Sign In Forgot Password

Theatre and Community

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 14 Av 5780

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Don Richardson is a retired Information Technology professional who has enjoyed theatre as both a performer and an audience member for nearly 50 years. The school system in his New Jersey hometown took full advantage of the fact that Broadway was only a 45-minute bus ride away, and he was able to see the original cast of “1776”, among many other shows. His “stage” home since 1995 has been Fauquier Community Theatre, where he served for 9 years as Chairman of the Board and then 4 years as Artistic Chairman. He also advocated for the arts in education while serving on the Prince William County School Board from 2001 to 2011. Not surprisingly, some of his favorite stage roles have been “political” ones: Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, FDR, Prince Richard (The Lion In Winter), and the Governor of Messina (Much Ado About Nothing). Don also had the privilege of working alongside Jason Alexander while both were in high school. This presentation was created by Dr. Harry J. Kantrovich. Harry is a retired Navy Command Master Chief who has acted and directed in both community and professional theatres for nearly 50 years. Harry studied drama at Buena Vista College and University of London. Community Theatres he has acted and directed at include; Prince William Little Theatre where he was also their inaugural Artistic Director, Castaways Repertory Theatre, Providence Players of Fairfax, Springfield Community Theatre and Clifton Arts, as well as many in the Midwestern United States. He will mke hi directorial debut at Fauquier Community Theatre next season. Professionally he has acted and directed at; Zemfira Stage, Falls Church, VA, Shaw Theatre, London, England, Royal Shakespeare Company, Globe Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, Old Creamery Theatre Company, Iowa, Gladstone and Drury Lane Theatres, Chicago, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with such greats as Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Nunn, Thomas P. Johnson, Ken Ruta, Travis Lockhart and Richard Dawood. Harry is a semi-retired defense consultant and has been an advisor to numerous community and professional theatres.

Share Print Save To My Calendar
Sat, August 8 2020 18 Av 5780