Evidence of things unseen
November 1 - December 23, 2018
*Special Black Tie Benefit Performance Saturday, November 17, 2018*
Thursdays & Fridays | 8:30 P.M.
Saturdays | 3 P.M. & 8:30 P.M.
Sundays | 2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
*Please note, due to the intimacy of the theatre, latecomers will not be seated until intermission.
About Evidence of Things Unseen by Katie Forgette:
Two sisters, Abigail, an investigative journalist and atheist, and Jane, a stay-at-home mom and born again Christian, are in an intimate family story about differing responses to grief – revenge, sorrow, solace, faith – feeding ducks and bird watching, and the need to understand the actions of those nearest to us. The story, told with some humor, is about our endless search for redemption and healing.
Lynch Travis is the director of Evidence of Things Unseen. Mr. Travis is also a multi-talented stage/film/television actor, director, technician. His Rep acting credits include Burying the Bones which earned him a DRT Subscriber Award, Red Hot Mamas and Ceremonies In Dark Old Men. His directing credits are extensive in the SE Michigan area and he has received many nominations and awards. This is Mr. Travis’ sixth DRT directorial adventure after Brother Of All, White Ash Falling 9/11, Homeless and How We Got That Way, Firepower and Ghost Gardens.
Lynch’s cast for “Evidence” includes Repertory veterans, Cornell Markham and Yolanda Jack. David Wolber returns to the Rep stage after many years. Nicole Levey-Hunt makes her debut at the Rep.
Ms. Levey-Hunt is making her debut on the Detroit Rep stage with Evidence of Things Unseen. She studied theatre at the William Esper Studio in New York, and in her youth performed as “Lady Macbeth” at the Folger Shakespeare Festival, and later in Detective Story, 12 Angry Men, and Commedia d’ell Arte at the Lang Theatre. She has taught acting with the Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy. This is Ms. Levey-Hunt’s first acting role after a 10-year career in political and labor activism inspired by her volunteering for the Obama campaign in 2008. We are honored to have Nicole on our stage.
Mr. Wolber returns to the Rep 20 years after his debut on our stage in Ad Altare Dei early in his acting career. He studied theatre at Wayne State University and has performed in most of the professional theatres in Michigan, most recently in 1984 at Williamston, Leaving Iowa at Tipping Point, The Snow Geese, and Baskerville at Meadowbrook Theatre. He is also an award-winning producer and director, and sometimes gardener. Welcome back home David!
Yolanda Jack (Jane) – Ms. Jack was Kendra in Dauphin Island last season, for which she won the Subscriber Award for Best Actress. Previous Rep productions: The Realization of Emily Linder, A Paradise of Fools, Forgiving John Lennon (DRT Subscriber Award), Causa Mortis or The Medical Student and Yemaya’s Belly. She has worked at other Detroit area theaters including Performance Network, Planet Ant, Plowshares and Urban Spirit Theatre. She has a B.A. from Wayne State University. She thanks her husband Phillip Jack and children Xavier and Nandi.
Mr. Markham just closed out the previous DRT season as the pimp turned preacher Powder in Ghost Gardens. He has been part of the DRT company for over 30 years. A sampling of his DRT acting credits include performances in Katie Forgette’s A Facility for Living, and in My Soldiers, Lapses, In the Sweet Bye and Bye, A Touch of the Poet, J.B., and The Adventures of Stanley Tomorrow. When not on our stage, he is the house manager and light board operator for the Rep. He is also a percussionist and flautist.
Company Member, Kelly Pino, is the Stage Manager for Evidence of Things Unseen. Ms. Pino is an actor as well as Stage Manager. She was last seen on the Rep stage in Herb the Green Knight and before that in Nocturne for a Southern Lady, for which she won the DRT Subscriber Award. Other acting credits include work at Performance Network, Boarshead Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre and Dallas Children’s Theatre. She has acted in industrial films and was Kathy in 3-2-1 Contact for PBS. Welcome home Kelly.
Katie Forgette spent most of her professional life as an actor. At the Seattle Repertory Theatre she was privileged to work with such directors and playwrights as: Doug Hughes, Bill Irwin, Mark O'Donnell, Dan Sullivan, John Patrick Shanley, Liviu Ciulei, Lillian Garrett-Groag, and Jon Robin Baitz. At the Seattle Rep she appeared in Inspecting Carol, An Ideal Husband, Private Eyes, All in the Timing, Scapin, Dancing at Lughnasa, Buying Time, A Flaw in the Ointment, Harvey, The Miser, Six Characters in Search of an Author, End of the Day, Love Diatribe, and Long Day’s Journey into Night. Her plays include A Facility for Living (Midwest premiere at the Detroit Repertory Theatre in 2013), Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, The O'Conner Girls, Everybody's A Critic, Cindy Rella, It Went Like This, The Body Snatcher and Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Her scripts have been produced at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, People's Light, Park Square Theatre, Barter Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Cortland Repertory Theatre, The Dorset Theatre Festival, Vertigo Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Centenary Stage, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Theatre 40. She lives in a tiny, brick house in Seattle with her favorite husband, actor R. Hamilton Wright, and a big, gray cat named Eddie.