4615's Resident Artists are a group of theatre-makers who have made 4615 their artistic home, and whose work 4615 is committed to supporting. Read below to learn about each member, and check this page for updates on their upcoming projects
Melissa Carter thrives in the space where the performing and visual arts overlap. In this oblong portion of our media Venn diagram we can commit ourselves to rigorous excellence and playful naivete. Here, we can use the toys of our childhood as tools to imitate, deconstruct, and reimagine our world. 4615 provides her with the opportunity to work across mediums and continuously inspires her to exceed expectations.
AT 4615: Separate Rooms, The Infinite Tales
Reginald Richard labels himself a "scriptartist" to sum up all the dope hats he's fortunate to rock throughout his theatrical journey. He's very thankful and excited that 4615 has welcomed him in as a company member to further his growth as an actor, and explore opportunities beyond the imagination as a potential writer.
AT 4615: Separate Rooms
Jon Jon Johnson (he/him/his) is a multidisciplinary artist based in the DMV. A musician, an actor, a devisor, a playwright, a director, a Pokemon Master, and a Dungeon Master (but what kind), Jon Jon seeks to hones his various skills through the creation of thoughtful and evocative art. He has chosen 4615 as his artistic home because he seeks to grow alongside an exciting company whose ambitions match his own.
AT 4615: Enron
Alani Kravitz is a DC area actor and educator. She met Jordan Friend during a Fringe show in 2016, and in early 2017 had her 4615 debut, playing a vampiric Elena Ceausescu in Waxing West. After that, she quickly realized that 4615 was the theatrical home for her. Alani loves 4615 because of the bold, energetic shows, the commitment to works both brand new and centuries old, and the wickedly talented actors and staff that have become her artistic family.
AT 4615: Waxing West, Macbeth, Dinner, Separate Rooms
Ezra Tozian (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist rocking it out in Washington, D.C. They prioritize art that focuses on unabashed and unashamed vulnerability while also creating space for the body to communicate what is often hardest to say. Themes of chaos, trauma, love, and nature are often found in their work. When not acting, they can be found painting, photographing, cooking, or crocheting. Influences include Sarah Kane, Suzan Lori-Parks, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Clint Mansell & the Kronos Quartet.
AT 4615: Enron
Morgan Sendek is an actor who enjoys the entrepreneurial spirit of collaborating on new works, and savors the tradition and challenge of bringing life to classic texts. The core of her work comes from the individual characters she plays, and the words they are gifted with in each piece. At 4615, she has performed plays in vastly different styles, but the core of each is a main character’s story, which is thrilling to tell.
AT 4615: King John, The Lion in Winter, Waxing West, Macbeth, Dinner
Charlie Cook is a versatile maverick for the stage. He believes that the greatest tool an actor can have is the ability to listen. He shows up on time and believes in a "work hard, play hard" approach to the theatre. Quality goofs are what bring an ensemble together and a bonded ensemble can make just about anything from nothing and make it wondrous to behold. He brings his mercurial antics to 4615 Theatre because the company knows how to put together an incredible team to do good work that is both important and fun to create.
AT 4615: King John, The Lion in Winter, Electra, Waxing West, Macbeth, Enron
Jared H. Graham is a clown and a fool masquerading as a classical actor and a teaching artist. He loves to work with Masks and Puppets and play with heightened language, silly voices, and dialects. He is happy to be making strange and intriguing art with 4615 because they encourage and facilitate play in their process and allow artists the freedom to discover the work, while consistently choosing challenging and oftentimes epic material to interpret.
AT 4615: Macbeth, Dinner, Betrayal
Jacqueline Chenault is a DC-based actor whose projects run the gamut from Shakespearean classics to world premiere performances. She is also a teaching artist at the Studio Acting Conservatory, where she focuses on their Young Actors’ Ensemble, and outside of the arts works as a software developer. Companies she’s worked with include the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Consort, Studio Theatre, Brave Spirits Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Spooky Action, Theatre Prometheus, and of course 4615 Theatre Company.
AT 4615: King John, Electra
Seth Rosenke is a theatre creator and educator who holds an MFA in Acting from The Catholic University of America. He endeavors to pass on stories that, no matter how abstract or subversive or transgressive or flat out weird, seek to find the truth and tell it to the world. Yes, plays are fictions; but that doesn't make them falsehoods, and 4615 understands that. Thus Seth has found an artistic home (these are also just wonderful people, folks)!
AT 4615: King John, The Lion in Winter, The Infinite Tales
Jeannette Christensen is a Costume Designer. Credits include: The Kennedy Center - Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, How to Catch a Star, and Earthrise. Adventure Theater MTC - Elephant & Piggie: We are in a Play! (Helen Hayes Nominated - Outstanding Costume Design), Blueberries for Sal, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. National Players Tour 70 - The Crucible, Twelfth Night, and Around the World in 80 Days (Olney Theater Center), Day of Absence (Theater Alliance), As You Like It (Keegan Theater), The Fantasticks (Infinity Theater), Treasure Island (Synetic Theater). Other regional credits include Pointless Theater, Gala Hispanic Theater, Imagination Stage, Mosaic Theater, Roundhouse Theatre, Folger Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera, and Studio Theater. She has worked as a costume designer and/or mentor with the Arizona State University, University of Maryland, Bowie State University, American University, and George Washington University. Education: BA in Design & Production from Arizona State University, MFA in Design from the University of Maryland. Find more of her work at jchristensendesign.com.
AT 4615: King John, The Lion in Winter, Museum 2040, The Infinite Tales
Vanessa Losada is a Latinx multidisciplinary theatre artist. Originally from Miami, she is now based in Virginia and works all across the DMV area. She is mainly a fight choreographer, stage manager, and performer. She has worked for local companies, including Adventure Theatre, 4615 Theatre Company, Gala Theatre, Brave Spirits, etc. She is thrilled to be a 4615 company member resident artist.
AT 4615: Q-Festival, Museum 2040, The Infinite Tales
Shaquille Stewart is humbled, honored, and more than ecstatic to be joining the staff, donors, and artists making up the 4615 Theater Company. Though seasoned in several fields, Shaq is a trained actor with over 7 years of onstage work in professional non-equity productions. Trained in Shakespeare, Laban, Lecoq, and Alexander, he has had the honor and privilege to work with several companies throughout the D.C area in addition to 4615, including Olney Theatre Company, The Wheel, Theatre Prometheus, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and Ally Theatre company.
AT 4615: Museum 2040, The Infinite Tales