Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Cast and Crew
Patrick Spike has been involved in theatre from nearly every aspect for over 30 years. He not only is an award winning director, but also an actor, administrator, consultant and more. He has worked with performing arts organizations all over the country and Canada in an advisory capacity and has
worked extensively up and down the west coast. He is a
company member of Bag&Baggage Productions in Hillsboro.
Spike directed such shows as Educating Rita, Love Letters, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Dangerous Liaisons, Batboy the Musical, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, among many others. As a performer he has been part of such shows as The Importance of Being Earnest (as Lady Bracknel), The Farndale Avenue.... Christmas Carol (as Phoebe Reece), Parfumerie (as Sipos), and several film and screen projects.
Spike lives here in Vancouver with his partners Fernando and
Chris. I owe them everything.
Spike dedicates this production to his late dear friend Marilyn, who performed the part of Lily in my former production of Six Dance Lessons.
Marilyn, I miss you so much.
Brien first got his start in theater many
years ago working with local community
theaters in the Vancouver area. He then
relocated to the East Coast, where he
spent over two decades working
primarily in stagecraft and theater/arts
marketing. He is excited to return to the
Pacific Northwest and collaborate with
the talented people at Magenta Theater
to help in producing quality work for
Rebecca Hoffman (Lily) appears both on and off stage at Magenta, recently seen as Alice in “Don Quixote of La Center.” Favorite roles include Miss Bates in “Emma! A Pop Musical,” and The Nurse in“Romeo and Juliet.” She has written, performed and directed for MagenTots and is a player with Magenta Improv Theater. Backstage she has served as lighting designer and crewed for multiple
shows. She is grateful to Magenta for these creative opportunities and to her family for their tireless support. In private life, she is a family physician and serves on the board of the Washington State Medical Association.
Jeff Ekdahl (Michael) is very excited to make his acting debut for the Magenta Theatre. A long time Portland Theatre veteran, Jeff has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Theatre Arts from Portland
State University. Some of his favorite roles
include: Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap, Leo/
Maxine in Leading Ladies, Charlie Baker in The Foreigner, and George Hay in Moon Over Buffalo for Mask & Mirror Theatre, Kenny Franks in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Torvald Helmer in A Doll’s House for HART Theatre, Mac in Pipe Dream, Max in Lend Me A Tenor, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, and John Merrick in The Elephant Man for Lakewood Theatre, among others. Jeff retired from the Oregon Judicial Department, and currently works part time for Fred Meyer. Other hobbies include soccer, tennis, and his 1957 Chevy. He dedicates this show to his wife Donna, his son Joel, and his daughter Sophia.
Production Manager - Erin Knittle
Choreographer - Daniel Martinez
Set Design - Mark Wood
Lighting Design - Wayne Simons/Luke Dowell
Costume Design - Marychris Mass
Sound Design - Peter Wonderly