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Intermission is over!  As we return to the stage, our new season reflects the bold-risk-taking theater we have always been and the theater we want to become. We have taken advantage of our time off the stage to thoroughly examine the theatre we make.

Over 13 seasons, Alley Rep has grown into a theater of, and for, our community. This season we are asking for growth from our audiences, our play choices, and ourselves. Alley Rep is committed to working intentionally and rigorously to break down barriers to creating and making inclusive theater—including those based on race, gender, sexuality, ability, and economics.

In the shadow of the ghost light, we all found ourselves hiding and hardening away into a cocoon.  We plan to play more fiercely and connect more deeply with our community as we grow out of that calcified state and into something wholly different.  Welcome to Alley Repertory Theatre’s 2021-22 season…Metamorphosis.

ABOUT US

Alley Repertory Theater has been the premier professional theater company of Garden City, Idaho since 2008. Located in Garden City’s rapidly expanding Live-Work-Create District, Alley Repertory Theater’s productions tackle a range of themes and are aimed at people and cultures from all walks of life. From timely, contemporary, Pulitzer Prize-winning plays to well-known musicals to Christmas Extravaganzas, Alley Rep strives to be a company that produces quality, innovative theater.

OUR MISSION

Alley Repertory Theater produces innovative theater that connects professional artists and local talent with thinking audiences.

OUR VISION

Alley Repertory Theater is a bold, risk-taking cultural leader and an artistic home where established professionals mentor emerging artists to create high-quality productions bursting with humanity. For passionate, thinking audiences, it is the place to be for an engaging night out.

OUR HOME

Visual Arts Collective (VAC), is a contemporary fine art gallery, performance venue and cultural center in Garden City, Idaho, committed to presenting exhibitions and events for artists working in visual and performance art, film, music, dance and theater. VAC is dedicated to providing Boise and the Treasure Valley opportunities to explore various disciplines, to engage in interactive art, to participate in special events and to encourage artists and the community to continue in the discovery of artistic expression. VAC and Alley Rep are part of The Alley Arts and Cultural District, whose mission it is to renovate this riverfront neighborhood into a Live-Work-Create destination.

OUR TEAM

Buffie Main
Artistic Director
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Buffie Main has been directing theater for nearly three decades and is known for bold, risk-taking theater that sparks conversation and creates community. Buffie believes that giving artists the space to be themselves and find joy is the pixie dust for creating meaningful theater. Buffie’s favorite directing credits include Indecent, The Cake, Rapture Blister Burn, In the Next Room OR the Vibrator Play, Love Person, and La Cage Aux Folles.

Buffie is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab in New York City, and Toronto, an elite group of international professional directors and scholars who study and create collaboratively worldwide. Buffie also holds a BFA in Theater from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and an MPA from the University of South Dakota. In 2020, Buffie was awarded the Alexa Rose Fellowship. Alexa Rose Fellows are nominated by their peers and are merit-based awards of $25,000 that provide resources for the accelerated development of an artist’s creative practice. Buffie’s joy is creating spaces where actors can be courageous, the work is fearless, and a play creates connection.

Breana Kali
Chief Extravaganza Consultant
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Breana has been working with Alley Repertory Theater since 2016 when she stage managed Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Since then, she has wrestled multiple Christmas extravaganzas to the stage, revised countless production calendars, and sent hundreds of cast emails beginning with, “Just a reminder…” This season she is proud to continue her work with Alley Repertory Theater as the company’s Chief Extravaganza Consultant. You might find her calling cues in the booth, writing dialogue for a production, or operating a spotlight.

John Wicks
Director of Humbly Fresh
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Hailing from the College of Idaho, where he studied acting and performed in plays such as Baby with the Bathwater, Lie of the Mind, The Winters’ Tale, Smash, and The Water Engine, he also worked in stage management, electrician, and set construction. he found Alley Rep during Indecent and helped backstage as a stagehand. He came to love the VAC and the people it held. After performing in Bernhardt/Hamlet he helped close out A Funny Thing Happened…much earlier than anyone anticipated due to the virus.

During the hiatus from theatre he’s worked with Alley to create a more diverse, equal, and inclusive environment, platform, and dialogue. He’s excited to share this larger, more loving space with some of you as audience members and collaborators and hopes that we all rise to the very challenging task of introspection, listening, discussion, and personal growth. A jack of many trades, a master of none: Writer, BLM activist, Actor, and Director.

Jason Haskins
Resident Dramaturge/Social Media Manager
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Jason is a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and sports writer that has been with Alley in various capacities since 2011. He is the co-creator of the “Voices from the Boise Hole” series and “Levi Middlebrooks: Back 2 Boyzee”.  Jason has also written four full-length plays entitled Solace, Poison, The Latitude of Life, and Half Past Midnight, all of which have had readings with various theatres. His one-act play One Night Stand was recently published for Heartland Plays and Jason’s fantasy novels, The Dragon Princess and The Blue Gem, have both been published, as his novella Of Snow Forts and Santa. Jason also likes to write for a couple of sports websites and wastes too much time watching sitcoms from the 1990s.

Kenna Brackhahn
Patron Services Manager
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Kenna has been working with Alley Repertory Theater since 2008, first serving on the Board of Directors and then moving into her current position as the Patron Services/Operations Manager. Kenna fell in love with theater in 4th grade after watching The King and I. Since then, she has been actively involved in theater in some form or another for most of her life. In the 13 years she has been volunteering with Alley Repertory Theater, Kenna has witnessed the magic of theater (both on stage and off) and thoroughly enjoys experiencing every “wow” moment with each production. She is delighted to continue her work with Alley Rep and is excited to see what the future holds for this organization. Kenna shares this crazy journey called life with her husband, Ty and two dogs, Bogey and Birdie.

Elizabeth Mork
Community Outreach
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Elizabeth Mork is excited to work with Alley Repertory Theater as their Community Engagement Coordinator. Along with community outreach, Elizabeth works as a director and a dramaturge. Elizabeth graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in Theatre and she also studied Gender and Cultural Studies at Simmons University. She also had the opportunity to study with the London Dramatic Academy in the United Kingdom. Previously, Elizabeth worked with Marin Shakespeare Company and with Goodman Theatre. Elizabeth looks forward to partnering with the vibrant and growing arts community in Boise.

Trever Bostrom
The Marketing Dood
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Trever is a marketing & adventure enthusiast that has been working with Alley Rep since 2019. He is the energy behind a lot of Alley Rep’s marketing materials, graphic design, website development, and more. Having just immersed himself in the theatre world, he is growing a deep appreciation more & more with every show he attends. And he would like to make it very clear that the team, the talent, and the show productions at Alley Rep are truly the Cat’s Pajamas… the Bee’s Knees.

Wendy Fox
Designer & Alley Rep. Board Member
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With a deep, lifelong love of theater – Wendy has been active with Alley Rep since 2014, designing costumes, sound, and experiences to best support the moment. With a particular emphasis on large group shows, her costume work spans the comedy stylings of Sex, Weiners, and Boobs, to serious period shows like Farnsworth Invention and Indecent, to the large, boisterous cast of La Cage aux Folles. As a volunteer DJ at Radio Boise, hosting Tennis Court Disco for over ten years, she brings her audio skills to sound design for shows with a need for musical storytelling. She also enjoys throwing great parties and raising money for important community projects. Senior User Experience Designer at Sensei by day, Alley Rep devotee by night – she can’t wait to be a part of the evolution of this dynamic and vital theater company.

Andreas Maldanado
Another Doer of Things

Andres is a Boise-based actor and theatre artist. He is an alumnus of The College of Idaho, graduating with a B.A. in Theatre, Class of ‘18. His credits at C of I include Florizel in The Winter’s Tale, Charles Lang in The Water Engine, and Sir Charles Brandon in SMASH. Andres debuted at Alley Repertory Theatre in 2019, playing The Ingenue/Sholem Asch in Indecent and followed up as Maurice in Bernhardt/Hamlet. Other credits include Eros (among others) in Antony and Cleopatra (Boise Bard Players), Yvan in ART (Alpine Playhouse) and The Wolf in Refuge (Campfire Theatre Festival). Andres has also worked as a sound technician for various productions around the Treasure Valley.

Andres considers Alley Repertory Theatre as his artistic home and has become involved with pushing and challenging Boise theatre to the level these times deserve through his work at Alley, on-stage and behind the scenes.

RESIDENT DESIGNERS
Blake Green – Resident sound designer and sound reinforcement
Chaz Gentry – Resident lighting and visual designer.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gigi Huntley – President
Jennifer Woodward – Vice President
Frank Sesek – Treasure
Alex Lundgren – Secretary

OUR SUPPORTERS