Seven great actors will form the Core Company at ACT in 2016, an innovation by new artistic director John Langs–that’s him on the right. The others, from the left: G Valmont Thomas, seated; Kirsten Potter; R Hamilton Wright; Connor Toms; Jasmine Jean Sim; Keiko Green; Lorenzo Roberts; John Langs.
I am a long-time fan of Val Thomas and Bob Wright, both very talented actors who have brought many different and difficult roles to life on Seattle stages. I am especially following Val Thomas, whom we have seen at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and though we never saw him there, he’s spent a few seasons teaching at our alma mater, the University of Nebraska, in the Drama Department. Looking forward to meeting and seeing the other five, who will have roles in at least three productions during ACT’s 2016 season. (You did know that I am now on the board of ACT Theatre, didn’t you?)