theatricals, Swinging Hammer Productions, Studio 4 Seattle, and a number of student and independent films. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and is thrilled that it is being put to good use. A huge shout out to her ever growing Seattle “family” for giving her so much love.
EMILE JAMES MILTON – ACTOR
As a comedian, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and vice versa. Favorite foods: IPA’s and pickled vegetables.This is his first production as an actor and he is looking forward to the debut. James would like to thank Freehold Theatre and John Jacobsen for their tutelage.
AMBER WAGNER – ACTOR
A recent transplant, this fireball of a singer-actor will be gracing The Pocket in her Seattle theatrical debut. Previously, Amber had been hitting the boards in Idaho, playing such parts as The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and the parts of both Oliver and Florence in an experimental Odd Couple. Someone once asked her “What’s your karaoke place?”, her response: “They all are”.
WILL LIPPMAN – ACTOR
Will Lippman is delighted to be a part of the cast of The Paddle! This is the first production he has had the pleasure of joining since he returned to the Seattle area after completing his BFA in Performance from Central Washington University’s acting program. While in school, he performed in several productions with the Central Theatre Ensemble, including roles as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Samad in Nanawatai, and Duckfoot in Dick Tracy. He is incredibly grateful for the ove and support his wife, friends, family and teachers have provided over the years.
CHRISTOPHER MARTINEZ – FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
Christopher holds a BFA in Acting from the College of Santa Fe (2007). Before that completing training at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA) in 2005. Christopher moved to Seattle in 2008 and has been proud to work with several great companies as an actor; Center Stage, Ghost Light Theatrical, Green Stage, Performers Forge, Eclectic Theater and Arouet. Part of that work with these companies has also included fight choreography for Scapin, Rope, Life Is a Dream (Ghost Light Theatrical), Che (Eclectic Theater), Don Jaun in Chicago, and the Children’s Hour (Arouet). Chris has also produced Conversations We Have for an Arts Crush event for Arouet.
PATRICK MULLIGAN – RECORDING ENGINEER
Patrick Mulligan is currently an employee of iHeart Radio and has worked in radio for the last 3 years. Patrick feels very fortunate to have this opportunity to record and design sound with these amazing artists.
JOSHUA JON – PRODUCER
Joshua Jon is the newly installed Artistic Director of Arouet. Recent directing credits include Blue Paint (Copious Love), Sidewinders (Fantastic Z.), and Don Juan in Chicago (Arouet). Several of his short plays have been featured about town: Ballad of Mary Jo (Seattle Theatre Works) and Lulz (Fantastic Z.) . His next project directing with Arouet is a world premiere translation of Albert Camus’ Caligula at the Ballard Underground in May. Joshua holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Idaho, and is ecstatic to be working with his very talented friends, old and new, on this project.