Sep. 16 – Oct. 3, 2015     Gay City, Capitol Hill


A series of subway bombings have shut down the city, and Lydia is stuck with her annoying son-in-law while anxiously awaiting news from her daughter who was last seen getting on the train. To make matters worse, a celebrated photographer has become obsessed with Lydia and won’t leave her alone. Still Life was an honorary mention on The Kilroy List 2015.

Forward Flux Productions presented the world premiere of this touching drama in the fall of 2015 after providing development support starting 2014 at The Flux Salon.

Meet the Playwright

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Plays include: The CaptivesRomeo ChangThe Next Big ThingThe Woman With Orange HandsHitting The WallDouble VisionBig CitySister SisterThe Body CleanCleavage4EVERThree A.M., more. Plays produced/developed in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Roundabout, Rattlestick, Women’s Project, New Georges, AracaWorks, Urban Stages, NYC Fringe Festival, Fringe NYC Encore Series, the Summer Play Festival, Stella Adler Acting Studio, and Modern-Day Griot; Regionally, at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Rep, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Hangar Theatre, Victory Gardens, Boston Playwrights Theatre, LA’s Elephant Theatre, Chicago’s Collaboration Theatre and more. She has won or placed in: Woodward/Newman Drama Award, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Sundance Playwriting Lab, Princess Grace Award, the Heideman Award, the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, the Trustus Theatre Playwrights Festival, and is a New Georges affiliated artist.


Gretchen Douma


Pilar O’Connell


Brandon J Simmons


Creative Team

Founder and Artistic Director of Forward Flux. With Forward Flux, he wrote and directed (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.

Benjamin is a playwright of biracial identity and Guatemalan heritage, who was born and raised in Los Angeles County. He is the Literary Manager for Forward Flux Productions. His plays include Captivity, Terra Incognita, What Washed \ Ashore / Astray, at the very bottom of a body of water, and q u e r e n c i a: an imagined autobiography. Upcoming projects will be presented by Eclectic Theatre, Annex Theatre, Umbrella Project, Theatre Battery, and Playing in Progress.

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.