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Sponsored by ESP and Columbia Film Festival:
"Becky's New Car"
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Rain Pryor
Sasha Carrera (Ginger): Sasha's Frederick debut was with the Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker (at the tender age of eleven). She’s thrilled to be back at New Spire Arts with the Endangered Species (theatre) Project and Becky’s New Car. Past performances with ESP include A Civil War Christmas, and a Zoom production of Steven Dietz’s Shooting Star, also directed by the fabulous Rain Pryor.
Dan Franko (Steve): is excited to return to the stage after a 20-year hiatus. As a Frederick native, he's thrilled to have this opportunity to return to live theater here at home with the Endangered Species (Theatre) Project. Dan is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and a member of SAG-AFTRA since 2003, and has primarily worked in film and television. Notable television roles include HBO's Veep and The Wire. On the film side, Dan stars in the award-winning, Twilight Zone-inspired noir short, The Recursion Theorem, available at RecursionTheorem.com. He also co-stars in the horror-comedy feature The Night Watchmen (along with Rain Pryor), available on most streaming services. Dan and Rain will also appear in the upcoming horror-comedy anthology A Comedy of Horrors, Volume 1, due to be released later this year.
Corey Harris (Chris): A native of Columbia MD, Corey began his acting career in Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He then went on to perform with The Capitol Steps. Corey is continuing his stage success on the television screen with multiple tv shows on Amazon prime Pigeon the Series and Thespian the series along with HBO’s “We Own This City” releasing in the end of April. You can also now see him in Rocky The Musical at Tonya Dinner Theatre.
Bri Houtman (Kenni): is a graduating senior studying theatre and criminal justice at the George Washington University. This is her first show with Endangered Species Theatre Project, and she will be seen next as Ophelia in Hamlet directed by Aaron Angello coming this June. she/they
Christine Mosere (Becky): is a director, producer, and actor. As an actor, she spent most of her career in NYC, where she was blessed to consistently work with many great theaters including the Lucille Lortel award-winning Off-Broadway theatre Peccadillo Theatre Company, LaMaMa, BAM! (where she originated the role of Bobby in Waafrika,) Primary Stages, WestSide Rep, and others. In Seattle, she worked with ACT Theatre, Theatre 9/12, Book-It Repertory Theatre, the Hugo House, and more. Her film/TV credits include Avalon (her very first professional acting job), TV Funhouse, Spin City, and a recurring Day-Player role on One Life to Live. She's also performed in well over 30 national commercials. Christine is a proud member of the actor's unions SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
William L. Thomas (Walter): Over the past 5 years Bill has performed in The U.S. Supreme Court & Constitution Hall as well as with and for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He’s appeared in recurring roles on House of Cards, Veep and Anacostia and starred or guest starred in numerous films, commercials and corporate films. Look for him in the soon to be released 2022 feature film There is a Monster. He is very excited to be making his Frederick, MD debut in Becky’s New Car.
Dave Vane (Joe): has been a Karaoke superstar at the VFW for the past few years now making his acting debut.
Rebecca Carroll (Stage Manager): Rebecca Carroll is a first-year student at Hood College. She is studying biology with a minor in theatre. She is excited to be stage manager for Becky's New Car, and has loved working with the cast and crew. She participated in ESP performances in high school: as Kit Marlowe in Shakespeare in Love and Mrs. Jennings in Sense and Sensibility. She is also a part of the Hood College theatre program, and will be playing Jo March in Little Women this spring. She is so excited to be a part of ESP again and hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Dan Jacoby (Sound Design): Made his stage debut in 1968 and has done almost every job the theatre has to offer. Despite his repeated protestations to the contrary, he’s not getting too old for this.
Cody James (Set Design): is a local theatre maker specializing in writing, directing and designing engaging theatre experiences with groups local to Washington, Frederick and Jefferson Counties. Cody received their MA in Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway in 2020 and is the full time Technical Director at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.
Lindsey McCormick (Lighting Designer): Lindsey McCormick is Frederick based lighting designer for theater, dance, and live performance. Starting her career in the LA theatre scene, she eventually moved out east to Frederick to pursue a career in event and concert lighting in DC and Baltimore. She recently lit Pippin at the Weinberg with the FTP and is excited to be able to return to Endangered Species with this production of Becky's New Car. Lindsey holds a degree from UC Irvine with a bachelors in drama with an emphasis in lighting design.
Rain Pryor (Director): Writer and actor is proud and grateful to be at the helm of this cast and crew of Becky’s New Car.
Rachel Smith (Costume Design): is a company member at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Previous costuming credits include The Revolutionists, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Admissions with MET, and Much Ado About Nothing with Endangered Species (theatre) Project.