There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Not so long ago, casting plays in Washington didn’t involve a middleman. When Capital Talent Agency opened up shop last year, that was supposed to change. By late 2011, some 62 actors had signed up. So has it affected a quiet, friendly theater culture? Not yet. CTA’s founders, Roger Yoerges, a trial lawyer whose son is an actor (and client), and Jeremy Skidmore, a director taking an artistic hiatus to earn an MBA, say they’ll know CTA is successful when a second agency appears. So far, a deal with an agent hasn’t proved a path to theatrical riches. Though CTA has landed gigs in other cities for its clients, members of its growing stable say they still rely on their own contacts for local stage work. And in early 2012, CTA will lose one of its founders, when Skidmore ends his leave and returns to the director’s chair. At least he’ll know where to look for casting.