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February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
A cozy variety show featuring the 2018 Winter Cabaret Company.
Directed by: Natalie Zanin
Music Directed by: Keith Tittermary
Assistant Directed and Choreographed by: Annetta Dexter Sawyer
Links to www.ampbystrathmore.com
When: Monday, February 12, 2018
Performance starts at 7:30 pm, Optional box supper available starting at 6:00 pm
Where: AMP by Strathmore
At the Pike & Rose neighborhood on Rockville Pike
AMP offers box supper starting at 6:00 pm.
Select “Seat+Meal” when you buy your ticket to purchase supper. You will need to confirm your meal selection by contacting Ridgewells Catering (email@example.com or 301-581-5223) by Friday, February 9.
Choose your meal!
If you choose to purchase a seated ticket with a meal, you will need to choose in advance from the choices below:
- Herb Grilled Chicken Breast with Baby Greens & Lemon Vinaigrette
- Grilled Flank Steak Southwestern with Corn Salsa
- Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Lentil Salad with Potatoes
- Avocado Toast with Feta
Each Served with Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Black Olives, & Feta Cheese Topped with Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette and Side of Sliced Fruit.
Please send your choices of meal, with a drink, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.581.5223. All orders must be completed by 3pm on Friday, February 9. Be sure to reference the exact name that your Seated + meal ticket was purchased with.
What is the Cabaret?
ArtStream inclusive performing companies feature adult actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) — including autism — and other social and behavioral needs. Actors, volunteer mentors, and theatre professionals work as a team to create original performances for live audiences.
In Cabaret Companies, actors follow their performance passions to create a short act that challenges their creativity and showcases their interests. The final show is performed cabaret-style and includes music, dancing, comedy, and original scenes.
Meet the Actors and Directors
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Annetta Dexter Sawyer
Annetta Dexter Sawyer has taught for ArtStream off and on since its inception. She’s been a movement and voice coach, taught poetry, drama, and even yoga! Much of her teaching is with ArtStream community partner programs at Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC), the Forbush School, and The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC). Previous ArtStream performance credits include Choreographer for the 2008 Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company musical Mission: Environment. She is proud to Assistant Direct the Cabaret.
“Thank you maaarvelous ArtStreamers for all your hard work, the fun, & your talents!”
Vu Tran is a 31-year-old actor from Syracuse, New York, currently living in Silver Spring. Vu has acted with ArtStream for two years. He has also performed in the Potomac Community Resources, Inc. chorus. Vu works at Safeway as a cashier and bagger. He also volunteers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He enjoys half-marathons, cross country, track & field, soccer, and R&B music. Vu has a black belt in Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate and is working toward fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) with the goal of being a sign-language interpreter.
Ian Bannon began as a mentor at ArtStream in 2017. Ian is a Senior Docent at the Folger Shakespeare Library and works in various Folger education programs including Shakespeare School Festivals, Shakespeare Steps Out (with DC Public Schools) and Shakespeare-in-Action Workshops. He also volunteers at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC.
"Its been fun working with such a talented group."
Jonathan Feifer is a 21-year old actor from Rockville who has acted with ArtStream Inclusive Theater Companies for two years. He has sung solo and in duets in private recitals with other aspiring performers. He was an assistant drama specialist at Capital Camps. Jonathan is currently in the Transition Training for Independence Program based at Montgomery College, and is participating in Cafe Sunflower's training program. He is also a teacher's aide at Temple Beth Ami. Jonathan enjoys musicals, movies and getting together with friends.
“Hope everyone who comes to Cabaret loves our show!”
Pat Kearns-Michaelsen first volunteered at ArtStream in 2015, working front of house for the Silver Spring productions. This is her first year as an onstage mentor. Pat has also acted at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL.
"I want to thank my amazing daughter for this opportunity."
Denise Monique Green
Denise Monique Green is a 61-year-old (61 years young!) actor from Washington, DC. This is her first performance with ArtStream! Denise has performed at the Inwood Coffee House for 12 years. She attended Sharpe Health School and sang at church from ages 10 to 18. Denise is active in her church, especially the group Handicap Encounter Christ (HEC). Denise has many hobbies, including oil painting, crocheting, cooking, bingo, bowling, and karaoke. But most of all, Denise loves helping others and making people laugh.
“I want to give all my thanks to God and everyone who supported me along the way! My mother Mrs. Corrinne Green, my brother Vernon Butler, Ruth Iverson, Leslie and Ken Moore for introducing me to ArtStream, and Keith, Annetta, and Natalie at ArtStream for being amazing teachers.”
Ana Bradley is a 29-year-old actor from Bethesda, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream for eight years. She also performed with Bethesda Academy of Performing arts (now Imagination Stage), Stages St. Louis, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, and St. Louis Ballet School. Ana works as a Library Aid at Smithsonian Libraries. She likes to read, especially Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery.
"Cabaret is a lot of fun. I want to thank my family for supporting me."
Adam McCrensky is a 31 year old actor from Bethesda, MD. He has acted with ArtStream for 11 years. Adam has also performed six shows at Imagination Stage, one show at Adventure Theater MTC, and seven shows at the Bannockburn Clubhouse. Adam has regular volunteer positions at WAMU, Fabrangen, VisArts, and at the Artstream office. He enjoys using the internet, and eating out at places like Chipotle, Whole Foods, and Dawson’s Market. Adam is also an avid public transportation user - he likes to take the bus and sometimes takes it to Virginia.
“Love to all my friends in the cast!”
Vadim Baryshev is an ArtStream actor since (almost) its inception. He started performing at Imagination Stage and joined ArtStream in 2007. He also attends ArtStream classes where he learns acting skills. Vadim loves to participate in ArtStream productions and enjoys working with ArtStream cast members. Vadim is a member of a Public Policy Committee at Arc of Montgomery County. He is a relentless advocate for people with disabilities. He attended numerous Maryland Legislative meetings in Annapolis, met with Maryland's Senators and Representatives, and attended public rallies in Washington DC advocating for the rights and needs of people with disabilities. Vadim likes reading and listening to classical and contemporary music. He has hundreds book in his personal library. Vadim also enjoys bowling. He hopes to one day fulfill his destiny to find an ideal companion.
"Very thankful to Natalie Zanin for being my long time tutor no matter what."
Keith Tittermary has worked with ArtStream off and on since its very beginning! Prior to that he was a Music Director for Imagination Stage's Pegagus and Icarus companies and worked with Carol Gulley on Wings! As an actor, he was recently nominated for a WATCH Award for his role as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. He is a local conductor, pianist, and music director and is on faculty at the Levine School of Music.
Natalie is a writer, director and actor who has appeared on area stages for over 20 years. Natalie researches, writes, and performs original historical theater pieces for Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the National Archives, the International Spy Museum, and her own company, Historic Strolls. With Historic Strolls, she produces The Ghost Story Tour of Washington, DC’s longest running costumed/character-led tour and A Dickens of a Tour: Charles Dickens in Washington. With ArtStream, Natalie has worked as an assistant director and director with the Inclusive Theatre Companies, and has taught several classes. She is proud to direct Cabaret Company in its inaugural performance.
Leslie Ellen Moore, 53, has been acting with ArtStream since its beginning. Before ArtStream, she was one of the founding cast members of the acting troupe that would become Pegasus at Imagination Stage. She fondly remembers these early shows with Sally Bailey, including the BAPA Love Hour. Leslie has played roles ranging from the Ghost of Lady Macbeth to a world famous chef who doesn’t know how to cook. Leslie works out at Spirit Club, does adaptive yoga, and likes to play Christmas carols on the piano.
“Thank you Adrian from Spirit Club for making me strong, and thank you Nic from ArtStream for making me happy. I love ArtStream. I love you all.”
ArtStream, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, supported by individual donors and in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Coincil of Montgomery County. ArtStream is also supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, on the web at msac.org. Inclusive performing companies are supported by a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Additional funding for the Cabaret Company comes from Kristen N. Chou and the Lee Chou Family Foundation.