We are incredibly grateful to the Washington theatre community for committing their time and talent to support our first radio theatre project.
The Cast of A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Emery Battis, is DC’s oldest performer at 93. A Resident Company Member for over 20 years at The Shakespeare Theatre, Battis has appeared in more than 400 roles in plays from Aeschylus to Mamet and Miller, including 90 roles in the Shakespearean canon. In 2002, he received the Helen Hayes Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Battis offers this advice for longevity: “All I need to say is ‘keep on moving.’ ” And carry an umbrella, just in case.”
Amy Brandenburg is a Washington DC-based artisan. Her specialties are textiles and jewelry design and construction.
Charles “Chas” Goldman is 8 years old, a third grader who lives in Takoma Park, MD. He loves sports, especially the Boston Red Sox.
Oliver Goldman is 5, a kindergartner living in Takoma Park, MD. He loves playing “office” and writing notes and pictures that he tapes all over the house.
Carter Jahncke was last seen as Krapp in Krapp’s Last Tape at Spooky Action Theatre.He continues to present his adaptation of The Lost Onesby Samuel Beckett, which he premiered at the Beckett in Berlin Festival in 2000.He has acted at local theatres including Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre, and with many other local companies.
Naomi Jacobson is a 15 year Woolly Mammoth Company member, an Arena Stage Affiliated Artist and has been acting in the DC community for 20 years.
John Lescault has been performing in the DC area for many, many years. He is also a narrator of over 300 audiobooks for the Library of Congress.
Matt MacNelly is a young actor starting out here in the DC area and really enjoying the work he is doing with DCTheaterScene.com. He also has a voice.
Sarah Marshall has been performing in Washington DC theaters for over 25 years. She teaches acting at Georgetown University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Jennifer Mendenhall, Michael, Henry and Vivian Kramer live in a little house in Hyattsville with a cat, some fish and two guinea pigs. They all like to read very much, and Michael and Jennifer even get paid to do so. They also work in theatre.
Declan Robison, son of Connan Morrissey, likes baseball, Legos™ and wants to be a treasure hunter when he grows up.
Connan Morrissey is a DC-based actress. Upcoming projects include Hermione in The Winters Tale at the Folger, and Dr. Midge in A Sleeping Country at Round House Theatre.
Bob Supan is a former actor who now works at GraphicAudio, based in Bethesda, MD, where he exclusively directs “The First Mountain Man” and “Eagles” series of Western recordings, as well as numerous other titles. He is proud to be series director for the upcoming R.A. Salvatore sword and sorcery epic “Demon Wars.” In Bob’s spare time, he enjoys laughing too loud. Bob seems to have too much spare time.
Sarah Taurchini is a recent graduate of Georgetown University and is stumbling through the real world as a working actor in the DC area. She has worked with Rorschach (Dream Sailors, Myth-App 3) and will work with Synetic Theatre this spring on Lysistrata.
Tim Treanor is senior reviewer for DC Theatre Scene. Back in the day, he did some acting, too.
Christopher Walker worked on many Washington area stages. These days as a voice actor, he is heard on the Discovery networks, on radio spots and in video games like Bethesda Softworks’ Fallout III.
Lucy Walker, a second-grader, makes her audio drama debut with this project. She plays piano, sings and is a big fan of Jim Dale’s (and Christopher Walker’s) readings of the Harry Potter series.
Harriett Weil is General Manager of Round House Theatre.
Clark Young is a senior double majoring in Theatre and Performance Studies and English with a minor in Psychology.
The Audible Group
Matthew M Nielson is a sound designer and composer for theatre, film and radio and is based in Washington, DC. He is the Resident Sound Designer at Round House Theatre where he has won a Helen Hayes Award for his work on A Prayer for Owen Meany. He is also a resident artist at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, and runs his own company, Some Random Sound.
James Konicek is a Washington-based actor who works primarily on stage and in the soundbooth. He narrates books for Graphic Audio where he can be heard playing DC Comics’ Superman. He also can be heard in numerous US Gov’t Agency industrial training films (and is certain that there is a connection).
Susan Lynskey is an actor who works in theatre, radio, TV, and film. She is an Affiliated Artist of Arena Stage, Artistic Director of SoundIncentive, and on the Theatre Department Faculty of Georgetown University. She knows that this work and the friendships which helped to create it are indeed sound.
Lorraine Treanor is Editor of DCTheatreScene.com.
Cal Watson (dramaturg for this production) is a recent graduate of Georgetown University, with a minor in Theatre. In fall 2007, he interned in the Dramaturgy Department at Arena Stage. Each summer, Cal helps lead the Young Playwrights program at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College.
Take me back to A Child’s Christmas in Wales