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Performance: West Central Dial-A-Story

  • Spark Central 1214 West Summit Parkway Spokane, WA, 99201 United States (map)

TUE. MAY 23 // 7 PM

Experience anonymous stories written by Spokane residents and performed by actors from the Spokane Civic Theatre. This event kicks off the West Central Dial-A-Story Project, a collaborative community project designed to share real stories about the West Central neighborhood.

At three booths installed throughout West Central, community members can simply pick up the phone and dial a single number to listen to a story. This project is a collaboration of Spokane Arts, Laboratory Spokane, and Spark Central. 

This project was made possible by STCU. Our deep gratitude!



Tricia Bart (member of Actors’ Equity Association) is an award-winning actress newly arrived in Spokane from New Jersey via the Midwest. Tricia’s recent credits include: rave review for the one-woman salute to Ann Landers: The Lady with All the Answers(Bluff City Theater); One Way Ticket to Hell (New York Musical Theatre Festival, Don’t Tell Mama, NYC); numerous regional credits in the New York/New Jersey area; ten seasons with the internationally-acclaimed Pushcart Players with whom she toured the country and Eastern Europe, and two seasons as Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien with Nuns4Fun Entertainment out of Chicago. Tricia is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in Manhattan and a classically trained singer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice and Music Education from Temple University. She is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Reiki Master offering services and classes and makes her home in Spokane with her very talented husband Lenny (AD, Spokane Civic Theatre,) two crazy cats, a dog, and her dear mom, Carol.

Dave Rideout

Dave Rideout has been involved in local theater for the last 15 years.  His favorite roles have been Joseph Kerner in Tom Stoppard’s ‘Hapgood’ at the Spokane Civic Theatre, and Carl in Michael Hollinger’s ‘Opus’ at Interplayers.  You may have seen him on television in some local commercials or in his role as a pledge host on KSPS Public Television, and he has also appeared on the TNT television series ‘Leverage’.

Seneca Smith, fashioned in the wild and wondrous streets of New Jersey, Google: #SkiLLisOneArts, explore me. Proficient in the arts, varying from A to Z, Instagram search: #SkiLLisOneArts, enjoy a glimpse of me. Trained in the heavens while sailing the seven seas, FaceBook search: #SkiLlisOneArts, learn of me. Salute.

Sarah Dahmen was last seen in the cabaret series for CDA Summer Theatre. Other recent roles include Dory in The Ladies Foursome, Brooke in Other Desert Cities, Gretchen in Boeing, Boeing and ensemble in the musical Chicago. Honored to continue working with Cd'A Summer Theatre after her reader's theater roles in the past two seasons (Chelsea in On Golden Pond, Jordan in The Great Gatsby, and Marie in Lombardi), she is excited to take on the role of the Baroness in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this June. Thank you for supporting the arts!


LauraLynn "LuLu" Stafford has been an actor, director, stage manager, teacher, and mentor for 40 years. Her favorite memories are Missoula Children's Theatre, Roller Derby, The Tempest (Trinculo), Sordid Lives (Sissy), Nuts (Claudia), Oliver! (Nancy), and the PNW premiere of The Commedia Rapunzel (Rosetta/Witch). 


Blake King-Krueger is a twenty-two-year-old actor, poet, and playwright originally from Star, Idaho who is perusing his love for art in Spokane. Blake has been grateful brought to have worked as an actor and stage tech for six year--first in Eagle, then Boise, Idaho; then Edinburgh, Scotland; and now in Spokane.