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About the Play “Taste” by Brendan Healy

Cooking is Toby’s passion and, if he wins his favorite reality TV cooking show, his salvation. Jobless and living with his sister Kayla, Toby obsesses over this show and the glamorous celebrity host, Miranda. When their mother also has to move in, each member of this family struggles with living with one another again, with family secrets, and with their own fantastical desire to escape. Miranda’s seemingly magical presence seeps further into each of their lives until finally tensions, secrets, and fantasies finally mix in an explosive and competitive family dinner.

About the Playwright

Brendan Healy’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Chicago, Miami, Louisville, Minneapolis, California, and Connecticut. His play Picnic (pik’nik’): v.i. received the 2004 Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville, and his play The Way it Really, Truly, Almost Was was a finalist for the 2013 award. Mr. Healy received his MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 and currently lives and works in Seattle. He is Managing Partner of Pony World Theatre and is currently a 2013 – 2015 member of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writer’s Group.

Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski

Marya Sea Kaminski is a theater artist and writer based in Seattle. Directing credits include: Ajax in Iraq by Ellen McLaughlin, Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr, and The Myth Projects for Cornish College of the Arts, the premiere of Condo Millennium (writer/director) at Northwest Film Forum, as well as the regional premieres of Jordan Harrison’s The Museum Play and Adam Rapp’s Finer Noble Gases as a Founding Co-Artistic Director of the Washington Ensemble Theatre. Additionally, Marya has participated in the development of several new plays including Stephanie Timm’s Crumbs are Also Bread, Paul Mullin’s The Ten Thousand Things, and dozens of original solo performances through her classes and workshops. Currently, Marya serves as the Associate Artistic Director at Seattle Repertory Theatre. More at maryasea.com.