All New Cells – Play – The Shattered Glass Project

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): All New Cells play at The Shattered Glass Project & Theatre Off Jackson directed by Alison Kozar. Starring Kasper Cergol, Kay Taylor Yelinek, Jasmine Lomax, & Zenaida Rose Smith. Neat prop/lighting design. Only 2 more performances! Wish I could rewatch to the first scene with my new perspective.

Synopsis from the Theatre: When Nils’s ex-girlfriend dies suddenly, he is dragged back into a toxic online roleplay scene he swore he’d never return to. He’d been doing okay sticking to his seven-year plan for getting over their breakup – but now, everyone either blames him or expects him to have answers, and he’s getting nasty anonymous messages that might be coming from beyond the grave. A nuanced examination of identity, trauma, assault, grief, and mental health through an online world.

Reviewed Performance: 6/15/23

Type: Play

World Premiere: Yes

Several or Few Scenes: A couple

Several or Few Settings/Locations: A couple

Prior Exposure/Knowledge Required: You should be familiar with online message boards

Defined Plot/Storyline: Somewhat yes. There were also many flashbacks.

Recommendation: See it if you’re familiar with online bulletin boards, especially if you live in a matrix-like existence where you met all your friends online and you primarily communicate with them online. Definitely see this if you’re into fanfic culture.

Was This the First Time I Attended a Production of this Show: Yes

Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now: Probably not

Rating Compared to Other Shows with the Same Production Value:
4 stars (Out of 5 Stars)

Equity Actors: 0

Total Number of Actors: 4

Perceived Pace of the Show: Medium speed

Length (Including Any Intermission): 1.75 hours

Intermission: Yes

Other Rave(s) Not Mentioned in Elevator Thoughts

  • Lighting/Scenic Design: There’s something I love about simple rectangular frames with LED light trim that changes color. It reminded me Seattle Repertory Theatre’s recent Lydia and The Troll. The spotlights dedicated to each character only extenuated the design.
  • Prop Design: The laptop/monitor screens and cell phones were thick plexiglass. It doesn’t sound like much on paper but it conveyed a more futuristic feel. Plus, the transparency unobstructed the actors. An opaque monitor prop would have significantly blocked Moody’s face.
  • End of First Act (No Spoilers): The end of the first act revealed a juicy unexpected twist. Good last line before the lights cut out … although I wonder how many people would know the reference.
  • Obsession: I was facinated with Moody’s (played by Kay Taylor Yelinek) stalker-like fixation. Well-written and well-executed.


  • Prop Movement: Props and furniture were moved during scenes, which was a little distracting. It would have been better to cut the lights and quickly move things around.
  • Blocking: The characters at stage center need better blocking when speaking to Nils, who was at upper center stage. It’s usually not a good idea to turn your back to the audience unless the seating is arena theatre style or surrounding a thrust stage.

Other Musing(s) and Observation(s)

  • Costume Design: The characters looked sooo Seattle, which fit well with the story themes.

Theatre Company: The Shattered Glass Project

Venue: Theatre Off Jackson

Venue Physical Address: 409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Price: Cheap

Ticket Affordability Options: Self-select ticket prices as low as zero dollars depending on your financial situation

Dates: June 2 to 18, 2023 – Sorry, I didn’t have time to see an earlier show!

Seating: General Admission

Parking: Paid street parking is usually available north of the theatre on the hill close to the park. You can also try parking on Jackson Street closer to the I-5 bridge. As usual, there are paid parking lots nearby as well.

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@showsiveseen "All New Cells" #play at The Shattered Glass Project + Theatre Off Jackson directed by Alison Kozar. Starring Kasper Cergol, Kay Taylor Yelinek, @jasmineissublime and Zenaida Rose Smith. Neat props & lighting design. Only 2 more performances! Wish I could rewatch the 1st scene w/ my new perspective. Photos by Kirk Hostetter. Review: #theatre ♬ LOVER AND PSYCHOPATH – Casey Baer
Jasmine Lomax, Kasper Cergol, and Kay Taylor Yelinek
Kasper Cergol and Zenaida Rose Smith
Kasper Cergol and Kay Taylor Yelinek
Jasmine Lomax, Kasper Cergol, and Kay Taylor Yelinek
Kay Taylor Yelinek
Kasper Cergol and Zenaida Rose Smith
Kay Taylor Yelinek and Jasmine Lomax
LuxZenaida Rose Smith
NilsKasper Cergol
MoodyKay Taylor Yelinek
AeonJasmine Lomax
PlaywrightAliza Goldstein
DirectorAlison Kozar
Intimacy ConsultantFrancesca Betancourt
Properties & Set-Dressing DesignerJessamyn Bateman-Iino
Sound DesignerMadelyn Zandt
Producer/Scenic DesignerRebecca O’Neil
Social Media ManagerCarolynne Wilcox
Calling Stage ManagerBrandon Ellis
Lighting DesignerChih-Hung Shao
Graphic DesignerLara Kratz
PhotographyKirk Hostetter
Casting DirectorBuddy Todd
Deck Stage ManagerHana Oh
Costume DesignFawn Bartlett
Production AssistantErin Lammie
Scenic PainterGwen Gothe

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