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Resident Company Members

Randy Baker and Jenny McConnell Frederick, Co-Artistic Directors

Brian AllardBRIAN S. ALLARD  is a lighting designer for theatre, dance, and opera. His lighting designs have been seen on stage throughout Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as New York, at venues including the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Theatre, the Smithsonian Institution, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and the CityDance Center at Strathmore. He has worked on more than 80 museum exhibits with the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Lockheed Martin, and the National Institutes of Health. Brian also programs lights for permanent architectural installations, including M&T Bank Stadium and Washington’s Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.

sara barkerSARA BARKER has appeared with Rorschach in This Storm Is What We Call Progress (2008), The Gallerist (2012), A Maze (2012), and Klecksography (2010). DC credits include WSC Avant Bard’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Mary Stuart, The House of Yes, The Cherry Orchard, The Mistorical Hystery of Henry (I)V, Lulu, The Miser and Peace; Factory 449’s 4.48 Psychosis; SCENA’s The Importance of Being Earnest; Tattooed Potato’s Nightmare Dreamer. NYC credits include The Brick Theater’s King Lear; Hipgnosis Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale; and International WOW’s Limitless Joy. Sara is a graduate of St. John’s College and is also a member of WSC Avant Bard and Factory 449. www.sarabarker.com/acting

Frank BrittonFRANK BRITTON has appeared with Rorschach in their productions of After The Flood (2004), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (2004), and The Minotaur (2012). A native Washingtonian, graduate of and faculty member of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, he is an Acting Company Member at WSC Avant Bard, where he’s appeared in over a dozen productions (including the titular role in Richard III), a Founding Member / Core Ensemble Member with force/collision, and an Artistic Associate with The Washington Rogues. He has appeared with numerous area theatres including Arena Stage, Round House Theatre, Synetic Theater, Ganymede Arts, Forum Theatre, SCENA Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company, American Century Theater, Spooky Action Theater, Venus Theatre, Theater Alliance. He appeared regionally as Caliban in The Tempest (Virginia Shakespeare Festival) and in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Baltimore Shakespeare Festival), as Billy McClain in force/collision’s Shape (La MaMa ETC, NYC), and is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee in the category of Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play. He is proud to be a part of the Rorschach family.

Daniel CoreyDANIEL COREY has acted in and/or directed over 70 productions, ranging from straight plays to musicals to improv to fundraiser revues to feature films to corporate training videos. Daniel has appeared in Rorschach’s After the Quake and Neverwhere, as well as with many other local theatres, including The Hub Theatre, 1st Stage, American Century Theater, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Constellation Theatre Company, NextStop Theatre Company, WSC Avant Bard, Impossible Theatre Company, Source Festival, Quotidian Theatre Company, and many more. Daniel has written and directed shows for the Avalon and Brookewood Schools in Maryland.

 Robin CovingtonROBIN COVINGTON is an Equity Membership Candidate. Her performance credits include Cultural DC Source Festival, Capital Fringe, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, Pinky Swear Productions, and American Century Theatre to name a few. At Rorschach, Robin acted in A Maze and two Klecksographies. Most recently she stage managed Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. She was a casting assistant at The Roundabout Theatre Company and a costume technician at The Washington National Opera.  Robin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shendandoah Conservatory earning a BFA in Music Theatre. She has trained at Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Joy of Motion, and School for Film and Television (NYC).

Lauren CucarolaLAUREN CUCAROLA is a costume designer, props designer and creative jack of all trades.  She graduated from Georgetown University in 2010 where she ran a student theatre company, produced, TD-ed, painted, propped, stitched, and designed costumes and lights for numerous productions.  After graduation she did two seasons of fellowship at Arena Stage, first in Company Management and then in Costumes.  She is currently working full time as a freelance designer and design assistant and works frequently with Rorschach Theatre, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage and other companies in DC. She has been involved with Rorschach Theatre since 2009. 

Valerie FentonVALERIE FENTON has appeared on the Rorschach Theatre stage in The Beard of Avon, Dead City, and more Klecksography/Myth-Appropriation shows than she can remember. She is also a founding company member of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and can be seen in regional commercials, industrials, and PSAs. Valerie has worked with many DC area theatre companies, including Olney Theatre Center, National Players (Tour 51 and 52), Source Theatre Festival, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, WSC Avant Bard, and The Inkwell. She enjoys photography, participating in staged readings of new works, and teaching acting in local arts programs. www.valeriefenton.com

Matthew FrederickMATTHEW FREDERICK married into Rorschach in 2004.  He’s designed sound for Master & Margarita, Ubu Roi, Beard Of Avon, Rough Magic, Fair Ladies At A Game Of Poem Cards, Behold!, The Arabian Night, This Storm Is What We Call Progress and Dead City.  Additionally, he’s provided administrative support, occasionally partaken of hard labor and frequently opened his home to meetings, mailings and other mayhem.  Matthew also serves as the Shop Operations Manager at the Folger Shakespeare Library.  Most recently, he collaborated with Jenny McConnell Frederick on a devised piece, otherwise known as their son, Thane (still a work in progress.)

Cesar A. Guadamuz

CESAR A. GUADAMUZ Cesar’s love affair with the company began as an actor in Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards and continues today not only as a member but also as one of Rorschach’s biggest fans. While in DC, Cesar appeared in award-winning productions on stages of all shapes and sizes including Studio, Studio Theatre Secondstage, GALA, Forum, Folger, Imagination Stage, Signature, The Kennedy Center and Catalyst and collaborated with some of DC’s brightest talents. Though currently he resides in NYC, Cesar’s devotion to Rorschach Theatre and its mission remain as passionate today as when he proudly became a member of the Rorschach family.

Casey KalebaCASEY KALEBA has arranged violence more than four hundred stage productions, and has been with Rorschach since Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards. DC area credits include Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Signature Theatre, Forum Theatre, Castleton Festival, Constellation Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination - The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Source Festival, Olney Theatre Center, and Studio Theatre. He has created movement for knights, ghosts, musketeers, princesses, both monkeys and apes, zombies, wolves, pirates, ninjas, and at least one alien tentacle. Casey trained with physical artists from across the globe, and serves as an audition choreographer for Marvel Universe Live as well as crew for the YouTube series Men at Arms: Reforged. He is a certified instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors and has served as a guest artist in Sweden and Canada.

Jennifer Ayn KnightJENNIFER KNIGHT is a theater artist and writer. Rorschach Credits include After the Flood, After the Quakeand NeverwhereShe has also had the fortune to work with Folger Theater (Assistant Director, The Gaming Table), Source Fest, Spooky Action, The Disreputables (Literary Manger), Artists’ Initiative, Unexpected Stage Company, Tsunami Theatre, and ASIA.  Her monologues and poetry have been performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. She’s a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and is an associate member of the Dramatist’s Guild and the International Centre for Women Playwrights.

 

VERONICA J. LANCASTER has worked with Rorschach several times over the years, and is excited to be a company member. Previous Rorschach productions include Neverwhere, The Gallerist, The Skin of Our Teeth, Kit Marlowe and at least one Klecksography/Myth-Apropriation. In addition to Rorschach, she has worked in the DC and Los Angeles areas, designing for Theater J, Georgetown University, The Source Festival, Celebration Theatre, Rogue Machine, Imagination Stage, Journeymen Theater, Flying V, WSC AvantBard, Maryland Shakespeare Festival, the University of Maryland, and two tours of National Players. She has had memorable assistant design jobs at the Pasadena Playhouse, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, and Studio Theatre. She received her BA from the University of Maryland and her MFA in sound design from UCLA. When she’s not designing, she serves as the Associate Technical Director for the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University.

Lee LiebeskindLEE LIEBESKIND is an actor, director, and producer that has performed in 4 Rorschach shows: Rough Magic, Dream Sailors, 1001 and NeverwhereHe has also directed for a Myth-Appropriation and a Klecksography.   He has performed for Studio 2nd Stage, WSC Avant Bard, Forum Theatre, Constellation Theatre, and Flying V.  Lee is a 2 tour veteran of The National Players (Tour 55 and 56).   He is a founding member and Producing Director of The Inkwell, DC’s wellspring for new play development.  At Inkwell Lee has worked with over 150 artists to help develop new work for the stage and produced over 60 readings, workshops and productions. Lee lives in Silver Spring Maryland with his fiancé Rorschach Company member Megan Reichelt, who he met working on Rough Magic at Rorschach.

Scott McCormickSCOTT MCCORMICK has appeared with Rorschach in 14 productions including: God of Vengeance, The Illusion, Ubu Roi, The Master and Margarita, After the Flood, Beard of Avon, The Skin of Our Teeth, Truth and Beauty Bombs: A Softer World and Neverwhere. A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland a, Scott has been working professionally in DC as a stage and voice actor for a decade and a half. He has appeared on the stage for Woolly Mammoth, Studio, The Folger and Roundhouse. He appeared in Catalyst Theatre’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, which received a Best Ensemble Helen Hayes. He has worked for numerous smaller companies including, Project Y and Forum Theatres. Currently he works as a Director/Adapter/Narrator for GraphicAudio, an audiobook company which features full-casts, sound effects and musical scoring. He lives with his wife.

Megan ReicheltMEGAN REICHELT fell in love with Rorschach as an audience member for The Beard of Avon, stage managed for Monster (her first professional gig), stage managed for Rough Magic (where she met her husband-to-be), and has flown the Rorschach house colors ever since. She has appeared in Skin of Our Teeth, Living Dead in Denmark and The Gallerist at Rorschach, and dramaturged Neverwhere. She is also a company member of Flying V. In addition to being a theater artist, she is also a library science student and amateur mythologist, and believes that stories can change the world.

Deb SivignyDEBRA KIM SIVIGNY has been designing in the DC area for over a decade and is the resident faculty artist in the Theatre and Performance Studies department at Georgetown University. In addition to her set and costume design work at Rorschach, she has designed costumes for Theater J, Imagination Stage, Kennedy Center TYA, Woolly Mammoth, Young Playwrights Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre ACA, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Everyman Theatre, Forum Theatre, WSC Avant Bard and The Hub. She is a member of USA 829. She has a BA in theatre design from Middlebury College and an MFA from the University of Maryland.

Christian Sullivan

CHRISTIAN SULLIVAN is a born-and-raised Maryland boy who has been acting/building/fight choreographing in the DMV since the mid-aughts.  He was recently in Neverwhere and in numerous Klecksographies/Myth-Appropriations, he has also Technical Directed and built sets for many Rorschach Shows.  Introduced to the ‘Schach by Tim Getman in 2006, he now looks forward to many many many more productions in many different positions.

 

 

UntitledSARAH TAURCHINI is ecstatic to be a part of the Rorschach family. Rorschach credits include Neverwhere (Door), Klecksography, Living Dead in Denmark (Puck/Guildenstern), and Dream Sailors (Beth). She has also worked at Theater J, Synetic, Forum, Spooky Action, Lean and Hungry, and the Inkwell, among other companies. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and also studied at the British American Dramatic Academy in London. She loves to dance, hone her ninja skills, watch cartoons, and play video games. She also reads. A lot. She is a pizza snob and prefers dark chocolate to milk chocolate.

Catherine TrippCATHERINE TRIPP holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). In Scotland, she was the co-founder of the award winning company Third From the Left. Since returning to Washington, DC, she has worked with a number of companies around DC, including Venus Theatre, Hope Operas, Active Cultures and The Hub Theatre. She is a proud company member of Rorschach Theatre, where she directed Brainpeople by Jose Rivera in their 2009 season. In the summer of 2011, she directed The Making of A Modern Folk Hero by Martin Zimmerman for The CUDC’s Source Festival. Most recently, she directed the world premiere of Fengar Gael’s The Gallerist.

Yasmin Tuazon headshotYASMIN TUAZON has been a company member since 2006.  Her Rorschach credits include God of VengeanceThe IllusionJ.B.,Fair Ladies At a Game of Poem Cards, References to Salvador Dali Make Me HotThe Skin of Our Teeth, 1001Very Still and Hard to See.  She has also worked with dog & pony dc, The Source Festival, Constellation Theatre, and Lean and Hungry Theater.   When she’s not visible, she’s usually adapting scripts or playing dragons and western housewives for Graphic Audio.  Now and then, she makes a short film with sock puppets.

 Grady WeatherfordGRADY WEATHERFORD has been with Rorschach Theatre from the beginning – literally, he got invited to an early organization meeting by accident, and is sure he was only offered an audition because it would have been rude not to. Well he got cast in that first show, The Hairy Ape, and has been hanging around ever since. He has appeared in 12 rorschach production (favorites include The Beard of Avon, A Bright Room Called Day and Neverwhere) directed 4, video design for 2, and fight choreography for 9. His work has also been seen at The Olney Theatre, Theatre J, Round House Theatre, The Folger Theater, Catalyst Theater, Journeyman Theatre, Forum Theatre; Grady is the Director of Post Production at WILL Interactive, Inc. in Potomac, MD.

Not Pictured:

ERIC GRIMS

COLIN SMITH

ROBBIE HAYES

Rorschach Theatre Company Emeriti:

Jordana Adelman
Lindsay Allen
Patrick Bussink
Michael John Casey
Elizabeth Chomko
Tim Getman
Jason Gots
Maggie Glauber
Lauren Hyland
Jason Linkins
Lucas Maroney
Karl Miller
Rahaleh Nassri
Tracy Lynn Olivera
Hugh Owen
Jason Stiles