As Invasions Go, Not Bad

As anyone who’s been visiting this website in the past month or so knows, last Friday, we performed a live version of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds.

It was great fun, and we did snag a picture before all the mayhem ensued:

War of the Worlds, 2018 - cast and crew
From left to right: Steve Ray, Brooks Tegler, Keith Waters, Carol McCaffrey, Nick DePinto, William R. Coughlan, Yasmin Tuazon, Anna Coughlan, Antonio Villaronga, and Heff Munson

For those of us who weren’t able to join us at National Harbor, we are planning to broadcast it this Fall.

Oh, and while we were there at Escape Velocity, Bjorn did check in with someone who helped us get back on track with the whole timey-wimey broadcasting thing.

 

Team Profile: Bjorn Munson

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Bjorn MunsonBjorn Munson
Artistic Director, Sergeant, Dave
A lifelong fan of science fiction in all media, Bjorn currently feeds his need to tell fantastical stories as artistic director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater… as well as through independent film work. He currently feeds his family by being a technology program manager. He tries not to feed the raptor behind him, because that only complicates matters (and she’s on a special diet).

Team Profile: Keith Waters

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Keith WatersKeith Waters
Eddie Shaw, Captain McBride
Keith Waters has appeared in principal roles in national network, cable and independent productions and on several area stages.

He also is a published photographer with national credits, and his clients include the Washington Redskins and the Washington Ballet.

Team Profile: Antonio Villaronga

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Antonio VillarongaAntonio Villaronga
Audio Engineering
Antonio Villaronga is a Music Composer, Sound Engineer, and Film/Video Producer and Editor in the DC metro area. His work can be seen and heard in several independent films and cable TV shows.

Antonio is the producer and engineer for “Voices From The DMV,” a weekly radio show airing on WERA 96.7 FM which showcases local DC-area music. He is also a sound engineer for several other radio programs and podcasts on WERA.

Currently, Antonio is an instructor for various media courses at Arlington Independent Media, including classes on audio production, video/TV production, and editing.

Team Profile: Yasmin Tuazon

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Yasmin TuazonYasmin Tuazon
Lisa Howes, Warthog Two, Running Crew
Yasmin Tuazon is pleased as punch to return to Jabberwocky Audio Theater, where she last could be heard as Dr. Shen Enling in the series Rogue Tyger. Her voice has also featured in Lean and Hungry Theater’s broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing, and a host of books for Graphic Audio.  When people can see her, she has worked with the Source Theater Festival, dog & pony dc, The Welders, and Rorschach Theatre, where she is a company member and last appeared in Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s 410 [Gone].

Team Profile: Brooks Tegler

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Brooks TeglerBrooks Tegler
Narrator, Brig Gen Lawrence Marvin, Warthog Lead
Brooks Tegler is an actor, voice actor, writer, and WW1-WW2 historian and reenactor — with a special area of focus on the USAAF and RAF of WW2. He has also been a professional jazz musician, band leader, and recording artist for several decades.

Team Profile: Steve Ray

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Steve Ray
Steve Ray
Bob Fredericks
A 40-year veteran of the entertainment industry with 20 of those in Los Angeles. He worked primarily as a 1st A.D. with first-time directors and writers directing their own scripts, as well as on-camera and notable voice over work for commercials and live events, including the NYC Marathon Night of Champions, Jefferson Awards for Excellence in Public Service & the Presidential Inauguration Parade & Concert. Behind the mic he was the host of “The Golden Days of Radio” and worked with it’s original host Frank Bresee (Little Beaver on the “Red Ryder” radio series in the 1940s). For 7 seasons he was the TV & Radio Promo Voice of the Washington Nationals, and among his list of clients is the Choral Arts Society of Washington, Comedy Central, Sinclair Broadcast Group & Disabled American Veterans, voicing over 250+ radio & television spots. He is also the Director of the White House News Photographers Assn annual “Eyes on History” Gala. In front of the camera he has worked with such diverse directors as Sam Raimi (Darkman), Dan Ackroyd (Nothing But Trouble) & Bryan Singer (Public Access). As a film & television director he has 3 short films and numerous government training projects to his credit. Production credits include the Kennedy Center Honors, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor & In Performance at the White House. He holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from American University & post graduate studies in Entertainment Law & the Actors/Directors Advanced Program from UCLA.

Team Profile: Carol McCaffrey

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Carol McCaffreyCarol McCaffrey
Dr. Isabella Perrotin
Carol McCaffrey has a well-rounded background in arts and communication.  She has been a film and stage actor in the DC area for the past 15 years. In the late 1900’s, she was a feature film screenplay development executive in L.A. (with 6 movies to her credit). She has also worked in the non-profit, marketing and advertising realms. Carol is passionate about environmental and animal protections in every respect, is a long-time vegan, and will gladly talk with you all about it. She loves working with Bjorn, Bill and this whole lovely, fun, talented group – at every opportunity – to bring good stories to light! BTW, one of her favorite character voices is the Wicked Witch of the West.

Team Profile: John Maestri

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

John MaestriJohn Maestri
Composer
Composer for screen, video games, and podcasts, this is John’s third music collaboration with Team J.  His composition credits include DeLeon Crossing and Rogue Tyger (Team Jabberwocky), The Darryl Winston Show (PBS-DCTV), Close Quarters (Tohubohu Productions), and CityZen (Metamoki).  Additionally, John is a member of the Fleet Street Collective, an award winning group of orchestrators and arrangers recognized for reimagining Sweeney Todd and The Mystery of Edwin Drood into face melting metal.

As an in-demand percussionist and drummer, John has performed around the DMV with various ensembles and toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia with the New England Youth Ensemble.  His highlights include performing three times at Carnegie Hall, participating in the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and participating in BMI Composing for the Screen workshop (New York) and the Conductors’ Academy (Radom, Poland).

He is currently the Executive Producer of the Frederick Jazz Festival and resides in Frederick, MD with his wonderful wife and son.