‘A Quick 5′ with John Preece

John Preece

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof , today’s A Quick 5 subject is a man who knows the show very very well. John Preece has played in many productions of Fiddler on the Roof  either as Lazar Wolf or Tevye. All totaled he has played the show 3,455 performances. Broken down, […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jane Horwitz

Jane Horwitz

Jane Horwitz is someone you might know from a number of local entertainment mediums. If you read the Washington Post regularly, then you know about Jane’s work as a reviewer and that she has a column called The Family Filmgoer which she has been writing since 1993. From 1997 to 2011 she wrote the Post’s Backstage […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Gillian Williams

Gillian Williams

Gillian Williams is currently starring as Abby in Belleville at Studio Theatre. She was recently seen in Venus in Fur at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Other regional theatre credits include Cabaret at Trinity Repertory Theatre, A Christmas Carol at Hartford Stage, and Hamlet and boom at Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre. Gillian was one of […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Brynn O’Malley

Brynn O'Malley

Brynn O’Malley is currently starring in the dual roles of Dot/Marie in Signature Theatre’s fantastic production of Sunday in the Park with George.  She has appeared on Broadway in Annie (revival), Wicked, Sunday In The Park With George (revival at Roundabout Theatre Company), Hairspray and Beauty And The Beast. In DC she appeared at Arena Stage in She Loves […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jenna Sokolowski

Jenna Sokolowski

Jenna Sokolowski is currently opening the 2014/15 season of Arena Stage as Phyllis in the world premiere of The Shoplifters which runs through October 19th. Although this is her Arena Stage debut, she has been performing in and around the area for over ten years. Select area appearances include Beneatha’s Place and Clybourne Park at CenterStage, Maria […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Katie deBuys

Katie deBuys

Katie deBuys is currently in rehearsals at Round House Theatre for Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love in which she plays the role of May. She appeared at Round House Theatre last season in Seminar. Recent DC area credits include Stupid F***ing Bird (both the original run and the recent remount) and In The Next Room at Woolly Mammoth […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch is currently the musical director for Signature Theatre’s 25th anniversary season opener Sunday in the Park with George. Jon has been the resident musical director for Signature Theatre from the very beginning and has been on the podium for some of their biggest productions. Recent productions include Gypsy, Side by Side by Sondheim, […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goddrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich are one ambitious theatre couple. They are the C0-Artistic Directors of Unexpected Stage Company which is presenting its first musical called Dani Girl at Randolph Road Theatre (original home of Round House Theatre) in Silver Spring MD, through August 10th. Here is a couple raising three young kids, while holding full-time […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver is currently embodying Walt Whitman in his one man tour de force solo piece called Song of Myself: The Whitman Project. This is the second in Oliver’s American poetry-in-performance series which started with his one man show based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe which also played Capital Fringe. Some of you might […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rebecca Ende

Rebecca Ende

Rebecca Ende has just completed a very ambitious season that featured something like 224 performances, 16 readings and 86 discussions, all at one theatre company. The company I speak of is Theater J and Rebecca is their Managing Director. Most of us that work in the arts don’t like to think about the budget but as […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Haely Jardas

Haely Jardas

Haely Jardas is preparing to play the role of Catherine in Blind Pug Arts Collective’s production of TAME. at Capital Fringe. Haely graduated from American University with two BA degrees in Theatre and Broadcast Journalism. While at AU she performed in a wide variety of roles ranging from Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls to Jan/Jon in Ubu […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is currently in rehearsals for Carrie the Musical at Studio Theatre where she will be playing  the role of Margaret. The show begins performances on July 9th as part of  Studio Theatre’s 2nd Stage division. Barbara last appeared at Studio Theatre in Grey Gardens as the eccentric Edie Beale. Recently she appeared at Center […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Frank Britton

Frank Britton

Frank Britton has just completed playing Pontius Pilate in Forum Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Frank has been getting  lots of attention these days because of something that happened to him on the opening night of this show. While hailing a cab to go home after his opening night party, Frank […]

‘A Quick 5′ with William Yanesh

William Yanesh

  William Yanesh can currently be seen and heard playing the piano at Round House Theatre as the musical director for Ordinary Days.  Some recent area credits as either musical director/orchestrator or composer include The Last Five Years at Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction,) Winnie-the Pooh, Goodnight Moon, Miss Nelson is Missing […]