“Blackbird” Cast

Mark Fossen as Ray

Mark Fossen (Ray)
Mark Fossen has worked as an actor, director, dramaturg, and teacher in the Salt Lake Area since 2005. That 2005 show was directed by Larry West, and he is thrilled to be working with Larry again and returning to Utah Rep, for which he directed August: Osage County. Other directing credits include work with the University of Utah, Westminster College, The Grand Theatre, Pinnacle Acting Company, and Wasatch Theatre. As an actor, he has been seen in many Plan-B Theatre shows, including Clearing Bombs, for which he won the 2014 City Weekly ARTY award for Best Theatre Performance. Other local acting credits include work with Sackerson, PYGmalion, Meat & Potato, and Salt Lake Shakespeare. National credits include work at the California and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco’s Thick Description, and Chicago’s Steppenwolf. He is a graduate of the University of Utah’s Theatre Studies Program, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Idaho in Theatre Studies. More information available at: http://markfossen.info


Anne Louise Brings as Una

Anne Louise Brings (Una)
Anne Louise Brings has most recently been seen as Stella in
A Streetcar Named Desire. Past favorites include Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Utah Repertory Theater Co.), Lavinia in Titus Andronicus (Pinnacle Acting Co.), Nina in Stupid F**king Bird (Salt Lake Acting Co.), Anna in The Edible Complex (Plan-B), Cindy in Booksmart (Plan-B), Emma in Mockingbird (Pygmalion Productions), Mercy Lewis in The Crucible (Pioneer Theatre Co.), Ali in Spark (Pygmalion Productions), Jean in August: Osage County (Utah Repertory Theater Co./Silver Summit Theater Co.), Wiglaf in Beowulf (Meat & Potato Theatre Co.), Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Pinnacle Acting Co.), Rosalind in As You Like It (Davis Arts Council), and Antigone in Antigone (Regional Tour). Anne graduated from Westminster College with a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance.



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