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The Hat

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Six gay men, emotional baggage, and online dating: what could go wrong? A play about looking for love and finding something better.

The Hat is a co-production with Gay City Arts.

Production Details

April 1-9, 2016

Six performances only

    • Friday April 1, 7:30pm
    • Saturday April 2, 7:30pm
    • Sunday April 3, 2:00pm
    • Thursday April 7, 7:30pm
    • Friday April 8, 7:30pm
    • Saturday April 9, 7:30pm

Performances at

Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Health Project
517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 Get directions


General Admission: $20
A limited number of tickets will be available online at discounted rates for those with limited resources.

Advance purchase at Stranger Tickets. Seating is limited, secure your seats early.

For more information, email us and we’ll respond shortly.


Jeff Church (Peter)

Jeff Church (Peter)Jeff is an actor/singer that has been living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for about 22 years now. Jeff is thrilled to be a part of The Hat. Upcoming work includes: Hello My Baby with Village Theatre Kidstage and 9 to 5 with Seattle Musical Theatre. He has also been seen in Village Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins, SMT’s production of Man of La Mancha (Quixote/Cervantes), SecondStory Rep’s production of La Cage aux Folles (Georges) and ArtsWest’s Little Women (Mr. Laurence). When not performing Jeff is also a director, event and floral designer, artist, furniture builder and all around “bad-ass with a hammer and drill.”

Adam Minton (Kevin)

Adam Minton (Kevin)Recent Seattle credits: Baker, Into the Woods (Twelfth Night Productions); Pseudolus, A Funny Thing… (SMT); Baker, Into the Woods (Aurora Theatre); Jon, tick, tick… BOOM! (SecondStory Rep); Don/Al, All in the Timing (STAGEright.) Upcoming: Joe (9 to 5) SMT. Also, Adam recently directed Alice in Wonderland and is directing the upcoming A Christmas Carol at SecondStory Rep. BFA Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Special thanks to Kevin for being his biggest fan.

Eric Olson (Andrew)

Eric Olson (Andrew)Eric is proud to be working with the talented cast and crew of The Hat. Eric is a company member of Theatre 9/12. Some of his most memorable roles at Theatre 9/12 have been in The Cherry Orchard, Blithe Spirit, and The Equation. Other roles on Seattle stages include Lawfully Wedded (Arouet) and All in the Timing (STAGEright). But Eric’s proudest roles are husband to his wife, Mary, and dad to his 2­‐year­‐old son, Henry. When not acting or with his family, Eric spends his days producing videos for The Boeing Company and being a die­‐hard Washington State Cougar fan.

Gabriel Sedgemore (Markus)

Gabriel Sedgemore (Markus)Gabriel had no intentions of doing theatre this year but, an original, first time Greg Brisendine script?! Hell yeah! Gabriel is stoked to be a part of this play. He’s excited to work with a new cast and with some familiar faces.

Buddy Todd (Travis, others)

Buddy Todd (Travis) Local audiences may remember Buddy in Winter Bird at The Eclectic Theater or as “Neil” in Everybody Here Says Hello for Pacific Play Company. Other favorite roles include “Simon” in Hayfever at Renton Civic Theatre and “The Fairy Godmother” in Cinderella at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre. Check out for more info. Enjoy the show!

Charles Waxberg (Gordon)

Charles Waxberg (Gordon)Charles is delighted to return to the stage after an absence of (insert number here) years to concentrate on his directing and playwriting. Acting since age 7, he is now artistic director of Theatre9/12 and author of The Actors Script—Script Analysis for Performers currently in its 15th printing. He is proud to be part of this goofy group developing this fun script.

Production Team

Greg Brisendine (Playwright)

Greg Brisendine (Playwright)Greg is honored to see this talented cast and crew take on his first full-length play The Hat! His short plays have included Too Many Dwarves, a murder mystery based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves produced by Ghostlight Theatricals in 2015; and The Date, which was part of Fantastic.Z Theater Company’s new works festival in 2014. Seattle audiences may have seen Greg on stage in Fiddler on the Roof at Seattle Musical Theater, Life is A Dream at Ghost Light Theatricals, or The Temperamentals produced by Arouet. As a Slam Poet, Greg has been writing and performing on stages across North America for more than 12 years including competing in the National Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam. When not writing poems, plays or acting, Greg works in training for a software company called Vertafore. He also has a cat who is neither an actor nor a writer.

Roy Antonio Arauz (Director)

Roy Antonio Arauz (Director)Roy is a director and producer in Seattle. Most recently, he was associate director at ArtsWest for the regional premiere of My Mañana Comes. Originally from Costa Rica, he has called Seattle home for almost 20 years. He founded and was artistic director of Arouet from 2011-2015, and is currently a member of Theatre 9/12 and eSe Teatro. Directing highlights include La Mariposa (Book-It), The Temperamentals (Arouet, NW premiere), The Hen Night Epiphany (Arouet/Driftwood Players, US premiere), Annie and The Music Man (The Driftwood Players), and Anna in the Tropics (Latino Theatre Projects.) Member of the 2015 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Latino Theatre Commons 2016 Seattle Convening Host Committee and Steering Committee Member-in-Training.

Maggie Carrido Adams (Associate Director)

Maggie Carrido (Assistant Director)Maggie is a writer, performer and director. Originally from Huntington Beach, CA she has called Seattle home since 1999. Her favorite experiences include directing, singing, and acting with the Microsoft Theatre Troupe (2003 – 2011) and writing and singing for the bands Muse Pagoda (2004 – 2010) and Das Purple Haus (2010 – present).

Craig Amronin (Original Music)

AmroninCraig_75x108Craig is a multi-media enthusiast born and raised in Los Angeles. He’s written music and designed soundscapes for a number of independent theatre productions. His weapon of choice for composition is Logic Pro. When he isn’t occupied writing the next great symphony of the 21st century, his time is generally devoted to building tiny models and eating fresh fruit. He loves his big sister Dana Amromin!

Dana Amronin (Sound Design)

Dana Amromin (Sound Design)A native of Los Angeles by some accident of birth, Dana is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home since Spring of 2013. With a background in performance and directing, Dana has haphazardly and completely fallen in love with the art of sound design. Favorite projects she’s had the good fortune to soundscape are the epic …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi with Sound Theatre Company, Ghostlight Theatricals’ Gogolplex, Theater Schmeater’s The Secretaries, and Blood Ensemble’s Barn Show.

Natasha Gier (Costume Design)

Natasha Gier (Costume Design)Natasha has been costuming theatre productions since 2009, quite by accident. She has a degree in Fashion Design but realized her passions lay more in costuming; thanks to a fortuitous internship at Youth Theatre NW. Her most recent shows include The Hobbit, Hello Dolly, Quickies 15, Jungle Book, and Annie. When not designing a show, she can still be found behind a sewing machine, making custom costumes & corsetry, alterations and even the occasional bridal gown.

Dani Mauler (Properties)

Dani Mauler (Properties)Dani has worked as Props Mistress for many Microsoft Theater Troupe plays over the last 6 years, and is excited to join this crew for her first professional production. Her daily activities include juggling requirements, schedules and a ton of data at Microsoft, but for the next couple of months the moonlight will shine on lots of paint, glasses, vegetables and other cool stuff you’ll see onstage.

Zanna Paulson (Lighting Design)

Zanna Paulson (Lighting Design)Zanna has newly joined the Seattle theatre community, having spent the previous 10 years lighting stages across the country. She vaunts a wide variety of experience in venues and technology, but is particularly proud of her efforts in tailoring original plays and musicals. Some of her favorite collaborators include Forward Flux Productions, Latino Theatre Projects, Empty Spaces Theatre Co., PB&J Theatre Factory, Orlando International Fringe Festival and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Zanna also enjoys experimenting with light in photography, architecture and special effects, also volunteering her skills for companies such as Equity against AIDS (Broadway across America), Phillips Lighting and local educational centers.

David Rodriguez-Jenkins (Stage Manager)

David Rodriguez-Jenkins (Stage Manager)David Rodriguez-Jenkins is ecstatic to be participating in the new work The Hat as Stage Manager. A special thank you to the friends and family that have supported him through his artistic pursuits. Previous design credits include The Hunchback of Seville, Macbeth, and The Laramie Project. Playwriting/directing credits include A Lasting Purity and Wonderland A Musical. Acting credits include CHE, Never Swim Alone, The Thugs, Murder In The Cathedral, The Cradle Will Rock, Pentecost, Five Flights, Mr.Marmalade, Foliage of Vision, Working: The Musical, and HamletMachine. His other talents/interests include modern dance, rhythmic composition, and vocal jazz which has been a passion of his for years coupled with his musical pursuits.

Kim Rosin (Set Design)

Kim Rosin (Set Design)It is always a thrill approaching the concept design for the stage set of a play—even more so if it is a brand new play. It is a privilege to work with this talented team and to be given the opportunity to conceive a space in which the play and actors can flourish. I am delighted to be working again with Roy Arauz with whom I have collaborated on several plays in recent years.


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