Sponsored by Thinking Cap Media, The Inlander, and Frontier Behavioral Health
A Co-Production with CDA Summer Theater!
Winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, this work of art is an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Their lives are anything but normal. This emotional powerhouse takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart.
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. 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, Interplayers Theater and most recently at The Modern-CDA with Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. 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.
George Green (Director) is a national/regional multi-award winning performer, director, and set designer. He served as the Artistic Director for the Godbold Cultural Center/Lubbock from 1990 to 1996 as well as the Director of Development of Spokane Civic Theatre from 2007 to 2010. George has been the Executive Artistic Director for The Modern Theater since 2010 and recently finished Last of the Boys at The Modern Theater-Spokane. When not on stage or at work, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time in the kitchen. George is married to the talented and beautiful Briane Green. He has five incredible daughters that are his inspiration.
Zachariah Baker (Resident Music Director) is a director, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, actor, and educator. Hailing from the mountain town of Sandpoint, Idaho, he has an abiding love for nature and conservation. In his spare time, he enjoys various outdoor pursuits, Russian literature, and lifting heavy things. He is pleased and proud to continue to contribute to the artistic wealth of The Modern Theater and the Inland Northwest.
Nick Bailey (Dan) is pleased to be returning to another Modern show! A Spokane native and Whitworth U alumni, Nick spent several years in Los Angeles after college. Most recently seen in The Wild Party as Eddie at The Modern-Spokane and as Hertz in Rock of Ages at The Modern-CDA, , Nick has performed at Stage Left Theater with Spokane Civic Theater, Spokane Opera, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Whitworth University and the Spokane Symphony Chorale. Nick wishes to thank his family and friends for their continued support, but especially his late Mother, who was always his loudest fan.
Caitlin Duffey (Natalie) has been anxious to get started creating this such a powerful show, and excited for you to see it. It’s one of her favorites. Currently a senior at University High School, she has been seen in numerous performances throughout the area. Most recently, she portrayed Wednesday in The Addams Family, the titular role in Mary Poppins – The Musical at U-High and Crissy in Hair-In Concert with The Modern-Spokane. She plans on pursuing a career in musical theatre after graduating high school. Caitlin would like to thank her family and close friends who have provided unconditional support throughout all of her endeavors on the stage.
Evan Figuracion (Henry) is ecstatic to be performing on the prestigious stage of The Bing Crosby Theatre for the first time. Evan is currently enrolled as a junior at University High-School and an active member of the U-Drama department. He has recently been seen as Bert in the department’s production of Mary Poppins, and as Jesus in Godspell. He is very thankful to both The Modern Theatre and The Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre for giving him this amazing opportunity and incredibly grateful for his ever-loving and supporting family. Enjoy the show!
Cody Bray (Gabe) is an avid performer around the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area and a recent graduate from Eastern Washington University in Music. Some of his recent roles include Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s productions of Aaron in First Date the Musical, Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family, and Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady. He’s so excited to perform with this amazing cast! He wants to thank the cast, directors, and design team for this fantastic experience.
Daniel McKeever (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden) has been performing in the area for the past 12 years, but is excited for this opportunity to work with these two powerhouses of theatre to bring you Next to Normal. Favorite roles include Alan in God of Carnage, Franz Liebkind in The Producers and Ethan Gerard in The Full Monty. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support. With them, anything is possible.
Teko Dumoulin (Stage Manager) is very happy to be returning to The Modern Theatre for its second season! You might have seen his work last season as the Stage Manager for Collected Stories, The Best Brothers, Church Basement Ladies, and The Glass Menagerie. Other Stage Management credits include EWU’s productions of Ode (2012) and The Things They Carried (2010) and he was recently awarded the D.B. Downing award for Outstanding Backstage Technician for The Modern’s 2014/15 season. Teko will be the Associate Artistic Director for The Raymond E Mielbrecht Theater for the 2016-17 Season.
Kylie Jo Skellen (Assistant Stage Manager) is ecstatic to be part of this wonderful production! Some of her favorite roles include: Marty in Grease, Ensemble/ Dance Captain in The Drowsy Chaperone, Dresser for Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Kylie is currently pursuing a BA in Theatre (Acting) at Whitworth University, where she is currently the residing student hair and makeup designer. Kylie would like to thank her parents and friends for their continued love and support.
Jesse Worley (Sound) – His most recent work for The Modern Theater was in The Wild Party in our Spokane theater. He has been heard mixing shows such as: Company, Hair, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music. Jesse studied audio engineering at SFCC and enjoys helping local musicians record their music. He is very grateful to be able to work with such talented performers. Thank you for supporting the arts, and enjoy the show!