2017 Acting Company
Jesica Avellone is an actor and teaching artist in Seattle, where she has performed with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O, Seattle Public Theater, and will soon make her Washington Ensemble Theatre debut in Every Five Minutes. She came to Seattle from New York, where she co-founded CollaborationTown and appeared Off-Broadway in Pentecost with the Barrow Group. She plays the violin, and was nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Music. She is a founder of the new arts education initiative Grow Through the Arts and received her BFA from Boston University. Home is where Colin and the girls are.
Sarah Kelly Beeson is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has degrees in Musical Theater and Theater Design from the University of Tulsa. Some of her favorite roles include: The Witch in Into the Woods, Laertes in Hamlet, Tecumapese in Tecumseh!, and Annette in God of Carnage. She has a passion for storytelling through violence. Sarah is a Member in good standing with the SAFD having completed training with all eight weapons, and works as a fight choreographer. She is proud to be a Teaching Assistant with Viva Vocalist. She is also an avid Gamer, baker of delicious goodies, and Disney Nerd!
Angelica Duncan is a local actor, teaching artist and director of youth theatre. Most recently she portrayed the role of Lavinia in Titus Andronicus at the Seattle Shakespeare Company, had fun in the parks as Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona with Wooden O, and has visited many schools in Washington State with four of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Bilingual Outreach Education Tours. Other favorite roles include The Cat, in Seussical the Musical, Anne Shirley, in Anne of Green Gables, Strawberry, in Freckleface Strawberry, and Elizabeth Bennett, in Pride and Prejudice. When she is not on stage she is busy sharing her passion for theatre art as a teaching artist and director.
Born and bred in the arid landscape of west Texas, Roger has been working on his craft since his first role 16 years ago as a rock and roll reindeer. His love of Shakespeare and the stage have come together many times over his career and have now brought him to Seattle along with the recently transplanted Fern Theatre. His dream is to be a part of a Theatre ensemble where there is no other option, but to breathe, eat, bleed, and die on and for the stage. Favorite roles Chris Keller (All My Sons); Dr. Faustus (Faustus); Jack Gable (Leading Ladies).
Jennifer is an actress and artist recently returned to the Pacific Northwest after studying and performing in New York City, Los Angeles and the United Kingdom. Over her career, Jennifer has blended her passion for history, literature, and anthropology with storytelling into a specialization in classical and period works. Favorite acting credits include As You Like It (Rosalind), Jane Eyre (Miss Temple/Blanche Ingram), Twelfth Night (Viola), Julius Caesar (Portia), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice/Don John/Leonato), Othello (Desdemona), Henry V (King of France), and The 39 Steps (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret). Jennifer is also a fine artist and scenic painter, her art most recently seen on stage in Theatre22's Annapurna and Sound Theatre Company's Indian Ink.
David has been a working theater artist for 47 years. He has performed in over 150 professional productions as well as directed and taught acting. Prior to moving to Seattle in 1985, he ran a touring children’s theater in rural New England for three years and performed at international avant-garde festivals in Baltimore and in Wroclaw, Poland. He has helped start five theaters, both here and in Boston, including Book-It, and is now a member of Theater 9/12, Tales of the Alchemysts Theater and Playworks. He has performed numerous Shakespearean roles with the Seattle Shakespeare Company, GhostLight Theatricals, Seattle Rep and the Recycled Shakespeare Company.
Annie St. John is Los Angeles native who relocated to the beautiful Seattle area in 2010. A few select previous roles include: Jaques in As You Like It with Ghostlight Theatricals,
Viola in Twelfth Night at the Morgan Wixon Theatre and Belinda in Noises Off at Driftwood Players in Edmonds. She has a BA in Theatre from Vanderbilt University and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with their Voice And Speech Award in 2000. She is so excited to join Doug and Jessica in this new adventure!
Jean E. Sleight is an actor and lifelong Seattle-area local. She recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Theatre - Performance Emphasis, where some of her favorite roles included Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Regan in King Lear, and 6 characters in Check, Please. She has also performed with Reboot Theatre Company in their all-female 1776, Edmonds Driftwood Players (Fahrenheit 451), Bainbridge Performing Arts (Much Ado About Nothing), Kitsap Forest Theater (The Little Mermaid), and the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society (Iolanthe, Gondoliers).
Daniel Wood is a veteran professional actor and director of Seattle’s theater. He has worked with many of Seattle’s best theater companies including Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Public Theater, Sound Theatre Company, GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park, Theater Schmeater, Annex Theatre, Balagan Theatre, Centerstage, Seattle Opera and many more. In addition, he is also the Artistic Director of his own theater company The Rogues Gallery, a theater company dedicated to producing plays with geek themes.