Meet the Teaching Artists

Seayoung Yim Playwright

Seayoung (SHEE young) Yim is a playwright based in Seattle. Her first full-length play Do It For Umma premiered at Annex Theatre in 2016 to sold-out audiences, winning both the People’s Choice Award for Outstanding New Play at the Gregory Awards and Seattle's Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Excellence in Local Playwriting. In August, she co-produced a second production with director Sara Porkalob and Theatre Off Jackson with... Read More
Sara Porkalob Teaching Artist

Sara Porkalob is a Seattle-based award winning solo performer, director and arts activist recently recognized on City Art's 2017 Future List and currently serving as Intiman Theatre's 2017 Co-Curator. She was most recently seen in Village Theatre’s Pump Boys and Dinettes. Sara has performed at Book-It Repertory Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Artswest, Bumbershoot, Cafe Nordo, and other local venues... Read More
Rachel Delmar Teaching Artist

Recent Class: Cyrano de Bergerac

Rachel Delmar is so excited to be a Teacher Artist [as well as the Communications Manager] at Seattle Public theater. Rachel has been working on & off stage since she was 9 years old. She has worked around the country as an actor, director, poet, teaching artist, producer, & marketer. Her first stop, getting her degree & a very expensive crash course in how to make theatre at the University of Southern California... Read More
Rachel Atkins Playwright

Rachel Atkins is a Seattle-based playwright and teaching artist. She is the scriptwriter for Living Voices/Theatreworks USA, the educational theatre company with whom she has twelve different multi-media shows in ongoing national touring repertory. Her plays have been seen locally with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, The Empty Space, Annex Theatre, Brownbox Theatre... Read More
Kelly Kitchens Interim Artistic Director

Recent works: Arcadia, Bluebeard's Wife, Measure for Measure

Kelly is thrilled and honored to be the Interim Artistic Director of Seattle Public Theater. Kelly is a professional actor, director, and teaching artist who has been living and working in Seattle since 1997. During this time, she has worked with Book- It Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Opera, Seattle Shakespeare Company and many more. Read More
Kelleen Conway Blanchard Playwright

Kelleen Conway Blanchard is a playwright with a penchant for the creepy and monstrous side of humanity. Thrice nominated for the Gregory award-Her work has been produced at Annex Theatre, Seattle Immersive Theater, Pony World, Seattle Playwright's Collective, the 14/48 Festival, FringeACT, Seattle Public Theater and many others. Her 2012 femme-sploitation women’s prison takeoff Kittens in a Cage received rave reviews and... Read More
Harry Todd Jamieson Teaching Artist

Harry Todd Jamieson is very happy to be working again with the talented youth here at Seattle Public Theater. As a director, teaching artist, actor, and designer, Harry has worked locally and regionally with many different institutions including Seattle Public Theater, Book-It Repertory Theater, Seattle Opera, Seattle Shakespeare Company and Wooden O Theater, A Contemporary Theater, New City Theater, eSe Teatro... Read More
Gillian Jorgensen Playwright

Gillian Jorgensen is a Seattle-based teaching artist and playwright with 20 years’ experience specializing in devised work and creative drama. Her original works include The Nut-Brown Girl and Tigery, and Heavens-to-Betsey Get Lost in the Salad Bar (Seattle Public Theater), Little Mishmash (Live Girls Theater), My Pet and My Dead Pet (14/48 Projects). She also created and developed Youth Theatre Northwest’s Haunted Forest... Read More
Ann Marie Caldwell Teaching Artist

Ann Marie Caldwell is passionate about the way that arts education helps students develop many valuable skills and habits, like collaboration, creativity, and problem solving. In addition to working with SPT, Ann Marie is the Education Director and a Teaching Artist for Macha Monkey Production’s Monkey Works, an arts integration residency program for 3rd-5th graders. Ann Marie is the Community Education Programs Assistant... Read More
Alexandria Wailes Teaching Artist

Alexandria Wailes’ credits include Broadway: Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING (associate choreographer/Adult Woman) & BIG RIVER. NY/Regional: MOTHER COURAGE, A KIND OF ALASKA, GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES, BIG RIVER; Television: LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, NURSE JACKIE, CONVICTION; Film: THE HYPERGLOT; Webseries: HIGH MAINTENANCE, DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER. Ms Wailes is a Tony Honoree Recipient for... Read More
Steven Sterne Teaching Artist

Recent classes: King Corn, Open Carry, The Spear Carriers

Steven began working as a Teaching Artist at Seattle Public in Fall 2012. His classes at Seattle Public Theater have included The Secret History of Nikola Tesla, Open Carry and The Criminal Element, among many others. He enjoys photography, hiking and selling office supplies. He is on the Board for Seattle Public Theater. Read More
Jennifer Dice Playwright

Recent classes: Maria Morevna, The Criminal Element, It's a Swamp Thing!

Jennifer Dice, playwright and stage manager has a BFA in printmaking from the University of Washington and has written more than 15 short plays for young actors as the playwright in residence for the Greenwood Elementary Drama Club, from 2004 through Spring 2012. Read More