About OutCast Productions
OutCast Productions: Theater on the Edge of Town
OutCast Productions is a theater company on the outskirts of downtown Langley, Washington. It is housed in the historic Black Box Theater on the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds. The company was founded in 2011 by Ned Farley and K. Sandy O'Brien and produces an average of five plays during its March to November season (with a pause through the summer months.)
OCP maintains a resident staff of designers, an Executive Committee and an Advisory Team. It welcomes volunteers in all aspects of theater production from the South Whidbey community and beyond.
Mission: OutCast Productions (OCP) is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit theatre company incorporated in Washington State. OCP aims to be a vibrant community theatre presenting quality, affordable, live entertainment for the local community, which delivers a memorable audience experience and encourages critical thinking about the social issues of our time. OCP values inclusivity in all its forms and encourages participation from both the local and wider community.
Meet Our Team
Managing Artistic Director
Secretary/ Volunteer Coordinator
Ned Farley trained as an actor at The American Conservatory Theater’s summer conservatory and through the actors training program at the University of Washington. In addition, he received training in both acting and directing at the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London. Ned’s acting and directing career spans professional, regional and community theater. OutCast is his second venture in starting a theater company; his first was as a student at the University of Washington with a musical theater company.
Carolyn Browne Tamler established Carolyn Browne Associates, a Seattle marketing research and public involvement firm, in 1977. She has extensive experience in community involvement programs, marketing research and marketing, facilitation, promotion and community education projects for a broad range of public agencies and private clients. Tamler writes “The Business Spotlight” on whidbeylocal.com.
Susan Edwards retired from a 12-year career as director of three preschools in Ann Arbor, Michigan followed by a 20-year career as a community college teacher of computer science in the Portland area. She moved to Whidbey to be closer to family. Susan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, attended University of Colorado, and graduated with a BS in Education from University of Michigan. Edwards has served on a number of boards in the areas of education and social action. Currently she serves on the Board of South Whidbey at Home in addition to that of Outcast Productions.
Patricia Duff (she/her) studied acting and dance in college and later as a working actor on the Chicago theater scene. Since moving to Whidbey Island, Patricia has performed in many theatrical productions, including at the Black Box Theater for OCP. Recently, Duff took on the direction of two productions and joined the Advisory Team, for which she helped revamp the OCP logo and website. Duff also enjoys her work as the poster and program designer for OCP's seasons. Duff now acts as Associate Producer for the company and looks forward to lending her skills and support to Ned and the rest of the crew.
Jeff has worked for local companies such as Morgan Sound, installing sound systems in some of the largest halls in the state and building stage systems for some of the largest venues. He is happy to be working with OutCast Productions where he has designed the sound for almost all of its productions. Just prior to the 2013 production of "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" opened, he designed and installed the new sound system in The Black Box Theater.
Alex has been active in stage lighting and design for a number of years now. He provides tech training for the West Seattle High School drama program and works for several theaters in the Greater Seattle area, as well as locally at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. He is the resident lighting designer for OutCast Productions where he has designed almost all of OCP's productions since its first show, "Yankee Tavern."
Tom joined OCP as set designer in 2022 and created the sets for the entire 2022 season. After a life-long career in medicine and education, he and his wife Bobbie have made Whidbey Island home. Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Tom was the Technical Director for Anchorage Community Theater and designed sets for most of their productions from 2010 to 2016. He was awarded “Best of Alaska” for his trio of revolving scenes from “The Sunshine Boys.” Tom has enjoyed being part of community theater as an actor, as well, and did commercials for Gillette and Tang in the 1970s. He was also the announcer for “The Children’s Hour,” a weekly TV show. Tom is excited to be part of the OCP team and looks forward to helping with new seasons and new designs.