Tin Cat Shoes

April 15 - May 2, 2022

In-person at 12th Ave Arts

by Trish Harnetiaux
Directed by Maggie L. Rogers

West Coast Premiere

A troop of hyper-enthusiastic shoe store employees with the “Can-Do” American attitude set off on an expedition into the great PNW for some deep self-exploration. But when things go awry and the “work is your life” mentality is fallible, all that’s left is the truth and nachos. Trish Harnetiaux’s spirited adventure-comedy of epic proportions takes surprising turns at every bend in the road and explores our pitiful confidence in The System.

Important Dates:

Pay What You Can Preview: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Post Play Discussions: April 16 + 23, 2022
Pay What You Can Performances: April 17 +24, 2022 
Livestream Performances: April 17 + April 28, 2022






CONTENT WARNING: The world of Tin Cat Shoes is absolutely absurd, and should also be safely entered. Please expect loud noises, haze, strong language, cigarette and vape smoke, references to Schindler’s List, American patriotism, suicidal humor, ‘slapstick’ violence, decision to dial 911, depictions of gambling as an addiction, unexplained second hand musical theatre, and excessive optimism toward the state of our world.
“Tin Cat Shoes” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


Each performance, WET audience members are invited to bring new and lightly-worn shoes to our box office at 12th Avenue Arts to be redistributed to Seattle’s houseless community by way of direct action mutual aid workers. Our box office opens 60 minutes before each showtime. Thank you for participating in resource distribution!


Kiki  Abba


Kiki Abba (she/her) is a proud member of The Ensemble and an actor and producer around Seattle. Favorite acting credits include Everything You Touch (WET), No More Sad Things (Forward Flux), and Belleville (MAP Theatre). In 2019, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Play at The Gregory Awards for Everything You Touch.

Gloria Alcalá


Gloria Alcalá (they/them) (BFA Musical Theatre, Cornish College of the Arts, 2019) is a stage and screen actor, musician, and teaching artist based in Seattle, WA. Regional theatre: Songs for a New World (Village Theatre), The Tempest (Seattle Shakespeare Company), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Seattle Children’s Theatre), and Native Gardens (Intiman Theatre). Other: Bright Star the Musical (Taproot Theatre), Disenchanted! the Musical (Mamches Presents). Love to Erin.

Rachel Guyer-Mafune


Rachel Guyer-Mafune (she/her) is thrilled to be back on the WET stage! She is a 4th generation Seattlite and an ACT Core Company member. You may recognize her from WET’s past productions of Feathers and Teeth, and The Internet is Serious Business. Other credits include Howl’s Moving Castle (Book-It Repertory Theater), The Wolves (ACT), The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion (ArtsWest), and Drum and Colors (Seattle Shakespeare Company).

Drew  Highlands


Drew Highlands (he/him) is excited for his WET debut! Previous credits include The Nance and Death of a Salesman (ArtsWest), Luna Gale (Seattle Rep), Balconies and Chaos Theory (Annex), Miracle! (Intiman), and numerous film and TV appearances. Drew is the writer and director of In the Water, a short film premiering at the Florida Film Festival, and co-creator of the comedic web series The Last Video Store on Earth. Thanks to my amazing family, Andres/McNamara peeps, and my better half Hattie! @drew_highlands

Mario Orallo-Molinaro


Mario Orallo-Molinaro (he/him) is a proud Filipino Italian American, teaching artist, and the Executive Artistic Director of Jet City Improv. He is excited to be back at WET playing the role of Lunch! Some notable organizations he has collaborated with include City of Seattle, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Horse in Motion, WET, and the Sylvia Center for the Arts. Mario is grateful to the Lord, family and friends. Love you!

Myles Romo


Myles Romo (he/him) is a California Cat that recently graduated from Cornish College of The Arts. Despite his severe cat allergy, he’s beyond grateful to be a part of Tin Cat Shoes. When he isn’t acting, Myles writes work for him and his friends. He would like to thank his family, friends, his girlfriend Ella, and his dog Mac for the unending love and support. Young Hot Thespian is The Regime, The Takeover is Now.

Steven Sterne

Roger the UPS Delivery Guy

Steven Sterne (he-him) (Roger the UPS Driver) is happy to be part of another show with Washington Ensemble Theatre. He played Mr. Doyle in The Nether (2018), and has also performed with The 14/48 Projects, Annex Theatre, Seattle Jewish Theater, Ghostlight Theatricals, Twelfth Night Productions, TheatreMachine, Woodinville Repertory Theater, and others. Steven is a teaching artist, photographer, and director. He sits on the Board of The 14/48 Projects and serves on the Governance Committee for Sound Theatre Company.


Stage Manager

Scenic Design

Lighting Design

Costume Design

Sound Design

Properties Design

Assistant Director

Marquicia Dominguez

Ben Swenson-Klatt*

Marena Kleinpeter
Dialect Coach

Andrea Lowry & Alex Kilian

*Member of Washington Ensemble Theatre



Tin Cat Shoes is generously supported by