Featured Alumni

Kashayna JohnsonKashayna Johnson

"The Honors Acting Conservatory is great for bridging the gap between community and artist. There is such a respect for the craft and those studying it, and Theatre Lab does an excellent job/service of creating space for artists of all backgrounds and levels to meet, learn, and work with those already in the industry. It’s not about ego, it’s not about notoriety; it’s about the work, the art form and how we can come together to honestly represent a community and a world where we all exist." - Kashayna Johnson, Honors Class of 2012

Kashayna is Paulina in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Round House Theatre opening in September 2019.

In April 2019, Kashayna appeared as Jacqueline Blount in Junk: The Golden Age of Debt at Arena Stage for the DC premiere of Ayad Aktar’s Tony-nominated show. Born into a military family, she graduated from Maryland’s Suitland High School and attended Temple University, before attending the Honors Acting Conservatory at The Theatre Lab. She graduated from British American Dramatic Academy's Midsummers Program with Magadalen College, University of Oxford. Other regional credits include Mosaic Theatre Company’s Milk Like Sugar, Theatre Alliance’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, and Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet.

 

 

Anna Fagan

"The Honors Acting Conservatory helped me step outside of my comfort zone as an actor and gave me the tools to take risks and tackle challenges - the most rewarding kind of work." - Anna Fagan, Honors Class of 2012

Anna can be seen in the feature film, I Like Me produced by MindInMotion, for which she earned “Best Actress in a Feature Film” at the Hoboken International Film Festival. She’s appeared on stages such as Infinity Theatre Company (The Fantasticks), NextStop Theatre Company (Crimes of the Heart), Ivoryton Playhouse (The Hundred Dresses, The Queens of the Golden Mask), and TheatreWorks New Milford, where she appeared as Catherine in Proof and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress for an OnStage Theatre Award CT/NY Region.