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Shops and Robbers and Aloha, Eh?

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

$5.30 - $13.25

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120 available General Admission 061518$13.25$12.50 ticket + 6% processing fee

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25 available ArtStream Students 061518$5.30$5.00 ticket + 6% processing fee

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 *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


What are Inclusive Theatre Companies?

In ArtStream’s Inclusive Theatre Companies, adult actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities — including autism — create and perform an original musical. Actors, volunteer mentors, and theatre professionals work together to vote on a theme, create original characters, and improvise scenes. Those scenes are scripted into an original, one-act musical. Each performance presents two of these musicals in a double-bill.


Why not make a meal of it! Not Your Average Joe’s will donate 15% of your bill* to ArtStream if you show your server this flyer. Valid at the Silver Spring location (Colesville and Fenton Rd) for every day of the run of Shop and Robbers and Aloha, Eh?.

*Not including gratuity, tax, or alcohol


Shops and Robbers

Directed by Britt Burr

Music Directed by Michael Morton

Good people turning to crime, a mystery to solve, and a whole grocery store full of puns.

Meet the Company

Jamie Veerhoff

Actor, "Butch"

Jamie Veerhoff is a 27-year-old actor from Kensington, MD. He has acted with ArtStream for seven seasons. Jamie performed on stage with St. Columba's Players at St. Columba's Church in Washington, DC. He also appeared in the 2017 short film Doctor Who: Village of the Daleks with J. Billian Productions. Jamie loves to read books about theatre and cinema history. He is also interested in politics and volunteers with the campaigns of his favorite candidates.

“Thank you to my parents and Jubilee staff for getting me to my ArtStream classes and rehearsals. You’re the greatest.”

2018-05-21T10:55:28-04:00

“Thank you to my parents and Jubilee staff for getting me to my ArtStream classes and rehearsals. You’re the greatest.”

Actor, "Butch" Jamie Veerhoff is a 27-year-old actor from Kensington, MD. He has acted with ArtStream for seven seasons. Jamie performed on stage with St. Columba's Players at St. Columba's Church in Washington, DC. He also appeared in the 2017 short film Doctor Who: Village of the Daleks with J. Billian Productions. Jamie loves to read books about theatre and cinema history. He is also interested in politics and volunteers with the campaigns of his favorite candidates.

Nadia Abouraya

Actor, "Salt"

Nadia Abouraya is a 32-year-old actor from Silver Spring, MD. She began with ArtStream as a backstage assistant in 2013 and started acting in 2014. Nadia works part-time as an office clerk for the Montgomery County Government Aging and Disability Resource Unit. She also volunteers as an usher at Olney Theater Center and Imagination Stage. In her free time, Nadia enjoys playing tennis, reading, and getting together with friends and family.

"I would like to thank my friends and family for the encouragement for me to be on stage."

2018-04-30T11:23:41-04:00

"I would like to thank my friends and family for the encouragement for me to be on stage."

Actor, "Salt" Nadia Abouraya is a 32-year-old actor from Silver Spring, MD. She began with ArtStream as a backstage assistant in 2013 and started acting in 2014. Nadia works part-time as an office clerk for the Montgomery County Government Aging and Disability Resource Unit. She also volunteers as an usher at Olney Theater Center and Imagination Stage. In her free time, Nadia enjoys playing tennis, reading, and getting together with friends and family.

Hakan Marco Onel

Mentor, "Jack the Detective"

Hakan Marco Onel is a 14-year-old volunteer mentor from Potomac, MD. This is Marco's third year volunteering with ArtStream and his second time performing with Silver Spring ITC B. Marco is a freshman at Wootton High School. In addition to volunteering in many ArtStream classes, he enjoys vacationing with his family, playing video games, and listening to epic video game scores.

"Thanks to my family for always supporting me!"

2018-05-22T11:21:16-04:00

"Thanks to my family for always supporting me!"

Mentor, "Jack the Detective" Hakan Marco Onel is a 14-year-old volunteer mentor from Potomac, MD. This is Marco's third year volunteering with ArtStream and his second time performing with Silver Spring ITC B. Marco is a freshman at Wootton High School. In addition to volunteering in many ArtStream classes, he enjoys vacationing with his family, playing video games, and listening to epic video game scores.

Michaela Onel

Mentor, "Cynthia the Detective"

Michaela Onel is a 42-year-old volunteer mentor from Potomac, MD. Michaela started volunteering with ArtStream in 2013. This is her second year performing with Silver Spring ITC B! Michaela works as an Information Services Specialist for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Services (SAMHSA) at IQ Solutions in Rockville, MD. She is also a certified Laughter Wellness Facilitator. In addition to volunteering in many ArtStream classes, Michaela enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons. She loves jogging, reading, and listening to movie soundtracks.

"Best wishes and lots of love to all my dear friends in the show."

2018-05-22T13:21:15-04:00

"Best wishes and lots of love to all my dear friends in the show."

Mentor, "Cynthia the Detective" Michaela Onel is a 42-year-old volunteer mentor from Potomac, MD. Michaela started volunteering with ArtStream in 2013. This is her second year performing with Silver Spring ITC B! Michaela works as an Information Services Specialist for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Services (SAMHSA) at IQ Solutions in Rockville, MD. She is also a certified Laughter Wellness Facilitator. In addition to volunteering in many ArtStream classes, Michaela enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons. She loves jogging, reading, and listening to movie soundtracks.

More company members coming soon!


 

Aloha, Eh? (or, There’s No Hawaiian In Baseball)

Directed by Natalie Zanin

Music Directed by Andrew Stainer

A wacky Canadian baseball team trades the great white north for tropical Hawaii.

Meet the Company

Ian Bannon

Mentor, "Lorne Trudeau"

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.
2018-05-21T09:55:21-04:00
Mentor, "Lorne Trudeau" 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.

Gabriel Savage

Actor, "Duke"

Gabriel Savage is a 34-year-old actor originally from Kansas City, MO, currently living in Washington, DC. This is Gabriel's first year acting with ArtStream, and he is super excited! Gabriel performed Beyond the Evening Star (B.E.S.T) and Beth Byrd Productions, both based in Kansas City, MO. He works at Harris Teeter as a bagger. Gabriel enjoys spending time with his wife Alex, and visiting places in DC. His hobbies include traveling, seeing movies and Broadway shows, and making new friends.

"I want to thank my loved ones for coming to support me today!"

2018-05-01T15:18:19-04:00

"I want to thank my loved ones for coming to support me today!"

Actor, "Duke" Gabriel Savage is a 34-year-old actor originally from Kansas City, MO, currently living in Washington, DC. This is Gabriel's first year acting with ArtStream, and he is super excited! Gabriel performed Beyond the Evening Star (B.E.S.T) and Beth Byrd Productions, both based in Kansas City, MO. He works at Harris Teeter as a bagger. Gabriel enjoys spending time with his wife Alex, and visiting places in DC. His hobbies include traveling, seeing movies and Broadway shows, and making new friends.

Steve Sabia

Actor, "Jack Morrison"

Steve H. Sabia is a 26-year-old actor, originally from Silver Spring, MD. He lives in Rockville, MD with fellow ArtStream actor, Eli Lewis. Steve has performed with ArtStream for 7 years. Steve has a lot of interests, including listening to music, watching movies, singing, dancing and writing speeches. He also works at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and takes classes at Montgomery College.

“I want to give a shout out to my family and other fans.”

2018-05-01T15:07:25-04:00

“I want to give a shout out to my family and other fans.”

Actor, "Jack Morrison" Steve H. Sabia is a 26-year-old actor, originally from Silver Spring, MD. He lives in Rockville, MD with fellow ArtStream actor, Eli Lewis. Steve has performed with ArtStream for 7 years. Steve has a lot of interests, including listening to music, watching movies, singing, dancing and writing speeches. He also works at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and takes classes at Montgomery College.

Eli Lewis

Actor, "Eli Howard"

Eli Lewis is a 27-year-old actor living in Shady Grove, MD. He grew up in from North Chevy Chase, MD. Eli has been acting with ArtStream for eight years and served as the client representative on the ArtStream Board of Directors from 2016 to 2017. Eli also performed with Imagination Stage and at summer camp. He works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a supply clerk. Eli enjoys collecting movie tickets and Special Olympics medals.

"Thank you to mom, dad, and all my friends from ArtStream."

2018-04-26T14:42:05-04:00

"Thank you to mom, dad, and all my friends from ArtStream."

Actor, "Eli Howard" Eli Lewis is a 27-year-old actor living in Shady Grove, MD. He grew up in from North Chevy Chase, MD. Eli has been acting with ArtStream for eight years and served as the client representative on the ArtStream Board of Directors from 2016 to 2017. Eli also performed with Imagination Stage and at summer camp. He works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a supply clerk. Eli enjoys collecting movie tickets and Special Olympics medals.
Over the shoulder of a small group. At center, a woman with blonde hair squats and listens.

Natalie Zanin

Director

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 Cabaret Company, and has taught several classes.
2018-04-13T12:30:27-04:00
Over the shoulder of a small group. At center, a woman with blonde hair squats and listens.
Director 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 Cabaret Company, and has taught several classes.

Russell LeFurgy

Actor, "Howie Cowbell"

Russell LeFurgy, an actor who lives in Silver Spring, MD with his mom and stepfather, is a veteran of the ArtStream stage for over 10 years. He acted at Imagination Stage, Montgomery College, and in high school. During the day, he does accounting. Russell loves to cross-stitch, do jigsaw puzzles, and watch TV.

"I always look forward to seeing what the ArtStream world has in store for me next year."

2018-05-22T10:46:19-04:00

"I always look forward to seeing what the ArtStream world has in store for me next year."

Actor, "Howie Cowbell" Russell LeFurgy, an actor who lives in Silver Spring, MD with his mom and stepfather, is a veteran of the ArtStream stage for over 10 years. He acted at Imagination Stage, Montgomery College, and in high school. During the day, he does accounting. Russell loves to cross-stitch, do jigsaw puzzles, and watch TV.

Sandy Oasin Roachford

Choreographer, "Flight Attendant/Hawaiian Dancer"

Sandy Oasin Roachford is a dancer and choreographer from Southern New Jersey (Go Eagles!), living in Spencerville, MD. This is Sandy's sixth show with Silver Spring ITC A. A 26-year veteran of the classroom, Sandy teaches many dance and movement classes with ArtStream as well as Imagination Stage, Arts for the Aging, and Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN). She has a BFA in dance from The Boston Conservatory and an MA in dance from The American University. Sandy has danced with Beth Davis In Good Company and currently dances with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

"I'm excited to be working with Silver Spring Company A for another season!"

2018-05-22T11:01:00-04:00

"I'm excited to be working with Silver Spring Company A for another season!"

Choreographer, "Flight Attendant/Hawaiian Dancer" Sandy Oasin Roachford is a dancer and choreographer from Southern New Jersey (Go Eagles!), living in Spencerville, MD. This is Sandy's sixth show with Silver Spring ITC A. A 26-year veteran of the classroom, Sandy teaches many dance and movement classes with ArtStream as well as Imagination Stage, Arts for the Aging, and Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN). She has a BFA in dance from The Boston Conservatory and an MA in dance from The American University. Sandy has danced with Beth Davis In Good Company and currently dances with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

Katy Donahue

Actor, "Punchy Moose"


Katy Donahue is a 30-year-old actor from Silver Spring, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream for 3 years. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor's degree in studio art. Katy works as an archivist aide for the Archives of American Art. She enjoys painting, horseback riding, reading and spending time with her cat, Leo.

"Special thanks to my family and friends for all their love and support."

2018-05-22T13:26:59-04:00

"Special thanks to my family and friends for all their love and support."

Actor, "Punchy Moose" Katy Donahue is a 30-year-old actor from Silver Spring, MD. She has been acting with ArtStream for 3 years. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor's degree in studio art. Katy works as an archivist aide for the Archives of American Art. She enjoys painting, horseback riding, reading and spending time with her cat, Leo.

More company members coming soon!


Dates

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm (sign-interpreted)
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm (post-show talk back)
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm

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Order a DVD:

Thanks to School Days Productions for filming these shows. You can order a DVD of Shops and Robbers and Aloha, Eh? for $25 each. DVDs ship directly from School Days Productions, 6-8 weeks after filming.


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). 

Venue

Silver Spring Black Box Theatre
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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