MEET THE COMPANY

Sann Hall
Managing Partner
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Sann's collaboration with PWT began when cast in Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fishermen. She's also appeared in Big Story Small (2012), The Final Tribunal...Dali, and Or, The Whale.  She designed various scenic, prop, and costume elements of Big Story Small (2010); Suffering, Inc. (2011 Footlight Award); A Compelling, Unknown Force; and Language Rooms. Parliament Square marked her directing debut at PWT.  Sann is also a puppet enthusiast and is the Director of Production at Seattle Repertory Theater .

Brendan Healy
Managing Partner 

Brendan Healy co-founded Pony World Theatre with Juniper Berolzheimer in 2009.  His plays have been produced in several cities across the country. He earned his MFA in Writing in 2005 and was a member of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writers Group from 2013 – 2015. His original work Suffering, Inc., which Pony World Theatre produced in both 2011 and 2016, was cited by The Seattle Times as one of the 7 best productions of the last decade.

Kristin Brown
Resident Stage Manager
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Kristin Brown joined Pony World after Stage Managing their fall show What We Were (2021). She graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in performance and theater management. Her other credits include South Coast Rep, Secondstory Rep, Annex Theater, Seattle Public Theater, and Theater Schmeater.

Annie Duffiance
Resident Scenic Charge
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Annie Duffiance is a formally trained fine artist from South Dakota working as a freelance scenic charge in the Seattle area. Shortly after moving to Seattle in 2014, her partner Justin introduced her to PWT (and theatre in general!) during Or, The Whale and she's been painting for them ever since! Her all-time favorite PWT production to work on was Parliament Square and the infamous 16' x 24' hand-painted floor. Annie also works with  Broadway Bound Children's Theatre and Washington Ensemble Theatre. 

Justin Duffiance
Technical Director
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Justin Duffiance has been the resident Technical Director for Pony World Theatre since 2013. He freelances in the Seattle area as a Technical Director, carpenter, electrician, and rental technician. Along with his work with Pony World, Justin is also the Technical Director for Washington Ensemble Theatre and Broadway Bound Children's Theatre. 

Jesse Parce
Company Member

Jesse Parce joined Pony World Theatre in 2013 after his performance in A Compelling, Unknown Force at On The Boards' Northwest New Works Festival.  He assisted directed the 2016 production of Suffering, Inc.  As a cello player, Jesse has performed with L’Orchestre D’Incroyable Seattle Symphony, Music of Remembrance, Emerald City Scene, Seattle Musical Theatre, Skagit Opera, and The Harlequin Hipsters.  

Charlotte Peters
Company Member
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Charlotte Peters (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary theater artist and director. They were initially tapped by Pony World to direct What We Were in 2020, shepherding the show through it's pandemic postponement and successful remount in 2021. As a director, Charlotte loves stories that center on intimacy, viscerality, and connection. They are excited to continue exploring these themes through PWTs unique lens

Chih-Hung Shao
Resident Lighting Designer
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Chih-Hung was born and raised in Taiwan and began a new chapter of his life by pursuing his MFA in Lighting Design from University of Washington, School of Drama, in 2018. Pony World Theatre is the first theatre company that he collaborated with after he graduated and designed the lighting for the play, What We Were in 2021. In the Pony World, everything is possible!

Ranleigh Starling
Resident Lighting Designer

Ranleigh Starling is a lighting and scenic designer for live performance. She first worked with PWT as ALD on Suffering Inc. and then as Lighting Designer for American Archipelago. Ranleigh earned her MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Washington and has worked with Seattle Opera, Seattle Rep, Village Theater, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest Opera, and others. Ranleigh was a recipient of the Hemsley Internship in Lighting in 2019

Lisa Viertel
Company Member
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Lisa Viertel has been performing in Seattle for over 20 years. Her first Pony World Theatre production was Parliament Square in 2018. In addition to Pony World, Lisa has worked with Book It Repertory Theater, Arts West, Sound Theater Company, Ashland New Plays Festival, Harlequin Productions, Theater Schmeater, Theater Babylon, GreenStage, Cafe Nordo, Annex Theater, Theater22, Tacoma Actors Guild, and 14/48: The Worlds Quickest Theater Festival (Mazen Award Winner), as well as others.