RG2U Cast

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Matt is an actor, director, fight director, and Commedia dell’ Arte specialist based in Washington, DC, where his credits include Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center, and Riverrun Theatre’s The Rough Guide to the Underworld. He has performed, directed, and choreographed for notable regional and NYC theatres. Internationally he has co-created countless new works of Commedia dell’ Arte, including his own The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, which has toured schools and festivals throughout the US and Europe. He teaches in Italy at Antonio Fava’s Stage Internazionale and has been a guest artist at NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, and schools throughout the States. He is a proud member of Equity, SAG, AFTRA, and the Society of American Fight Directors. BA, Columbia University; MFA, Academy for Classical Acting. Visit his website for more information.

Gillian Shelly

Gillian Shelly

Gillian is currently performing in Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and has performed extensively in the DC area in many Helen Hayes Award nominated/winning shows including Ragtime, Aida, Children of Eden, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street and Godspell at Toby’s Theatre of Columbia; and Private Lives at Olney Theatre. Other Regional credits include: A Man of No Importance (Bay Theatre Company); The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Fantasticks (Germantown Stage-Landless Theatre); Seussical, …Charlie Brown, Grease (Toby’s Theatre of Columbia); and Henry VIII (bootleg) (Taffety Punk). Gillian was on the Kennedy Center’s First National Tour of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, and originated the role of Mrs. Claus in Phoenix Entertainment’s National Tour of Sing Along Santa. She has worked as a teacher and director for the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA) as well as an actor/educator for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program.

Kevin Pierson

Kevin Pierson

Kevin was last seen in King Henry IV pt. I (Sir Walter Blunt) at The Folger Shakespeare Theatre. Other DC credits include: Tamburlaine, Edward II, Major Barbara, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra (The Shakespeare Theatre Company). He has toured the country twice performing with The National Players (Tour 56) and The American Shakespeare Center. Regional Credits include: Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and Roxy Regional Theatre. He has trained at Shakespeare and Company and studied internationally with the RSC, RADA and the Globe Theatre (UK). Kevin is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his BA in Theatre.

Bob Rogerson

Bob Rogerson

Mr. Rogerson’s many credits span the entire contract range from “Production” to “showcase.” He has had the pleasure to work with the likes of Terry Schreiber, Edward Norton, Vivian Matalon, Betty Buckley, Bob Hoskins, Cher and Richard Benjamin. Rogerson is one of the founding members of The Actors’ Process: an actor’s continuing study program, which addresses the work of professional actors. He currently teaches acting at American University while continuing to be active in theatre, film and television. Since his first professional theatre opportunity at Boston’s Charles Playhouse in 1977, he has appeared in over 100 stage productions. As a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Rogerson has worked in almost every medium of the entertainment industry. And when he’s not acting? – He chases his other passions – his bride and their 5-year-old daughter.

Laura C. Harris

Laura C. Harris

Laura C. Harris originally hails from Evanston, Illinois and received her BA in Theatre and Film from Middlebury College in Vermont. Since migrating to Washington, Laura has appeared at the Folger Theater in The Winter’s Tale (Perdita) and The School for Scandal (Maria), and with Catalyst Theater Company in 1984 (Julia), as well as in productions with Potomac Theatre Project, The Source Festival, Washington Women in Theater and eXtreme eXchange. She was also a National Finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition as part of the America College Theater Festival. Up next, Laura will play the role of Olivia in 26 Miles , a new work being co-produced by Two River Theater in New Jersey and Round House Theatre in Bethesda this fall. Many thanks to Joel and David for giving her the chance to have good fun with good friends!

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