We are honored to be working with revered Seattle actor, Charles Leggett, as he takes on the role of Powell, the plant’s over-eager/ under-effective foreman. There are many sentences we could write about Leggett, packed with superlatives, but instead we’ll leave that to Brendan Kiley, who penned a beautiful tribute when Leggett was honored as a 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Performance. Check out the full tribute here.
Some of our favorite shots from Charles’ previous work:
Three Questions with Charles:
ONE thing that excites you about this project…
Exactly what will excite people coming to see it: a piece of Seattle history, transformed into art.
TWO essential ingredients you would use to build a world from scratch…
Trial and error!
THREE words to describe WE REMAIN PREPARED…
History houses imagination
A Seattle resident since 1989, Charles Leggett is a three-time nominee (Ray, Yankee Tavern, ACT, 2010; Lennie, Of Mice and Men, Seattle Rep, 2011) and recipient (Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, Seattle Shakespeare Company, 2009) of the Theatre Puget Sound “Gregory” Award for Outstanding Actor. He has also worked at Intiman, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It, Portland Center Stage, The Village, 5th Avenue and many smaller companies. His voice work includes over fifteen audio books (Cedar House Audio) and several video games. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in over forty publications nationwide and abroad and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. As a blues musician, Charles fronted bands that performed in Pioneer Square blues clubs, the NW Folklife Festival (1998) and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Fan Fest (2001); he still sits in with bands from time to time (you can hear him on Miss Mamie Lavona’s latest disc), and has written tunes for 14/48 and the Sandbox Radio Orchestra.