Formed in 2009, Capital Talent Agency, LLC (CTA) represents theater professionals based in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC who work nationally in theater, film, television, and voiceovers. Capital Talent Agency also represents authors in all genres of fiction and non-fiction. Created in response to the needs of this growing population of artists in the nation’s capital, CTA was built around the personal and professional needs of our clients, not only providing representation, but also career planning, financial guidance, travel support, and much more.

Roger Yoerges
CEO + AgentRoger Yoerges

Roger has made Washington, DC, his home for more than twenty years during which he has practiced law with two major, international law firms. He has been involved in the arts from an early age. As a student in high school on the East End of Long Island, Roger performed in several productions and as a member of jazz and rock bands. He continued playing music throughout college and law school and helped finance his education by playing keyboards in New York and in Florida. Roger's law career has taken him around the world representing Fortune 100 companies and individuals in trials and transactions of all types. He graduated in 1980 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and from Stetson College of Law in 1985 with a Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude.

Cynthia B. Kane
Literary AgentCynthia B. Kane

Cynthia has been involved in the publishing industry for more than ten years. She has seen over 100 titles to market and has edited for UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women). She has worked with Michael Gross, New York Times best-selling author, on “740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building” and “Rogues Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money That Made the Metropolitan Museum.” Cynthia has also written for national and international publications and has served as a writing instructor at the Writopia Lab in Washington, DC, and has run several writing workshops.  Cynthia received her B.A. in Literature from Bard College and her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College.

Michelle Muntifering
AgentMichelle Muntifering

Michelle moved to the DC area from Auburn, Alabama, in 2012 when she was hired as the Casting Associate at Olney Theatre Center. She has led audition workshops at numerous schools and theaters across the greater DC area, including Signature Theatre and Adventure Theatre MTC. Prior to moving to Washington, Michelle spent two years as the Choreographer and Co-Director of the Theatre Exploratory Program at Tuscaloosa Magnet School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and spent a summer as the Co-Director of Dance at Timber Lake Camp in Shandaken, NY.  Michelle is a proud alumna of The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance, where she was the recipient of the coveted University Presidential Scholarship.

J. Fred Shiffman
Literary Agent J. Fred Shiffman

Shaheen Qureshi is a native of the Washington, DC area and has worked in publishing and editing for the past five years. As the former managing editor of Tadween Publishing, a Middle East academic press, she facilitated the publication of a political cartoon book and a collection of interviews with Iraqi activists. She teaches writing workshops and volunteers in public schools as a writing mentor and tutor. Shaheen received her B.A. at Bard College where she was awarded the Wilton Moore Lockwood prize in creative writing and has published her poetry in Bard Papers and Sukoon Magazine. Shaheen is actively seeking literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoirs, cookbooks, and graphic novels. She is particularly interested in character-driven stories that give voice to the underrepresented and marginalized. Books that challenge the status quo and look at race, class, food, gender, colonialism, or history in a new light will grab her attention.

J. Fred Shiffman
Agent J. Fred Shiffman

In addition to an acting career in the DC area of over thirty years, Fred brings just as many years of business experience to the agency. He was Executive Vice President in charge of new business at DC’s Abramson Labus Van De Velde, a full-service advertising and marketing firm. He has a decade’s experience in banking and served as both AVP/Branch Assistant Manager, as well as AVP/Staffing & Development, where he headed up both Teller and Customer Service Representative training. He was General Manager of Herb’s Restaurant at which time he also served on the Board of The League of Washington Theaters. His accounting training was with the American Bankers Association, where he pulled a 4.0 GPA. Fred has received three Helen Hayes awards: in 1993 for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical, then again in 1999 for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play, and most recently in 2008 for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play. In addition, Fred was nominated for nine of his other acting roles since 1986.