February 14-March 10, 2019
A story of recovery and accountability, this adaptation of American Junkie follows Hansen as he goes from rock bottom and then rises to the path of recovery. Hansen was a pioneer in the punk rock scene in Seattle until he became hooked on heroin and started selling it. On his death bed and weighing 100 pounds, he finally got clean in 1999 after six months in the hospital and in Bailey-Boushay House, a local hospice. He returned to school in 2000 and graduated with an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2008. He is the author of two books, the memoir American Junkie and the novel This Is What We Do.
“When I saw the Book-It adaptation of Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son I dreamed of having one of my books produced for the stage. I’m beyond honored and thrilled to see what they do with American Junkie,” says Hansen.
The cast includes Ian Bond as Tom with Jesica Avellone, Hazel Rose Gibson, Tim Gouran, Brian Gunter*, and Marco Adiak Voli as the ensemble. The design team includes scenic design by Catherine Cornell, sound design by Kyle Thompson, costume design by Kelly McDonald, lighting design by Thorn Michaels, and properties design by Cedric Wright.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States