Macha Monkey Productions

fearless, funny, female theatre

April 29, 2012

For Immediate Release

Press Contact:
Kristina Sutherland, Artistic Director,

Macha Monkey Productions presents the Northwest Premiere of
Sweet Nothing, a (grim) fairytale by Stephanie Timm

Seattle, WA – Sweet Nothing, a (grim) fairytale
June 1
st – June 23rd, 2012
Macha Monkey Productions producing at Annex Theatre’s space
1100 East Pike Street  
Seattle, WA 98122

Event Dates:
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 PM
June 1
st – June 23rd, 2012
Special Industry Performance Monday June 11
th at 8pm

Running time: 90 minutes with one intermission

Tickets: $15 in advance or $18 at the door
Advanced tickets available at or

Macha Monkey is proud to present the northwest premiere of Stephanie Timm’s
Sweet Nothing, a (grim) fairytale at Annex Theatre’s space in June 2012. Sweet Nothing explores the repercussions of violence and war through a fairytale lens. Once upon a time in a raped and pillaged land, the youngest of three sisters weds herself to a man she’s never met who lives across the sea. When the next youngest is offered a similar promise of living happily ever after, she discovers that hope might just be her worst enemy.

Playwright Stephanie Timm is company playwright for New Century Theatre Company, and recently finished a year-long residency with ACT Theatre. She was commissioned by 5th Avenue Musical Theatre to write Rosie the Riveter! with composer Albert Evans. She was nominated for a Gregory Award for New Century Theatre Company's premiere of "On the Nature of Dust." Her play "Crumbs Are Also Bread" was published in the Rain City Projects Manifesto Series, edited by Steven Dietz. Her plays have been produced and developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Kennedy Center, Lark Theatre, Boots Up Theatre Company, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and Live Girls! among others. Stephanie also teaches at Cornish College of the Arts, and writes for video games. Stephanie received her MFA from UC San Diego.

Laurel Pilar Garcia most recently directed a reading of Royal Blood by Sonya Schneider with Northwest Playwright Alliance, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl for Lincoln Center Directors Lab and Center of the Universe by Dustin Engstrom at Open Circle Theatre. Additional credits include directing and producing WAKE by Sonya Schneider at the Little Theatre with Onward Ho! Productions, The Diary of Anne Frank for the Driftwood Players, Zapatista for Teatro Milagro in Portland, Ore., Two Rooms by Lee Blessing at the Freehold Studio Series, Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies and A Christmas Carol, both at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Her assistant directing credits include several productions with former Intiman Artistic Director Bartlett Sher, including Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, Shakespeare's Richard III and Chekhov's Three Sisters.  She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Lewis & Clark College.

Sweet Nothing CAST:
Monica Finney Iris
Libby Barnard Lily
Samantha Leeds Violet
Quinn Armstrong Woodsboy
Jason Sharp Wolf

Sweet Nothing CREATIVE TEAM:
Stephanie Timm Playwright
Laurel Pilar Garcia Director
Courtney Meaker Assistant Director
Juliet Waller Pruzan Movement
Montana Tippett
Set Design
Joseph Swartz Sound Design
Danny Fisher-Bruns Light Design
Kelsey McCornack Costume Design

For more information, press photos, or to arrange interviews with the cast or creative team, contact Kristina Sutherland, Artistic Director, (206) 617-8014,

Macha Monkey Productions is a nonprofit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative educational programs, and producing new theatrical work that features strong female characters. 2222 2nd Ave #200 Seattle, WA 98121