July 15-31, 2022
By Annie Baker
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees sweep the floors and attend to one of the last 35mm film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. PG-13 For adult language and themes. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Stephanie Bull (Rose) is a confident, strong, independent woman who sings with the Mägi Ensemble, loves working at SSR, and likes cheese and tacos. She is the Managing Director at Youth Theatre Northwest on Mercer Island, co-host on Existential Crisis the Podcast, and mother to an adorable and sassy six month old. Stephanie has won many singing and performing awards but that's not why we're here. She has a millennial heart, a mediocre sense of judgment, and a need to make this world a better place. All the love to BCP and STP.
Andrew Shanks (Sam) is a part-time dinosaur, part-time theater punk living and working in Seattle, WA. He was previously featured here at SSR as Ariel in ‘The Pillowman’. He has performed for ACT, Annex Theatre, Sound Repertory Theatre and Seattle Public Theater in the past and is the creator and producer of The Ugly Radio, a late night lo-fi sci-fi theater anthology podcast, which has featured over 60 artists and performers from the Pacific Northwest. His plays has been performed in New York, Portland, Los Angeles, North Carolina and various dive bars around the PNW when you get enough drinks in him. He’d like to dedicate this performance to the stale overpriced popcorn at his favorite two-screen movie theater growing up in Los Angeles.
Alan Garcia (Avery) is thrilled to be back at SecondStory for his fifth show, his second Annie Baker production, & his first show facing the wrong way. Past credits include Moritz in Spring Awakening, Oscar in Sweat, & Ken in Red. If he could, he’d give an Oscar to the best supporting cast he could ever ask for: LoLo, Ru, Beck, & LW. In memory of Lil’ Jess & Ketan.
Miki Murray (Skylar/Rose US) is a typical Seattle snob that loves to insufferably tell people that a real machiatto is a shot of espresso with a little bit of steamed milk on top. Her love of SecondStory Repertory, however, is greater and she is so excited to return since appearing as Annelle in Steel Magnolias. Miki is a Gemini Sun, a Leo Moon and a Capricorn rising, her combination of personalities has been warmly accepted with lots of encouragement to grow within her long-term relationship with the theat're.'
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Alicia Mendez (Director) is beyond ecstatic to be back home on the SSR stage, this show will be her 18th she has worked on either as a performer or in a production role. Her last foray into directing was First Date. All her most favorite theater memories were made on this stage, with this amazing production team. A very special thanks goes to Mark and Jen for honoring her with directing the 2022-23 season opener, where we look at art from new points of view.
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!