ANATOMY OF GRAY
SEPTEMBER 10 & 11 AT TERRITORY AT INDEPENDENCE HOTEL
"WE ALL COME FROM LOSS, AND FROM LOVE."
After the death of her father, June Muldoon wishes for a doctor.
Then, one falls from the sky.
Jim Leonard Jr's coming-of-age tale centers on themes of community, fear, and faith. Hannah Fawcett (S&F's Much Ado About Nothing, Dear Brutus, Cymbeline, As You Like It) directs.
While appropriateness is subjective, we consider this production appropriate for people ages 13 and up.
This program contains depictions of violence, discusses abortion and antisemitism, mentions lynching, instances of strong language, and death from illness.
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Jake Raiter (he/him) - GALEN GRAY
This is Jake’s 1st season and show with S&F. This is his first show in Oregon after a brief hiatus in Los Angeles where nothing remarkable happened at all. His most recent credits include Jan in Small Mouth Sounds, Shahryar in Arabian Nights and Shalimov in Summer People at the Oregon Center for the Arts. Catch Jake with Puppeteers for Fears on their October tour of Oregon where he’ll be playing a drag queen Eldritch God and a middle-aged alien dad. Jake holds a BFA in Acting from Southern Oregon University. He’d like to thank Hannah for her well-meaning and misplaced faith in him and his parents for their constant love and tolerance of his shenanigans.
You can check out his website at raiterj.wixsite.com/website or on Instagram at @raiterj_
Elliot Grass* (she/her) - JUNE MULDOON
This is Elliot’s first production with Struts & Frets! She is currently a junior at Dallas High School and was recently seen there as Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and as Joy/Ensemble in The Yellow Boat. Another one of her credits includes Adam/Catling in Shakespeare in Love at Valley Shakespeare Company.
*Elliot is a member of S&F's Youth Ensemble
Heather Toller (she/her) - BELVA COLLINS
Heather is excited to finally be back on stage after this pandemic induced hiatus. Past favorite projects include Pentacle Theatre's productions of Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, and Once Upon a Mattress along with the Verona Studio's, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also had the joy of playing the Little Mermaid, Belle, and Rapunzel, in the Elsinore's 2018 production of Disenchanted. Heather has also directed at Pentacle Theatre, most recently Yellow, God of Carnage, and Book of Liz. Heather works as an Employee Benefits Consultant and lives in Salem with her husband and two frequently costumed cats.
Caitlyn Wise-Evans (she/her) - MAGGIE
This is Caitlyn’s first show with S&F, although she has performed throughout the community in plays and musicals such as Who Am I This Time?, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. Her most recent credits include All Together Now and Noises Off at McMinnville’s Gallery Theater. Caitlyn also co-hosts the I Should Totally Be Dead Right Now podcast, which showcases stories of survivors of true crime, natural disasters, and everything else in between. You can check out their website at ishouldtotallybedeadrightnow.com! She is looking forward to lots of shows and action in the community now that theaters have opened up again!
Claire Snyder (she/her) - REBEKAH MULDOON
This is Claire’s 4th season with Struts & Frets, and she is once again ecstatic to get to work with an ensemble of such committed, talented artists. Most recently, Claire played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, following two live-streamed productions with S&F, Dear Brutus and A Christmas Carol. Prior to 2019, Claire was seen as Macy in The Cake at Pentacle Theater, and as Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors. This fall, Claire's next project is directing And Then There Were None at Gallery Theater in McMinnville. Claire is a freelance artist, seamstress and actor, and lives in Keizer with her spouse Ryan and two beautiful, creative, theatrically talented teens, Ell and Oakly. Thank you for supporting inclusive, affirming and meaningful theater in the Willamette Valley.
Tom Hewitt (he/him) - PASTOR PHINEAS WINGFIELD
Tom has been involved in the Salem
theatre community since 1977. He was one of the founding staff members of the Children’s Educational Theatre summer program
and taught and directed there for 29 years. He has appeared in over 20 shows at the Pentacle Theatre, including The Elephant Man, The Nerd, The Glass Menagerie, Greater Tuna and he played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. In 2019, he performed Duncan Macmillan’s one man show Every Brilliant Thing at The Verona
Studio. Tom performed twice as Jean Shepherd in A Christmas Story at the Elsinore. Last year, Tom performed in Together, Alone - an evening of monologues at Keizer Homegrown Theatre and in The Christmas Gift at Theatre 33. Tom retired from teaching theatre in 2012 after 32 years with the Salem-Keizer Public Schools. He received a Crystal Apple Award for excellence in
teaching in 1997. He does voiceover work and promotional videos for local non profit organizations. For many years, he has acted as emcee/comic for numerous events at the Elsinore Theatre and at the Salem Convention Center. He is thrilled to be working with Struts & Frets Theatre Company for the first time.
Jeff Sanders - CRUTCH COLLINS
Jeff has been making theatre in the Willamette Valley for over four decades and is thrilled to be working with Struts & Frets again. He has also performed with Valley Shakespeare, Theatre 33, Pentacle Theatre and others. Jeff has directed and acted in productions by Shakespeare, Alan Ayckbourn, Moliere, Arthur Miller, Sarah Ruhl, John Patrick Shanley, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Rupert Holmes and many others. A short list of favorite roles would include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Alan in God of Carnage, and Candy in Of Mice and Men. In 2009 he was named a Lifetime Member of Pentacle Theatre. He lives in Salem with his partner, Christa, and her four children and too far away from his son Michael.