Founding Producing Artistic Director, Director, Actor
Carl Randolph has worked in many aspects of theatre and film including producing, directing, choreographing, acting, and FX Make-Up for over 35 years. Theatre performances include roles at the Kennedy Center (Shear Madness), Bobby in the 2nd National Tour of A Chorus Line, the Fulton Opera House, Fort Salem, Signature, MetroStage, Henlopen Theatre Project, Wayside, Round House (Helen Hayes Award, A Prayer for Owen Meany), Ford's, Washington Stage Guild, Imagination Stage and Olney Theatre (Helen Hayes Award, A Chorus Line). As a director/choreographer, his credits include the world premiere of Greg Jones Ellis' All Save One at the Washington Stage Guild and Audrey Cefaly's Consider the Ficus for the DC Queer theatre Festival, the US premiere of Futureproof by Irish playwright Lynda Radley, A Chorus Line (winner best director/choreographer, Ritz Theatre in NJ), My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and Terra Nova (winner best director, Burlington Footlighter’s in NJ). Carl was choreographer and lead dancer with Illusionist John Bundy and Morgan in their Halloween special Spooktacular on Tour for over 6 years. Film credits include leading roles such as Gabriel Utterson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Satan in Fall of the Morningstar, Devlin the Destroyer in Sorcerers of Stonehenge School, and Gordon in Nocturne. TV credits include lead roles in episodes of The Prosecutors on the Discovery Channel, Civil War Combat on the History Channel and Special Forces; GSG-9 on the Learning Channel. As owner of Dragon Fire FX (formerly Morphiage), he is an award winning make-up and effects artist. His make-up designs have been seen in productions of The Jungle Book (winner best make-up in NJ), The Wizard of Oz, Into The Woods, Spooktacular, national commercials including Chevy Trucks with Cal Ripkin, Jr. and numerous independent feature films , such as Never Dream the Beginning, Nocturne, The Suffering and Dark Therapy as well as the first season of AMC's The Walking Dead. He has served as the Producing Artistic Director for Footlighter’s Theatre in NJ (1997-99) and as Assistant Artistic Director for the Washington Stage Guild (2018) where he is now an artistic associate. Carl earned his MFA in Directing at Catholic University of America and his MA in Producing Film at American University. He is a proud member of SDC, AEA and SAG-AFTRA and served as the Balto/Washington AEA Liaison for six years. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Founding Member/Technical Director
Heidi Castle-Smith holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from University of Maryland, College Park and an MFA in Set Design and Scenic Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Heidi is currently an Adjunct Professor at Howard Community College in the Theatre department teaching both history and Intro to Design. She has presented papers on the construction of actresses identity through the use of portraiture in the Restoration period. Heidi has worked as both a set designer and scenic artist in and around the Washington DC area. 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 for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.
Founding Member/Artistic Associate, Playwright, Actor
Craig Houk is a D.C. based actor, writer & director. He holds a BA in Theatre from Bowling Green State University (1992). Prior to relocating to D.C. in November of 2015, Craig spent two decades working primarily as an actor in the New England area. A former member of Actors' Equity Association, Craig resigned his membership in 2005 with the singular goal of reclaiming equilibrium in his career. Since then, he has had the great fortune to play numerous varied and gratifying roles and to work with countless gifted actors, directors, designers, and theatre companies. Craig’s original two act play, Cold Rain, was awarded Best Drama and Best of Fringe as part of the 2018 DC Capital Fringe Festival. His other original plays include a one act play titled Radiator, a two act play titled Prone and a series of short solo pieces titled Porn Star, Diva, The Relationship Expert, Aloof, Dirty Bum & Words. Craig is currently working on two new scripts: Brute Farce and A Fairly Wide Stance.
Bridget Anderson holds a Master of Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Catholic University of America and a BA at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dramaturg: Antigone (Catholic University of America), The Spoken Word (Signature Theatre, Joe Calarco), Neverlanding (Catholic University of America), The Tempest (Three Spirits Theatre Company), Theatre Games (Voices Found Repertory Theatre). Directing: The Browning Version (Anathan Theatre). Acting: Titus Andronicus (Burbage Theatre Company), Gypsy (The Snug Theatre), The Bacchae, Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labours Lost, The Hollow (Anathan Theatre).