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• Faction Staff •



Matthew R. Wilson – Founding Artistic Director

Matthew R. WilsonMatthew R. Wilson is a professional actor, director, fight director, and Commedia dell'Arte specialist. He studied Commedia dell'Arte in Italy with Antonio Fava and, since 2004, has been a faculty member at Fava's Stage Internazionale di Commedia dell'Arte in Reggio-Emilia. Matt has toured Europe and the States with his own The Great One-Man Commedia Epic and has collaborated internationally on countless Commedia dell'Arte productions. For Faction of Fools, he has directed/co-created Shakespeare Made Foolish, Tales of Love and Sausages, and The House with Two Doors. Matt is an Adjunct Professor of Acting at George Washington University and George Mason University and has been a guest artist/lecturer at NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, and the Academy for Classical Acting, as well as numerous colleges, schools, and festivals across the country. In his home town of Washington, DC, he is an associated Teaching-Artist with the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Folger Shakespeare Library and has performed in numerous local venues including the Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and Capital Fringe Festival. Matt's extensive Shakespeare credits include directing Troilus & Cressida and A Midsummer Night's Dream and performing Hamlet, Malvolio, Romeo, Benedick, Sir Andrew Aguecheeck, and Touchstone. A graduate of Columbia University, Matt also holds an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting and is currently pursuing a PhD in Renaissance Theatre History at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a proud member of the professional labor unions for stage and screen—Equity, SAG, and AFTRA—as well as the Society of American Fight Directors and various scholarly associations. www.MatthewRWilson.com



Toby Mulford – Managing Director

Toby MulfordToby Mulford is an educator, actor, and playwright specializing in ensemble-created physical theater. He is the Associate Artistic Director of the Traveling Players Ensemble, where he started a five-week Commedia dell'Arte summer program for teenagers. He holds an MFA in ensemble-based physical theater from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where he co-created over a dozen original works. He has also studied with Antonio Fava and with faculty from the Moscow Art Theatre School. Originally from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he has performed with BigHeadHouse, the Vagabond Acting Troupe, the International Opera Company, and Tribe of Fools. His plays have been produced at the Dell'Arte Company (California), the Brick Playhouse (Philadelphia), and the Festival of Animated Objects (Calgary, Canada).



Paul Reisman – Associate Artistic Director

Paul ReismanPaul Reisman is an actor, educator, graphic and web designer, and clown. Credits include Julius Caesar with Shakespeare Theatre Company; a national tour with the American Shakespeare Center of The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, and Henry V in repertory; Richard III and Pride & Prejudice with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ; Proof with TheatreFest; A Midsummer Night's Dream with the American Globe Theatre; and the film Cult of Sincerity, recently broadcast on PBS. He has also taught workshops and classes in Classical Text, Acting Shakespeare, and Clown as a teaching artist for the Shakespeare Theatre Company and at other venues including Broadway Theatre Workshop, Knox College, and The Center for Baroque & Renaissance Studies' summer program. A proud member of AEA! He received his MFA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. BFA, Montclair State University. www.PaulReisman.com



Rachel Spicknall Mulford – Director of Public Relations

Rachel SpicknallRachel is an actor, mover, and teaching artist.  She holds a BA in Theater from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has studied Commedia dell'Arte with Faction of Fools since 2010.  Other training includes the National Theater Institute, the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, Washington Improv Theatre, the Staniewski Centre for Theatre Practices Gardzienice, and the Center for Movement Theater.  With Faction of Fools, Rachel has performed in the Fool for All at Capital Fringe, the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, The Sandbox in the Arena Stage Edward Albee Festival, and Quattro Scenari on annual Commedia dell'Arte Day.  She has performed locally with The American Century Theater, Spotlight Comunicaciones, and Synapse Theatre Company, and non-locally with BigHeadHouse and Capital City Mystery Players in Austin, TX.  Rachel's passion is to make people laugh.



Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder – Director of Access & Inclusion

Lindsey D. SnyderLindsey is an independent scholar, educator, performer, and certified ASL interpreter. She completed her PhD in theatre and performance studies at the University of Maryland, College Park with her dissertation "Sawing the Air Thus: American Sign Language Translations of Shakespeare and the Echoes of Rhetorical Gesture." She is currently working as a freelance interpreter in Washington, DC with a specialty in performing arts. Theatrical interpreting includes: Folger Theatre, Olney Theatre, Imagination Stage, Kennedy Center, VSA Arts, and the American Shakespeare Center. Lindsey also travels nationally and internationally, presenting papers and workshops on rhetorical gesture, Elizabethan acting techniques, Deaf culture, and Interpreting skills. As an actor, Lindsey received her BFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in text and performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts - King's College, London. www.LindseyDSnyder.com



Sarah Conte – Production Manager

Sarah ConteSarah Conte has acted as a stage manager, properties designer, and theatrical artisan at such theatres as Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Hub Theatre, No Rules Theatre, and American Century Theatre. She has worked with Faction of Fools on a myriad of projects, beginning with A Commedia Romeo and Juliet in 2012. Sarah was a Production Apprentice at Imagination Stage, where she began her theatre career in DC and had many opportunities to develop all of her technical skills. She received a BA from SUNY New Paltz in Theatre Technology and Design. Sarah is currently working as a freelance stage manager, artisan, and technician around DC.



Tyler Herman – Director of Development and Audience Services

Tyler HermanTyler Herman, a Washington native, has worn many hats serving theatres throughout the years. He has worked as an actor, director, producer, playwright, administrator, technician, and others. With over ten years of experience working front of house, Tyler seeks to engage audiences long before the show starts, and to blend the aesthetic experiences of any production with the time spent in the lobby. He has been seen onstage with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre-MTC, the Fools, and many others. He is also currently the Treasurer of the Actors' Center, a service organization in DC that serves actors and area theatres. Education: BA, Cornell University.



Daniel Flint – Associate Producer

Daniel FlintDaniel Flint is an actor, writer, producer, and designer. A recent transplant to the DC area, he has worked in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. For Faction of Fools, Daniel performed in the 2010 Fool for All at Capital Fringe. He has worked at Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare Theatre Company, and he is a Company Member of Taffety Punk Theatre Company. Daniel has always been drawn to classical art forms and physical comedy, so Commedia is a perfect fit for him. MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.



• Associated Artists •



Krystin Balzerini

Krystin BalzeriniKrystin Balzerini is an American Sign Language interpreter in the Washington, DC area. She received a BS in Deaf Studies from Boston University and an MA in Interpretation from Gallaudet University. It was in Boston that she discovered her passion for theatrical interpreting and in DC that she began developing her craft. FoF theatrical interpreting credits include: A Commedia Romeo and Juliet, A Commedia Christmas Carol, The Lady Becomes Him, and Don Juan. Other theatrical interpreting and voice acting credits include: HandSpeak (Kennedy Center), West Side Story (Broadway Across America), A Commedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Commons), Hamlet, Charlotte's Web, Noises Off (Gallaudet University). She is honored and excited to be part of the amazing and talented artists in this foolish faction!



John Bellomo

John BellomoJohn Bellomo is a director, fight director, actor, and teacher. He has directed shows at The Maryland Shakespeare Festival, where he is also the Artistic Director. Other directing credits include The Maples Repertory Theatre (Macon, MO), Straw Flower Productions (Philadelphia), and Teatro Delle Due (Reggio Emilia, Italy). John is a 2010 Barrymore Award winner in Outstanding Choreography/Movement and has taught stage combat at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London), Teatro in Polvere (Milan), Accademia Internazionale dello Spettacolo (Calabria, Italy), The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York), Rowan University (New Jersey), and Temple University (Philadelphia). As a founding member of Teatro Ronda, an international Commedia dell’Arte company, John has performed in Krakow, Poland and Monte Verita, Switzerland. MFA (directing), Temple University; BFA (acting), University of the Arts; graduate of The International School for the Comic Actor in Italy where he studied Commedia dell’Arte with Italian Maestro Antonio Fava. AEA.



Steve N. Bradford

Steve N. BradfordSteve N. Bradford is an actor, writer, and filmmaker. He has over six years of experience performing and teaching improvisational performance. Past training includes Japanese Kabuki and Kyōgen performance alongside traditional western acting styles. Recently, he has appeared in Tales of Love and Sausages, Quattro Scenari, and Life and Laughter with Faction of Fools.



Kathryn Dooley

Kathryn DooleyKathryn Dooley is a stage manager and technician hailing from northern Virginia. She has worked with Faction of Fools many times, beginning with The Mandrake in 2011. In the DC area, she has worked at a variety of theatres such as Lean & Hungry, Synetic, the Hub, and the American Century Theater.



Daniel Flint

Daniel FlintDaniel Flint is an actor, writer, producer, and designer. A recent transplant to the DC area, he has worked in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. For Faction of Fools, Daniel performed in the 2010 Fool for All at Capital Fringe. He has worked at Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare Theatre Company, and he is a Company Member of Taffety Punk Theatre Company. Daniel has always been drawn to classical art forms and physical comedy, so Commedia is a perfect fit for him. MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.



David Gaines

David GainesDavid Gaines studied and later taught at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France, and was a founding member of Moving Picture Mime Show – a London-based movement theatre company that toured Europe and the world for 10 years. He has taught at the graduate school of the University of Missouri (Kansas City) and is now teaching at George Mason University in the Washington DC area. As a clown, he is a member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit in Washington and Baltimore. As a writer and director, he has developed and directed shows for companies in England, Paris, and Salzburg. Recent solo performance pieces include A Little Business At the Big Top at the New York Clown Festival and 7 ( x 1) Samurai, which has won awards and sold out at Theatre Festivals all across the continent. AEA.



Allison S. Galen

Allison S. GalenAllison S. Galen has had the pleasure of playing with the Fools in The Mandrake, Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella, and Tales of Honor and Anchovies. She has also worked locally with Folger Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Grain of Sand Theatre Company, Red Eye Gravy Theatre Company, and Pallas Theatre Collective. Allison has studied at Emerson College and with Shakespeare & Company.



Joel Reuben Ganz

Joel Reuben GanzJoel Reuben Ganz is proud to be a Fool. Broadway: American premiere of War Horse at Lincoln Center. DC: Faction of Fools, Woolly Mammoth, Theatre J, Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Solas Nua, the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Synetic Theatre. International: Scotland, France, and Corsica. He has created choreography/movement for several DC theatres. BA, Emory University, in Theatre Studies. Graduate, International Theatre School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris. AEA.



Gwen Grastorf

Gwen GrasdorfGwen Grastorf has been working as an actor and performer in the DC-metro area since graduating with a B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Raised in Frederick, Maryland, she has a strong background in dance and music and is happiest when working on physical, ensemble-based shows. Gwen has performed with many local companies, including Constellation Theatre (where she is an Associate Artist), as well as Faction of Fools, Forum Theatre, Taffety Punk, Rorschach Theatre, WSC-Avant Bard, Solas Nua, Bright Alchemy Theatre, Doorway Arts Ensemble, the Source Festival, and the Capital Fringe Festival. www.gwengrastorf.com



Tyler Herman

Tyler HermanTyler Herman a Washington native, is an actor, director, teacher, and playwright. He has had the pleasure to do all that work and more for Faction of Fools on many occasions since 2010. Tyler has been seen onstage with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre-MTC, Longacre Lea Productions, and others. Tyler has taught for Folger Theatre, Young Playwrights' Theatre, Adventure Theatre-MTC, Round House Theatre, and others. In his spare time, Tyler directs, writes, and produces theatre around DC. He is also a private acting coach, specializing in physicality and voice, and Treasurer of the Actors' Center, a service organization in DC that serves actors and area theatres. Education: BA, Cornell University: Theatre, Dance, Music.



Paul Edward Hope

Paul Edward HopePaul Edward Hope is an actor, teaching artist, fight choreographer, and singer/songwriter. DC: Faction of Fools, Taffety Punk, Baltimore Shakespeare Company, and Washington Shakespeare Company. NYC: Red Bull Theatre, Folding Chair Classical Theatre, ShakespeareNYC, and BAM Outside Arts Festival. Regional: Lake George Theatre Lab, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.  MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.  AEA.



Vanessa Hope

Vanessa HopeVanessa Hope has been an actress for many years, is the School Programs Manager at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and also conducts private acting, voice, presentation, and interview coaching.  In Los Angeles, she appeared on American Dreams, ER, and All of Us and was a member of the improv troupe The Berubians.  BFA, University of Maryland, in Acting; MFA, Purdue University, in Acting.  Further training, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, in Shakespeare.



Ellen Houseknecht

Ellen HouseknechtEllen Houseknecht, perhaps naively, believes in both mechanics and poetry. In the DC area, Ellen has stage manged for Faction of Fools, Taffety Punk, Imagination Stage, Everyman, the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and Chesapeake Shakespeare, among others, and she has worked with Marvell Repertory in New York City. She likes to weld and watch lightning storms. She is a bit stalled on her first big knitting project, and is a carpenter for Theater J.



Michelle Tang Jackson

Michelle Tang JacksonMichelle Tang Jackson is an actor, writer, and teaching artist in the DC area.  Teaching credits include Shakespeare Theatre Company, Young Playwrights’ Theatre, the Smithsonian Institute, and Arts-Bridge’s Shakespeare Alive program at the Mondavi Center in Davis, California. She wrote and produced the interactive educational show Ballads Unbound, which introduced students to Renaissance song, drama, and dance. BA, the University of California at Davis, in Theatre and in English.



Emma Crane Jaster

Emma Crane JasterEmma Crane Jaster trained from childhood with her father, acclaimed mime Mark Jaster, then at the Lecoq School in Paris.  She has performed around the world from Paris to Taiwan and has studied an array of physical theatre forms.  She is co-founder of Likely Pear Theatre Company. BA, Amherst College, in Theater and Dance (magna cum laude).  www.emmajaster.com



Mark Linden Jaster

Mark Linden JasterMark Linden Jaster studied mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau and served as Mr. Marceau’s teaching assistant in a series of 1980s master classes and seminars.  He performs regularly with The Maryland Renaissance Festival, The Washington Revels, The Maryland Youth Ballet, and The Big Apple Circus’s Clown Care Program.  Since 2006, he has co-directed Happenstance Theater with Sabrina Mandell, devising and appearing in critically acclaimed collaborative, original works of “Visual, Poetic Theater.”  SAG, AFTRA.



Drew Kopas

Drew KopasDrew Kopas has had the pleasure to fool around as Romeo in A Commedia Romeo and Juliet and Capitano in Tales of Courage and Poultry. His previous roles include Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); King Louis XIV in Las Meninas (Rep Stage); Gunner in Misalliance and Young Charlie in Da (Olney Theatre Center); Freddy/Nepommuck in Pygmalion and Frank in All My Sons (Everyman Theatre); Lakshman in The Ramayana and Melchior in On the Razzle (Constellation Theatre, where he is also an Artistic Associate); Whit in Keegan Theatre's Ireland/US tour of Of Mice and Men; Archidamus in The Winter's Tale (Great Lakes Theater); Orlando in As You Like It, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Big Brother/Goldstein in 1984 (National Players); and Curio in Twelfth Night (STC). Drew is a graduate of Cleveland State University. MFA (acting), Western Illinois University.



Sabrina Mandell

Sabrina MandellSabrina Mandell is the founder, co-artistic director, and general manager of Happenstance Theater, a professional company established in 2006 dedicated to devising visual, poetic Theater.  She is a performer, producer, visual artist, poet, and sailor with a love of Art History.  She is prone to nostalgia.  Sabrina has appeared on numerous stages and performs regularly with the Big Apple Circus’s Clown Care Program in DC and Baltimore.



Toby Mulford

Toby MulfordToby Mulford is an educator, actor, and playwright specializing in ensemble-created physical theater.  Originally from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he has performed with BigHeadHouse, the Vagabond Acting Troupe, the International Opera Company, and Tribe of Fools. His plays have been produced at the Dell’Arte Company (California), the Brick Playhouse (Philadelphia), and the Festival of Animated Objects (Calgary, Canada).  MFA, the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.  Further training, Antonio Fava and with faculty from the Moscow Art Theatre School.



Matthew Pauli

Matthew PauliMatthew Pauli is an actor, clown, and puppeteer. In addition to his acting work, he is also one of the founders of Clown Cabaret, a performance laboratory for developing clown work. He toured for six seasons with Big Apple Circus and is a proud member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, performing clown rounds at Johns Hopkins Hospital and National Children's Medical Center. He is a graduate Georgetown University, as well as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, and has an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.



Denise Perrino

Denise PerrinoDenise Perrino believes theatre across the curriculum is the way of the future.  She has developed curriculum for Fairfax County Public Schools, including Drama to the Core!  Denise has also directed over 100 productions.  Under her direction, McLean High School was nominated for 55 Cappies Awards—winning 15, including Best Play in 2002—and was invited to perform at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  BA, Catawba College.  Inductee, Blue Masque Hall of Fame, for her meritorious life in the Theatre.



Graham Pilato

Graham PilatoGraham Pilato returned to acting in 2007 after a couple years as a high school English teacher in Southern Maryland.  His background in experimental theatre and improv comedy prepared him for his first work with Faction of Fools: The House with Two Doors and Tales of Love and Sausages.  Other Baltimore and DC theatres include Fells Point Corner Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Mobtown Players, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Molotov Theatre, and Happenstance Theater.  BA, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, in Dramatic Arts.  www.grahampilato.com



Justin Purvis

Justin PurvisJustin Purvis is a professional improviser, dabbling in many aspects of improv: performing, teaching, and directing. He has performed with Washington Improv Theater since 2005, playing in every ensemble in the organization. He has studied improv under Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Asaf Ronen, and Susan Messing. He also has limited sight, and he and his brother Tod were the subject of a documentary chronicling his disease on a 35-day, around-the-contiguous-United-States road trip. The film will be in festivals in Fall 2011. BA, University of Maryland, College Park, in Theater Performance.



Paul Reisman

Paul ReismanPaul Reisman has appeared with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, American Shakespeare Center, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and Faction of Fools as well as in the film Cult of Sincerity, which was recently broadcast on PBSA teaching artist for The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, and Faction of Fools, Paul has taught Classical Text, Acting Shakespeare, and Clown at many other venues as well.  BFA, Montclair State University; MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.  AEA.  www.PaulReisman.com



Lynly Saunders

Lynly SaundersLynly Saunders is freelance costume designer, and wig maker. Design work with Faction of Fools includes The House with Two Doors, The Mandrake, A Commedia Romeo and Juliet, and The Lady Becomes Him. Lynly is a Costume Coordinator for the Washington National Opera. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with a BA in History and received a certificate in Wig and Hair Production from DePaul University.



Annetta Dexter Sawyer

Annetta Dexter SawyerAnnetta Dexter Sawyer believes that, through the arts, we make a better world by living our humanity.  An adjunct professor and teaching artist, she performs theatrical pieces that bridge tragedy and comedy through movement, poetry, and open-ended imagery. With the Fools: House with Two Doors and Tales of Love and Sausages.  She is a recipient of the Arlington Humanities Project poet residency and a member of the teaching artist roster for the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.



Ethan Sinnott

Ethan SinnottEthan Sinnott is a director, scene designer, scenic artist, and script translator with an abiding interest in bridging classical works with ASL, notably Shakespeare. He has designed sets for Faction of Fools, Constellation Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, among others. He is currently an associate professor at the helm of Gallaudet’s Theatre and Dance program, where his work may be regularly seen and which he views as a necessary incubator for the next generation of Deaf theatre artists. MFA, Theatre Production: Scene Design, Boston University.



TD Smith

TD SmithTD Smith is an actor, director, and lighting designer.  TD has performed with Georgetown Theatre Company, New Old Theatre, the Yale Dramat, StageWest Theater, the Cabaret of Desire, and the Des Moines Playhouse. His technical work has been seen at the Bay Street Theatre Festival, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, Signature Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre Company.  BA, Yale, in Theater Studies.  Further training, Antonio Fava, David Krasner, and Academy Award winner Milton Justice.



Lindsey D. Snyder

Lindsey D. SnyderLindsey D. Snyder has appeared with Faction of Fools, Woolly Mammoth Theatre/UM, and Off-Center Productions. BFA, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts; Circle in the Square, CAP 21, and the Classical Studio. MFA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College London. Further training, Noh Training project, Theatre de complicité, and Liz Lerman Company.  www.LindseyDSnyder.com



Rachel Spicknall

Rachel SpicknallRachel Spicknall is an actor, mover, and teaching artist. DC: Faction of Fools, The American Century Theater, Spotlight Comunicaciones, Synapse Theatre Company.  Other: BigHeadHouse, Capital City Mystery Players. BA, University of Maryland, College Park.  Certificates, National Theatre Institute and St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. Further training, The Center for Movement Theatre and Gardzienice.



Jesse Terrill

Jesse TerrillJesse Terrill is an actor, composer, and musician. He graduated with a BA in theatre and creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has acted and composed at many area theatres, including: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theater, Forum Theatre, and Constellation Theatre. He has also worked with the Utopian Theatre Asylum in Chicago, where he garnered a Joseph Jefferson nomination for original music. For Faction of Fools, Jesse performed in the 2nd Annual "Fool for All" at Capital Fringe, The Mandrake, and the Commedia version of The Sandbox; he also composed music for The Mandrake and A Commedia Romeo and Juliet. AEA. www.sites.google.com/site/jessejterrill



Denise Umland

Denise UmlandDenise Umland (Costume Designer) Design credits include Hamlecchio, A Commedia Christmas Carol (Faction of Fools), Holly Down in Heaven (Forum) 1001, Dracula, A Funny Thing...Forum, A Christmas Carol, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Our Town (Howard Community College); The Temperamentals, Barrymore, On The Verge, Tintypes, and Pageant (Rep Stage); A Body of Water, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, and columbinus (sic)(Round House Theatre). Previously, she was costume shop manager at Round House Theatre, and at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, and has worked for Wolf Trap Opera Company, Traveling Players Ensemble, Sarasota Opera, Olney Ballet Theatre and was as a guest lecturer and costume shop manager at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and Goucher College. Currently she is Costume Director at Signature Theatre.



Eva Wilhelm

Eva WilhelmEva Wilhelm was first foolish in Tales of Love and Sausages in the 2010 DC Fringe Festival and then played Juliet in the balcony scene at the Kennedy Center’s 2010 Page to Stage Festival.  Locally, she has performed at Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Taffety Punk, and Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. In Chicago, Eva has worked with Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, and Shattered Globe, among many others.  MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.



Matthew R. Wilson

Matthew R. WilsonMatthew R. Wilson is Founding Artistic Director of Faction of Fools and a professional actor, director, and fight director.  His The Great One-Man Commedia Epic has toured internationally since 2004.  Other acting and fight direction credits include Folger Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Constellation Theatre, Taffety Punk, New England Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, and numerous NYC venues.  MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University; PhD candidate, University of Maryland, College Park, in Theatre History.  Equity, SAG, AFTRA, SAFD.  www.MatthewRWilson.com