dl Hopkins is a fixture in the Virginia theatre community. Onstage, he is an award-winning actor, veteran poet, and former Artistic Director of the African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia. He has appeared on film, including in HBO’s “Loving.” He has also appeared on television in many different roles, including in HBO’s “The Wire” and the Fox series “Legends & Lies” as Bass Reeves, The Real Lone Ranger.
Mr. Hopkins was honored with the title of Artist-In-Residence at the University of Richmond, where he performed and taught. As a founding member of Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theatre, he toured as a fellow repertory artist, and taught Mr. McClintock’s Jazz Actor’s technique.
Also a director, he most recently directed “Wine in the Wilderness” for the Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company.
David Toney is a professor in the Theatre Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. David’s acting career spans 32 years. For The Hail-Storm, he brought to life the voice of John Dabney.
Past credits include A Free Man of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe, and Julie Taymor’s Broadway and WorldTour production of Juan Darién. Off-Broadway, he has performed as Clarence in Richard III at the Pearl Theatre Company and Once on this Island at Playwrights Horizons. His film and TV credits include Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, The Cosby Show, The Thomas Crown Affair and Dr. Marquay on All My Children.
Also an accomplished acting coach, David has led many New York based acting seminars. His playwriting credits include Kingdom (a meditation on Richard III), published by Dramatic Publishing; Elysian Fields (a musical adaptation of King Lear set in Reconstruction-era Alabama), and The Soul Collector, also published by Dramatic Publishing and sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
Susan Winiecki is co-founder of Fire, Flour & Fork, the Richmond food festival started in 2014; co-owner of Real Richmond Food Tours; and associate publisher of content and audience development for Richmond Magazine. She also founded the region’s annual restaurant awards, The Elbys, in 2012, and served on the founding committee of Broad Appétit, which draws more than 40,000 to Richmond’s Broad Street on the first Sunday each June.
Susan has served on the board of the March of Dimes and as vice president of the Forest Hill Neighborhood Association. She now serves as president of the board of Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. In 2014, Susan won Tricycle Garden's Golden Trowel Award for food-related community service. She received the Chairman’s Award from Richmond Region Tourism in 2015 for her work on Fire, Flour & Fork.
With Maureen Egan, Susan co-authored Richmond’s Culinary History: Seeds of Change.
Maureen Egan is co-founder of Fire, Flour & Fork, the Richmond food festival begun in 2014; co-owner of Real Richmond Food Tours; and a writer and former RHome columnist who wrote Insiders’ Guide to Richmond, VA. With Susan Winiecki, she co-authored Richmond’s Culinary History: Seeds of Change.
Since co-founding Real Richmond Food Tours with Susan in 2010, Maureen has created tours throughout Richmond’s historic neighborhoods that showcase their culinary and cultural offerings to thousands of visitors and residents alike. She has crafted custom tours for Capital One, CarMax, Performance Food Group, Glaxo Smith Kline, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Southern Foodways Alliance and many others.
Maureen was a long-time board member and president of Friends of James River Park. In 2015, she received the Chairman’s Award from Richmond Region Tourism for her work on Fire, Flour & Fork and Real Richmond Food Tours.