Anti-Stepford Festival: Women Writers at the Warehouse
Writers at the Warehouse:
25, 26, 27 2004
* Sidra Rausch (Co-Artistic Director, Washington Women in Theatre) has performed as a singer/songwriter in NYC, New England, and DC. Timberland (music & lyrics), developed at Playwright's Horizon's, received a Best Production nomination at the Source Theatre Festival, directed by Karen Berman. She has also penned the musicals Meteor Girl, The City Prince and the play Utopia Parkway.
* Marian Licha (Playwright and Performer, Frida Vice-Versa) is a professional actor, storyteller and playwright. She has most notably performed for The Imagination Celebration tour sponsored by The Kennedy Center. She has played principal roles in NBC's Homicide, Unsolved Mysteries and Fox TV's America's Most Wanted.
* Karin Abromaitis (Director, Utopia Parkway) is a performer, director, choreographer, teacher, playwright, and potter. Her classes in physical performance skills for the actor have been presented throughout the DC metro area. She is in the company of Membrane Ensemble Theatre, and an Artistic Associate of Horizons Theatre.
* Rebecca Ende (Director, Artemisia and Hildegard) is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she directed Hot 'n' Throbbing and Paper Airplanes, and served as the Associate Producer of Nomadic Theatre. She has been the acting Literary Manger of Washington Women in Theatre this year.
* Carolyn Gage (Playwright, Artemisia and Hildegard) is a lesbian-feminist playwright, performer, activist and director. The author of more than forty-five plays, she has also written four books on lesbian theatre. She specializes in non-traditional roles for women, and especially the recovery of lesbian and feminist archetypes.
* S. Dennis Green (Playwright, Frida Vice-Versa) is delighted to be working with Marian as a collaborator on her play about Frida Kahlo. Dennis recently completed a full-length play, Falling Water, about the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The play was unveiled in a reading at The Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival in Washington, DC (2003).
Lisa Rose Middleton (Director, Cream Soda and Creme de Menthe)
returns to Source where she began her professional directing career with
the Source Theatre Festival. She has directed several World Premiere
productions at Source including Playing Juliet/Casting Othello,
a co-production with the Folger Elizabethan Theatre and Inns and Outs
which won a Kennedy Center New Play Development award.
Middleton is the Education Director at The National Conservatory of Dramatic
Arts and the Artistic Advisor for Georgetown University's Black Theatre
* Caleen Sinnette Jennings (Playwright, Cream Soda and Creme de Menthe) is the winner of the 2002 Actor's Theatre of Louisville Heidemann Award, and the 1998 Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays. She is director of Theatre/Music Theatre at American University, where she directs as well as teaches play writing, acting, directing, Shakespeare, and academic courses.
Jessica Lefkow (Director, Frida Vice-Versa) Since 1985,
Washington, DC native Jessica Lefkow has lived- directing, acting, touring
and teaching- across the United States, Europe and Asia, before returning
to the DC area last year with her journalist husband and three sons.
This spring, Jessica was invited to Hong Kong to direct Ronald Harwood's,
The Dresser for that city's 2004 Faust Festival. In May 2005,she
will be directing a pair of newly-commissioned one-acts by playwright
David Cahill for Firebelly Productions in Arlington, VA.
Kennedy Center Prelude Festival: Page to Stage 2004
As part of the Kennedy Center Prelude Festival: Page to Stage New Play Festival in September of 2004, we produced Allyson Currin's Subtext. The performance, on September 6, 2004, was directed by Kristen Cornwall and starred Jewel Orem as Lucy and Karl Kippola as Phillip.
* Jewel Orem (Lucy) was last seen as Emilia in Othello and as Mary in Washington Stage Guild's production of The Memory of Water. She has also appeared at the Folger, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Stage Guild, The Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Theatre J, Scena Theatre, Maryland Shakespeare Festival, and the Children's Theatre Company.
* Karl Kippola (Phillip) has worked with several local theatres including Imagination Stage, Center Company, Round House, Shakespeare Theatre, Everyman Theatre, and Bay Theatre Company. Karl holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Wayne State University in Detroit and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Maryland.
* Allyson Currin (Playwright) has been nominated twice for the Helen Hayes Awards' Charles D. MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: in 2002 for her play Church of the Open Mind (Charter Theatre) and in 1998 for Amstel in Tel Aviv (Source Theatre Company). Other plays of hers produced in the D.C. area are: Fur and Other Dangers (Source), Learning Curves (Washington Shakespeare Company), Crash and Burns (Church Street) and Dancing With Ourselves (Source).
* Kristen Cornwall (Director) received a BA in theatre and a literature minor from American University . She has also received conservatory training from The British American Drama Academy in London. Kristen recently founded her own theatre company in DC, Didactic Theatre Company, and is the current artistic director.