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


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 or 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