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Meet our actors who will be breathing life into the three women of Brainpeople by Jose Rivera

Posted on October 3, 2018 by in Uncategorized

Our latest production, Brainpeople by Jose Rivera is opening one week from Thursday on October 11. There will be performances every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM through November 3. Tickets are selling fast. Get yours today clicking the button in the upper right of our homepage.

Meanwhile, it is time for you to meet our incredible actors:

Alyssa Norling

 

Alyssa is thrilled to make her Latino Theatre Projects debut in Jose Rivera’s Brainpeople! As a Seattle theatre, dance, and performance artist she has performed at ACT, On the Boards, Café Nordo, and created, directed, and performed The Gas Trap for the environmental organization Coltura which toured internationally in the summer and fall of 2017. She holds her B.F.A in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts. She gives many thanks to Latino Theatre Projects for the opportunity to work on such a magical and relevant play as we near the end of the turbulent year of 2018.

She is performing the role of Rosemary, who lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This dynamic, skilled actress portrays 13 different “alters” of Rosemary each with distinct voics, accent, and physicality! You will be amazed when you witness her transformations.

Sofia Raquel Sanchez

Sofía Raquel Sánchez– senior at Cornish College of the Arts- has recently been seen in eSe Teatro’s The Journey of the Saint (Fortunata/ Ensemble/ Movement Coach,) Cornish’s The Sins of Sor Juana (Juana Inés de la Cruz,) and Strawberry Theater Workshop’s Lydia (Ceci.) Sofía is set to graduate from Cornish’s Original Works program in December. This is Sofía’s debut production with Latino Theater Projects, and they’re thrilled to be devouring José Rivera’s beautiful script with such an impeccable group of artists.

Sofi is portraying Mayannah, the rich Puerto Rican woman who is the trigger for the whole plot when she invites two strangers to her LA penthouse for a very strange dinner party. Sofia is familiar to Seattle audiences after receiving a Gregory Awards nomination in 2017 for her extraordinary performance as Ceci in “Lydia” at 12th Avenue Arts. She went on to win the Gypsy Rose Lee Award from the Seattle Theatre Writers Group for Best Actress. Once again in our rehearsals, she is doing fantastic work. You do not want to miss her performance in “Brainpeople”!

Vero Lecocq

Vero Lecocq is a Colorado-born, Seattle-based theater artist who was blessed with a great opportunity to explore her lifelong love of both classical and contemporary theater while at college on the east coast. She has enjoyed playing a wide range of roles, from truly sinister Shakespearean villains to childhood serial killers to francophone shepherds to an actual Mars rover (yes, like an automated motor vehicle operating in space). She sends her love and thanks to her family, her friends, and, especially for this show, her own special feline friend Maeve, who endures so many late evenings alone while her human is in rehearsals–all with out too much frantic, accusatory meowing upon their nightly reunions.

Vero is masterful in her portrayal of timid, nervous Ani. Ani is one of the two strangers Mayannah invites into her penthouse for a bizarre evening of exotic food, strange conversations, and revealing personal stories. As the evening progresses, we learn a terrifying truth about Ani as she tells Maynnah about her lost love.

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If you haven’t made it yet to see our production Brainpeople by Jose Rivera, you still have seven chances to get there. And, trust us, you do not want to miss it. Remaining performances are 10/20, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 11/1, 11/2, and 11/3 at 8:00 PM at Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S in […]

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