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A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Vol. 1)

Friday, January 19, 2024 to Sunday, January 28, 2024
4045 University Way NE - Google Map - Google Map
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Performance Showtimes: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28, 2024 - 2:00pm

A THICK DESCRIPTION OF HARRY SMITH, a proto-psychedelic medicine show, takes a wild ride through the life, work, and times of filmmaker, musicologist, painter, anthropologist, collector, occultist, and fabulist, Harry Everett Smith. Best known for editing the seminal Anthology of American Folk Music, Smith's peculiar life is an emblem of American bohemian life in the 20th Century.

A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Vol. 1)
By Carlos Murillo
Directed by Nick O'Leary
January 19 - January 28, 2024
Preview January 17, 7:30 pm                                                                             *Preview #1 January 13, 2024 has been canceled*
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Production Run Time: approximately 2 Hours & 40 minutes with one 10-minute intermission.

Production Warnings: This production incorporates haze, amplified sound, and includes discussion of mild mature themes, and sexual content.


Nic Morden* Harry Smith
Chinelo Okpala* The Curator
Jesimiel Jenkins* Merry Andrew
Jerik Fernandez* Blank Marlowe
Yeonshin Kim* Annie
Sebastian Wang* Martin
Julia Rahmanzaei* Jorge
Walden Barnett Marcus˚ Understudy -Marlowe/Martin/
Jorge/Merry Andrew
Danny Hassett˚ Understudy - Harry Smith/The Stranger Emcee
Ellie Unger˚ Understudy - The Curator/Annie
Creative Team: 
Nick O'Leary* Director
Kyle Levien Music Director
Daisy Schreiber˚ Stage Manager
Timothy White Eagle Scenic Designer
Heidi Zamora** Costume Designer
Landon Elder* Lighting Designer
MuTTT Dogg† Sound Designer
Rachael Herren* Dramaturg
Brandon Riel** Asst. Scenic Designer
Teia O'Malley˚ Asst. Scenic Designer
Alex Parr˚ Asst. Sound Designer


Karis Ho** Assistant Stage Manager
John Austin˚ Assistant Stage Manager
Light Board Operator
Alex Parr˚ Sound Engineer
Sound Operator
Spot Operator
Wardrobe Lead
Wardrobe Crew
Wardrobe Crew
Deck Lead
Deck Crew
Deck Crew
Deck Crew
Tommy Beale˚ Floater
Irfan Cetin˚ Floater


Andrea Bush**†  Props Manager
Alex Danilchek† Technical Director
Ricky German† Costume Shop Manager
Kirsten Hager† Costume Specialist
Jeff Larson† Production Manager
Jennifer Law† Scenic Artist
Ian Lootens† Stage Technician
Jay McAleer† Master Electrician
Deb Skorstad† Costume Lead
Sara Staven† Stage Technician
Haley Thomas† Production Coordinator
Tres Tracy Ballon† Master Carpenter
Steve Younkins† Sound Technician

˚Undergraduate student at UW 

*Graduate student at UW 

**UW Alumni 

†School of Drama faculty/staff member 

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