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Assistant Director of Theresa Rebeck's 'Downstairs' At aCT Theatre

PREMIERE!

Downstairs was chosen for production from T22 and ACT’s new play festival THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE in 2016. 

Opening June 16th at A Contemporary Theatre in downtown Seattle, Jennifer is Assistant Directing DOWNSTAIRS, the newest play from renowned playwright and screenwriter, Theresa Rebeck. 

A co-production between Theatre22 and ACT, Downstairs is helmed by award-winning director Julie Beckman.

From Theatre22 about Jennifer's role on the team: 
 

Jennifer Ewing has worked as Theatre22's resident scenic painter/artist for the past few seasons as well as having jumped onboard the T22 staff recently as our associate producer.  For Downstairs, Jennifer is aiding the production's artistic development as our assistant director. In a recent interview, Jennifer states, "...I was thrilled to be brought on board the Downstairs team for many reasons, all of which check substantial career goals on my list! Being in the room with talent and creatives of this caliber, and having the opportunity to collaborate with Julie, Christine, John and Brandon to bring this fantastic script to life is a gift and an incredible learning opportunity for me as an artist. And to be working on a brand-spanking-new Theresa Rebeck script? Magic!"

About the play:

What happens when a brilliant lost soul comes to stay in his sister’s basement and refuses to leave? And if the menacing brother-in-law doesn’t approve?  In a dog-eat-dog world, these siblings find a haven of sorts in an unfinished basement as they attempt to make sense of the past and negotiate how to move forward into the future.  Unusual relationships, power plays, and surprising humor abound in Theresa Rebeck’s compelling new play which explores the nature of family, of memory, and of sanity.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.theatre22.org/downstairs or http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/Downstairs or at the ACT Box Office.  

June 16th - July 9th
In the Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street

Thursday – Fridays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
 

*PWYC Preview Wednesday June 14th

**Special Industry Night Tuesday June 27th at 8pm

Cast: Christine Marie Brown*, Brandon Ryan, John Q. Smith

*Member: SAG AFTRA & AEA

Theatre22 Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist

Jennifer is excited to announce she has accepted the positions of Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist with the award winning theatre company, Theatre22

From Corey McDaniel, Producing Artistic Director:

It is my pleasure and honor to officially announce Jennifer Ewing as Theatre22’s Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist. Jennifer and I have worked closely together on several projects not only with Theatre22 but also with other companies in the region.  For Theatre22, Jennifer has been seen on our stages in our world premiere musical, The Hours of Life staged in 2014.  Additionally, Jennifer’s artistry as a skilled and expressive painter has been seen as part of  the Lisbon Traviata set (the four Maria Calais faces) in 2014 and Annapurna’s set (the magnificent Colorado mountain sky line) in 2016.  Outside of Theatre22, Jennifer and I have collaborated in the actor ~ director partnership in Mount Baker Theater’s The Nerd and Island Shakespeare Festival’s Julius Caesar both in 2016.  With open arms and deep gratitude, I welcome Jennifer along with her talents and skills to her resident positions with Theatre22. 

Theatre22 is a forum where audiences and artists alike experience awareness, understanding, and healing of the human condition through the performing arts. 

For more about Theatre22 and their productions, visit www.theatre22.org

The Fern Shakespeare Company

Jennifer is pleased to announce she has been invited to join the 2017 Acting Company of The Fern Shakespeare Company. 

As a member of The Fern, she will be performing with the rest of the company in the upcoming production of Macbeth opening in Seattle, WA in May 2017. Stay tuned for more show details!  

A bit about The Fern from their website:  

The mission of The Fern Shakespeare Company is to promote cultural diversity and to strengthen and serve our community through performance and education.
Using original practice and direct address techniques as our guide, Fern Shakespeare Company (FSC) “breaks down the walls” that stand between the audience and the words of William Shakespeare.  
FSC produces work that connects audience to actor, actor to text, and community to art. We extend this vision to all that we do; serving our community and changing lives through the beauty of Shakespeare.
The Fern Theatre Company was founded in Atlanta, GA by two actors; Jessica Hunt and Douglas Graham.  We began producing modern and new plays, and in 2012 produced our very first Shakespeare play. The Fern produced an all female production of Macbeth. This led to the development of our Classically female series. Since 2012 we have produced three more all female Shakespeare plays; Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. In the summer of 2016 the decision was made to move the company to Seattle, WA and turn our focus specifically towards producing Shakespeare. Thus, The Fern Shakespeare Company was born!

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Workshop & Info Night

I'm excited to report I'll be speaking on the alumni panel for the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (AADA) Workshop and Info Night this Saturday in Seattle, WA! If you are interested in theatre and becoming an actor I encourage you to attend the workshop (run by Mark Knowles, AADA LA Faculty and a former teacher of mine) and join us to learn more about the school and its programs.

AADA was an integral part of my education in the performing arts and in the development of my acting technique and work ethic. It's definitely worth exploring.

The evening is open to prospective students as well as parents and educators. I hope to see you there!

You can learn more about AADA on their website: https://www.aada.edu/

Island Shakespeare Festival 2016

Thank you to all who made the 2016 season at Island Shakespeare Festival a success! The summer is over, and we had an amazing three months working and playing together.  

A SOLD OUT performance of  Jane Eyre . Photo courtesy Rose Woods.

A SOLD OUT performance of Jane Eyre. Photo courtesy Rose Woods.

The audiences seemed to have a great time, too: 


"I was treated to one of the best acted & well produced plays I have ever been privileged to watch. I was simply transported..."
 
"We just returned from a spectacular evening of Jane Eyre. I cannot even put into words how incredible it was. The cast was world class, better than most I have seen on Broadway. I could not have imagined that a such magnificent performance could be experienced on our little island."
 
"Magnificent performances in As You Like It on August 5. Lovely setting, too. Would definitely see more plays if I'd been on the island for longer."
 
"Amazing job. I took my bros to see 'Julius Caesar' tonight and we all enjoyed it so much. Great performance."

Julius Caesar
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Corey D. McDaniel

Production photos courtesy of Michael Stadler.

As You Like It
Writted by William Shakespeare
Directed by Susannah Rose Woods

Jane Eyre
Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Adapted and Directed by Julie Beckman