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In residence at Grace in The Plains and ArtsHerndon

Fauquier County, VA

Box Office: 703-537-1071

©2019 by Dark Horse Theatre Company.

MEET THE COMPANY

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MANAGING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, FOUNDER, OWNER

Ms. Parnian founded the Dark Horse Theatre Company, L.L.C.  in 2009. Prior to that, she directed numerous plays in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., and North Carolina. She completed her directing apprenticeship in 2006 at the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a protégé of Michael R. Simmons. Her special interests include: new play development, improvisation, historical drama, and sound design.

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

Brittani Hall

Brittani started working in the performing arts arena in 2013 and has flourished ever since.  She’s currently a Merchandiser and Ticket Lead at George Mason University’s Hylton Performing Arts Center, and has also worked in the administrative office as a part-time Marketing Assistant. 

Because of her love for theatre, Brittani works with the Performing Arts for Kids, a non-profit organization that introduces young kids to performing arts.

Recently, Brittani joined the Dark Horse Theatre Company as the Stage Manager of Calamity Improv in 2018, and has quickly transitioned into the Production Manager position for the Company.  Working with this group has truly been an honor and a privilege.  I absolutely love every minute of it!

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RESIDENT ARTIST

Sarah has been involved with local theatre and independent films since 2008.  She started with Dark Horse Theatre Company in 2018 as a guest player for Calamity Improv.  In 2019, she became a regular cast member of Calamity and starred in Dark Horse’s Spring production of The Value of Moscow. Sarah is also a directing apprentice with the company (The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later).   While she spends her days as a Developer in the IT world her spare time is dedicated to the local arts, volunteer work with veterans with PTSD and their families, and backpacking/hiking activities.  

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    DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & FOUNDING MEMBER

Arianne' has been on stages in New York City, D.C., Italy, and even exotic places like Cleveland, Ohio. She will follow great work anywhere. Ms. Warner is a founding member of Dark Horse. Favorite area performances include: Carol; Oleanna (DC Theatre Scene Awards nomination), Gogo; Waiting for Godot, Mary; Laughing Stock, Bananas; House of Blue Leaves, Veep. Arianne' holds a BA in theater from James Madison University and is currently pursuing her Masters degree. Arianne' would like to thank her extraordinary humans for their support and all of her dogs for their wisdom.

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ARTISTIC ADVISOR & PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Scott D. Pafumi

Scott joined the Dark Horse team in 2018 as a consultant and cast member of Calamity Improv. He played the role of Joseph Garcin in the Fall 2019 production of No Exit at Dark Horse. He is a career theatre educator. For the last 24 years, he has been serving as a secondary theatre teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. He has also been an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Virginia Tech and holds a Masters Degree in Arts Management from George Mason University.  Favorite past performances include: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?A Streetcar Named DesireNext to NormalA Christmas Carol, and Forever Plaid. He is a happily married man and father to three very artsy children.

COMPANY MANAGER & PRODUCER

Andrew has been working with Dark Horse since 2010. He specializes in set development. Mr. Farms was also an associate producer for Sunday’s Child. In his formative years, Andrew became known as the first football player and actor of Centreville, VA. Andrew received critical praise for his Spring 2019 performance in The Value of Moscow and also produced No Exit, and IMPROVICON at Dark Horse. He is father to Francis, who is an actor in his own right. He takes a special interest in the Ohio State Buckeyes. GO BUCKS!

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EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Pamela is a certified teacher of English and Drama in the states of VA and FL, who is now retired. As a graduate of OSU (B.S.), KSU (M.A.), and GMU (Masters, Ed), she has studied drama, literature, education, and public relations. While teaching at Loudoun County Public Schools, her areas of specialty were Shakespeare, theatre, and Greek mythology. Ms. Warner incorporated drama in her curriculum to encourage confidence, self-expression, and creativity in her students.  She has staged drama productions for Loudoun County Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College. Much of her time is spent in New York City, where she frequents on and off Broadway productions.

Satellite and Emeritus Members

Michael R. Simmons

Derek Yale

Francis Xerxes Farms (Emeritus)