First Impressions Program


First Impressions

An Afternoon of New Works

June 27, 2021 7:00 pm – Soos Creek Botanical Garden
Co-Curators: Cassie Jo Fastabend and AC Petersen

Make a Joyful Noise

By Sarah Olive-McStay
Directed by AC Petersen
Performed by Sarah Olive-McStay


Signum – A Tragedy

By Gunnar Johnson
Directed by Jacob Tice
Stage Directions read by Andreya Pro
Dr. Robert Liyas – Kyle Sinclair
Dr. Sam West – Steve Judy


Thursday Night Critique Group

By Renee Beauregard Lute
Directed by Jacob Tice
Stage Directions read by Rylie Latham
Abby – Nicole Lockett
Rebecca – Valentine Fry
Tony – Jessica Robins
Laurie Beth – LaNita Hudson Walters
Camille – Carrie Sleeper-Bowers



By Joshua Jerard
Directed by Sarah Olive-McStay
Stage directions read by Sylas Wells
Todd – Park Lytle
Emily – Brittany Eldredge Perementer
Dylan – Kyle Sinclair
Grayson – Keith Ordonez





By Anamaria Guerzon
Directed by Darryin Cunningham
Stage Directions read by LaNita Hudson Walters
Miranda – Shana Emile
Ferdinand – David Breyman


House of Bensons

By Darryin Cunningham
Directed by Joshua Jerard
Stage Directions read by Jake Latham
Jordan – DuWayne Andrews, Jr.
Jenn – Shana Emile
Jade – Erica McAdams


My One Percent

Book and Lyrics by AC Petersen
Music by Garrett Fisher
Directed by Cassie Jo Fastabend
Stage Directions read by Andreya Pro
Music Director, Accompanist and Arranger – Sam Peters
Polli – Kalli Allen
Guy – Joshua Jerard
– Created with support from the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at UW Friday Harbor



The use of cameras and audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited.

Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory Staff
Angela Bayler – Managing Director
Trista Duval – Artistic Director
Robin Becar – Administrative Assistant
Tori Dewar – Social Media Manager
Mary Sawyer – Volunteer Coordinator

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Believing the theatre is an agent of challenge, change, and education, Centerstage Theatre presents and produces quality performances to enhance the lives of people and communities in Western Washington.

Board of Directors
Susan McKenzie – Co-President
Heather Saturday – Co-President
Beryl Emberson-Nash – Secretary
Dave Monteith – Treasurer
Mike Brugato
Kenny Byrne
Stephen DeTray
Kathy Franklin
Le Ann Taylor

We are actively searching for new board members. We recognize that we are currently a relatively homogeneous board and are truly looking to add board members who can offer different experiences and perspectives. We believe it is critical to our mission for our board to embody the same diversity which we strive for on our stage.
If you are interested in learning more about our theatre, our board and/or what being a Centerstage board member involves, please email or call the office and leave a message — (253) 661-1444.

Centerstage receives support from
Coffee News
City of Federal Way Arts Commission
Rotary Club of Federal Way
Seattle Foundation
Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison
and many individual donors

Please contact us to learn more about supporting Centerstage through
sponsorship, advertising, volunteering, or donations.

We perform at the Knutzen Family Theatre, which is part of the Dumas Bay Center.

  • Theatre address: 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way WA 98023
  • Mailing address: 1600B SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way WA 98023
  • Office phone number: (253) 661-1444