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Barbara Schelstrate began her career with ArtStream’s inclusive theater program in 2014 and has been with it ever since. It’s like home now! Her other music direction experience includes Gilbert & Sullivan productions and annual CHAWbarets at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) in D.C., as well as a dozen productions at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. Her onstage experience includes several operas with the Washington National Opera chorus and William Inge’s Picnic with Dominion Stage. Perhaps her favorite activity is composing music: she’s written a one-act opera, Frigga & the Mistletoe, and a musical version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was performed in 2011 at UUCA and in 2017 at CHAW. “Last year’s virtual show was an eye-opening creative experience, but it’s great to be back in person this year!”