The Hobbit Creative
Stage ManagerJackson McDonnell
Jackson McDonnell is a freshman currently in his freshman year. In his free time: baseball and also blasting music. The number is 6, and he’s okay with that, he has stage managed all the plays that he has been a part of at The Heights. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Seuss
Assistant Stage ManagerDavid Maxham
David has been doing drama for many years: this is his sixth Heights production.
Assistant Stage ManagerJames Murphy
John recently composed music for a summer production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. He is currently working on several musical projects. He is interested in many things, however he is not interested in writing hagiographies about himself and so will spare you the pain of reading one.
Lighting DirectorJohn Cardoni
ohn is one of the many sophomores in the Omnibus Players at the Heights School. He is the current lighting director and was the lighting assistant for the previous play. John intends to stay with the drama club until his graduation from the Heights.
Lighting AssistantDennis Callahan
ennis is the master of lighting design. He intends to master the world. He likes reading Russian novels. He'd like to thank Dostoevsky and Tolstoy for showing him the light
Visual EffectsSimon Payne
Sound DesignLuca Tocci
Joseph lives in Rockville with his dear family, a mountain of books, two mountains of board games, one pesky spider cricket (where are the Daleks when you need them?), and a collection of 150 shot glasses. He can rave endlessly about the awesomeness of The Odyssey and The Tempest, so say “Penelope” or “Prospero” and see what happens. An avid fan of all things theatrical, Joseph directs the Omnibus Players of The Heights School, the Tower Fools, and is the faculty sponsor for the Film Club. Omnia Omnibus!
Set Design, Master CarpenterMr. Andrew Acevedo
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Mr. Acevedo earned his B.S. in Physical Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979, then served at sea as a weapons and operations specialist on ships of the U.S. Naval Fleet, and served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel as a special assistant for reserve officer promotions. Andrew retired from the US Navy after more than twenty years of service and relocated to the Washington, D.C. area. Andrew began teaching at The Heights in 2006. Andrew teaches all levels of The Heights Spanish curriculum. His hobbies include reading, travel, automobile restoration and home remodeling. He lives in Chevy Chase.
Set ConstructionJack Walters
Jack Walters is a freshman at The Heights. He performed last year in Graham and Something Extraordinary, as the dramatic neighbor and Uncle John respectively. Jack looks forward to three more years of the Omnibus Players. He enjoys rugby, boating and video games.
Props DesignSimon Vitz
t present, Simon is navigating his sophomore year. He has previously played the roles of Prop Master, Prop Master and Prop Master in some previous Heights plays. Simon has found a new joy in running, and is currently on the school track team. When he is not acquiring props or running, Simon may be found woodcarving, looking at maps (he loves maps), or playing pool.
Charlie enjoys baseball, wrestling, and football. Very few things can wipe that joyful metallic smile off his face, save for excuses and broccoli. His role model is Shaun the Sheep, after whom he models his hair.
Maria is an independent costume designer, owner of MVB Costumes based in McLean, VA, as well as being an educator and musician. She has been delighted to design costumes for The Heights’ theatrical productions from Star Wars Shakespeare through Meprises. Recently Maria served as costume assistant for Charades Theatre touring from Scotland, which performed a musical exploration of Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin. Maria can regularly be found costuming for professional theaters around the DC area as well as high schools in Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA. Past directing experience includes an original adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. www.mvbcostumes.com
Promo Video ProductionOwen Moore
Owen Moore is producing the interview promo video for the plays this year. Third times the charm!
Artwork and MarketingMr. Hieronymus
Mr. H produced the poster and web graphics and had a hand in the merchandise and promotional videos.
Program and Tech AdvisorGeorge Martin