In-Person Productions

2021–2022 Season


Featuring work by Robyn Shrater Seeman, Diego Maramba, Michelle Bowen-Ziecheck & Keegan Patterson

Directed by Cara Gabriel

Get three shows for the price of one! Adventure brings favorites from the digital Jingle in July festival to the live stage.

COVID Protocols

Adventure is excited to welcome you to our show! As we move to indoor performances and in the spirit of protecting the most vulnerable in our community, a few friendly reminders:

  • Adventure Theatre requires everyone over the age of two years old attending its shows to wear a mask and remain masked while in our facility.
  • A proof of vaccination will be required for admission for all individuals ages 12 and up.
  • Any customer 12 and up without proof of vaccination will not be granted access to the performance.

About the Shows

Uri  & Ora Light the Menorah by Robyn Shrater Seemann

Each year, siblings Uri and Ora look forward to Chanukah—gathering with friends and family, eating Bubbie’s latkes, and no homework! When things don’t go the way they want, will they be able to repair the holiday—and their relationship?

Connection by Diego Maramba & Michelle Bowen

In a time of mystery and change, bestest friends Mal and Daniel take comfort in the story of their friendship, the journey they took together to a new land, and the new journey they’ve just begun. Through powerful friendships, Connection builds bridges from the Philippines to America, with love lasting beyond to bounds of space and time.

Cranky Penguin
by Keegan Patterson

Penguin hates the winter. Their neighbor Yeti loves it. As Yeti and their friend Walrus try to convince Penguin the season’s not that bad, madness ensues and many snowballs are thrown.

Meet the Playwrights

Robyn Shrater-Seemann

Robyn is a multi-hyphenated theatre artist: writer-designer-storyteller. Selected credits include performing as a featured storyteller at The Deborah Lerner Gross Jewish Cultural Arts Center, Kehillat Pardes, Here Happenings for Jewish Women, Olney Theatre Center’s “Share Your Story” project, Artists Circle Showcase, and Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. Writing credits include Adventure Theatre’s Q-Fest playwrighting festivals and seven years as a columnist for “Capital Schmoozing” at the Washington Jewish Week. Costuming projects include Secondstage at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA, and interning at Baltimore Center Stage. In 2019, Robyn launched Artists Circle (, where she is currently the Artistic Director. The performing arts company is dedicated to empowering Jewish female performers and breaking down barriers to women’s self-expression on a professional level. Robyn holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University.

Robyn Shrater Seemann is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Diego Maramba

Diego Maramba is a DC-based actor, producer, and playwright. He has performed on various area stages including: Synetic Theater (Phantom of the Opera), The Theater Lab (If/Then), Capital Fringe Festival (The Changeling Child), and the Silver Spring Stage (Yellow Face).

Film credits, as both an actor and associate producer, include The Girl Who Left Home, currently making its way around the festival circuit. He is a 2018 graduate of The Honors Acting Conservatory at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Connection marks his first commissioned work as a playwright, inspired by almost eight years of storytelling to his daughter, Lina.

Michelle Bowen-Ziecheck

Michelle Bowen-Ziecheck is proud to contribute her creative writing skills to the stage for the first time, after spending the past few years in film and video. Most recently, she worked on Washington Week at WETA, and for Getzels Gordon, a Bethesda-based documentary company. She also serves as a script supervisor for independent films, including the 2021 feature film The Girl Who Left Home, and the short film Post Comedy. She would like to thank her bestest friend Diego for, well— everything, really.

Keegan Patterson

Keegan Patterson is an actor, playwright and teaching artist. His play The Cranky Penguin was originally featured in Adventure Theatre’s Jingle in July festival and his plays Sarah and Ethan in Neverland and Best In Pet have been featured in Adventure’s portion of QFest. As an actor he has been seen with Any Stage Theater, Flying V, Best Medicine Rep and the Greater U Street Theatre Group. He has also taught with Imagination Stage and Compass Rose Theater. When not immersed in the theatre world, he enjoys reading, seeing shows all over the city and spending time with his wife, Emma, and dog, Rita.

Meet the Director

Stan Kang

A native of Arlington, VA, Stan Kang is a professional actor, director and teacher. Most recently, Stan directed Affinity Lunch Minutes at the Garden. During the COVID quarantine, he has also directed pieces featured in the DMV QFest 2.0. He co-directed his first film, DoubleTap, and his favorite theatre role was David Henry Hwang in Yellowface at Theater J.

As a stage actor, Stan has worked with many local DC theatres, such as Washington Shakespeare Company, Studio Theater, Horizons Theatre, Washington Stage Guild, Scena Theater, and the Kennedy Center. He teaches directing at HB Woodlawn in Arlington, VA, and has worked as a director with Asian Stories in America (ASIA), where he directed Big Hunk of Burning Love and The Theory of Everything.

Stan is a founding member and executive director of the Educational Theatre Company (ETC). He is also a board member of Convergence Theatre, Hope for Grieving Families and Friends of Arlington Student Film Festival and is also an advisory board member of Washington Stage Guild and Diversity Works.

Meet the Cast

Alex De Bard as Jing-Jing & Stepsister

Zoe Elene Bernabe as Goddess

Dylan Arredondo as Father

Jasmine Proctor as Ella

Professional Shows

Our 2019-2020 season features an amazing team of female directors who are illustrating beautiful works that have never been seen on ATMTC’s stages. We are so excited to bring our perspective and energy to these productions based on familiar and beloved stories. We hope you are too! 


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Accessible Shows

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