BLUEBEARD: The Company
Kathi Aleman (Blue)
After a period of self imposed exile (also known as marriage and motherhood), Kathi has returned to the stage a few years ago and found a joy and confidence that was missing from her life. Working with Assemblage Theater on Terminus was one of the most challenging and empowering experiences in her career and she is thrilled to be back working on Bluebeard. The best, most exhilarating, most alive kind of theater is one that takes risks and Assemblage produces that kind of theater. When explaining the Terminus rehearsal process to a friend; practicing in a storefront with no heat in coats and gloves with passerbys staring in while approaching a script that required fearless characterizations far removed from us as human beings and super feats of memorization; the friend pointed out that this was "guerilla" theater. If that is the case, then bring it on. Terminus changed her as an actress and demanded change and participation from the audience as well. Assemblage Theater truly brings theater without a seatbelt to Tacoma.
Kathi is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena California and holds a degree in theater from Lamar University in Texas. She has also appeared at Lakewood as Carol in Angry Housewives and at Tacoma Little Theater as Hannah, Diana and Gert in California Suite.
Heather R. Christopher (Miss King)
Heather is absolutely delighted to be a part of this West Coast Premiere production! Heather has performed with several other local theater groups over the past few years including Theater Artists Olympia, Olympia Family Theater, Lakewood Playhouse, Prodigal Sun Productions, Capital Playhouse, Evergreen Playhouse, and Olympia Little Theater. Most recently, Heather appeared as Pink in Theater Artists Olympia’s all-female stage version of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, as Mirror Toad in Olympia Family Theater’s World Premiere musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, as Yellow Dog in OFT’s Go, Dog. Go! and in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Lakewood Playhouse. When she’s not on stage, Heather is a Pilates instructor at the Pilates Center of Olympia.
Annie Katica Green (Monkey)
A Tacoma native, Annie left the region to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at University of Southern California. In the years post-grad, Annie has worked in various capacities (teaching artist, arts administrator and/or performer) at several West Coast theatre institutions, including Center Theatre Group, Shakespeare Festival/LA, Playwright’s Project, National Comedy Theatre, Scripts Ranch Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Seattle’s Intiman Theatre. Favorite Seattle-area credits include Charles M. Mee’s Fetes de la Nuit (Strike Anywhere Productions) and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children (Edge Theatre Ensemble). Annie currently teaches and directs for the Upper School Theatre Program at Annie Wright Schools.
Nicole Lockett (Mignon)
Nicole is thrilled to be involved in another Assemblage Theatre production. Having performed in Terminus last year, she has been chomping at the bit to tackle another new, challenging work. Other past credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Burien Little Theatre); Night Watch, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Major Barbara, and The Crucible (Tacoma Little Theatre); Ring Round the Moon, Tom Sawyer the Musical, You Can't Take it With You, and Once in a Lifetime (Lakewood Playhouse); and Twelfth Night, The Miser, Camelot, and Crazy for You (Theatre Extemporé). Down the rabbit hole we go once more!
Kaylie Rainer (Rooster)
Kaylie Rainer has a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Acting from Western Washington University. Kaylie is currently teaching Actor's Studio at her former high school, Tacoma School of the Arts. Her most recent role was as a featured Singer/Dancer in an all-female production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Burien Little Theatre. Past favorite roles include Hope in Almost, Maine, Bagheera in The Jungle Book, Leah in DNA, Miranda in The Tempest, Min Lao in Geography Club, Bet Bouncer in She Stoops to Conquer, and Martine in The Doctor in Spite of Himself. Kaylie studied Commedia Dell’Arte and Radical Theatre in Macerata, Italy and has received honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her contributions to US, a devised piece about what it means to be an American, and for her assistant direction of The Jungle Book, both at WWU.
Cherilyn Williams (Piglet)
Cherilyn is very excited to be a part of this production! She has been seen as Theda in The Legend of Sleeping Beauty, as a White Reindeer in Narnia (both at ManeStageTheatre), Young Miss Foley in Something Wicked This Way Comes at Lakewood Playhouse, and as Tiny Tom in Urinetown: the Musical, at Seattle Children’s Theatre. She would like to thank her friends and family for all their love and support and would also like to dedicate these performances to the memory of her sisters, Alex and Rose
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