Jared Diallo (Pfc. Louden Downey) is very excited to be able to look like he is in the military without actually needing to run or wake up early. He is also excited to be in his first show with LTA. Recently, he performed in The Wizard of Oz, The Addams Family, Bye Bye Birdie and Seussical. He is a student at Northern Virginia Community College and plans on transferring next year to pursue musical theatre. Jared would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support.
Johnny Goodwin (Tom Dunn/Cpl. Dunn/Lawyer #1/Ensemble) is going into his senior year at George Mason High School. His past work includes an ensemble role in the short film Reunion and playing young Booker T. Washington in the Historical Characters Monologues on Fairfax cable TV. This, however, will be his first time acting on the stage. Johnny hopes to pursue a theatre and film degree when he goes to college next year.
Jeff Haslow (Capt. Matthew A. Markinson) is making his LTA debut and first appearance in the DC area since moving back six years ago. His previous roles include Fredrik (A Little Night Music), John Proctor (The Crucible), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Stine (City of Angels) and Marius (Les Misérables). He has performed in an improv troupe and directed productions including favorites Our Town, Blithe Spirit and The Miracle Worker. Thank you to a great cast and to Marty for keeping our life on the rails while I tackled this role.
Patrick Hogan (Military Police Officer/Sergeant at Arms/Ensemble) served as a sergeant in the USMC in 15 countries. He was an extra in two films shot in the DC metro area: The Sentinel and Flags of Our Fathers. He was also in the one-act play Jump at LTA and is a voice actor. Patrick would like to thank the staff and LTA for this opportunity and his lovely wife, Kira, and their daughter, Riley, who is also an aspiring actor.
Christian Kampe (Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard) is making his LTA debut in A Few Good Men. A theater lover from a very young age, Christian performed in numerous community and school productions in his southern Illinois hometown. Now stationed in the DMV area, he works as a military police officer for the U.S. Air Force and is excited for the opportunity to return to the stage. Christian is thankful for his wife, Emmy, family and friends for their support in this endeavor.
David Kimmelman (Col. Nathan Jessep) is beyond excited to play Col. Jessup in his first appearance with LTA. David recently appeared as Mr. Dussell in The Diary of Anne Frank in Rockville and as Isaac in Disgraced in Greenbelt. A 1981 graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, he appeared on Days of Our Lives in 1986 and has performed in over 60 plays and musicals nationally. Some favorite roles include Russ/Dan in Clybourne Park, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Mathias in My Old Lady and multiple roles in The Laramie Project.
Edwin Kindler (Pfc. William Santiago) is excited to appear in his first LTA production. A relatively new transplant from Maine, Edwin was most recently seen onstage at Seton Hall Theatre in South Orange, NJ, where he appeared in productions such as Radium Girls, Stuart Little, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Baby: The New Musical, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Resurrection Blues.
Fred Lash (Capt. Isaac Whitaker) has appeared in 11 productions at what he considers his home base and is most certainly familiar to LTA audiences. On stage recently in August: Osage County and The Fantasticks, he has been nominated for numerous acting awards during the past 30 years. As a retired Marine officer, Fred is extremely proud to be in the cast of this production (even though he is playing a Naval officer!), one of his all-time favorites. He resides in Springfield with his wife of 51 years, Donna.
Robert Montgomery (Cmdr. Walter Stone) is pleased to be in his first production at LTA, and excited to be back on the stage after a hiatus of a few years. A graduate of West Point, he holds an MFA in acting from the University of New Orleans. After many years in the Army, he is excited about the acting challenge of playing “down” as a member of the Navy. He has been seen previously as Ralph (A Christmas Story), Juror #4 (Twelve Angry Men), Fagin (Oliver!), Captain Von Trapp (The Sound of Music), Jake (Jake’s Women), Gremio (The Taming of the Shrew), Antigonus (The Winter’s Tale) and Fabian (Twelfth Night). Robert wishes to thank his wife and kids, without whose support he would not be onstage today.
Craig Morris (Lawyer #1 & 2, Hammaker) is a native of Hartford, CT, and an active duty naval officer currently stationed in Washington D.C. at the Washington Navy Yard. After serving 13 years in the Marine Corps Reserve, to include a deployment to Iraq, he graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans where he received his juris doctor in May of 2005, and commissioned in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps in August of 2005. His current position is serving as the Senior Law Clerk for the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA).
Abbie Mulberg (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne (Jo) Galloway–Understudy 9/8, 9/20 and 9/25) is delighted to make her first appearance on the LTA stage after co-music directing The Fabulous Lipitones. Previous roles include Soubrette in Emilie… (VTC), Laurey Williams in Oklahoma! (PWLT), Abigail Adams in 1776 (PTP) and Marian Paroo in The Music Man (CRT). Thanks to her family, her ever-expanding theater family and especially her husband, Jonathan.
Jonathan Mulberg (Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg) is very excited to be a part of this production and returning to LTA for the first time since Ragtime in 2014. Recent credits include John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (DS), Corny Collins in Hairspray (CRT), Chuck Cranston in Footloose (MCP) and Charles Thompson in 1776 (MCP, 2016). Jonathan would like to thank all his friends, family and his wife, Abbie, for all their support.
John Paul Odle (Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson) is looking forward to working at LTA again. John Paul previously performed in The Nance (Ned) and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Spike). In addition, he has performed at ACCT in The Count of Monte Cristo (Maximilian) and most recently in Bus Stop (Bo). John Paul is excited to return to his theatre home. He thanks his friends and family for their constant and tremendous support and love.
Brendan Quinn (Lt. J.G. Daniel Kaffee) is ecstatic to be performing in his sixth show onstage with LTA. You may have previously seen him in Dracula (Jonathan Harker), Harvey (Wilson), Legally Blonde–The Musical (Warner Huntington III), A Christmas Carol (2016–Fred) and The Odd Couple (Female Version) (Jesús). Brendan also serves as Governor for Membership for LTA (talk to him about getting involved!) and works as a properties designer, working next on LTA’s upcoming Rumors. Offstage, Brendan follows the money-in-politics trail as outreach manager for @OpenSecretsDC.
Cliff Rieger (Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph) is excited to be in his first show at LTA. Cliff has been active in local theater since moving here from Orlando seven years ago. He is still active in Florida, where he spends his winters, and just finished performing in Social Security. Cliff has a degree in special education and taught theater to deaf students in Milwaukee, WI. He thanks his whole family for their continued support.
Miguel Rosario (Lt. Jonathan Kendrick) will be making his LTA debut in A Few Good Men. He has previously appeared in South Pacific (SMP) and is an alumnus of the Separate Beds Sketch Comedy Team (LIT) and Grace Covenant Church of Virginia Drama Team. With over 20 years of military service, his ability to bring military realism to the stage is a key part of his artistic contribution. He has studied the actor’s process at DC’s Studio Theatre and now lives in Alexandria.
Nicholas Temple (Lt. Jack Ross) is excited to take part in his first production at LTA. Prior credits include Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest (SSS); Sharpe/Wintour/James I in Equivocation (SSS); Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (TAP); and his WATCH-nominated turn as Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap (SSS). Love always to his parents, Nathan and Nikia, for their tireless support, and to Kristen for humoring him.
Emma Wesslund (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne (Jo) Galloway) was most recently seen in Silver Spring Stage’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. A believer in the power of performing arts, Emma by day is the Young Playwrights’ Theater’s development manager. She also produced God Is Dead and April’s Getting Married (Three Muses) at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival. Emma is honored to be part of telling this story, and grateful to you for coming to see it.