WHO'S WHO of LOVE SUCKS PARTY
Buddy Todd | Director
Buddy Todd has acted and directed throughout the Seattle region with organizations such as Pork Filled Productions, Studio East, Renton Civic, Theatre 9/12, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Edmonds College, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre, FantasticZ, and more. Buddy is also a teaching artist with Studio East and Seattle Children's Theatre and holds an MFA in Arts Leadership with Seattle University. Buddy is a board member with The Shattered Glass Project, a fringe theatre company that centers the voices and experiences of women, femme, and other folks whose genders have been historically marginalized. buddytodd.com
Erin is thrilled to return to performing with Pacific Play Company. Born in Iowa, raised in Arizona, after studying theater at St. Olaf College and obtaining a B.A. from ASU, Erin relocated to Seattle in 2008. Locally she has performed at ACT Theatre 14/48, Annex in HP Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian and PPC's productions of Everybody Here Says Hello, Ruth and The Sea, and most recently with Edmonds Driftwood Players in Red Plant Blue. In her non theater hours she enjoys being a State Farm Agent and spending time with her husband Justin and animal children Cricket and Luna.
Grandson of an author and playwright and son of a poet, Alexander Luce considers himself a Jack-of-all-trades. From a young age he had practiced multiple forms of art, but he always enjoyed music and theater the most, starring in short plays such as "The sheep thief" and "PVT wars". Originally from Washington DC, Alex moved out west in search of new opportunities and inspiration and has been living in Seattle for almost 2 years now. While it's been some time since he's been on the stage, Alex is very excited to get back into the swing of things.
Tadd is delighted to be working with Pacific Play Company again! He was last seen onstage with Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre and has performed with many local companies including Hello Earth, SecondStory Repertory, Macha Theatre Works, Parley, Seattle Public Theater, and Pork Filled Productions. He was a regular cast member and sometimes writer of the audio series Brass by Battleground Productions. His voice can also be heard in audiobooks, video games, and commercials. A Northwest native, Tadd began his theatrical career at Youth Theatre Northwest on Mercer Island and continued his training at Bennington College in Vermont.
David is an actor and singer, born and raised in Seattle where he graduated with a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. He’s currently on tour with Taproot Theatre’s Road Company, presenting plays about bullying to schools all over the PNW. Recently he was also seen in Jesus Christ Superstar (Reboot Theatre Company), The Oregon Trail (Centerstage Theatre), and Winnie the Pooh (StoryBook Theatre).
Lindsey T.H. Jackson
Lindsey’s audiences have been known to follow her across speaking engagements and performances, magnetized by her down-to-earth approach to helping individuals feel seen and loved through her various roles. Event planners love working with Lindsey, delighted by the hearty laughs and rich insights they get from their time with her. Her natural storytelling, artistry and research-backed practices have allowed for some of the most cutting-edge methodologies to liberate ourselves, our work and our world from structures of oppression and lead future-ready teams along the way. That’s why she’s regularly sought after by platforms like King 5 News, Salesforce, The Superwoman Summit and the GSBA (Washington’s LGBTQIA+ Chamber of Commerce), as well as hundreds of other businesses, nonprofits, outlets and podcasts each year. Originally from the Paris of the United States (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Lindsey’s key influences include her parents, Mr. Rogers, and curly fries. She has been honored to perform across four continents, using her art to transform lives through her unique blend of storytelling, trauma-informed coaching, and research.
Marlena McHenry is thrilled to be a part of her first Pacific Play Company production! She has a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University, and loves new works and devising. She was most recently seen in StoryBook Theatre's Winnie the Pooh and Hansel and Gretel, SecondStory Rep's Starmites Pro, and Bipolar Inkwell on Zoom through Parley Productions. Other favorite Seattle productions include Triceratops Love Song with Somniterum Productions, and Orange Flower Water with Come Up Productions. Cheers and enjoy the show!
Carrie Schnelker has played mothers and lovers, kooks and cranks, and noblemen and women with companies including Wooden O, Island Shakespeare Festival, Harlequin, Macha, and many others. She’s happiest speaking prose or verse on a stage or in front of a camera, be it comedy or drama, classical or contemporary, two minute audition or three-act play!