Dressed in skinny jeans, flats, a white shirt and still wearing her stage makeup, the petite Ashley Blair Fitzgerald sits cross-legged in a small conference room after her matinee performance in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Arena Stage in Washington.
The show is the Ellicott City native's debut performance at the southwest D.C. theater and Fitzgerald said she's enjoying being a part of the production.
"I'm having a blast and the cast is amazing," Fitzgerald said. "I'm so blessed to be performing with these talented people in this great environment where I can grow as a performer."
The cast includes E. Faye Butler, who's performed in numerous...