Andi Norris (Innocent/Costume Designer) – Andi has a difficult time filtering reality from her ideal life. This is most likely caused by a weak polarity between the two. Thus, nothing or everything or something in between is the honest truth. Also known as a high flying cartoon with an affinity for bright. pink. The end.
Dayo Anderson (Director) – Dayo is a founding member of Blood Ensemble. Also a WWU grad, Edinburgh Fringe Festival alum, and general experimental theatre fan, she loves supplementing her theatre with the music scene. In general, art is something she finds doesn’t get enough support from society and hopes that the cross pollination of audiences in the music and theatre scenes will open doors for artists to start working together to keep art important. Most of her experience in Seattle has been acting, though is sprinkled with occasional directing credits, box office work, and production management. She prides herself on being a sort of jack of all trades theatrically speaking. Regardless, she knows that this project is a once in a lifetime chance to do something that she believes is worth losing a lot of fucking sleep over.
Jake Vice (Bass) – Jake has been wearing sleeveless shirts and hurting his back in various Seattle bands for years. Theater experience includes playing mandolin in a shower stall in a previous Blood Ensamble production for which he received a rose that still hangs over his nightstand. Jake hopes this show can encourage more varied and collaborative productions between artistic disciplines. Thanks to the actors for being rad and dealing with organ-rumbling bass.
Karen Kunkel – (The Vengeful Slain) – Karen has a BA in Theater from WWU! She is now a barista! She loves working on new plays and experimental theater stuff (like this)! She also super loves to sing–anytime, anywhere, anything! She dabbles in mandolin and baritone uke! Her goal is to be the rock star version of Mother Theresa!
Megan Jackson (The Girl) – is a founding member and co-artistic director of Blood Ensemble. Since graduating from Western Washington University in 2008 she’s worked as an actor in Seattle and now focuses primarily on the collaborative creation and performance of new works using physical theatre and devising techniques. Megan is also an artistic partner at Pony World Theatre. Acting Credits: Suffering Inc.- Irene (Pony World Theatre), Was Is Will Be Music- Luz (Arts Crush 2010), Pterodactyls- Emma, Macbeth- Lady Macbeth (WWU)
Samantha Cooper (Innocent) – Actor, Playwright, Theatre Cross-trainer. WWU graduate. By day: coffee-addicted mild-mannered Development Associate at Book-It Repertory Theatre. By night: “starving artist”, perfect happy hour searcher, park hopper, and runner. She has worked with Antioch University (upcoming), NPA, WWU, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Annex Theatre, Idiom Theatre, UW and is delighted to add Blood Ensemble to this list. Thanks ladies!
Zach Hewell (Innocent) – Zachary is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, as well as an actor, playwright and director. Some favorite past eruptions include Renfield in Dracula, Banquo in Macbeth, Mt. St. Helens in 1980, Geronte in The Doctor in Spite of Himself, and Krakatoa in 1883 (largely thanks to the fantastic children’s novel The Twenty-One Balloons, by W. P. du Bois). Explosive thanks to Blood Ensemble and Smooth Sailing!