Celtic Roots: Stories, Songs and Traditions from Across the Sea

Production Staff/Participants


John Y. Cole, Director of the Center for the Book, Library of Congress
Diane Nester Kresh, Director for Public Service Collections, Library of Congress
Cindy Speas, Executive Director, The Washington Revels

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Artistic Director
Roberta Gasbarre, The Washington Revels

Assistant Directors
Kelly Gardner, The Washington Revels
Jason Morris, The Washington Revels

Production Manager
Monica Mohindra, The Washington Revels

Assistant Production Manager
Keri Joi Taylor, The Washington Revels

Music Director
Judith Harrison, The Washington Revels

Lindy Russell-Heymann, The Washington Revels

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Elizabeth Miller, Library of Congress

Coolidge Auditorium Manager
Michele Glymph, Library of Congress

House Manager
Tomas Hernandez, Library of Congress

Leni Donlan, Library of Congress
Diane Kresh, Library of Congress
Elizabeth Miller, Library of Congress

Ken Cobb, The Washington Revels

Technical Staff
John Howell, Library of Congress
Michael Turpin, Library of Congress

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Diane Kresh is the Director for Public Service Collections at the Library of Congress. She directs a staff responsible for 15 of the Library's public reading rooms including the historic Main Reading Room and for custody and security of the Library's general and special collections. Ms. Kresh has been employed by the Library of Congress for 28 years and has held a number of positions including Director of Preservation.

John Y. Cole is the Director for the Center for the Book, created by an Act of Congress (Public Law 95-129) in 1977, was established to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries and to encourage the study of books and print culture. Within the Library of Congress, the center is a focal point for celebrating the legacy of books and the printed word. Outside the Library, the center works closely with other organizations to foster understanding of the vital role of books, reading, libraries and literacy in society. On behalf of books and reading, the Center for the Book serves as an advocate, a catalyst, and a source of ideas--both nationally and internationally.

The Washington Revels - www.revelsdc.org

Doug Baumgardt
Andrea Blackford
Myron Bretholz - bodhran
Brian Cardell
Eleanor Fox
Barry Galef
Julianne Hardin
Steve Hickman - fiddle
Laura Hise
James Houton -Seaanchie
Elizabeth Myers-Kerbal
Charlie Pilzer
Linda Rice-Johnson
Oran Sandel
Joe Serene
Joan Tilghman
Flawn Williams

Roberta Gasbarre is the artistic director of The Washington Revels and director of the Smithsonian Institute's Discovery Theater. Some highlights from her incredibly varied career include choreography and directing at Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, The Shakespeare Theater, Roundhouse Theater, and Washington Jewish Theatre. She has taught at Gallaudet University, George Washington University, University of Poznan, Poland and Montgomery College. Her dedication to educational theater is evident in her extensive experience with, among others Wolf Trap Farm Park, Living Stage Theatre Company a venture of Arena Stage, Kaiser Permanente Health Education Programs and the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington

Monica Mohindra is the production manager and publicist for The Washington Revels. Over the past eleven years there she has been involved in every aspect of production and administration including work as dramaturg, assistant director, and performer. Since graduating from college in 1998, she has worked with The Living Stage Theatre Company, a venture of Arena Stage, Round House Theater, Tribute Productions, Discovery Theater, and Adventure Theater.

Cindy Speas is the executive director of The Washington Revels.

The Washington Revels is dedicated, through performance, community outreach and education, to reviving, nourishing and promoting celebrations of the cyclical renewal of life that have drawn and bound people together through the ages, across all cultures and generations. Revels winter and spring performances of dances, songs and stories based on traditional material from varied cultures have been hailed as a unique cultural and educational contribution to the Washington region. Audiences agree, returning by the thousands each year to sing with us and appreciate the bonding power of tradition and community that is a central theme of the performances.


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