Ana Maria Campoy, Producer & Actor
Ana Maria Campoy moved to Seattle in fall 2010 to participate in Seattle Repertory Theatre's Professional Arts Training Program as the Education Intern. She worked on various programs including Seattle Repertory Theatre’s inaugural year with the National August Wilson Monologue Competition. She now works as a teaching artist for Arts Impact, Seattle Repertory Theatre, in addition to being the Director of Education and Community Programs at Seattle Public Theater. She continues to use theatre as a way to serve at-risk populations such as homeless youth and children of migrant workers (where she is overjoyed to teach in her first language, Spanish). She is a passionate and proud advocate of the performing arts and believes that the arts provide communities a voice and individuals self-exploration.
As an actor, some of her notable Seattle roles include Sophie in Pork Filled Production’s The Clockwork Professor, Susanna in LiveGirls! Theatre's Blood/Water/Paint, Alice in Book-It's touring production of Alice in Wonderland, Marta Hernandez in Living Voices's La Causa and Player 1 in Key City Public Theatre's Shipwrecked!. Her most cherished role was Nemesis in the funny, dark solo play The Gifts of War, a theatre and dance collaboration at Founder’s Theatre, directed by Gin Hammond.
She is deeply moved by the incredible artists and community activists involved in this project. She dedicates this project to her Abuelita Consuelo Perez, whose strength and story inspires her daily.
Arlene Martínez-Vázquez, Producer & Director
Arlene Martínez-Vázquez is a director, translator, educator, and arts administrator currently serving as Education Director for Seattle Repertory Theatre. Arlene holds a BA in Theatre, Hispano American Literature, and Foreign Languages from the University of Puerto Rico; and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University, London. While in London, she studied Meyerhold & Biomechanics at GITIS Academy in Moscow and Theatre of the East at the Indonesian Arts Institute in Bali. Favorite directing credits include: Barceloneta, At Night (CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, London), Passport (bilingual staged reading, eSe Teatro, ACT), The Land of Corn and Power (staged reading, Hansberry Project's Multicultural Playwrights Festival at ACT), The Passion as Told by Antígona Pérez (Thriving Artists, 12 Avenue Arts), Hold Me Well (staged reading, Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance, Seattle Repertory Theatre) and Last Stop on Market Street (bilingual touring production, Book-It Repertory Theatre).When not directing or at the Rep, Arlene is managing her company, Thriving Artists, which is a proud partner of The Proof Porch Project. Check our website for upcoming events: www.thrivingartists.org
Matt Sherrill, Producer & Production Manager
Matt Sherrill is a California-native who earned his BFA in Acting from DePaul University’s The Theatre School (Chicago). In Seattle, his work had been seen at Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Akropolis Performance Lab (Artistic Associate) Ghostlight Theatricals, Theatre22, The Horse in Motion, and Intiman Theatre. In Summer 2015, he participated in the inaugural Emerging Artist Program in association with Intiman Theatre and now serves as the Production Manager for the 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase. Along with production management, Matt’s relationship with Intiman includes Assistant Producer, Development Coordinator, and is currently employed as the Executive Assistant.
Along with producing through Intiman, Matt served as Producer and Production Manager for On the Board’s mainstage production of HOUSE OF DINAH in partnership with Andrew Russell and Jerome Parker. He was also a founding cohort member of the Common Ground Music Project and served as the Producing Assistant of their international initiative to Cuba, travelling with a cohort of Seattle-based music artists to collaborate and perform with Cuban artists. Additional producing experiences includes performances hosted in collaboration with Seattle Theatre Group, CityArts, and Open Studio showcases hosted at On the Boards. Matt was also a founding member of 1-Off Production, a grassroots cohort who provide professional theatre to under-served Latino communities throughout the greater Seattle area.
Michael D. Blum, Actor
Michael has been an actor and director since childhood. Over the years he has co-founded two Latino theater companies; La Compañía De Teatro De Albuquerque, Inc. in the 1980’s, and more recently Teatro Nuevo México, where he served as Co-Artistic Director for four years. His work has been seen as far afield as Europe, Mexico and South America, including a stint with the National Theater of Venezuela. He is also an award-winning voice talent in both English and Spanish, providing voices for advertising, theater, television, audio books and video games. He also holds the position of Instructor at the Seattle Voice Institute. Since arriving in Seattle a few years ago, he has worked with several theater companies including Balagan, Theater Schmeater, and GreenStage, for whom he directed The Tempest. He was recently seen jumping onto the roof of a train in Pork Filled Production’s The Tumbleweed Zephyr, and decorating a cake on television. He occasionally regrets having chosen theater over sleep.
Sophie Franco, Actor
Sophie Franco is a Peruvian American theatre artist, mover and shaker working in the Seattle area. A Cornish graduate with an emphasis in Original Work, Sophie is dedicated to using performance as a vehicle for social awareness and change. She is proud to be part of the Proof Porch Project; the perfect addition to anyone's Anti-Trump Summer Playlist. This past spring Sophie had her acting debut with Seattle Shakespeare Company Katherine in Taming of the Shrew and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Previously, she worked as the assistant director on Measure for Measure with Gregory Award winning director Desdemona Chiang. Some of her favorite roles in the past year include Maggie in Bernie’s Apartment with Ese Teatro and ACT Lab, Moon in Beautiful Moon with Parley, and knife-wielding Lily in WOLF at The Pocket Theatre. This September, Sophie will be in the world premiere of Benjamin Benne's play Las Mariposas y Los Muertos with Forward Flux Productions, directed by Pilar O'Connell.
Doug Fries, Actor
Douglas Fries is delighted to help bring to life such a distinguished script, with such a fresh and urgent interpretation, with such a remarkable group of artists. He thanks Arlene and Ana Maria for their trust, Sophie and Michael for their inspiration, and his family and partner for their support. Douglas is represented by Mitchell Actors and Models at WeAreMAM.com.
Emily Van Loan, Stage Manager
Emily Van Loan is a recent graduate of Seattle University where she studied Theatre, Arts Leadership and Spanish. Previous stage management credits include House of Sueños and Women of Troy, both at Seattle University. She is honored to be a part of this awesomely talented team and would like to thank all the goddesses in her life for their love and support xoxo.
Heather Jessup, Aesthetic Designer
Heather is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this production as Proof. Heather is the production manager and resident costumer at Broadway Bound Children's Theatre. Selected costume credits include The Jungle Book, The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, and Cinderella at Broadway Bound; Death of a Salesman, She Loves Me, And Then There Were None, and Shakespeare in Hollywood at Monomoy Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor and August: Osage County for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; apprentice scenes of Antony and Cleopatra, Cenerentola, and Beatrice et Benedict for The Santa Fe Opera; and the film Elbow Grease. Heather has greatly enjoyed working as the aesthetic designer for Proof and would like to thank the entire production and artistic teams for this wonderful experience.
D.R. Amromin, Sound Designer
A Los Angeles transplant living in the Pacific Northwest for the past 4 years, D.R. haphazardly and completely fell in love with the art of sound design after 20+ years in the theatre primarily as a performer and director. A belief in the power of music to tell story, create context, and emotionally guide her audiences fuel her love of this craft. Favorite past designs include Greensward (MAP Theatre), BIG BAD and Into The Deeps (Dangerswitch!), Barn Show (Blood Ensemble), The Secretaries, Creature, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (Theater Schmeater), Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine (Annex), ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Nadeshiko (Sound Theatre Company). D.R. Amromin is currently the Resident Sound Designer at Theater Schmeater, and a member of the TSDCA.
Listen to D.R. Amromin's Proof inspired playlist via Spotify here.