January 31-February 16, 2020
By George Bernard Shaw
Adapted & Directed by Bradetta Vines
George Bernard Shaw’s classic Saint Joan is a tempestuous retelling of the mighty tale of Joan of Arc, the young girl who led the armies of King Charles of France against the British occupiers and their collaborators at the end of the 100 years war. Believing she is chosen by God, and listening only to the voices of her beloved Saints, Joan rallies the French to victory until she is finally captured and put on trial for sorcery and heresy. Photos by Michael Brunk | NWlens.com
Rebecca Lane (Joan) is playing her dream role! Thank you, thank you to Mark & Jen for saying yes, and making this dream a reality. Past favorite roles include: Queen Isabel in Richard II, James Wilson in 1776, and Blue Dog in Go, Dog. Go! When not on stage, Rebecca writes about breaking fashion rules on her blog, Costume Parade. Special thanks to Bradetta for her courage (and patience!), Novio for the constant support (and snacks!) and M&D for teaching me that the worst thing they can say is no.
Terry Boyd (Cauchon) is delighted to return to SecondStory after wearing really big glasses as Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon. Look for him in When a Tree Falls at 18th and Union in Seattle this Spring. Thanks to the crew for their hard work.
Diana Trotter (Steward/Tremouille/Ladvenu) is delighted to make her SSR debut with this production. Her most recent Seattle credits include Into the Woods (Viva Vocalists), Bye Bye Birdie! (Centerstage), The Devil and Sarah Blackwater (Annex Theatre), and Much Ado About Nothing (Fern Shakespeare). She has also been seen on stages in Portland, San Antonio, Coeur d’Alene, and Spokane.
Frank Kohel (Robert/Archbishop/Newcomer) Thanks to the cast and crew and staff for the amazing opportunity! Personal thanks to Kt Patt, Dawn Brazel and Vicki Webb for all your help.
Emma Shafer (La Hire/D'Estivet/Soldier/St Margaret) is excited to be making her SSR debut. She is a new face to the Seattle theatre scene having moved here after graduating from Butler University in 2018. Recently, she appeared in The Drag with Play Your* Part and The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series.
Hannah Coleman (Dunois/St. Catherine) is delighted to be back at SSR for her first mainstage production. Past TYA credits include: Sparkle Fairy’s School for Formerly Vile Villains, Charlotte’s Web, and Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. She studied theater at Western Washington University and spends her days working as the Costume Shop Assistant at Village Theatre. She would like to thank her friends, family, and Jack for their constant support and love.
Doug Knoop (Chaplin Stogumber) was last seen as Gomez in The Addams Family for the Driftwood Players, Bessie in Casa Valentina for the Lesser Known Players and Bob in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Bainbridge Performing Arts. He is overjoyed to return to SSR after directing Stuart Little and The Cat in the Hat. He is honored to be part of this show, and many thanks to Detta, Mark, Jen, and this ridiculously talented cast.
Boyd Morrison (Warwick/ArchAngel Michael) is delighted to make his debut on the SecondStory Rep stage with this incredible cast and crew. Some of his favorite roles include Juror No. 4 in Twelve Angry Men, Charlie in The Foreigner, Sam in Crossing Delancey, Leo in Leading Ladies, Richard in The Seven Year Itch, Jody in Lonely Planet, Garry in Noises Off, and Joe in Heaven Can Wait. When he’s not acting, Boyd spends his time writing NY Times bestselling thriller novels. His amazing wife Randi makes it all possible.
Pat Sibley (Polly/Inquisitor) is happy to be returning to SSR where she was last seen as Marilla in Anne of Green Gables. She has worked at many theaters in Seattle including Village, Taproot, Intiman, Book-It, StoryBook, Harlequin, and Centerstage. She also did 10 years of National tours playing Aunt Eller in Oklahoma, Mrs. Pugh in Annie, The Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein and Mama in Memphis.
Russell Matthews (Charles) is very excited to be performing in his first show with SSR. He just finished performing as Cassio in Fern Shakespeare’s Othello. Other Area credits include Bat-Hamlet with Fern, Next to Normal and First Date with Twelfth Night Productions and Richard II with Greenstage. Russell has also performed with Nebraska Theater Caravan on seven national tours. He sends all his love to his wife, Alyssa.
Jack Anderson (Bluebeard) Returning to the SSR stage after more than 15 years, Jack is delighted to be able to work on such a wonderful piece with an incredible cast and crew. Past credits include 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, and Fiddler on the Roof. You may have also seen him die several times over performing in murder mysteries with Events on the Edge! He would like to thank every teacher, friend and family member who helped get him on stage today!
PRODUCTION TEAM BIOGRAPHIES (as provided)
Bradetta Vines (Director) is thrilled to be making her SecondStory Repertory directing debut. She has previously appeared as an actor in Moon Over Buffalo and audience member in many amazing shows here at SSR. Bradetta is grateful to Squolf, the cast, and Erin for such an incredible experience on Saint Joan. Other theatrical shows include Heathers, Trust, Dog Sees God, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Getting Out, Smile, Chicago, Into The Woods, The Children’s Hour, Lost in Yonkers, and The Odd Couple to name a few. Films include Star, Trifles, On A Dime, The Honeymoon, The Body. Thanks to Tammi Doyle and family for their constant support and love.
Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Design) has designed for SecondStory Repertory (Assassins, Man of La Mancha, etc.), Shakespeare Company (Arms and the Man, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Titus Andronicus, Richard II), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Howl’s Moving Castle, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Anna Karenina), Taproot Theatre (Arsenic and Old Lace, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Civil War Christmas), ArtsWest, Harlequin Productions, Vashon Opera, Youth Theatre Northwest, Bellevue College, Overlake School and others. Upcoming work can be seen in Taproot’s Babette’s Feast and Seattle Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.
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!