February 14-March 10, 2019
The show runs approximately one hour and 45 minutes
Show contains strobe effects, haze, and content including strong language, sex, and drug use.
Author Tom Hansen deftly balances his raw story of self-destruction with wry humor and hope. A fast-paced ride through Seattle’s grunge-era music scene, American Junkie looks at the man behind the addiction and the power heroin can have on people’s lives.
American Junkie follows Hansen as he hits rock bottom and then rises to find his path to recovery. Hansen was a pioneer in the punk rock scene in Seattle until his heroin habit led to addiction and dealing. On his death bed, weighing 100 pounds, he finally got clean. “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.
KEXP’s Sound & Vision
Saturday, Feb. 23
Airs 6-9am on KEXP
Tune in to KEXP’s new public affairs program to hear panelists Tom Hansen (American Junkie author), Marco Collins (KEXP DJ), and Caleb Banta-Green (Seattle’s opioid taskforce) discuss addiction, recovery, and Seattle’s music scene. Moderated by KEXP morning show host John Richards.
Sunday, Feb 24
The Center Theatre Lobby around 3:45pm
Join American Junkie co-adapter/director Jane Jones as she moderates a discussion about addiction with author Tom Hansen, Dr. Rosemary Kelly, Dr. Doug Zatzick, and Karen Oliver immediately following the 2pm matinee.
|Ian Bond||Tom Hansen|
|Hazel Rose Gibson||Gisele/Gretchen/Ensemble|
|Marco Adiak Voli||Scotty/Greg/Ensemble|
|Jen Taylor||Assistant Director|
|Catherine Cornell||Scenic Designer|
|Tristan Roberson||Lighting and Projections Designer|
|Kelly McDonald||Costume Designer|
|Kyle Thompson||Sound Designer|
|Cedric Wright||Properties Designer|
|Bryce Bartl-Geller||Assistant Projections Designer|
|Jeremiah Givers*||Stage Manager|
|Caitlin Denney-Turner||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Kristin L. Schoenback||Directing Intern|
|Dan Schuy||Production Manager|
|Benjamin Radin||Technical Director|
|Shelby Choo||Master Carpenter|
|Jessica Christensen||Scenic Charge Artist/Properties Master|
|Danny Herter||Master Electrician/Board Operator|
|Jessica Jones||Sound Engineer/Board Operator|
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
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