Joel Snyder Fälschung, Truck Driver, Mr. Queen Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers” and voice talent, a pioneer in the use of language and voice to convey visual images for the benefit, primarily, of people who are blind or have a vision impairment. His work has been a part of nationally televised shows including Sesame Street and a wide range of movies, DVDs, museums and the performing arts. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 53 countries and has made hundreds of live events, media projects and museums accessible.
His theater credits as a performer include “Abe Kaplan” in Street Scene for the Wolf Trap Opera Company, “Dr. Fine” in Six Degrees of Separation at Center Stage, “Charlie Cowell” in The Music Man with Bobby Van, “Ira Zimmer” in Olney Theater’s Brooklyn Boy, “Morris” in the world premiere of the three-character musical Hubert and Charlie at the Kennedy Center, “Tevya” in the American Century Theater production of A Flag Is Born and at Theatre J, The Chosen, Passing The Love of Women, and a staged reading of Shylock with Theodore Bikel.
John Glasfeld Ryan, Passer-By John Glasfeld is an actor, writer, and Dungeon Master extraordinaire. You can watch him in Tohubohu Production’s The Golden Cage of Television, you can hear him in Jabberwocky Audio Theater’s Quorum: The Messenger’s Tale, and you’re sure to see more of him in the future.
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.
Greg Jones Ellis Manny As a voice artist, Greg has been heard as the BBC commentator in In Praise of Love (Washington Stage Guild), Captain John Smith in a guided tour of the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Greek, Hungarian and Irish immigrants in Ellis Island: The Dream of America with the Annapolis Symphony, and a hit man in Jabberwocky’s Quorum: The Gambler’s Tale. Recent stage roles in include Mr. Bumble in Oliver! (Annapolis Shakespeare Company), “M” in Samuel Beckett’s Play (Arcturus Theatre), Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (Opera AACC) and Beethoven in 33 Variations (Colonial Players). Greg has also written several plays, including the period comedy Divinity Place and the Hollywood-based comedy-drama All Save One, which won the 2017 Julie Harris Playwriting Award, and an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever..
Tara Garwood Swipe Tara Garwood is an award-winning actress and filmmaker and the owner of Banner Day Films, a video production company specializing in working with nonprofits, causes and purpose-driven businesses. As an actor, Tara can be seen in such varied roles as an uptight presidential staffer in the HBO series “Veep”, Palin’s hairdresser in “Game Change”, a useless victim in “The Invasion”, a young single mother in “Lovely Molly”, and an insane knife-wielding uber-feminist in “Women’s Studies”. She has also lent her acting talents to two DC-area productions that received local Emmys. In her free time, Tara enjoys tinkering with her DSLR and all of its accoutrements, all things sci-fi, and lounging on the couch with her Boston Terriers. Tara is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
Marsha Rehns Announcer/Narrator Marsha Rehns is an actor and writer in Washington, DC, and New York. Among her favorite gigs are recording for the National Library Service of the Library of Congress and giving tours at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. As a devotee of classic radio, she is thrilled to be working with the fine Jabberwocky team.
Jasmine Curry is an actor, writer, storyteller, jokester and confidant. She has performed educational theatre with The Imagination Machine, California Weekly Explorer, and Writers Room Productions. She can be seen performing salons with Jewish Women’s Theatre and will be appearing as the Stage Manager in Our Town at Pierce College this December. She lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and 11 year old daughter.
Ms. Pifel’s recent previous stage credits include: The Keegan Theatre: “August: Osage County” (Ivy Weston), “The Best Man” (Catherine), “Golden Boy” (Lewis); First Stage: “Three Days of Rain” (Nan/Lina), “Pig Farm” (Tina). Recent film credits include: Tohubohu Productions: “Green House” (Laura), “Uncertainty Principle” (Julie); Two Meter Films: “Dinner at Eight” (Jennifer). Belen can currently be seen performing in the DC area and beyond with her two bands, The Highballers (rock/alt-country) and Hollertown (bluegrass).
Anna Coughlan is an actress, writer, director, tabletop-gaming enthusiast, and Academy Award watcher. Most recently, she has been a DJ for the 80’s music show Midsummer Radio for Radio Arlington (wera.fm).
Tom is an early-riser, anchoring the morning news on the NBC affiliate in Traverse City, Michigan. Tom has worked in broadcasting since graduating from Beloit College where he studied journalism, theatre, and photography.
Tom’s reporting has been featured on TV and radio stations in Illinois and Iowa as well as Public Radio International and National Public Radio.
His journalism been recognized by the Associated Press and Broadcast News Associations in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan.