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Based on a true tragedy, this American classic is perhaps Arthur Miller’s greatest masterpiece. The shadow of catastrophe is hidden deep in the unbearable power that is known as The American Dream. Acts of atonement and confessions leave us investigating if forgiveness will ever be found. Can one ever escape from guilt?
Jadd Davis (director) is grateful for the opportunity to direct one of his favorite shows, and one that continues to be relevant and important. He is the artistic director for CDA Summer Theatre. Previously casting director for Village Theatre. As an actor and/or singer he’s appeared all over the country. His voice is featured on three cast albums: A Christmas Story: The Musical!, Brundibar, and Maxies. His work as a director, music director or producer has been seen on most of the stages in the northwest, including CDA Summer Theatre, Village Theatre, Taproot Theatre, The Modern Theater-Spokane (Interplayers), and others. Jadd is deeply involved with the region’s educational institutions and collaborates frequently at EWU, Whitworth, Gonzaga, Sorensen elementary, and others. Much love to Kasey and Eddie.
Daniel J Bell (George) is thrilled to work with such an amazing cast. Although he is a local high school Physics teacher, he is no stranger to the stage. Favorite roles include Javert, Sweeney Todd, and Officer Lockstock. Daniel would like to thank his wonderful and supportive wife and high school sweetheart Karen for all her support and for blessing him with three amazing little boys. Gus, Eric, and Winston, daddy loves you!
Kim Berg (Joe) is honored to be part of this seasoned cast and professional-quality theatre. Kim has been in numerous productions in the area, however, this is his first performance on this historic stage. Raised in Kellogg and now residing in Spokane, Kim wants to thank The Modern Theater for this opportunity to once again bring Arthur Miller’s words to life. Thanks also to my wife, Jill for supporting me in this passion.
Aubrey Shimek Davis (Ann Deever) is so excited to be a part of this beautiful piece of theatre. Prior credits include Casey in Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater’s production of First Date, and credits from The Modern Theatre include Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Lisa in Collected Stories, and Gloria in Boeing Boeing. As always, she’d like the thank her husband, Chris, for all his love and support.
Rylan Dixon (Bert) was born in Coeur d’Alene and he attended Archway Classical Academy taking “Child’s Play”, a drama, acting, and singing class. Rylan is currently attending Fernan Elementary and is very involved in our community. He is in choir and is a Webelos in Boy Scouts. Despite Rylan’s many interests his passion remains theater. He would like to thank everyone for supporting The Modern Theater and is honored to be a part of this play.
Chris Hansen (Frank) recently graduated EWU. He made his professional debut on this stage as Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream summer 2014. He has an extensive acting and technical background with EWU and CDA Summer Theatre. Chris has an insatiable passion for acting, stage combat, and stage make-up. Favorite roles include Alfie Byrne in A Man of No Importance, Antony in Julius Caesar, and Marco in A View from the Bridge. Chris is eager to enter another Arthur Miller world and help tell a great story.
Billy Hultquist (Chris) is excited to be a part of such another amazing and talented cast. He was recently seen as Trip Wyeth in The Modern-Spokane’s Other Desert Cities. He thanks his wife, Rebecca and his boys Taylor and CodyBoy for their continuous support. “I love you!!!!”
Aimee Paxton (Lydia) is incredibly thankful for this opportunity to create art onstage. After earning a BA in Spanish, teaching English to children in Chile, safaris (and typhoid) in Kenya, working with a Bike and Barge company across The Netherlands, she returned to college and earned another degree in her first love, theatre. Some of her favorite roles at EWU include The Porter in Macbeth, Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Gertie in Fuddy Meers. She is very grateful for the support of her family in her passion for theatre.
Dave Rideout (Jim) is a prolific regional actor, appearing in 35 productions in the last 12 years. He has played iconic roles such as Dracula and Dr. Jekyll, yet has still enjoyed ensemble roles in The Sound of Music and Oklahoma. He is a personality on KSPS Public Television, and has appeared in regional commercials, and the TNT series Leverage. Dave lives in downtown Spokane and dreams of retiring to New York City as a working actor.
Tamara Schupman (Kate) is thrilled to be a part of this classic. She is a veteran performer of the CDA Summer Theatre and The Modern – Spokane. Some of her favorite non-musical roles include Jean in Good People, Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace, Dorothea in Eleemosynary, and Grandma Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers. Schupman appears regularly in local commercials and on KSPS Public TV as pledge desk host. She is most grateful for your support of live theater!
Brooke Wood (Sue) is local kid who fell in love with the stage at a young age. Brooke was last seen on this stage as Heddy Larue in How To Succeed. Brooke’s passion is teaching and directing children locally at Sorensen elementary and CYT Coeur d’Alene. Brooke is the mother of two amazingly talented boys Caid and Lincoln and has a dream boat for a husband, Damon. Thank you, Modern Theater for this great opportunity. Thank you cast and crew for everything.
Christian Dose (Stage Manager) is excited to be working with The Modern Theater on this play. Christian grew up in the Pacific Northwest but works in theatre and film wherever it takes him. Most recently that was on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where he wrote reviews for “Hitting the Stage”, designed lights and sound for Gorilla at Kennedy Theater in Hawaii, acted as the dramaturge for Sunday In the Park With George, and worked as the Assistant Director and Sound Designer for Freud’s Last Session. He thanks his mother, Elizabeth Grey, for making his art possible.
Jamie Russell (Costumer) joined Lake City Playhouse as Resident Costumer at the start of the 2010-11 Season. Having costumed for variety of production companies throughout the Inland Northwest, she is thrilled to call The Modern Theater home. Jamie costumes many of the main stage at both venues.
Eric Nowak (Lights/Sound) is thrilled to be behind the sound board once again since his debut role as proud daddy of Amethyst Taylor Nowak. He welcomes you aboard as we set sail for many new adventures together at The Modern Theater. Carpe diem! Save the arts! Love each other.Lights/Sound