April 10, 2017—Barabbas Theatre Company is pleased to announce the cast of the DC-area premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s dark comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear, in addition to other details about the production.
Moriamo Akibu (Sweetheart) has most recently been seen locally in Ism: A Tragicomedy (Mosaic Theater). She has also appeared in Comb Your Hair in the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center; Fabulas Fairy Tales at Discovery Theatre; and the New Play Festival at Young Playwrights’ Theatre, in addition to numerous college productions at the University of Maryland. She also has several dance credits including Temidayo: How do You Spell Femaphobic?; A Curious Invasion: Governors Island; and Spring Awakening. Moriamo is currently understudying roles in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp at Adventure Theatre MTC.
Katrina Clark (Nan) has previously performed in the Capital Fringe Festival in Pinky Swear Productions’ The Last Burlesque. DC-area credits include Proof (1st Stage); Dante’s Inferno, Beauty and the Beast, and A Trip to the Moon (Synetic Theater); Sign Language (Source Festival); Coffee & Prejudice (Zeitgeist Festival, mercimax with Shakespeare Theatre Company); and As You Like It (Half-Mad Theatre). Credits outside of DC include Another Kind of Silence with PlayPenn (Philadelphia) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Compass Rose Theater (Annapolis). Other credits include Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, and Kimball Theatre, among other stage, film, and TV work.
Reginald Richard (Simon) recently appeared in the Capital Fringe Festival’s Fringe POP series in Roof of Heaven/Talking Trash. He was also featured in Pinky Swear’s The Last Burlesque in the 2015 Festival and in Ballast in the Source Theatre Festival. Reggie has played many roles in productions of the Young Playwrights’ Theater, including Dominique in Silence is Violence; and of the Actors Repertory Theatre, including Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar. He has also appeared with Flying V Theatre, LiveArt DC, and the DC Queer Theatre Festival. He will soon be featured in Ally Theatre Company’s inaugural production, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.
Devon Richard Ross (Kyle) is an alumnus of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and is making his Capital Fringe Festival debut. Previous credits include You…Or Whatever I Can Get with Flying V Theatre and Holiday Memories with WSC Avant Bard. Ross has appeared twice in the Source Theatre Festival: as Bear in Math and as Surgeon in Both Sides, Now.
Performance Venue and Times:
Exit, Pursued by a Bear will be performed at the following dates and times in Lab II of the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H Street, NE:
Sunday 7/9 3:45 PM
Tuesday 7/11 7:45 PM
Thursday 7/13 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7/18 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7/19 5:15 PM
Saturday 7/22 2:00 PM
Tickets and Passes: Online here beginning June 19 or at the door beginning 45 minutes before each performance.
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Barabbas Theatre Press Contact: Kevin O’Connell, 301-351-1358, email@example.com
Capital Fringe Press Contact: Laura Gross, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Handle: @barabbastheatre, @CapitalFringe
Official Hashtags: #barabbasbear, #capfringe17
About Barabbas Theatre: Barabbas Theatre, a DC-area company, is dedicated to producing excellent theatre that causes people to think and feel. We want to inspire our audience to gain insights into the human condition, and we believe the best way for a theatre company to do that is to present compelling, entertaining, and intelligent dramas and comedies. Above all, we are guided by the pursuit of artistic excellence.
About Capital Fringe: This production is presented as a part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe. At Capital Fringe our focus is on expanding audience’s appetites for independent theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable forms of live performance and visual art. Capital Fringe is a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together. Capital Fringe thrives on amplifying the vibrancy of DC’s independent arts community and enriches the lives of those who reside, work and visit here.