Cast and Director of reasons to be pretty
Gretchen Corbett (Director) directed productions for the Santa Paula Theatre, the Back Alley Theatre and the Odyssey Theatre in the Los Angeles area and for several years served as the Resident Director of the ASK Theatre, a theatre that was dedicated to nurturing new plays and playwrights. In the Portland area she directed The Lower Rooms (Stark Raving), The Further Adventures of Anse and Bhule (Sowelu Theatre, Drammy Award for Best Direction), The Taming of the Shrew (Tygers Heart) and the premier production of The Alice Event. In addition Gretchen founded and for ten years ran the Haven Project in Portland, a non-profit theatre that paired underserved children with professional actors to create original theatre.
John San Nicolas is a native of San Diego and a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, John has lived in Portland since 2005. He most recently appeared in Jack Goes Boating at Artist’s Repertory Theatre, Action/Adventure Theatre’s Captured By Aliens and Fall of the House, Anonymous Theatre’s Lend Me a Tenor, and Portland Playhouse’s Bingo With the Indians. His on-camera credits include the feature films Crackin’ the Code, A Cabin In the Woods and Trainmaster II: Jeremiah’s Treasure, as well as the web-series’ Planning to Fail (Spectacularly), fothing and Everything Will Be Fine. He will also be making an appearance on the TNT television series Leverage Season 4, Episode 6: The Carnival Job (Directed by Frank Oz!).
Kelly Tallent has been on hiatus from Portland Theater while pursuing her re-education; Kelly is a senior at Concordia University in the BS Social Work program. Past endeavors include: the Thugs at Portland Center Stage, The Merchant of Venice, Antigone and Outrage at PCS; The New House,The Crucible and A Taste of Honey at ART; Work with Sowelu theater includes: a stage and film version of The Adventures of Anse and Bhule in No Mans Land, The Treatment (Drammy Award, best actress, 2000), headless, Curse of the Great Eleven and Blue Night in the Heart of the West.