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Self-Titled: A Live (Theatrical) Mixtape. An evening of short plays and music inspired by the works of Jimi, Aretha, Sting and Rufus!
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5 PLAYWRIGHTS, 5 PLAYS - LIVE! AT THE RENDEZVOUS TAVERN, JULY 16-18, 2015

Introduction to Experiences by Rebecca Goldberg, inspired by Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced? 

Four Boys on a Beach by Mandy Canales, inspired by Rufus Wainright's Poses 

We'll Be Together by Stephanie Mallard Couch, inspired by Sting's ...Nothing Like the Sun 

I Never Like Liked a Man the Way I Like Like You, by Kim Douthit, inspired by Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 

Wind Whispers Mary by Carolynne Wilcox, inspired by Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced?

ABOUT US

The Metronome Society began in July 2014. We were five playwrights who came together armed with some of our favorite albums to be used as inspiration for writing plays. Over the next few months we used the very scientific method of drawing albums out of a hat to choose what our next musical inspiration would be. After a few months of writing we had a pool of awesome plays to choose from. From those, we each selected one piece to showcase in an evening of theatre and music. Teaming together with local musicians, we are thrilled to be putting up this unique musical and theatrical experience. 

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING?

Here's a breakdown of how we'll be using the money. 

  • Performance Space: $300
  • Rehearsal Space: $300
  • Stage Manager Stipend: $200
  • Props/Sets/Costumes: $200
  • Publicity Materials: $423

Additional money we may raise will go towards compensating the performers and musicians. 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Mandy Canales: Mandy is a playwright and dramaturg who has worked in San Francisco and Seattle. As a playwright, her most recent works Movers & Shakers / Tossers & Thieves and Cut Here have been performed at Eclectic Theater's One Act Festival in Seattle. Her dramaturg credits include work with San Francisco-based Boxcar Theater and include the plays Galap, Big Co., and the interactive theater experience The Speakeasy. Mandy has a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University.  

Stephanie Mallard Couch: Musically-obsessed Actor/Writer/Photographer, Stephanie Mallard Couch, is delighted to have found a forum where all of her creative passions collide. Music has been a source of inspiration for her throughout her life, from plunking away at a very old and out-of-tune piano, to spending her weekly allowance on 45s to play on her antiquated record player. At the ripe old age of 4, she would regale anyone who would listen with every word of The Everly Brothers' classic: "Bye, Bye, Love". During her often tumultuous early teenage years, music proved to be her escape and refuge. She would spend hours in her room cutting together fragments of songs to compile in elaborate mix tapes on her much cherished dual cassette stereo system. It is rare that she is found without a song (or 20) stuck in her head.

Kim Douthit: Kim is a graduate of Hofstra University with a BFA in Theatre Arts with a specialization in Performance. She received her Post-Graduate Certificate at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Classical Acting and Shakespeare. Born and raised in Redmond, Washington, she worked professionally in New York as an Actor, Director and Playwright for a number of years. She also teaches various forms of theatre around the area. She is thrilled to have relocated to Seattle, and to be a part of The Metronome Society.

Rebecca Goldberg: Rebecca Goldberg is a director, playwright, and actor with her heart in collaborative and ensemble theater. Her most recent directing projects include MythFest for the Pocket Theater and its remount at the Seattle Fringe Festival, Blank Stage Theater's inaugural production of Proof, and Pandora and the Box for eSeTeatro. She is really fond of new works and has directed readings or first stagings at Freehold’s Studio Series, Stone Soup’s XX Fest, FourPlay, and with independent playwrights. Recent onstage credits include Isobel in Lollyville for Macha Monkey, Blanche in Brighton Beach Memoirs at Spokane Interplayers, and both title roles in Me vs. My Subconsicous, a solo show that she also wrote.

Carolynne Wilcox: Carolynne is a slash/artist based out of Seattle, Washington. Favorite local creative ventures include MythFest (co-playwright/actor/producer) at The Pocket Theatre and Seattle Fringe 2014; Pandora and the Box (playwright/actor), most recently at ACT Theatre (Central Heating Lab) with eSe Nuevo y Solo new works festival in 2012, Arts Gumbo 2012 & 2014 (graphic designer) for SEEDArts, and Stings Like Acid (co-playwright/actor/producer/graphic designer) with New Amerikan Theatre at TPS Theatre 4, to name a few. She also curated, acted in, and created graphic design and marketing materials for the Double XX Fest (a female playwrights festival) at Stone Soup Theatre for two years running (2011 & 2012), no small feat! She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Original Works from Towson University in Maryland, and is dedicated to putting more female faces and voices up on the stage in the years to come!

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