Lauren Skelton

Meet the cast of “Love Song.”

laurenskeltonLauren Skelton is a local improviser-turned-musical comedian-turned-clown-turned-burlesque performer-turned-emcee-turned-actor-turned-who knows what’s next.  Ever the lover of challenges, she is devoted to creating art that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, and pushing boundaries.  She also enjoys burritos.

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Dara Lillis

Meet the cast of “Love Song.”

daralillisDara Lillis is a Seattle-based actor. He previously appeared with KTO as Frank Sweeney in Molly Sweeney. In June 2015 he completed the Ensemble Training Intensive at Freehold Theatre. Recent stage roles include Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bainbridge Performing Arts and Bertram in All’s Well That Ends Well at 12th Ave Arts. He is a proud ensemble member with Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders (lucianeare.org). For Barry, with peace, love, and understanding.

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Director – Jenni Taggart

Meet the crew of “Love Song.”

Jenni Taggart recently directed the world-premiere of “As a Beaver and an Artist.” Her previous work includes “The Deposition of Lawrence Patterson,” a reality play adapted from a deposition from a case that appeared before the Ohio State Court, and a portion of the anthology [BOXED]. This is Jenni’s second collaboration with KTO, having last appeared as Molly Sweeney in “Molly Sweeney.” She has worked both on stage and off in Seattle with Ear to the Ground, Live Girls!, Nebunele, Seattle Musical Theatre, and Irrational Robot Bureau. Jenni serves on the Board of Directors at Freehold Studios and is a Principal Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Washington.

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Stage Manager – Michael Massey

Meet the crew of “Love Song.”

Michael Massey is a Seattle area Stage Manager and Teaching Artist for technical theatre. Previously, Michael has taught stage management and technical theatre courses with Salmon Bay Middle School, The Northwest School, Cornish, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. Michael has had the pleasure of stage-managing with: Seattle Children’s Theatre, New Century, Cornish, Dayna Hanson at On the Boards, Pork Filled Productions, and Live Girls! Theater. Michael holds a BA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Lighting Designer – Marcella Barbeau

Meet the crew of “Love Song.”

Marcella is thrilled to be returning to KTO Productions after designing  Molly Sweeney.  A graduate with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Marcella has worked at Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory, and ACT Theatre. This past spring she was the lighting design fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Thanks to Doug Knoop and Jenni Taggart for another opportunity to work with them.

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Stage Carpenter – Stephen Kelsey

Meet the crew of “Love Song.”

Stage Carpenter – Stephen Kelsey
Stephen Kelsey (Stage Carpenter) has work in the theater for over forty years, he is a newcomer to Seattle. He builds set pieces in his garage, puts them on the roof of his car, drives to the theater and assembles them on the stage. To see more of his work visit: http://part-time-setmakerpdx.com
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Original Music – Franklin Taggart

Meet the crew of “Love Song.”

Original Music – Franklin Taggart
Franklin Taggart is a music creator in Northern Colorado. He was awarded Best Traditional Folk Instrumentalist by the Washington Area Music Association in 2001. He’s played across the country in venues from living rooms to the Kennedy Center. Website: www.franklintaggart.com

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