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Michael Gene Sullivan
Michael Gene Sullivan (adapter) is an award-winning actor, director, and playwright based in San Francisco. From 1992 - 1999 Michael was a Contributing Writer for the despite-its-name-never-silent, Tony and OBIE Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe before being named SFMT’s Resident Playwright 2000 to present. Michael is also a Resident Playwright for the Playwrights Foundation, and in 2017 was playwriting resident at the Djerassi Arts Center. Mr. Sullivan's political dramas, musicals, and satires include Walls (Ningun Humano Es Ilegal!), Treasure Island, For The Greater Good, Freedomland, Red Carol, Too Big To Fail, Mr. Smith Goes to Obscuristan (with Josh Kornbluth), Godfellas, Possibilidad or The Death of the Worker, the all-woman farce Recipe, his one person show, Did Anyone Ever Tell You -- You Look Like Huey P. Newton?, and his latest, The Great Khan.
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Director and Producer
David Gassner
David Gassner is Producing Director of Radial Theater Project, and was founding Producing Director of 18th & Union. Radial Theater productions include Karaoke Suicide is Painless, 99 Layoffs, Beating Up Bachman, Hostages and 1984. He's a former member of Pony World Theater, where he directed We Are Proud to Present... and Or, the Whale and originated the role of Ivan in Suffering, Inc. As Artistic Director of Theater Schmeater in 2007-2009 he directed Maria/Stuart and The American Pilot. Other favorite Seattle directing projects include Hair at ArtsWest, Trout Stanley at Balagan Theatre, and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them at Seattle Public Theater. As an actor he played the Hypnotist in the local premiere of An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch, and the Librarian in the Northern California premiere of Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger.
Assistant Director
José Amador
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Set Designer
Will Darling
Will Darling is a transfeminist artist, journalist, and activist. In all the work that he does, he is passionate about the relationship between trans and queer art and social movements. He studied Sociology and Theatre at Seattle University, and presented an undergraduate honors thesis titled "Performing Resistance: Creative Practice for Collective Liberation" in 2016. He is currently a member of Deconstruct Collective, a group of artists and academics committed to intersectional analysis and peer review of cross-disciplinary performance. He is also a teaching artist with Arts Corps and the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive, a series of workshops focused on empowering teens to critically engage with, and write about, art & performance. Most of his additional creative work has been in Seattle writing for The Stranger, The Seattle Times, South Seattle Emerald and Seattle Weekly, djaying at Hollow Earth Radio, creating experimental paintings and music, curating visual and performance art, and freelancing as a scenic painter and designer within the Seattle theatre community at large. He is the founder and lead designer for Good Boy Designs.
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Stage Manager
Emma Hagerman
Big Brother would like you to know that Emma is returning to 18th & Union in a reprisal of her previous role as stage manager. She has been surveyed in the Seattle area stage managing shows for the past seven years for various groups. And while extreme emotions are dangerous, we’ve received intel that she has expressed “joy” and “excitement” at her opportunity to return to this show.
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Props Designer
Cole Hornaday
Cole Hornaday is a professional writer, marketer, graphic artist, prop maker and recovering actor. He holds two BAs from the University of Oregon (in Broadcasting and Theatre Arts), an MFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied graphic design at Shoreline Community College. Cole has been a contributing writer for Boxoffice Magazine, SeattleStar.net and NeoTextReview.com and is proud to have designed graphics, masks and props for a multitude of Seattle theatre groups including Annex Theatre, Balagan Theatre, MAP Theater, Seattle Public Theater, Theater Schmeater, 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival and Radial Theater Project, check out his stuff at www.colehornadaydesign.com. On occasion he can be found performing his own original work at Annex Theatre’s Spin the Bottle and Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery. He is writer, host, and co-producer of The Panel Jumper: A Web Series Devoted to Comic Book History and Lore and its cabaret incarnation, The Panel Jumper **LIVE** performed at West of Lenin in Seattle, WA’s Fremont neighborhood learn more at www.thepaneljumper.com.
Fight Chorographer
May Nguyen Lee
Lighting Designer
Amber Lynne Parker
Costume Designer
K.D. Schill
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Sound Designer
Robertson Witmer
Recent credits include: Orfeo et Euridice (Seattle Opera); A Christmas Carol, Dracula (ACT); Red Riding Hood, Black Beauty (SCT); The Revolutionists (Whitman College); The Ghost of Splinter Cove (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte); Comedy of Errors (Seattle Shakespeare Company); Turn of the Screw (Book-It) and Greenwood (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). His sound designs have also been heard at Seattle Rep, Intiman, Spectrum Dance Theater, Village Theatre, and Teatro ZinZanni. Rob plays with several bands, including The Love Markets and the Toucans steel drum band. Rob is a member of United Scenic Artists, USA-829.
Technical Director and Master Carpenter
K. Brian Neel
K. Brian Neel has been a member of Radial Theater since its inception, bringing more than thirty years experience in professional theatre as a performer, playwright, director, designer, and technician. Brian has performed and directed in numerous Seattle area theaters, and toured the globe with eight solo theatre pieces, Magic Circle Mime, and Seattle Mime Theatre, with which he was technical manager and touring stage manager. Brian's eclectic resume includes musical performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, directing large scale Opera, performing Waiting for Godot at Walla Walla penitentiary, clown work for Teatro Zinzanni, and devising Carnegie Hall education concerts.
Associate Sound Designer
Johanna Melamed