The Glass Menagerie Press Kit

Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie

Directed for the stage by Dillon DiSalvo
May 12 through May 28, 2017
Opening May 13 at 7:30pm
After that, performances are:
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

Performing at the Callan Theatre
In the Hartke Theatre Complex on the campus of Catholic University
3801 Harewood Road NE
Washington, D.C. 20064

Production Photos

For questions regarding the production, and for exact line quotes, please contact:
Frank DiSalvo Jr.
(202) 340-8623

Production Credits:

The Glass Menagerie
Written by Tennessee Williams
directed for the stage by Dillon DiSalvo

Kathryn Barrett-Gaines as Amanda
Thomas DiSalvo as Jim
Amy Leigh Horan as Laura
Robert Pike as Tom

Production Team:
Set and Costumes. Ember DiSalvo
Lights. Grant Hill
Sound and Projections. Frank DiSalvo Jr.
Props. Thomas DiSalvo
Stage Management. Eileen Goodrich

Cast Bios:

KATHRYN BARRETT-GAINES (Amanda Wingfield) appears today in her sixth onstage Parlor Room Theater production.  In 2016, she reprised her Christmas Carol, 1933 role.  She appeared in Mousetrap, Nerd, and Fools.  She was a backstage quick-change artist for PRT’s Tuna Christmas.  She is a professor, author, comedian, radio and TV interviewer, actor, author, columnist, singer, and teacher in the US and in Uganda.  She has done Amateur Night at the Apollo in Harlem, and performed for years with a wildly popular Ugandan entertainer, whom she published a book about in Uganda.  She is a weekly columnist for Uganda’s Observer under her stage name, Omwana w’Omuzungu.  She is a professor of Africana History on the Eastern Shore, where she also hosts a radio show.

THOMAS DISALVO (Jim O’Connor, props) is honored with being the only actor to have been in every PRT show. Previous PRT roles include: Thurston and 10 other characters in A Tuna Christmas, Lesgate in Dial M For Murder, Snetsky in Fools, Jake Albright in A Christmas Carol, 1933, Willum in The Nerd, and Giles in The Mousetrap. Other recent stage 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. Last year he went to Los Angeles for a starring role in Tournament, an independent film which will premiere in late 2017/early 2018.

AMY LEIGH HORAN (Laura Wingfield) performs in her fourth play with Parlor Room Theater (PRT). Previous PRT credits include 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.

ROBERT PIKE (Tom Wingfield) is beyond excited to make his return to Parlor Room Theater after acting in Dial M for Murder. Other DC acting credits include; Rorschach Theatre: A Bid to Save the World, Truth and Beauty Bombs: a softer world, She Kills Monsters; NextStop Theatre Company: Much Ado About Nothing, Crimes of the Heart; We Happy Few Productions (company member): Henry V, CHALK ; WSC Avant Bard: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Source Festival 2015: Media and Mistakes: 10 Minute Plays. Education: BA, Catholic University of America.

Production team bios:

DILLON DISALVO (Director) is a founding member of the Parlor Room Theater and has acted or directed in all but one production since 2006. PRT roles include Leon in Fools, Bow Charles in A Christmas Carol, 1933, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, Sgt. Trotter in The Mousetrap; directing credits include On The Lam and Frankenstein. Dillon is a musician and has played bass guitar in the pit bands for several shows including The WizGrease, and Shrek The Musical.

EMBER DISALVO (Set and Costumes) has designed for every Parlor Room Theater production since 2006. Favorites include set designs for The Ghost TrainThe Mousetrap, and Dial M for Murder and costume design for the 2 actor, 22 character quick-change play A Tuna Christmas. 

FRANK DISALVO JR. (Sound and Projections) 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. He has designed sound for DC area theaters including Washington Stage Guild (Last Train to NibrocIt’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play—Helen Hayes Award nominated, Back to Methuselah Parts I, II, and III, Elling, Dante’s Inferno); Rorschach Theatre (Very Still and Hard to See—Helen Hayes Award nominated); WSC Avant Bard (The Madwoman of Chaillot); and CUA (Preggers, PicnicThe Loser Letters), where he received his MFA in Playwriting. 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. He is currently finishing the first draft of his first novel.

EILEEN GOODRICH (Stage Manager), from Bedford, Massachusetts, joins Parlor Room Theater for the first time with The Glass Menagerie.  She graduated in 2016 from Bard College with a B.A. in Theater and Performance.  Her most recent work includes stage management credits in George Mason University’s Iolanthe, Washington National Opera’s Champion, and Bard College’s Don Juan.

GRANT HILL (Lights) is pleased to be returning to Parlor Room Theater for the third consecutive year. PRT credits include A Christmas Carol, 1933, A Tuna Christmas, Dial M for Murder, Fools, and his favorite Alice in Wonderland.

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