• Cast

    Meet the cast and crew of the video production!

    Accepting Audience Award for Best Drama - Capital Fringe 2017
    Setting up on the film set
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    Caroline Lucas

    Soldier 1: Sarah

    Caroline has worked in theatre in D.C. as an actor, master teaching artist, house manager, production manager, and designer with venues such as Young Playwrights’ Theater, Artisphere, Source Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Synetic Theater and Adventure Theatre. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Bethel College in Indiana.

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    Zeke Alton

    Soldier 2: Avram

    Zeke is a Maryland-based actor who enjoys working on stage, screen, and behind the mic as a voice-over artist. This is his first show at the Fringe Festival. He is a Navy pilot and an experienced military veteran of 17 years.

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    Matthew Gibeson 

    Soldier 3: Ilan

    Matthew is a proud graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts where he has appeared as Kreon/ Antigone, Columbina/ The Kind Father in Spite of Himself, Brutus/ Julius Caesar, Sam/ The Flick, and Orpheus/ Eurydice. He thanks his parents for always believing in him.

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    Dior Ashley Brown

    The Voice

    Dior is Hip-Hop Emcee, Actor, Poet, and Host. A 2016 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Awardee. A graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts and University of Maryland Theatre Arts Programs. She often performs live with her band "Dior Ashley Brown & The dAb Band." www.diorashleybrown.com

    Chorus of Civilians

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    Jamal Najjab

    Palestinian Farmer, Palestinian Employee inside Israel; Israeli Settler Security Coordinator, Settler Father

    Jamal has worked as a political organizer in the Arab-American community, as a journalist in Jerusalem, and on the staff of several humanitarian Palestinian aid organizations. He has appeared on numerous news programs, such as CNN, Al Jazeera-English and Al Jazeera-Arabic, and has published numerous articles in the mainstream and alternative press.

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    Kaelie James

    Palestinian Mothers, Teacher, Employee inside Israel; Israeli Settler wife

    Kaelie is passionate about engaging communities in social justice issues through the use of theatre. Kaelie holds credits in theatre spanning from Shakespearean to Brechtian and was most recently seen in My Name is Rachel Corrie as Rachel Corrie at TheatreLab in Richmond, VA; another show committed to providing a voice to this conflict. Kaelie holds a B.F.A in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. Contact: Kaeliejames@gmail.com.

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    Matt R. Stover

    Palestinian Employee, Student, Farmer, Father; Israeli settler

    Matt: West Side Story, In the Heights, The Rocky Horror Show, Spamalot (Little Theater of Alexandria); Peter Pan (The Arlington Players). He’s an avid dancer, actor, model with multiple television and film credits. He is currently training with Synetic Theater. Sending love to my fantastic friends and my loving parents.

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    Kashvi Sarayu Ramani

    Palestinian Daughters; Israeli Settler Girl

    Kashvi (aged 11) loves to act, sing and write but she is most happy when performing! She was Loretta Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with Providence Players. She played Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie, Patty Di Marco & Katie in School of Rock and Iago in Aladdin with Theaterpalooza.

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    Ojasvi (Oju) Suvali Ramani

    Palestinian Daughters; Wounded Palestinian Girl

    Ojasvi fondly called Oju, loves to draw, sing and act. She is 6 years old. She played Princess Jasmine’s sister in Aladdin with Theaterpalooza in Summer 2016. She was a part of the Baby Angel Choir in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever play with Providence Players in Winter 2016.

    Production Staff

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    Pamela Nice


    Pamela is an award-winning independent filmmaker and theater director currently living in Washington, DC. She has been the recipient of 3 Fulbright grants, including one to Morocco to teach theatre of the oppressed techniques at the national theatre institute (ISADAC). She writes and directs multimedia dance/theatre/film productions, has directed over 50 plays, and has been artistic director of two theaters in Minnesota. She has lived in Morocco and Egypt, and has taught Arab film and literature at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

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    Mavonte Johnson

    Stage Manager

    Mavonte is glad to be stage managing again for IWWD! Having a Bachelors both in Neurobiology/Physiology and Theatre Arts he thoroughly enjoys designing, acting, and managing. With a focused mindset and a myriad assortment of skills, he is always excited to bring his personal energy to the projects he is involved in. It brings him great joy to be a part of this team, and he can not wait to see what becomes of the IWWD 2017 Fringe Festival run.

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    Sharon Crissinger

    Director of Photography

    Sharon (Stranger Cinematics) has worked as a professional videographer and editor for five years, working primarily with live events and theatrical performances. Her work has been installed in dance studios and shopping centers, displayed at festivals, and used locally and abroad for marketing purposes. She has taught filmmaking, theater, and film history in camps and university settings.

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    Tracy Foust

    Sound Design

    Tracy is the owner and chief engineer of Sound Resolution (Annapolis,
    MD) since 1978. He has provided on location audio engineering from the
    White House (special events for George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton) to the
    middle of the Mediterranean Sea (Miss USA/USO Tour, USS Guam-1986)
    and the Alaskan Air Command. Experienced in digital multi-track recording,
    he regularly records for area collegiate a cappella groups and provides live
    audio feeds to television media outlets.

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    Ben Fisler

    Lighting Designer

    Ben is a professor at Harford Community College and professional whateverpeopleaskhimtodoforthetheatrer. Credits include actor with Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, designer for Fringe, and technician with Constellation and African Continuum. Ben also works with WhodunnitForHire (a murder mystery company available for parties and special events … visit

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    Jason Hurd

    Military Coach

    Jason is an Iraq War veteran who served ten years as a U.S. Army combat medic. After leaving the military, Jason spent the next decade working as an organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War. He holds a B.S. in philosophy and studies ecological design at the Conway School.

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    Seth Morrison


    Seth is a full-time activist focused on Palestinian human rights, LGBTQ rights, and local politics, who has been active in Jewish communal activities throughout his life. Morrison recently retired from a consulting practice specializing in consumer marketing and strategic planning for both for and non-profit organizations.

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    Steve Fake


    Steve is the Director of Outreach at Just World Books and Just World Educational, which seek to expand the discourse on issues of war, peace, justice, and the Middle East. He has been active in human rights movements for many years as an author and advocate.