February 17, 2017 - March 12, 2017
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy.
Kaysy Ostrom is thrilled to be making her debut on the SecondStory Mainstage after doing 3 TYA shows last season: Fancy Nancy, Stuart Little, and Alice in Wonderland. You may have also seen her in Little Red or Boy Who Cried Wolf with StoryBook Theater. Kaysy has her BFA in Theater Studies from SMU. Besides acting, Kaysy pens plays, songs, and teaches theatre classes at Youth Theatre Northwest and Studio East. Up Next: The Fog Machine Play with Copious Love productions. Big thanks to the cast, artistic team, Mom, Dad, and Devin: "For where thou art, there is the world itself!"
Adam St. John is delighted to be making his return to SecondStory Rep performing in Complete Works. Previously, Adam has performed at SSR in The Pillowman and Noises Off. Adam has performed in the following Shakespeare plays since moving back to Washington after earning is MFA in Acting at Indiana University: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Harlequin Productions), As You Like (ACT) & The Two Noble Kinsmen. Adam's next project will be playing Demetrius in A Midsummer's Night Dream at Seattle Shakespeare. Adam would like to thank Sean, Kaysy, James, Erin & the Squolf for making this process so enjoyable and Melissa and Stella for letting him do what he loves.
James Lyle is pleased as punch to return to SecondStory, having previously appeared in Unfound Fossils and The 39 Steps. Other recent roles include King Kirby, Arcadia, and 33 Variations. You might have caught him in the park as Marlena in Outdoor Trek’s gender-flopped version of the classic Star Trek episode Mirror Mirror. He is almost never naked on stage.
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Sean Mitchell (Director) After acting in more than a dozen shows for SecondStory, Sean has recently turned his hand to writing and directing. He appeared in Complete Works twice a decade ago at this theater and is delighted to return to it with this professional, talented trio of performers. Thanks to E and G for their support!
Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry
Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!