“How The Half Loves” Cast

Lani Boykin (Mary Detweiler)

Lani BoykinLani is recent to Washington, but has quickly found a happy home at Redwood Theatre. A recent grad of The College of Idaho with a degree in Theatre and Vocal Performance, she is very proud of the fact that she is part of the small percentage of people that actually use the degrees they received in college. This is her third performance with Redwood. In recent past she played the role of Margo in Audition for Murder and Nancy in Gaslight. In the near future Redwood Theatre has trusted her to direct the summer Children’s Musical: Dinosaur, The Musical. She has high hopes and is excited for the opportunity. Currently she is taking on the role of Mary in How the Other Half Loves. This role is very near and dear to her heart as she is a fan of everything Alan Ayckbourn has written.

Patrick Hogan (Frank Foster)

Patrick HoganPatrick just finished his all-time favorite role, playing Charlie Cowell in the Driftwood Players’ production of The Music Man. In July, he performed at Driftwood’s Festival of Shorts in a new play called Instant Harmony, and previously, he appeared in the ensemble of Driftwood’s The King and I and Cyrano de Bergerac. Patrick began acting in Olympia, WA, where he performed as Marcel in Capitol Playhouse’s production of The Boy Friend and in the ensemble of Camelot, by Abbey Players. Patrick will also be heard voicing a character in Her Interactive’s new Nancy Drew PC game, The Ghost of Thornton Hill, due out in 2013.

Gavin McLean (William Detweiler)

Gavin McLeanGavin is a 2008 Cornish college of the arts graduate and is very excited to be working in this process. Gavin’s last show was Rooster in Renton civic theater’s production of Annie. Some of McLean’s other works include elite 2 in Halo: Reach and bear the 2009 footlights award winning show The Rez: As I Saw It. this will be Gavin’s first production for Redwood Theater.

Amanda Nelson (Teresa Phillips)

Amanda NelsonAmanda has appeared onstage previously at Redwood, Ghost Light and Tacoma Little Theaters. She earned her degree in drama from the University of Washington. When not acting she likes to knit and make trouble.

Carrie Schnelker (Fiona Foster)

Carrie SchnelkerCarrie recently divorced her day job to return to her true love, acting. She appeared in The Peregrine Sonata at Driftwood Players, as the Old Lady in Lyric Opera NW’s Oliver!, and has sung in the chorus of numerous productions. She is thrilled to be part of Redwood Theatre’s How the Other Half Loves, and is delighted to be working with this wonderful and talented group of players.

Christian Ver (Bob Phillips)

Christian VerChristian is incredibly honored to be working with this very talented cast. A graduate of Seattle University’s Alber’s school of business. His mind is of a business professional. But like his director Steve, his true heart and soul belong on the stage. He hopes you laugh and grind your teeth with anger at the word this cast will present.

Georgia L. Lockwood (Rehearsal Secretary)

Georgia is a veteran of many community musical theater productions, both as a performer and vocal coach. She was pleased to be called out of semi-retirement by long-time friend and sometime fellow performer Steve Scholz to jump in behind the scenes as rehearsal secretary. “I have always loved watching plays get put together, from the first reading to the last curtain, so this is a great treat, and it’s pleasure to watch this talented group work.

Steve Scholz (Director)

Steve Scholz photo by Michael Brunk, nwlens.comSteve Scholz is making his directorial debut with How the Other Half Loves. He has appeared in many Redwood productions, most recently playing the role of Inspector Rough in the thriller Gaslight (aka Angel Street). He also performed in Deathtrap, Scapino, The Cat’s Meow, Captain Instrinsic and Star on the Door. “I feel so lucky to be working with very a talented cast.”

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