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Zach Bryant (Lord Capulet and Friar John/Boxer and Young Colt) is incredibly pumped to make his debut with the National Players. He is a recent graduate of Anderson University (SC) with a BA in Theatre. Some of his favorite roles while at Anderson include: Alceste (Misanthrope), Elwood P. Dowd (Harvey), Chip Tolentino (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Malcolm (Macbeth), and Ching Ho (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Zach is a two time KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominee. Besides acting Zach enjoys singing, playing guitar, and creating sketch comedy. He’d like to thank his friends, family, and his loving professors from Anderson.

Dan Hasty (Friar Laurence and Peter/Major, Moses, and Pilkington) is thrilled to join the National Players family. From Abingdon, Maryland, he recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, New York. He also just completed the role of Oliver in the upcoming independent film, TravelsHe has performed with Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Phoenix Festival Theatre, Pumpkin Theatre, and Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre. He has also performed in numerous showcases and reviews in New York. He would like to thank his friends and family for all they do.





Ian Kramer (Romeo/Squealor) is stoked be part of Tour 64 with National Players. Recently, he played Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing at Kentucky Shakespeare in the Park, and Romeo in their spring education tour. Theater at Monmouth: King Lear; Much Ado About Nothing; James and the Giant Peach (James). Hangar Theatre: Kill to Eat; Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse; Wanna Hear a Scary Story. Favorite credits include Feste in Twelfth Night and Nick Ross in The Chimes [Irene Ryan nominee]. Ian received a BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida.


Sydney Lemmon (Lady Capulet and Benvolio/Clover).  REGIONAL: Actors' Shakespeare Project: Othello; Cape Verde National Theatre: The Tempest (Alonso); Wadsworth Athenaeum: Whoosh. FILM:  Entrapped [First place winner at Redstone Film Festival], Off To The Races, Turned Away. LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ARTS: Hamlet (Gertrude), The Man of Mode (Sir Fopling Flutter), Richard III (Margaret). BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Arcadia (Hannah), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Lala Levy), Woyzeck (The Showman), Dancing at Lughnasa (Agnes), The Shakespeare Project (Juliet), The Crucible (Mary Warren), A View From the Bridge (Catherine), Creation of the World and Other Business (Eve). EDUCATION: BFA from Boston University's College of Fine Arts.  


Katie Lock (Nurse and Lady Montague/Mollie and Minimus) is honored to be a part of the 64th tour for National Players. Favorite D.C. credits include John Blade: Super Spy (Flo); Macbeth (Rosse, Porter); Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet); The Hot L Baltimore (Suzy); Tartuffe (Dorine) [Irene Ryan Nomination] and Machinal (Nurse) [Irene Ryan Nomination]. Katie is also proud to be a company member of the budding Apron Theatre Company in D.C. Regional Credits: Up In Lights: Footloose (Rusty) and High School Musical (Martha Cox). Front Range Theatre Company: Brigadoon. Although a Colorado native, Katie is a recent graduate from American University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in musical theatre.



Matthew Lytle (Mercutio/Snowball) recently graduated from Boston University's School of Theatre with a BFA in Theatre Arts. BU credits include: Dancing at Lughnasa (Michael), Arcadia (Bernard), The Imaginary Invalid (Thomas), Execution of Justice (Norman) and No Exit (Garcin). He studied classic technique at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). LAMDA credits include: The Beau Defeated (Clerimont) and Othello (Othello). Hailing from Cincinnati, he has worked regionally at Know Theatre and Cincinnati Actors Studio. He spent this past summer teaching acting at The Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. He is thrilled to be living out all of his Kerouacian Dreams with Tour 64 of National Players!



Britian Seibert (Juliet/Benjamin and Muriel) is so excited and honored to start her journey with National Players! Originally from Chicago, she is joining the tour fresh from the Off-Broadway production of Monster where she revisited the role of Elizabeth in July. Some favorite credits include; Creditors (Tekla), Dancing at Lughnasa (Kate), Monster (Elizabeth), Lady Hamlet (Clara/Hamlet), Woyzech (Marie) and Hamlet (Ghost/Player King). She studied in London at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and she recently graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Arts.


Justin Weaks (Tybalt and Paris/Napoleon) is humbled and ecstatic to join National Players on Tour 64! REGIONAL: Shakespeare & Co.: The Venetian Twins (Florindo); Paper Lantern Theatre Co.: The Shadow of Elrodado (Andy); Barter Theatre: Pinocchio (Lampwick/Fisherman), Violet (Flick u/s). Holds a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performance from Greensboro College in NC. Selected Greensboro credits include: Passing Strange (Youth), Eurydice (Father) [2011 Irene Ryan Nomination], Blues for an Alabama Sky (Guy Jacobs).



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All programs at Olney Theatre Center are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.