‘Fido’s Friends Unleashed’ for Beltway Barks! on 6/8: Lisa Carrier Baker, Michael Bobbitt & Debra Buonaccorsi

DC Actors for Animals presents: BELTWAY BARKS
Where DC actors help DC animals find forever homes!

Lisa Baker Carrier with Michael J. Bobbitt and Bobby Smith and friends.
Lisa Carrier Baker with emcees Michael J. Bobbitt and Bobby Smith and the Animal Ambassadors. Photo by Virgil Ocampo Photography.

Lisa Carrier Baker, Founder, Beltway Barks DC Actors for Animals:

Lisa Carrier Baker.
Lisa Carrier Baker.

As I have grown into the DC theatre scene, I have been amazed by the amount of actors I’ve met who tirelessly volunteer, foster, transport, rescue and adopt animals in need. Being inspired by the work of Broadway Barks, it seemed a natural culmination of my two lives: theatre and rescue. When I approached Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids Producer Scott Stevens, I wasn’t sure what kind of a reaction he would have. I basically wanted to follow their format, helping the animals in our DC community. He said – go for it!  He was so supportive and gave me great advice and direction. This animal adoption event will represent 2 local major animal shelters and 4 thriving animal rescues in our DC metro area! Over 30 theatre companies are represented, as well as every university performing arts department in Washington! To say that we are excited about the possibilities is an understatement!


Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8 and go to our website for more details.

​Saturday June 8, 2013
10:00 – 2:00 at American University’s Eric Friedheim Quadrangle
“Showtime” is 11:00am – 12:30pm 

 Some of DC’s finest actors will perform and present our stars: the animals!

We hope to see you there!

Debra Buonaccorsi.
Debra Buonaccorsi.

A word from Beltway Barks event performer, Debra BuonaccorsiFounder, Dizzie Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue:

“I love animals. And I am a proud parent to an Australian Shepherd, Kona and an 18 year old calico cat, Jojo. I am baffled and sickened by any animal cruelty or neglect. It is important to be an advocate and a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Being a part of this event gives me the opportunity to be an advocate for these wonderful dogs who deserve nothing but love. Animals teach us how to be better humans. They are innocent and perfect and it is our job to protect them. Immanuel Kant, said We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” And so it is a lifelong job to always be working on behalf of our 4-legged friends. They truly are man’s best friend. Nothing makes a person feel quite as good as walking in through the front door to be greeted by unconditional love and tail wagging (although in Kona’s case, it’s butt wiggling since she has no tail). Like Will Rogers said “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

Michael J. Bobbitt.
Michael J. Bobbitt.

A word from Beltway Barks co-emcee, Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director, Adventure Theatre MTC.

“In my house, we are obsessed with adoption. We have an adopted son and two adopted dogs. It’s thrilling. So many dogs need homes and if I can help bring the joy that our dogs have brought to my home to other homes, I would be elated.”


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