"The play, the actors - wonderful. There were four of us, not used to the particular format for a play, that were stunned with the power and beauty of it. Thank you, thank you!"
"Parley is an amazing organization, launching wonderful works by amazing writers. I'm eager to see what's in store for the 2015 season!"
"A beautiful story told with great humor and empathy."
"The actors did a great job. Didn't even feel like they had scripts in their hands."
"Spectacular. Truly. ... I was crying from Act I, Scene 1. Kudos to everyone involved."
"WONDERFUL reading . . . it was really really really great, had a science fiction element that was so natural and omg the performances were pants droppingly good. . . . a delight, a triumph, and truly original."
"I wanted to thank you all for such a powerful and brave night of theater. I won't be able to stop thinking about tonight's show for quite a spell. Beautiful work you all."
"There was tremendous love and energy from that audience. Quite extraordinary for a staged reading, and really fun for the performers."
"The play was so touching from start to finish, so personal and very intimate."
"Congrats to Parley on a powerful close to their debut season. Stellar work from everyone involved. I [was] blown away."
"I just wanted to tell you all how much I loved both the engaging play and the emotionally charged acting. You've all got a great thing going with Parley!"
"[The play was] an existential truth-telling gem. Thank you for the deeply poignant writing and the brilliant performances."
"The pre-workshop discussion was wonderful, and I encourage Parley to continue!"
"The story [was] rich with piercing insight into the frailties of humanity while simultaneously reflecting love, respect, and hope for our species."
"Bravo Parley on a really quality production! (And what a beautiful space, that.) Splendid acting all around,"
"Your ability to skewer religion while remaining kind and respectful to the humans involved is an astounding skill. I look forward to many more engaging plays."
"Your play was excellent. You really have something there that a lot of people will identify with. Thank you for telling the story."
"I could, honest-to-God, see that play making its way out into theaters around the country."
"Super thought-provoking play ... I am still thinking about it today. And my friend could not stop raving ... We are glad we came."
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Penelope’s heroic husband has been away from home for nearly twenty years, while Penelope's been running his estate, raising his college-bound son, and winning acclaim for writing an important book about him called The Odyssey.
It’s all going well for Penelope, until the long awaited, battle-weary subject of her book returns home,
ready to take his life – and hers – back.
Featuring a fraught artistic process, erotic jealousy, and a blow to the head,
Maiden Voyage is a dramatic departure from the ancient story you thought you knew.
Announcing our next Playwright's Happy Hour - Maiden Voyage edition - featuring a pre-show drink, a discussion moderated by the delightful Greg Brisendine, and a Q & A with Parley's creator / artistic director (and playwright of Maiden Voyage), Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth!
Tuesday, July 26th at 5:45 pm, Gallery / Lobby of West of Lenin
If you're a donor, you're drink's on us. But everyone is welcome!
a world premiere workshop
written and directed by
Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
and Brandon Collinsworth
July 25 & 26, 7 pm
West of Lenin
pay what you will
COLLEEN CAREY (PENELOPE) is a Seattle native. She began working as a professional actor at the age of five. She was featured in numerous commercials for national clients and appeared in local theater productions including A Christmas Carol at ACT. Colleen gained early admission to the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (featured in the documentary films Fame High and Shakespeare High) and continued her education at the North Carolina School for the Arts. Film and Television credits include: Ticket Out with Ray Liotta, Alexandra Breckenridge and Billy Burke; Mystery Case Files Video Game Series; Bigfoot with Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Bruce Davison and Cynthia Geary; The Boy Who Lived Before and Different Drummers with Brayden Tucker, Meg McLynn and Lisa Coronado. She was nominated for the Best Actress Award from the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival for her work in Different Drummers. As a stage actor, Colleen has performed in over twenty-five Seattle productions, including Seattle Times Footlight Award winners "Edmond” and “Café Nordo”. She was nominated for a Theater of Puget Sound Gregory Award for her work in All Through the Night at ArtsWest. Most recently she played Lady Capulet in Seattle Immersive Theatre's R&J and Sabina Gallagher in Seattle Immersive Theatre's The Place Between.
JENN RUZUMNA (MELANTHO) is delighted to be a part of this wonderful cast. Jenn was recently seen in Pork Filled Production’s A Hand of Talons and in The Twelfth Story at The Annex. She has also performed at Theater Schmeater, On the Boards, West of Lenin, Studio 4 Seattle and Woodinville Rep and others. Favorite roles: Jennifer Tucker in Wayne Rawley’s Beating Up Bachman (Radial Theater), Betty Dullfeet in The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (The CHAC) and Debra in A Kind of Alaska (BASH). Jenn also enjoys film work and is looking forward to the release of some of her films this year including the feature Brown’s Canyon (Try This Films). She’s also looking forward to an upcoming reading of her co-written play, Serving Caleb. Her happy place is eating pizza and chocolate with her husband, children and dogs.
MICHAEL OAKS (ODYSSEUS) - Michael is currently appearing in Speed the Plow at
Theatre 9/12. Other local credits include: The Winter Bird at Eclectic Theatre; Father Flynn in Doubt, Jack in Everything in the Garden, Lyman in A Shade of Green, Pishchik in The Cherry Orchard all with Theatre 9/12; The Twilight Zone Live! at Theater Schmeater; Three Screams at Man Alone Productions; and as an annual cast member of Ham for the Holidays with Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt at ACT.