Adian Chapman is ecstatic to be working with Transformation Theatre on such a thought provoking piece. He is a professional actor from Richmond VA. He has recently played Colonel Arbuthnot in Murder on the Orient Express at Cumberland Theatre. If you would like to see more of his work try checking out his website @adianchapman.com. He hopes you will enjoy his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway, just as much as he will enjoy bringing the character to life.
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Chad Tyler is a native Washingtonian and is a member of SAG AFTRA. His training includes, B.F.A. at West Virginia University in
Theater with an Emphasis in Acting, as well as also briefly at Hartwick College, in Oneonta. NY.
Stage Leading roles: Felix in, The Owl and the Pussycat, at Stage Coach Theater Co.; Patrick in Entr'acte, at Chain Theater New
Play Festival, N.Y. City; Mark in, Limited Engagement: A Comedy About Death, for the 2019 Winter Fest @ The Hudson Guild, in
N.Y. City; Matthew in Private Eyes, @ The Church St. Theater; Hamlet in a toured performance of Madman William, w/ Actual
Reality Theater Company; Will Shakespeare in a staged version of the screenplay, Shakespeare In Love @ The WSC Avant Bard;
as Orlando in, As You like It @ The Folger Shakespeare Library. Chad also understudied at the Washington Shakespeare
Company in, Lady Windermere’s Fan, starring Dixie Carter.
Stage Supporting roles: Foxy Loxy in, The Stinky Cheese Man, at The Adventure Theater (Glen Echo, Md) , Classika Theater
(Shirlington, Va) & the Wilton Manor Theater Factory (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. ) Chad has also performed in many different theater
festivals in and around the D.C. area, including: The Kennedy Center’s “Page-To-Stage” Festival, The Washington Shakespeare
Company’s “Sort of Shakespeare Reading Series”, The Source Theater’s “Summer Festival”--twice, “The 1st Annual Capital Fringe
Festival”, The “Silver Spring One-Act” Festival & The Baltimore “Playwright’s Festival”. Chad also received a Nomination for Best
Actor for his performance in Garcon, a 10 minute play that performed at Triangle Rainbow Theater’s 1st LGBTQ+ Festival, in
2021, performed online.
Chad was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Dramatic Role by the 48 Hour Film Project, in the short film, “The Podcaster”, by
Plan R Films. Chad has acted in 16 films, in leading and supporting roles and has booked many commercials, Industrials and as a
Standardized Patient for Walter Reed Medical Hospital.
Co-star roles: House of Cards & Veep. Recurring Co-star role: K Street.
Brenna Horner is a DC-based actor and teaching artist. Previous roles include: Keegan Theatre: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Countess - understudy); Everyman Education: METAMORPHOSES (Hunger, Woman, Iris); NCDA: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Lizzy), JULIUS CAESAR (Brutus), OEDIPUS (Creon), MEN ARE DOGS (Jane); Compass Rose Theatre: ROMEO AND JULIET (Prince Escalus). Brenna also participated in Keegan Theatre’s 2022 Boiler Room Series as Mina in THE WILTING POINT. She attended The University of Maryland, College Park, as well as The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, where she completed their two-year training program.
Carl Randolph (Director) Carl has worked in many aspects of theatre including producing, directing, choreographing, acting and FX make-up. Some credits include the Helen Hayes wining production of A Chorus Line (Zach) at Olney Theatre Center, A Prayer for Owen Meany (Dan Needham) at Round House Theatre, Lying In State (Gov. Fred), Killer Angels (Col. Lawrence Chamberlain) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack Worthing) at Wayside Theatre; Noel & Gertie (Noel Coward) at Henlopen Theatre Project and MetroStage; Shear Madness (Eddie Lawrence) at the Kennedy Center and Bobby in the national tour of A Chorus Line. He was the chorographer/lead dancer for Spooktacular with Illusionists John Bundy and Morgan. He has appeared in such films as Fear of Clowns (Bert); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Gabriel Utterson); Fall of the Morningstar (Satan); Sorcerer of Stonehenge School (Devlin the Destroyer), and the film noir Last Rights playing Detective Jack McGregor. Television appearances include episodes of The Prosecutors, Civil War Combat and Special Forces: GSG 9. He earned his MA in Producing film at American University and his MFA in Directing from Catholic University. A proud member of SDC (associate), AEA, and SAG/AFTRA. Carl is the Founding Producing Artistic Director for Transformation Theatre (www.transformationtheatre.org) www.CarlRandolph.com.
Scenic and Projection Design
Heidi Castle-Smith has worked as both a set designer and scenic artist in and around the Washington DC area. Currently she is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenography at St. Mary's College of Md where she teaches and Designs their main stage productions. Other design credits include These Shining Lives for The Arts Collective @ HCC (made the "Best Of" list for DC Metro Theatre Arts in the category of Set Designer), Spring Awakening, A year with Frog and Toad, Peter Pan, and Dogfight (Red Branch Theatre Company), Assassins, Mother Courage and Lear’s daughters (Black Box Student theatre at University of MD), and multiple summer seasons as a company member for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.
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Lighting and Sound Design
David M. Smith has worked as a Set Designer, Lighting Designer and Technical Director in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Recently his work in lighting design has been seen in the Conservatory at MGM National Harbor and for both TedX MidAtlantic and TedX Bethesda.
David is currently the Technical Director of the Performing Arts Center At St Mary's College of Md where he also teaches and designs lighting.
David John Preece
David John Preece has had several productions of his plays and screenplays,
including Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories (winner of Best Play by the New
Hampshire Theatre Awards 2008), The Picture of Dorian Gray (winner of ten
New Hampshire Theatre Awards 2011 nominations, including Best Original
Play), The House of the Seven Gables (winner of the Best Original Play by
the New Hampshire Theatre Awards (2009), and Tender (nominated for Best
New Play by the Los Angeles Weekly 2004 and (winner of Best New Play by
the New Hampshire Theatre Awards 2007). His other plays have received
recognition, including According To John (finalist in the Kentucky Theatre
Association’s Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Contest and March 2022
Playwright for the Elephant Ears Reading Series of the Elephant Room
Productions), The Unicorn from the Stars (winner of the Vermont Playwright
Award 2020), Dancing Among the Wildflowers (winner of the Best One-Act
Play with Mixing it Up Production’s 2020 Spring Emerging Playwrights
Contest), and The Trial of Edward Coles (finalist of the FirstWorks 2022 with
Theatre@First). His plays, Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories, The House of the
Seven Gables, The Scarlet Letter, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, are
published. Besides being a produced and published playwright, he has had
several scripts optioned over several years. His short film, Lunch with Eddie,
which he wrote, directed, and produced, was shown at over thirty
international film festivals and won several awards, including Best Short Film
and Best Director. He has received education and theatre/film training at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California - Los
Linda Swann- Costume co-ordinator/ Designer Linda is pleased to make her debut with Transformation Theater. She has been a costumer for over 30 years working with mostly amateur theater companies such as Colonial Players, 2nd Star Productions, and Rockville Little Theater, as well as many others. Through them, she has won two WATCH Awards for her work and been nominated for four (or maybe 5); she doesn't keep track because costuming is something she does for the love of it- a chance to play with live Barbie dolls and create a piece of magic for the actors and the director. When not working on a show, she spends her time teaching 7th grade literature and running the after school drama program at her school.
Production stage manager
David Elias (Production Stage Manager) was a working actor and stage manager even before he quit his last day job nearly 30 years ago. He has appeared on the boards or in the booth for many theaters in the DC area, including Theater J, Voices Festival Productions, Wayside Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Metrostage, Imagination Stage, Spooky Action Theater, Alliance for New Music-Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Theatre at Lime Kiln, Bay Theatre, Theatre of the First Amendment, Olney Theatre, Cumberland Theatre, Edge of the Universe Players, and The American Century Theater, among others. He teaches Voice, Acting, and Script Analysis at The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, taught a Stage Management course at George Mason University, and was a guest lecturer at O Universidade de Natal in Brazil.
Ethan (they/them) is an inter-disciplinary theatre artist, born in Vaughan, Ontario. Currently, their focus is on modern, abstract and conceptual work, with underpinnings in Clown, physical, theatre and voice-movement. Ethan is a 4th year undergrad student at the University of Toronto St. George, studying Drama, Law and Equity Studies. Directing and devising credits: The Pipeline Project (self-produced), Back Mirror (Alumnae Theatre), They All Rolled Over (FOOT 2023), Snow in Midsummer (Wychwood Theatre), Cancel Culture (Alumnae Theatre), Drag Heals S2 (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), and Constellations (self-produced).
assistant stage manager
Shannon Lewis is excited to be working on her first production with the Transformation Theater! She is a recent graduate from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a B.A in Theatre, Film, & Media Studies. During her time in undergrad Shannon worked as the box office/house manager for her theatre department. Her most recent projects were as stage manager for Let Me Down Easy (St. Mary’s College of Maryland). As well as the director of Low Tide and The Season’s Quarrel for the Ten-Minute Play Festival (St. Mary’s College of Maryland). She is grateful for this opportunity and the support from her friends and mentors.