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Directed by Xandria Nirvana Easterday Callahan

October 11-14 & 17-19, 2019

at Theatre Puget Sound's Theatre4

Meet the cast and creative team behind Sagittarius Ponderosa:

Featuring Jasmine Joshua (they/them), Brian Lomatewama (he/him), Tom Fraser (he/him), Tami Kowal (she/her), and Wendy Woolery (she/her).

Creative Team: Xandria Nirvana Easterday Callahan (director, they/them), Annika Bennett (assistant director, she/her), Jenny Burkey (set designer, she/her), Iris Zacarías (lighting designer, she/her), Anna Bowen (costume designer, she/her), McKayla Bower (sound designer, she/her), Caitlyn Davis (props designer, she/her), and Rojo Davis (stage manager, she/her).

Kaufman headshot option 2_Photo by Grali

Photo by Gralin Hughes

About the Playwright

MJ Kaufman is a playwright and television writer from Portland, OR. This summer MJ premiered their play Whisper’s Gone at Theatre Exile. Other recent productions include Masculinity Max in the Public Theater Studio program, Sensitive Guys at InterAct Theater and A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile at Clubbed Thumb. Their work has also been produced and developed at WP Theater, Huntington Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the New Museum, NAATCO, Playwrights Realm, Colt Coeur, Yale School of Drama, and the Lark Play Development Center, as well as in Russian in Moscow and in Australia. MJ received the 2017 Helen Merrill Emerging Writers Award, 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting, the 2013 Global Age Project Prize, and the 2010 Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist Theatre. MJ has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and SPACE on Ryder Farm and is currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists. MJ has been a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers’ Group, WP Theater Lab, a core playwright at InterAct Theatre and a playwriting fellow at the Huntington Theater. An alum of Wesleyan University and Yale School of Drama, MJ has taught playwriting at Fordham University, Wesleyan University, SUNY Purchase College, the University of the Arts and as a teaching fellow at Yale College. MJ curated the 2016 and 2017 seasons of Trans Theater Fest at The Brick and, along with Kit Yan, founded Trans Lab Fellowship, a program to support emerging transgender theater artists. They were recently a staff writer on seasons 1 and 2 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix.