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About Us

Taffety Punk exists to sustain a collection of performing artists who make theatre exciting, meaningful and affordable. We think of ourselves as a band, a theatre band if you will, in which acting, dance, and music are intricately linked. By focusing on the needs of the artists our work is more vivid, deep and meaningful to audiences. Since 2004, these principles have guided us. Our ensemble of artists grow together, complimenting each other, challenging each other, and establishing a relationship with our community.

We are utterly committed to making theatre affordable. Take a chance with us and explore the vast human riches of  theatre and dance.

Company Members

Tonya Beckman

Actor, Singer, Dancer, Voice Coach

Lise Bruneau

Actor, Singer, Dancer, Director

Kathy Cashel

Composer, Musician


Chad Clark

Composer, Musician

Dan Crane

Actor, Musician, Director

Chris Curtis

Director, Light & Sound Designer

Kimberly Gilbert

Actor, Musician, Dancer

Marcus Kyd

Actor, Musician, Director

Liz Maestri


Kelsey Mesa

Director, Singer

Erin Mitchell Nelson

Choreographer, Dancer, Musician


Katie Murphy



Teresa Spencer

Actor, Writer

Esther Williamson

Actor, Musician, Dancer

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Taffety Punk Theatre Company

PO Box 15392 Washington, DC 20003 • 202.415.4838 •

Theatre in Residence at the

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

A Place where the Arts Connect and Transform People

545 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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