THE PLAYS: Washougal My Heart

It’s Victoria’s 25th birthday and the whole gang is going cliff jumping for old times’ sake! But the cliff’s too small and the water’s too cold and someone beloved is missing.

Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm in Classon/Fulgate Block Association Garden
August 30-31, September 6-7, September 13-14


The Cast and Creative Team

Izumi, JuliaJulia Izumi (Suzu) is an NYC-based playwright and performer. She most recently played Roller Girl in The Brewing Department’s bobrauschenbergamerica. Other credits include HamletGhosts (TBD), Molly Murphy and Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth (Incubator Arts Project), Frankenstein (Hudson Guild Theatre), Dracula, Or the Un-Dead and Buyer’s Remorse (Williamstown Theatre Festival).  Her plays have been performed and developed at the Martin E. Segal Center, The Barrow Group, The 4th Street Theatre, Tiny Rhino, The Chain Theatre, ESPA at Primary Stages, Chicago Dramatists and Tufts University, where she received her BA in Drama. She has also worked with Signature Theatre Company, The New York Neo-Futurists, and the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater.

mjones_hsMonica Jones (Keely) was most recently seen as Rev. Lawrence in Juliet and Romeo (NYC). Other NYC credits include, but are not limited to: Willa in or what she will (FringeNYC); Venita in Skylines (NYC); Celia in As You Like It (Frog and Peach Theatre Company); Perdita in A Winter’s Tale and Trebonius, Titinius and Marullus in Julius Caesar (Hudson Shakespeare Co); and Prince Richard and Captain James Blunt in Richard III (Love Creek Productions, NYC). Monica holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma School of Drama. OU performance credits include: Rommaine Patterson and others in The Laramie Project; “C” in Crave; Olivia in Twelfth Night. Film credits include: Emory in The Other Girl (CCNY); Ellie in Run (Drexel); Beatrice in Rune (Isis Productions) and Monica in Burgers for Bigfoot (Gary Hatley Productions).

Macnelly_Matthew_0602_xret_cropMatt MacNelly* (Chase) is an actor, musician, director, producer, and general man-about-town in New York City. He’s thrilled to be a part of the Communal Spaces festival for the first time. NY Credits: Fourteen Flights (NY Fringe, SoHo Playhouse), True Believer (TheaterLab); Regional Credits: Our Town, Glengarry Glen Ross (La Jolla Playhouse), Much Ado (Folger Theater), Fucking A (Studio Theater DC). MFA – University of California, San Diego, BA – Georgetown University.


SHURTE headshot-1-1Taylor Schurte* (VictoriaOur Town, Dram of Drummhicit (La Jolla Playhouse); All the Rooms of the House (The Trip); Wintry Mix: Yuri (New Ohio Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Three Day Hangover); The Dybbuk, Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Seagull (UC San Diego); readings at New Harmony Project, Culture Project, The Old Globe, New Georges, and Sam French. MFA UC San Diego, BS Univ. Evansville. Upcoming production of Nora Sørena Casey’s Not Afraid at Under St Marks in October.

Ben Vigus HeadshotBen Vigus (Robert) Recent credits : Red and Purple (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival), The Man Who Owns the Stars (Ars Nova ANT Fest), About a Woman Named Sarah by Lucas Hnath (59E59), The Whaleship Essex (Hudson Guild Theatre). Ben has helped develop new work at New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, IRT, Ice Factory, and Tiny Rhino. Ben was a 2012-2013 Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville.


imageClare Barron (Washougal My Heart, Classon Fulgate Block Association Garden) is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); Dirty Crusty; and You Got Older. She is the 2014 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. She is also a current member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Youngblood at EST. As an actor, Clare recently appeared in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant at Long Wharf Theatre directed by Kip Fagan. In 2013 she traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés’ Mud.

Dina-164-Edit-2Dina Vovsi (Washougal My Heart) is a New York-based director, performer, and producer committed to developing and devising new plays. She has directed at The Culture Project’s Women Center Stage, FringeNYC, The Muse, Working Theater, New York Madness, Unboxed VoicesComplete Theatre Company, Ingenue Theatre, and The Glass Eye. As an actor, Dina has most recently performed in or what she will (FringeNYC, Overall Excellence Award), The Visceral Cities Project (Roots and Wings), and the short films LadybugThe Balance, and Noah’s World (Bahamas Int’l Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, LA Femme, Sunscreen, Germany After Dark, Women in Film and Television – Mexico City). Dina is a co-founder and co-curator of the Working Theater Directors Salon, now in its fifth year. She has worked as a literary manager, associate producer, and marketing consultant at Working Theater, Page 73, Waterwell, Darling & Company, and terraNOVA Collective. Member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Graduate: University of Michigan.


*Member of Actors Equity Association

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