Nicholas Bernard |  Photo by Brett Love

Nicholas Bernard | Photo by Brett Love



Traditionally a Triple Threat is described as one who can sing, act, and dance. The term threat, as I’ve come to understand it, describes the threat of this individual getting cast over you because of their ability to do and be it all. These are the people they tell you to watch out for. These are the people they say you don’t want to go toe to toe with. But is that it? Black, Gay, and Disabled? Immigrant, Son, Poor? Educated, Tired, Angry? Do you feel threatened? You should.


Nicholas Japaul Bernard is a Seattlite of two years now. Since moving to Seattle Bernard has gotten the chance to work with a wide array of theaters in the Seattle area as well as garner a Gregory Award nomination for his work as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Artwest within his first year of moving to town. As a disabled, queer, and black artist Bernard is interested in fostering an artistic world in which marginalized people have the space to tell their own stories but not be regulated to that alone. We are more than our pain.


Eddie DeHais (they/them) is a nonbinary director, choreographer, and producer who creates bold stories for the stage by developing new works and radical interpretations of classic plays. They believe in empowering others through a process of radical empathy and collaboration. They are an MFA Directing Candidate at Brown-Trinity Rep where they will direct their new adaptation of Macbeth in the fall. Eddie previously served as Director of New Works for Café Nordo, and as Founding Artistic Director of DangerSwitch! Eddie was an SDCF Observer, a two-time Metcalf Fellow, an Intiman Theater Emerging Director, and a 4Culture Grant recipient.

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