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Who We Are

Christian Fernandez
Founder & Owner

Christian Fernandez is a teacher and director originally from Miami, FL. He earned his B.A. in Literature from Patrick Henry College and his Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University. He founded Jupiter Theater Company in 2019, directing its inaugural production As You Like It. He currently works as the English, Debate, and Theater Arts Teacher at Evergreen Christian School and Adjunct Professor of Classical Liberal Arts at Patrick Henry College. 


Elisabeth has had the privilege of working with Jupiter Theater Company in a variety of roles. She has acted in multiple shows, served as co-director, stage manager and producer, and she has assisted in other capacities such as marketing and house management. Prior to Jupiter Theater, she worked with Patrick Henry College's Eden Troupe as director for two plays. She holds a B.A. in Classical Liberal Arts and lives and works as a legal assistant in Loudoun County.

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Elisabeth Kamakawiwoole
Production Manager


Grace Richardson
Education Director

Grace has been involved in children’s education for over a decade. She ran a piano teaching business for ten years, helmed Lighthouse Drama’s classes and productions for the 2017 - 2018 season, and assisted with several camps for children and teens. She served as a counselor and as Camp Coordinator for Patrick Henry College’s Teen Leadership camps. She actively participated in Patrick Henry College’s Eden Troupe as an actress, props director, producer, and board member before acting with Jupiter Theater Company since its inception. Grace is very excited to return to teaching and coordinating theater classes and to share her love for drama with children and teens.

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Lauren Fernandez
Company Manager

For JTC, Lauren handles finances, recordkeeping, and other business matters. She gained administrative and operational experience working as an executive assistant and operations manager at a university. She holds a BA in Classical Liberal Arts from Patrick Henry College and participated in the college’s theater troupe. In 2017, she served as stage manager in a play her husband Christian wrote and directed. She lives in Round Hill, VA, with Christian and their son Peter and currently freelances as a virtual assistant.

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