Tobin Atkinson, Marynell Hinton, Jim Jorgensen, Charlotte Akin, Ronnie Ruff
MEAT AND POTATO LEAVES D.C.
Meat and Potato Theatre Company, the innovative small theater company most noted for its use of puppets, has relocated from its 14th Street address to Salt Lake City, Utah according to an announcement on its website.
Artistic Director Tobin Atkinson, who received his MFA in directing from the University of Utah, has helped to guide Meat and Potato into a collaboration with Plan B Theatre on a Playwright’s Lab for local writers, the website says. Atkinson has already made the move. General Manager Marynell Hinton “will be making the move as soon as she is able.”
The company produced for three years at 1409 Playbill. Their most recent productions were October-November 2007 presentation of Rashomon, a play based on the short stories that inspired Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film (Oct, 2007). Hard Times (April,2007), 1984 (November 2006) and Beginnings (May, 2006).
Busy actors Jim Jorgensen and Charlotte Akin leave for Nebraska where Jim has a teaching assignment. We may still see them occasionally on Washington stages. In addition to working for other theatre companies, Jim and Charlotte headed up the Fountainhead Theatre.
Our founder, Ronnie Ruff, has met the love of his life, and will be moving to Texas on August 21st so that they can begin their life together. For those wishing to congratulate him, he can be reached at [email protected].