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Producing Artistic Director

Raymond (he/him) was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and raised all over the world. Today, he is an award-winning director and producer who has been leading Washington, DC’s Theater Alliance as Producing Artistic Director since 2019. Regionally he has directed for Round House, Imagination Stage, Mosaic Theater, The Kennedy Center, National Players/OTC, Solas Nua, CulturalDC, African Continuum, and the Hegira. Prior to leading Theater Alliance, he was a faculty member and resident director in Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts for six years, and spent six seasons as the Community Engagement Partnership Manager at Arena Stage. He is committed to using theatre as a tool to transform communities, and has partnered and worked with artists, activists, non-profits and NGOs throughout the world. MFA, Acting/New Play Development: The Ohio State University; BFA, Acting: University of Florida.


Managing Director

Jen (she/her) has been working with arts organizations for nearly a decade. She has developed strategic fundraising and communications materials for organizations including Studio Theatre, TheatreWashington, The Actors Fund, MPR/American Public Media, and more. A creative writer as well as an arts administrator, Jen’s plays have been produced by Capital Repertory Theatre (NY), Creative Cauldron (VA), Stay Awake Theatre (NY), and Federal Theatre Project (DC). Her short play Glass Bottles was included in Theater Alliance’s Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival in 2017. Jen holds an MFA from George Mason University and Executive Certificate in Arts & Culture Strategy from UPenn. She is the recipient of individual artist fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, as well as a Fulbright to the Slovak Republic, and completed a Seeding Disruption Fellowship in 2020. Currently, she serves on the board of Theatre Washington and on the adjunct faculty of American University’s School of Communication. More at


Digital Producer

Kelly (she/they/Kelly) is a DC-based multi-disciplinary artist working as a director & multimedia designer for live performance. In addition to serving as Digital Producer and Director of Photography for Theater Alliance, she is also the Artistic Lead for Theatre at Flying V. Kelly is a DCCAH Fellowship awardee, a recipient of a 2019 Helen Hayes Award for her work on Blood at the Root with Theater Alliance, was a 2017-2018 NextLOOK Resident and a recipient of the 2018 Jim Henson Puppetry Grant. BFA NYU Tisch ’11 | MFA UMD ’18.


Art Director / Technical Director

Jonathan (he/him) is a scenic and projections designer for theater, opera, and events. Selected Opera credits: Nixon in China, Fidelio, Peter Grimes (Princeton Festival); Candide, Un Ballo En Maschera, Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera in the Heights, Houston); The Consul (A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute). Selected Theater credits: Day of Absence, Blood at the Root (Theater Alliance); The Agitators, Oh God, (Mosaic Theater Co.); The Christians (Theater J); Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Murder for Two, One Slight HitchJesus Christ Superstar and more (Totem Pole Playhouse); Broadway Bound, Member of the Wedding (1st Stage); Coolatully, The Frederick Douglass Project (Solas Nua); The Small Room at the Top of Stairs (Spooky Action Theater Company),  and many more.  Jonathan holds a BFA in Scenic Design from UNCSA, and was a 2015-16 Kenan Fellow at the Kennedy Center. Member USA829.


Production Manager

Dominique Douglas Hendricks (she/her) is a production manager with nearly 15 years of professional experience. Dominique’s career includes theater and administration. In addition to her work at Theater Alliance, she serves as a lecturer and the theater manager for the Dept. of Theatre Arts at Howard University. As a lecturer and mentor, she trains, guides, and influences students so that they can follow their passion and fulfill their dreams in the theater and film industries, as well as the non-profit and private sectors. Prior to joining Howard University, Dominique served as the Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman (Amb. Richard Verma), offering executive and strategic support.


Company Manager

Genny Ceperley (she/ they) graduated with a BA in Theater, Speech, & Dance from the College
of William & Mary. She spent a year as a member of the Quintessence Theater Group in
Philadelphia PA. Credits include My Fair Lady, Waiting for Gadot, Julius Caesar, Prince & the
Popper. After moving to DC, Genny came to the Anacostia Playhouse as an ASM for Driving Miss
Daisy. They joined Theater Alliance as an ASM for This Bitter Earth and worked as a Production
Assistant during the filming of The Quadrant Series, as well as The Blackest Battle. Other DMV
credits include Last American Hammer (Urban Arias) Daddy Long Legs (Monumental
Theater) Amazing Grace (Museum of the Bible), Twelfth Night (Her Majesty & Sons).


Social Media Manager

Savina Barini (they/them) is a performer, playwright, and teaching artist based on Shoshone-Bannock ancestral land. A graduate of Howard University’s BFA Musical Theatre program, they studied musical theatre, restoration comedy, Shakespeare, and devising techniques in Idaho, DC, and London. Their writing has been featured as part of Theater Alliance’s A Protest in Eight, and Howard University’s 8×10 Playwriting Festival. Performance credits include: ¡nails! A Happy Gay Latinx Play (Catalina), Head Over Heels (Ensemble), Twelfth Night (Antonio/Fabian), Pippin (Leading Player). Offstage, Savina works as a teaching artist with students from kindergarten to 12th grade, teaching movement, acting, improv, script analysis, and voice.