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Robyn Hunt

Robyn HuntRobyn Hunt is co-founder and director of Pacific Performance Project east. She has appeared in professional theaters throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Her work with Tadashi Suzuki, spanning more than a decade, included a production of CLYTEMNESTRA, in which she played the title role. Also in Toga-mura she appeared in NIPPON WARS directed by Takeshi Kawamura. At Actors Theater of Louisville, she played Lady Capulet in ROMEO AND JULIET, Leontine in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Emilia in OTHELLO (with Delroy Lindo), Gertrude in HAMLET, and Hesione in HEARTBREAK HOUSE. At Intiman Theater in Seattle she played Lady Macbeth, and at ACT, Zaira in GRAND MAGIC. P3 performances include Elsa in DAYS AND NIGHTS WITHIN, and Elizabeth in OPIUM directed by Kenji Suzuki. At OnTheBoards she created PRIX FIXE with Peter Kyle, and acted in MIZU NO EKI. She wrote, directed and choreographed SUITE FOR STRANGERS, featured in the School of Drama’s 2003-04 season. In spring of ‘05 she played Mother Courage at Connecticut Rep. Robyn was a Professor in the School of Drama at the University of Washington where she teaches acting on the graduate faculty. In 2000 she received a UW Distinguished Teacher Award. Robyn is now a Professor of acting at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Steve Pearson

Steve PearsonSteve Pearson is a co-founder and director of P3. He has directed and acted professionally in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. In addition to theatre work, he has performed in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco with Malashock Dance and Company, worked with performance artist Eleanor Antin on several tours, and directed a number of original operas including TRILLIUM by jazz great Anthony Braxton. Since his first work in Japan with Tadashi Suzuki in 1982, he has played in NIPPON WARS, CLYTEMNESTRA, and Claudius in HAMLET. For P3 Steve has directed DAYS AND NIGHTS WITHIN, MIZU NO EKI,END OF THE ROPE at LaMama and in Romania, MYRA’S WAR, and BALANCE. He also conceived, wrote and played Thomas in OPIUM directed by Kenji Suzuki and performed in Seattle, Tokyo and Kanazawa, and played Hooke in SKIPPY-O’S DREAM. He conceived and directed GRAVITY, which opened in Seattle and played in New York in 2007. Other recent professional work includes the premiere of FLAGS by Jane Martin produced by the Mixed Blood Theater and the Guthrie Theater. Steve was a Professor teaching graduate acting and directing in the School of Drama at the University of Washington, where he was head of the Professional Actor Training Program for eleven years. Currently, Steve is Professor of acting and directing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina