‘A Quick 5′ with Ines Nassara

Ines Nassara

Ines Nassara is currently playing Ronny in the smash hit production of Hair at Keegan Theatre. Ines recently made a big impression on me and everyone else as the Civil Rights Marcher in Crossing at Signature Theatre. She is currently attending Towson University and has appeared in their productions of Spring Awakening and Rent. Other stage […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Kate Skinner

Kate Skinner

Kate Skinner is currently playing the role of Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s epic rep of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. Kate’s many appearances at STC include The Alchemist, King Lear (mainstage and Free For All), Peer Gynt, Othello, Henry VI, Measure for Measure, The Misanthrope, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night. On Broadway she appeared […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Peter Flynn

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Peter Flynn is currently the director of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ford’s Theatre. Peter’s main production debut at Ford’s Theatre was a  big one as he helmed the record-breaking production of 1776 in 2012 . He previously directed the February 2009 Grand Reopening Celebration of Ford’s Theatre featuring James Earl Jones, Audra […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey is currently portraying Haikumom (Odessa) in Water by the Spoonful at Studio Theatre after appearing there last season in The Motherf***er with the Hat. Ms. Fernandez-Coffey is a member of Woolly Mammoth’s Company of Artists and received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in After the Fall at Theater J. Other Washington area credits include Detroit, […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon is currently playing the title role in Violet at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Julie’s story is an another example of why Theatre Lab is my favorite arts in education institution in the area. Here is a performer that performed in shows all through school and then left theatre for a […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Hallie Foote

Hallie Foote

Hallie Foote is currently making her Arena Stage debut as Rosalynn Carter in the world premiere of Camp David . On Broadway she earned a Tony nomination for her performance as MaryJo in Dividing the Estate. Off-Broadway she was seen in The Orphan’s Home Cycle (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), The Trip to Bountiful (Lucille Lortel Award—Best Supporting Actress), The Last of the Thorntons (Drama […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Sam Edgerly

Sam Edgerly

I see all kinds of theatre and for college level productions, American University ranks as one of the highest. Sam Edgerly went through the theatre program at American University and is now making a name for himself professionally. Recent credits include Gypsy at Signature Theatre, GoodNight Moon at Adventure Theatre, Flora the Red Menace at 1st […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano should be a familiar face to all of you, particularly if you or your child have been watching Sesame Street anytime since 1971. Sonia has been portraying the character of Maria on that show for 43 years now.  Your child has probably learned some Spanish from Sonia’s character over the years. But what you might not […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Don Harper

Don Harper

Click on the links in the introduction to hear samples of Don Harper’s music. Don Harper is a Los Angeles based film and TV composer, orchestrator, and conductor whose work is currently being heard on stage in Sight & Sound Theatres latest biblical extravaganza Moses which recently opened in Lancaster County PA. Previously for Sight & Sound […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Lynne Shankel

Lynne Shankel

Lynne Shankel is currently the orchestrator for Beaches at Signature Theatre. While being a musical director, conductor and pianist for such Broadway musicals as Beauty and the Beast, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Cry-Baby, she is one of the few females I know working in the male dominated field of orchestration. Her work as […]

‘A Quick 5′ with James Sugg

James Sugg

James Sugg is currently the composer and musical supervisor for Mother Courage and her Children at Arena Stage. His previous Arena Stage design credits include Good People, The Chosen and Long Day’s Journey into Night. While James is a talented composer he is equally comfortable performing onstage. He has previously been seen in Washington performing […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Alex Zavistovich

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Today’s Quick 5 column features a man with many sides. Alex Zavistovich is the co-founder and board president of Molotov Theatre Group which is America’s second oldest theatre of Grand Guignol which is a dramatic entertainment of a sensational or horrific nature.  I say Alex has many sides for these reasons. When you see him onstage he […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Marty Lodge

Marty Lodge

Marty Lodge is back home at Round House Theatre where he is currently playing Leonard in Seminar. I say home because Marty has been seen in over 30 plays at Round House. He was an Associate Artist for the company and his association goes all the way back to its original location. A few of […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rafael Untalan

Rafael Untalan

Rafael Untalan is currently making his Theater J debut playing Marcus G. Dahlman AKA Marcus Gee in Yellow Face.  He last performed in the area at Imagination Stage in Anime Momotoro. For three years he was part of the acting company at Oregon Shakespeare Festival playing a wide range of roles in plays such as Cyrano […]