About OutCast Productions
OutCast Productions is a private, 501(c)(3), not for profit theatre company incorporated in Washington State. As a community-based theatre company that focuses on producing "theatre with a social conscience," we strive to bring to our audience productions that encourage critical thinking about the social issues of our time. Our goal is to provoke a dialogue about such issues as oppression, human rights, politics, and the psychological and emotional worlds of human beings at large. In doing so, we aim to produce work that represents diverse world views and experiences as well as a commitment to represent gender equity in our choice of playwrights and directors.
We welcome the opportunity to earn the trust of the community and deliver a product that serves and includes them.
K. SANDY O'BRIEN Co-Director
Sandy has been involved with Theater and Dance from the age of five performing on TV in the early fifties, and in a number of dance groups in New York State. She received a BA in Theater/English at SUNY at Albany, studied dance with Paul Sanasardo, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and Henry LeTang. She studied Directing and Acting with John Fernald, Principal of Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. See has performed off Broadway and on Broadway with "Irene". In Las Vegas, NV she was awarded several Best Director and Best Actress awards from the Allied Arts Council. She reorganized the Las Vegas Little Theater in 1981 which still continues today.
Relocating to Whidbey Island in 2003 she continued Acting and Directing which is where she met Director Ned Farley and became the choreographer of Cabaret. OutCast gives her and Ned the opportunity to provide theater that not only entertains but provides insight to controversial subject matter.
Ned 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 theatre. OutCast is his second venture in starting a theater company; his first as a student at the University of Washington with a musical theater company and now this wonderful experience with co-conspirator K. Sandy O’Brien focusing on mostly edgier, contemporary and socially conscious theater.
Alex has been active in working with 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 WICA. He is the resident lighting designer for OutCast Productions where he has designed almost all of our productions since our first show, Yankee Tavern.
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 our productions. Just prior to our 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 Theatre.
Marketing & PR
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.
Ms. Tamler moved to Whidbey Island in 2005 and soon became known for her writing skills as well as marketing and facilitation. She wrote for the Northwest Business Monthly Magazine and The Giraffe Heroes Project, and currently is “The Business Spotlight” on www.Whidbeylocal.com, writing about local businesses.
Her website includes a weekly marketing blog: www.carolynbrownetamler.com