Arcturus Theater Company


Company Members


Kim Curtis
Kim is a member of the Acting Company of the WSC Avant Bard, where he has acted in many productions of Shakespeare, Chekov, Wilde, and Tennessee Williams. He danced with the Washington Opera and was in the world premiere of Menotti's Goya on PBS. Among his many roles, he played Bertrand in Arcturus' production of 3 by Samuel Beckett.

Photo: LokiPhoto
Evan J. Dice
Evan is a violinist, music educator, and independent composer and performer. He lives in New York City and performs electro-acoustic music regularly as ((S*5)). He wrote and performed original music for a production of Deborah Brevoort's Women of Lockerbie, András Visky's Born for Never/Backborn, and Arcturus' production of Distracted.
Ross Heath
Ross is the founding artistic director of Arcturus and directed its productions of 3 by Samuel Beckett and Distracted as well as its staged reading of Post-Mortem. He has an M.S. from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Management and Technology.
Jasen Hengst
Jasen is a recent graduate of Augustana College (Illinois) and a freelance graphic designer working out of the Quad Cities in the Midwest. He came into contact with Arcturus in November 2013, and has enjoyed working on all the projects to which he has contributed thus far. Since graduation he has both been running his new design business (Create Design by Jasen Hengst) and being as much a part of Arcturus as he can.
Cristen Stephansky
Cristen is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, and Penn State University. She enjoys acting in the D.C. area and can be seen performing locally. She writes short plays and films in her spare time. Cristen played Sherry in Arcturus' Distracted.
J. Michael Whalen
John earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since earning his degree, he has acted as cinematographer on seven feature films. His work on The 8th Plague earned him the Best Cinematography Award at the 8th Annual Chicago Horror Film Festival. He designed the sound for Arcturus' 3 by Samuel Beckett and designed the video, sound, and lighting for Arcturus' Distracted. He has also directed for film.
Wendy Wilmer
Wendy has been involved in Washington D.C. theater for more than four decades, during which time she has been a performer (stage, musical comedy, children's theater, opera, puppet theater, voice over, and industrial training films), administrator, producer, board member, and just about anything else that would help artistic endeavors grow. She was honored to be in Arcturus' inaugural production of 3 by Samuel Beckett as the voice of Ada in Embers.

Photo: Paul Gillis Photography

Board of Directors

Ross Heath, President & Artistic Director

J. Michael Whalen, Vice President

Mario Valdez, Financial Manager

Kimberly Boyles, Advisor


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Samuel Beckett's radio play
Embers

John Cage Theatre Piece

Photo: J. Michael Whalen

In Beckett’s haunting and rarely produced radio play, a confused man tries to make sense of the uncertain circumstances of his father’s death.

Go to www.fcac.org and click "Stream Radio Fairfax" at 5pm EST on December 4, 2014 to listen to Embers.

Broadcast through special arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc. on behalf of the Estate of Samuel Beckett. All rights reserved.


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