Rainbow Theatre Project
Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Time.
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Washington DC is the second-largest theatre town in North America. There are very few theatres currently in DC that exclusively reflect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) experience. We're very excited about this new project, but we need help to make it happen. Please show your support.
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Christopher Janson is a founding member of Catalyst Theater Company. He has directed Catalyst's critically acclaimed productions of No Exit, Endgame, and The Altruists. He has also performed at Studio Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Source Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Washington, Olney Theatre's National Players and The Smithsonian Institution. In addition to these acting credits, he has written and produced several plays for The Smithsonian Institution and The Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Julia Hurley is delighted to make her debut with The Rainbow Theatre Project. She is a director and actress who recently graduated from UVA. Her directing work includes Christopher Durang’s ‘dentity Crisis and a staged version of Mike Bartlett’s radio play Not Talking. Other directing work includes a staged reading of Nina Raine’s Tribes, which features the use of sign language, as well as a site-specific production of Caleb and Rita by Jessica Moss for Offstage Theatre’s Barhoppers Series. More recently, she has worked as an assistant director and projections designer for the Telluride Playwrights Festival’s production of The Hispanic Women’s Project. She made her D.C. theater debut in August 2016 as the lead actress in 4615 Theatre Company’s production of Aliens With Extraordinary Skills.
Kevin Michael West has a BFA from Emerson College in Boston, and an MFA from the University of Southern California Film School. He is a two-time semi-finalist for both the prestigious Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab. His play The DOMA Diaries had its world premiere in July 2016 in Washington, D.C. Another of his plays, Top and Bottom, enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and Provincetown; it was then juried into the NY International Fringe Festival and had its off-Broadway premiere. The show was the most-attended non-musical of the festival that year. Kevin's screenplay A Very Fair Deal was professionally produced and was an Official Selection of the Los Angeles Short Film Festival in 2011. Kevin has taught at American University, Christopher Newport University, William and Mary and Northern Virginia Community College.
Tony Koehler is a playwright, director, designer and a teaching artist currently residing in Washington, D.C. He is on faculty at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, where he utilizes devised theatre as a means for artistic expression and self-empowerment for marginalized communities. Tony’s current projects include an adaptation of Margarita Engle’s Drum Dream Girl and dance-based Martin, Love, Sex & Rhythm. Tony’s passion as a writer and director is focused on Latino/Hispanic storytelling theatre. Tony is a graduate of The University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre.
H. Lee Gable has worked in the Washington theatre community for over twenty-four years. He has worked administratively for the Kennedy Center, Washington Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, and the Helen Hayes Awards. Artistically, he was the founding artistic director for Phoenix Theatre (1996-2000) and the resident assistant director/producer for Washington Shakespeare Company (2004-2006). He also served as Managing Director for Washington Shakespeare Company for the 2006-2007season. He directed The Night of the Iguana, The Children's Hour, and Private Lives for Washington Shakespeare Company; Inside/Out, The White House Murder Case, and 3 by Sylvia for Phoenix Theatre; God of Hell for Didactic Theatre; and Ballycastle for the Source Theatre Festival.