About APP-NW Seattle

The Alliance of Professional Performers - NW, Seattle
The Seattle chapter of the APP-NW was founded in December of 2016 with the goal of uniting as one community all professional performers in Washington’s Puget Sound region. Created by actors for actors, our group provides a forum where information and experience can be leveraged to create a better working market for all performers. While APP-NW Seattle is primarily focused on strengthening the community of actors working on camera and in media in the region, we welcome all performers wishing to support our vision.

We invite you to join the movement.

Mission statement of the Alliance of Professional Performers – Northwest:

“The Alliance of Professional Performers – Northwest is a movement of not-union and union performers committed to improving and increasing the level of professionalism within our industry; and to protecting performers through the establishment of workplace standards.”

APP NW Board Members

Rik Deskin

Rik Deskin

APP-NW 2017 Board

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Rik Deskin is an actor that has appeared in film, commercials, radio, corporate/educational, on the Web and on stage in multiple productions. Currently he can be seen in Asylum in upcoming film festivals. Select films include The Standard, Cetus Dawn and Demon Dolls. Select stage appearances are Of Mice And Men, Macbeth and Hamlet. He is a proud SAG-AFTRA and AEA Member, and the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local President. He is also the National Chair of the Military Personnel and Families Support Committee as well as a Veteran of the USAF.
Basil Harris

Basil Harris

APP-NW 2017 Board

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Basil Harris is an actor, writer, and musician based in Seattle. His stage and screen credits would literally blow your mind. He’s a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. More things about him can be discovered by visiting basilharris.com.
Kate Kraay

Kate Kraay

APP-NW 2017 Board

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Kate has worked as an actor in the Seattle area for almost 20 years now. She relocated to this complex and dynamic region after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. After being a part of two theater companies and working in theaters around the region, she shot her first film, Engagement, in 2007. Kate was accepted to a masters course in physical theater at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2011, and received her MA degree in 2013. Film work in the past year includes Brass: The Lair of the Red Widow, directed by Colin Neal, The Olympian and Validation, directed by Kris Kristensen, and Lane 1974, directed by SJ Chiro. Kate also recorded two radio programs, one was a full second season of John Longenbaugh’s Brass series, and one was a live recording of a Sherlock Holmes tale at the Kirkland Performance Hall for Imagination Theater.
Rachel Denise Pate

Rachel Denise Pate

APP-NW 2017 Board

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After years of utilizing her degree in Computer Science, Rachel chose to leave the high-tech world and pursue her passion of being an actor. She studied and researched and quickly found her groove. She has been following her bliss ever since. Using both the left- and right-sides of her brain have helped Rachel build an impressive acting resume. Not only is Rachel an actor but she is a firm believer of Arts in Schools. You can see her work in corporate videos at Boeing, Microsoft and the Oregon Justice Department. Rachel has voiced characters in various radio programs with Jim French Productions including Kincaid, Strangeseeker and The Adventures of Harry Nile. She has been in a variety of films (Grassroots with Jason Biggs and Joel David more, Switchmas with Elliott Gould and David DeLuise) and television episodic (Z Nation, Grimm and Leverage) and commercials (Washington Healthfinder and The Washington Lottery).
David Hogan

David Hogan

APP-NW 2017 Board

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David S. Hogan is an actor, producer, and educator. He studied acting at Seattle University, and worked regularly in the local theatre market between 2000-2013. He is passionate about classical texts, and his resume’ boasts many colossal roles from Shakespeare’s canon (Caliban, Leontes, and King Henry in Henry V). In 2011, David began earnestly pursuing work in front of the camera, and works steadily film (Paralytic, The Device, Shadowed), television (Z Nation, Grimm, and Thunderballs), commercials, corporate videos, and webseries. David teaches acting for the camera and is an acting coach with Mighty Tripod Acting Studio. His clients have booked roles in critically acclaimed independent films (Captain Fantastic), on TV (Grimm, The Librarians, Z Nation), and in local webseries (Automata).
Darlene Sellers

Darlene Sellers

APP-NW 2017 Board

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Darlene Sellers is one of a small band of rebels struggling to restore freedom to the galaxy. She also happens to be Seattle based artist that got her start as an actress, director and choreographer on local stages and eventually added film production (as an actress, writer, director, and producer) to her resume. To date she has contributed to fifty-ish locally made films, some of which have premiered at SIFF, STIFF, Cannes, Sundance and Raindance. Sellers is currently Co-Founder of the Seattle Web Fest, Co-Producer at Chop Socky Boom films, and the host of the Seattle Web Series Meetup.
Rebecca M. Davis

Rebecca M. Davis

APP-NW 2018 Board

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