Bonnie Webster is new to Raleigh and has taught acting to children in the Baltimore area at the Drama Learning Center for the past four years. She has been in numerous theatrical productions, including national tours and has performed at the prestigious Signature Theatre and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Bonnie was the owner and Artistic Director of UNIQUE ENTERTAINMENT, NYC's best in Audience Participation and Improv Theatre for seven years. She wrote and directed many shows seen throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. Bonnie has done extensive film and TV work, including "Patriot Games" with Harrison Ford and two seasons on NBC's hit show "Homicide: Life in the Street" as Sgt. Siobhan Burns. Currently, you can catch her on one of the many TV shows in which she is featured on the Discovery and ID Network. Shows include: Nightmare Next Door, When Ghosts Attack, Evil Twins, Evil Kin, and Deadly Affairs.
Romni M. Rossi has been an acting & improvisational instructor for adults and children since 2002. She has appeared in over 65 productions including The Mouse Trap, Alice in Wonderland, Noises Off,Harvey, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Philadelphia Story, Deathtrap, Nunsense and Clue “The Musical”(twice). In addition to acting, Romni has been a professional singer for many years and is a proud member of Raleigh’s Village Idiots, a local improvisational comedy troop, since 1998.
Alex Matsuo has been involved in nearly all realms of theatre for nearly 20 years. She holds a Master of Arts degree from San Diego State University and has also studied acting and Shakespeare at the prestigious British American Drama Academy in Oxford, UK. In addition to acting, Alex is also a director, playwright, and dramaturg. Previous roles in the Triangle area include the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical (NRACT), Euterpe/Thetis in Xanadu (NRACT), Sally in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (NRACT), and a dancer in Nunsense (Cary Players). In San Diego, Alex has had the honor of playing Miss Hannigan in Annie (Lyceum Theatre), Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (Lyceum Theatre), Mrs. Sullivan in The IT Girl (Coronado Playhouse), and the Narrator in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Star Theatre).
Julia Fair brings 8 years of experience in teaching music and 5 years of co-directing and building a youth theater company. She co-founded Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) in Los Alamos, NM. Since moving to North Carolina, she has performed in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party with North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, played Sister Hubert in Cary Players’ production of Nunsense, and was music director for Cary Player’s production of A Christmas Story. With ACCT she directed over 10 productions including: Beauty and the Beast Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., The Music Man., Mulan Jr., and The Little Mermaid Jr. Ms. Fair has fulfilled the role of orchestral director for the Los Alamos High School Thespian’s Club for their production of Singing in the Rain and The Wiz.
Judy M. Dove is a certified Theatre Arts educator who has taught for 36 years, including for middle schools and high schools in Ohio, in WCPSS, and in the Durham County School System. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Meredith College. She holds a B.A. from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and her M.A. from UNC-CH. Mrs. Dove is the recipient of the NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) K-12 Theatre Educator’s Award, the Capital University Alumni Achievement Award, and of numerous awards from NCTC for Excellence in Directing. She serves on the Board of Directors of the N.C. Theatre Conference, where she is also Secretary. She has studied puppetry with Hobey Ford (Golden Rod Puppets) and Lisa Sturz (Red Herring Puppets), directed the Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty, and has written a series of plays for youth, based on North Carolina history, which have been performed by the RLT Storytellers to Go! She is a member of the North Carolina Theatre Conference, the Dramatists Guild of America, and Puppeteers of America.
Jess Barbour is a full time actor and teacher. She was accepted in Broadway Theatre Project and took dance, music, and acting classes with such theater greats as Anne Reinking, Ben Vereen, Terrence Mann, and many more. Jess earned a BFA in Theater from Elon University and after college, performed all over the east coast. Favorite credits include the Southeast tour of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Tricia in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Heidi in [title of show], "Little" Edie Bouvier in Justice Theatre Project's Grey Gardens, and she competed in Divas 2012 at Raleigh Little Theatre, the Mrs.Cohen track in Rent at NRACT ,and Helena in Seed Raleigh/Raleigh Little Theatre’s coproduction of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has taught all over the area, as the choreographer for St. David's Episcopal School for the past five years, in musical theatre summer camps with NRACT, and Broadway Bound in Carrboro. She works at Duke University as a Standardized Patient training medical students in bedside manner and teaches anti-bullying strategies with NCT Conservatory in Wake County schools.