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The Capital’s Shining Talent: Best Local Actors In DC

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You may not have an opportunity to rub elbows in person with the stars of Hollywood, but these stars of the local D.C. theater scene are the next best thing.  Take a quick glimpse at these actors and actresses who are making quite the impression on the D.C. performing arts scene while adding their own twists to the drama.

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Lance Coadie Williams

A graduate of the Baltimore School of the Arts, Lance Coadie Williams continued his education at the State University of New York at Purchase. Williams appeared on the HBO television show, “The Wire” and has performed in several local productions. Recently, he made his debut at The Studio Theatre in a supporting role in Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet,” the final play in a trilogy about a teenage boy in Louisiana searching for life’s answers amidst a disconnected family background and a struggle with his own sexual identity. Williams will star in the play “Sucker Punch” by Roy Williams, which opens February 29.

Catch Lance Coadie Williams at The Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.20005
(202) 332-3300
Price: $35-60, Inquire at the box office in regard to specific rates for students or senior citizens.
The appropriateness of the productions for children is left to the discretion of the parents.
www.studiotheatre.org
Hours: Tues to Sat – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun – Noon to 3 p.m.

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Dana Levanovsky

Dana Levanovsky brings a wealth of experience to the stage, performing in numerous productions at George Washington University, The Studio Theatre, The Forum Theatre and Capital Fringe Festival.  She studied acting at George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude, with a B.A. degree.  In addition to acting, Ms. Levanovsky is talented as a singer and has had a variety of artistic experiences in the areas of jazz and ballet. She will also appear in the production of “Sucker Punch” alongside Lance Coadie Williams at The Studio Theatre. The play is about British teens who participate in “grudge matches,” boxing matches between people with a former dispute to settle.

Catch Dana Levanovsky at the Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.20005
202-332-3300
Price: $35-60, Inquire at the box office in regard to specific rates for students or senior citizens.
The appropriateness of the productions for children is left to the discretion of the parents.
www.studiotheatre.org
Hours: Tues to Sat—11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun—Noon to 3 p.m.

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Rachael Holmes

Rachael Holmes was recently seen alongside Lance Coadie Williams in the Studio Theatre production of “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet.” Holmes made her D.C. theater debut in Richard II and Henry V. in her role as Queen Isabel in 2010. In addition to acting, Holmes is one of the newest members of The Shakespeare Theatre education team. In October 2011, she appeared on WUSA 9 News with Kate Eastwood Norris in an interview with anchor J.C. Hayward. On screen, she has appeared on programs such as “The Good Wife,” “Dirt,” “Guiding Light” and “All My Children.” She studied acting at New York University, where she earned an M.F.A.  Last summer she was featured in the production of “Julius Caesar.”  Keep your eyes peeled for her next appearances at The Shakespeare Theatre.

Catch Rachael Holmes at the Shakespeare Theatre
450 7th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.20004
(202) 547-1122
Price: Varies according to production.  Inquire at the box office in regard to specific rates for students or senior citizens.
www.shakespearetheatre.org
Hours: Mon to Fri—10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat to Sun—Noon to 6 p.m.

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Margo Seibert

As a 2005 American University graduate, Margo Seibert has enjoyed considerable success on both local and regional stages. Seibert recently appeared at The Signature Theatre in “The Boy Detective Fails” and “The Hollow.” Earlier last year, theater critic Joel Markowitz interviewed Seibert about working with Mary Zimmerman and musical director Doug Peck. “It was an incredibly interesting process, unlike any I’ve ever experienced.” she said.

Catch Margo Seibert at the Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206
703 820 9771
www.signature-theatre.org
Hours: Mon to Fri—10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat to Sun—Noon to 6 p.m.

Patrick D. McCoy is a freelance writer in Washington, D. C. where he is active as a performing arts journalist, educator, church music director and radio show host. His work can be found here.


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