Traveling Literary Theater

James Dyne

London born actor, James Dyne, has spent over 40 years acting on stages in Europe and America. A talented stage designer, James has worked on over 30 productions with paint, hammer, and nails. James is an executive with a major international communications company. 

His interpretation of Ebenezer Scrooge in Traveling Literary Theater's production of Dickens' edited version of A Christmas Carol is brilliant, earning him glowing reviews all over NJ/NY.


"To hear Dickens' own words delivered brilliantly by the English actor, James Dyne, rekindled an old childlike warmth and wonder in my heart toward the Christmas Season." The Princeton Packet 

Tom Worsdale

Thomas Worsdale is a retired Lt. Col. in the USAF, a fencing coach, a stage director/producer, an actor, and head of Public Affairs at Lakehurst Navel Base in Lakehurst NJ.

In 2005, Worsdale established Traveling Literary Theater with his production of A MEETING OF THE MACABRE. Each year since, the production company has added a show to its roster. 

As Hollywood liaison with the USAF, Tom worked with James Cameron helping him select music for his film TITANIC. Following Desert Storm, Tom directed concerts for George Burns and Bob Hope in dedication to the troops. 

Tom coached the USAF Fencing Team from 1981-1985 and was an official at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Maggie Worsdale

An international cabaret artist, Maggie Worsdale has performed at many of the major concert halls, cabaret, and jazz venues around the country and in Europe. She has released four studio albums and has appeared as a guest artist on three others.

In 2009 and 2010 Maggie was selected as one of the 10 Best Jazz Singers in NY/NJ area and was featured in the annual Sinatra Birthday Bash Celebration at the world famous Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ.

Martha Washington's lecture series was created by Maggie in 2012 and she has traveled throughout the country entertaining audiences with her Lady Washington portrayal.

David Sussman

Dave Sussman has been involved in theater and film work for the last 33 years, working locally and in NYC. Dave retired as a Police Sergeant after 25+ years of service and is biding his time until his big break in tv. 

Ken Serfass

Founder & Presenter

General Grant living history impressionist

March 2009 – Present (7 years 4 months)Home based now in Gettysburg PA, founded in San Diego CA

A first person impression of Ulysses S Grant, focusing on his time in the army as a general during the American Civil War.
I can present motivational talks to almost any age group, meet with Civil War Roundtable groups for subject discussions, preside at military-esque functions and always provide a believable experience of meeting US Grant in person.
I lead a walking tour in Gettysburg, by appointment, which describes much of the battle in the town's streets, and also work with a horseback tour company, with the ability to present the general accompanying the tour.
Most living history experiences are open to adjusting to a given situation, so if you can imagine it, we can make it plausible.

Sandra Mc Laughlin

Sandra has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Regional Theatre and on television. After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts and after a year of acting study in London, her first job in New York was on Broadway in The Royal Family. She was a co-founder and member of the American Theatre Alliance and has performed Off-Broadway at the Perry Street Theatre, the Helen Hayes, the 45th Street Theatre and the Manhattan Punchline to name a few. Sandra has performed regionally at the George Street Playhouse, Carolina Rep Company and worked with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company. Since moving to NJ she has worked with many companies as an actress, director and teacher. She founded, produced and directed Shakespeare-by-the-Sea, outdoor summer Shakespeare in Spring Lake, NJ for 10 years.

Gary Allan Powel
- "A Christmas Carol" New Jersey troupe - SCROOGE

For 10 years, every Christmas season, Gary played the title role of "Scrooge" at the Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ. For the past 50 years, professional theater has been Gary's home. He studied in CA, PA, and NYC. Leading roles such as Bobby in Company, George in George M, Emile in South Pacific are part of Powels' stage credits. Actor, singer, dancer, choreographer - Gary Allan Powel.

Jim Watson
- YOUR GHOST STORY - NJ Troupe

Jim Watson is an actor and writer who has performed in theaters from NJ to Boston and recently made his NYC debut with And I’ll Scratch Yours. He lives in Toms River with his wife and two sons.

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