Meet the Crew for The Untitled Play About Art School
December 1 – 21, 2016
at 12th Ave Arts in the Studio Theatre
Copious Love has the amazing fortune of working with some of the best theatre professionals Seattle has to offer. We know a production is nothing without the proper elements coming together to make it come to life. Thankfully, we have an incredibly talented and hard working crew and are so excited to show you the magic they have created. Without further ado we would love to introduce you you the Production Crew behind The Untitled Play About Art School!
Nelle Tankus, PLAYWRIGHT
Nelle is a queer trans woman playwright and performer born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Her full-length work has been seen with Gay City Arts (Safe, dir. Gary Zinter), Annex (Eat Cake, dir. Catherine Blake Smith), and RiOT Productions (Rosemary, dir. L. Nicol Cabe). Her shorter plays have been seen at Mo-Wave, The Pocket Theater, Volunteer Park, The Erickson Theater, and have been presented in association with MAP Theatre, ACT’s 1-Minute Play Festival, Fantastic Z. Theatre Company, Annex Theatre’s Spin the Bottle, and in Portland OR with Fuse Theatre Ensemble. Nelle is a 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting where she studied with Cherrie Moraga, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Sewanee Writer’s Conference. Nelle’s work has been published in Lambda Literary Fellows 2015 anthology, and she holds a BFA in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts. She is currently developing new work with Parley Productions. She is the only person she knows who loves black licorice.
L. Nicol Cabe, DIRECTOR
L. Nicol Cabe focuses on new, locally-written theatre in Seattle, especially when it bends genres or expectations. She has worked with Copious Love in the past, on the video game inspired CODENAME: KANSAS, Witch Hunter! She has also had the pleasure of working with Nelle Tankus on Rosemary, which premiered in 2013. She participated in Director’s Lab West 2014, and has worked with such wonderful Seattle theatre companies as Annex Theatre, Live Girls! Theatre, RiOT Productions, Cornish College of the Arts, Theater Schmeater, and Work It Productions’ Shakespeare on the Troll. She is also a scifi nerd/writer, including her solo performance, Infinite Expectation of the Dawn, which premiered at the Seattle Fringe Festival in 2014, and recently toured Rogue Festival, Atlanta Fringe Festival, and Hollywood Fringe Festival this year.
Emily Rose Cioc, STAGE MANAGER
Emily Rose Cioc is a spring 2016 graduate from Cornish College of the Arts where she studied Performance Production and concentrated in Stage Management. She has been stage managing since late 2008 and is overjoyed to be a part of the team at Copious Love for this production. Recent stage management credits include – Raisins in a Glass of Milk (Cornish Presents), Quixote: Book One (Cornish College of the Arts), Babes in Hollywood (The Shawnee Playhouse), She Kills Monsters (Cornish College of the Arts), and Forever Plaid (The Shawnee Playhouse). Upcoming productions include Stay With Me (Operating Theatre) in February, and The Fog Machine Play (Copious Love Productions) in April. Happy Holidays, everyone!
Reiko Huffman, SCENIC DESIGNER
Reiko Huffman is an emerging scenic designer in Seattle, Washington. Recent works that she participated in were assistant designing The Tempest at Seattle University (fall 2016) and lead scenic artist on The Big Meal at 12 Ave. Arts (fall 2016). Upcoming shows include designing The Big Ambition at Seattle University.
Chris Leher, TECHNICAL & SOUND DESIGNER Chris is a sound designer and technical artist living and breathing in Seattle. He is also a freelancer in the fields of Technology, Video Production and Photography. His sound design work for Terra Incognita was nominated for a Broadway World Sound Design award. He also designed for Mad Scientist Cabaret, and Unexpected Wilderness at Annex where he is also the Technical Director, as well as Can’t Talk Right Now for Theatre22. Chris is thrilled to be working on Copious Love’s next production The Fog Machine Play at the Slate which Chris will be doing Sound and Technical direction for also. http://www.reallychris.com
Zanna Paulson, LIGHTING DESIGNER
Zanna Paulson has spent the previous 12 years lighting stages across the country and is particularly proud of her efforts in lighting original plays and musicals. Much of her free time is spent experimenting with lighting in photography and moving pictures as a way to stimulate emotion. Zanna also enjoys volunteering her skills for companies such as Equity against Aids (Broadway across America), Phillips Lighting, and local educational centers.
Fantasia Oslund, COSTUME DESIGNER
Originally from Northern California, Fantasia is a professional dabbler. As a makeup artist/stylist/costume designer, she’s had the opportunity to work on various stage and screen projects including: Antigona (Thriving Artists, ’15), Hold Your Head Up (Maiah Manser, Music Video ’14), and Growing Pains (Don’t Do It, Web Series ’16). She has also worked with The Libertinis on several of their productions. She holds a BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts. She is thrilled to be back with Copious Love and hopes you enjoy the show!
Saya Jean, HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGNER
Saya Jean has been the Hair & Makeup Manager for every show Copious Love has ever done. She has been keeping the actors gorgeous and well coiffed from the beginning of Copious Love. But rest assured she will rock your world on and off the stage as the baddest bitch in the CLP family. This lovable and fouled-mouthed badass is often referred to as “Mama Saya.”
Zane Exactly, PUPPET DESIGNER
Zane Exactly is a visual artist, puppeteer, and theatre artist. Recent projects include: mask/puppet design & fabrication and performer for BIG BAD by DANGERSWITCH!, mask design for Strawshop’s Rhinoceros, set design for Sundown at the Devil’s House at Cafe Nordo, miniature/puppet fabricator and performer for Kyle Loven’s Retraces, and performer/set and prop design for Mad Scientist Cabaret at Annex. Zane is an ensemble member of DANGERSWITCH!
Sara Keats, DEVELOPMENTAL DRAMATURG
Sara Keats is a Seattle-based freelance dramaturg. She is a founding member of Umbrella Project, a local new play development and co-producing organization, and she hosts the Seattle chapter of the Dramaturgy Open Office Hours Project. Recent projects include: Medea (Seattle Shakes), The Lost Girls (Annex Theatre), Joyful Noise (Taproot Theatre), WE REMAIN PREPARED (ARTBARN/the Satori Group), The Other Place (Seattle Public Theatre), plus numerous new play workshops with playwrights near and far. Keats lives with her partner, their dog, and too many house plants.
Tom Dewey, FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
An actor and fight choreographer, Tom’s work has been seen around the Puget Sound region. He choreographed the fights for CODENAME: KANSAS, Witch Hunter! with Copious Love as well as shows at Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Theatre22, Annex, Theater Schmeater, GreenStage, the Latino Theatre Project, Handwritten Productions, and many more. Tom is a proud graduate of the Theatre Arts and History Departments at the University of Puget Sound.