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Resident Company Members

Randy Baker and Jenny McConnell Frederick, Co-Artistic Directors

sara barkerSARA BARKER has appeared with Rorschach in Truth and Beauty Bombs: A Softer World (2015), A Maze (2012), The Gallerist (2012), Klecksography (2010), and This Storm Is What We Call Progress (2008). DC credits include WSC Avant Bard’s Emilie (Emilie), King Lear (Edgar), Othello (Desdemona), Orlando (Orlando), Mary Stuart (Elizabeth), Six Characters in Search of an Author (Stepdaughter), The House of Yes (Jackie-O), The Cherry Orchard (Varya), The Mistorical Hystery of Henry (I)V (Hotspur), Lulu (Lulu), and The Miser(La Fleece); Factory 449’s Closet Land, 4.48 Psychosis; Scena’s The Importance of Being Earnest; Tattooed Potato’s Nightmare Dreamer. NYC credits include The Brick’s King Lear (King Lear), Hipgnosis Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), and various devised works with directors Lear DeBessonet and Josh Fox. Sara is a graduate of St. John’s College and is also a member of WSC Avant Bard, Factory 449, and The Klunch. www.sarabarker.com/acting

Frank Britton

FRANK BRITTON has appeared with Rorschach in their productions of After The Flood (2004), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (2004), The Minotaur (2012) and Truth and Beauty Bombs: A Softer World (2015). 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.

 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).

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, Keegan Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination - The Lonesome West) and Studio Theatre. Outside of the city he has staged fights at the Guthrie Theatre and the Spoleto Festival USA. 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 Teacher and Fight Director with the Society of American Fight Directors and has served as a guest artist in Sweden and Canada.

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 (and the remount)A Bid to Save the WorldGlassheart, 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 5 Rorschach shows: Rough Magic, Dream Sailors, 1001Neverwhere and the remount.  He has also directed 2 shows: Glassheart and A Bid to Save the World.   He has performed for Studio 2nd Stage, Flying V Theatre, Synetic Theatre, WSC Avant Bard and many others.  He has been nominated for a Helen Hayes award twice (Best Lead Actor in a Musical and Best Ensemble).  Lee is a 2 tour veteran of The National Players (Tour 55 and 56).  He is the former artistic director and founding member of The Inkwell, a new play development organization that was in DC. 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-3.lowerresDEBRA 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 – where she has designed Forgotten KingdomsVery Still and Hard to SeeShe Kills MonstersGlassheartNeverwhereA MazeAfter the QuakeLiving Dead In Denmark1001The Skin of Our TeethThis Storm is What We Call ProgressBirdsMonsterA Bright Room Called DayFair Ladies at a Game of Poem CardsThe Beard of AvonThe Scarlet LetterAfter the Flood and The Illusion - she has designed costumes for Round House Theatre, Signature Theatre, Theater J, Imagination Stage, Kennedy Center TYA, Woolly Mammoth, Young Playwrights Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre ACA, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Everyman Theatre, Forum Theatre, 1st Stage, WSC Avant Bard and The Hub. She is also a Producing Playwright with The Welders, and her world premiere of Hello, My Name Is… premiered in Fall of 2017. 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 appeared in Truth and Beauty Bombs: A Softer World  and Neverwhere and its remount 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 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 (and the remount), The Electric BabyTruth and Beauty Bombs: A Softer WorldVery Still and Hard to SeeLiving Dead in Denmark and Dream Sailors. 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 is a proud company member of Rorschach Theatre, where she directed Brainpeople and The Gallerist. She 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 Spooky Action Theatre, Source Festival, Venus Theatre, Hope Operas, Active Cultures and The Hub Theatre. Most recently, she directed Jarry Inside Out at Spooky Action Theatre.

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, 1001 and Very 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.

Rorschach Theatre Company Emeriti:

Jordana Adelman
Brian Allard
Lindsay Allen
Patrick Bussink
Michael John Casey
Elizabeth Chomko
Daniel Corey
Lauren Cucarola
Valerie Fenton
Matthew Frederick
Tim Getman
Jason Gots
Maggie Glauber
Eric Grims
Cesar Guadamuz
Robbie Hayes
Lauren Hyland
Jennifer Knight
Jason Linkins
Lucas Maroney
Karl Miller
Rahaleh Nassri
Tracy Lynn Olivera
Hugh Owen
Colin Smith
Jason Stiles