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SENIOR EDITORElliot Lanes
Elliot Lanes has been working in theatre for over 20 years as a PSM, Sound Designer, Board Op....you get the idea. He has had the pleasure of working with some of DC's finest artists at venues such as Theater J, Studio Theatre, and Round House Theatre. Other DC area credits include many productions at Capital Fringe, and "Two Trains Running" and "Circle Mirror Transformation" at Prince Georges Community College. He also has been the lighting designer for the past five years for Momentum Dance Company's "Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker." Prior to moving to DC, he was the Resident PSM for Negro Ensemble Company and White Horse Theatre Company in NYC for five years each. He also had the pleasure of working with Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley and Marilyn Maye at the Backstage Bistro Awards as PSM for that event. Elliot previously covered the DC Metro Area theatre scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, and wrote the successful "A Quick 5" column. Elliot is happily married to BWW's former DC page coordinator Jennifer Perry who keeps him in a good place every day and has been doing so for the past nine and a half years now.
Alexander C. Kafka |
Alexander C. Kafka is a journalist and photographer. He has written about books and the arts for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, D.C. Theatre Scene, and many other publications.
Andrew White |
Choricius is the nom-du-web of a theater artist who has been involved in the Washington, D.C. scene in various capacities -- as actor, playwright, director, dramaturg -- for a number of years. Credits include Source, Woolly Mammoth and Le Neon Theatre. As a cultural historian and veteran of the Fulbright Program, he has devoted years of research to the performing arts of the Later Roman Empire (aka-Byzantium). In this bookish role he has translated, performed and published a variety of works from Medieval Greek. He holds a Ph.D. in Theater History, Theory and Criticism, and will soon be publishing his first full-length study on theater and ritual in Byzantium through a major university press in the UK. A Professor of Humanities, he currently teaches World Literature and World History in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Barbara Trainin Blank |
Growing up in New York City, seeing plays, both musicals and not, were a part of steady family diet. So were opera, ballet, and concerts.
Trainin Blank has been writing about theater and the performing arts -- either in reviews or previews -- for more decades than she'd care to admit. She is also a practitioners: several of Trainin Blank's short plays have been workshopped or given staged readings; two full-length plays have been produced, and three have been published.
Trainin Blank moved to the DC area in 2013. She's a member of the Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Alliance of Jewish Theatre.
Brandon Horwin |
Brandon Horwin is a Drama major and Performing Arts Management minor at The Catholic University of America. Recently, Brandon has stage managed, assistant directed, and acted. Brandon was one of the proud recipients of the Drama Department’s “Rookie of the Year” award last year. This past year, Brandon has shadowed at several Broadway shows including: Come From Away and The Phantom of the Opera, among others. Brandon is also a BroadwayWorld student blogger. You can check out his blogs under the college students section of BroadwayWorld.com. Brandon loves the theatre and can't wait to share his reviews with you.
Dara Homer |
Dara Homer grew up reading, writing, and performing in plays and musicals in Miami, Florida, and then left for NYC to attend Columbia University. She graduated cum laude with a degree in English and Comparative Literature, and she received Departmental Honors for her senior essay on Hamlet and Angels in America. In her junior year, she was selected for the Oxbridge Scholars Program and spent a year studying at Cambridge University, where she wrote a thesis on the works of Samuel Beckett. During her time at Columbia, she worked as a Theatre Education Intern for The 52nd Street Project, a nonprofit community-based arts organization that brings kids together with theatre professionals to create free productions for the public. Teach for America brought her to Tulsa, where she taught Pre-K at CAP Tulsa and English at the UHS Freshman Academy. Next, Dara worked as the Program Coordinator for Leadership Tulsa, an organization dedicated to identifying and developing diverse leaders in the Greater Tulsa. She currently works on the Development team at The Good Food Institute, an international nonprofit that is accelerating the transition to alternative proteins using the power of food innovation and markets.
Elizabeth Seablom |
Elizabeth Seablom is a senior Musical Theatre major at the Catholic University of America. She is a DC native, and is extremely excited to be writing about theatre in her hometown! Besides acting, singing, and dancing she enjoys going to see theatre, writing, going to Caps games and cheerleading for The Catholic University of America’s cheerleading team. She looks forward to seeing and writing about some great shows in one of her favorite cities!
Hannah Wing |
Hannah Wing has an extensive background in editing and publishing. She has held positions ranging from literary magazine editor to web content manager. She has always had a soft spot for theatre and is thrilled to be writing for BroadwayWorld.com as a Contributing Editor.
James McQuillen |
James McQuillen is a producer, music director, and teacher, equally at home in theatre, opera, and cabaret. Previously based in North Texas, he most recently was the Director of Music and Cabaret Programming at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth, Texas, where he oversaw all musical aspects of the company’s programming across multiple performance series and venues. Prior to that, he was on the theatre and music faculties at Binghamton University and Missouri Western State University.
As a freelancer, his work as a music director includes over 100 productions, among them The Three Redneck Tenors (national tour), Whodunit: The Musical (York Theatre Company - NYC), The Girl of 10,000 Smiles (Edinburgh Fringe/TCU), and three world premieres: The Winner, The Spectre Bridegroom, and Desperate Measures. Other regional productions include Evita, Grey Gardens, A New Brain, Little Shop of Horrors, Violet, La traviata, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, [title of show] and Master Class, among many others.
As co-founder of Front Line Cabaret, he curated a performance series showcasing Dallas/Ft. Worth-area artists exploring the depth and diversity of cabaret in the 21st Century. James has also worked with such artists as Rachel York, Dee Roscioli, Ben Clark, Michael Cunio, David Gaschen and Diana Sheehan, garnering critical raves and sold-out houses. He is pianist and arranger for Diana Sheehan’s Nobody’s Hart: The Lyrics of Lorenz Hart and The Jerome Kern Songbook, both available on Quiver and Bow Records.
While maintaining an active music directing and performing career, James teaches and coaches actors and singers of all levels. His workshops and master classes on acting through song, auditioning, and creativity have been presented at universities and theater companies across the country.
Currently, James is a master’s degree candidate in the Arts Management program at American University.
Lora Strum |
An award-winning freelance journalist specializing in long-form, community-focused storytelling, Lora has written for the Washington City Paper, the PBS NewsHour, Marquette Magazine, BroadwayWorld.com, PhillyVoice, PoliticsPA.com, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Army News Service, and more.
Rachael F. Goldberg |
Rachael is a native New Yorker and life-long theatre devotee. She saw her first Broadway show, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” at age five, and has been hooked ever since. The summer she was supposed to work on her master’s thesis, she saw roughly ten shows in three months, including two camp-outs for standing room tickets for “Book of Mormon.” Sadly, her acting skills are severely lacking (just ask anyone who had to suffer through her performance as Marty in “Grease”), so she leaves the acting to the professionals and sticks to another type of drama: politics.
Roger Catlin |
Roger Catlin, a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, is a Washington D.C.-based arts writer whose work appears regularly in SmithsonianMagazine.com. and AARP the Magazine. He has also written for The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and Salon and was a staff writer for The Hartford Courant in Connecticut for 25 years.
Sarah Murphy |
Originally from Rochester, New York, Sarah Murphy is a recent transplant to the Washington DC area, where she has eagerly dived into the local theatre community. A graduate of The College at Brockport, Sarah holds a Master of Public Administration degree in nonprofit and arts management. Her particular passion is the role theatre can play in examining and addressing issues of social injustice. She previously worked as the Communications Director for a national historic house museum and currently holds a position in higher education administration. Sarah is thrilled to be joining the BroadwayWorld DC team!
Timothy Treanor |
Tim Treanor is a longtime critic for the recently-closed website DC Theatre Scene, where he wrote more than 700 reviews. He is a 2011 graduate of the Eugene O'Neill National Critics Institute and a former Vice-President of the American Theatre Critics Association. His novel Capital City (with Lee Hurwitz) is available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com. He is the author of two plays: Dracula. A Love Story (D.C. Fringe 2014) and the interactive murder mystery, Murder in Elsinore. He lives in a log home in the woods of Southern Maryland with his dear bride, Lorraine.