Ian Wight as Byron
Ian was Wayne Wellacre in Inspecting Carol, his most recent speaking role at the Phoenix Theatre. Excepting Skin Flick, Inspecting Carol, and The Miser, Ian has stage managed Phoenix Theatre’s main stage plays since Ripcord in the spring of 2019, and he stage managed Blithe Spirit in 2014. Ian was seen briefly holding signs and as Elvis Presley in Mama Won’t Fly, Phoenix’s last production, and he played five roles in Phoenix’s summer 2019 production of short plays. With the Olympic Ballet Theatre Company, Ian performed as Drosselmeyer and Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker and as a juggling stilt walker in a production of Petrushka. During Ian’s extended tenure as an Edmonds Community College theatre student, he directed of a student production of Molière’s The Miser and was seen as the Stage Manager in Our Town, George Deever in All My Sons, George Spelvin in The Actor’s Nightmare, The Red Queen in the Andre Gregory version of Alice in Wonderland, and Doctor Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, among other roles.
Jag as Rollie
Jag is a Gemini from Santa Barbara. His favorite color is purple and his lucky number is 88. This is his second appearance at The Phoenix Theater and he is honored to be back again. Jag has done full nudity on stage at least six times in the past. But don’t worry; there is no nudity in Skin Flick! While Jag has been playing mostly humans on stage for decades, he has also previously played an elephant, a monkey, and a rat among other non-human characters. In fact, his duck was called “memorable” in a New York Times review of Finnegans Wake at Medicine Show Theater in NYC. Thanks to Eric for inviting me to be part of this delightful madness and this awesome cast and crew for being so much fun to work and play with. And a big thanks to YOU for coming out to support live theater. Enjoy the show!
Amanda Petrowski as Jill
Amanda is thrilled to be making her Phoenix Theatre debut with such a wonderful cast and creative team! When not performing or working her 9-5, you can catch Amanda obsessing over her rescue dogs and drinking too much coffee. Favorite past roles include Shelby (The Spitfire Grill) and Roz Hay (Moon Over Buffalo). Many thanks to her family for their never-ending support, although this probably isn't what they had in mind when helping pay for her theatre degree.
Mary Leedy as Daphne is thrilled to make her Phoenix Theatre debut with this show!
When not playing X-rated film directors, Mary can be found nerding out about the fascinating world of Quality Assurance at Zymergen Inc. or on the hunt for goofy food and animal earrings to add to her outrageous and extensive collection.
Mary has previously appeared in the Seattle region as Sylvia in Sylvia and Haversham in the Butler Did It (Renton Civic Theater) as well as Sarah in Living Together (Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts). Originally hailing from North Carolina, Mary’s notable roles in the Raleigh/Durham area include Juniper in Many Moons and Harper in Elevator (Commonwealth Endeavors), and Claire in the Maids (Common Ground Theatre).
This experience has been a pure delight and I would like to say a special thank you to the cast and crew for rising to the challenge… Even though this seems straight-forward, enjoyable even, it can be exhausting and a lot of hard work. Thanks for *sticking it out* with me!
A BIG thank you to my husband Adam for his continued support and for showing me “what really matters!”
And lastly a special shout-out to my friend Ingrid Buron without whom I literally would not be in this role today! So technically this is all your fault… 😊
James Lynch as Alex
James is thrilled to be back at the Phoenix, with such a fun show and an amazing cast. Previous Phoenix Theatre credits include Mama Won't Fly by Jones, Hope, and Wooten, Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan, The Miser and Women in Jeopardy by Wendy McLeod. When he isn't on stage or at work, James enjoys reading far more comic books than his wife approves of.
Eric Lewis, Director
Eric Lewis has been directing for nigh upon 40 + years. It has been his great delight to be associated with the Phoenix Theatre 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, Technical 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 would look a little weird without an audience.
Craig Marshall/Technical Director
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.
Robert Quick, Stage Manager
Robert is honored and thrilled to be stage Managing his first show for the Phoenix Theatre!
And what a great show it is. When he is not stage managing you may have seen him as an actor at Driftwood where he appeared in Its a wonderful Life, a live radio show last fall as well as other productions. He would love to thank Eric lewis for this unique opportunity and extend admiration to such a wonderful cast and crew.
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.
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Mary Beth Walsh
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