Monday, July 31, 2017

Airswimming: Meet the Cast

Meet the two women who will be bringing the semi-true story of Airswimming to life this August: 

Katie Anderson (Persephone/Porph) Katie Anderson is so excited to be back at Dragon Theatre again! It's been 6 years since she's been onstage, and she hopes she remembers how to do it! She took a break from theatre to get her master's degree in education and currently teaches kindergarten at Eaton Elementary in Cupertino. In her most recent show, she played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Dragon Theatre with Meredith Hagedorn as Blanche. Years ago, she had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Annamarie MacLeod in And Baby Makes Seven with Theatre Q. It’s been a dream come true reuniting with these wonderful women! At the Dragon, she’s played the Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Soos in The Country Club, and Rosie in Humble Boy (also by Charlotte Jones.) She’s worked at the Pear Theatre as Harper in Angels in America, Emily in Our Town, and Sorel in Hay Fever. At City Lights Theatre, she played Poppy in Noises Off, Georgie in The Full Monty, and Emily Cratchit in A Christmas Twist. She would like to dedicate this show to Shirley Soignet, her grandmother, who fought fearlessly through issues of mental health before modern treatment was available. 

Annamarie MacLeod (Dora/Dorph) is delighted to be back with Dragon Productions, having performed with them in Chekov in Yalta - her Bay Area debut! Regional credits include the Arabian Shakespeare Festival, with which she is an Artistic Associate (Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, Othello); the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (Henry V); Pacific Repertory Theatre (Much Ado About Nothing); the New Conservatory Theatre Center (Tennessee in the Summer; Regrets Only); the Pear Ave Theatre (Northanger Abbey; The Way of the World); and theatre Q (And Baby Makes 7) in which she first enjoyed performing with Ms. Anderson. Ms. MacLeod trained in NYC at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is a proud member of Theatre Bay Area.

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