About Us

Founded in 2014, Reboot Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company based in Seattle, WA.

OUR STORY

It started with thirty women in an apartment common room reading from scripts and singing to a lone keyboard. After an extremely successful fundraising campaign, including a sold-out cabaret, a “What if” conversation turned into the nation’s first fully realized all-female production of 1776 in a 300 seat house at Magnusson Park.

After repeatedly hearing, “After the first five minutes, I forgot you all were women!”, we knew we had something special. If an audience could suspend its disbelief while watching a woman play Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, what else could we attempt?

Reboot strives to find where context breaks the story. How far can we go? Let’s find out.

MISSION STATEMENT

Reboot Theatre Company tests new interpretations of established works through nontraditional casting, design, and methods yet to be discovered.

WE BELIEVE

  • Theatre has the power to change hearts and minds
  • In theatre that provokes conversations both in the audience and the artistic community
  • In being collaborative members of the theatre community
  • Cultivating a diverse talent pool is essential to the evolution of the theatre arts
  • In creating a safe space for artists to be who they are and build who they want to be

Meet the Reboot Team

The team that brings it all together, the board of directors.

Jasmine Joshua

Producing Artistic Director

Jasmine is a nonbinary transmasculine Seattle actor, writer, director, and producer. They have performed roles at Book-It, Intiman, STAGEright, Seattle Musical Theatre, and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Jasmine has…

 directed for Reboot (Private Lives, Cabaret), Cafe Nordo (The Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliffs), Midnight Rice Productions (Two Kids Who Blow Shit Up), and Twelfth Night Productions (Love, Loss, and What I Wore). They studied with the Larry Moss Studio, the Groundlings, and Jet City Improv, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to moving to Seattle, they were a publicist at an entertainment PR agency in the San Francisco Bay Area where they handled PR for Broadway tours, LORT theatres, community theatres, ballet, opera, and a monster truck rally. They are currently writing book/music/lyrics for a transgender musical as a part of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s First Draft Program.

Harry Turpin

Board PresidenT

Harry has been involved in the theatre community for over 20 years as a performer and director/choreographer. He has worked on both regional and national levels, with appearances and work seen at the 5th Avenue Theatre…

Village Theatre, Twelfth Night Productions, Seattle Musical Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and SecondStory Repertory. Harry is an award-winning director (People’s Choice Gregory, Seattle Best of the Fest), and has directed both Fly By Night and Little Shop of Horrors for Reboot. Harry is an audition/acting coach and can be reached at Harry.turpin.com or facebook.com/harryturpindirector. See you at the Theatre!

Angela Snyder

Board Vice President

Angela holds a BA-Drama from the University of Washington and has been an active part of the theatre community in the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years. In addition to being a Reboot board member, Angela is a teaching artist…

choreographer and vocal coach, and performing artist and has had the pleasure and good luck to work with many of our regions leading performing arts organizations. Most recently Angela has worked with Studio East, Second Story Repertory, Bainbridge Performing Arts and Village Theatre. 

“Theatre has the power to change hearts and minds”

Scot Charles Anderson

BOARD MEMBER

Scott is a Washington State native, having recently returned to the Pacific Northwest with his husband Mike after 18 years in New York City. Whether as actor, director or producer, Scot’s professional performing arts career includes… 

projects throughout Seattle, New York City and Boston. Scot also worked as a Publicity/Marketing Coordinator for Disney Publishing’s Young Adult and Children’s books, and as a manager at the popular Broadway Theatre District restaurant, Orso. He is also a member of Team Fox and advocate for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Scot believes that art, in all forms, has a powerful force that can bring about change, open communication and help to build a stronger, more loving community for all humans.

Emily Kight

Board Member

Emily (she/her) is excited to join the Reboot board and honored to be involved in working to cultivate safe, inclusive theatre spaces for artists and community to learn and grow together. She believes fully in the power of theatre to open hearts…

and change minds and as an educator knows that we never stop learning. Emily was first introduced to Reboot as just a concept in a parking lot 5 years ago and can’t wait to see what else we can actualize in the next 5 years and beyond!

Kevin Tanner

BOARD MEMBER

Kevin (he/him) is STOKED to be joining the Reboot board and is proud to be helping create high-quality, inclusive theater and amplify other voices. Kevin has held a variety of marketing and technology roles at his day job and is happy to provide his expertise…

to a theatre company that is willing to be bold and take risks.  He’s been a fan of Reboot since seeing 1776 and is excited to see what reboots we have yet to discover!