This year’s coverage of Capital Fringe will be bigger than ever thanks to our talented crew which includes writers, editors and general managers of the mayhem.
Sarah Ameigh is graduate of Penn State University, where she studied sociology, advertising, and theatre. She loves writing, her guitar, and used book stores. Theatre is also pretty great.
Travis M. Andrews is a DC-based writer and reporter, who works as a contributing editor for NBC’s DVICE.com and writes regularly for The Washington Post Express. His work has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, Salon, Washingtonian Magazine and The Times-Picayune. To see more of the New Orleans native’s work or to contact him, visit www.travismandrews.com.
Maddie Ardillo hails from Rockville, Maryland and is a rising senior in the Screenwriting program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She has written a number of screenplays and has worked in technical theater at The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, participating in over twenty productions at everything from set construction to stage management. She seeks a career in either New York or Los Angeles following her graduation in 2014.
Michael Beeman is a fiction editor for Big Lucks. Since graduating from the Stonecoast MFA program in 2009 he has been fortunate to place fiction in The Sewanee Review, The South Carolina Review, Necessary Fiction, Per Contra, and The New Plains Review, among other journals. He also reviews books for ForeWord Magazine and Publishers Weekly and reads submissions for Electric Literature. Originally from New England, Michael now lives just outside Washington, DC, where he is a regular and enthusiastic volunteer at Dave Eggers’ non-profit tutoring center 826DC
Carly J. Bales is an actor and multidisciplinary artist based in Washington, DC. When she’s not gallivanting around town on other projects with talented folks, she’s the Artistic Director of EMP Collective, an artist collective and multi-use arts space in downtown Baltimore.
Christian Barclay is a writer, editor, and recovering drama major. She has a B.F.A. in Drama from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Arts Journalism. She enjoys dancing in dive bars, meandering through museums, and eating her way around the city.
John Bavoso is a DC-based writer, editor, and aspiring playwright who’s thrilled to be back for his second Capital Fringe Festival with DC Theatre Scene. By earning an MA in gender, human rights, and African studies from American University, he made his BA in English and government from The College of William & Mary look practical. His favorite non-Ryan-Gosling-themed Tumblr is Animals Talking in All Caps and in his spare time he enjoys making unnecessarily long and excessively random themed Spotify playlists.
Jon Boughtin is a seasoned press flack and political hack who recently set aside the rigors of Capitol Hill to make his millions as a freelance writer and real estate agent. Shrewd! Jon is a proud theater fiance who learned the ins-and-outs of DC theater through his fiance and local actor, Heather. Now hooked, Jon is thrilled to spend another summer under DC’s hottest tent. When not writing, parenting or hawking homes, Jon can be found on the ultimate frisbee field attempting to defy the aging process. Jon is a native Upstate New Yorker and longtime Tennessean with a BS from Vanderbilt University.
Jacqueline Chenault, DC based actor and software developer, moved to the DMV to go to George Washington University and never quite managed to leave. She’ll be making an appearance in Off The Quill’s Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow in a panoply of roles that can be summed up as: The Mother. She’s worked with Studio Theatre 2ndStage, the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Red Knight Productions, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, the Rude Mechanicals, and Grain of Sand Theatre. When she’s not rehearsing and plotting her upcoming theatre projects she can usually be found at her computer writing the Next Great American App.
Lisa Chiu is a DC based journalist and writer. She holds an MA in China Studies from the University of Washington and an MA in journalism from American University. She had the experience of a lifetime witnessing Quentin Tarantino at work as an extra on the set of “Kill Bill Volume 1,” and was part of the long tracking shot in the ‘House of the Blue Leaves’.
Jenifer Deal is a long time DC resident, theatre lover and performance theorist.
Tracey Erbacher is a recent graduate of Vassar College, where she where she technically majored in Drama, but in fact majored in Shakespeare Nerdery and Theater Adventures. An up-and-coming director, Tracey looks forward to pursuing these interests in her shiny new postgrad life in DC!
Kate Farley is a DC-based environmental policy wonk by day, artistic dilettante by night. She is an avid dressmaker nursing a current obsession with historical costuming. When not attending local shows or buried under scraps of fabric and thread, Kate can be found tending her community garden plot or making tasty food in the kitchen.
Joe Feldman is a multi-lingual (Spanish, French) film/television and theatre actor (SAGAFTRA-Eligible, EMC) and a freelance writer for the online publication “Ask Men”. He is a world traveler, having lived in eight countries spanning four continents and visited many more. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major in Economics and International Relations. When not performing or writing, he is thinking about performing or writing.
Jon Jon Johnson is a DC-based Actor, Director and Writer. Having worked with companies such as 1st Stage, WSC/Avant Bard, Spooky Action Theatre, Washington Savoyards, Bel Cantanti, and his own Avalanche Theatre Company, he’s always looking to expand. When not doing theatre, he can sometimes be found slinging cocktails at a bar, or playing violin on the streets of DC.
Kathleen Joyce is a rising Junior at Georgetown University, studying Art History, English, and Theater. She is the publicity director of Georgetown’s Nomadic Theatre company. Some of her favorite playwrights include Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Stoppard. Aside from making theater, Kathleen loves watching Wes Anderson movies and going to art museums.
Michael R. Kelly is a DC-based dramaturge, director, producer, playwright, and graduate of American University. His original children’s play, Red Riding Hood: A New Fable, was produced with the Olney Theatre Institute at Olney Theatre Center in early 2012. When he’s not managing boxes at the Studio Theatre, he can be found at home binge-watching BBC dramas and cooking extensive feasts. Rumor has it he’s in talks to be the 13th Doctor, but those are just rumors…
Amrita Khalid is a film school dropout who moved to DC from Southern California to become “a serious person”–it’s a work in progress. She has covered the local theatre beat for the AU Eagle and the Washington City Paper. She’s made a living as a researcher for Government Executive and National Journal. When she’s not consuming art or news, you can find her at your nearest bikram yoga studio or the Columbia Heights Target.
Kate Mattingly has written about dance and performance for close to 20 years. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, Dance magazine, Dance Research Journal, Art Practical, and many other publications and websites. She has taught at universities and lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to cultures and the arts. She is grateful for DC Theatre Scene, particularly its commitment to nurturing a variety of writers and covering a spectrum of events, and looks forward to reading and writing reviews of the 2013 Fringe Festival. Kate graduated from Princeton University, received her master’s of fine arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently a doctoral student in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Kelly McCorkendale is a dog-lover, avid quilter, and occassional creative writer who loves the color orange and boycotts cable (except “Game of Thrones” because, well, what if winter is coming!?). After college, she realized poets weren’t in demand, so she shipped off to Madagascar with Peace Corps. Since then, she’s found a niche working on health systems in Africa but has a long-list of life tasks yet to be fulfilled–such as perform blackmail, learn a trade, and become a competitive eater. She has an MA in International Education, believes rice is the elixir of life, and, in high school, won the best supporting actress honor for the state of Missouri. She may also recite poetry (her first love) when imbibing in alcohol.
Ryan Maxwell is a freelance theatre director and photographer based in Washington, DC. He has directed for the Inkwell, the Source Festival, the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, Adventure Theatre MTC, Young Playwrights’ Theatre, and Flying V. Before landing in DC, Ryan spent two years as Artistic Associate at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston. His photography has been featured in shows with the EMP Collective, the Fridge DC, FotoDC, DCist Exposed, and InstantDC. Ryan is a proud member of Young Playwrights’ Theater’s company of artists, Flying V Theatre, InstantDC, and PinkySwear Production’s associates program. He will be doing photo coverage for DCTS.
T. Chase Meacham is a senior at Georgetown University, double-majoring in theater and government. Most recently he wrote and directed Polk Street, a new adaptation, which was produced in collaboration with two of Georgetown’s premiere co-curricular theater groups. Next year he will be be serving as the 162nd Associate Producer of the Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society, the oldest continuously-running student theater group in the country, as well as Georgetown’s first ever student Secretary of the Arts. He is a regular contributor to PolicyMic, where he covers culture and politics. Chase is thrilled to be joining the DC Theatre Scene team again this summer — see you soon, and Happy Fringe!!
Lorna Mulvaney is a lifetime theatre enthusiast whose love of the art form can be traced back to her first role in the Pit Chorus of The Wizard of Oz at age 8. Since then, Lorna’s involvement in theatre has spanned roles including actress, director, stage manager, producer, and critic. When she’s not in rehearsal, Lorna enjoys good beer and even better adventures.
Hunter Styles is the Artistic Director of Artists Bloc, a locally-focused workshop and presentation series for early-development performing arts pieces. He has written plays produced by Rorschach Theatre, Forum Theatre, Wayward Theatre, Flying V, and Grain of Sand. He received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for co-directing the Andy Warhol musical POP! at The Studio 2ndStage and has directed and assistant directed with Theater J, Rorschach Theatre, Synetic Theater, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Georgetown and American universities, and more. He is currently a staff member at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA and a company member of Factory 449. He has been writing for DC Theatre Scene since 2008 and for American Theatre magazine since 2012.
Ryan S. Taylor is Artistic Director of The Washington Rogues. He’s been Fringing since the festival began and has the battle scars and increased tolerance to extreme heat to submit as evidence. Along with four Fringe shows for the Rogues, Ryan has produced and directed for companies including Arena Stage, Rorschach, The Source Festival, Solas Nua, and most recently the DC Queer Theater Festival. Along with previous assignments for DCTS, Ryan has also done some feature writin’ and reviewin’ for the Washington City Paper, and once portrayed the embodiment of Reverend Run’s Twitter account in a Washington Post web-series.
Since Tim Treanor has written over 400 reviews and numerous news articles, features and interviews for DCTS. He has been a member of the American Theater Critics Association since 2009 and sits on its Executive and New Plays committees. He is also a fellow of the National Critics Institute, run by the O’Neill Theater Center. His interactive murder mystery, Murder in Elsinore, enjoyed a brief run in 2003. By day he is a trial lawyer for the Federal government. He lives with his dear bride, Lorraine, in a log house in the woods of Southern Maryland.
J. Robert Williams is a writer based in Washington, D.C. Robert studied Theatre, English, and French at Vanderbilt University. He currently works as a ghostwriter and correspondence assistant for the President of the World Bank.