Washington’s Source For New Work

2016 Artist Bios

Pick a Source Festival Artist by FIRST Name

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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Aarron Loggins (Actor, Benny, TMP: SIGN LANGUAGE)
Believe In Yourself

Alex Dremann (Playwright, TMP: THAT KID)
Alex lives in Philadelphia and has had over 300 productions of his short plays including “The Peach” and “The Physics of Now” at the 2011 and 2015 Source Festivals.

Alyssa Wilden (Playwright, TMP: HANS & ELSIE)
Alyssa Wilden is a writer of words, a dreamer of dreams and an eater of cheese.

Amy Leigh Horan (Actor, Emma, FLP: STATIC)
Amy Leigh Horan is not related to Tom Horan!?

Andrew Flurer (Actor, Everett, TMP: KYLIE AND JANET AND ROBYN AND CHER)
Andrew Flurer downloaded Scruff as character work.

Anna Lathrop (Director, TMP: WE COULD BE HEROES and TMP: HAROLD EVENTUALLY RECONCILES WITH HIS SISTER IN ONE SECOND.)
Anna Lathrop is interrupting your regularly scheduled program to bring you some awesome new work!

Anne Donnelly (Director, TMP: I DON’T KNOW... and TMP: THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL)
Anne Donnelly is learning how to be a productive member of society.

Aria Velz (Dramaturg, FLP: BALLAST)
Aria is a dramaturg, teaching artist, and an all-around nerd who says the word "righteous" a lot.

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Brett Hursey (Playwright, TMP: RIDING LESSONS)
Brett Hursey has inflicted in dramatic writing on innocent audiences around the world.

Bridget Grace Sheaff (Director, FLP: STATIC)
Bridget Grace Sheaff is not available to come to the phone right now, so please leave a message and she will get back to you at the first opportunity. Thank you.

Britney Mongold (Collaborating Artist, ABD: ENTANGLEMENT)
Britney Mongold is a painter, designer, and writer who lives a double life betwixt DC and the Shenandoah Valley.

Brittney Sankofa (Participant, ABD: CROSSROADS)
Brittney Sankofa is still figuring it out.

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Caolan Eder (Props Intern, FLPs; Props Designer, TMPs; Deck Chief, TMPs, FLPs, TMPs)
Like Tilly (BALLAST), they do gender like it's their job.

Carmen Livesay (Rehearsal Stage Manager, FLP: STATIC)
Carmen Livesay is a junior at Georgetown University and she's so excited to finally pop the bubble — even if it's only a 17-minute Uber away.

Chelsea Thaler (Actor, Savannah, BALLAST)
Chelsea likes performing and making kombucha, upcoming dream projects include a one-woman, full-length version of Peter Griffin's "The King and I".

Christopher Carillo (Actor, Man In Peril, TMP: MAN IN PERIL)
Christopher Carillo is a hard working “damsel in distress” who rarely needs saving…except for when he does; and is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Source Festival for the first time!

Claire Alrich (Blind Date Artist, ABD: ENTANGLEMENT)
Claire is a choreographer, dancer, and art-enthusiast living in DC.

Connor J. Hogan (Actor, Jeff, TMP: A WHIFF OF HUMANITY and TMP: Fabian, THAT KID)
Connor J. Hogan is a theatremaker prone to existential crises.

Crystal Swann (Actor, Bishop/Ruth/Mrs. Grabowski, FLP: BALLAST)
She is an authentic, formidable, committed, truth-seeking artist.

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Dallas Milholland (Actor, Zoe, FLP: BALLAST)
Dallas is fully stoked to be a part of her first ever Source Festival as a part of her first year in DC! Thanks to all of the lovely people who make this possible.

David Johnson (Actor, Kevin, TMP: THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL and Private I, TMP: I DON’T KNOW...)
My goofiness is unintentional and that's how I like it!

David L. Williams (Playwright, TMP: THE RED LIGHT)
David L. Williams is a playwright, director, husband, father, and your worst nightmare (if you don't understand what "your worst nightmare" means).

David MacGregor (Playwright, TMP: WE COULD BE HEROES)
David was born in Detroit and teaches in Detroit, but does not usually pack heat.

Deb Crerie and Kay Rzasa (Properties Designers, FLPs: BALLAST, BURIED CITIES, STATIC)
We design, source, and create props and provide technical support for DC area theatres.

DeLesslin George-Warren (Sound Designer, ABD: CROSSROADS)
DeLesslin George-Warren is an artist, activist, researcher, and sound designer from the Catawba Indian Nation.

Dylan Jackson (Actor, Owen, FLP: STATIC)
Dylan is obsessed with Chipotle.

E

E-hui Woo (Master Electrician for the Source Festival)
Singaporean LD and underdecktrician ninja pikachu.

Elayne Heilveil (Playwright, TMP: IN BETWEEN THE DROPS)
As a writer, Elayne's great motivator is a deadline. Fear helps!

Emily H. Gilson (Actor, Soldier 3, TMP: I DON’T KNOW...)
Emily H. Gilson is a proud native Washingtonian, singer, actor, over-consumer of coffee, rescue-cat mom, and 24/7 daydreamer of fantastical adventures with no age limits (Time travel not required. Except when critical, which might be always).

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Francesca Chilcote (ABD Deviser, lost&SOUND)
Francesca Chilcote, a DC-area native, recently returned to the DMV after 4 years training and performing in Italy, with a focus in clown, commedia dell'arte, and devised theatre.

Francesca Pazniokas (Playwright, TMP: EVERLAST)
Francesca Pazniokas writes plays and music in NYC.

Frank Cevarich (Actor, Brandon, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
Frank Cevarich is a actor, playwright, director, puppeteer, improviser, brother, son, friend, nacho lover, and high-five enthusiast.

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Genevieve Henderson (Sound Board Operator/Sound Design Intern)
Genevieve Henderson accidentally turned her mother into a bear last summer when trying to prevent her father, the King of the Dunbroch clan in Medieval Scotland, from forcing her into an arranged marriage.

Georgette Kelly (Playwright, FLP: BALLAST)
Georgette Kelly writes plays, teaches kids, and dreams of adopting a French bulldog.

Gordon Nimmo-Smith (Sound Designer, FLP: STATIC, and all TMPs)
Likes to make noise.

Greg Atkin (Actor, Curtis, TMP: KYLIE AND JANET AND ROBYN AND CHER)
Greg Atkin is an actor in DC and loves being able to make in art in his hometown.

Gus Heagerty (Director, TMP: THE RED LIGHT and TMP: HANS & ELSIE)
Gus is saddled with student loans!!

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Hannah Hessel Ratner (Dramaturg, TMPs)
Hannah Hessel Ratner is an educator of audiences, supporter of creation, and artistic collaborator.

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Jack Earl Piland (Playwright, TMP: ADAM’S TEMPTATION)
Jack is a Master Electrician from Texas who likes to moonlight as a writer and board game designer.

James McLindon (Playwright, TMP: I DON’T KNOW...)
James McLindon's plays have been produced across the United States and from the Manila to Ireland.

James Vincent Murray (Actor, Hank, TMP: WE COULD BE HEROES, and Harold, TMP: HAROLD EVENTUALLY RECONCILES WITH HIS SISTER IN ONE SECOND.)
James is 23 years old.

Jane Rabinovitz (Performer, ABD: CROSSROADS)
Be it through dance, physical theater, clowning, acrobatics, or mime Jane prefers to speak with her body.

Jane Willis (Playwright, TMP: THAT KID)
In and around teaching writing to teenagers, Jane writes plays about restless youth: "Slam!", "Men Without Dates", "The It Girl", "What She Wished For"...

Jason Pizzarello (Playwright, TMP: HAROLD EVENTUALLY RECONCILES WITH HIS SISTER IN ONE SECOND.)
Jason juggles his time and wears many hats and would probably be better off in a circus.

Jen Rabbitt Ring (Actor, Grace, FLP: BALLAST)
Jen Rabbitt Ring acts, teaches and writes a lot of plays she never shows to anyone.

Jennifer Fawcett (Playwright, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
Jennifer writes plays and helps run a theatre company and just had a baby and feels very lucky about all three, especially the last (though it may also mean showers are optional).

Joe Graf (Actor, Superhero, TMP: MAN IN PERIL and Colin, TMP: LOVE AND MINOR DESTRUCTION)
When not being DC theatre's biggest fangirl, Joe likes to pretend that he has gotten enough sleep and pet his cats.

Joe Killiany (Actor, James, TMP: THE METH IN METHOD)
Joe Killiany is one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse magazine; he lives in Washington, DC.

John Bavoso (Playwright, TMP: KYLIE AND JANET AND ROBYN AND CHER)
John Bavoso is DC-based playwright, book/theatre reviewer, marketer, and aspiring wrangler of unicorns.

Jonathan Frye (Actor, Brad, TMP: THE METH IN METHOD)
After two roles in theatrical productions for children, Jonathan is pleased to be selling a very different kind of entertainment to the world's youth.

Jonathan Helwig (Actor, Hans, TMP: HANS & ELSIE, Rufus, TMP: THE METH IN METHOD, and Silas, TMP: EVERLAST)
Recently seen as Lt. Cable in South Pacific and Cinderella's Prince in Rufus, and Silas, , both at Toby's Dinner Theatre, Jonathan is excited to be making his Source Festival debut!

Joshua E. Reinhardt (Playwright, TMP: SIGN LANGUAGE)
Hailing from Kansas City, Josh likes to split his time between writing, programming, and watching action movies from the 90's.

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Katrina Clark (Actor, Liam, TMP: SIGN LANGUAGE)

Kara Waala (Costume Designer, FLPs)
Kara Waala is a Helen Hayes nominated costume designer who enjoys the challenge of New Work.

Karen Elle (Actor, Vicki, TMP: A WHIFF OF HUMANITY)
Karen was born in Dayton, Ohio, refined at Howard University, and have been acting (a fool) ever since!

Keith Richards (Actor, Walter, FLP: STATIC)
Keith is excited to perform with the Source Festival for the first time, and to call DC his home after traveling the country doing theatre from Florida to Alaska.

Kelsey Murphy (Actor, Isabel, TMP: THE METH IN METHOD)
Kelsey Murphy is an actor and stage manager whose claim to fame is that she saw it in theaters.

Kendall Helblig (Actor, Cass, TMP: CHOOSING YOU and Edie, TMP: RIDING LESSONS)
Kendall is an actor/singer/sprinkle lover, whose recent projects include watching every episode of Law and Order: SVU.

Kevin McGuinness (Actor, Drill Sergeant, TMP: I DON’T KNOW...)
Kevin, having found the true meaning of existence, is currently living a life of debauchery and self-indulgence in the DC area while searching for his next carnal gratification.

Kevin Place (Director, TMP: IN BETWEEN THE DROPS and TMP: ADAM’S TEMPTATION)
Kevin Place is a director, teaching artist, and tour guide excited to work with Source Festivalfor the first time.

Kimberlee Wolfson (Actor, Pamela, TMP: WE COULD BE HEROES and Julie, TMP: HAROLD EVENTUALLY RECONCILES WITH HIS SISTER IN ONE SECOND.
She loves to create while breathing!

Klyph Stanford (Scene Designer, All FLPs)
Raised by a pack of wild llamas, Klyph has spent the past two years staring into space contemplating the equations that lead to 42.

Kristen Pilgrim (Director, TMP: MAN IN PERIL, and TMP: LOVE AND MINOR DESTRUCTION)
Kristen Pilgrim has moonlighted as a human cannon ball, a shark jockey, an international assassin, and author several children's books, including "The Night of the Circus Weasels"

Kyle Patrick Travers (Rehearsal Stage Manager, FLP: BALLAST and Run Crew, All TMPs)
Kyle is a professional stage manager, performer, director, playwright, dramaturg, drag queen, and Netflix watcher.

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Laura Artesi (Actor, Elsie, TMP: HANS & ELSIE and Charly, TMP: THE RED LIGHT)
Laura is thrilled to be in her first DC production since grad school where she wasn't required to hang upside down.

Lee Cromwell (Associate Producer, All of the Things)
Back again for his second year with the Festival, Lee is thrilled to do all things SOURCE for the Festival.

Lee Gerstenhaber (Actor, Leah, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
Lee Gerstenhaber has been mistakenly called Leah her whole life. She was born for this role.

Lex Davis (Director, TMP: CHOOSING YOU and TMP: RIDING LESSONS)
Lex thinks you're doing a great job.

Lisa K. Blythe (Production Stage Manager, All of them!)
Mistress of fast changes and making magic happen.

Lottie Doughty (Actor, Young Emma, FLP: STATIC)
Lottie is an 11-year-old actress, who, other than acting, whole-heartedly enjoys playing her violin and writing her own stories.

M

Maegan Clearwood (Dramaturg, FLP: STATIC)
Maegan is the Director of Audience Engagement/Resident Dramaturg at WSC Avant Bard, and is committed to expanding the classical theatre canon to encompass the words of underrepresented voices.

Margot Manburg (Director, FLP: BALLAST)
Margot is a freelance director and dramaturg with an interest in the skeletons of plays and people.

Mark Eisman (Playwright, TMP: A WHIFF OF HUMANITY)
He began writing plays at age 12, stopped briefly fifty years later, nearly was killed in an accident and started writing plays again.

Mark Routhier (Dramaturg, FLPs: BURIED CITIES, BALLAST, and STATIC)
Mark Routhier is a freelance theatre artist who recently moved to Washington, DC from the terrifying Land of the Mouse.

Mary Myers (Actor, Aurora, TMP: CHOOSING YOU, and Clown, TMP: RIDING LESSONS)
Mary Myers is an actor, singer, and teaching artist based in the DC area.

Maryam Fatima Foye (Participant, ABD: ENTANGLEMENT)
Maryam wrote this bio, she is amazing.

Matt Ripa (Director, TMP: KYLIE AND JANET AND ROBYN AND CHER and TMP: SIGN LANGUAGE)
Matt loves the Indigo Girls, cats and crosswords and if you see the play he's directing this will be funnier.

Matthew Sparacino (Actor, Tyler, TMP: CHOOSING YOU, and Clark, TMP: RIDING LESSONS)
Matthew Sparacino is a professional actor and a genuine bozosaurus.

Maverick Lemons (Artist, ABD: ENTANGLEMENT)
Maverick enjoys getting artistic inspiration while people watching on the patio of a restaurant, eating amazing food.

Maximillian Singh Gill (Playwright, TMP: LOVE AND MINOR DESTRUCTION)
Maximillian Gill was born in India, grew up in California, and moved to New York twelve years ago, when he started writing plays because it seemed like the thing to do.

McCaul Baggett (Actor, Louis, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
When not managing acting projects, McCaul spends his time acting like a project manager.

Mediombo Singo Fofana (Actor, Harvey, TMP: ADAM’S TEMPTATION and Officer Grey, TMP: IN BETWEEN THE DROPS)
A mischievous and open-minded person ready for anything.

Megan Reichelt (Actor, Millie, FLP: STATIC)
Megan Reichelt hopes you won't someday find her and her amazing husband buried in a house of books and action figures.

Mindy Shaw (Actor, Evelyn, TMP: THAT KID, and Kit, TMP: A WHIFF OF HUMANITY)
Mindy is thrilled to be playing a 27-year old TSA agent and a 65-year old grandmother in the same evening!

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Nate Shelton (Actor, Soldier 4, TMP: I DON’T KNOW...)
Nate is both great and dogg, but rarely both at the same time.

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P

Paige O'Malley (Actor, Abby, TMP: THE METH IN METHOD)
All we are is dust in the wind.

Patrick Flynn (Playwright, TMP: THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL)
Patrick Flynn is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and professor who is terrified of parking.

Patrick Gallagher Landes (Stage Manager, ABDs)
Patrick is a playwright, stage manager, actor, and new works developer who just graduated from Connecticut College!

Patrick Joy (Actor, Brandon, TMP: KYLIE AND JANET AND ROBYN AND CHER)
Patrick Joy is a full-time student at UMD College Park, where he is pursuing a dual degree in Theatre and Physics, for some reason.

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R

Rachael Murray (Director, TMP: A WHIFF OF HUMANITY and TMP: THAT KID)
Rachael Murray is very excited to be directing two Source Festival TMPs, after having acted in two Source Festival TMPs many moons ago! (TMP: Say it ten times fast. Weird, right?)

Rachel Lynett (Playwright, TMP: CHOOSING YOU)
Rachel Lynett writes about problems she wishes she had instead of her real life problems like rent, food, and alcoholism.

Rebecca Ballinger (Actor, Karen, TMP: THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL, and Private 2, TMP: I DON’T KNOW...)
Rebecca doesn't put all her eggs in one basket because eggs are disgusting.

Reginald Richard (Actor, Figment/Instructor/Tilly, FLP: BALLAST)
Reginald is a future award-winning actor who absolutely has no shame in what he does or is asked to do when it comes to Theatre.

Robert Pike (Sound Designer, HEROES & HOME TMPs)
Robert is not your hero baby and can't take away your pain.

Roc Lee (Sound Designer, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
Roc Lee is a DC-based composer and sound designer.

Ryan Maxwell (Director, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
Ryan started building worlds in third grade and he's never seen a reason to stop.

S

Sarah Holt (Actor, Maureen/Woman/Little Boy, FLP: BALLAST)
Sarah Holt was born and raised.

Sarah Scafidi (Director, TMPs: THE METH IN METHOD and EVERLAST)
Sarah Scafidi is a DC-based director who loves creating provocative and beautiful work, and drinking coffee — lots of coffee.

Sean Patrick Forsythe (Lighting Designer, FLP: BALLAST)
When Sean is not designing lights, he can be found watching teen dramas, and generally yelling about soccer.

Sharon King (Assistant Producer, All)
Sharon loves Source Festival, having a baby, just got her Masters.

Shawn Jain (Actor, Father, TMP: LOVE AND MINOR DESTRUCTION)
Shawn is even more inspired to try to reverse the natural aging process after being cast in this role.

Shayla Roland (Assistant Producer, All of them!)
Shayla is excited to join the Source Festival and be a part of these fabulous new works!

Shelby Marie Gable (Costume Designer, TMPs)
Shelby Marie is a full-time Freelance costume designer and part time eldritch horror with interests in artistic fusion, gender politics, and games!

Stefanie Garcia (Actor, Eva, TMP: THE RED LIGHT)
Stefanie is excited to be bringing new works to life with the Source Festival.

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Tess Higgins (Actor, Yuki, TMP: EVERLAST, and Stacy, TMP: THE RED LIGHT)
A self-proclaimed smart cookie — a graduate of a nerdy school who has the sweet tooth of a five year old.

Tom Horan (Playwright, FLP: STATIC)
Tom is a writer and sound designer who is only occasionally clever and this is not one of those moments.

Tommy Partl (Playwright, TMP: THE METH IN METHOD)
Tommy is an avid, passionate writer.

Tyasia Velines (Actor, Xavier, FLP: BALLAST)
They always love to make people smile.

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V

Vanita Kalra (Actor, Mother, TMP: LOVE AND MINOR DESTRUCTION)
Sometimes when Vanita falls off a horse, she uses her feet instead.

Veronica Lancaster (Collaborator/Creator, ABD: lost&SOUND)
When Roni is sound designing, she likes to play in the waves.

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Will Blanchette (Rehearsal Stage Manager/Set Design Intern, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
Will Blanchette is a rising junior at Georgetown University, and is excited that people trusted him to know what he was doing.

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Yesenia Iglesias (Actor, Maya, FLP: BURIED CITIES)
A recent DMV transplant from Seattle, Washington, and a native of Puerto Rico, Yesenia, pronounced with a 'j' sound, is tremendously grateful for the opportunity to make her east coast debut with the Source Festival this summer. You can also see her later in the year in A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre.

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