THE ONE COAST TEAM
Founding Artistic Curator – Michael Place
Michael Place is a director, producer, actor and educator living in Seattle. After co-founding Washington Ensemble Theatre and then receiving an MFA at the Yale School of Drama, Michael started connecting artists from both coasts towards the development of Seattle as a national new play destination and in support of creators of new work. He worked around the country as an actor before resettling in his home town of Seattle, and is now on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Lakeside school, Seattle University, and Seattle Film Institute.
The associate artistic director for P3/East, Michael has trained in Suzuki Method and Ohta’s Slow Tempo for over a decade with master teachers Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson, and was also co-artistic director of Yale Cabaret (44), co-director of the Seattle Children Theatre’s YAI Program, and is a former member of the Intiman Collective.
Artistic Producer – Hattie Andres
Hattie Claire Andres is a Seattle-based director, producer, actor and educator with a passion for new work that illuminates underrepresented perspectives of the human experience. Hattie is the Artistic Associate at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Program Director of the Young Actor Institute at Seattle Children’s Theatre, and served two years as the supervising director for The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Rising Star Project. Recent directing and AD credits include: 2016-17 Directing & Arts Leadership Fellow, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kiss Me, Kate, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, The Secret Garden, The Pajama Game, Little Mermaid, Man of La Mancha (5th Ave); Public Works Seattle’s The Odyssey, Lizard Boy, Brownsville Song, Dear Elizabeth (Seattle Rep); Alice in Wonderland, Madagascar, Shrek (Seattle Children’s Theatre). Additionally, Hattie has worked with Seattle Theatre Group/Disney Musicals in Schools, Youth Theatre Northwest, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Live Girls! Theatre, 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Project, and Playing in Progress, as well as Minneapolis-based companies The Playwrights’ Center, The Jungle Theatre, and Stages Theatre Company. Hattie holds a B.A. in Theatre and Management Studies from St. Olaf College and is a proud co-founder of Seattle’s Young Americans’ Theatre Company.
Finance Manager – Tommer Peterson
Tommer Peterson is an independent theater artist and designer. He is currently at work on a new movement play, City of Refuge, and a documentary work with KJ Sanchez, You Are Here. In 2018 he is touring with the 600 Highwaymen production of The Fever in Sarajevo at the MESS festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival, and the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington DC.
He is the author of the plays, Va-Va-Va-Voom, Wait a Yottasecond, and No One On Board Took Notice., and co-author with KJ Sanchez of the documentary plays Night at the Opera, 2012, and Duck Soup, 2011.
Recent set design credits include A Winter’s Tale (Seattle Shakespeare Company 2016), The Other Place (Seattle Public Theater, 2016) The Birds (Strawberry Theatre Workshop, 2016), Love Song( KTO Productions, 2016), 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan (The Ensemble, 2015), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo( The Ensemble, 2013), Highway 47( American Records, 2013), Three Sisters, (Juniata College, 2012), Mistakes Madeline Made (Washington Ensemble Theater 2008), Bobbie and Jerome, Dinah Was, and Obama, The Musical (Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 2006, 2007, and 2009).