Sep. 16 – Oct. 3, 2015 Gay City, Capitol Hill
Karen is a middle-aged woman with a chromosomal disorder that makes her look like she’s in her early teens. As a result, she has trouble meeting men – until her alcoholic sister Joanna sets her up with a suspected pedophile. The real problem is, she likes him. Meanwhile, Joanna is navigating her own relationship troubles with a boyfriend who won’t commit. In this edgy dark comedy, two sisters search for love and decide just how much they’re willing to settle for.
Forward Flux Productions presented the Seattle premiere of this darkly comic tale in the fall of 2015.
Meet the Playwright
Lia Romeo’s plays have been produced or developed at the Kennedy Center, 59E59, Project Y Theatre Company, Abingdon Theatre, the Lark Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Unicorn Theatre, HotCity Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, Stillwater Theatre, Renegade Theatre Experiment, and elsewhere, and have been included in Smith and Kraus’ “Best Women’s Stage Monologues and Scenes.” She is also the author of the novel, “Dating the Devil,” and a humor book, “11,002 Things to Be Miserable About.” She resides in Hoboken, NJ.
Rachel Anne Godbe
Founder and Artistic Director of Forward Flux. With Forward Flux, he wrote and directed FriendAndy.com (NYC); developed collaborate:create; produced the world premier play Robot Songs (NYC), and created The Flux Salon. Elsewhere, Wesley has assistant directed Silence at Stages Rep. Theatre, worked as a teaching artist for the Alley Theatre, directed Godspell and asst. directed Smokey Joe’s Café at SHSU. In addition, Wesley has performed around the country, credits include: High School Musical (Jenny Wiley Theatre), West Side Story (Little Theatre on the Square), Red Badge of Courage (Main Street Theatre), Guys & Dolls (Prather Entertainment Group), A Christmas Carol (National Tour), and Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Off-Broadway). BFA from Sam Houston State University.
Zanna is new to the Seattle theatre community, having spent the previous 10 years lighting stages across the country. Most recently she worked on American Idiot at ArtsWest. Some of her favorite collaborators include Arouet, Latino Theatre Projects, Empty Spaces Theatre Co., PB&J Theatre Factory, Orlando International Fringe Festival and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Zanna also enjoys volunteering for Equity against Aids (Broadway across America).
With Forward Flux, CJ did production design for Robot Songs. Film and series work includes HBO’s film Living With Lincoln (2015), SNL’s original series Saturday Night Line (2014-present), SNL’s Sasheer Zamata and MTV’s Nicole Byer in the original series Pursuit of Sexiness S2 (2015), IFC original series Bottled (2015), Faeries (2015), and Rage (2015), UCB Comedy’s Gary Saves The Graveyard (2014), more. CJ has been living and working in NYC since 2010.
Mari graduated from Whitman College with a BFA in Theatre. She has been stage managing in Seattle for the past two years. Previous shows include Electic Theatre’s Che and The Gate, Sound Theatre Company’s Blood Relations, and Broadway Bound’s Grease.
Jordan is excited to be working on this production and to be a part of the Seattle theatre community! She is currently a senior at Seattle Pacific University where she serves as Assistant Technical Director as well as a designer for various productions. Recent work includes sound design (Lost in Yonkers), scenic design (David Ives One Acts), and stage-manager (Oh Coward!). Next up: sound design (The Illusion) and scenic design (Talley’s Folly) both at SPU.
Haley is set to receive her BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts (with a concentration in Original Works) this coming Spring. She is thrilled to be making her directing debut in Seattle assistant-directing Green Whales with Wesley! Most recently, you might’ve seen her work in O! Fest at the Cornish Playhouse Studio, acting, writing, and directing. She was also featured in Stranded! part of Cornish Winter New Works, directed by Kathleen Collins.
Charlie is an actor and burlesque performer from Vancouver, Canada. Recently, she received her BFA in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts. Since graduating she has performed at Eclectic Theater’s 3rd Annual One-Acts Festival, taught Stone Soup Theatre Summer Camps, and assistant stage managed Sidewinders with Fantastic Z Theatre Company.