2016 Summer Staff
Logan Ellis, Producing Artistic Director
Logan Ellis serves as the Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Battery and Literary Manager of Playwrights Foundation. He is a Co-Founder of Theatre Battery. Directing: The Little Mermaid (Marin Theatre Company), Water by the Spoonful (Dirty Hands), The Firefly Project (Magic Theatre), Year of the Rooster (Impact Theatre), dark play or stories for boys (Do It Live), Inay's Wedding Dress, Nanay's Lullaby (Bindlestiff Studio), Origins of Love (USF Mainstage), Chatroom, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Dog Sees God, Milk Like Sugar, A Maze (Theatre Battery). Former Artistic Direction Apprentice at Magic Theatre, BA Drama from Ithaca College. Graduate of Green River Community College and Kent-Meridian High School. The Ellis family has lived in Kent for the last four generations.
Gianna Gargiulo, Associate Artistic Director
Gianna Gargiulo is a co-founder and associate artistic director of Theatre Battery. She is usually sticking her hands in the pots of dramaturgy and literature selection, and she is the current producer of the Battery Powered series for works-in-development. Other interests include prop-hunting, drinking obscene amounts of coffee during the annual Sleep is for the Weak 24-hour play festival, and organizing dramaturgical references by the Dewey Decimal System. Graduate of Kentridge High School.
Rebecca White, Associate Artistic Director
Rebecca White is a co-founder of Theatre Battery. She has a Bachelor's degree in Art History with a minor in Internet Resource Creation and Management from Western Washington University, using her degree to assist in the conservation of PNW culture through internships at the Bellingham Heritage Flight Museum and the Whatcom Museum of Art. Rebecca enjoys contributing to Kent's burgeoning theatrical identity through her work with Theatre Battery, her participation ranging between literary selection, dramaturgy, and general administration and labor. She also maintains the Theatre Battery website. Graduate of Kentridge High School.
Charles Hawkins, Director of Production
Charles Hawkins appeared as an actor in Theatre Battery's Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Dog Sees God, and all three Sleep is for the Weak Festivals. He has served as a company member, technical organizer, and carpenter continuously since the 2012 season. Charles is also the proud father of the first baby girl to join the Theatre Battery family. Graduate of Kent-Meridian High School.
Tiana Ross, Associate Director of Production
Tiana Ross is pleased to partner with Theatre Battery once again, having made her debut during Sleep is for the Weak II playing a dragon and returned to Asst. Stage Manage A MAZE. The dramatic arts has been a passion for her since she was little. She spent much of her time on stage and behind the scenes as part of the former Highline College drama department. Her recent work includes stage managing for Othello: Heard it Through the Grapevine and being double cast as Emilia and Bianca in the same production. She would like to thank her friends and family (especially Mom) for continuing to support her theatre dreams.
Kait Mahoney, General Manager
Katherine Mahoney is a playwright, stage manager, and actor in the South Sound. She has worked with Theatre Battery for three years and was last seen in their production of "A Maze" as Jessica. Kait studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and finished her degree at Pacific Lutheran University. She lives and breathes creative energy, and is thrilled to work for a company that proves great theatre doesn't have to happen in a big city- creativity, talent, and social activism can be found in our own backyard.
Danielle Alexis Nicole Mitchell, Associate Producer
Danielle Alexis Nicole Mitchell is native to Seattle as a local Actor and Playwright. She started working with Theatre Battery in the production of Milk like Sugar and written for her own work that speaks to race, gender, class, and body image. She is happy to work to engage the community for social justice.
Jessica Andrewartha, Battery Powered Series Producer
Jessica Andrewartha is thrilled to be joining the staff of Theatre Battery after premiering 3 works on the Theatre Battery stage. Her play W.H.I.P. was read during last year’s Battery Powered series, and she participated in Sleep is for the Weak 2 & 3. Locally Jessica has also had work in the past three years of Medicine Ball: Playwrights vs Poets, and other short play festivals. Her full length play Where Do We Start? received a public reading from the Seattle Playwrights Circle in the Fall of 2014. Other short works have appeared in festivals in Chicago, Boston, and London. The last time she was a producer was for student theatre while at SMU, but she’s glad to be back! When not writing plays, Jessica blogs about nerd culture at nerdsacademy.wordpress.com.
Kathryn Stewart, Casting Director
Kathryn Stewart, a freelance director based in Seattle, adores her work as casting director for Theatre Battery. This past year, she has dramaturged for Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky at Taproot Theatre Company, directed numerous readings of new plays and musicals, and assisted director Daniel Goldstein as he staged Snapshots (by Stephen Schwartz and David Stern) at Village Theatre. Since moving to Seattle in 2012, she’s had the pleasure of working with theatres such as ACT, Intiman, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Taproot, and Seattle Play Series. She enjoys new play development, and also directs for Theatre Battery’s “Battery Powered Series,” helping new and relevant theatre work come to life in Kent.
Joshua Hamilton, Social Media Manager
Joshua Hamilton has an MFA in acting from the University of Florida and is also a graduate of The True Acting Institute’s Meisner Certificate Training Program taught by Larry Silverberg. He appeared in Theatre Battery's A MAZE, and was seen on stage as Fezziwig/Solicitor in The Hippodrome Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol in Gainesville, FL. Joshua is currently in post-production for his directorial debut as a filmmaker editing his first independent feature. He lives with his wife and dog in Seattle, WA.
Annelih Hamilton, Social Media Manager
Annelih Hamilton first came to Theatre Battery as an actor in Sleep is for the Weak III. Locally, she appeared in Really, Really at ArtsWest, The Realization of Emily Linder at Taproot, and The Life and Many Deaths of Peter Pan at the Seattle Fringe Festival. MFA Acting from the University of Florida. Love & many thanks to her family & friends, especially to Joshua & Walter. #LoveWillRipple