Arcturus Theater Company

Company Members

Kim Curtis
Kim is a member of the Acting Company of the WSC Avant Bard, where he has acted in many productions of Shakespeare, Chekov, Wilde, and Tennessee Williams. He danced with the Washington Opera and was in the world premiere of Menotti's Goya on PBS. Among his many roles, he played Bertrand in Arcturus' production of 3 by Samuel Beckett.

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Evan J. Dice
Evan is a violinist, music educator, and independent composer and performer. He lives in New York City and performs electro-acoustic music regularly as ((S*5)). He wrote and performed original music for a production of Deborah Brevoort's Women of Lockerbie, András Visky's Born for Never/Backborn, and Arcturus' productions of Distracted and John Cage:Theatre Piece.
Ross Heath
Ross is the founding artistic director of Arcturus and directed its productions of 3 by Samuel Beckett, Distracted, and John Cage:Theatre Piece. He has an M.S. from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Management and Technology.
Jasen Hengst
Jasen is a recent graduate of Augustana College (Illinois) and a freelance graphic designer working out of the Quad Cities in the Midwest. He came into contact with Arcturus in November 2013, and has enjoyed working on all the projects to which he has contributed thus far. Since graduation he has both been running his new design business (Create Design by Jasen Hengst) and being as much a part of Arcturus as he can.
Margeaux Martine
Margeaux’s roles span women’s evolution, iconic to practical, as dancers in Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, The Merry Widow, and Amahl and the Night Visitors; as Amneris’ spirit in Aida; as mythical Echo and Orphee; as handmaiden to princesses; and as a haunting ghost. Working women’s challenges include an 1840s ballet mistress in Verdi’s Nabucco, a psychiatrist, a murdered truck driver, Russian laundry woman, and features in The Wire, VEEP, House of Cards, and Special Victims Unit.
Laura Ogelman
Laura helps with fundraising for Arcturus. An avid theater-goer herself, Laura began volunteering with productions when her children developed an interest in D.C.-area theater. Laura’s work with Arcturus combines her love of the arts with her professional background in advocacy work. Laura’s years as a Board Member and volunteer with the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas, showed her how successful a small organization can be with a devoted group of dynamic volunteers and contributors.
Cristen Stephansky
Cristen is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, and Penn State University. She enjoys acting in the D.C. area and can be seen performing locally. She writes short plays and films in her spare time. Cristen played Sherry in Arcturus' Distracted and Noisemaker in John Cage:Theatre Piece.
J. Michael Whalen
John earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since earning his degree, he has acted as cinematographer on seven feature films. His work on The 8th Plague earned him the Best Cinematography Award at the 8th Annual Chicago Horror Film Festival. He designed the video and/or sound for Arcturus’ 3 by Samuel Beckett, Distracted, and John Cage: Theatre Piece. He has also directed for film.
Wendy Wilmer
Wendy has been involved in Washington D.C. theater for more than four decades, during which time she has been a performer (stage, musical comedy, children's theater, opera, puppet theater, voice over, and industrial training films), administrator, producer, board member, and just about anything else that would help artistic endeavors grow. She performed in Arcturus’ productions of 3 by Samuel Becket and John Cage: Theatre Piece.

Photo: Paul Gillis Photography

Board of Directors

Ross Heath, President & Artistic Director

J. Michael Whalen, Vice President

Mario Valdez, Financial Manager

Kimberly Boyles, Advisor

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Next Production
Marilyn Ansevin Austin's
The Point

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 Fourth St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

Marylin Ansevin Austin's The Point

Design: Jasen Hengst

Fran had been a successful physician, but into retirement is having trouble living her life well due to her mental and emotional deterioration. Her family and friends intervene on her behalf with varied levels of success, and one friend in particular becomes a key figure for Fran, and together they discover “the point.”



Margeaux Martine


Jean H. Miller


Samuel Repshas


Kim Curtis


Cristen Stephansky

Delivery Man

Jeff Maione



Ross Heath

Music Composer

Evan J. Dice

Scenic &
Properties Designer

Lisa Marie Thalhammer

Sound & Lighting Designer

J. Michael Whalen

Graphic Designer

Jasen Hengst

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