Quorum Profile: Greg Jones Ellis

Greg Jones Ellis

With our release of Quorum – The Messenger’s Tale, we wanted to share the bios of some of the voices you’re hearing.

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..

Quorum Profile: Tara Garwood

Tara Garwood

With our release of Quorum – The Messenger’s Tale, we wanted to share the bios of some of the voices you’re hearing.

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.

Quorum Profile: Marsha Rehns

Marsha Rehns
Marsha Rehns

With our release of Quorum – The Messenger’s Tale, we wanted to share the bios of some of the voices you’re hearing.

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.

Narrator Profile: Jasmine Curry

Jasmine Curry

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.

Narrator Profile: Belen Pifel

Belen Pifel

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). 

Narrator Profile: Tom Kramer

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.

Nostromo 2 Profile: John Maestri

John Maestri

John Maestri
Composer
Composer for screen, video games, and podcasts, this is John’s fourth music collaboration with Team J.  His composition credits include DeLeon Crossing, Rogue Tyger, War of the Worlds (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.

Nostromo 2 Profile: Antonio Villaronga

Antonio Villaronga

Antonio 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.

Nostromo 2 Profile: Elizabeth Farrington

Elizabeth Farrington
Nostromo Computer, Zombie, Nostromo Backup Computer

Elizabeth Farrington is a vocalist who recently made the jump into voice acting and independent film production, courtesy of Jabberwocky Audio Theatre, Tohubohu Productions, and the 48 Hour Film Festival.

A Native New Yorker who relocated to the D.C. area in 2015, (by way of several other states), she has performed at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, the DC Marriott, the Cathedral Choral Society’s Gala Anniversary, as well as for the Stage Alive Concert Association, and other small venues.

Obsessed with singing since childhood, she studied piano, voice, and guitar. After a few years of High School musical theatre productions, choral competitions, and more voice training, she attended S.U.N.Y. at Fredonia, where she studied music, art, and dance, culminating in a degree in Creative Arts Therapy in 1982 and an amplified interest in recording and musical performance.

From there she made the move to Manhattan and worked as a pop/rock guitarist, front person, and studio performer for independent projects. 

She now focuses on her true passion, the music of the 1920s-40s; specifically, the female voices of that time.

Her film credits include “The Rest of Your Life” (2017), “Believe Me” (2017), “The Least Among Us” (2017), “Meant To Be Broken” (2018), and “Bombshell” (2018)

When not annoying people with her ukuleles and an extensive repertoire of catchy novelty songs from the 1920s, you can usually find her quietly at home with her beloved mate and two little senior rescue mutts, watching birds and growing stuff.