Beth Amann (HG) DC credits include: Wild Sky (Solas Nua), Code Name Cynthia (Pallas Theatre Co), 101 Dalmatians (Imagination Stage), Jack and Phil (Imagination Stage), Truth The Musical (THEARC), The Last Five Years (District Arts Collaborative), 2014 Source Festival, and The Drowsy Chaperone (Catholic University). Regional credits include: Into The Woods (Purple Light Theatre), The Confession (Blue Gate Musicals), and Under The Poplar Trees (Fells Point Corner Theatre). Special thanks to her family and friends. More about Beth: www.bethamann.net www.monumentaltheatre.org
Shows » The Greatest Science Fiction Show (No One's Ever Seen)
Cast & Crew
Christopher Herring (Snarkus/Charles) is from Jackson, MS and graduated from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in DC where he is also a stage and film acting instructor. He has been seen on stage with numerous companies including: Imagination Stage, Sinbad: The Untold Tale (Abu Nuwas); Washington Stage Guild, In Praise of Love (Joey Cruttwell) and Inventing Van Gogh (Patrick Stone); NextStop Theatre, Sylvia (Tom, Phyllis, Leslie); Red Knight Productions, The Ballad of the Red Knight and Witches (The Red Knight); Theatre Alliance, Five Flights (Andre), Pinky Swear Productions, CABARET XXXY (Y); Flying V, Unplugged (Jim Morrison), and The American Century Theatre, On The Waterfront (Charley). Here's wishing you the best of fringe experiences while enjoying a show with your unknowns…… Y'all Enjoy the Show!
Christopher C. Holbert (Lance Hardwick) is happy to return to Grain of Sand Theatre after appearing in Hamlet: Reframed and the Hope Operas version of The Greatest Science Fiction Show (No One's Ever Seen). Other recent credits include Riot (Highwood Theatre), On the Waterfront and The Country Girl (American Century Theater), Macbeth (Impossible Theater Company), and A Clockwork Orange and Invisible Man (Studio Theatre). He was also cast in a role in season one of Mercy Street. Chris thanks Lisa, Gavin, Carl, Sara, and cast and crew for the support.
Luke Morris (Flores) is thrilled to be participating in his first Fringe Festival! Past performances in the DC area include Czolgosz in Assassins (St. Mark's Players), Yo Yo in Psycho Beach Party (Dominion Stage) and Bobby in Love! Valour! Compassion! (Dominion Stage). Outside of theatre he enjoys cooking and collecting Santa Claus figurines. Luke thanks his family, friends, and David for their relentless support. He received his BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston.
Aubri O'Connor (President Lorry) Aubri O'Connor is co founder of Nu Sass Productions. She has been seen regionally in NU SASS: Stone Tape Party (Rich), No Exit (Inez Serrano),The Paper Game (Jane), Bright Room Called Day (Annabella Gotchling), Socky Horror Puppet Show (Narrator), Tent of Dreams: An Occuplay (Jamie/The Facilitator), Into The Woods: In Concert (Narrator), Priscilla Dreams the Answer (Zip), Cavers (Dr. Polly Edelweiss), Art (Serge), and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Roencrantz). SURLY ROBOT: R.U.X.: Rockwell’s Universal Sexbots (Dr. Calvina Varu). Aubri will next be seen in 43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies here at The Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre October 20 - November 13, 2016. Aubri is thrilled to be bringing GSFS to life at the 2016 Fringe, and thanks Grain of Sand for giving her the chance to live out some presidential fantasies. She'd like to welcome her niece back the theatre this summer (Hi Alyssa!), and continue to try to express her deep and profound appreciation for her family (especially her father) as they ceaselessly support her career.
Paolo Santayana (Ty) Past Fringe credits include: Things I Wrote before My First Kiss (written by Pamela H. Leahigh), Every Night I Die, Bedroom Mirrors, and Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud (directed by Carl Brandt Long). He is thankful to his awesome castmates and directors for such an inspiring and fun-filled process and to his friends and family for their support.
Stephanie Svec (Jenkins) finds herself excited for the upcoming Star Trek movie after working with Grain of Sand Theatre on this show. Recent credits include: Sonata (Annexus Theatre Co, Fringe 2015); The Tiny House Plays (Pinky Swear Productions); I Tried to be Normal Once it Didn't Take (one woman show, Fringe 2013); A Little House Christmas (Adventure Theatre MTC, Helen Hayes nominated) and the Source Festival. Stephanie is a graduate of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and also received training at the Washington Improv Theater and the DC Improv.
Jill Tighe (Julie (Extension)) is so excited to join TGSFSnoes! She's pumped to be part of this awesome group. Much love to my fighting Hellmonkey and Fabian. Go Blue!
Sara Bickler (Director) is a founding member of Grain of Sand Theatre. She directed the company's hit holiday show, You Can't Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole, and appeared in Hamlet: Reframed (Gertrude), Raising Cane (Queen), and Tell-Tale (Hannah). Sara directed Capital Fringe’s 2014 Best Drama Award Winner and sold out hit R+J: Star Cross’d Deathmatch. She believes that her daughter will grow up to be President of Space.
Pamela H. Leahigh (Playwright) is a DC area actor and playwright. She is more than thrilled to be working with Grain of Sand again. Previously, she was seen on stage with them in Raising Cane and their award winning productions of Tell Tale and Hamlet: Reframed. Her plays have been seen at the Kennedy Center Page to Stage, Hope Operas, Fringe and Theatre Lab's Dramathon. Other stage credits include Mothman in Chupy and the Science Twins and Senator Foyer in The Intell Heart both for Hope Operas. She last appeared at Fringe in 2014 as Wilhelmina Strix/Marilyn Monroe in Séance by Borealis, which she also co-wrote. TV and film work includes Veep, Randy to the Rescue, House of Cards, Game Change, Step Up 2 the Streets, and The Wire. Pamela is a 2008 graduate of The Theatre Lab Honors Conservatory.
Carl Brandt Long (Assistant Director) is a proud founding member of Grain of Sand Theatre. He directed the company's first production, Hamlet: Reframed, which won the award for Best Drama at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, and received the award again for Tell-Tale in 2013, Other directing credits include The Margins (Molotov Theatre), Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud (Guillotine Theatre), Arcadia (Prince William Little Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Vpstart Crow), and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Cleveland Black Box Theatre). A member of the Society of American Fight Directors since 2008, Carl has choreographed fights for over thirty shows in the DC area, earning a WATCH award for his work on Deathtrap (McLean Community Players), so he thinks he can take Snarkus in a fair fight. www.CarlBrandtLong.com
Jennifer Berry (Julie (Fringe run)) is excited to return to Fringe this year with Grain of Sand! Local credits include RIOT! and No Exit (Highwood Theatre), Raw and Witches Vanish (Venus Theatre), Interconnected and Dream Within a Dream (previous Capital Fringe Festivals), and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (Little Theatre of Alexandria). She is also a proud graduate of The Theatre Lab's Honors Conservatory in DC. Jennifer wants to thank the Cauldron 5 team for all the laughs and her husband, Ross, for all of his support!