Rik is the Equity Stage Manager on this show!
By John Steinbeck
Previews June 19, 2014. Opens June 20 and runs through July 12.
Online General Admission is $20. $25 at the door.
TPS members $20 when you show Member card.
Military/Veteran/Union is $15 when you show Member Card.
Students/Seniors are $12 when you show Member card.
SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members FREE when you show Member card.
The story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.
An Equity Member Project Code presentation of John Steinbeck’s classic tale!
Starring Michael Andrew Scott*, Gavin Sakae Mclean, Justine Rose Stillwell, Anthony Phillips*, Will Rose, John Ruoff, Eric Smiley, Brad Walker, Vincent Orduna and Rik Deskin*.
Directed by Kim Deskin.
Stage Managed by Elizabeth Stasio.
Fight Choreography by Gavin Sakae Mclean.
Board Opped by Richard Deskin.
*Member of Actors’ Equity.
Sunday, April 27 @7pm at Driftwood Players’ Wade James Theater located at
Collaborate in the creative process of bringing a new play to life!
This is an opportunity for a playwright to see and hear what works in a newly completed, un-produced piece, and what does not. Actors present the play as a staged-reading. Afterwards, a moderated Q&A session and discussion with the dramatist and audience continues to explore the work. We hope you will plan to join us as we bring another exciting live arts experience to the Edmonds Community.
Admission is FREE
“The Passion of the Bobby” covers the final feverish months of Bobby Kennedy’s campaign for the president in 1968, from the April 4th murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., to his own shooting on June 5th. Through personal episodes, the play explores the issues he was confronting in his quest for the White House–from Vietnam to riots to racial discrimination–and, despite the tragic ending, offers hope that the impossible can still be accomplished.
Featuring: Terry Boyd, Dawn Cornell, Laura Crouch, Rik Deskin*, Jordan Fermstad, Cindy Giese French, Thomas Glass, Austin Gregory, James Lyle, Dan Niven, Gaelen Poage, John Ruoff, Asa Sholdez
*Member of Actor’s Equity
This is the thrilling prequel (featuring me) to the 8 episode micro-series!
January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
In the Falls Theatre | View Seating Chart
Running Time: 2 hours (including an intermission)
Seattle’s home grown radio theater comes to ACT with the first of four shows to be recorded LIVE this year in the Falls Theatre. New plays, poetry, and adaptations of classic literature created especially for radio and scored with live sound effects and music.
This all new episode features:
Part of the series: Sandbox Radio LIVE!
Click here listen or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Also available on Stitcher.
Leslie Law, Creator/Director/Co-Producer/Emcee
Leslie is the creator of Sandbox Radio and has been a theater professional in the Pacific Northwest since receiving her M.F.A. at the University of Washington in 1991. She is an award-winning actor who has appeared on most of the stages in the Northwest, including ACT, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, and Village Theatre, as well as regionally across the country. She is a core member of Endangered Species Project, which produces great neglected plays with local professional theater artists. For more:www.endangeredspeciesproject.org.
Jose Gonzales, Composer/Music Director
As a pianist, vocalist, and composer, Jose performs live regularly around the region, both solo and with his jazz trio, He has recorded several albums and is also a professional actor. He has appeared as a musician and actor at Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and more. A native of Arlington, WA, he received his B.F.A. in Acting at Cornish College of the Arts.
Richard Ziman, Co-Producer/Performer
Richard is an actor and director with over 30 years experience on stage and screen. He has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and extensively in regional theaters including here at ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and The 5th Avenue Theatre. Directing work includes the premier of Greensward by R. Hamilton Wright for Circus Theatricals in L.A, A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour for Houston’s Stages Theatre, and the world premier of Eric Blau’s musical Dali Off-Broadway. Most recently in Seattle he helmed Sandbox Radio’s Das Barbecü in Concert and has directed multiple times for 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival. Richard is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Juilliard School. He is a core member of Endangered Species Project.
Sandbox Radio Orchestra:
Piano…………………..Jose “Juicy” Gonzales
Drums …………………Daniel Tierney
Sandbox Radio Players:
Megan Ahiers, Eric Ray Anderson, Shawn Belyea, Christine Marie Brown, Rik Deskin, Nik Doner, Sarah Harlett, Tracy Hyland, Reginald Andre Jackson, Laura Kenny, Charles Leggett, Paul Mullin, David Natale, Peter Dylan O’Connor, Larry Paulsen, Rebecca Olson, Naho Shioya, Daniel Tierney, Annette Toutonghi, Kathryn Van Meter, Seanjohn Walsh, and Richard Ziman.
Hello my fellow SAG-AFTRA Members that reside within the Seattle Local (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). Ballots are being sent out and are due back in by August 12, I believe. Every vote will count in this election. I’m running for re-election to the office of Vice-President, Actors/Performers. I’m asking for your vote.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, VOD, Cable, TV are just some of the areas that we as SAG-AFTRA need to continue organizing. In 2013 we have digital cable channels that number in the hundreds. New Media continues to grow and platforms for distribution have accelerated. All while corporations continue to consolidate. I understand this and will continue to work toward organizing this work and protecting the wages and working conditions that we have gained.
Vote Rik Deskin 2013!
William Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and revenge.
Previews are April 27, Sat at 8pm and April 28, Sun at 2pm.
The run of the show is Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 2-26
Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello’s most trusted lieutenant, the honest Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled families and friendships destroyed until a trifle light as air tragically unravels them all.
With poetry rivaling King Lear and with the psychological depth of Hamlet, Shakespeare constructs a highly charged tale of prejudice, revenge, and the destruction of innocence.
Content Advisory: Suitable for teens and adults, Othello contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theater-goers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.
“This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.”
Directed by Kim Deskin.
Starring Michael Blum, Ann-Mari Bryant, Rik Deskin*, Eleanor Moseley*, Eric Newman*, Scott Maddock, Corey Lynn Atencio, Alexa Oo, Jeff Allen Pierce*, Brandon Marino,and Mary Murfin Bayley!
Sound Design by David Torres.
Costume Design by Holly Forbis.
Scenic Design by Tyrone Brown.
Lighting Design by Judy Walcott.
Fight Design by Gavin Sakae Mclean.
Stage Management by Alyson Sundal.
Assistant Stage Management by Richard Deskin.
$12-$25. PWYC. April 27-April 28 are all PWYC Previews.
Advanced Tickets are available at 206-679-3271 and at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/357562!
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Exercise your right to VOTE my friends!
Originally posted on Washington Filmworks - Blog:
Next Tuesday, Nov. 6, we vote on several political offices and initiatives. There are many factors that can inform your vote for an elected official and we hope that a candidate’s support of your livelihood is one of them. If we’ve learned anything over the last few years at Washington Filmworks, that’s how essential it is that our industry remains politically active. Growing Washington’s motion picture industry requires a meaningful partnership between the local film community and our elected officials.
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You can tune into The Positive Actor tonight at 9pm and catch me discussing the business of acting with Host Norma Jean. Go to this link to listen to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepositiveactor/2012/10/10/business-of-acting-with-rik-deskin