OTHER DESERT CITIES
September 25th, 2015 – October 11th, 2015
Sponsored by Spokane7
A multiple Tony nominee and Pulitzer finalist, this play is hailed as one of the most enjoyable plays for grown-ups. The Palm Springs dwelling of the Wyeth family is filled with clever exchanges meant to push buttons. In a series of confrontations, they sift through conflicting memories of the past and face serious choices about how to go forward. This superbly crafted script exploits what happens when family wounds are exposed and lines are crossed.
Dawn Taylor Reinhardt studied theater at the Northern College of Speech and Drama in Oldham, England. She has since traveled the globe working as a director, actor and production manager. Most recently, she was seen in Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of Dr.Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde. Dawn is an award-winning director with the play That Almost Joy. Her last directorial work on this stage were Neil Labute’s twin plays Reasons to be Pretty and Reasons to be Happy.
Wes Deitrick (Lyman Wyeth) has performed in theater and film in Spokane, Los Angeles, San Diego and abroad. Some local roles include: Nixon – Frost-Nixon, Albert Soady – Escanaba in Da Moonlight, James Tyrone – Long Day’s Journey into Night and Various roles in Reed McColm’s adaptation of Our Town. Wes considers it an honor to perform in this inaugural season opener of Spokane’s Modern Theater. Much love to wife: Kristen; daughters: Nicole and May.
Marianne McLaughlin (Silda Grauman) is a Regional Actor and Director performed in the Portland, Oregon before settling in Spokane .She earned her BFA in Theatre from EWU. Her recent acting credits include Mama Rose in Gypsy and Amanda Wingfeild in The Glass Menagerie for The Modern-Spokane and as a Director she advanced the production of Orphans to The AACT National Competition 2015 in Grand Rapids Michigan. A special thanks to her husband Michael for all his loving support.
Sarah Miller (Brooke) is a Spokane based actor/singer who maintains a primary career as a compliance professional in financial services. Last seen in the Modern-Spokane’s Boeing, Boeing as Gretchen and as part of the ensemble for the Modern CDA’s Les Miserables. Special thanks to her wonderful husband Matt, her dear friends and her loving family.
Diana (Polly Wyeth) is happy to be on stage again at The Modern Theatre-Spokane after performing the role of Ruth Steiner in last season’s production of Collected Stories, and of Vivian Bearing in The Modern-CDA’s production of Wit. Diana is Chair of the Theatre Department at Whitworth University where she is currently directing Shakespeare’s Richard III.
Amy Kells (Costumer) is honored to be a part of The Modern Theater this season! She started in theater as a stage mom which lead her performing in four productions herself and costuming over twenty five productions. She has enjoyed involvement with theater education programs in the Spokane area including Ponderosa Elementary, Univeristy High School, and Christian Youth Theater. Amy’s passion for costuming stems from her love of people and witnessing them develop inner character while portraying a contrasting character on stage.
Megan Sherwin (Board Operator) is excited to be back on the scene and working her first show in almost three years. Previously, she dressed White Christmas at The Spokane Civic Theatre: was the Head Dresser for Taming of the Shrew at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and designed hair/wigs for multiple shows while attending the University of Idaho.
Jeremy Whittington (Stage Manager) is the Resident Design Technician for The Modern Theater-Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. His design work has been seen on stage in both locations, as well as in posters, brochures and advertisements. Jeremy has his AA in Theater Production from Ohio University and his BFA in Graphic Design from Sanford-Brown. He is excited to be the Stage Manager for multiple Modern productions, and is grateful to part of this ever-evolving talent-filled company. Thank you for supporting the arts! JeremyArtWorks.com
Elizabeth Kitzig (Props) has enjoyed art in its varied forms for as long as she can remember. Some of her favorite ways to express her artistic side are through creating paintings, crafts and cooking. Recently Lizzy was introduced to the Spokane theater community when she took the opportunity to join the prop team for Leftovers. She was happy to find that her love of crafts had a place in the theater family.