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Edmonds Driftwood Players presents

11th Annual Festival of Shorts

 

Theme: What Would You Do?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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These playwrights submitted scripts with the theme, What Would You Do? This theme explores the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.


ACT 1

Windfall by James Pfrehm

Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson

The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova

Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT 2

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis

Like Jason by Maripat Allen

Why by Chris Widney

The Good War by Brent Stainer

Meet Your Playwrights

 Maripat Allen (Like Jason) Maripat got into writing plays through acting in community theater. Her full length drama, We Gather Together, won first place in the Community Theatre Association of Michigan's playwriting contest in 2014. Her full length comedy, The Would-Be Lover's Guide was produced in Manistee, Michigan in 2015. She has had two one-acts produced at the IndyFringe festival and ten-minute plays accepted in festivals in Michigan and Massachusetts.

 

Jeff Dunne (Seeing the Light) began writing plays actively in 2017, and has since created over 50 scripts, the majority of which are for stage, but a few for screen and radio. His works have won nearly three dozen awards and festivals, seen over 40 productions across the country, and have been adapted to film. You can learn more about Jeffs works by visiting www.bearcreations.org.

 

Paul Lewis (Losing Tucker)  is a playwright and composer whose projects include a musical adaptation of The Runaway Bunny (Boston Children’s Theatre, Second Story Rep); The Crossing, A Musical (Theater Schmeater and Jewel Box Theatre; book co-written by Carissa Meisner Smit); Caps for Sale, A Musical (Boston Children’s Theatre); Oblivion (Driftwood Players); and The Hours of Life, A Musical (Theatre22). His musical adaptation of Barbara O’ Connors bestselling novel Wish is currently being developed for the stage.

 

Elena Naskova (The Price to Pay) was born and raised in Macedonia and immigrated to the United States when she was 25. Elena’s plays have been produced and read in the USA, Canada, UK, Spain and Dubai. She’s a proud participant of the 14/48 Theater Project in Seattle, and a second place winner in the Las Vegas Little Theater New Works competition. Elena is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Seattle Playwrights Circle.

 

James Pfrehm (Windfall) Oregonian-turned-Upstate New Yorker, James Pfrehm is an Associate Professor of German and Linguistics, an avid angler, and a former MMA cage fighter. His plays have been produced in theaters in the US and Canada. This will be the first production of Windfall.

 

Karla Sorenson (Whole New World) from Lowell, Massachusetts, has had plays produced at Galley Players, Nantucket Short Play Festival, Sandwich Arts Alliance, Ghostlight Theater, Actors Studio, Boston Theater Marathon, Image Theater, Arlington Friends of the Drama, Footlight Club, Playwrights’ Platform, Centastage, Firehouse Center, Acme Theater, Shelterbelt Theater, Towne Street Theater, Lakeshore Players, Astor Street Opera Company, Dubuque Fine Arts Players—and Edmonds Driftwood Players. (Dis)Connected was published in A Solitary Voice: A Collection of Epic Monologues

 

Brent Stainer (The Good War) has been involved in virtually every element of theatre for many years, but writing is one of his favorites. He has written a couple dozen plays that have been performed by Fishnet Theatre, Archbishop Murphy H.S., and several churches in the area. His favorite play is always his most recent one, but other highlights are The Maid’s Trial – Joan of Arc, The Marianas Diary, Recovery of the Paynes, and What Love Looks Like.

 

Chris Whidney (Why?)  is a New York City-based writer who spends as much time as possible wandering around in the mountains. Full length plays Family Men (Perry Street Theatre, NYC.  Arden, Philadelphia), The Normals (Luna Stage, NJ) and Consumed (Barter Theatre, VA) along with one-acts and musicals have been presented and honored in theatres around the world including The Actors Theatre Of Louisville and City Theatre, Miami. He received his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing, NYU. 

Cast

John Lange
Arnold (Losing Tucker)
Thomas A. Glass
Haughney (The Good War)
Sean Morrone
Gray (The Good War)
Joshua Holguin
Douglas (The Good War)
Tod Harrick
Delacombe (The Good War)
Tina Worthey
Chicken (Why)
Kylara Triel
Chicken (Why)
Amy Smith
Chicken (Why)
Greg Delaney
Carl (Why)
Ashley Senn
Connie (Why)
Grace Madland
Bonnie (Why)
Elizabeth Shipman
Nancy (Like Jason)
Rachael Schlimmer
Taylor (Like Jason)
Kylara Triel
Angel (Windfall)
Sabrina Pirzada
Tracy (Losing Tucker)
Tina Worthey
Betty (Losing Tucker)
Nick Saether
Howard (Losing Tucker)
Sarita Benson
Alena (Seeing the Light)
Joshua Holguin
Roland (Seeing the Light)
Karen Hernandez
Amy 1 (The Price to Pay)
Liesl Jaeger
Amy 2 (The Price to Pay)
Mary Leedy
Parker (Whole New World)
Alexis Curtis
Jo (Whole New World)
Sabrina Pirzada
Matty (Whole New World)
Bridget Donnelly
Young Woman (Windfall)
Tod Harrick
Devil (Windfall)

Creative Team

Diane Jamieson

Producer (Act I)

Joanne Branch

Producer (Act II)

Jonathan Olson

Director (Windfall)

Martin Mackenzie

Director (Whole New World)

Jonathan Olson

Director (The Price to Pay)

Thomas A. Glass

Director (Seeing the Light)

Stewart Hawk

Director (Losing Tucker)

Sean McKay

Director (Like Jason)

Paul Fleming

Director (Why)

Laura Crouch

Director (The Good War)

Sean Morrone

Stage Manager (Act I)

Diane Jamieson

Stage Manager (Act II)

Faye Mattingley

Costume Designer (Act I)

Melina Boivin

Costume Designer (Act II)

Brent Stainer

Lighting Designer

Cami Taliaferro-Barber

Asst. Lighting Designer

Nancy Johnson

Props Designer

Arian Smit

Sound Designer (Act I)

Alex DeRoast

Sound Designer (Act II)

Rick Wright

Set Designer

Katie Soule

Production Manager

Readers

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Diane Jamieson Joanne Branch Caitlin Gilman
Sarah Rose Kelly Flynt Herb Edetsberger
Julie Adams Kevin Starkey Cynthia Withers-Byers
Cindy Starkey Pat McKay Lynette Sorenson
Pat Brady Raniere Diane Jamieson
Jan Bush Jan Pruatt  

 

Thank you to our script readers, who sorted through hundreds of scripts to choose the top 8 for you to see produced on stage!

Meet the Company

Rachael Schlimmer

Taylor (Like Jason)

Tina Worthey

Betty (Losing Tucker)

Nick Saether

Howard (Losing Tucker)

Sarita Benson

Alena (Seeing the Light)

Joshua Holguin

Roland (Seeing the Light)

Karen Hernandez

Amy 1 (The Price to Pay)

Liesl Jaeger

Amy 2 (The Price to Pay)

Mary Leedy

Parker (Whole New World)

Alexis Curtis

Jo (Whole New World)

Sabrina Pirzada

Matty (Whole New World)

Bridget Donnelly

Young Woman (Windfall)

Tod Harrick

Devil (Windfall)

Kylara Triel

Angel (Windfall)

Sabrina Pirzada

Tracy (Losing Tucker)

John Lange

Arnold (Losing Tucker)

Elizabeth Shipman

Nancy (Like Jason)

Grace Madland

Bonnie (Why)

Ashley Senn

Connie (Why)

Greg Delaney

Carl (Why)

Amy Smith

Chicken (Why)

Kylara Triel

Chicken (Why)

Tina Worthey

Chicken (Why)

Tod Harrick

Delacombe (The Good War)

Joshua Holguin

Douglas (The Good War)

Sean Morrone

Gray (The Good War)

Thomas A. Glass

Haughney (The Good War)

Diane Jamieson

Producer (Act I)

Joanne Branch

Producer (Act II)

Jonathan Olson

Director (Windfall)

Martin Mackenzie

Director (Whole New World)

Jonathan Olson

Director (The Price to Pay)

Thomas A. Glass

Director (Seeing the Light)

Stewart Hawk

Director (Losing Tucker)

Sean McKay

Director (Like Jason)

Paul Fleming

Director (Why)

Laura Crouch

Director (The Good War)

Sean Morrone

Stage Manager (Act I)

Diane Jamieson

Stage Manager (Act II)

Faye Mattingley

Costume Designer (Act I)

Melina Boivin

Costume Designer (Act II)

Brent Stainer

Lighting Designer

Cami Taliaferro-Barber

Asst. Lighting Designer

Nancy Johnson

Props Designer

Arian Smit

Sound Designer (Act I)

Alex DeRoast

Sound Designer (Act II)

Rick Wright

Set Designer

Katie Soule

Production Manager
Katie Soule has been a volunteer with Edmonds Driftwood Players since 2014, and the Managing Director since July 2018. She earned a Business Administration and Management degree (B.A.) from the University of Washington. Her previous theatre experience includes leading creative drama classes with the ShiningStars program, as well as working with K-8 kiddos at Madrona Children’s Theatre. She has been a producer, stage manager, and assistant director on numerous productions, as well as serving on the EDP Board of Directors. Katie’s passion lies with the coordination and management side of productions, as well as educating about the many technical aspects of theatre for those who prefer to work behind the curtain. She believes there is a place for everyone in theatre.

2020/2021 Board of Directors and Employees


BOARD MEMBERS
President - Wayne Purser
Vice President - Melody Mistlin
Secretary - Erin Sutter
Treasurer - vacant
Members-at-Large
David Cook
Neely Stratton
Kelly McDonald

STAFF
Managing Director - Katie Soulé
Bookkeeper - Laura Miller
Patron Services - vacant
Technical Director - vacant

Volunteer Department Heads
Costume Shop Manager/Rentals - Melina Boivin
Prop Loft Manager/Rentals - Nancy Johnson
Furniture Rentals - Joanne Branch
Will Call - Mary Nakasone
Archives - Judy Anne Eaton

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