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.

Team Profile: Nick DePinto

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.

Nick DePintoNick DePinto
DeSoto, Warthog Three
NICK DEPINTO is an American actor. He is known mostly for his stage work and his facility with a wide range of vivid characters across many periods & styles. He is also a musician, songwriter & visual artist. He has performed on two continents in three separate nations and toured the USA extensively earning a Wilde Award for his portrayal of Abe Steinman in The Kentucky Cycle. He was recently nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actor in Washington DC. Nick is the host of the Customs & Border Protection video shown at all major ports of entry into the USA. He originated the role of Jack in Live Broadcast, a play published by Samuel French & written by John William Shiffbauer and is the voice of the Marvel X-Men character Colossus for Graphic Audio. When not working Nick likes to write songs, play music with his bands, paint, take photographs & do Vulcan impersonations for the delight of others.

Team Profile: William R. Coughlan

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.

William R. CoughlanWilliam R. Coughlan
Associate Artistic Director, Announcer, Artilleryman
William R. Coughlan is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and editor, and heads the independent film and video production company Tohubohu Productions. With more than two decades’ experience in independent film and corporate media production, he recently stepped into the presidency of the board of directors for TIVA, the Television, Internet and Video Association of DC. A lifelong (some may say obsessive) fan of science — both fact and fiction — Coughlan also enjoys acting, voiceover performance, design and illustration, animation, and writing autobiographical comments in the third person.