Our Company

Our creative process is ensemble-driven and collaborative. While each company member has her or his own job to fill as actor, director or designer, we approach the work collectively, each bringing our own insights, experience, expertise and creativity. To best facilitate this process in the rehearsal room, our company business is conducted by a smaller Producing Company.

Ian Bell 

Video/Projection Designer 

Ian Bell is the producer of The Dinner Table, La Trocha, and Dead Body, which is currently in pre-production. He is the co-founder of Native Lines, a project focused on chronicling indigenous conflicts in the developing world. He is also a recipient of the Sprout Grant and was invited to participate in the inaugural year of the Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab.

Evan
Anderson

Lighting Designer 

Evan holds a B.A. in Drama Production from the University of Washington.  He was the lighting design intern at Seattle Repertory Theatre for the 2012-13 season.  Recent design credits include but are not limited to Cabin Fever’s Heart Content at the Stimson Green Mansion, The Village of Yelm at Annex Theatre and Y-WE Speak at Seattle Repertory Theatre.  When he’s not working on bitchin’ theatre projects, Evan enjoys playing music, fernet, and collecting records.

Rachel Brun

 

Actor

Rachel is thrilled to be working with The Horse in Motion! She has spent the last couple months in Memphis with Tennessee Shakespeare Co. playing Juliet on stage as well as teaching their Romeo and Juliet Project curriculum in high schools. Here in Seattle she has appeared in Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Domesticity (The Town Theatre), a new work play that traveled to eight different Seattle homes; and Calling Nancy Drew (STAGEright). She has a BA in Drama and Comparative History of Ideas, with a minor in Dance from the University of Washington (2012). Some favorite UW productions were: Macbeth, Rough Magic, a devised work entitled Status, and Stone Cold Dead Serious. Rachel has also choreographed for UW productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (directed by Bobbin Ramsey) and Macbeth. Her film credits include The Delicate Art of Birdwatching (Serius Films).

Katherine Bicknell
Actor and  
Development Director 

Katherine Bicknell is an actor, director and theatre administrator. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Drama Performance. As an actor, she has been seen in Pippin (quiet productions) and Pentecost (UW School of Drama). She is currently playing Kate in the web-series Real Adult FeelingsKatherine is the Artistic Director of Boundless Arts Performance Collective, an organization that brings theater education to foster and displaced to youth. She directed BAPC's The Bridge is Out this past season.

Joey Shaw
Actor

Joey Shaw is ecstatic to be working with The Horse in Motion amongst some of his most trusted friends in theatre. He has had the privilege of working with many of these artists before, including director Bobbin Ramsey in her stagings of Eurydice, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A Seattle native, Joey graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Drama (2012). University credits include HAIR (Claude), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Macbeth (Macduff), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch). He played Tybalt in Shakespeare Walla Walla's Romeo & Juliet, and Menecrates in Seattle Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Joey has spent the last few months in Memphis, appearing as Romeo for Tennessee Shakespeare Company, and designing the production's sound. He then had the pleasure of teaching their R&J Project curriculum in Memphis high schools. Joey has also designed sound for Macbeth at UW, and It's a Wonderful Life at the Powerhouse Theatre in Walla Walla.

Kaillee
Coleman
Actor and 
Social Media 
Coordinator

Kaillee Coleman is a visual and theatre artist, based out of Seattle, WA. Most recently she worked with Washington Ensemble Theatre as lead scenic artist for the productions of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Ed, Downloaded, as well as The Collision Project, for their upcoming inaugural production, Marisol. Last year, Kaillee set designed for Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes, as well as designing set, costumes, and props for The Platform Playwrights’ Festival. In addition to her theatrical work, Kaillee works as a production and marketing assistant for light-sculpture installation duo LILIENTHAL | ZAMORA, whose work was seen last year at the Frye Art Museum, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center, and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. She participated in this years’ newly minted Visual Art component at 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, and her mural work can be seen in the recently released music video for ‘Everybody Knows’ by Seattle band Iska Dhaaf. 

Meaghan
Halverson
Actor

 

Meaghan is an actor.  She lives in Seattle with her cat, Xena Warrior Princess.  She was born in the year of the dragon, but under the sign of the virgin—and she’s always found this to be an interesting, and sometimes emotionally fraught juxtaposition of archetypes within herself. Her favorite movie of all time is Mrs. Doubtfire. She is also currently obsessed with chia seeds and going to pub quizzes. Being a part of this crazy, ensemble-generated, postmodern, walk-through theatre piece has been extremely stimulating for her.  She hopes that after seeing this show you feel inspired to think about it a minimum of two-three times in the next week and feel so compelled to process it that you you talk about it in-depth with at least one other person. :) Knowing that you did so would make her feel so fulfilled!  Big thanks to the rest of the ensemble for a wonderful four months of textual deconstruction and theatre world building together! It’s been divine!

Chelsea
Harris
Marketing &
Publicity Director

Chelsea Harris is a graduate of the University of Washington who then went on to work in the Seattle startup scene as a marketing and project manager. A victim of crippling stage freight, she has never taken to the stage, preferring to spend her time safely behind an LED screen organizing marketing campaigns for The Horse in Motion instead.

Mary Hubert
Actor and 

Finance Director

 

Mary is very excited to be working with this incredible ensemble! She recently graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in Drama Performance and Classical Studies. She is a super-fan of anything devised and collaborative - past experience with this type of work includes collaborating on Harp Song for a Radical and Once Upon a Time Six Times in the West, both with Jeffrey Frace. She also studied devised theater in France this summer with the Pontlevoy Collective through UW, and was the financial director for the Undergraduate Theater Society. Recently, she has been working with the Satori Group as a production manager, and with Washington Ensemble Theater as a dramaturg and assistant director.

Chris Hill
Actor

 

 

Chris was born in Tacoma, Washington. Since elementary school, he has participated in several plays and recitals in the small town he grew up in. In 2009, Chris moved to Seattle and attended University of Washington, where he graduated with a BA in Drama in 2011. During his time there, he appeared in various plays, stage productions, and a few minor roles in films. Apart from acting, Chris enjoys working on personal side projects, including writing short stories, comedy sketches, and photography.

Desiree Jones
Costume Designer

 

 

Desiree Jones graduated from the University of Washington this past spring with a degree in Communication and Drama Production. While at UW she enjoyed working on shows with the Swimming Ophelia Ensemble, REBATEnsemble, the Undergraduate Theatre Society, UW School of Drama, Intiman Theatre, and most recently, Jet City Improv. She is thrilled to work once again with so many peers, friends, and former classmates!

Jocelyn Maher
Actor

Jocelyn is so happy to be collaborating with such a great group of artists and friends alike for this production of Attempts on Her Life. Jocelyn graduated from UW, where she majored in Drama Performance and Communication. She has performed at theatres in and around the Seattle area including ACT, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Young Americans' Theatre Company, Twelfth Night Productions and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Love and thanks to her friends and family for their never-ending love and support.

Nic Morden
Actor and
Events & Volunteer Coordinator

Nic Morden is a recent graduate from the University of Washington. At UW he performed in Bat Boy: The Musical, Black Comedy, Rough Magic and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He was also in Quiet Production’s performance of Pippin. While at UW he studied Lecoq and Kantor based theater techniques with the Collective One. Nic grew up in Spokane.

Ali Rose Panzerella
Costume Designer

Alirose is in her 3rd year as a MFA Costume Design candidate at the University of Washington. She previously designed costumes for Jeffrey Frace's "1x6xWest", Andrew McGinn’s Thesis Film "Just a Taste"; Landscape of the Body, two of the MFA Dance Collaborations, Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf? in Hutchinson 218; Romeo and Juliet and Waiting for Godot for Arts on the Waterfront, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Centre's Summer Musical in 2012, Oimmedam at the University of Oregon and Marat/Sade for ASW in Poland. Hailing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Alirose holds a BA in Design from the University of Oregon. She has also completed study  at John Cabot University Rome, Italy, Munich International School, Germany.

Ben Phillips
Actor and 

Managing Director

 

Ben is a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Drama Performance and Political Science, and a minor in African Studies. Ben recently performed in A Day's Work with Book-It Repertory Theatre's touring educational program, Waiting for Godot with Arts on the Waterfront, and in a reading of the new play Wuf at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Ben performed in numerous plays at UW, and also directed a production of Cyrano with the Undergraduate Theatre Society. On the administrative side of theatre, Ben has worked as the Outreach and Marketing Director for Arts on the Waterfront, as an intern with The Hansberry Project and the Intiman Theatre Festival, and was the Executive Director of the UW Undergraduate Theatre Society. Ben is also currently working with Citizen University to promote the art of powerful citizenship.

Andrew
Pritzkau
Actor and 
Co-Outreach Director

 

Bio coming soon.

James Schreck
Sound Designer

 

James Schreck is the resident sound designer at Washington Ensemble Theatre. He'll be designing the upcoming WET productions of The Edge of Our Bodies and The Hunchback of Seville. His work has most recently been heard in the Ensemble productions of Smudge, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, and Bed Snake, as well as Harp Song For A Radical at On The Boards’ NW New Works Festival, Fifth of July and Once Upon A Time 6x in the West at the UW School of Drama, the Hansberry Project’s production of Wanted, and the Custom Made Play Project’s Ballard House Duet. James is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama. Aside from designing sound for theatre, James also delivers balloons, creates installation and sound art, and spends his free time hiking in Washington’s beautiful mountains.

Bobbin Ramsey
Director and 

Production Manager

 

 

 

 

Bobbin Ramsey, is a freelance director and teaching artists, based in the Seattle area. A recent graduate from the University of Washington, she has been directing locally for the past five years.  While in school she directed productions of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and a site-specific production of Peter Sinn Nachtreib’s boom. She also served as the Executive Director of The Undergraduate Theatre Society, a student created and facilitated production company. Bobbin has worked with a variety of local theatres, directing, assistant directing and doing freelance administrative work for companies such as Book-It Repertory Theatre, The Intiman, On the Boards, The Market Theatre, and the Satori Group. In summer 2013, Bobbin directed Arts on the Waterfront’s production of Waiting for Godot. The production was described as “a stellar intellectual play performed with quick wit, near-perfect timing and smooth physicality,” by City Arts magazine and “Inspired…spectacular” by The Seattle Times. Most recently she directed a new work titled Storme and Durang at On the Boards, with an expanded production planned for Summer 2014. She holds her BA in Drama: Performance and Creative Writing.

Shaudi Vahdat
Actor and 

Co-Outreach Director

 

Shaudi is a theatre artist and musician living in Seattle. As an actor, she has appeared with local companies and groups that include quiet, Harp Song for a Radical, and Balagan Theatre. She has also produced and directed work with her own performance group, the Swimming Ophelia Ensemble, and serves as the Director of Development for the Boundless Arts Performance Collective, an organization that provides theatre education and young artist mentors to local foster youth.  Shaudi holds a BA in Drama Performance with a minor in music from the University of Washington.

Madison
Degidio
Set Designer 

Bio coming soon.

Stephanie
Haire
Set Designer 

Stephanie Haire is a theatre artist with a diverse range of passions and a long history of scenic work. Stephanie has been building scenery for about a decade and has been performing in plays for even longer. In the past year she has worked as a production manager with Satori Group, ended her term as the Co-Artistic Director of Boundless Arts Performance Collective, written a short solo show, worked as a Teaching Artist for Stone Soup Theatre, and performed as a very large singing snail with Marvelous Good Fortune Productions. She'll also be working with the Intiman Theatre this summer as an intern for their productions of Angels in America. Stephanie's scenic design debut was for Boundless Arts' first production, Sarah Was Here, which premiered at Central Heating Lab at ACT in 2012. She is very excited to be making her return to scenery with all the talented people on The Horse In Motion team.

Joceline Wynn
Stage Manager

Joceline graduated from Western Oregon University where she recieved a BFA degree in Theatre Management. She has worked with a number of different theatre groups including Sweet Can Circus in San Fransisco, Night Flight Aerial in Portland, Broadway Rose Theatre in Portland, Do Jump Physical Theatre in New York, and Cafe Nordo in Seattle. In her free time she enjoys bouldering, painting, and drinking hot cocoa. She is super excited to be stage managing for this unique production of Attempts on her Life.

Elaine Huber
Actor

Elaine is a graduate of the University of Washington drama program and the American Conservatory Theater's Summer Training Congress in acting and classical acting. Favorite past roles include Diane in Life. Cycle. Showman in Woyzeck, Decius Brutus in "ulius Caesar and Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has appeared onstage with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Rogue Theatricals, Handwritten Productions, Live Girls! Theater and Tin Foil and Cardboard Productions. She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support, as well as the amazing cast and crew of Attempts on her Life.

David
Rodriguez - Jenkins

 

Props Designer

 

David is ecstatic to be participating as a designer with The Horse in Motion’s Attempts on her Life; His first design project since becoming an alumnus of the University Of Washington School Of Drama. After six months of working in the professional world, and recently leading workshop exercises with the youth of Boundless Arts Performance Company, some time to flex his theater muscles has been welcomed with an open heart. David's most recent production work, A Lasting Purity, was an original piece written and directed by himself in collaboration with the working ensemble. Previous design credits include Props for Macbeth, The Laramie Project, and student directing/choreography for Wonderland! and Anne Frank and Me. Earlier performance roles consist of Knight/Tempter Two from Murder In The Cathedral, Editor Daily in The Cradle Will Rock, Raif/Pusbas in Pentecost, Andre in Five Flights, and Bradley in Mr. Marmalade. David hopes to continue working in the Seattle area pursuing both acting jointly with his new found love of playwriting. David aims to have his second original script completed early 2014 with a working title The Touch of Night and produced later this year. His other talents/interests include Modern Dance, rhythmic composition, and vocal jazz which has been a passion of his for years coupled with his musical pursuits.

Stephen
Folkins
Actor

Bio coming soon.