Burst Bios

Cast Bios


Tori Boutin (Kira) is just happy to be here. Tori has been with Burst ever since the beginning and is thrilled to see Amy’s script finally make it to the stage. Area credits- Imagination Stage: Balloonacy; Adventure Theatre MTC: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook; Rorschach Theatre Company: She Kills Monsters and Truth and Beauty Bombs; We Happy Few: The Dog in the Manger; PG County’s Shakespeare in the Parks: As You Like It; Brave Spirits: Coriolanus; Source Festival: The Physics of Now, Ball Drop, Collect Everything, and What Remains of Youth; Nu Sass: 22 Boom. Upcoming Credits- PG County’s Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tori is a proud graduate of The Catholic University of America’s Department of Drama and resident company member of Rorschach Theatre. www.toriboutin.com

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Thomas DiSalvo (Steve) is honored with being the only actor to have been in every PRT show. Previous PRT roles: Thurston and others in A Tuna Christmas, Jim in The Glass Menagerie, Jake Albright in A Christmas Carol, 1933, Lesgate in Dial M For Murder, Snetsky in Fools, Willum in The Nerd, Giles in The Mousetrap, George in On the Lam, The Mad Hatter and Tweedledum in Alice in Wonderland, Franz in Frankenstein, and Richard in The Ghost Train. Other Credits include: The Nutcracker with The National Ballet, Coppélia with The National Ballet and Greater Niagara Ballet, Suicide Apparition at the NYC 15 Minute Play Festival, and Sherlock Holmes at Strathmore Mansion. Thomas appeared in his feature film debut, Tournament, which will be released later this year. Thomas is a proud graduate of the Catholic University of America.


Mo O’Rourke (Ally) is pleased to be working with Parlor Room Theater. Some of her recent credits include: Sioux Falls (Tenth Muse), Much Ado About Nothing (NextStop Theatre), The Real World: Kabul (Captial Fringe Festival), The Long Way Around (Highwood Theater), Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island (NextStop Theatre), and Blithe Spirit (1st Stage). She holds a BA in Drama from The Catholic University of America.



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Robert Pike (Stephen) is ecstatic to make his Parlor Room Theater return after appearing in The Glass Menagerie and Dial M for Murder as well as sound designing the 2014 production of A Christmas Carol, 1933. DC acting credits: Neverwhere (u/s perf), A Bid to Save the World, Truth and Beauty Bombs: a softer world, She Kills Monsters (Rorschach Theatre) The Wizard of Oz, Much Ado About Nothing, Crimes of the Heart (NextStop Theatre) Henry V, Chalk (We Happy Few) Coriolanus (Brave Spirits Theatre) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WSC Avant Bard) and appearing in the 2015 Source Festival’s Media and Mistakes Ten Minute Plays. Robert is a company member at Rorschach Theatre and We Happy Few and a proud graduate of the Catholic University of America. Pikerf.weebly.com

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Alison Talvacchio (Erin) is thrilled to be working with PRT for the first time. She is a non-equity actor, dancer, teacher, and Box Office Manager in the DC area. She has recently worked with Venus Theatre, Brave Spirits Theatre, Pocket Change Theatre Company, Doorway Arts Ensemble, and Prince Georges Shakespeare in the Park. She dances with UpRooted Dance, and is a company member with ReVision dance company, in residence at Dance Place. Alison is a proud graduate of the Drama Department at the Catholic University of America.

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Creative Team Bios

Amy Horan (playwright) is excited to be working with PRT in her playwriting debut. Amy has performed in four plays with Parlor Room Theater (PRT). Previous PRT credits include The Glass Menagerie (Laura), Dial M for Murder (Margot Wendice), A Christmas Carol: 1934 (Mae Barker), and The Nerd (Tansy McGinnis). DC credits include Emma in Static with the Source Theatre Festival, Forum Theatre’s (re)acts: How we Cope, and understudying for Studio Theatre in Animal (Rachel), Terminus (B) and Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love (Grace). She received a BA in Drama from the Catholic University of America and has trained for two years with the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.


Bridget Grace Sheaff (Director) DC AREA DIRECTING: Monumental Theate: Infinite Future; Perisphere Theater: Tartuffe; Nu Sass Productions: Exit Carolyn; We Happy Few: The Dog in the Manger, A Midnight Dreary; Spooky Action Theatre: Motherless Children; Source Festival: Static, The Physics of Now, Ball Drop; REGIONAL: Cape May Stage:Merry Melodies, Savage in Limbo. ASSISTING: Constellation Theatre: The Wild Party. Signature Theatre: Titanic; Spooky Action Theatre: Collaborators; Theater J: Sons of the Prophet; Rorschach Theatre: very still & hard to see. Cape May Stage: Mistakes Were Made, Other Desert Cities, Blithe Spirit, Moon Over Buffalo. Bridget Grace is the casting director and associate producer with We Happy Few Productions and an Entangled Artist with Spooky Action Theatre Company. BA 2014, The Catholic University of America. www.bridgetgracesheaff.com

Julie Cray Leong (Costume Design) is honored to be working on her first Parlor Room Theater production! Recent outside costume design credits include: Imogen (Pointless Theatre); Our Town and Future Proof (CUADrama); Mack,Beth (The Keegan Theatre), Nutt and Bolt (Arts on the Horizon), Catch Me If You Can (NextStop Theatre Company). BA from The Catholic University of America. For more information, visit www.juliecraycostumes.com. She sends her love to her husband Dean, her daughter Penny, and her cat Westley for all of their love and support.

Ember DiSalvo (Set Design) has designed for every Parlor Room Theater production since 2006. Favorites include set designs for The Ghost Train, The Mousetrap, and Dial M for Murder.

Frank DiSalvo Jr. (Sound Design) is a writer, Helen Hayes Award nominated sound designer, and founder of Parlor Room Theater. He has acted, directed, or designed (or a combination of all three) every PRT show since 2006. His full length plays Doctor’s Orders and On the Lam premiered at Parlor Room Theater. His short plays have appeared in the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, the NYC 15 Minute Play Festival, the Lakeshore Players 10 Minute Festival, and the North Park Playwrights Festival.

Emma Heck (Stage Manager) is a 2018 graduate of Catholic University, having studied Drama and Management. Recent stage management credits include A Tuna Christmas (PRT), Macbeth and Graduate Playwrights Showcase (CUA), Generation (Wh)Y: Global Voices on Stage (Georgetown University), The Welders’ happiness (and other reasons to die) (Atlas Performing Arts Center) Convergence Theatre’s Bhavi the Avenger and Witch (Mead Theater Lab), and The Mark of Cain and The Adventures of Peter Pan at Synetic Theater. She has worked as a choir member and music manager at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land since 2012.

Dean Leong (Lighting Design) is a local designer whose recent lighting credits include A Tuna Christmas (PRT), Our Town (CUA Drama), Repentance (2017 Fringe Festival) and ALD for Girl in the Red Corner (The Welders). Dean also Scenic Designs in the area: recent credits include Bright New Boise (Silver Spring Stage), The Outcasts of Poker Flat (CUA Music School) and Chalk (We Happy Few). He would like to thank his wife for being supportive and his daughter for being a great Assistant Light Designer.

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