Susan Connors/ Evelyn Sutton
A regular here, Phoenix audiences may remember her most recently in Wild Women of Winedale, Wonder of the World, Inspecting Carol, & numerous others over the past 12 seasons.. She has also appeared locally with Woodinville Rep, Ballyhooo, Twelfth Night, Red Curtain, Eclectic Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Bathhouse Theatre, and Tacoma Actors Guild among others. Although her TV credits age her, she confesses to appearances in Archie Bunker’s Place, Mrs. Columbo and Northern Exposure. She is a regular performer with the nationally syndicated radio drama series Imagination Theatre. She shares a special bond with Mel's pygmy goat, Forrest.
Ingrid Sanai Buron /Aunt Ester
Ingrid is thrilled to be making her Phoenix Theater debut. She was last seen on stage having back spasms and wearing a neck brace as Mercedes in the comedy “Farnsdale Avenue…A Christmas Carol” (Red Curtain Foundation). Other favorite theater roles include: Kate in “Sylvia” (Broadway World Best Performer Nominee) (Renton Civic Theater), Annie Cannon in “Silent Sky” (Outstanding Featured Actor Award) (Driftwood), Lady Eugenia in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” (Driftwood), Actor 1 in “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville” (Driftwood), Gwendolyn in “The Odd Couple” (Red Curtain Foundation). Ingrid spent a decade in Los Angeles where she recurred on “House” (FOX) and “The Unit” (CBS), guest starred on “Gilmore Girls” (CW), “Prison Break” (FOX), “According to Jim” (ABC), etc. She has also appeared in numerous short films and commercials in the Pacific Northwest. Her website is www.ingridsanaiburon.com. Love and gratitude to Brian
Karli (she/her)/ Gillian Moore
Karli is so excited to take part in her first show here at the Edmonds Phoenix Theatre! She was last seen in Sound Theatre’s Fall Fest as Hallie in Ghost of Living Flesh. Some of her favorite shows include “The Importance of being Earnest” (Cecily), “All About Eve” (Eve), and “Rabbit Hole” (Izzy). She has done local work with Sound Theatre, Red Curtain, Woodinvill Repertory, H.E.A.R.T, and is excited to add the Phoenix to the list. She send a huge thank you to her friends and family who love and support her and hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Jag /Stanford P Sutton
Jag is delighted to make his debut at Phoenix Theater with 37 Postcards; although he did share a stage with Melanie Calderwood about 25 years ago in a Woodinville production of “I Hate Hamlet”. Jag has trod the boards from coast to coast and internationally but mostly in NYC where he has done over 100 shows. Jag has done voiceovers and commercial print modeling. He has worked on TV, film, commercials, industrials, and on stage, which is his favorite. He especially loves to develop new works or discover little-known gems like 37 Postcards. When he’s not pretending to be someone else he is most likely driving around the USA with his pit bull, River. (River’s Instagram is travels_with_River) Jag’s favorite pastime is exploring parks and beaches.
Thanks to Eric for taking the chance. Thanks to Renee, Ian and the cast and crew for being so wonderfully talented and fun to work with. And huge thanks to you, the audience, for continuing to support live theater. You are the reason we do it. Enjoy the show!
Steve Judy/ Avery Sutton
Steve grew up in a small town in West Virginia, but moved to Seattle after getting his degree in Acting Performance! His favorite roles consist of Christopher from Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher. Steve also directs children’s theatre, once starring as Scar in The Lion King Jr., because all the kids thought it would be funny for him to dress up in a homemade lion costume… which he did.
Melanie Calderwood/ Nana
Welcome back! Melanie has been doing theater for about 300 years, or maybe it just seems that way, and Hollywood has yet to call. She did get a part in Z Nation but the part was cut before rehearsals began. When not on the stage she is a nurse, or tries to act like one, at Evergreen Health Care. She lives with an extended family consisting of 3 Pygmy goats, 3 dogs and 2 cats. All of them are more talented than Melanie. Smucket, the goat is a published author and Sadie the dog is an actress. The rest are really cute. Although they are glad that she has a hobby, after seeing her sing and dance to Dua Lipa, they strongly suggest that she stay away from musical theater. They send their love to their favorite lunch partner, Aunt Susan Connors, who can actually sing and dance.
Eric Lewis has been directing for nigh upon 40 + years. It has been his great delight to be associated with the Phoenix Theater for the last decade, where he has directed Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Bright Idea’s, The Golden State, The Miser, The Last Romance, The Underpants, and Beyond Therapy, among many others. But he is proudest of his gaming 16-year-old daughter, Olivia. He would like to thank his wife Vicki for her encouragement and understanding. And Melanie Calderwood for once again giving him the opportunity to pursue his passion and craft.
Amanda Costinett/Tech Operator
Amanda is a stage manager who has done a whole lot. In her spare time, she watches tiktoks and texts friends. Amanda enjoys tacos of all kinds, whether they be from Taco Bell or Holo Taco. She would like to thank her family and friends and you as this wouldn’t happen and look a little weird without an audience.
Renée Gilbert/ Assistant Director
Renée is super excited about her new adventure as Assistant Director. She has spent many years on the stage, but this role is very new and exciting. This whole experience has been a lot of fun and she hopes you enjoy watching this fun show as much as she enjoyed assisting the director.
Craig Marshall/Lighting and Sound Designer
Craig spent several years as a chef before becoming a stay-home dad. It is wholly due to his sons’ interest in music and theatre that he came to appreciate and get involved behind the scenes. When not in the theatre, Craig enjoys travelling abroad, going to baseball games, trying new foods, and spending time with his family and trio of black cats. Fun fact: For a stint in the early 90’s Craig worked in a travelling carnival.
Ian Wight/Stage Manager
You may have recently seen Ian on stage as Wayne Wellacre at the Phoenix Theatre's December 2021 production of Inspecting Carol. He also acted in our Summer Shorts. Ian has also served as the Stage Manager in many Phoenix Theatre shows like Wonder of the World and The Wild Women of Winedale.
Tracy Cahill/Managing Director
Orphaned by a plane crash in the Himalayas, Tracy was raised by tigers near the banks of the Ganges. When she was young, she dreamed of growing up to be a mermaid. All things considered she is happy with the way things have turned out.
Tracy graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a degree in Theatre. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and bird watching. You may have seen her at the Phoenix recently as “the blubbering blonde giving the curtain speech" in the Wild Women of Winedale or as the gun-wielding home intruder Molly in Female of the Species. She lives for scary movie season.
Jim Thompson/Set Design and Construction
This will be my last set build for the Phoenix Theater.
Over the years I have been lucky to create so many different looks for audiences to embrace. You have seen period pieces that had Art Nouveaux and Art Deco, turn of the century and contemporary American. Some sets have had an everyday and sometimes dreary look, or were designed to fall apart, along with a graveyard set to boot. Now you have a very raked or tilted stage to depict a sinking home. It has all been fun, but it is time to say goodbye. Thanks to Melanie Calderwood for taking me on, Eric Helland for being my right-hand man, Susan Connors for making these sets get all dressed up and shine even more, all the directors and actors that I have worked with, as well as getting to do some acting along the way too. I hope they have helped you get engaged in each and every show that much easier.
Brenda & Mike Carrithers
Greg G Deer
Karen & Tom Jurewicz
Lawrence & Virgina Cooper
Lou Ann Ochiltree
Mary Beth Walsh
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