Seattle Rep will be the first theatre outside of the U.K. to stage this production. “It’s so thrilling being able to bring these stories across the pond to Seattle,” said co-playwright Sami Ibrahim. “As a group of writers, we’ve always been excited by the idea that these stories have been handed down from generation to generation: passing from ancient myth, onto Ovid, via Shakespeare and endless others, before arriving in the present day. And now we get to pass these stories onto a whole new group of storytellers to reshape them for a brand new audience.”
Metamorphoses will feature performances from Kjerstine Rose Anderson (Seattle Rep: Pride and Prejudice); Meme García (Seattle Rep: Teenage Dick); Nike Imoru (Seattle Rep: The Breach); and Darragh Kennan (Seattle Rep: Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem, The Hound of the Baskervilles)
The cast also includes understudies Miguel Castellano (Seattle Rep: Mr. Dickens and His Carol) and Varinique “V” Davis (Seattle Rep’s Public Works productions of The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It). The creative team for Metamorphoses includes Sami Ibrahim (Playwright), Laura Lomas (Playwright), Sabrina Mahfouz (Playwright), Shana Cooper (Director), Erika Chong Shuch (Choreographer), Sibyl Wickersheimer (Scenic Designer), An-lin Dauber (Costume Designer), Thorn Michaels (Lighting Designer), Rodolfo Ortega (Sound Designer & Composer), Paul Adolphsen (Dramaturg), and Jeffrey K. Hanson (Stage Manager).