journey west, Shows

“JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark” Cast Announcement


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Journey West! Poster 4.21 FINALJOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark

Book & Lyrics by Andrew Lee Creech

Music by Evan Barrett & Andrew Lee Creech

Directed by Linnea Ingalls

June 1 – June 23, 2018 at
Theatre Off Jackson

The Story!


In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson enlisted Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Corps of Discovery to explore the uncharted West and find an all-water route across North America from sea to shining sea. This is the narrative we “know.” History gets lambasted, as actor, musician, playwright, Andrew Lee Creech invites you into truly untrodden territory with this world-premiere musical, JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark. Join in an epic quest that re-blazes the historic trail to the Pacific through song, dance, and Sasquatch in this whimsical and irreverent send-up of one of America’s most beloved origin stories.


The Cast!


Jeremy Behrens as MERIWETHER LEWISJeremy Robert Behrens
Jeremy Behrens is thrilled to be back working with Copious Love for the third time! A Chicago native, Jeremy graduated from Bradley University in 2011 (Theatre Performance & English Literature) and moved to Seattle to work with the Seattle Children’s Theatre. He has had the sincere pleasure of working with a number of theatres locally including ReAct Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Fantastic Z, RiOT Productions, Parley, and quiet productions. While performing is his passion, his greatest joy is working with the youth of Seattle directing and teaching theatre in local area schools, especially his “theatre home” at Olympic View Elementary. All the love and thanks to my Boys and my Moms.


Jordan Moeller as WILLIAM CLARK MoellerJordanHeadshot
Jordan is over the moon to be making his musical theater debut in Journey West! He’s an actor, comedian, and budding choreographer based out of Seattle with a penchant for good (read: all) dogs and unflattering American history. Recent credits include Emu in DEERS (Annex Theatre), Tony/August/Tucker in The Earth Shakes (HERON Ensemble) and Dirge/Jon Jon in Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine (Annex Theatre). He is also a member of award-winning sketch comedy groups Villains and Time Bath. Feel free to ask him about his views on the fall of the Roman Republic.


Antwan Crawford as YORKAntwan Crawford Headshot
Antwan actually just made his own journey west from Charleston, South Carolina, and is excited to be making his Seattle Theatre debut with Copious Love Productions! He has previously been seen in shows such as Ragtime, Pippin, Les Miserables, and Little Shop of Horrors. Antwan would like to thank Renarda Garrett for helping him Journey West.


Kat Schelonka as JOSEPHINE schelonka_headshot_web
A recent Portland transplant, Kat is thrilled to make her debut in the Seattle theater scene with Copious Love Productions. Her recent roles include Lala in the Last Night of Ballyhoo and Woman #4 in String of Pearls. You can also hear her as the voice of Dr. Grant on the serial podcast Sayer. Offstage she works as an engineer at a small tech startup, and in her free time she enjoys cycling, video games, and improv. She is so excited to go on an adventure with the Journey West cast!


Varsha Raghavan as RUBY VR_Headshot
A Chicago native and greater Boston transplant, Varsha Raghavan is happy to have called Seattle home for the past two years. Local credits include: Squatch! the Musical (Centerstage), The Wedding Gift (Forward Flux), Twister Beach (Marxiano Productions at Cafe Nordo), Weird Romance (STAGEright). She’s ecstatic for the opportunity to make her Copious Love debut and can’t wait to Journey West with them!


Nikki Suyama as SACAGAWEASuyamaNikkiHeadshot
Nicole Suyama (Nikki) is a Central Washington University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in business. Alaskan Native on her mother’s side, Nicole is of Inupiaq descent from Kotzebue, Alaska. She has performed in multiple productions throughout Seattle, including Washington Ensemble Theatre’s The Callers as Jasmine, and more recently as a competitor in the Karaoke World Championships “Keep On Singing” competition, as well as their Washington State Finals, which led to her placing 6th in the Nation at the USA Championships in Las Vegas last year. A former student of Native American youth theater program Red Eagle Soaring, Nicole now works for the non profit as an assistant director and teacher.


Keenan Ward as CHARBONNEAUWardKeenanHeadshot
Keenan Ward is an actor born and raised in Washington State. He is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and has worked locally with Book-It Repertory (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored), Fruition Productions (Watermyth), Riot! Productions (Rosemary), and with Live Girls! as a part of their Cupcake Reading Series. He is very excited to get back into the scene after a couple years absence, and thrilled to have it be in a new musical!


Matt Dela Cruz as THOMAS JEFFERSON/ENSEMBLEmattdelacruzheadshot
Matt Dela Cruz is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City and University of Washington’s B.A. Drama program. He was most recently seen in COLONIZE IT! (Ghostlight Theatricals) playing the role of Dex Chang and is currently in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET (Centerstage Theatre) playing the role of the Navigational Officer. Favorite roles include playing The Lion in THE WIZ (Tacoma Musical Playhouse), being a Top 7 finalist in Season 14 of STONEWALL SENSATION (The Stonewall Inn), Ollie in SQUATCH! THE MUSICAL (Centerstage Theatre), Hunter in [TITLE OF SHOW] (The Pocket Theater) and Henry in GREAT WALL (Village Theatre). Outside of performing, he’s also a Special Education Paraeducator at Daniel Elementary and a Stage Manager/Teaching Artist at Youth Theatre Northwest. He’s super stoked to work on JOURNEY WEST! and is very thankful for this opportunity.


Sam Turner, ENSEMBLEsTurnerHeadshot2
Sam is a Seattle-based actor and teacher who attended Western Washington University, earning degrees in Theatre and Elementary Education. He has had the pleasure to work with WET (Straight White Men), Annex (Natural), HERON Ensemble (The Earth Shakes, Nina Variations), Centerstage (Squatch! The Musical, For All That, Aladdin), GreenStage (Love’s Labour’s), Idaho Rep (Merry Wives), Pacific Play Co. (Crime & Rockets), and the Seattle Fringe (Self-Composed). Sam is a core member of HERON ensemble, for which he performs and creates graphic design and marketing. Sam is in his second year of teaching second grade in West Seattle while getting his Masters in teaching, and has also taught theatre around Seattle.


Francesca Betancourt, ENSEMBLEBetancourtFrancescaHeadshot
Francesca (Cessa) is an actor, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Seattle. She is a founding member of HERON ensemble, a multidisciplinary theatre collective. Companies she has worked with include Seattle Immersive Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, LiveGirls!, ReAct and Intiman, as well as Taffety Punk Theatre Co. in Washington DC, Columbia University in NYC, Island Shakespeare Festival on Whidbey Island, and Bellingham Theatre Works. Her work is focused on physical storytelling, social justice, and human connection. Cessa holds two BAs in Theatre and Sociology from Western Washington University and trained with Intiman Theatre in their Emerging Artist Program. She’s incredibly excited and grateful to be working with Copious Love in her very first professional musical!


Lexi Chipman, ENSEMBLEChipmanLexiHeadshot
Lexi Chipman is so excited to be making her Copious Love debut! Since graduating from Cornish College of the Arts in 2016 she has worked with Theatre22, Island Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, the Hedgebrook New Works Festival, and with 18th and Union in Raisins in a Glass of Milk which she co-wrote and co-produced with fellow performer Maya Burton. Lexi is so grateful to this fantastic team for helping her return to her musical theater roots. Lexi would also like to thank her support system MELS for their unending love!


Sarah Rose Nottingham, ENSEMBLEimage1
Sarah Rose Nottingham is PUMPED to be working with Copious Love Productions on Journey West! SR loves exploring, learning tips and tricks for surviving in the wilderness, playing pinball, and singing karaoke. SR also grew up in Missouri… where Daniel Boone is buried. So there’s that. Bring on the adventures!


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A Date With Copious Love (2/12) – Official Guide


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—  Official Guide To  — 
A DATE WITH

COPIOUS LOVE

Monday, February 12th @ 6pm
at Georgetown Stables (all ages)

PRESALE: $50 admission
DISCOUNT: $25 (use code: “ARTIST”)

GET TICKETS>

Run Rum with Seattle theatre legend Olivia Lee, Head Into “The Nether” with theatre aficionado Brett Love, go on a Smokin’ Hot Date with Artistic Director Chelsea Madsen, or spend an evening with one of five other Copious Lovers! Only at “A Date with Copious Love” will you get a chance to bid on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Enjoy dinner sponsored by Via Tribunali and an evening of entertainment hosted by Richard Sean Glen and Olivia Lee in support of Copious Love theatrical programs and productions.


We’re raising $10,000
to take Copious Love to the next level.

The Way I See It, you’ve travelled with us to Oz, down the rabbit hole, joined us in a nightmare, imbibed in our Taphouse, beheld ghostly visions, wandered through the woods, indulged in seven deadly delights, all either sweet and decent, or dark and twisty. In this same spirit, Copious Love Productions is thrilled to invite you to join us in a theatre centered, fun filled community gathering benefiting local arts. Complete with entertainment, silent auction items, prizes, stories, and sneak peek performance of our June musical “Journey West”. Full service bar and dinner included in your ticket price.

Come to the Fundraiser

Join us February 12th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at Georgetown Stables. Complete with dinner sponsored by Via Tribunali. TICKETS.


Event Timeline

    • 6:00pm – Silent auction
    • 7:30pm – Dinner by Via Tribunali
    • 8:00pm – Auction and entertainment hosted by Richard Sean Glen and Olivia Lee, featuring singer/songwriter Kate Farrell
    • 9:00pm – Party
    • 10:00pm – Close

Getting to the party

Georgetown Stables  map website
980 S Nebraska St, Seattle, WA 98108

We love Georgetown, and if you haven’t hung out there you’re in for a treat! Originally used by The Meadows Racetrack in the very early 1900’s, this venue boasts high ceilings, brick walls and beautiful wooden ceiling beams. It is the perfect venue for our annual Fundraiser. Featuring an indoor space with a bar and stage and an equally spacious outdoor patio.

PARKING — There are a few small lots in the neighborhood and a park nearby, but you might have to be a few blocks away, so also prepare if there is weather. Street parking is your best bet. Look as far as S Michigan Street in business lots that may be closed for the night. Busses drop off very close to the venue, and ride shares can find the venue easily.


Auction Items

Here are just a few of the offerings we will have at “A Date with Copious Love.” Some of these items we will be giving away as prizes, others will be set up in the Silent Auction, and the rest will go to the highest bidder in our Live Auction. Take a look and get excited!

A DATE WITH OLIVIA LEE – At Smith Tower Smith Tower
A DATE WITH RICHARD SEAN GLEN – A Journey West ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
A DATE WITH BRETT LOVE – Into “The Nether” Washington Ensemble
A DATE WITH COLE HORNADAY – At The Panel Jumper Live Cole Hornaday
A DATE WITH COLE HORNADAY – A Monster Date Theater Schmeater
A DATE WITH CHELSEA MADSEN – Smokin’ Date Macha Theatre Works
A DATE WITH LACY GAVILANES – A Pilgrimage With Lacy Forward Flux Productions
A DATE WITH TONY GAVILANES – Ferry Ride and a Show Bainbridge Performing Arts
A DATE WITH THE GAVILANES FAMILY – Ecuadorian Dinner Tony, Lacy and Vela Gavilanes
(4) Seats at a 2018 Mariners Game Seattle Mariners
(4) Passes to Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park Triple Play Family Fun Park
Babeland Package Babeland
Full Service Sound or Projection System Technical Event Production
Cutter & Buck Wine Carrier with (2) Bottles Top Shelf Wine Peggy McNeil
Custom Photo Portrait – Personal or Family Vic Bonilla
Box of Comic Books and Related Items Comics Dungeon
Baker’s Dozen Certificate The Essential Baking Company
(10) visits to Jade Infrared Sauna Penelope and the Beauty Bar
Themed Gift Basket The Libertinis
$50 gift certificate Oddfellows Cafe + Bar
$25 gift certificate Rachel’s Ginger Beer
$50 gift certificate Macrina Bakery
$25 gift certificate + a talk and taste for two Fran’s Chocolates
(4) Tickets to “Happiest Song Plays Last” Theatre 22
(2) Passes for Ticket and a Drink The Pocket
(2) Tickets to any performance in 2018 Mainstage Season Taproot Theatre Company
(2) Tickets to “Three Days of Rain” Harlequin Productions
(2) Tickets to 2018 Mainstage Season show Taproot Theatre Company
Tickets Village Theatre
Gift Card Single Shot
Annual Membership Copious Love
AND MORE…

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

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WITH LOVE,
The Copious Lovelettes ❤

events

Midnight Masquerade NYE Official Guide


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Imagine yourself dancing in complete anonymity, it’s a darkly lit room, a DJ selects the night’s score as a hundred other masked silhouettes eclipse each other in rhythm.
Whether you need to be loved or lost, this is your place on New Year’s Eve.


—  Official Guide To  —
COPIOUS LOVE’s
MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE
NEW YEAR’s EVE
Sunday, Dec. 31st @ 8pm
at Flutter Studios (21+)

ONLINE: $30 admission / $50 VIP
DOOR: $40 admission / $65 VIP

GET TICKETS>>>>>

Enter a world of mystery and elegance at Seattle’s exclusive masks-required New Year’s party. Copious Love presents the second annual Midnight Masquerade NYE, mixing our dark theatrics into a modern ball with DJs Eremy, Onesies and TonyG curating a dance party under the giant chandelier.

VIP ticket level has you on the guest list with complimentary coat check, bottomless sparkling wine, and access to our VIP Lounge overlooking the party – complete with exclusive bottle service. The Masquerade opens its doors only to guests in mask, so plan your attire accordingly. We’re upping the ante with better champagne, more entertainment, and surprises galore!

You will be greeted at the door and escorted inside, where celebration awaits with you. Grab your friends for swank photo opportunities and one of the classiest parties in Pioneer Square as we count toward 2018 in style.

Proceeds benefit Copious Love Productions 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. (21+)


Rules for a Masquerade

1. Mask Required
A masquerade ball means that we have a strict mask-required policy at this event. Your admission comes complete with a basic mask if you don’t have one, but we thoroughly recommend preparing your mask in advance. Now is the time to get crazy on pinterest designing the perfect mask for your outfit.

2. Costume or Formal Attire encouraged
This is going to be an expo of strange, so run with it. In classical victorian masquerade parties, ladies and gentlemen wore their finest formal dress. At Copious Love’s party, anything goes. We want to see you get creative and go crazy. Photos will be taken!

3. Party like no one knows who you are
Now that you’ve got 1. and 2. set, you’re ready to have one of the best New Year’s Eve parties of your ever-loving life. Join Copious Love as we present this fantasy macabre ball under the “mega-chandelier” and throw all of your 2017 grief to the past as we party toward the future.


Leading up to Midnight

8:00 Doors Open 
8:00 DJ Eremy
9:30 DJ Onesies
11:00 DJ TonyG
12:00 MIDNIGHT!!!

Party don’t stop…


Getting to the party

VENUE —  Flutter Studios  map website
114 Alaskan Way S., Seattle, WA 98104
Nestled in Seattle’s original party neighborhood, Flutter Studios holds up the gold standard for Pioneer Square art spaces. Original brick walls and an upstairs loft we are converting into the VIP Lounge at the party. Around the corner from everything Seattle has to offer. The building has an exclusive dark entrance, so don’t miss it – look for the Masquerade host at the door!

RIDESHARE  This is a champagne party. You shouldn’t drive. We highly recommend Uber and Lyft or taxis, especially when you go VIP. We don’t want you behind the wheel after partying so hard with us, so download the app on your phone and use it to get to and from the event. If you’re new to Lyft, use the code: COPIOUSNYE for a discount!

PARKING — If you absolutely have to drive, we’re in Pioneer Square and street parking will suck. PRO TIP: If you do find a spot on the street it’s only metered until 8pm, after which you don’t have to pay. The SP+ parking lot at 721 1st Ave is just around the corner. Located at 1st and Columbia, there are about 13 stories of parking spots. I’m sure you’ll find one. For cheap parking, try Laz Parking just another block up – 1198 1st Ave.


Make an evening of it

PIONEER SQUARE is one of Seattle’s best nightlife neighborhoods, hosting some of the best restaurants, bars, and clubs that our city has to offer. Vibrant and continuously bustling, this is a great spot to make a complete night out of it. Most amazing spots are within walking distance of Flutter Studios. This gives you a chance to take in the oldest neighborhood in Seattle, and purportedly one of the most haunted! Check out one of the Pioneer Square Underground or Ghost Tours, if you can muster it!

DINING NEARBY

Il Terrazzo Carmine – Upscale institution for Italian fine dining with an extensive wine list in an airy & refined space.

Damn the Weather – Upscale gastropub offering craft cocktails & a changing menu of American fare in wood-&-brick digs.

Casco Antiguo – Brick-walled space for Mexican classics prepared by hand, plus margaritas on tap.


Get Your Tickets Now

We sold out quickly last year, and we have only 130 tickets this year.

Make sure you don’t miss out!

GET TICKETS

artsgiving, events

Official Guide to Artsgiving 2017! 11/24


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artsgiving-logoFriday 11/24  FREE! Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30!
At The Jewelbox theatre in the Rendezvous
(2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121)
Artsgiving 2017 is upon us! Here is the definitive guide to Seattle’s all-involved artistic community event!

COME TO THE EVENT!
Artsgiving is an open-mic invite to our extended artistic community. That means we are ALL in store for a variety of fantastic artistic expressions brought to the venue for Artsgiving 2017. We will host hours of stage performances in the Studio theatre and mingle with our fellow artists, friends and supporters in this once a year celebration of art, community, and love! Our once a year free holiday party celebrates jolly interactivity and exciting original art sponsored by the Copious Love crew! Artsgiving is a very informal open-mic style celebration of art forms in all of their various glories… An invite to our extended artistic community to come express yourself in the presence of a loving family of artists. We want YOU! We want to know about that song, poem, self-expression, story, art, or even feeling you may be willing to share. Bring it to Artsgiving. This event is about getting through the holidays together.. Sharing, participating, and loving each other… copiously!

WHAT TO EXPECT11037631_976312115745554_309309614270559201_n
A non stop variety of stage performances and art pieces of all kinds! Every year is different and each act is as unique as the artist themselves! We will be joined again this year by our hosts with the mosts; Kevin G and Saya Jean! They will keep us entertained and keep the acts going non-stop!
Check out all our updates on our Facebook group!

PERFORMER CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Are you a performer around the Seattle area and want to try something out on stage for the first time? Copious Love Productions is calling out to all artists out there to join us for this completely free-to-the-public holiday party. You can contact us if you want to make sure to reserve a time to perform on stage, or you can just show up to the event and fill out your name for open mic!  All types of acts are welcome and we’re especially looking for acts to create a cathartic experience.

SHARE YOUR ART
We will be taking submissions until the moment before your call to stage! We welcome you to come to the event and let us know right there if you would like to show your art! Clipboards will be roaming the event to pick up all of you day-of artists. We are going to take over the Jewelbox Theatre at the Rendezvous! We will provide two microphones and a plug-in for an acoustic guitar and an audience of smiling faces!
Contact copiousloveproductions@gmail.com if you have any unique performance needs!

CONNECT WITH COPIOUS LOVE
Make sure to “Like” our Facebook Page, or Follow us on Twitter, join our Mailing List, or just go peruse www.copiouslove.org. You will find a multitude of ways to interact with us and make contact. We like friends a lot!

ALSO….as we stated before, Artsgiving, no matter what year you attend, will always be free of charge!!

LOCATION: The Jewelbox Theatre at the Rendezvous! mapwebsite 

ACCESSIBILITY  The lobby and bathrooms are at street level and seating is available without the need for an elevator or stairs. This is not a scent-free space.

PARKING Let’s face it, we’ll be in Belltown and parking sucks. Be sure to allow extra time to find a spot! We highly recommend carpooling, busing or taking your bike up to the venue as Belltown can be a very busy part of town on the weekends. REMINDER! Street parking is metered until 10pm every day except Sunday! Make sure you pay up until 10pm or you will risk getting a ticket or worse.

WE RECOMMEND The Parkopedia app for your smartphone!

BELLTOWN is one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods. This community hosts some of the best restaurants, bars, and clubs that our city has to offer. Vibrant and continuously bustling, this is a great spot to make your theatre date complete!

SEE YOU AT OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR!! ARTSGIVING 2017!!

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#CLPsuggests “Downstairs”


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 Downstairs
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Julie Beckman
June 16th ~ July 9th
Presented In The Bullitt Cabaret at ACT
700 Union Street
TICKETS HERE 

Downstairs by prolific author Theresa Rebeck is a world premier, thought-provoking family drama presented by Theater 22 in conjunction with ACT’s new play festival Construction Zone.

Downstairs follows the relationship of estranged siblings Irene and Teddy. Teddy has recently taken up temporary lodging in Irene’s basement and is unwelcome by her oppressive husband Gerry.

Attempting to patch over the open wounds of Irene’s marriage, the siblings search for common experiences in their pasts- memories of their mother, favorite foods and the love they shared as children. These attempts to connect produce some of the most endearing moments in the show.

Brandon Ryan is unerringly genuine and heart-stoppingly engaging as Teddy, the wayward younger sibling living in his sister’s basement. He seems to be constantly ready to bolt and the amount of energy he exudes on stage is electric in the audience. We didn’t know whether to be afraid, sympathetic or to egg him on. He effectively held us emotionally hostage throughout the entire show and never once did he falter.

Christine Marie Brown portrays abused wife Irene with a quiet dignity at times and at others, she wheedles, goes above and beyond, mollycoddles and leans in just to hear one positive affirmation from her brother. She has long since learned that it will not come from her marriage. Brown is earnest and honest and her presence on stage was both reassuring and heartbreaking.

John Q. Smith is brutal in his attack on this role. Gerry’s first moment on stage is quiet and dangerous. I felt my panic rise as he stood on the stairs, simply watching and waiting for Teddy to notice him. It was like watching a predator stalk his prey. Simply by standing there, on the stairs, overlooking his domain, I was filled with terror. It is rare for an actor to enthrall and terrorize just by quietly standing, and he clasps this precious position of power steadily throughout the show. Gerry is an overbearing, abusive control freak intent on keeping the status quo- where he is the only one making any decisions – ie withholding job opportunities from Irene under the guise of being “traditional.” Teddy’s presence in Gerry’s house (which actually belongs to Irene) upsets the power balance and that is simply unacceptable.

Director Julie Beckman brilliantly culls together terror and humor and makes the best of a script that can be dark and overwhelming. She relies heavily on Rebeck’s excellent script and the integrity of her actors to keep the dark emotional show watchable and engaging. Her interpretation of the arcs and beats streamed smoothly together.

And shout out to stage designer Robin Macartney for one of the most excellent sets I have seen in a while. The half unfinished basement full of old odds and ends, blankets, a forgotten floral couch, shop sink, electrical conduits and a shop bathroom squeezed gingerly into such a small space is the perfect blend of realistic utilitarian and metaphorical oppression. Lacy and I had to see it up close after the show and took our time pointing out the details like total fan girls.

In a world that can rely heavily on flash and sparkle, T22 is unafraid of tackling complex material and presenting humanizing stories. We are truly lucky to have them amongst our artistic community.

*Be advised that some material in Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs can be triggering and may potentially distress audience members.

by Jennifer Nöel Klouse

copious love suggests

#CLPsuggests “Into the Deeps”


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DangerSwitch gives clownfish a whole new meaning in their newest production “Into the Deeps”.

This production has it all; comedy, heart, beauty, and bravery. It leads with some stunning imagery which makes you excited for what’s in store and the remaining 90 minutes do not disappoint. “Into the Deeps” is gracefully directed by Alyza DelPan-Monley an Eddie DeHais. The ensemble play amazingly off of each other and portray such awesome emotion with only sound and movement. The Sound Design by D.R Amromin is incredible, it is a much part of the story as the performers onstage. Every piece of this show came together to make a thing of beauty.

“Into the Deeps” has a short run so buy your tickets now!! Please support DangerSwitch so they can continue making their art which is so integral to the Seattle artistic community. I love them so much.

company updates, events

Copi-Curious! Theatre Open House!


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[This event is pay what you will, but RSVP to make sure there’s room. Online RSVP closes at 4pm day of show!]

Everything you ever wanted to know about theatre, but were afraid to experience!

Tuesday, June 20th @ 7pm
Tickets: http://bit.ly/CopiCurious

Show Description – What even is theater, and how does it work? How do shows in Seattle get written and produced? How can technology amplify the theater experience? Can you get involved even if you didn’t go to art school? (Spoiler alert: The answer is YES!)

Have you ever wanted to act, write a play, or be involved in technical production for theater? Copious Love is CALLING ALL THE CURIOUS to an open theater event on June 20th at 7:00 pm at the Pocket Theater in Greenwood. We’ll share all about fringe theater and how we work in it, answer your questions, and show how anyone with a heart for theater can get involved in the Seattle scene. This event is pay-what-you-can and there’s a bar for merriment!

This event will feature many of the people who make our shows possible, clips from past productions, and opportunities for attendees to ask questions. We’ll also share some easy ways that newcomers can get involved in the local theater scene through acting, writing, or technical production.

Featuring – Copious Love staff, board members, and members of our community: Tony Gavilanes, Maddy Noonan, Chelsea Madsen, Rachel Tyrrel, Andrew Lee Creech, Lacy Gavilanes, Olivia Lee,  Shermona Mitchell, Vic Bonilla and Chris Leher!

Producer Bio – Copious Love is a start-up production company composing and cultivating entirely original artistic productions in our hometown of Seattle. We are concentrated on producing, writing, and directing original works, and amplifying the creativity of our membership and community at large!

Shows, The Fog Machine Play

Official Show Guide to “The Fog Machine Play”!


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—  Official Show Guide To  —
THE FOG MACHINE PLAY
Written and Directed by Brendan Mack (and Chelsea Madsen and Rachel Tyrrel too…)
March 31st through April 22nd 
The Slate Theatre, 815 Seattle Blvd S #140, Seattle, WA 98134
#fogmachineplay #fogkids #devisedtheatre

OPENING FRIDAY MARCH 31ST!! 

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
PRE-SALE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
BUY NOW FOR DISCOUNTED PRE-SALE TICKETS:
Pre-sale tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets for $12 or $15
Tickets bought at the door are available for $15 or $18

THE STORY-

A quick note from our beloved Playwright and Director, Brendan Mack: “It is important to note that in the ever changing world we live in, the one unchanging constant is that people love theatrical fog. No matter how bad your day is, or what life events may be pushing you around and making you feel trapped – oh so trapped, so unbearably trapped – you know that would all change if you were given the opportunity to run through a room full of theatrical fog. We are changing people’s lives. And by people we mean you. And by lives, we mean fog. And by you, we mean machine.” While this show may not give you that exact opportunity, it will be close!

On the surface, The Fog Machine Play is a series of short plays, each strung together by the use of a fog machine that was purchased for a production in 2013 but was never actually used. Never given the chance to live up to it’s full potential. We had to give it it’s time in the spotlight. While The Fog Machine Play explores the various uses of theatrical fog, it also explores what it is like to produce fringe theatre in this day and age. It toys with what can (or cannot) happen during a live show and how an ensemble rises to the occasion when faced with the challenges of live theatre. Part sincere and part absurd, this show will truly be an “unfogettable” once in a lifetime experience.

Join Copious Love Productions for our twelfth full-length production. The Fog Machine Play was created by Seattle Drag Artist and STAGEright Artistic Director Brendan Mack and developed into reality with the help of Copious Love’s monthly Writing Group, Artistic Director Chelsea Madsen and Associate Artistic Director Rachel Tyrrel.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.copiouslove.org or simply, GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

ENSEMBLE
Lisa Clarke as SANDRA, ALLY SHEEDY
Will Lippman as DANNY, JUDD NELSON
Joshua Moore as DAVID, ETHANIEL
Justin Johns as MIKE, DETECTIVE, ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL
Olivia Lee as ENSEMBLE 1, WAITRESS, GWENDOLYN
Katie Kuntz as ENSEMBLE 2, SHRUMP, NOELLE, CONSTABLE, EMILIO ESTEVEZ
Marie Bolla, SPECIAL APPEARANCE
Shermona Mitchell, SPECIAL APPEARANCE
Sujay Chattopadhyay, SPECIAL APPEARANCE
Arson Nicki as NAMELESS
Kaysy Ostrom as UNDERSTUDY- ENSEMBLE 3, MISSY, KERRY, MOLLY RINGWALD

ARTISTIC TEAM
Producer: Copious Love Productions
Writer/Director: Brendan Mack
Co-Director: Chelsea Madsen
Co-Director: Rachel Tyrrel
Stage Manager: Emily Cioc
Technical and Sound Design: Chris Leher
Lighting Design: Gwyn Skone
Scenic Design: Reiko Huffman
Hair & Make-up Design: Saya Jean Burchfield
Hair & Make-up: Samantha Koenig
Costume Design: Abbey Roads
Choreographer: Stephanie Graham
Prop Master: Shaun Shaffer
Projection Designer / Video Editor: Jared Norman
Filming Coordinator: Erik Warren
Spaceship Designer: Sparkle Leigh

VENUE: The Slate Theatre, 815 Seattle Blvd S #140, Seattle, WA 98134 map 

ACCESSIBILITY The Slate at Inscape Arts is fully accessible for wheelchairs and walkers.

PARKING Let’s face it, we’re in the International District and parking can suck. Be sure to allow extra time to find a spot! We highly recommend carpooling, busing or taking the LIGHT RAIL!
REMINDER! Street parking is monitored until 6pm. However, there are several lots to choose from if you can’t find something for free! Make sure not to leave any valuables in your car and also consider an alternative form of travel since game days can be tricky.

AGAIN, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING THE LIGHT RAIL! It drops you off right by our venue! OR download The Parkopedia app for your smartphone.

SODO/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT is one of Seattle’s best neighborhoods. This community hosts some of the best restaurants, bars, and spots. Vibrant and continuously bustling, this is a great spot to make your theatre date complete!

COPIOUS LOVE RECOMMENDS: 

The Food Court at Uwajimaya– there is nowhere better! So many choices! SO MUCH VARIETY! Plus, its right across the street from the venue!

Samurai Noodle– Incredible Ramen that will keep you full for the whole show! Quick and scrumptious!

Boiling Point– If you can look at the menu and not drool, I don’t know what to say. Delicious options and great service.

*****READ BELOW TO GET MORE FOGGY DETAILS & MORE!*****

CAST AND CREW ANNOUNCEMENT!  

VIDEO TEASERS ALL IN ONE BLOG! 

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!
(just in case, here’s the ticket link again…)

ABOUT COPIOUS LOVE PRODUCTIONS:
Copious Love Productions is a Seattle theatre company focused on cultivating original works. We strive to develop fun interactive experiences for a more vibrant community of art, artists and audiences. The company began in 2010 and soon blossomed into an artistic respite for many. Currently in our fourth season, we have created ten all-original productions, achieved 501(c)3 nonprofit status, sustained a Partner Artist relationship with Shunpike and membership with Theatre Puget Sound. Copious Love believes that we can cultivate incredible art by amplifying the creativity of our community at large. Please visit CopiousLove.org for complete information.

Shows, The Fog Machine Play

“The Fog Machine Play” Teaser Videos!


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TICKETS HERE!
A quick note from our beloved Playwright and Director, Brendan Mack:

“It is important to note that in the ever changing world we live in, the one unchanging constant is that people love theatrical fog. No matter how bad your day is, or what life events may be pushing you around and making you feel trapped- oh so trapped, so unbearably trapped- you know that would all change if you were given the opportunity to run through a room full of theatrical fog. We are changing people’s lives. And by people we mean you. And by Lives, we mean fog. And by you, we mean Machine.” While this show may not give you that exact opportunity, it will be close!

On the surface, The Fog Machine Play is a series of short plays, each strung together by the use of a fog machine that was purchased for a production in 2013 but was never actually used. Never given the chance to live up to it’s full potential. We had to give it it’s time in the spotlight. The Fog Machine Play explores the various uses of theatrical fog, it also explores what it is like to produce fringe theatre in this day and age. It toys with what can (or cannot) happen during a live show and how an ensemble rises to the occasion when faced with challenges of live theatre. Part sincere and part absurd, this show will truly be an “unfogettable”, once in a lifetime experience.

You can get your tickets here and you should hurry because seats are currently being snatched as we speak.
HERE’S A HANDY LINK!
In the meantime,  click below on these videos and get a sneak peek into our rehearsal process, see a brief teaser and watch a chat with one of our esteemed designers. You might end up a bit more confused than you were originally but don’t worry, we’ve got everything under control!
TEASER:
REHEARSAL: 
DESIGNER CHAT:
DEVISED THEATRE: HOW TO:
More videos to come! Stay tuned! #fogmachineplay #fogkids

copious love suggests

#CLPsuggests: “Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine”


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15994593_10154955279289324_4895924044924992481_oScary Mary and the Nightmares Nine
Presented by Annex Theatre
Written by Amy Escobar
Directed by Eddie DeHais
Annex Theatre
February 10th-March 4th
TICKETS HERE

One night, Mary (Corinne Magin), vouches out of a jazz aerobics class, accidentally drops a needle through cracks in the floor and awakens The Slither. She has two choices, be devoured by the Slither to terminate its hunger or complete 9 nightmarish tasks to silence the beast.

Through dangers untold meeting creatures akin to that of your creepiest dreams, Mary journeys through nightmare after nightmare. With the help of her best friend Nell, (Kiki Abba), her cat Alabaster (Carter Rodriquez), and Simper (Kai Curtis) the cutest demon you will ever meet, Mary trudges onward to conquer her own darkness and defeat The Slither.

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Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine is written by the phenomenal Amy Escobar, and put to
life by the incredible Eddie DeHais. DeHais also designed a set that you will want to live in, provided you have an admiration toward the strange and unusual, or libraries.

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine is one of those rare instances in theatre where a stellar cast coupled with a wonderful design team brings Mary’s nightmare world not only to life but also into reality.

Scary Mary runs February 10th through March 4th, 7:30 p.m. at Annex Theater.

by R.H. Tyrrel