Yen | SEP 21–292019-08-16T17:47:41+00:00

co-presented with the Kenan Fellowship in Directing

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Dates: September 21–29, 2019 
Run time: approximately 2 hours
Location: Lalie Theatre

Half-brothers Hench and Bobbie are two teens living alone in a gritty, cramped apartment in West London. The boys fill their days with video games, porn, and violence. Sometimes their mum Maggie visits and their dog Taliban scratches at the locked door in the next room.

When Jennifer appears and spills light into the deepest, darkest corners of their reality, the boys’ world comes crashing down.

Will Hench and Bobbie be able to step out of their disconnected, one-room life into the intimacy, connection, and belonging just outside the door? Or will they be trapped forever by the consequences of their actions?

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Rey Zane

Rey Zane is an actor/director working in theatre and film. She is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Recent works include, Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, Caryl Churchill’s Abortive and David Ives’s Venus in Fur.

In Seattle, Rey’s early work included close involvement with Young American Theatre Co. (YATC). She served as Artistic Director of YATC for two years. Her recent film work includes credits in stunt coordination and acting, shooting on location from Aztec, New Mexico to Berlin. In 2017, Rey served as a guest assistant director for ACT’s production of Alex & Aris, an original work by Moby Pomerance.


The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a creative catalyst that encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges. For more information, visit uncsa.edu/kenan.

Kenan Directing Showcase

The Kenan Fellowship and ACT seek to provide emerging artists with practical knowledge and experience as artists embarking on a career in regional theatre.

Each Kenan Fellow is mentored by Artistic Director, John Langs, ACTLab Production Manager, Katie Burnett, and Literary Manager, Samie Detzer, as well as by the entire ACT staff, in varying capacities. Mentors support and assist the Fellows through their learning of ACT’s approach to making theatre and guide the Fellows through the challenges and realities of what it means to be an artist in Seattle. Additionally, the Fellowship supports time to pursue artistic growth, attend performances, and the further development of networking in their professional field. Kenan Fellows are also encouraged to apply to produce and develop their own performance project.

This production is recommended for ages 14+. Please be advised, this production contains sudden loud noises, scenes of violence, references to animal cruelty, adult language, adult content, and sexual situations.

ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We don’t create age restrictions but do our best to offer content advisories for each show. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact communications@acttheatre.org.

Please Note: This production is not accessible with an ACTPass. All ticket proceeds will support ACT’s partnership with the Kenan Fellowship in Directing to help young directors develop their skills in a professional theatre setting.

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