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The Miraculous Tales of Stonehaven and To-may-to, To-mah-to

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

$5.30 - $13.25

 *Pre-sale tickets for Inclusive Theatre Companies are available until 24 hours before the show. Tickets are $15.00 at the door. Cash, check, or credit card are accepted


NOTE: The performance on Sunday, May 6 is at 12:30 pm, not 1:30 pm like other matinees.


What are Inclusive Theatre Companies?

In Inclusive Theatre Companies actors develop and perform an original musical. The company votes on a theme, creates original characters, and improvises scenes. Those scenes are scripted to become an original, one-act musical. Each performance presents two of these musicals in a double-bill.

ArtStream performances 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.


The Miraculous Tales of Stonehaven

Directed by Madeleine Barry

Music Directed by Diana Zhou

Giants, trolls, dragons, and a kingdom in peril! Can three regular kids save the day?

Meet the Company

Manoj Kumaroo

Actor, "King Arthur"

Manoj Kumaroo is a 49-year-old actor, singer, and dancer. This is his 12th show with ArtStream. Manoj also performed in the Icarus Company with Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) and Malayalam dramas with Kerala Association of Greater Washington (KAGW).  Manoj has been a Special Olympian ever since Special Olympics was launched by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in her home's backyard in Potomac, MD. He participated in more than 20 competitive Special Olympics sports and won hundreds of medals for excellence. He previously worked for the Montgomery County Government and currently offers volunteer office support with the Arc Montgomery County, SEEC and other organizations. Manoj loves to learn and regularly attends courses at Montgomery College.
2018-04-05T13:36:35-04:00
Actor, "King Arthur" Manoj Kumaroo is a 49-year-old actor, singer, and dancer. This is his 12th show with ArtStream. Manoj also performed in the Icarus Company with Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) and Malayalam dramas with Kerala Association of Greater Washington (KAGW).  Manoj has been a Special Olympian ever since Special Olympics was launched by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in her home's backyard in Potomac, MD. He participated in more than 20 competitive Special Olympics sports and won hundreds of medals for excellence. He previously worked for the Montgomery County Government and currently offers volunteer office support with the Arc Montgomery County, SEEC and other organizations. Manoj loves to learn and regularly attends courses at Montgomery College.

Terrel Limerick

Actor, "Timothy"

Terrel Limerick is an actor from Bethesda, MD. He has been acting with ArtStream since the very beginning - this is his 12th show! Terrel began acting at 15 years old with Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts). He believes acting is a great goal to pursue! Terrel has worked at Special Olympics International in Washington DC for 15 years. He is currently a special assistant in the business department. In July 2015, at the Special Olympics World Games in Long Beach, CA, Terrel became a “World Champion.” He won a bronze medal for being the first sailor from the USA to sail a boat solo at the World Games. He is also on the Special Olympics Ski and Track and Field teams.

“Special thanks to my family, friends, counselors, sports coaches, and ArtStream staff for always encouraging me to aim high!"

2018-04-05T13:19:34-04:00

“Special thanks to my family, friends, counselors, sports coaches, and ArtStream staff for always encouraging me to aim high!"

Actor, "Timothy" Terrel Limerick is an actor from Bethesda, MD. He has been acting with ArtStream since the very beginning - this is his 12th show! Terrel began acting at 15 years old with Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts). He believes acting is a great goal to pursue! Terrel has worked at Special Olympics International in Washington DC for 15 years. He is currently a special assistant in the business department. In July 2015, at the Special Olympics World Games in Long Beach, CA, Terrel became a “World Champion.” He won a bronze medal for being the first sailor from the USA to sail a boat solo at the World Games. He is also on the Special Olympics Ski and Track and Field teams.

Cecelia Ann Pauley

Actor, "Queen Elizabeth"

Cecelia Ann Pauley is a 40-year-old actor. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Cecelia now lives in Silver Spring, MD. She has been an ArtStream actor since the beginning - this is her 12th show with the Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Companies! Cecelia has been a performer since 4th grade and has performed at Cabin John Middle School, Churchill High School, Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts), and Potomac Community Theatre. Professionally, Cecelia works with the Arc in vocational services. She enjoys singing, music, dancing, theatre, and cooking.

"Thanks to my parents and family for all their support."

2018-03-12T11:39:44-04:00

"Thanks to my parents and family for all their support."

Actor, "Queen Elizabeth" Cecelia Ann Pauley is a 40-year-old actor. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Cecelia now lives in Silver Spring, MD. She has been an ArtStream actor since the beginning - this is her 12th show with the Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Companies! Cecelia has been a performer since 4th grade and has performed at Cabin John Middle School, Churchill High School, Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts), and Potomac Community Theatre. Professionally, Cecelia works with the Arc in vocational services. She enjoys singing, music, dancing, theatre, and cooking.

Alex Lightfoot

Actor, "Sir Geoffrey the Knight"

Alex Lightfoot is an actor from Washington, DC. He has acted with ArtStream since 2009, playing all kinds of roles. Alex also performs with the interPLAY Company Orchestra. He plays harmonica and percussion instruments. Alex also loves to bowl, dance (Zamdance), go on adventures, and eat great food.

"I love my ArtStream family: past and present!"

2018-04-02T10:59:04-04:00

"I love my ArtStream family: past and present!"

Actor, "Sir Geoffrey the Knight" Alex Lightfoot is an actor from Washington, DC. He has acted with ArtStream since 2009, playing all kinds of roles. Alex also performs with the interPLAY Company Orchestra. He plays harmonica and percussion instruments. Alex also loves to bowl, dance (Zamdance), go on adventures, and eat great food.

McKenna G. Kelly

Stage Manager, "Deedre"

McKenna is a stage manager with ArtStream. This is her fifth ArtStream show, and she is no stranger to theater.  Since grade school, McKenna has worked in some capacity of theater — whether in acting, costume design, make-up design, properties, scenic painting, booking, front of house, backstage crew, or stage managing — for well over 50 productions. She is very excited and thankful to be a part of this production!
2018-04-23T10:29:52-04:00
Stage Manager, "Deedre" McKenna is a stage manager with ArtStream. This is her fifth ArtStream show, and she is no stranger to theater.  Since grade school, McKenna has worked in some capacity of theater — whether in acting, costume design, make-up design, properties, scenic painting, booking, front of house, backstage crew, or stage managing — for well over 50 productions. She is very excited and thankful to be a part of this production!

Ming Hui-Chung Yeh

Actor, "Thuriat the Sorceress"

Ming is a 38-year-old actress from Rockville, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream for the last 12 years. Ming began taking acting classes at Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) in 2001.  Coming from a deaf family, she uses sign language at home and spoken language outside of home. Ming worked for 15 years as a linen processor at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, and is currently seeking volunteer work. She enjoys music, movies, and dancing, especially Zumba!

"Special thanks to my family, Personal Support Counselor, Jackie, and the cast for their love, support, and encouragement."

2018-03-19T14:08:38-04:00

"Special thanks to my family, Personal Support Counselor, Jackie, and the cast for their love, support, and encouragement."

Actor, "Thuriat the Sorceress" Ming is a 38-year-old actress from Rockville, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream for the last 12 years. Ming began taking acting classes at Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) in 2001.  Coming from a deaf family, she uses sign language at home and spoken language outside of home. Ming worked for 15 years as a linen processor at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, and is currently seeking volunteer work. She enjoys music, movies, and dancing, especially Zumba!

Conor O’Shaughnessy

Actor, "Julian"

Conor OShaughnessy is a 30-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. This is his eighth show with ArtStream! Conor performed in plays while attending the Harbour School in Baltimore. He also performed with Dawn Productions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Eubie Blake Center, and Martin’s West. Conor works delivering mail at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. His hobbies include ballroom dancing, karaoke, guitar, hiking, fishing, and bowling.

"I appreciate my family and friends for their support."

2018-04-04T11:29:19-04:00

"I appreciate my family and friends for their support."

Actor, "Julian" Conor O’Shaughnessy is a 30-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. This is his eighth show with ArtStream! Conor performed in plays while attending the Harbour School in Baltimore. He also performed with Dawn Productions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Eubie Blake Center, and Martin’s West. Conor works delivering mail at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. His hobbies include ballroom dancing, karaoke, guitar, hiking, fishing, and bowling.

Justin Hunsinger

Actor, "Charmon the Prince of the Giants"

Justin Hunsinger is a 26-year-old actor. This is his first show with ArtStream! Justin's past performances include Dracula and Macbeth through a theatre elective class. Justin works at Starbucks and is currently training for USA Games with Special Olympics. His hobbies include sports, acting, karaoke, dancing, camping, and hiking. Justin loves hanging out with friends.

“Thank you to my parents for supporting my dreams.”

2018-04-02T11:17:36-04:00

“Thank you to my parents for supporting my dreams.”

Actor, "Charmon the Prince of the Giants" Justin Hunsinger is a 26-year-old actor. This is his first show with ArtStream! Justin's past performances include Dracula and Macbeth through a theatre elective class. Justin works at Starbucks and is currently training for USA Games with Special Olympics. His hobbies include sports, acting, karaoke, dancing, camping, and hiking. Justin loves hanging out with friends.

Nader Khalaf

Actor, "Sir Slice the Knight"

Nader Khalaf is a 24-year-old actor from Bethesda, MD. This is his first year acting in an ArtStream performance, although he has participated in several ArtStream classes. Nader also performs as a member of the InterPlay Orchestra. He plays the piano. He is a student at Montgomery College enrolled in Challenge Program courses.  He enjoys his volunteer position at Nourish Now and is actively looking for work. Nader enjoys going to the gym and competes in swimming, soccer, basketball, and tennis with Special Olympics. He is very friendly and loves talking to people about pretty much everything, but especially outdoor equipment and politics.  Nader enjoys fishing, taking the Metro and “hanging out” in DuPont Circle.  He spends a lot of time with his cat Marble, online surfing the internet and on Facebook, caring for his yard and operating his landscaping equipment.

"I enjoy acting and am so happy that I made new friends at ArtStream. I want to thank my family for their support."

2018-04-02T11:48:00-04:00

"I enjoy acting and am so happy that I made new friends at ArtStream. I want to thank my family for their support."

Actor, "Sir Slice the Knight" Nader Khalaf is a 24-year-old actor from Bethesda, MD. This is his first year acting in an ArtStream performance, although he has participated in several ArtStream classes. Nader also performs as a member of the InterPlay Orchestra. He plays the piano. He is a student at Montgomery College enrolled in Challenge Program courses.  He enjoys his volunteer position at Nourish Now and is actively looking for work. Nader enjoys going to the gym and competes in swimming, soccer, basketball, and tennis with Special Olympics. He is very friendly and loves talking to people about pretty much everything, but especially outdoor equipment and politics.  Nader enjoys fishing, taking the Metro and “hanging out” in DuPont Circle.  He spends a lot of time with his cat Marble, online surfing the internet and on Facebook, caring for his yard and operating his landscaping equipment.

Steve Deming

Lighting Designer

Steve Deming has been working with DC Area community theaters for over 17 years and with ArtStream for the last several seasons. Most recently, Steve designed lighting for Rockville Little Theatre’s production of The Underpants, Silver Spring Stage’s productions of Wit and All in the Timing, Greenbelt Arts Center’s production of Angel Street, British Players production of Quartet, and Montgomery Playhouse’s upcoming production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. What brings him back to ArtStream year after year is the creative process of bringing a show together and executing the vision through a blend of traditional techniques in innovative technologies.
2018-04-02T11:59:07-04:00
Lighting Designer Steve Deming has been working with DC Area community theaters for over 17 years and with ArtStream for the last several seasons. Most recently, Steve designed lighting for Rockville Little Theatre’s production of The Underpants, Silver Spring Stage’s productions of Wit and All in the Timing, Greenbelt Arts Center’s production of Angel Street, British Players production of Quartet, and Montgomery Playhouse’s upcoming production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. What brings him back to ArtStream year after year is the creative process of bringing a show together and executing the vision through a blend of traditional techniques in innovative technologies.

Andrea Geller

Actor, "Madeline the Dragon"

Andrea Geller is a 44-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. This is her 11th show with ArtStream! Andrea lives in a shared apartment with Target Community and Educational Services, Inc. Andrea works as a mail clerk at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she has been employed for 24 years. She is active in bowling and track with Special Olympics.

"I would like to dedicate the show in memory of my father, Ron Geller."

2018-04-10T10:30:40-04:00

"I would like to dedicate the show in memory of my father, Ron Geller."

Actor, "Madeline the Dragon" Andrea Geller is a 44-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. This is her 11th show with ArtStream! Andrea lives in a shared apartment with Target Community and Educational Services, Inc. Andrea works as a mail clerk at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she has been employed for 24 years. She is active in bowling and track with Special Olympics.

Isabelle Burdge

Mentor, "Luna Lestrange the Unicorn"

Isabelle Burdge is a volunteer mentor from Urbana, MD. This is her first show with ArtStream! Isabelle is proud to perform with her older sister Rachel, now assistant director, who started with ArtStream as a volunteer mentor when she was Isabelle's age. Isabelle enjoys art of all kinds, food, animals, and going on new adventures.

"Being at ArtStream is an amazing experience and always brightens my mood. I hope to continue for many years to come."

2018-04-11T16:22:00-04:00

"Being at ArtStream is an amazing experience and always brightens my mood. I hope to continue for many years to come."

Mentor, "Luna Lestrange the Unicorn" Isabelle Burdge is a volunteer mentor from Urbana, MD. This is her first show with ArtStream! Isabelle is proud to perform with her older sister Rachel, now assistant director, who started with ArtStream as a volunteer mentor when she was Isabelle's age. Isabelle enjoys art of all kinds, food, animals, and going on new adventures.

Emily Pannell

Scenic Artist

Emily Pannell is a 27-year-old artist who has been working in the Montgomery County area for the past few years. This is her first production with ArtStream! Growing up in the area, she has spent her whole life exposed to the arts and training in various mediums to channel her creativity. Most recently, Emily painted copies of Mark Rothko murals for a local production of Red at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. What pulls her back to working in theater is the community aspect of bringing the cast and crew's vision of the set to life and watching the audience's eyes light up in awe at her artwork on stage.
2018-04-02T16:02:14-04:00
Scenic Artist Emily Pannell is a 27-year-old artist who has been working in the Montgomery County area for the past few years. This is her first production with ArtStream! Growing up in the area, she has spent her whole life exposed to the arts and training in various mediums to channel her creativity. Most recently, Emily painted copies of Mark Rothko murals for a local production of Red at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. What pulls her back to working in theater is the community aspect of bringing the cast and crew's vision of the set to life and watching the audience's eyes light up in awe at her artwork on stage.

Sylvia Herrada

Mentor, "Amy the Apprentice"

Sylvia Herrada is a 23-year-old volunteer mentor from Urbana, MD. This is her first time acting with ArtStream. Sylvia works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of their Postbaccalaureate IRTA program. She enjoys food, going to the gym, hanging out with her doggies, and trying new things!

"All my love to company B. You all have made this experience amazing and I can’t wait to continue my relationship with ArtStream!"

2018-04-02T14:30:35-04:00

"All my love to company B. You all have made this experience amazing and I can’t wait to continue my relationship with ArtStream!"

Mentor, "Amy the Apprentice" Sylvia Herrada is a 23-year-old volunteer mentor from Urbana, MD. This is her first time acting with ArtStream. Sylvia works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of their Postbaccalaureate IRTA program. She enjoys food, going to the gym, hanging out with her doggies, and trying new things!

Maria O’Connor

Assistant Director, "Emily"

Maria O'Connor is a native Washingtonian and has been acting and assistant directing at ArtStream for five years. Maria also performs with Silver Spring Stage, and she directs at various schools and Capital Fringe Festival productions. Maria teaches at Kidville and Imagination Stage. She loves to play Ultimate Frisbee and go on adventures with her three-year-old daughter Fiona.

"Thanks to my family for allowing me to do what I love!"

2018-04-03T10:52:37-04:00

"Thanks to my family for allowing me to do what I love!"

Assistant Director, "Emily" Maria O'Connor is a native Washingtonian and has been acting and assistant directing at ArtStream for five years. Maria also performs with Silver Spring Stage, and she directs at various schools and Capital Fringe Festival productions. Maria teaches at Kidville and Imagination Stage. She loves to play Ultimate Frisbee and go on adventures with her three-year-old daughter Fiona.

Al Richardson

Actor, "Bulk the Troll Warrior of the Woods"

Alexander (Al) Richardson has performed with ArtStream for 12 years. Born in Washington, DC in 1981, Al lived in Switzerland, Zambia, and Australia before eventually moving to Rockville, MD where he now makes his home. Al works with St Coletta. He maintains an active life away from work that includes music with the InterPlay Orchestra, sports with Special Olympics (Alpine skiing, swimming, golf and tennis), fitness with Spirit Club and the Montgomery County Road Runners (MCRRC), and social activities with UCR.
2018-04-02T10:49:01-04:00
Actor, "Bulk the Troll Warrior of the Woods" Alexander (Al) Richardson has performed with ArtStream for 12 years. Born in Washington, DC in 1981, Al lived in Switzerland, Zambia, and Australia before eventually moving to Rockville, MD where he now makes his home. Al works with St Coletta. He maintains an active life away from work that includes music with the InterPlay Orchestra, sports with Special Olympics (Alpine skiing, swimming, golf and tennis), fitness with Spirit Club and the Montgomery County Road Runners (MCRRC), and social activities with UCR.

Kathleen Maloney

Actor, "Princess Ella"

Kathleen Maloney is an actor from Rockville, MD. This is her 12th show with ArtStream. Kathleen attended Elizabeth Seton High School, where she performed with the choir. She also attended Richard Montgomery High School and Montgomery College. Kathleen served on the Board of Directors at the Arc Montgomery County for several years and presently serves on their Public Policy Committee. She enjoys playing golf with Special Olympics. Kathleen is the youngest of five children. She loves being the center of attention and aspires to be a professional singer or actor in Hollywood.

"I want to do a shout-out to my mom and dad and my Maloney family, that gave me everything in life!

2018-04-09T13:00:44-04:00

"I want to do a shout-out to my mom and dad and my Maloney family, that gave me everything in life!

Actor, "Princess Ella" Kathleen Maloney is an actor from Rockville, MD. This is her 12th show with ArtStream. Kathleen attended Elizabeth Seton High School, where she performed with the choir. She also attended Richard Montgomery High School and Montgomery College. Kathleen served on the Board of Directors at the Arc Montgomery County for several years and presently serves on their Public Policy Committee. She enjoys playing golf with Special Olympics. Kathleen is the youngest of five children. She loves being the center of attention and aspires to be a professional singer or actor in Hollywood.

Kirsten Davidson

Actor, "Stephanie the Mechanized Woman"

Kirsten Davidson is an ArtStream actor from Rockville, MD who has been acting with ArtStream for 12 years. Kirsten has worked at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for 26 years. She is active with Spirit Club and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation Weekenders Club.  In January 2018, Kirsten joined the ArtStream Board of Directors as the Client Liaison. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, swimming, traveling, eating out, and spending time with her family, friends, and counselors.

"Thanks to my parents, sisters, Jubilee counselors, ArtStream directors and mentors for all their support.  I love ArtStream!"

2018-03-20T13:20:13-04:00

"Thanks to my parents, sisters, Jubilee counselors, ArtStream directors and mentors for all their support.  I love ArtStream!"

Actor, "Stephanie the Mechanized Woman" Kirsten Davidson is an ArtStream actor from Rockville, MD who has been acting with ArtStream for 12 years. Kirsten has worked at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for 26 years. She is active with Spirit Club and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation Weekenders Club.  In January 2018, Kirsten joined the ArtStream Board of Directors as the Client Liaison. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, swimming, traveling, eating out, and spending time with her family, friends, and counselors.

Rachel Ungos

Assistant Director, "Lady Janet"

Rachel Ungos is a 24-year-old assistant director and actor from Frederick, MD. She has been with ArtStream since 2010, and is excited to be with Company B for the first time this season. Rachel holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Maryland, College Park and enjoys crafting in her free time!

"Hope you enjoy the show!!"

2018-03-23T10:57:46-04:00

"Hope you enjoy the show!!"

Assistant Director, "Lady Janet" Rachel Ungos is a 24-year-old assistant director and actor from Frederick, MD. She has been with ArtStream since 2010, and is excited to be with Company B for the first time this season. Rachel holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Maryland, College Park and enjoys crafting in her free time!

Madeleine Barry

Director, "Sir Rants-A-Lot" (May 4-6)

Madeleine Barry is a local DC director and theatre educator. Since her graduation from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, she has been both an assistant director and an assistant teacher with ArtStream, and now a director with Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Company B! In addition to her work with ArtStream Madeleine is a teacher and inclusion facilitator with Imagination Stage and a director and teacher with Theatre Lab’s Life Stories Programs, where she works with people of many different backgrounds. She hopes most to create a platform for people to express themselves through the arts!

2018-04-19T11:28:05-04:00
Director, "Sir Rants-A-Lot" (May 4-6) Madeleine Barry is a local DC director and theatre educator. Since her graduation from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, she has been both an assistant director and an assistant teacher with ArtStream, and now a director with Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Company B! In addition to her work with ArtStream Madeleine is a teacher and inclusion facilitator with Imagination Stage and a director and teacher with Theatre Lab’s Life Stories Programs, where she works with people of many different backgrounds. She hopes most to create a platform for people to express themselves through the arts!

Diana Zhou

Music Director, "Mini the Dragon"

Diana is a music composer from Los Angeles, CA and lives in Gaithersburg, MD with her family. This is her first year working with ArtStream and her first time acting onstage! In addition to ArtStream, Diana is a pianist and music educator in the community. She plays piano at church service and works as a substitute music teacher in the elementary school. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with her husband and friends.

"Thanks to my friends, my family and my dear husband for supporting my music dream!"

2018-04-19T11:48:13-04:00

"Thanks to my friends, my family and my dear husband for supporting my music dream!"

Music Director, "Mini the Dragon" Diana is a music composer from Los Angeles, CA and lives in Gaithersburg, MD with her family. This is her first year working with ArtStream and her first time acting onstage! In addition to ArtStream, Diana is a pianist and music educator in the community. She plays piano at church service and works as a substitute music teacher in the elementary school. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with her husband and friends.

Stefany Thomas

Costume Designer

With 25 years of sewing experience, Stefany Thomas, has costumed shows for local professional and community theatres. She has trained as a costume stitcher at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Stefany has also worked with Howard Community College’s Arts Collective, Opera Camerata, Red Branch Theatre Company, and Drama Learning Center. Stefany has costumed Dido and Aeneas, Angels in America, Dracula, 1001, A Chorus Line, Pirates of Penzance, Lion King, James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar, and Once On This Island. She has also costumed several original works.  Stefany works as a freelance designer, serving several personal clients.
2018-04-19T12:03:15-04:00
Costume Designer With 25 years of sewing experience, Stefany Thomas, has costumed shows for local professional and community theatres. She has trained as a costume stitcher at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Stefany has also worked with Howard Community College’s Arts Collective, Opera Camerata, Red Branch Theatre Company, and Drama Learning Center. Stefany has costumed Dido and Aeneas, Angels in America, Dracula, 1001, A Chorus Line, Pirates of Penzance, Lion King, James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar, and Once On This Island. She has also costumed several original works.  Stefany works as a freelance designer, serving several personal clients.

Carrie Morris

Mentor, “Sir Rants-A-Lot” (Apr. 27-29)

Carrie Morris is a volunteer mentor and Career Development Coach supporting young adults with intellectual disabilities and those who desire greater satisfaction in their current jobs. She resides in Gaithersburg, MD, and is a new, enthusiastic member of the ArtStream family! Carrie was a child performer at Burn Brea Dinner Theater. She also played Pluto at Disneyland where she was lovingly mauled by tourists. In her spare time, Carrie writes fiction, works out, and finds time for long walks with her husband and rescue dog, Murphy.

“I’ve cherished the opportunity to partner with this spirited, extraordinary group of actors and human beings. You’ve shown me what acting your art and heart out truly means. Thank you!”

2018-04-19T12:19:51-04:00

“I’ve cherished the opportunity to partner with this spirited, extraordinary group of actors and human beings. You’ve shown me what acting your art and heart out truly means. Thank you!”

Mentor, “Sir Rants-A-Lot” (Apr. 27-29) Carrie Morris is a volunteer mentor and Career Development Coach supporting young adults with intellectual disabilities and those who desire greater satisfaction in their current jobs. She resides in Gaithersburg, MD, and is a new, enthusiastic member of the ArtStream family! Carrie was a child performer at Burn Brea Dinner Theater. She also played Pluto at Disneyland where she was lovingly mauled by tourists. In her spare time, Carrie writes fiction, works out, and finds time for long walks with her husband and rescue dog, Murphy.

Shelley Belgard

Actor, "Deadly Thorn"

Shelley Belgard is a 44-year-old actor. She was born in Houston, TX and now makes her home in Rockville, MD with her husband Bill. Shelley began acting in high school. She also performed with Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) and American University. Favorite productions include Jesus Christ Superstar and Midsummer Night's Dream. Shelley works in the mailroom at the American Gastroenterology Association. Shelley competes in track and field and bowling with Special Olympics. She also enjoys karate and reading.

"Love to all my friends in the cast.  Let’s all break a leg!"

2018-04-19T15:25:04-04:00

"Love to all my friends in the cast.  Let’s all break a leg!"

Actor, "Deadly Thorn" Shelley Belgard is a 44-year-old actor. She was born in Houston, TX and now makes her home in Rockville, MD with her husband Bill. Shelley began acting in high school. She also performed with Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) and American University. Favorite productions include Jesus Christ Superstar and Midsummer Night's Dream. Shelley works in the mailroom at the American Gastroenterology Association. Shelley competes in track and field and bowling with Special Olympics. She also enjoys karate and reading.

Shannon Lyons

Actor, "Princess Sophia"

Shannon Lyons is a 38-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. She was born in Lexington, KY and moved with her family to Olney, MD in 1987. She has been an actor with ArtStream for 12 years. Shannon's love of drama began Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) where she performed for 10 years. Shannon works as a child-care assistant at The Children in the Shoe Child Care in Bethesda, MD. She has been employed there for over 11 years. Some of Shannon's favorite activities include karaoke, dancing, Zumba, going to movies, and swimming. She also enjoys arts and crafts projects, photography, and scrapbooking. She loves to travel and spends time with her nieces and nephews.

"Thanks to my parents for supporting me through the years with my love of acting."

2018-04-19T16:19:15-04:00

"Thanks to my parents for supporting me through the years with my love of acting."

Actor, "Princess Sophia" Shannon Lyons is a 38-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. She was born in Lexington, KY and moved with her family to Olney, MD in 1987. She has been an actor with ArtStream for 12 years. Shannon's love of drama began Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) where she performed for 10 years. Shannon works as a child-care assistant at The Children in the Shoe Child Care in Bethesda, MD. She has been employed there for over 11 years. Some of Shannon's favorite activities include karaoke, dancing, Zumba, going to movies, and swimming. She also enjoys arts and crafts projects, photography, and scrapbooking. She loves to travel and spends time with her nieces and nephews.

Davin Golder

Actor, "The Prince of Song"

Davin Golder is an actor from Rockville, MD. Davin has been acting with ArtStream since 2011. This is his eighth performance! Davin was born in Atlanta, GA. He loves acting and singing at ArtStream and also enjoys singing at his church, the People's Community Baptist Church of Silver Spring. Davin works at Catholic Charities.  He competes in bowling and track and field with Special Olympics.

"Thanks to everyone for supporting me!"

2018-04-23T10:25:58-04:00

"Thanks to everyone for supporting me!"

Actor, "The Prince of Song" Davin Golder is an actor from Rockville, MD. Davin has been acting with ArtStream since 2011. This is his eighth performance! Davin was born in Atlanta, GA. He loves acting and singing at ArtStream and also enjoys singing at his church, the People's Community Baptist Church of Silver Spring. Davin works at Catholic Charities.  He competes in bowling and track and field with Special Olympics.

More company members coming soon!


 

To-may-to, To-mah-to

Directed by Mary Beth Levrio

Music Directed by Jack Kerness

Produce partisans and Presidential crisis in the tiny nation of Incog.

Meet the Company

Jessica Laura Grossman

Actor, "Olivia the Lobbyist"

Jessica Grossman is an ArtStream actor living in North Bethesda, MD. In addition to ArtStream, Jessica has appeared onstage at Rock Terrace High School in The Secret Garden (Mary), The Wizard of Oz (Ms. Gulch, the Wicked Witch), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past), and Annie (Miss Hannigan). This is Jessica's fourth ArtStream show! Her experience with ArtStream has been very good. She learns a lot about herself while having fun.

"I want to thank Mom, Amy, Sharon, Andrew, Liz, Mary Mowrey-Reis, and Katie Neumann for their support and encouragement throughout my ArtStream experience."

2018-04-02T10:30:03-04:00

"I want to thank Mom, Amy, Sharon, Andrew, Liz, Mary Mowrey-Reis, and Katie Neumann for their support and encouragement throughout my ArtStream experience."

Actor, "Olivia the Lobbyist" Jessica Grossman is an ArtStream actor living in North Bethesda, MD. In addition to ArtStream, Jessica has appeared onstage at Rock Terrace High School in The Secret Garden (Mary), The Wizard of Oz (Ms. Gulch, the Wicked Witch), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past), and Annie (Miss Hannigan). This is Jessica's fourth ArtStream show! Her experience with ArtStream has been very good. She learns a lot about herself while having fun.

Bill Ott

Actor, "Brock the Secretary of Defense"

Bill Ott is an actor from Rockville, MD. This is his second performance with ArtStream. Bill has been employed at Giant for 25 years. He will perform for his "big cheering section," including his wife of six years, Shelley Belgard, and their huge family, who Bill loves very much.

"I'm having real fun with my friends."

2018-04-05T15:10:31-04:00

"I'm having real fun with my friends."

Actor, "Brock the Secretary of Defense" Bill Ott is an actor from Rockville, MD. This is his second performance with ArtStream. Bill has been employed at Giant for 25 years. He will perform for his "big cheering section," including his wife of six years, Shelley Belgard, and their huge family, who Bill loves very much.

Megan Cooper

Actor, "Stella the Lobbyist"

Megan Cooper is a 34-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream since the first Inclusive Theatre Companies - this is her 12th show! Megan's love for dancing and acting blossomed through performances at Imagination Stage many years ago. In addition to performing, Megan is also an author. She co-authored a children's book called The Colorful Adventures of Pauline and Tiff with ArtStream Co-founder Nicolette Stearns. Megan lives independently and works at the National Capital Area YWCA. She is very active in community activities, including Special Olympics. She competes in cross-country skiing, sailing, swimming, basketball, and track, earning medals at the Special Olympics World Games in China (sailing), Austria (cross-country skiing), and Idaho (cross-country skiing).

"My fellow actors and friends and all of the ArtStream staff and volunteers are a very special part of my life!"

2018-04-04T15:37:28-04:00

"My fellow actors and friends and all of the ArtStream staff and volunteers are a very special part of my life!"

Actor, "Stella the Lobbyist" Megan Cooper is a 34-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream since the first Inclusive Theatre Companies - this is her 12th show! Megan's love for dancing and acting blossomed through performances at Imagination Stage many years ago. In addition to performing, Megan is also an author. She co-authored a children's book called The Colorful Adventures of Pauline and Tiff with ArtStream Co-founder Nicolette Stearns. Megan lives independently and works at the National Capital Area YWCA. She is very active in community activities, including Special Olympics. She competes in cross-country skiing, sailing, swimming, basketball, and track, earning medals at the Special Olympics World Games in China (sailing), Austria (cross-country skiing), and Idaho (cross-country skiing).

Phyllis Kay

Mentor, "Mable the President's mother and Secretary of Health"

Phyllis Kay is a volunteer mentor performing in her first ArtStream show! She spent more than 20 years performing with community theater groups in Maryland. Now retired, Phyllis enjoys volunteering, especially with this amazing group.

"What a great group of actors and staff!!! I am so fortunate to be able to work with all of them."

2018-04-03T09:46:57-04:00

"What a great group of actors and staff!!! I am so fortunate to be able to work with all of them."

Mentor, "Mable the President's mother and Secretary of Health" Phyllis Kay is a volunteer mentor performing in her first ArtStream show! She spent more than 20 years performing with community theater groups in Maryland. Now retired, Phyllis enjoys volunteering, especially with this amazing group.

Tyler Franklin Brown

Actor, "Dougie the Secretary of Transportation"

Tyler Franklin Brown is a 26-year-old actor from Germantown, MD. He joined ArtStream in 2010. Tyler has been employed at Wegmans for two years as a dishwasher and “Helping Hands” associate. He enjoys drawing and building LEGO sets, recently completing the 5,923 piece Taj Mahal in under 10 hours. Tyler is often heard to say, “Theater Inspires!”

"To my family, friends and fellow cast mates, thank you for being so supportive."

2018-03-12T11:45:22-04:00

"To my family, friends and fellow cast mates, thank you for being so supportive."

Actor, "Dougie the Secretary of Transportation" Tyler Franklin Brown is a 26-year-old actor from Germantown, MD. He joined ArtStream in 2010. Tyler has been employed at Wegmans for two years as a dishwasher and “Helping Hands” associate. He enjoys drawing and building LEGO sets, recently completing the 5,923 piece Taj Mahal in under 10 hours. Tyler is often heard to say, “Theater Inspires!”

Jack Kerness

Music Director, "Finn the visiting musician"

Jack Kerness is a 19-year-old musician from Potomac, MD. This is his first show with ArtStream. Jack has also performed with Young Artists of America, the Peabody Youth Orchestra, Maryland All-State Band (Junior and Senior), and the McLean School of Maryland Upper School Jazz Band. Jack is currently taking a gap year after graduating high school last June. In addition to working for ArtStream, he is the accompanist for the choir at Potomac Community Resources, Inc. Jack will attend Shenandoah University's Music Conservatory in the fall. His favorite hobbies include watching the Washington Nationals, playing Nintendo games, and playing music.

"Thanks to all of my family and friends for their constant support. I wouldn’t be here without them!"

2018-04-05T12:08:48-04:00

"Thanks to all of my family and friends for their constant support. I wouldn’t be here without them!"

Music Director, "Finn the visiting musician" Jack Kerness is a 19-year-old musician from Potomac, MD. This is his first show with ArtStream. Jack has also performed with Young Artists of America, the Peabody Youth Orchestra, Maryland All-State Band (Junior and Senior), and the McLean School of Maryland Upper School Jazz Band. Jack is currently taking a gap year after graduating high school last June. In addition to working for ArtStream, he is the accompanist for the choir at Potomac Community Resources, Inc. Jack will attend Shenandoah University's Music Conservatory in the fall. His favorite hobbies include watching the Washington Nationals, playing Nintendo games, and playing music.

Susan P. Adams

Actor, "Robin the Lobbyist"

Susan P. Adams is an actor from Rockville, MD. She was born and raised in Denver, CO. Susan has been acting with ArtStream since the beginning - this is her 12th show! Previously, she performed at Imagination Stage. Professionally, Susan does clerical work with Holy Cross Hospital and is an aide at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She enjoys chatting with the residents at Hebrew Home and making sure that they have what they need. Susan's hobbies include dance, Zumba, and pottery. She also loves jigsaw puzzles.

"Thanks to all my friends at ArtStream and all my friends at Target."

2018-04-05T12:02:18-04:00

"Thanks to all my friends at ArtStream and all my friends at Target."

Actor, "Robin the Lobbyist" Susan P. Adams is an actor from Rockville, MD. She was born and raised in Denver, CO. Susan has been acting with ArtStream since the beginning - this is her 12th show! Previously, she performed at Imagination Stage. Professionally, Susan does clerical work with Holy Cross Hospital and is an aide at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She enjoys chatting with the residents at Hebrew Home and making sure that they have what they need. Susan's hobbies include dance, Zumba, and pottery. She also loves jigsaw puzzles.

Adrian Forsythe y Korzeniewicz

Actor, "John the Chief of Staff and Minority Whip"

Adrian Forsythe y Korzeniewicz is an actor from Hyattsville, MD. Adrian’s ambitions are to be an advocate for people with disabilities and to be an actor.  He graduated from the George Mason LIFE Program with concentrations in theater and communications, and appeared in plays, worked backstage, and joined student theater groups. Adrian is currently employed by National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and has experience ranging from interning at the Smithsonian Institution with Project Search to a Congressional internship on Capitol Hill.  Adrian is a trained peer mentor with Project STIR. With ArtStream, Adrian participates in the Gaithersburg Inclusive Theater Company, leads communication and community workshops, and was client liaison on the Board of Directors. He also emceed the 2016 ArtStream Gala.

"To the cast and crew-- our time is now!"

2018-04-04T10:01:04-04:00

"To the cast and crew-- our time is now!"

Actor, "John the Chief of Staff and Minority Whip" Adrian Forsythe y Korzeniewicz is an actor from Hyattsville, MD. Adrian’s ambitions are to be an advocate for people with disabilities and to be an actor.  He graduated from the George Mason LIFE Program with concentrations in theater and communications, and appeared in plays, worked backstage, and joined student theater groups. Adrian is currently employed by National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and has experience ranging from interning at the Smithsonian Institution with Project Search to a Congressional internship on Capitol Hill.  Adrian is a trained peer mentor with Project STIR. With ArtStream, Adrian participates in the Gaithersburg Inclusive Theater Company, leads communication and community workshops, and was client liaison on the Board of Directors. He also emceed the 2016 ArtStream Gala.

Pamela Leighton-Bilik

Co-Assistant Director, "Salimia the President's Wife and Attorney General"

Pamela Leighton-Bilik, a veteran educator (Drama, English, Chorus, Special Education), holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Ithaca College and an M.A. in Communication Arts and Theatre from The University of Maryland.  An international Gilbert and Sullivan director, Pamela is a founder and stage director of PB Theatricals Youth Theatre, which offers performance and technical theatre opportunities for young people in the U.K. This is Pamela’s first season with ArtStream. She is also directing the June 4th (7:30 p.m.) ArtStream Cabaret at AMP Powered by Strathmore.

"Love and best wishes to all of the actors, staff and crew involved in this production."

2018-04-02T11:39:47-04:00

"Love and best wishes to all of the actors, staff and crew involved in this production."

Co-Assistant Director, "Salimia the President's Wife and Attorney General" Pamela Leighton-Bilik, a veteran educator (Drama, English, Chorus, Special Education), holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Ithaca College and an M.A. in Communication Arts and Theatre from The University of Maryland.  An international Gilbert and Sullivan director, Pamela is a founder and stage director of PB Theatricals Youth Theatre, which offers performance and technical theatre opportunities for young people in the U.K. This is Pamela’s first season with ArtStream. She is also directing the June 4th (7:30 p.m.) ArtStream Cabaret at AMP Powered by Strathmore.

Adam Tepper

Actor, "Thomas the President's Personal Secretary"

Adam Tepper is a 29-year-old actor from Gaithersburg, MD.  He has performed with ArtStream since 2007. Adam also performed with the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts (now Imagination Stage) and in the Summer Theater Arts for Youth Program at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington. Favorite roles include Jay Bird in Honk and Agwe in Once On This Island. In his spare time, Adam participates in Special Olympics in swimming (he is a gold medalist!), and basketball.  Adam also enjoys watching the Washington Capitals and Nationals.

“Thanks to all my friends and family and I couldn’t have done it without you!”

2018-04-02T12:06:57-04:00

“Thanks to all my friends and family and I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Actor, "Thomas the President's Personal Secretary" Adam Tepper is a 29-year-old actor from Gaithersburg, MD.  He has performed with ArtStream since 2007. Adam also performed with the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts (now Imagination Stage) and in the Summer Theater Arts for Youth Program at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington. Favorite roles include Jay Bird in Honk and Agwe in Once On This Island. In his spare time, Adam participates in Special Olympics in swimming (he is a gold medalist!), and basketball.  Adam also enjoys watching the Washington Capitals and Nationals.

Noah Brown

Mentor, "Michael the Head of Swat" (Apr. 29)

Noah Brown is a 17-year-old volunteer mentor from Germantown, MD.  He is a junior at Sandy Spring Friends School. Noah has mentored and volunteered with ArtStream since 2013.  He is an avid piano and saxophone player and performs regularly with his school as well as recitals.  When he’s not playing music, he enjoys skateboarding and teaching his Great Dane, Nyx, tricks.  Noah hopes to study engineering and music when he goes to college in the fall of 2019.

“Thanks to ArtStream for the privilege of working with such amazing and talented people.”

2018-04-19T15:42:12-04:00

“Thanks to ArtStream for the privilege of working with such amazing and talented people.”

Mentor, "Michael the Head of Swat" (Apr. 29) Noah Brown is a 17-year-old volunteer mentor from Germantown, MD.  He is a junior at Sandy Spring Friends School. Noah has mentored and volunteered with ArtStream since 2013.  He is an avid piano and saxophone player and performs regularly with his school as well as recitals.  When he’s not playing music, he enjoys skateboarding and teaching his Great Dane, Nyx, tricks.  Noah hopes to study engineering and music when he goes to college in the fall of 2019.

Steve Deming

Lighting Designer

Steve Deming has been working with DC Area community theaters for over 17 years and with ArtStream for the last several seasons. Most recently, Steve designed lighting for Rockville Little Theatre’s production of The Underpants, Silver Spring Stage’s productions of Wit and All in the Timing, Greenbelt Arts Center’s production of Angel Street, British Players production of Quartet, and Montgomery Playhouse’s upcoming production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. What brings him back to ArtStream year after year is the creative process of bringing a show together and executing the vision through a blend of traditional techniques in innovative technologies.
2018-04-02T11:59:07-04:00
Lighting Designer Steve Deming has been working with DC Area community theaters for over 17 years and with ArtStream for the last several seasons. Most recently, Steve designed lighting for Rockville Little Theatre’s production of The Underpants, Silver Spring Stage’s productions of Wit and All in the Timing, Greenbelt Arts Center’s production of Angel Street, British Players production of Quartet, and Montgomery Playhouse’s upcoming production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. What brings him back to ArtStream year after year is the creative process of bringing a show together and executing the vision through a blend of traditional techniques in innovative technologies.

Matthew McMeekin

Actor, "Professor Why, the Secretary of Education"

Matthew McMeekin is a 39-year-old actor from Bethesda, MD. He has acted in 12 shows with ArtStream starting in 2007. Matthew also performed at Blackrock Center for the Arts. Matthew starts each day with 6:15 swim practice and then goes to work at ROI Rehabilitation Services. Matthew's favorite hobbies include singing, whistling, learning foreign languages, acting, swimming, and listening to music.

"Thanks for all the support I've gotten from the ArtStream directors, mentors, and actors through the years."

2018-04-05T12:45:05-04:00

"Thanks for all the support I've gotten from the ArtStream directors, mentors, and actors through the years."

Actor, "Professor Why, the Secretary of Education" Matthew McMeekin is a 39-year-old actor from Bethesda, MD. He has acted in 12 shows with ArtStream starting in 2007. Matthew also performed at Blackrock Center for the Arts. Matthew starts each day with 6:15 swim practice and then goes to work at ROI Rehabilitation Services. Matthew's favorite hobbies include singing, whistling, learning foreign languages, acting, swimming, and listening to music.

Nicholas Gillespie

Mentor, "Samuel the Lobbyist and Choir Director"

Nicholas Gillespie is an 18-year-old volunteer mentor from San Francisco, CA, currently living in Bethesda, MD. This is his second year volunteering with ArtStream. He started performing in elementary school and is proud to return to the stage with ArtStream! Nicholas is a student at Walter Johnson High School and also works part-time at a daycare. He loves photography, running, and playing soccer. Nicholas enjoys traveling and aspires to join the Peace Corps when he is older.

"If my costume isn’t on right, please don’t tell me. Thanks!!"

2018-04-19T15:35:15-04:00

"If my costume isn’t on right, please don’t tell me. Thanks!!"

Mentor, "Samuel the Lobbyist and Choir Director" Nicholas Gillespie is an 18-year-old volunteer mentor from San Francisco, CA, currently living in Bethesda, MD. This is his second year volunteering with ArtStream. He started performing in elementary school and is proud to return to the stage with ArtStream! Nicholas is a student at Walter Johnson High School and also works part-time at a daycare. He loves photography, running, and playing soccer. Nicholas enjoys traveling and aspires to join the Peace Corps when he is older.

Emily Pannell

Scenic Artist

Emily Pannell is a 27-year-old artist who has been working in the Montgomery County area for the past few years. This is her first production with ArtStream! Growing up in the area, she has spent her whole life exposed to the arts and training in various mediums to channel her creativity. Most recently, Emily painted copies of Mark Rothko murals for a local production of Red at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. What pulls her back to working in theater is the community aspect of bringing the cast and crew's vision of the set to life and watching the audience's eyes light up in awe at her artwork on stage.
2018-04-02T16:02:14-04:00
Scenic Artist Emily Pannell is a 27-year-old artist who has been working in the Montgomery County area for the past few years. This is her first production with ArtStream! Growing up in the area, she has spent her whole life exposed to the arts and training in various mediums to channel her creativity. Most recently, Emily painted copies of Mark Rothko murals for a local production of Red at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. What pulls her back to working in theater is the community aspect of bringing the cast and crew's vision of the set to life and watching the audience's eyes light up in awe at her artwork on stage.

Mike Krempasky

Actor, "Ty the National Exterminator"

Mike Krempasky is a 34-year-old actor from Olney, MD. This is his fourth show with ArtStream. Mike attended Sherwood High School where he sang in the chorus for three years and performed in Rock-n-Roll Revival for two. Mike attends Community Support Services, where he receives job support and training. He loves watching football and playing video games. Every year he plays on a basketball team, and also enjoys bowling.

"I have enjoyed acting with ArtStream, from the first day I started."

2018-04-06T13:06:09-04:00

"I have enjoyed acting with ArtStream, from the first day I started."

Actor, "Ty the National Exterminator" Mike Krempasky is a 34-year-old actor from Olney, MD. This is his fourth show with ArtStream. Mike attended Sherwood High School where he sang in the chorus for three years and performed in Rock-n-Roll Revival for two. Mike attends Community Support Services, where he receives job support and training. He loves watching football and playing video games. Every year he plays on a basketball team, and also enjoys bowling.

Joe Myers

Actor, "Giuseppe the Supreme Court Judge"

Joe Myers is a 32-year-old actor from Kensington, MD, currently living in Rockville. Joe has been an actor with ArtStream since the beginning, making this is his 12th ArtStream show! Before that, Joe was an actor with Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts (now Imagination Stage). Joe is the front desk receptionist for Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC). He enjoys dancing Zumba at the Rendezvous Studio in Rockville.
2018-04-02T10:39:50-04:00
Actor, "Giuseppe the Supreme Court Judge" Joe Myers is a 32-year-old actor from Kensington, MD, currently living in Rockville. Joe has been an actor with ArtStream since the beginning, making this is his 12th ArtStream show! Before that, Joe was an actor with Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts (now Imagination Stage). Joe is the front desk receptionist for Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC). He enjoys dancing Zumba at the Rendezvous Studio in Rockville.

Cynthia Ring

Actor, "Ruth the Secretary of State"

Cynthia Ring is a 50-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. She originally hails from St. Louis, MO. Cynthia has acted with ArtStream since the first year of Inclusive Theatre Companies. This is her 12th show! Cynthia enjoys volunteering in the kitchen at Sunrise Rockville. She is also an avid Special Olympics athlete in swimming and bowling. Cynthia loves to attend social dances.

"Thanks to the ArtStream staff! It takes a lot of time and effort to put on these shows. Thanks to my staff for supporting me along the way. And thanks to everyone who comes to see the shows, especially my sister!"

2018-03-16T14:28:37-04:00

"Thanks to the ArtStream staff! It takes a lot of time and effort to put on these shows. Thanks to my staff for supporting me along the way. And thanks to everyone who comes to see the shows, especially my sister!"

Actor, "Ruth the Secretary of State" Cynthia Ring is a 50-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. She originally hails from St. Louis, MO. Cynthia has acted with ArtStream since the first year of Inclusive Theatre Companies. This is her 12th show! Cynthia enjoys volunteering in the kitchen at Sunrise Rockville. She is also an avid Special Olympics athlete in swimming and bowling. Cynthia loves to attend social dances.

Benjamin Collins

Actor, "Henry the Secretary of Treasury"

Benjamin Collins is a 51-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. This is his 12th show with ArtStream! Before ArtStream, Benjamin acted at Rock Terrace High School and Imagination Stage. In a production of The Big Friendly Giant at Imagination Stage he met ArtStream Co-founder Nicolette Stearns. Benjamin works as an administrative coordinator at Special Olympics International in Washington, DC. He is also a Special Olympics athlete in bocce and powerlifting, and he loves to participate in the annual Super Polar Bear Plunge with the organization. Benjamin has a great memory and loves trivia.

"I love being with everyone in the company. Congrats to the cast!"

2018-03-16T14:38:01-04:00

"I love being with everyone in the company. Congrats to the cast!"

Actor, "Henry the Secretary of Treasury" Benjamin Collins is a 51-year-old actor from Rockville, MD. This is his 12th show with ArtStream! Before ArtStream, Benjamin acted at Rock Terrace High School and Imagination Stage. In a production of The Big Friendly Giant at Imagination Stage he met ArtStream Co-founder Nicolette Stearns. Benjamin works as an administrative coordinator at Special Olympics International in Washington, DC. He is also a Special Olympics athlete in bocce and powerlifting, and he loves to participate in the annual Super Polar Bear Plunge with the organization. Benjamin has a great memory and loves trivia.

Javier Requejo

Actor, "Michael the head of SWAT"

Javier Requejo is a 35-year-old actor. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Javier lives now in Bethesda, MD. This is his eighth show with ArtStream. He also performed at Imagination Stage. Javier attends classes at Montgomery College and is a member of the Program for the Education and Enrichment Relationship Skills (PEERS) at Conversation Skills, LLC. He regularly volunteers at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD. Javier loves sports and has been a Special Olympics athlete for more than 20 years. He currently competes in basketball and swimming. In his spare time, Javier enjoys hanging out with friends. His hobbies include cars and motorcycles, heavy rock music, dancing and playing drums.

"Thanks to my parents and ArtStream teachers for always supporting my dreams."

2018-03-23T11:18:48-04:00

"Thanks to my parents and ArtStream teachers for always supporting my dreams."

Actor, "Michael the head of SWAT" Javier Requejo is a 35-year-old actor. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Javier lives now in Bethesda, MD. This is his eighth show with ArtStream. He also performed at Imagination Stage. Javier attends classes at Montgomery College and is a member of the Program for the Education and Enrichment Relationship Skills (PEERS) at Conversation Skills, LLC. He regularly volunteers at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD. Javier loves sports and has been a Special Olympics athlete for more than 20 years. He currently competes in basketball and swimming. In his spare time, Javier enjoys hanging out with friends. His hobbies include cars and motorcycles, heavy rock music, dancing and playing drums.

Jake Young

Assistant Director, "Stanely, the Vice-President and the President's Brother"

Jake Young is a director and educator from Frederick, MD and this is his first time assistant directing and acting with ArtStream! Recently, Jake directed for Cultural DC's Source Festival, Wildwood Summer Theatre, and Authentic Community Theatre. He currently works for Project Change teaching after-school theatre classes to middle school students in Montgomery County. In his free time, Jake enjoys watching Harry Potter movies and having board game nights with his friends. 

"Hope everyone enjoys the amazing work this cast has done on the show!"

2018-04-19T11:38:47-04:00

"Hope everyone enjoys the amazing work this cast has done on the show!"

Assistant Director, "Stanely, the Vice-President and the President's Brother" Jake Young is a director and educator from Frederick, MD and this is his first time assistant directing and acting with ArtStream! Recently, Jake directed for Cultural DC's Source Festival, Wildwood Summer Theatre, and Authentic Community Theatre. He currently works for Project Change teaching after-school theatre classes to middle school students in Montgomery County. In his free time, Jake enjoys watching Harry Potter movies and having board game nights with his friends. 

Stefany Thomas

Costume Designer

With 25 years of sewing experience, Stefany Thomas, has costumed shows for local professional and community theatres. She has trained as a costume stitcher at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Stefany has also worked with Howard Community College’s Arts Collective, Opera Camerata, Red Branch Theatre Company, and Drama Learning Center. Stefany has costumed Dido and Aeneas, Angels in America, Dracula, 1001, A Chorus Line, Pirates of Penzance, Lion King, James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar, and Once On This Island. She has also costumed several original works.  Stefany works as a freelance designer, serving several personal clients.
2018-04-19T12:03:15-04:00
Costume Designer With 25 years of sewing experience, Stefany Thomas, has costumed shows for local professional and community theatres. She has trained as a costume stitcher at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Stefany has also worked with Howard Community College’s Arts Collective, Opera Camerata, Red Branch Theatre Company, and Drama Learning Center. Stefany has costumed Dido and Aeneas, Angels in America, Dracula, 1001, A Chorus Line, Pirates of Penzance, Lion King, James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar, and Once On This Island. She has also costumed several original works.  Stefany works as a freelance designer, serving several personal clients.

Andrea Soltesz

Actor, "Muna, The Secretary of Protocol and Chef"

Andrea Soltesz is an ArtStream actor. This is her fourth show! Andrea works at Giant. She has been there for 14 years and loves her job. Andrea is a dedicated actor. She reads her script every day because she loves being in the play. Andrea also enjoys dancing and Zumba.

"ArtStream Rocks!!!"

2018-04-19T12:16:25-04:00

"ArtStream Rocks!!!"

Actor, "Muna, The Secretary of Protocol and Chef" Andrea Soltesz is an ArtStream actor. This is her fourth show! Andrea works at Giant. She has been there for 14 years and loves her job. Andrea is a dedicated actor. She reads her script every day because she loves being in the play. Andrea also enjoys dancing and Zumba.

Mary Beth Levrio

Director

Mary Beth Levrio has been with ArtStream for four years as a teacher, assistant director, and director. Mary Beth has an M.A. in Theatre from The American University and has worked as a director and teacher for Montgomery Playhouse, Children’s Theatre of Arlington, Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Potomac Community Theatre, The City of Gaithersburg, The City of Rockville, Thomas Wootton High School, and Strand Street Theatre.  She has a small zoo at home, including a dog, a cat, 2 skinny pigs, a hermit crab, and fish.

"ArtStream is my happy place."

2018-04-19T12:48:50-04:00

"ArtStream is my happy place."

Director Mary Beth Levrio has been with ArtStream for four years as a teacher, assistant director, and director. Mary Beth has an M.A. in Theatre from The American University and has worked as a director and teacher for Montgomery Playhouse, Children’s Theatre of Arlington, Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Potomac Community Theatre, The City of Gaithersburg, The City of Rockville, Thomas Wootton High School, and Strand Street Theatre.  She has a small zoo at home, including a dog, a cat, 2 skinny pigs, a hermit crab, and fish.

Emilia O’Connor

CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, "SALIMIA THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL"

Emilia O’Connor is a 38-year-old actor, a Co-founder of ArtStream, and the assistant director for Gaithersburg ITC A.  She is from Chevy Chase, MD and has been with ArtStream since the beginning. She often performs with the British Players and with Hexagon companies in the DC area. She studied Theatre at NYU and eventually earned her BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland and an MA in Education and Human Development from George Washington University with a focus in Transition Special Education. She works as a special education teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools. She loves being a new momma.

"Thanks to baby Iella and Joel for letting me run off to join the show!"

2018-04-19T14:53:43-04:00

"Thanks to baby Iella and Joel for letting me run off to join the show!"

CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, "SALIMIA THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL" Emilia O’Connor is a 38-year-old actor, a Co-founder of ArtStream, and the assistant director for Gaithersburg ITC A.  She is from Chevy Chase, MD and has been with ArtStream since the beginning. She often performs with the British Players and with Hexagon companies in the DC area. She studied Theatre at NYU and eventually earned her BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland and an MA in Education and Human Development from George Washington University with a focus in Transition Special Education. She works as a special education teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools. She loves being a new momma.

Shelley Fisher

Choreographer, "Sparkle the Secretary of Arts & Culture"

Shelley Fisher a choreographer and performer. This is her third show with ArtStream. She teaches dance classes, performs and manages events. Some of her most rewarding moments have come from serving as the choreographer for Gaithersburg Company A.

"Now everyone put your hands to your mouth and yell out loud, 'Go Gaithersburg Company A!!'"

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"Now everyone put your hands to your mouth and yell out loud, 'Go Gaithersburg Company A!!'"

Choreographer, "Sparkle the Secretary of Arts & Culture" Shelley Fisher a choreographer and performer. This is her third show with ArtStream. She teaches dance classes, performs and manages events. Some of her most rewarding moments have come from serving as the choreographer for Gaithersburg Company A.

Ellen Goldstein

Mentor, "Samantha the President's Daughter"

Ellen Goldstein is a 22-year-old volunteer mentor. This is her first year volunteering with ArtStream. Ellen works as a Genetic Counseling Assistant at a diagnostic testing company. This is her first time acting on stage! Ellen loves skit and stand up comedy and her dream is to be a star on SNL. She enjoys meeting and learning from new people, cooking, and dancing like nobody’s watching.

"I want to thank Company A for welcoming me with open arms and for teaching me that the show must go on!"

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"I want to thank Company A for welcoming me with open arms and for teaching me that the show must go on!"

Mentor, "Samantha the President's Daughter" Ellen Goldstein is a 22-year-old volunteer mentor. This is her first year volunteering with ArtStream. Ellen works as a Genetic Counseling Assistant at a diagnostic testing company. This is her first time acting on stage! Ellen loves skit and stand up comedy and her dream is to be a star on SNL. She enjoys meeting and learning from new people, cooking, and dancing like nobody’s watching.

More company members coming soon!


Dates

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm (sign-interpreted)
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm (post-show talk back)
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Order a DVD:

Thanks to School Days Productions for filming these shows. You can order a DVD of The Miraculous Tales of Stonehaven or To-may-to, To-mah-to for $25 each. DVDs ship directly from School Days Productions, 6-8 weeks after filming. DVDs go on sale the week before the show.


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 Council 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).