Special thanks to pianist Mark Johnson for his piano chops on Notes on the Male Mind.

Our STEADFAST Fringe Festival Team

A special thanks to Mark Johnson for his piano work on “Notes on the Male Mind.”

Chris Anderson

Playwright/Composer/Lyricist, Producer

Buddy White


Neils Jonker

Recorded Sound Engineer

Photo of Chris Anderson playwright and composer
Chris Anderson – Playwright/Composer/Lyricist/ Producer

Chris Anderson (Playwright/Composer/Lyricist/Producer of Steadfast) has songwriting awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and the Songwriters Association of Washington. She plays guitar and  harmonica and was producer of the monthly D.C. based Harried Americans Roadshow, an Americana, Contemporary Folk & Roots variety show. Chris is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and her PRO (performing rights organization) is  Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI.)

Her releases include Just Change The Boundary (2018), the Christian Christmas project  WAiT -It’s a Musical! (2004), and Gonna Get Through It (2014.)

Buddy White - Director
Buddy White, Director

Buddy White is a playwright, composer, director, actor, musician, conductor and author. He can’t figure out what he wants to do with his life! He retired from Currituck County Schools, where he served as director of theatre. His play Ophelia Chooses was produced at the Z in February, 2022. He previously directed Jennie Brown’s Patience First at the Z and currently serves as director for Chris Anderson’s Steadfast. He thanks God for everything, The Z for opportunities, and his wife for her support.

Niels Jonker - Recorded Sound Engineer
Niels Jonker, Recorded Sound Engineer

Niels Jonker is a Northern Virginia based retired Internet entrepreneur turned musician, engineer, and producer. He appeared in Rain Follows the Plow, showcased in the 2016 Capital Fringe festival. He’s a Berklee Online School of Music graduate, and appeared at Zeiders American Dream Theater at the very first Proteus Festival in 2018.