Rainbow Theatre Project
Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Time.
Photo by Penny Nail-Hoelting
Washington DC is the second-largest theatre town in North America. There are very few theatres currently in DC that exclusively reflect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) experience. We're very excited about this new project, but we need help to make it happen. Please show your support.
Greg Stevens is a Helen Hayes Award nominee and has directed, designed, built or painted sets or costumes for 150 shows in the last 25 years. For Rainbow Theatre Project, he designed set and costumes for The Oldest Profession in 2015 and in 2016 will direct a staged reading of Suddenly Last Summer and design set and costumes for Get Used to It! A founding member of Helen Hayes Award-winning Factory 449, Greg designed scenery for Closet Land, The Amish Project (HH nomination), The Saint Plays and 4.48 Psychosis. For The In Series, Greg directed and designed Latino Music Fever, co-wrote, co-directed and designed The Cole Porter Project, directed and designed Debussy Tribute, co-directed and designed Cabaret Latino and designed La Clemenza di Tito, Viva Zarzuela, Noel and Cole, Love and War, Carmen, Fascinating Rhythm and The Magic Flute.
Jeanette Buck is a director, filmmaker and stage manager. She has taught directing and screenwriting in the MFA film program at Ohio University, and is the director of several short films and the feature Out of Season. Her one-woman show, There Are No Strangers, premiered at Theater J. DC theater directing credits include: Gretty Good Time, Father John does a Hail Mary, and Open Hearts. Her most recent short film, Texting: A Love Story, is currently on the festival circuit.
Connor J. Hogan is a theatre maker in the Washington, DC metro area, and Co-Artistic Director of HalfMad Theatre. He specializes in classical texts as well as devising ensemble-based theatrical pieces. Recently, he directed As You Like It for HalfMad Theatre, and previously directed the staged reading of Jeffrey Higgins' play, I'm Just Saying, for Rainbow Theatre Project.
Elizabeth Pringle is a playwright, director, actor, and arts & media producer/educator. She has written plays, musicals, opera and zarzuela adaptations, operettas, articles, poems, websites, grants, and a film. Two of her short plays are part of Theatre Lab’s recently published Plays of the Dramathon. As an arts and media educator, she has taught emerging playwrights and actors in DC (Theatre Lab, Kennedy Center, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Young Playwrights) and created The Shortie Awards: International Film Festival for filmmakers ages 7–18. Elizabeth Pringle directed Rainbow Theatre Project’s first full production, Paula Vogel’s The Oldest Profession.
Robert Mintz is a DC area actor, director, choreographer, and sometime educator. Some favorite directing credits include Company at Johns Hopkins University, Into the Woods at The Growing Stage Theatre, and The Crayon King, or Learning to Share at The Capital Fringe Festival, the last being a world premiere musical written by his husband, playwright Jeffrey Higgins. As a performer, Robert has been seen locally at The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, and in The Rainbow Theatre Project's concert reading of Yank! the Musical.
H. Lee Gable is the Producing Artistic Director for Rainbow Theatre Project and has worked in the Washington theatre community for over twenty-six years. He has worked administratively for the Kennedy Center, Washington Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, and the Helen Hayes Awards. Artistically, he was the founding artistic director for Phoenix Theatre (1996–2000) and the resident assistant director/producer for Washington Shakespeare Company (2004–2006). He also served as Managing Director for Washington Shakespeare Company for the 2006–2007season. He directed The Night of the Iguana, The Children’s Hour, and Private Lives for Washington Shakespeare Company; Inside/Out, The White House Murder Case, and 3 by Sylvia for Phoenix Theatre; God of Hell for Didactic Theatre; and Ballycastle for the Source Theatre Festival.
Christopher Janson is a founding member of Catalyst Theater Company. He has directed Catalyst's critically acclaimed productions of No Exit, Endgame, and The Altruists. He has also performed at Studio Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Source Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Washington, Olney Theatre's National Players and The Smithsonian Institution. In addition to these acting credits, he has written and produced several plays for The Smithsonian Institution and The Buffalo Bill Historical Center.