Meghann K. Peterlin, President
Meghann is honored to be nominated for a second term as TAP’s President. She previously served on the Board as Executive Producer during TAP’s 62nd-64th Seasons. Having a lifelong passion for theater, Meghann loves both singing and dancing onstage and hanging out in her backstage blacks. She joined TAP in 2009 and holds numerous TAP credits, including Producer, Assistant Director, Lighting Designer, and Assistant Stage Manager. By day, Meghann is a strategic and change management consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Scenic and Lighting Design from Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University and a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University.
Christopher Smith, Secretary
Chris has been associated with TAP since 1995. He has worked in multiple artistic capacities including director, assistant director, choreographer, producer, technical director, set designer, master carpenter, and master electrician. He has performed in several productions including Nice Work If You Can Get It, Kiss Me Kate, Kiss of the Spider Woman, On the Town, Miracle Worker, Damn Yankees, Gypsy, and others. In addition, he has served the organization with previous tenures on the board as President, Secretary, Executive Producer, and Director of Audience Relations.
Chris Dunay, Treasurer
Having served as Treasurer during TAP’s 65th Season, Chris was last seen on the TJ stage as a pirate in TAP’s Peter Pan. Chris currently works as a patent examiner at the USPTO, and holds a BS in Physics. In the past, Chris has worked for Bank of America as a teller and was promoted to Sales/Service specialist in 4 months. After Bank of America, Chris went to work for Citizens and was with them for 5 years as a banker. He had a signing authority of 1/2 million, managed both personal and business accounts. This extensive experience provided Chris with a great deal a familiarity federal regulation, banking procedure, products and services TAP may want to explore, as well as a great deal of real world accounting practice.
Ryan Desmond, Executive Producer
Ryan is excited for a second year on the TAP board in the role of Executive Producer after jumping into DC area theater with TAP's 2009 production of Bye Bye Birdie. He has been addicted to TAP ever since. Though usually found in the lighting department, he enjoys the occasional bout into each of the technical disciplines of theater. During the daytime, Ryan spends his time as a software developer and image scientist after having studied electrical engineering back in college.
Evie Korovesis, Membership Director
Evie is an elementary music teacher in Fairfax County and a graduate of James Madison University. Evie teaches piano and voice lessons after school and also teaches musical theater classes for junior high and high school students at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. She is a seasoned performer and has been very fortunate to perform in many companies in the Northern VA area, including Reston Community Players, Elden Street Players, Dominion Stage and The Arlington Players. Her shows with TAP have been 9 to 5, Bebe in A Chorus Line and Julia in The Wedding Singer and recently she performed in Nice Work If You Can Get It. She has spent two years as the Membership Director of TAP as well.
Claire O’Brien Jeffrey, Marketing & Communications Director
Claire got her start with The Arlington Players appearing on stage in The Producers in 2010. Since then, she has had the pleasure of performing in many TAP productions, most recently in The Wedding Singer and Nice Work if You Can Get It. She previously served on TAP’s Board of Directors as Director of Marketing from 2013-2015. Claire has performed at several other community theaters in the Washington, DC area, but TAP holds a very special place in her heart. She earned her B.A. in Communications Studies from the College of New Jersey and received her M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Professionally, Claire is Communications and Multimedia Manager for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
Kelsey Meiklejohn, Audience Relations Director
Kelsey Meiklejohn was thrilled to become more involved with TAP after appearing as Peter in Peter Pan during the 64th Season. She continues to perform in the area and is a teaching artist/choreographer for various schools and programs. She previously served as a company member of Grain of Sand Theatre and currently co-produces Shakespeare in the Pub. She has a BA in Theatre and Dance from William & Mary. Professionally, she works as the Programs Associate for Encore Stage & Studio.
Lindsey McClenathan, Audience Development Director
Through TAP, Lindsey found the DC community theater scene - and her family. She’s been involved with TAP since 2011 - onstage for the productions of 42nd Street and Nine, and in the audience cheering on friends and the organization many times since. She looks forward to becoming even more involved. TAP will forever hold a special place in her life, and she would be honored to serve on the Board of Directors as the Director of Development. Lindsey earns her living doing fundraising for nonprofit organizations. She spent more than 10 years fundraising for national mental health education and access to care, and now focuses on fundraising to increase affordable housing in Arlington County. She looks forward to using my experience to enhance TAP and Arlington's theater scene.
Steven Yates, Director at Large
Steven started working with TAP in 2008 with The Sweet Smell of Success as a stagehand. Other backstage credits include The Producers, Cabaret, 42nd Street, Promises, Promises, and A Chorus Line. He served as Stage Manager for Clybourne Park and Assistant Stage Manager for Nine, 9 to 5, The Wedding Singer, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. He has also appeared on stage in A Little Night Music and Peter Pan. Steven has served on the Board for three years, recently completing his third term as Director of Development.
William Shingler, Director at Large
Will joined TAP after graduating in December of 2013, participating in all of TAP’s shows in some capacity ever since. He intends to continue to hone his skills as an actor through TAP and shows around the area, eventually pursuing professional acting. After participating in all aspects of running the theatre club at his university, he believes that learning how theatre is run in Community is necessary for expanding his knowledge of the theatre world and that it would be a wonderful opportunity to give back to his TAP family that has helped him grow so much in such a short time.
Barbara Esquibel, Past President / Volunteer Coordinator
Barbara is honored to serve a duel role of Past President as well as Volunteer Coordinator and Outreach for the 2015-2016 year. Barbara has previously served three years as President, two years as Membership Director and two years as Audience Relations Director. She has been a member of TAP since 2006. Barbara has worked backstage for several TAP productions by constructing and painting sets for almost every show from Thoroughly Modern Millie (2007), to Peter Pan (2015). Barbara has also served as costume designer for And Then There Were None (2008), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2008) and The Producers (2010). In past seasons Barbara has served as producer for Cabaret (2010), Amadeus (2010) Nine (2011), Out of Order (2013), and The Wedding Singer (2014). Professionally, Barbara is a Paralegal Specialist for the Office of Civil Rights for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Meet The Board
Meghann K. Peterlin, President