Diana Cameron McQueen as Queen Elizabeth I
From the Lost Colony 2013, photograph by
Jad Davenport at National Geographic.
Cover of The Coast
Featuring a photo of Diana Cameron McQueen at Queen Elizabeth I from The Lost Colony 2013 by Jay Wickens Photography.
Featuring Diana Cameron McQueen as Queen Elizabeth I from The Lost Colony 2013.
The Chamber Scene 2014
Featuring Diana Cameron McQueen at Queen Elizabeth I and Clark Helman as Sir Walter Raleigh. Directed by Ira David Wood III.
Photo by Delena Gray Ostrander
The How and The Why
The How and the Why produced in part by the first Women's Theater Festival in Raleigh, NC, August 25th-28th. Sarah Treem wrote a riveting two person play about women in science and their struggles in their work and lives. An engrossing, suspenseful, heartwarming play. It was directed by Diana Cameron McQueen and starred Rozyln Sorrell and Carly Prentis Jones.
Never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie.
A Comedic Masterpiece! The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maskes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maskes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.
Theo Maske - David Bankert
Louise Maske - Diana Cameron McQueen
Gertrude Deuter - Sandi Sullivan
Frank Versati - Jonathan King
Benjamin Cohen - Larry Evans
Klinglehoff -Mark. C Phialas
Directed by Ira David Wood IV
Harvey at Judson Theatre
Harvey at Judson Theatre with Elinor Donahue was a delight from beginning to end!
“A show for the entire family, from kids to grandparents. By the end, you too may want to see that rabbit!” – New York Post
Elwood P. Dowd has a friend in Harvey: a 6’1 1/2” rabbit “pooka,” visible only to him. You and your loved ones will laugh out loud at this hilarious comic fantasy about losing your mind–and finding your real (and imaginary) friends. Starring beloved TV icon Elinor Donahue (Ellie from The Andy Griffith Show, Emmy nominee for Father Knows Best). You won’t want to miss Judson Theatre Company’s production of the Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Harvey.
ELINOR DONAHUE* (Mrs. Chumley)
SHANNON AGNEW (Myrtle Mae Simmons)
DREW BOLANDER (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.)
CHRIS BROWN (William R. Chumley, M.D.)
JD DEMERS (Judge Omar Gaffney)
ADAM FAW (E.J. Lofgren)
KELLY HACKETT (Veta Louise Simmons)
LENORE KALER (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet)
DAVID MASON* (Elwood P. Dowd)
DIANA CAMERON McQUEEN (Ruth Kelly, R.N.)
CHRIS THOMAS (Duane Wilson)
PHOTOS BY RON FOREMAN
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Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin
The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. With him, he's brought the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. When a bright, handsome young man is hired to to teach her a few social amenities...romance rears its head in this sparkling comedy. Directed by Rachel Klem.
May 28, 29, 30; June 3, 6, 10, 12 at 7:30 pm
May 31 & June 14 at 2 pm
Billie Dawn................................Diana McQueen
Harry Brock...............................Tim Caudle
Paul Verrall...............................Will Sanders
Ed(wina) Devery.......................Lynda Clark
Senator Norval Hedges.............John Harris
Mrs. Hedges..............................Barbette Hunter
Eddie Brock...............................David Klionsky
The Assistant Manager..............Lindsey House
A Bellhop, A Barber, A Waiter....Ryan Miller
Sunday in the Park with George
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece about the painter Georges Seurat and his obsessive quest to create the painting that would define his life, his city, and his time. The second act then moves forward in time to look at George’s great grandson and his own fight to make art in a world where beauty often takes a backseat to commerce. This remarkable work remains one of only three American musicals ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Includes the timeless Sondheim classics Finishing the Hat, Putting it Together, Children and Art and Move On.
Learn more about the history of the show and more here on our website created by Laura Owens and Madeline Kvale.
Cast & Crew
Directed by Jerome Davis
Music Director Christian L. Stahr
Production Stage Manager Robert V. Thurber*
Scenery & Lighting by ED Intemann
Costumes by Bonnie Raddatz
Properties by Elizabeth Newton
Technical Director Adam York
Assistant Director Stephen Eckert and Jackie Knollhuff
Dramaturgs Laura Owens, Madie Kvale, and Katy Werlin
ASMs Laura Owens, Christine Schatzle, Edward Kirby, and Garrett Canna
Master Electrician Mia Carson
Asst. TD Michael Gorman
Scene Painter Lauren Stanton
Mary Floyd Page
Diana Cameron McQueen
*Denotes membership in Actors' Equity Association.
Venus in Fur at RLT
Raleigh Little Theater and Actor’s Comedy Lab present Venus in Fur by David Ives finished its opening weekend yesterday to standing ovations and the warmest reception I’ve ever experienced. I am incredibly proud of this incredible team of talented people at Actor’s Comedy Lab and blessed to be able to work with them on this brilliantly funny play. This play is like a long, intricate magic act, and a joy to perform. We hope you can see it before we sell out! Thank you, Raleigh!!
Production photos by Paul Cory Photography:
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News & Observer, Roy Dicks
Theater review: McQueen leads strong ‘Venus in Fur’ at Raleigh Little Theatre
“Diana Cameron McQueen attacks the dream role of Vanda with gusto, growing in power as the play unfolds, manifesting Vanda’s dangerous sensuality with total aplomb. Tony Lea knowingly projects Thomas’ initial smirky confidence and later inevitable enthrallment with Vanda’s allure.”
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THROUGH 2/1: Male and Female Lock Swords in Actors Comedy Lab’s Venus in Fur
“These two actors are tremendously right for their roles…Actors Comedy Lab has created another tour-de-force with this quietly explosive play, which leaves us all a little shocked, but not entirely surprised, at the final outcome….”
Dracula at Temple Theatre
Directed by Corey Bruish
Adapted by Peggy Taphorn
Sept 2014-November 2014
The Lost Colony 2013-2014
The Lost Colony Symphonic Drama is a NC cultural heritage of both theatre history and American History. It plays out Paul Green's script of the real happening of the first English colony in the Americas, which was fated to mysteriously vanish without a trace. It tells the story of the colonists who traveled here to start a new home and settlement only to be plagued by misfortune. Queen Elizabeth I features prominently as the one, with Sir Walter Raleigh, designed and approved the expeditions before the war with Spain prevented her from sending further supplies to the colony, one of the many hardships to befall the colony.
I played Queen Elizabeth I in The Lost Colony is 2013 and 2014, it was Directed by Ira David Wood III, a former Sir Walter and Old Tom himself. He brought the performance back to a style seen before in the 1960's, and opened to rave reviews, best in years.
It is a local treasure and a national hallmark of American Theater History. It was awarded an honorary TONY for Excellence in theater for 75 years of performaces!
Playing with Fire
A workshop production done during The Lost Colony professional Theatre Workshop 2014. Directed by Clint Lienau and starring Diana Cameron McQueen as Dr. Frankenstein, Manda Neal as her younger self, Victor; Matthew Johnson as Adam, and Jim Ringel as The Creature.