DC Theatre Scene was invited to interview Helen Hayes Award recipients backstage at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 23, 2016. Before heading there, Jill Kyle-Keith caught up with Helen Hayes judge Natalie Tucker.
Fresh from the stage, you’ll see reactions from Lolita Marie (Supporting Actress, Play for Proof at 1st Stage), Jake Null (Musical Direction for Avenue Q at Constellation Theatre), playwright Martyna Majok (New Play for Ironbound at Round House Theatre and part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival), Dawn Ursula (Lead Actress, Play for Queens Girl in the World, Theater J, also part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival), Allison Arkell Stockman (Director of a Musical for Avenue Q at Constellation Theatre), the cast of IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus (Ensemble of a play), Kevin McAllister (Lead Actor, Musical for Ragtime at Toby’s Dinner Theatre), Barrett Wilson Reed (Lead Actress, Musical for Cabaret at Signature Theatre).
And finally, Mark Jaster (Lead Actor, Play for IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus). Notice that both he and Duke Ellington, in the background, are sporting classy top hats, white ties and tails.
Best Dressed Award, anyone?
Videographer Sharon Crissinger shot these videos on an iPhone6.
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Jill Kyle-Keith has brought her irrepressible brand of comedy to audiences for the past 30 years, including the Edinburgh and Capital Fringe festivals. She is also the owner of Beale Street Puppets in Baltimore. She has been writing for DC Theatre Scene for nearly a year. This is her first on camera role.
Sharon Crissinger is a videographer committed to supporting the arts. Her clients range from playwrights to puppeteers, magicians to mimes, actors to artists, trapeze artists and beyond. The stranger the better. She’s based in Silver Spring, but her projects have taken her to Baltimore, DC, Arlington, and across the DMV. A double major in Film and English, in addition to videography, she specializes in the study and history of silent cinema and classic literature. Her videography business is Stranger Cinematics. Visit her on Facebook.