The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Program is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theater artists. Round House gathers the region’s most creative young theater artists and provides mentorship to them as they work on a play at our theater. Students selected shadow productions on the RHT stage, attend events and master classes with RHT company members, and work closely with professional artists and practitioners at every step of the process.

The program culminates in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play which is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed by high school students.  The Sarah Play was established by the Metzger family and friends to celebrate the memory of Sarah Metzger, an inspiring and active member of the theatre community, who was killed in an automobile accident during her freshman year of college.

Danisha Crosby: RHT Associate Producer, Directing Mentor
Brianna McCoy: RHT Director of Education, Cast Mentor
Brandon McCoy: RHT Lead Teaching Artist, Cast Mentor
Jessica Pearson: RHT Lead Teaching Artist, Dramaturg Artistic Advisor
Che Wernsman: Stage Management Artistic Advisor
Ivania Stack: Costume Design Artistic Advisor
Rachel Schuldenfrei: RHT Costume Shop Manager, Costume Design Mentor/Advisor
Kris Thompson: Lighting Design Artistic Advisor
Veronica J Lancaster: Sound Design Artistic Advisor
Liz Sena: RHT Master Electrician, Sound & Lighting Design, & Crew Mentor
Bryan Joseph Lee: Director of Marketing & Communications /Marketing Mentor
Michelle Turner: House Manager/House Management Mentor

Chloe: Carly Sturm (Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS)
Brianna: Carol Kelleher (Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS)
Madison: Cecilia Parker (Holton-Arms HS)
Tanner: Cole Greenberg (Montgomery Blair HS)
Connor: Derek Lamb (Montgomery Blair HS)
Skyler: Eleanor Sobczyk (Walt Whitman HS)
Landon: Lucas Craig (Montgomery Blair HS)
Amber: Monica Joseph (Springbrook HS)
Ty: Nate Fellner (Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS)
Kylie: Sofia Sandoval-Ferriss (Montgomery Blair HS)
Deirdre: Willa Murphy (Montgomery Blair HS)

Director: Sofie Scott (Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS)
Dramaturg: Ben Beriss (Montgomery Blair HS)
Stage Manager: Julia Haupt (Poolesville HS)
Assistant Stage Manager: Ilana Simon-Rusinowitz (Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS)
Costume Designer: Maryam Fassihi (Stone Ridge School)
Lighting Designer: Jeff Fan (Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS)
Sound Designer: Declan Conditt (John F. Kennedy HS)
Marketing Associate: Ronee Goldman (Blair HS)
Light Board Operator/Crew: Maren Beriss (Maret School)
Sound Board Operator/Crew: Roma Venkateswaren (Thomas S. Wootton HS)


The 14th Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play
By Naomi Iizuka, Directed by Sofie Scott

March 11 – 13, 2016

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