Jackie Apodaca is a Professor of Acting and the Head of Performance at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. She has worked as an actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, with companies such as the Roundabout, Denver Center, National Geographic, Summer Repertory Theatre, Elephant Theatre Company, Island Shakespeare Festival, RE:ACT, Modern Media (head of production), Venice Theatre Works (associate artistic director), and Shakespeare Santa Barbara (producing director). She was a Contributing Editor at Backstageand wrote the long-running advice column, The Working Actor. Jackie also manages the Acting Trainee Program for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For ANPF, she directed Constellations, The Bottle Tree, and Go. Please. Go. and recently played the roles of Beth in Cold Spring, the title role in Sofonisba and Grace in #GodHatesYou. Her first book, Answers from the Working Actor, was recently published by Focal Press-Routledge. Education: BFA, UC Santa Barbara and MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.
The Night Climber by Joshua Rebell
Production underwritten by Suzanne Christensen
Direction underwritten by Betsy Bradshaw and Peggy Moore
Thu 10/17 @ 7:30 pm | Sun 10/20 @ 3:00 pm Tickets
Michael J. Hume has directed eight readings for ANPF, as well as serving as board vice president and a member of the Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers. Locally he has directed productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Ashland High School, and Oregon Cabaret Theater. As an actor, he has performed at the American Conservatory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theatre and was an actor with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 26 seasons. With his writing partners Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, he wrote Dog Parkand They Came from Way Out There! (OCT, Milwaukee Rep, Artists Rep) and is currently working with them on Marvellini’s Magic Mansion and an Irish Christmas musical, Parcel from America,both of which will be produced next year in Charlotte NC, Orlando, Milwaukee, and Chicago.
Pelicans by David Johnston
Production underwritten by Elaine and Dick Sweet
Direction underwritten by Sandi and Jim Risser
Fri 10/18 @ 1:30 pm | Sat 10/19 @ 7:30 pm Tickets
Kym Moore is an award-winning playwright, director and producer. She is co-founder/co-artistic director of Antigravity Performance Project and professor of theatre arts and performance studies at Brown University. Current projects produced with Antigravity include Miss Julie by August Strindberg at the Chain Theatre in NYC, and Do Eye Know You, a transmedia performance installation currently in development at the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media. Recent directing credits include: The Drop Off (Berkshire Playwrights Lab); Detroit ’67 (Carnegie Mellon); Hoodoo Love (Juilliard School); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; and The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry (Brown University). Kym’s direction of Erik Ehn’s Yermedea Raw was hailed in the New York Times for its “haunting imagery…energizing and frightening” performances. She is an associate member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, National Theater Conference, and the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.
The Way North by Tira Palmquist
Production underwritten by Jane and Bill Bardin
Direction underwritten by Julie Benezet and Roger Pearce
Thu 10/17 @ 1:30 pm | Fri 10/18 @ 7:30 pm Tickets
Chip Walton founded Curious Theatre Company in 1997 and has served as Producing Artistic Director ever since. Named Denver’s “2005 Theatre Person of the Year,” he has directed over 50 shows for the company, garnering more than 100 local and national awards. He has been president and vice president of the National New Play Network; a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellow; a Visiting Professional at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center; and a member of the Leadership Group for Imagine 2020: Creating a Future for Denver’s Culture. He has directed in the National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays; the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwriting Festival; and accepted a National Theatre Company Award for Curious Theatre Company from the prestigious American Theatre Wing. Currently, Chip is on a Leadership U grant from Theatre Communications Group and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Starter Pistol by Michael Gotch
Production underwritten by Nancy and Bill Grove
Direction underwritten by Barbara Ricketts and Dennis Tetz
Wed 10/16 @ 7:30 pm | Sat 10/19 @ 1:30 pm Tickets