Appearing as the wife who instigates a startling conversation is Pamela Gaye Walker, an award-winning actress, as well as accomplished playwright, screenwriter, and director for both theatre and film. As an actor, her work in film and television includes Wooly Boys with Peter Fonda, The Incredibles, Last Rites with Randy Quaid, Mercury Rising, Family Law, and Saved By The Bell. Among her stage appearances are: Buckets O’ Beckett, with John Mahoney, Mercury Theatre, Chicago; Sea Marks, Royal George, Chicago (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination); Hannah Free, The Jewish Wife, Victory Gardens, Chicago, (Actress of the Year); World Premier of Theresa Rebeck’s What We're Up Against, Magic Theatre; John Gabriel Borkman, After The Revolution, Aurora Theatre, Berkeley; The Last Schwartz, Zephyr Theatre, L.A.; Brooklyn Boy, TheatreWorks, Palo Alto; Little Shop of Horrors, Children of a Lesser God, Peninsula Players, Door County, WI.
She also played Georgia O'Keeffe in Alfred Steiglitz Loves O’Keeffe at FCT, L.A. (Best Actress & Best Production), as well as in venues large and small around the country. She directed the film Trifles with an all-Pixar cast and crew, has written many screenplays, as well as written and directed the films Improvising the Future and Shakti’s Retreat. Also in development – her first book, a memoir, On Stage Naked, from Salvation Army to The Academy Awards. Read more here.
Co-star John Walker has extensive experience in live theatre, acting in 20 shows professionally with his wife, Pamela. When they performed in San Francisco in 2016, it marked the end of a 20 year hiatus. They co-produced John Logan's Hauptmann at New York's Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre before Walker moved his career into feature films. Prior to producing the Academy Award®-winning Disney-Pixar film The Incredibles, Walker served as Associate Producer for the Warner Bros. films Osmosis Jones and The Iron Giant. He served as Executive Producer for Disney's Tomorrowland, and just finished as a Producer for Incredibles 2. He had a seven-year stint as Managing Director of the Tony Award®-winning Victory Gardens Theatre, where he produced over 20 new plays. Walker also served as President of the League of Chicago Theatres.
Garret Jon Groenveld is author of The Hummingbirds, winner of the Internationalists Global Playwriting Prize. It was also winner of the 2012 GAP Festival from the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. Groenveld is a seven-time recipient of the Bay Area PlayGround Emerging Playwright Award, and has received five PlayGround full-length play commissions. His work has prompted Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle to call him "a treasure of the community.” Missives, his play about a black woman and her gay neighbor, had well-received productions in San Francisco and New York. A poet and playwright currently living in San Francisco, Groenveld holds an MA in Poetry and an MFA in Playwriting from San Francisco State University, and also studied with Edward Albee at the University of Houston.
Director Richard Seyd, a Los Angeles resident, most recently directed the World Premiere production of The 12 at the Denver Center Theatre, written by Tony Award winning Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg. He directed By The Waters Of Babylon by Robert Schenkkan at The Geffen Theatre, The Lion In Winter and Noises Off at La Mirada Theatre, Present Laughter and The Presentment for the Pasadena Playhouse and A Feast of Fools at The La Jolla Playhouse. He also helmed a highly successful production of A Reckoning starring Jonathon Pryce at the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. From 1992 to 1997 he served as Associate Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theatre, where he directed The Learned Ladies with Jean Stapleton, Dario Fo’s The Pope And The Witch, Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Oleanna, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, Othello, The Matchmaker, and A Streetcar Named Desire. In the 1980s, he was Associate Producing Director of the San Francisco Eureka Theatre, directing acclaimed productions including Cloud Nine (which ran commercially in San Francisco for a year and a half), The Wash, The Threepenny Opera, and Dario Fo’s About Face. He has received multiple Drama-Logue, Backstage West, and Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for his direction, including Noises Off (which also ran commercially for over two years in San Francisco). Other works include many productions for Berkeley Repertory Theatre; the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Classic Stage Company and Wonderhorse Theatres in New York, and The Pickle Family Circus’s London Tour.