Our Team
JUDITH KALAORA
Founder | Artistic Director | Historian | Producer | Performer

Judith is a professional educator and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University Magna cum Laude and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature, Language, and Culture. She completed the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. Judith founded History At Play™, LLC in 2010 to chronicle the lives of influential and often forgotten figures. Immersive Living History Experiences offer unique learning environments for viewers to engage with and understand connections between historical legacies and contemporary values. Judith researches, writes, produces, and performs the productions, along with employing Guest Artists globally. She has created Immersive Living History to engage audiences worldwide, breaking the mold for hi-calibre livestream and in-person Educational Escapism that promotes social activism and welfare.
TODD THERIAULT
Musician

Since graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, Todd Theriault has performed extensively in and around Boston as a soloist and accompanist in both the classical and popular genres. Todd has musically directed and performed in several musicals, including Forever PlaidMass Hysteria, and Funny Business. Todd has entertained at Club Café, Boston, and Diamond Jim’s (Lenox Hotel). An accomplished organist and church musician, Todd led the Sacred Heart Choir (Lexington, MA) on a concert tour of Rome & Sicily and serves on the faculty at Brandies University as an Artist in Residence.
LAURA ROCKLYN
Living Historian | Writer | Historian

Laura is an actress, writer, and first-person historical interpreter based in Boston, MA. Laura received her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, and holds a Shakespeare Certificate from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed with regional theater companies up and down the East Coast, including The Folger Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare, and the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and she has worked as a first- person historical interpreter at museums such as Colonial Williamsburg and The Smithsonian.

For other Living Historians, check out Solo Together.

KAEDON GRAY
Performer | Singer

Kaedon Gray is a Boston-based singer/actor who recently performed as Frederick Douglass in How Long Must We Wait?; researched, written, and produced by History At Play™, LLC, in collaboration with Suffrage100MA and the City of Boston, at Historic Faneuil Hall. He participated in The Roxbury Film Festival in 2020 (Jagunfly by John Adekoje and Crazy Dat8s by
Crosby Tatum) and originated the role of Samuel in Beloved King by
Jade Sylvan, also in 2020.


CHARLOTTE ANNE DORE
Interpreter | Wardrobe Consultant

Charlotte Anne Dore is a member of SAG/ AFTRA, Actors Equity, and Puppeteers of America. She has recorded over 40 audiobooks. She toured the nation with Underground Railway Theatre's educational program Are You Ready, My Sister. Charlotte (as part of an ensemble) has won a Boston Emmy & a "Scene" award, and worked the animatronics gorilla in The Zookeeper  with Kevin James.


​KYLE JENKS
Interpreter | Writer | Historian

Kyle Jenks has been interpreting James Madison, known as “The Father of the Constitution,” since 2015. Mr. Jenks’ numerous appearances have included the National Constitution Center, the New-York Historical Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. He is the creator of the Society Hill Walking Tour in Philadelphia and is also a playwright, having penned James and Dolley: Opposites Attract, which chronicles the love story between James and Dolley from courtship to the end of the War of 1812.

Jon Francois Rice
Interpreter | Researcher | Historian

Jon F. Rice is a Chicago-based professional historian, researcher, and tri-racial interpreter. He obtained a PhD in American History from Northern Illinois University. He is a retired Professor of African American History at Northern Illinois University, and taught Native American history at UMASS/Boston. Jon has performed for the Chicago Historical Society; in Boston, as an interpreter for the Freedom Trail Foundation; and as a Wampanoag elder at the Wampanoag Homesite, at Plimoth Patuxet (formerly Plimoth Plantation). Rice, who descends from the Choctaw Heritage, delves into the lives and eras of his portrayals to create dialogues that encompass the time in which they lived.
TILLIE EFTER
Business Development

Tillie is a Business Development professional with twenty years experience harnessing industry pros' unique talents to bolster efficiency and streamline productivity. She has collaborated with a variety of companies, including those in the following fields: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device, Event Management, Marketing, Advertising, Education, Arts & Culture, and Home Improvement.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Tillie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a dual major in Psychology and Legal Studies and is credited for the inspiration behind two of History At Play™, LLC's most successful productions: Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr and CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe.