The Grateful Deadly

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Playland Productions
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
March 8 - March 17, 2018
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Death ends life, not relationships. Welcome to the world premiere of “The Grateful Deadly!” Please join us for a highly entertaining, magical, visually creative and adventurous evening of new works and 7 short plays by 6 esteemed Bay Area Playwrights! Some plays are whimsical and humorous, some are bittersweet, deep and thought provoking with perhaps a surprising twist. And a folktale told in a modernistic ancient cultural art form. Featuring an ensemble of extraordinary actors! We promise you great theatre that will spark intriguing conversations!

The Grateful Deadly Plays
Aprés Vie by Jerome Joseph Gentes
Recalculating by Lorraine Midanik
The Visit by Laylah Muran de Assereto
The Tale of Setsumi and Her Beloved Nobu by Madeline Puccioni
Still Life by Dan Wilson
Ten Minutes to Eternity by Dan Wilson
October 8, Best Night Ever by L.“Z” Zephyr
Dramaturg
Anthony Clarvoe
Directed By
Dan Wilson
Starring
Sandy Rouge Anderson, Miia Ashley, David Boyll, LeighAnn Cannon, AJ Davenport, Julia Wilde, Adrian K Wu

grateful-Sandra Rouge AndersonSandra Rouge Anderson (Ensemble Cast) has bounced around the Bay area acting for more years than she wants to say. She is thrilled and delighted that she has rolled onto this playground and that the other kids invited her to play with them. Some of her favorite roles include Terry Glimmer in "Sideman" (Dragon Theater), Beatrice in " A View From The Bridge" (Off Broadway West) and Leann in "A Piece of My Heart" (Crystal Spring Players). She also wants to thank her Husband, Tom, for his love and support and putting up with her lo these many years. (40+ years).
gratefulMiia AshleyMiia Ashley (Ensemble Cast) is thrilled to embark on a fantastical journey exploring the inevitable. Death. She is making her EXIT Theatre debut and is grateful to work with such passionate artists. Her recent credits include Marie in This Wide Night (Anton’s Well Theatre Company) and Williamson in Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross (B8 Theatre Company). In June, Miia will return to B8’s stage as Nora in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House. When she isn’t acting she a teaches theatre in San Francisco, Oakland and Emeryville for New Conservatory Theatre Center and Spotlight Girls! Keep in touch; www.miiaashley.com
grateful-David BoyllDavid Boyll (Ensemble Cast) has been called “entertainingly stodgy” as Professor Alfred Billington in “Partition” at Indra’s Net Theater. He “delivered a full load of crazy” as Bernard B. O’Hare in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Mother Night” at Custom Made Theatre Company. With Un-Scripted Theater Company’s ensemble, he’s improvised over one hundred plays and musicals since 2013. David’s performed at festivals in San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Santa Monica, and SF Sketchfest with Improv Lab. He trained at SF State, Bay Area Theatresports, Voicetrax, and Waterfront Conservatory. Having been in love with San Francisco since 1968, all David asks is that you don’t call it “San Fran.”
gratefulAJ DavenportAJ Davenport (Ensemble Cast) is making her debut performance with Playland Productions. A 20 year veteran of Bay Area Theater she has appeared in over 100 productions with such divergent companies as Unconditional Theater, New Conservatory, Crowded Fire, Theater Pub, Second Wind Productions and The SF Playwight’s Center. AJ is a member of Custom Made Theater, Multi Ethnic Theater and Left Coast Theater Company. She has been nominated for several Bay Area Theater Awards and has received award for her work in A Delicate Balance with Custom Made, Sheherazde’s Last Tales with SF Playwrights Center and was named Best of Airspace Residency for Edge.
grateful-LeighAnn CannonLeighAnn Cannon (Ensemble Cast) has been performing all around the Bay Area since she was a young girl. She holds a BA in both acting and directing from Muhlenberg College. Most recently she was seen portraying Varuca Salt in the BACT tour of Willy Wonka. Other credits include: Katherine in Max Gutmann's What You Will (Pear Theatre), originating Rose in Boxcar Theatre's The Speakeasy in San Francisco, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Hillbarn Theatre), Raz (original) in Hanna Pesha's The Cave at Slutsk (Theatre of Yugen), Katherina Cavalieri in Amadeus (Hillbarn Theatre), Jesus Christ Super Star (Coastal Rep.), and Bertha in Hello, From Bertha (Muhlenberg College).
Jgrateful-ulia WildeJulia Wilde (Ensemble Cast) is so excited to work with such a fun and loving cast and crew. She is a Bay Area actor and writer was seen most recently in Bull in A China Shop as part of the Skyfest Festival at the American Conservatory Theater. Other Bay Area credits include: FlashPlays! (Playwrights Horizon), Ishtar (SF Olympians Festival.), Eryines and Eumenides (Custom Made Theater Co.), and On Beckett with Bill Irwin (American Conservatory Theater). The Lover, Ghosts, The Foreigner (University of Mount Union). Film: After Hours, Honey and Marigold. Webseries: DNews. For AHD, David, Jane, and Mare.
grateful-Adrian K WuAdrian K Wu (Ensemble Cast) attends the Beverly Hills Playhouse in San Francisco as a training ground to better his craft. After a year there, he’s grown to become a more seasoned actor and has become more accustomed to the industry, and is now a signed talent to Boom Models & Talent. His dream is to move to L.A. or New York in the near future to pursue a career in Film/TV and give his best performances to entertain the public.