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The 2006 - 2007 Season
The 2006 - 2007 Season
Fall 2006 Express Tour 
 Plays 
Magnet Dude
By Kyrtham Franco
True Friends
By Clare Marie Rock
The Enemy Attacks
By Julia Winkler
Directed by David Andrew Snider, Blake Robison and Vera Katz
Actors
Ryan Christie
Brianne Cobuzzi
Suzanne Edgar
James Garland
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Fernando Romero

 
African Roots/Latino Soul 
Presented by Young Playwrights’ Theater and The Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theater
October 4, 5, 9 - 12, 16, 17, 19, 2006
10:30 AM and 11:30 AM at The Ripley Center   
Written by

Karen Zacarias with input from students from MacFarland Middle School and Bell Multicultural High School

 Director
   Roberta Gasbarre
 Actors
      Tobias Johnson
        Nia Medina
      Fatima Quander
          Fernando Romero
 
Production Staff
          Colin Bills
 
         Emily Dere
Matt Nielson
        Wendy Nogales
 
        Daniel Pinha
 
 
New Writers Now!
 
 November 27, 2006
6:00 PM
 
 
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW 
Washington, DC
 
 
Plays
Los Bad Boys vs. DC Boys Crime
 
By Osmin Canales

 
The Maid
 
By Fatima Figueroa

 
Trouble Quinceanera
 
By Josie Guevara-Torres
 
 
Featuring Monologues
 
By Oscar Duran and Ana Contreras


Actors
Aldo Gutierrez
 
 
Naomi Jacobson
 
 
John Lescault
 
 
Wendy Nogales
 
 
Fernando Romero
 
 
Patrick Torres
 
New Writers Now!
 
December 14, 2006
6:00 PM
 
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437, Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
Plays
 
Hot Wings!
By The Students of Kelly Miller Middle School
All’s Fair in Love and War
By Irene Wu
 
Actors
Ryan Christie
Edward Daniels
Suzanne Edgar
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
  
New Writers Now!
January 22, 2007

6:00 PM
Bus Boys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW 
Washington, DC
  
Plays
Monster 
By Daisy Zuniga
 Dreams Attract Danger
By Mario De Leon
Vanessa’s Family Reunion
By Reginald Hardy
Actors
Ryan Christie
Chris Davenport
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Elaine Qualter
 
New Play Festival 2007
 
Monday, February 12, 2007
7:30 PM
 
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
 
 
 
Plays      
You Don’t Know What You Got Until It’s Gone
 
By Estrella Lopez

 Of Friends and Potheads
 
By Lyndsey Newsome
What Goes Around Comes Around
By Francisco Garcia
 Life is Full of Struggles
By Bezawit Mamo
Impasse
By Kyle Sumner
 Life Choice
By Ingrid Contreras
 Directors
 
 
          Jeremy Skidmore
 
 
          David Andrew Snider
 
 
          Patrick Torres
 
 
Sound Designer 
 
William Burns
 Stage Manager
 
          Brigitte Pribnow

 
 Actors
 
Rhonda D Carter
Ryan Christie
Edward Daniels
Aldo Gutierrez
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Fernando Romero

 
New Writers Now!
 
Monday, February 26, 2007
6:30 PM 

 
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 
 
 
Plays
 
Love and War: Changes of My Heart
 
By Katherine Feliz
 
Discover the Truth Behind the Curtains
 
By Diego Pereira
 
I’m Telling
 
By Jasmine Hill
 

Actors
 
          Tim Getman
 
 
          Erika Rose
 
 
          Frank Britton
 
 
New Writers Now!
Monday, March 26, 2007
6:00 PM
 
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Plays
 
Renny vs. Javier
By Gerson Blanco
 
Say Goodbye
By Sheralyn Saunders
Who’s the Big Bad Wolf?
By Christian Blanco
 Actors
Ryan Christie
Edward Daniels
 
Alex Perez
Ashley Robinson
Fernando Romero
 
American Rice
 
Produced with the Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theater
 
May 1-3, 2007
10:30 AM and 11:30 AM at The Ripley Center  
 
Written by
 
Patrick Crowley working with over 100 DC Public School Students
 
Director
 
          Roberta Gasbarre
 Actors
 
Patricia Penn
Linden Tailor
Momo Nakamura
 
 
The Express Tour 2007
Plays
Magnet Dude
By Kyrtham Franco
All Is Fair in Love and War
By Irene Wu
Who’s the Big Bad Wolf?
By Christian Blanco
True Friends
By Julia Winkler
The Enemy Attacks
By Claire Marie Rock
Directors
Roberta Gasbarre
David Andrew Snider
Shirley Serotsky
 
Choreographer
          Karin Abromaitis
Actors
2007 Resident Acting Company
Suzanne Edgar
James Garland
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Ashley Robinson * (Guest Artist - not company member) 
Fernando Romero
 
New Writers Now!
Monday, May 22, 2007
6:00 PM
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 
A Special Tribute to Edwin Ventura
 
 A Collection of Essays, Poetry and the original play Moving Out by Edwin Ventura
 
Participating Acting Company Members
Ryan Christie
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Fernando Romero
 
Student Actors
Xiomara Lopez
Claude Boyd
Kyle Sumner
 
 
A Nation of Immigrants  
Friday, June 22, 2007
7:00 PM
 
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 
Written By
Patrick Crowley
Director
David Snider
 
Actors
* denotes student actors
 
 
Claude Boyd*
Ryan Christie
Dalia Hernandez*
Christian Moreno*
 
Lachance Ngonzo-Biyo*
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Elaine Qualter
Sonia Ramos*
Fernando Romero

Adrian Santana*