Few roles entertain theater audiences quite like those of hilarious and unapologetic women. So, Arena Stage patrons are in for a treat with POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a feminist farce where all of the characters are hilarious and unapologetic women.

And, lucky for us, that extends off-stage as well—the actresses who will bring these roles to life are just as diverse and interesting as their on-stage counterparts. Here are 10 fun facts about these 10 talented women!

Naomi Jacobson (Harriet) is also an acting coach with a successful business working with professionals to identify and clear the obstacles to dynamic communication.

Natalya Lynette Rathnam (Jean) makes amazing mushroom houses out of polymer clay. Check out her Instagram.

Megan Hill (Stephanie) was named one of the Best Comedic Performances of the Year by The New York Times for her portrayal of David Lee Roth in Eddie and Dave.

Felicia Curry (Margaret) recently made her Broadway debut in Into the Woods, playing multiple roles, as well as understudying The Witch.

Yesenia Iglesias (Chris) is also a teacher! She is an adjunct lecturer in the theater department at Howard University.

You may recognize Sarah-Anne Martinez (Dusty) from HBO Max’s original reboot: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

Kelly McAndrew (Bernadette) starred in two Arena Stage shows in 2000: she played both Eleanor Bachman in our 50th Anniversary Season revival of The Great White Hope opposite Mahershala Ali, as well as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker.

Janet Greer (u/s Harriet/Bernadette) is a D.C. native, and had a recurring role on (area staple) Homicide: Life on the Street as Mary Ann Summers.

Peregrine Teng Herd (u/s Jean/Stephanie) speaks Italian and Mandarin. She also reads Latin! Castigat ridendo mores!

Jasmine Joy (u/s Margaret/Chris/Dusty) was a former Arena Stage house manager!


POTUS will step up to the podium in the Fichandler Stage starting October 13—just in time for election season. Get your tickets now!