KATE ABBRUZZESE third season (Susie, Parasite Drag) S&Co: Julius Caesar (Portia, Casca), Hamlet (title role), Romeo & Juliet (Rosaline/Paris’ page) Off-Off Broadway: To Walk In Darkness (Adella). Regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: The Winter’s Tale (Perdita), Pericles (Lychorida), Cymbelline (Helen). World’s End Theatre: Rendition in Damascus (Missy); Florida Studio Theatre: Sylvia (title role); Tennessee Shakespeare Festival: Othello (Desdemona), Macbeth (Third Witch/Boy). Kate received her BA in Drama from Vassar College and is attending NYU’s Graduate Acting Program (Class of 2015).
MATTHEW E. ADELSON‡ second season (Lighting Designer for King Lear, The Tempest, Satchmo at the Waldorf) S&Co: King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well and Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged. Recent credits include: Henry IV (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Tommy and A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Group) and Turn of the Screw (North Carolina Opera). Matthew is also the Production Manager and Lighting Designer for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; where he has lit over 250 concerts and events, including Los Lobos, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega, Dr. John, Deborah Voigt, Joan Rivers, Christine Ebersole, Barbara Cook, the Cowboy Junkies, Jason Samuels Smith and James Taylor. He is also the Lighting Designer for the Dance Department at Williams College, and a graduate of the Yale Drama School.
BARBARA ALLEN second season (Director of Movement for The Tempest) Barbara Allen is a NYC based choreographer. She has choreographed and created movement for Stage, Film, Cabaret and Light Opera. She has been a guest artist at various colleges including Skidmore College, CAL ARTS and Columbia University. She is a NEA choreography recipient. Barbara is currently an instructor at NYU – Tisch School of the Arts. Barbara is thrilled to be a performer in DibbleDance and equally thrilled to be working with Tony Simotes, Olympia Dukakis and her husband Rocco Sisto, along with the wonderful cast of The Tempest.
ELIZABETH ASPENLIEDER* seventeenth season (Joellen in Parasite Drag, Ensemble in The 39 Steps; Communications Director/Artistic Associate) S&Co: The Memory of Water (Catherine), War of the Worlds (Phillips) The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Marquise de Merteuil), Bad Dates (Haley), The Ladies Man (Suzanne), Othello (Bianca), Rough Crossing (Natasha), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Ford); Ice Glen (Dulce); The Comedy of Errors (Adrianna), Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret), King Lear (Regan), Ethan Frome (Mattie), The Valley of Decision (Fulvia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), A Tanglewood Tale (Sophia), Twelfth Night (Antonia), Richard III (Anne), All’s Well That Ends Well (Helena), Wit (Susie), The Winter’s Tale (Perdita), Mercy (Annie), Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula), and Pericles (Thaisa/Diana). Regional: Boston Theatre Works: Angels in America (Angel/Nurse) and Emilia (Othello); Mixed Company: Ten Minutes in the Berkshires Play Festival(s). Canada: Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Alma), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nora), Fifth of July (Shirley), Independent Films: Trigger Finger; Seriously Twisted. Elizabeth won the 2009 Elliot Norton Award for her performance in Bad Dates at Merrimack Repertory and S&Co., and was nominated for an I.R.N.E. award for the same role. She also provides the voices for commercials and animated features.
JASON ASPREY* eighteenth season (Ronnie in Parasite Drag, ensemble in The 39 Steps, Summer Training Institute Faculty) S&Co: The Memory of Water (Frank), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus), Richard III (Lord Hastings/Oxford), Hamlet (Title Role), White People (Alan Harris), All’s Well That Ends Well (Bertram), Rough Crossing (Gal), Blue/Orange (Bruce), The Mission of Jane (Julian Lethbury), The Promise (Jean Le Fanois), As You Like It (Oliver/Corin), Comedy of Errors (Angelo), King Lear (Edgar), Much Ado About Nothing (DonJohn/Sexton), Henry V (Fluellen), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Macbeth (Macduff), and Julius Caesar (Antony). Regional: Julius Caesar (Cassius) at Shakespeare Now, Betrayal (Robert) at Nora Theatre, Einstein’s Dreams (Eduard Einstein) at Culture Project NYC, A Life in the Theatre (John) and The End of the Day (Grayden Massey) at Ensemble Theatre, Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at Swine Palace; also Knightbridge Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Mixed Company, and theatre in England, where he has also worked in TV and film.
STEPHEN BALL twenty-fourth season (Lighting Designer for Cassandra Speaks, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Parasite Drag, The 39 Steps, The Santaland Diaries, The Liar; General Manager) Lighting & Set Designs: Boston, Falmouth, Foxboro, and Lenox, MA; Sharon, CT; New York, NY; New Hope, PA; Marietta, GA; Miami, FL; lighting for last season’s Bernstein Theatre productions. Executive Education in non-profit management, Harvard’s Kennedy School; M.B.A., University of Miami; M.F.A., N.Y.U.’s Tisch School. Steve proudly holds the 2002 Achievement Award from the Town of Ripton, MA, Candlelight Council.
BILL BARCLAY tenth season (Composer of King Lear; Resident Music Director) S&Co: over 25 productions including EveryActor and Wordplay (Director), Rough Crossing (Adam Adam), King John (title role), Richard III (Ratcliffe/Murderer), Antony & Cleopatra, All’s Well That Ends Well, Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Goatwoman of Corvis County, King John (Composer & Sound Designer). Bill has composed music for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London (Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing) and is a member of the Resident Acting Company at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, England, and the Actors’ Shakespeare Project (eight seasons including director of Timon of Athens, Henry IV pts I & II (Prince Hal), past Artistic Associate). Recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship–the nation’s largest grant for actors. www.shakespearealoud.com
PATRICK BARLOW (Playwright, The 39 Steps) created the National Theatre of Brent in 1980, in which he plays Artistic Director and Chief Executive Desmond Olivier Dingle. Their legendary two-man epics for the theatre include The Charge of the Light Brigade, Zulu!, The Black Hole of Calcutta, Wagner’s Right Cycle, The Messiah (Tricycle Theatre), The Complete Guide to Sex, The Greatest Story Ever Told (Tricycle Theatre), Love Upon the Throne: The Charles and Diana Story (Olivier Award nomination), and The Wonder of Sex. The National Theatre of Brent now consists of Mr. Barlow, John Ramm, and Martin Duncan. Mr. Barlow also wrote the libretto for Judgement of Paris for the Covent Garden Venture (music by John Woolrich) and Requiem for a Relationship for the Gogmagog Theatre Company (music by Django Bates). His film and television writing credits include Messiah, Van Gogh (Prix Futura Berlin Film Festival), Revolution!! (Best Comedy Film, Jerusalem Film Festival), The Young Visiters starring Jim Broadbent and Hugh Laurie, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, The Ghost of Faffner Hall, Scarfe on Sex, Mighty Movements from World History, True Adventures of Christopher Columbus, Queen of the East, Massive Landmarks of the 20th Century. Mr. Barlow won an Olivier Award and a What’s Onstage Award for Best New Comedy for his adaptation of The 39 Steps.
LYDIA BARNETT-MULLIGAN fifth season (Assistant Director for King Lear) S&Co: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Cecile), Ice Glen, Servant of Two Masters, Tamer Tamed. Actors’ Shakespeare Project: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Ann Page/Caius). Stratford Arts Festival: Romeo & Juliet (Juliet). Stoneham Theatre: Steel Magnolias. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Shakespeare On Love (Juliet). Shakespeare Now: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth. Directing credits: King John, The Tempest, and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, all at Williams College.
JAKE BERGER seventh season (Orgon in Tartuffe; Company Manager) S&Co: the touring productions of Macbeth (Duncan/Macduff) and Julius Caesar (Caesar) Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ: To Kill A Mockingbird (Boo Radley), The Taming of the Shrew (Tailor/Pedant), The Grapes of Wrath (Noah Joad) and The Tempest (Sebastian). Other credits include The Astronomer in Hotel Cassiopeia with Fort Point Theatre Channel and Herr Gabor in Spring Awakening with Zeitgeist Stage. Training: Emerson College, Virginia Commonwealth University and Shakespeare & Company.
JASON BOHON* first season (Actor/Creator of Endurance) Regional: Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Antigone); Children’s Theatre Company (Busytown); New Jersey Shakespeare Festival (Enrico IV, As You Like It, Marriage, Machinal), Theater Latta Da (Floyd Collins). Other: Minnesota Orchestra (Peer Gynt), Four Humors (Bards, Romeo & Juliet), 3 Sticks (Melancholy Play, Gypsy and the General, Borderlines). Teaching: Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program. Training: MFA from The London International School of Performing Arts/Naropa University.
GREGORY BOOVER first season (Ensemble in The Tempest, Damis in Tartuffe). University of Massachusetts Amherst: Twelfth Night (Malvolio), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius), Urinetown (Old Man Strong). NYC: Spring Awakening: a sin of omission (Ernst). Greg recently returned from The University Of Kent in England, where he studied classical text and performed as Charlie Fox in David Mamot’s Speed The Plow. He extends special thanks to family and friends that have made this possible.
THOMAS BRAZZLE first season (Duke of Burgundy in King Lear; Ensemble in The Tempest) Connecticut Repertory Theatre: The Winter’s Tale (Old Shepherd). Alley Theatre: Peter Pan and I (Barbara Jordan). Dallas Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew (Nathaniel), Julius Caesar (Artemidorus). Huron Playhouse: Kiss Me Kate (Paul), I Remember Mama (Dr. Johnson). Ensemble Theatre: Freedom is my Middle Name (Danny). Training: MFA Acting University of Connecticut. BFA Acting Stephen F. Austin State University.
PATRICK BRENNAN ninth season (Set Designer for The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Cassandra Speaks, Parasite Drag, The 39 Steps, The Santaland Diaries; Props Master; Board Member) S&Co: Set designs for Red Hot Patriot, War of the Worlds and The Santaland Diaries. Patrick is thrilled to be back to provide all props for the 2012-13 season. He is very busy and must get back to work.
DEBORAH A. BROTHERS third season (Costume Designer for The Tempest) Deborah A. Brothers is the Costume Director, Designer and Lecturer in Theatre at Williams College. She has designed costumes for Williamstown Theatre Festival Berkeley Repertory Theatre, along with other companies for both theatre and dance. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.A. from the University of New Orleans. She has produced videos on Mardi Gras costuming traditions and is working on a photo essay about loss in New Orleans.
CHARLES BUSCH (Playwright, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Mr. Busch the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright.
CAROLINE CALKINS second season (Ensemble in King Lear, Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: Macbeth (New England Tour 2012), The Venetian Twins (Columbina), Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director, 2011. Caroline first came to S&Co as a member of Summer Young Company ’06. She graduated from Brown University (BA Theater Arts), where favorite plays included: The Other Shore (Ensemble) and The Skriker (Skriker). Other training: NTI, SITI Company.
JOAN H. CAPPELLO* first season (Stage Manager for Cassandra Speaks) Some NY credits include: The 2012 Jonathan Larson Grant and Glaad award winning Southern Comfort, The Musical (CAP21). Honey Brown Eyes, Port Authority Throw Down, Killa Dilla (The Working Theater); The Talking Band’s Panic! Euphoria! Blackout. (HERE Arts Center); Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Orlando, by Virginia Woolf (New Dramatists Inc); Shawn Cody’s The Water Dream (Shakespeare & Company and The Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre); Michael Weller’s Beast (New York Theater Workshop); Katori Hall’s Hoo Doo Love (The Cherry Lane Theatre). Fifteen productions for The Classical Theatre of Harlem from 2002-2007, including tours to Germany and Miami, and is currently the SM for their Future Classics Readings. Regional: Rose and Kimberly Akimbo (The Schoolhouse Theater).
JOE CERQUA‡ first season (Composer/Sound Designer for Parasite Drag) is a freelance composer, sound designer, and producer. He has composed music for over 250 productions nationally and internationally. Regional: American Players Theatre: The Royal Family, The Taming of the Shrew, The Circle, The Plays the Thing, Ahh Wilderness. Steppenwolf: Side Man, The Royal Family, Uncle Vanya, Wedding Band, The Fall to Earth, Homebody Kabul. Also productions at the Goodman Theatre, the Alliance, Mark Taper Forum, BAM, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Deaf West, Kansas City Rep, Cleveland Playhouse and others.
SANDY CLEARY* first season (Stage Manager for The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) Sandy has been a theatre professional for over 35 years. Stage management highlights include: Los Angeles Theatre Center staff ’88-’92, Anna Deavere Smith’s R.A.C.E, Company with Carol Burnett, Ann Magnuson’s You Could Be Home Now, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, five productions with renowned avant-gardist Reza Abdoh’s company touring the US and Europe, Irina Brook’s La Vie Materielle at La MaMa. Sandy currently works with The Berkshire Fringe Festival and teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
KEVIN G. COLEMAN founding member (The Fool in King Lear; Director of Education) teaches text analysis, stage combat, clown and directing. Kevin has been a guest teacher or director at the American Stage Company, MIT, Harvard, UMass/Boston, L.S.U., SUNY/Albany, Stanford University, Shenandoah Shakespeare, Queensland University of Technology-Brisbane, Australia, Lincoln Center, the Folger Library in Washington, DC, the Stratford Festival in Ontario, and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, UK. Kevin is the Project Director for the National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare, a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities where high school teachers from across the nation train with the master teachers of Shakespeare & Company and internationally renowned scholars in a month-long, intensive workshop. Shakespeare & Company’s Education Program has been recognized by the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities, the MacArthur Foundation and the GE Foundation as a “Champion of Change” in Arts in Learning. It also received the Commonwealth Award, the highest honor awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for contributions to the quality of life for Mass. residents in the arts, humanities and sciences. He was recently honored at the White House for the Education Program’s work with juvenile offenders which received the Coming Up Taller award. He has also received the Teaching Artist Award for Theatre from Massachusetts. Outside the Education Program, Kevin is the Theatre Director at the Austen Riggs Center where he has directed over 30 productions. Kevin holds degrees from St. Louis University and NYU.
CONNIE CONGDON (Adaptor, Tartuffe)
JOAN COOMBS first season (Mme. Pernelle in Tartuffe) Regional/local: Hubbard Hall: All My Sons (Kate); Curtain Call: Death of a Salesman (Linda), The Last Romance (Rose); Aglet Theatre Co: Dance of Death (Alice), Phantasie (Leah), The Bald Soprano (Mrs. Smith); Theater Barn: The Hollow (Lady Angkatell); also Enchanted April; Three Viewings; The Cocktail Hour; BTG/Made In the Berkshires, New Play Reading BTF and New Stage. S&Co’s Month-long Intensive; B.A. Adelphi University.
JONATHAN CROY* twenty-seventh season (Gonzalo in The Tempest, Gloucester in King Lear, Director of The 39 Steps; Artistic Associate). A Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 60 roles in over 50 plays, including The Hound of the Baskervilles (Watson), Rough Crossing (Turai), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Dr. Caius), The Taming of the Shrew (Baptista), Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro), Henry V (Pistol/French King), The Tempest (Caliban), Complete Works abridged (Jon), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Richard III (Buckingham), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Custom of the Country (Elmer Moffat), Twelfth Night (Aguecheek), Macbeth (title role), and Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick). Directing credits include Richard III, The Real Inspector Hound, Twelfth Night and Scapin, along with many New England Tours, Shakespeare in the Courts programs, Summer Institute productions, Young Company performances, and more than 40 others in Residencies. Jon has directed professionally in Chicago, Milwaukee and North Carolina…and has acted at the NY Shakespeare Festival, Missouri Rep, NC Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep, St. Louis Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Playmakers Rep, the Studio Arena, The Woodstock Playhouse, The Actors’ Theatre, the Actors’ Warehouse, and the Actors’ Lab…others, too, with stranger names: Sparkplug Stage Co., The New Theatre Co., Monkeywrench Productions, Twentieth Century, ComedyCo., The Lighter Side Theater Co.
PAUL D’AGOSTINO fifth season (Director of Riotous Youth) Paul is grateful to be working again with Shakespeare & Company, where his previous credits include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Richard III, The Amorous Quarrel, Romeo & Juliet, Toad of Toad Hall, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In Boston, Paul has worked with Speakeasy Stage, Gloucester Stage, and The Devanaughn Theatre, the Boston Playwrights Theatre, and the Metro Stage Company. Training includes: Shakespeare & Company (’04), Gordon College (’05), The Boston Conservatory (’07). Currently pursuing an MFA in Theater Ed. Voice & Speech at Boston University.
SUSAN DIBBLE thirty-first season (Choreographer for DibbleDance; STI Master Teacher) Choreographer, dancer, painter, professor–Susan Dibble is the Barbara Sherman ’54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Chair of the Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University. She received her B.F.A. from the State University of New York, Purchase. Her areas of expertise, among many, include movement for the actor, historical dance, movement styles, modern dance, composition and choreography, clown, mask, Rudolf Laban Movement Theory, and history of dance and movement training. She is the director of Susan Dibble Dance Theater and has performed in her work for over 30 years in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont as well as numerous times at Shakespeare & Company in the program DibbleDance. Susan has choreographed for the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Phoenix Theatre Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Nora Theater, Sugan Theater, Madison Repertory Company and numerous theaters in NYC. Before Brandeis, she taught at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, the Denver Center Performing Arts Center, University of Ohio, University of Utah and Webster College. She also traveled to Orvietto, Italy where she taught in a theater and movement workshop sponsored by Fordham University. Susan has presented lecture demonstrations on dance, theater and therapy for The Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and The Erikson Institute of The Austen Riggs Center. Shakespeare Honors the Three Centers of the Body is an article written by Susan Dibble in Movement for Actors published by Allworth Press. Susan received the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Festival of Creative Arts Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts at Brandeis.
TIMOTHY DOUGLAS* eighth season (Oswald in King Lear, Trinculo in The Tempest). S&Co: Antony & Cleopatra (Soothsayer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Starveling), Shakesquad & Clown Co. (Sandefur Yellow), As You Like It (LeBeau, Amiens, Hymen), All’s Well That Ends Well (King), and Blue/Orange (director). He has performed regionally and off-Broadway, and has directed over 100 projects including the recent off-Broadway revival of Bronte and the world premiere of August Wilson’s Radio Golf for Yale Rep. Timothy is a Linklater voice instructor, and a proud member of Actors Equity. MFA: Yale.
OLYMPIA DUKAKIS* second season (Prospero in The Tempest). Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist, and most recently, author of the best-selling Ask Me Again Tomorrow. Academy Award Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Film Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and Golden Globe Award for Moonstruck. Broadway: Rose (Drama Desk Nominee). London: Rose (Royal National Theatre), Credible Witness (Royal Court). Off-Broadway: Singing Forest, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Curse of the Starving Class, Titus Andronicus, A Man’s A Man (Obie Award), Electra and Peer Gynt at the Public Theatre. She has performed in over 130 productions Off-Broadway and regionally at theatres including A.C.T., Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare & Co., and the Williamstown Summer Theatre Festival, where she also served as Associate Director. Founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ for 19 years; also a founding member of the Actor’s Company and the Charles Playhouse, both in Boston. She taught acting at New York University (graduate school) for fourteen years and teaches master classes for colleges and universities across the country. Film: Cloudburst (most recent), Mr. Holland’s Opus, Steel Magnolias, Dad, Look Who’s Talking I, II & III, Mighty Aphrodite, among many others. Television: Last of the Blond Bombshells (Judi Dench), Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, and Further Tales of the City, among many others.
JESSIE EARL first season (Stage Manager for Tartuffe) Recently completed S&Co.’s January Training Intensive. Regional: Advice To The Players, Whitebridge Farm Productions. Former Director of Advice To The Players’ Shakesperience Camp and Lin-Wood Public School’s Drama Program. Jessie has circumnavigated the globe and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Plymouth State University.
GORDON EDELSTEIN† first season (Director of Satchmo at the Waldorf) Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre, eleven seasons: world premieres of Athol Fugard’s Coming Home and Have You Seen Us?, The Train Driver, Uncle Vanya (adapted), A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Price, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Glass Menagerie, The Front Page, A Doll’s House (adapted), others. NY: The Road to Mecca, The Glass Menagerie (Lucille Lortel Award), A Skull in Connemara, The Homecoming (all Roundabout); Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage), BFE (Playwrights Horizons), Horsedreams (Rattlestick), The Day the Bronx Died (also London), others. Former Artistic Director of ACT (Seattle), five seasons: The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, Donald Margulies’ God of Vengeance (world premiere), others. Opera: La Traviata, La Boheme, Black Water (world premiere). TV: “Abby, My Love” (CBS, Emmy nomination), “Street Smarts” (HBO), “Notes for My Daughter” (CBS).
EMILY ROSE EHLINGER second season (Dorine in Tartuffe; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), The Venetian Twins (Arlecchino), Hamlet (Gertrude/Gravedigger, 2011 New England Tour), Cymbeline (Co-Director Fall Festival of Shakespeare), Twelfth Night (Feste, ’08 Conservatory Performance). Regional & NYC Connecticut Free Shakespeare: Much Ado (Margaret), The Electric Theater Co.: The Poor of New York (Lucy), Snorks & Pins Theater: As You Like it (Rosalind), BareShakespeare: Cymbeline (Imogen). Training: Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Electric Theater, Shakespeare & Company Conservatory ’08, The American Globe (NYC) & The Shakespeare Forum (NYC).
JONATHAN EPSTEIN* twenty-first season (Kent in King Lear, Stephano in The Tempest) Broadway/National Tour: Merchant of Venice, Dirty Dancing, Man of la Mancha, A Meeting by the River, London: Faust. Regional: ART, The Shakespeare Theatre, Intiman, Berkshire Theatre Festival and many others–most recently as Mark Rothko in Red at Theaterworks Hartford. More than 50 productions with Shakespeare & Company including Winter’s Tale, Lear, Much Ado, Merry Wives, Dream, Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Women of Will, Private Eyes and Brief Lives. He is a two-time recipient of Boston’s Elliot Norton award.
JULES FINDLAY fifth season (Mohammed in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: Lepine/Notary in Tina Packer’s The Learned Ladies, 2012; Tiburzio in The Venetian Twins, 2011; Metaphrastus in Amorous Quarrel, 2010; Leap Year Benefit with Olympia Dukakis (Johnny); Young Company: Summer ’08 Henry V (Dauphin, Burgundy); Spring ’09 Henry V1 part 1 (Lord Talbot); Summer ’09 Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), The Boys Of York (Warwick); Spring ’10 The Life of Queen Meg (Jack Cade, King Edward). Training at Improv Asylum, Boston. Jules is completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, A.R.T. and is a proud graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, MA; NMH roles include: The Crucible (Rev. Hale), The Complete History of America (abridged). What dreams may come!
KELLY GALVIN fifth season (Cordelia in King Lear; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: The Learned Ladies (Henriette), The Venetian Twins (Beatrice), The Winter’s Tale (Perdita), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tourvel). Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director, 2008-2011. Kitchen Theatre: Secret Order (Alice). Boston Publick Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (u/s Juliet), Young Company Director 2007. Wellesley Summer Theatre Company: Playboy of the Western World (Pegeen Mike), Pride & Prejudice (Lydia Bennet-IRNE nomination). BA: Wellesley College.
MONICA GIORDANO first season (Mariane in Tartuffe, Spirit in The Tempest) UMASS (select): A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Marta the Divine (Marta), Love the Doctor (Estefania) Summer Young Co: Two Gentleman of Verona (Julia), Mercutio’s Tale (Ensemble). Training: University of Massachusetts, BA Theater 2013. Thanks to my wonderful family and teachers.
COLIN GOLD first season (Loyal in Tartuffe) Credits include Kevin Sprague’s The Weight of Light and 1 Man/10 Characters with the Berkshire Actors Theater both as part of Pittsfield’s 10×10 festival; A Christmas Carol at both Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Hartford Stage; Blithe Spirit at Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Film: Occupation: Hunter; Drop Dead Drunk; AG: Benedict Arnold (V/O). BFA: Acting from The Hartt School. Colin is thrilled to be attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts this fall for his MA.
SANDRA GOLDMARK‡ second season (Set Designer for King Lear, The Tempest) With Transport Group (resident designer): The Boys in the Band (Drama Desk nom.), All the Way Home, Bury the Dead, and Crossing Brooklyn (Hewes Award nom.) Also: Keen Company, Page 73 Productions, Barrington Stage Co., The Juilliard School, Trisha Brown Dance Company and many more. MFA, Yale School of Drama. Sandra is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (Design) at Barnard College.
ANDREW GRUSETSKIE* first season (Actor/Creator of Endurance) S&Co: Endurance (Mark Mercier). Regional: Westport: Around the World in 80 Days (Consul/Proctor); Olney Theatre: The Mousetrap (Trotter); CRT: Arabian Nights (Wazir); McCarter: The School for Scandal(Careless), The Odyssey (Eteoneus); Northern Stage: Stones in His Pockets (Charlie); Edinburgh Fringe: The Pearl. New York: Stage 13, Edge Theater, ACTIVE EYE. Training: Yale, London Int’l School of Performing Arts. Member, Split Knuckle Theatre Company.
KENNETH GROSS first season (Dramaturge for King Lear) teaches English at the University of Rochester. His scholarly work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. His books include Shakespeare’s Noise, Shylock is Shakespeare, and most recently Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life. He has worked with Rebecca Holderness on The Winter’s Tale, Cymbeline, The Changeling, and Twelfth Night. Gross adapted stories by Franz Kafka for a performance piece entitled Visitations, directed by Holderness, presented in New York in 2003-2004 with support from the Drama League of New York.
SONYA HAMLIN second season (Freida in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) A life-long communicator as a dancer, choreographer, musician, college professor, jury consultant, author of five books on communicating and television host of her long-running Boston talk show. As an actress her credits include The Declaration, World of Tomorrow, Hourglass and several NY theatre festivals; Our Town and Side by Side by Sondheim in Boston; and Taming of the Shrew and Studio Festival readings with Shakespeare & Co. A two-time Emmy nominee, Sonya is an elected member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
DIANE HEALY* fourth season (Stage Manager for The Tempest, Satchmo at the Waldorf) S&Co: Women of Will, The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well. Six seasons with Oldcastle Theatre Co. in Bennington, VT. Most recently with OTC: Awake and Sing, Third, Beauty Queen of Leenane, One Two Three, Our Town. Recently she has worked at Bard College as well as having worked with East Tennessee State University & Green Mountain College (the last two on joint projects with OTC). In New York, Diane has stage managed with Circle East Rep., Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Irish Arts Center, and EST, amongst others. Love to Tini & Nick.
STEPHANIE HEDGES fourth season (Spirit in The Tempest) S&Co: The Learned Ladies (Ariste), Full Gallop (u/s-performed Diana Vreeland), Martha Mitchell Calling (u/s Martha), Studio Festival of Plays (Alfred Returner). Mixed Company: Zara Spook and Other Lures (Teale) written and directed by Joan Ackermann, The Cripple of Inishmaan (Kate), Five Flights (Jane), Indian Blood (Jane), Ten Minutes in the Berkshires Play Festival. Other Credits include: The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Margaret) directed by Kevin G. Coleman at Riggs Theatre 37, Proof (Claire), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Maureen). Independent Film: Shudder House, Come Life, Five Days Gone. Other: Beneath the Roses with art photographer Gregory Crewdson. Stephanie holds proudly a BA from Cornell University.
REBECCA HOLDERNESS sixth season (Director of King Lear) S&Co: Director Glimpses of the Moon, Valley of Decision, Choreographer As You Like It, Olivia in Twelfth Night. Director, choreographer, producer and professor, Holderness has directed or choreographed for Lincoln Center Theater and Institute, The Public Theater and Joe’s Pub, The Culture Project 45Bleeker, TheaterTweed/Ohio Theater, Julliard, and her own company in NYC, Burning Coal Theater, NC, Spooky Action, DC, and The Choregies D’Orange in France. Associate Professor at UWM, she is known for innovative and integrated pedagogical research, and exciting teaching.
ELIZABETH INGRAM sixteenth season (Voice and Text Coach for King Lear and The Tempest) S&Co: Queen Margaret in Richard III, Volumnia in Coriolanus, The Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well, Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Abbess in Comedy of Errors, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Mrs. Klein in Mrs. Klein, Mrs. Graves in Enchanted April, Three One Act Plays by Harold Pinter, Edith Wharton in The Inner House. The Berkshire Theatre Festival Heartbreak House; Actors’ Theatre Louisville All My Sons; The Company of Women King Lear (Kent); Syracuse Stage You Never Can Tell, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Christmas Carol. England and Scotland productions: London’s West End Theatre, The Royal National Theatre, Several Major Repertory Theatres and also BBC and ITV Television plays and series.
MALCOLM INGRAM* seventeenth season (Ira in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Text and Vocal Coach) S&Co credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet), As You Like It (Adam), The Winter’s Tale (Old Shepherd), Rough Crossing (Ivor), Blue/Orange (Robert), Enchanted April (Mellersh Wilton), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Falstaff), Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato), King Lear (Kent), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence), Private Eyes (Adrian). Other credits include: Syracuse Stage: The Miracle Worker. Broadway: Match, The Rivals. BTF: Rat in the Skull, Hay Fever. Actors Theater of Lousiville: All My Sons. StageWest: Someone To Watch Over Me. Syracuse Stage includes: Little Women, My Fair Lady, The Crucible, Oliver. London: West End: Half Life, Dirty Linen, New Foundland, Popkiss. Royal Court credits include: The Fool, Total Eclipse. Riverside Studios: Julius Ceasar, As You Like It. The Roundhouse: The Glass Menagerie, Skyvers, Feast of Fools. Plus many other regional theatre productions in the UK. TV includes: “The Camerons”, “Beloved Enemy”, and most recently in the US “Chapelle’s Show”.
DAVID IVES (Playwright, The Liar) is perhaps best known for his evenings of one-act comedies All In The Timing (winner of the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award) and Time Flies. Other plays include Venus In Fur; New Jerusalem (winner of the Hull-Warriner Award); The Liar (adapted from Corneille’s comedy and winner of the Charles MacArthur Best Play Award); Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); The Heir Apparent (adapted from Regnard); and Polish Joke. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, he lives in New York City.
TOM JAEGER eighth season (Director, Shakespeare & Young Company) S&Co: Director, SYCO 2011, The Comedy of Errors (Duke Solinus), Berkeley Square (Mr. Throstle), Twelfth Night, Tour/Stables (Malvolio, Sebastian), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snug), Hamlet, Tour/Stables (Hamlet), Troilus and Cressida (Hector, Ulysses, Patroclus), Souls Belated (Gannett), Romeo and Juliet (Peter), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snout and Tank the Dog), Three years as Co-Director/Faculty of Shakespeare & Young Company, Director for 17 productions for the Spring and Fall Festivals of Shakespeare.
MERRITT JANSON* fourth season (Miranda in The Tempest) S&Co: As You Like It (Rosalind), Twelfth Night (Viola), Othello (Desdemona). Most recently appeared as Harriet Sparrow in Great Wall Story at Denver Center Theatre. Other credits include Helena in Autumn Sonata (Yale Repertory Theatre); Liza in Notes from Underground (Theatre for a New Audience, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre); Libby in Paradise Lost, Junia in Britannicus (IRNE nomination), and Bear/Mute Girl in The Onion Cellar, at American Repertory Theater; Chevalier in The Deception (La Jolla Playhouse, Theatre de la Jeune Lune); the title role in Eurydice (The Wilma Theater); and Emilia in The English Channel (Vineyard Playhouse). Film work includes Mail Order Wife and Otto and Anna. Training: A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard University, MFA.
DAVID JOSEPH seventh season (Sebastian in The Tempest; Director of Sales & Special Events) S&Co: Tonino/Zanetto in The Venetian Twins, Simon in The Real Inspector Hound, Hugh in The Amorous Quarrel, Sea Captain/First Officer in Twelfth Night, Dandini in Cindy Bella, Cyrus in The Mad Pirate and the Mermaid, Octave in Scapin, Herve in Kerfol, and Florindo in The Servant of Two Masters, five spring tours of Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World. Regional: Bill in Pinter’s The Collection at BTF, the World Premiere of Ballet Metropolis’ Dracula (Jonathan Parker) at the Colonial Theatre. Films credits include: All In The Game, Deathcam, and Get Your Act Together. Feature films include, Glowing Screen Productions Magdalena’s Brain and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. David moved back from NYC where he was in many Off-Broadway shows and a national tour of Man of La Mancha. In 2008 and 2010, David sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park.
GINA KAUFMANN† fifth season (Director of Tartuffe) S&Co: All’s Well That Ends Well, Othello (Assistant Director), 2010 and 2011 Studio Festival of Plays (Director); Other directing credits include: A Comedy of Errors (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), Private Lives and Tartuffe (Sacramento Theatre Company), Hot ‘N’ Throbbing and A Life in the Theatre (Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre), Marta the Divine (El Chamizal Siglo d’Oro Festival) and various new work at SoHo Rep, Dixon Place, HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art, and Wings Theatre (New York), Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto), three years as a director for the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Playwriting Program and four years as the Artistic Director of The Unusual Cabaret in Maine. Gina teaches acting and directing at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
HOPE ROSE KELLY* ninth season (Stage Manager for King Lear and Satchmo at the Waldorf; Production Stage Manager) S&Co: Rough Crossing, Blue/Orange, The Ladies Man, Othello, Twelfth Night, Richard III, The Taster, As You Like It, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The War of the Worlds, and The Santaland Diaries. Regional: The Public Theatre, McCarter Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Hangar Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Stonington Opera House Arts, CLOC. Education: M.A from University of Toronto and B.A. from Ithaca College. Member of Actors’ Equity Association and Stage Managers’ Association.
SCOTT KILLIAN seventh season (Composer/Sound Designer for The Tempest) S&Co: As You Like It, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Othello, Richard III, The Taster, Romeo and Juliet. Resident Composer/Sound Designer Berkshire Theatre Festival since 1997(over 25 productions); Off-Bway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Sarah, Sarah, Five by Tenn, A Picasso(Lortel nom.), The Other Side; Red Bull: Duchess of Malfi, Women Beware Women, Edward the Second; MCC: Side Effects. Rattlestick: Steve and Idi, Miss Julie; New York Theatre Workshop: A Forest in Arden. Regional Theatres: Alley Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Westport Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Seattle Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park, Geva Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Playhouse (“Jessie Award” for Outstanding Sound Design). Many collaborations with choreographers, including Shapiro and Smith, Zvi Gotheiner, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Murray Louis, Johannes Wieland.
CAITLIN KRAFT first season (Elmire in Tartuffe; Nickel Shakespeare Girls) S&Co: Pisanio in Cymbeline (Conservatory 2011). Other credits include: Machinal (Helen Jones), The Merchant of Venice (Portia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Miss Julie (title role), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), and For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls (Amanda) at Roger Williams University, where Caitlin received a B.A. in Theatre.
DENNIS KRAUSNICK* founding member (Lear in King Lear; Director of Training; Board of Trustees; Summer Training Institute faculty) Krausnick played the title role in King Lear in other theaters on three previous occasions. He teaches and directs in theater programs across the country as well as designing and leading the actor-training programs for S&Co; long-time audience members will remember his adaptations of the fiction of Edith Wharton performed over two decades in the Salon of The Mount during Shakespeare & Company’s time there. Mr. Krausnick’s journey toward the role of Lear began nearly fifteen years ago when he worked as a director on The Lear Project with Olympia Dukakis. He is dedicating this production to the memory of his friend and colleague, Clare Reidy, who worked with him on the role for more than two years.
ZACHARY KROHN* third season (Stage Manager for Parasite Drag) S&Co: The Memory of Water and The Hollow Crown (PSM), Richard III (ASM), The Taster (Guillaume). Regional: Red, Boeing Boeing, The 39 Steps, …Spelling Bee, Hamlet (Northern Stage); The Method Gun (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Light in the Piazza, Drowsy Chaperone (MSMT); The Tempest (Dallas Shakespeare); A Brief History of White Music (WaterTower Theatre). Training: BA in both Theatre Arts and Public Relations from Baylor University. Proud AEA & SMA member.
ZOE LAIZ third season (Ensemble in King Lear).S&Co: Summer Young Company 2011, Young Elizabeth in Richard III. Zoe is honored and excited to be returning to the stage this summer. She is proud to have been a long time participant in S&Co’s Education Programs, including Young Company and the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Zoe will begin training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in the fall.
GOVANE LOHBAUER thirty-first season (Costume Designer for King Lear, Dibbledance, The Santaland Diaries; Costume Director) Selected credits at S&Co.: The Learned Ladies, Women of Will, Hound of the Baskervilles, The Taster, Mengelberg and Mahler, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Shirley Valentine, Golda’s Balcony, The Ladies Man, Rough Crossing, Enchanted April, Martha Mitchell Calling, Ice Glen, Lettice and Lovage, Collected Stories, Ethan Frome, Macbeth, An International Episode, Glimpses of the Moon, Summer, Wit, House of Mirth. Regional: Arabian Nights, Red Noses, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Metamorphosis, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, Once Upon A Mattress, Top Girls, H.M.S. Pinafore, Gianni Schicci, Carousel, The Merry Widow; La Finta Giardiniera. As Adjunct Faculty/Designer, Simon’s Rock of Bard College: Cloud Nine, Our Country’s Good, Suddenly Last Summer.
PETER MACKLIN* first season (Edmund in King Lear and Adrian/Francisco in The Tempest) Annie Get Your Gun w/Deborah Voigt (Francesca Zambello, dir.) and Carmen (Anne Bogart, dir.) Glimmerglass Festival; Moby Dick Rehearsed and The Tempest with The Acting Company; Law & Order SVU and much more. As playwright: Someplace Warm (pub. Samuel French); A Beautiful Building (TAC’s Write-On Series–with more to come, directed by Francesca Zambello); A Different Time and more. www.petermacklin.com
CORINNA MAY* twenty-first season (Goneril, King Lear; Voice/Mvmt/Text Faculty, S&YCo). S&Co. favorites: The Memory of Water, A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Enchanted April, Roman Fever, An International Episode, Jack and Jill, Betrayal, Fortune and Misfortune, House of Mirth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet. National Tour: The Graduate with Jerry Hall/Linda Gray/Lorraine Bracco/Kelly McGillis/Morgan Fairchild. NYC: premiere of Thirty Story Masterpieces by Tommy Smith; Regional (selected): Berkshire Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, Capitol Rep., Rep. Theater of St. Louis, Studio Arena Theatre. Film: Split Ends (starring); Rain Without Thunder; Speck’s Last. Television: Unforgettable; Bourbon Street (pilot); Law & Order; PBS: Evening at the Pops. Playwright: Dancing with the Czar. Designated Linklater voice teacher. Faculty: Actors Studio Drama School. Proud to be a Union member: AEA, SAG, AFTRA.
CARMEN-MARIA MANDLEY eighth season (Nickel Shakespeare Girls; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co.: Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry/ Balthazar), Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt’s Paige), Dibbledance (Ensemble), Merchant of Venice (Jessica, Salerio, The Duke) Regional: Burning Coal Theatre: Company (Amy), Watership Down (Rabscuttle, Campion) Bare Theatre: (Founding Artistic Director) Twelfth Night (Viola), The Dumbwaiter (Ben), Pennatus Pectus (Clown).
JOSH AARON MCCABE* seventh season (Gene in Parasite Drag; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: Sherlock Holmes (and others!) in The Hound of the Baskervilles; Oliver in As You Like It, Pierson in War of the Worlds; Nicodemus/ Lady Enid in The Mystery of Irma Vep; Birdboot in The Real Inspector Hound; Camillo in The Winters Tale; Catesby in Richard III; Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Host of the Garter in Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth in the New England Tour and Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World. Josh performed Off-Broadway playing the role of Mike in the New York Times critically acclaimed Peep Show at Actor’s Playhouse. Regional theatres include Madison Repertory Theatre, Forward Theater, Milwaukee’s Chamber Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks. He has appeared in national commercials, various daytime serials and Saturday Night Live. He is proud to be a part of S&Co’s Education Dept. Josh received his MFA in Acting from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of AEA, AFTRA and SAG.
CASEY MCSHAIN first season (Spirit in The Tempest; Concessions Manager) S&Co: Belarius in Cymbeline, Conservatory ’11, Training/Work-study/Box Office. Regional: Me and My Girl (Lady Jaqueline), West Side Story (Maria), The Music Man (Zaneeta Shin), Song and Dance (Lead Dancer), Rocky Horror (Janet), Grease (Jan), George M!, A Christmas Carol, Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Training: Berkshire Playwrights Lab ’11(intern); DS-Studioworks; Big Fish Talent Agency; Write-To-Act; HOTT! Hands on Tactical Training; Asgard Entertainment (stunts); American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NY; Broadway Dance; Arden Theatre; Germantown Dance Theatre; Koresh Dance Co; Philadelphia Dance Conservatory; Society Hill Playhouse; Theatre of the Living Arts. FILM/TV – HBO’s Treme (pilot). BigFishTalentAgency.com (Peter DeAnello)
KARA D. MIDLAM fifth season (Costume Designer for Cassandra Speaks) S&Co: The Winter’s Tale, Irma Vep, The Memory of Water, The War of the Worlds. Actor’s Shakespeare Project: Troilus & Cressida. RED CAT, LA: Moonshine, Pas de Duex, Edinburgh Fringe: Standing Alone, Moonshine, Peepshow, Montreal Fringe: The Immaculates, Ontological Hysteric, La Santa, Pistola y Corazon. Ms. Midlam received her BFA in sculpture from Alfred University and her MFA is Design from Cal Arts. Kara is a freelance costume designer and an adjunct faculty member at LeMoyne College. www.karadmidlam.com
ANNETTE MILLER* sixteenth season (Marjorie in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) recently appeared as Violet in August: Osage County at the Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables, FL. She is the winner of the 2003 Elliot Norton Award plus IRNE Award for Best Actress as Golda Meir, 2003. S&Co: Richard III (Duchess), The Ladies Man (Madame Aigreville), Martha Mitchell Calling (Martha)–toured at Stageworks Hudson (Best Actress, Independent News 2007) and at The Actors Playhouse, and in Oct ’08 at the Nora Theater Co. (2009 Elliot Norton Award nominee); Full Gallop (Diana Vreeland); Golda’s Balcony (Golda); Love Letters and Ancestral Voices (with A.R. Gurney); Collected Stories (Ruth Steiner); Richard III (Margaret); Twelfth Night (Maria); Merchant of Venice (Nerissa); Ethan Frome (Zenobia). B’way: Odd Couple, female version (Sylvie). Off B’way: The Primary English Class (Debbie Wastba). Boston: Shubert Theater, Dance of Death (Woman with Ben Gazzara, Colleen Dewhurst), Nobody Dies on Friday at A.R.T. (Paula Strasberg), The Seagull (Arkadina), Hamlet (Gertrude), The Cherry Orchard (Madam Ranyevskaya), Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Sisters Rosensweig (Sarah). Film: Autumn Heart, Next Karate Kid, Night School, Boardwalk, The Company Men. TV: As the World Turns (Smythe/Bettina) Brotherhood (Kate). Annette was nominated for the Prestigious 2011 Carbonell Award as Best Actress in Southern Florida for her portrayal of Vi in August Osage County at the Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables Florida. She is the Voice of Diana Vreeland in the soon to be theatrically released documentary film about Ms Vreeland “The Eye Travels”. Training: Stella Adler, Brandeis University B.A. and M.F.A.
MOLIERE (JEAN-BAPTISTE POQUELIN) (Playwright, Tartuffe) was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Moliere’s best-known dramas are The Misanthrope, The School for Wives, The Learned Women, Tartuffe, The Miser, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Bourgeois Gentleman.
CONOR SEAMUS MORONEY first season (Cleante in Tartuffe) S&Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Co-Director for the Fall Festival of Shakespeare). Previous credits include: All My Sons (Chris Keller), A Streetcar Named Desire (Mitch), Othello (Title Role), Titus Andronicus (Title Role), Major Barbara (Bill Walker), Assassins (Sam Byck), As You Like It (Duke Senior/Duke Frederick), and Much Ado About Nothing (Don John). BA in Theatre and Arts Management from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
JAN NEUBERGER* first season (Lee in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) Broadway: original casts of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Grandma Who), Wicked (many turns as Mme. Morrible), Big (Miss Watson), A Change in the Heir (Martha), and the very first revival of Gypsy in 1974. Off-Broadway: Many versions of Forbidden Broadway; All in the Timing, Christina Alberta’s Father (Vineyard Theatre). Regional and stock: everything from Peter Pan (Cincinnati Playhouse, the 80′s) to Letitia Peabody Primrose (On the 20th Century, Goodspeed Opera, the 90′s) to Penny Sycamore (You Can’t Take It With You, Pittsburgh Public, the 00′s). Concert halls: Carnegie and Royal Albert with Kristina (recording on the Decca label). Cabarets: Boomer Girl, A One (Middle-aged) Woman Show, written and performed by Jan with music by Ben Cohn. Off the beaten path: heading into senior year as a Creative Writing major, Trinity College class of ’13.
TINA PACKER founder (Founding Artistic Director) started Shakespeare & Company 35 years ago. She has directed most of Shakespeare’s plays, many modern ones, and is an actor, teacher, writer as well as a director. Her time is currently taken up developing and performing Women of Will.
SAM PERRY first season (Valere in Tartuffe, Ensemble in The Tempest) is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Theater Department. Favorite roles include Hansy in Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission (The Looking Glass Theater), Edgar in King Lear (Serious Play!), Bobby Strong in Urinetown (UMASS Amherst), and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Tony Simotes).
MICHAEL PFEIFFER seventh season (Bernstein Theatre Resident Sound Designer; Staff Sound Engineer), Fall Festival of Shakespeare (sound coordinator), Memorable Productions: The Ladies Man, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Memory Of Water, The Learned Ladies (sound designer). Michael and wife Jana live year round in Berkshire County.
NORMAN PLOTKIN (Playwright, Cassandra Speaks) was a great writer, a champion raconteur, a passionate activist, a coruscating critic and thoroughgoing scholar and a world-class humorist. His plays included Malcolm X, The Wobblies and Jackson Blume.
NICHOLAS J. PUMA, JR. seventh season (Managing Director) has over 25 years of extensive experience in financial management, including public accounting, investment banking, and as C.F.O. for several large not-for-profit corporations. He has degrees in both Accounting and Law.
TOD RANDOLPH* sixteenth season (Dorothy in Cassandra Speaks; Conservatory faculty/director of King John) S&Co: As You Like It (Jaques); Richard III (Q. Elizabeth); Enchanted April (Rose); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania); Vita & Virginia (Virginia); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Princess of France); King Lear (Goneril); Merchant of Venice (Portia); The Fiery Rain (Edith Wharton); Mrs. Klein (Melitta); Virginia (title role); Duet for One (Stephanie); Julius Caesar (Portia); Twelfth Night (Viola); Directing: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow; As You Like It (Conservatory 2010). New York & Regional: Xingu, The Inner House (Wharton Salon); in light of Jane (Mixed Company); Play by Play/Blue Moons (Stageworks/Hudson); The Libertine (Theatre Row Theatre); Cymbeline (Holderness Group); Beauty Queen of Leenane (Syracuse Stage); Othello (Portland Stage); The Winter’s Tale (Trinity Rep). For Robin.
JAMES READ* first season (Antonio in The Tempest; Albany in King Lear) returns to S&Co for the first time since attending the 1980 June Workshop where his teachers included Messrs. Simotes, Krausnik, Coleman, Sisto and Ms. Packer. After two subsequent seasons at the Denver Center Theater Co. (Passing Game, Henry IV Pt. I, Misalliance) James moved to Los Angeles and made his television debut as a series regular on the hit show Remington Steele. Starring roles in numerous mini-series and television movies soon followed, including Lace II, RFK and His Times (as Ted Kennedy), Poor Little Rich Girl (as Cary Grant) and the North and South trilogy (as George Hazzard). His early credits in feature films include major roles in Beaches, Eight Men Out, Love Crimes and Walking Thunder. In recent years he has appeared as a regular or recurring character on several popular television series including Charmed, American Dreams, Persons Unknown and Wildfire (where he also directed). Feature credits include Legally Blonde, A Lot Like Love, Not Another Teen Movie and Fame; numerous tv guest-star appearances over the years range from Cheers (1982) to Castle (2011). In 2009 James made a long overdue return to the professional stage starring as Abraham Linclon in the west coast premiere of Better Angels at the Colony Theater in Los Angeles. He is a native of Schenectady, NY.
MARY READINGER fourth season (Costume Designer for The 39 Steps; Assistant Costume Director, Costume Rentals Manager) S&Co: Costume Design Assistant, Twelfth Night, 2009. Costume Design Assistant, The Taster, 2010, Costumes for S&Co’s Education Program, 2009-2012.
LUKE REED first season (Laurant in Tartuffe) graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he received a B.A. in Theater. His acting credits there include shows such as …And Jesus Moonwalks on the Mississippi (Yankee Pot Roast), The Burial at Thebes (Haemon), and The Little Shop of Horror (Chris). He is most proud of his directing credits which include Equus, Oleanna, and Twelfth Night for which he composed original songs. He is thrilled to be with Tartuffe for his first season!
NICOLE RICCIARDI first season (Director of Cassandra Speaks) Nicole is an actor, director, writer, and instructor. Favorite NYC/Regional directing credits: Stephen Schwartz’ Working(revised 2011 version), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Shining City, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Bird and the Two-Ton Weight, and two original pieces, The Juliet and Romeo Project and Roasting Alice. Training: MFA, Carnegie Mellon University.
THOMAS L. RINDGE fifth season (Alonso in The Tempest; Production Manager) S&C: twice Duke of Venice, Othello ; Production Manager/Technical Director (also High Output Inc, designed/rigged the lighting grids in the Founders’ Theater, as well as the Bernstein Theater and Studios – having climbed many trees to that effect, in the early years at the Mount); Regional: Berkshire Theater Festival - No Mercy (J. Robert Oppenheimer), The Hasty Heart (Col. Cobwebs); East Lynne Co. - Thomas Jefferson (touring one man). TV: The Guiding Light, CBS (McLaughton). Film: Mass Illusions/Warner Bothers - The Matrix (Proj. Manager and test A.D. for the Oscar winning Bullet-time Effect). Directing: Berkshire Opera (L’Oca Del Cairo, Albert Herring), Opera Classics of NJ (La Boheme). Tom is a direct descendant of the Booth family, the renowned Shakespearians Junius, Edwin and alas John Wilkes. With that karma, he has recently performed the role of Abraham Lincoln in a reading of Revolutionary Moments by Tina Packer, produced by Gordon Hyatt, in company with Meryl Streep and John Lithgow, directed by Dennis Krausnick. Tom is also the proud and happy husband of Ariel (Kristin Wold).
MARK ROBERTS (Playwright, Parasite Drag) is a renowned playwright, comic and television scribe. He is the creator and executive producer of the CBS series Mike & Molly, was a writer on Two and a Half Men and is the author of several hit plays including Welcome to Tolono, Whitey, Where the Great Ones Run, Parasite Drag, and Rantoul and Die. This summer, Roberts will return to the stage to star alongside Jessica Tuck in the Los Angeles revival of Couples Counseling Killed Katie. In addition, Rogue Machine will present a renewed productions of his original play Where The Great Ones Run in Los Angeles.
STEPHEN ROTHMAN† first season (Director of Parasite Drag) is best known by West Coast Theatre audiences for his work as founder and artistic leader of the revitalized Pasadena Playhouse. He also served as artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company. His directing career has taken him across the country and around the world, including a 2008 production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal in Florence, Italy for the Florence International Theatre Company. His American Resident/Regional Theatre credits include more than 100 plays in 16 different States for 40 different theatre companies. He is especially proud of his work on numerous world premieres including Sparky And The Fitz starring Academy Award winner Eli Wallach at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, Learn To Fall starring France’s award winning clown/artist Buffo at The Attic Theatre in Detroit, Gilligan’s Island The Musical for Chicago’s Organic Theatre and Father, Son, And Holy Coach for the Santa Monica Playhouse to name just a few. His theatre awards include winning Florida’s Carbonell Award for “Best Director” for God’s Man In Texas at Florida Stage as well as a Los Angeles Dramaloge win for his direction of an American Sign Language production of Orphans for Deaf West Theatre. For American television, he spent two seasons directing episodes of The New WKRP In Cincinnati. He serves as a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Rothman is a proud 32 year member of The Society of Director’s and Choreographers (SDC). Steve’s most fun production continues to be his son Will “Banno” Rothman who provides him with the best living theatre possible.
DAN ROUSSEAU first season (Lighting Designer for Endurance, DibbleDance) The Last 5 Years, Shakespeare Abridged, Collected Stories (Playhouse on Park), Endurance, The Pearl (Split Knuckle Theatre), Impact, Summer Dance Festival (Nutmeg Ballet), Love Monster, Bards, The Assassins Chase Pinocchio (NYC), Pentecost, Restoration Comedy (Connecticut Repertory Theatre). Lighting designer/director, CNN NYC (Show Biz Tonight, AC360, Piers Morgan Tonight) BFA Design/Technical Theatre (Honors), University of Connecticut 2008.
DAVID SEDARIS (Playwright, The Santaland Diaries) is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. He first publicly recognized in 1992 when NPR broadcast his essay “SantaLand Diaries”. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. Each of his five subsequent essay collections, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, have become New York Times Best Sellers.
DOUGLAS SELDIN fifth season (Tartuffe in Tartuffe; Summer Training Institute Staff, Linklater Designation Workshop Liaison) S&Co.: Macbeth New England Tour (Banquo, Porter), Richard III (Grey), The Winter’s Tale (Dion), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, All’s Well That Ends Well, Wild and Whirling Words. At Worcester Shakespeare Co.: Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus), Hamlet (Laertes), Macbeth (Ross), Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio). Other Regional Credits: The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare on the Sound); Three Sisters (Saratoga Arts Festival). Doug holds a BS in Theatre from Skidmore College and was a founding member of The Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company. He is also a Certified Advanced Actor-Combatant through Dueling Arts International & The Society of American Fight Directors.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Playwright, The Tempest, King Lear) was an English poet and playwright (1564-1616) widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
TONY SIMOTES founding member (Director of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Tempest and The Santaland Diaries; Artistic Director & President) Tony is a Master Teacher of Fight and Movement and has been one of the Company’s Artistic Associates since 1995. S&Co Director: Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) (three times) plus many others. He’s been an Associate Director and Fight Director on many of Tina Packer’s shows over the years and together they have created some of the Company’s most inspired productions. His work as a fight choreographer and director has been featured from coast to coast from the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and its world premieres of Green Card by Joanne Akalaitis and The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer to the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater New York premiere’s of The Woods by David Mamet. Recent directing credits include: War of the Worlds by Howard Koch and The Water Engine by David Mamet which were both broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio and NPR, The Nerd for Madison Repertory Theatre and Fight Direction for Macbeth at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Internationally his work has been featured at The Stage X Festival in Brisbane Australia, The Canadian Stage Company in Toronto and in Vancouver at Theater 48 New Play Festival, just to name a few. Mr. Simotes’ desire to establish new technology in the development/research area of actor training lead to establishing a core stable of actors at Raven Soft Ware of Middleton, Wisconsin for training in Motion Capture Acting and Voice Overs for Raven’s game technology division. This collaboration was featured on NPR’s Market Place. Mr. Simotes also works as an actor and is a proud member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA. Film roles include: Father of the Bride II, Terminator II, Hot Shots, Alien Nation, The Waterdance, Pacific Heights, Maid to Order, A Class Act, Whose Life is It Anyway, and a starring role in the Academy Award nominated Bronx Cheers for Best Live Action Short Film. TV: “Buddy Rich” for CBS’ Sinatramini-series, fight choreography for ABC News “What would you do?” with John Quinones, and many other prime-time shows. Mr. Simotes spent six years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a full professor and Director of University Theatre. To my Lucy, I have only one true partner!
ERIC SIRAKIAN first season (Ensemble in King Lear) Yale: A Prayer for Owen Meany (Director), Coriolanus (Brutus), Almost, Maine (Pete/Daniel), Street Scenes (Performer), and Mesopotamia (King Faisal). International: RADA: Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses); Edinburgh Fringe: Terezin: Children of the Holocaust (Aaron). Training: LAMDA One-Year Foundation Course and RADA Acting Shakespeare. Eric is a rising sophomore studying English and theater at Yale University.
ROCCO SISTO* founding member (Caliban in The Tempest) Broadway: To Be Or Not To Be (Manhatten Theatre Club), Amadeus (Music Box Theatre), A Month In The Country (Roundabout Theatre), The Comedy Of Errors (Lincoln Center) Stand by for Alan Rickman in Seminar. Recent Off Broadway; The Palace Of The End (Epic Theatre Ensemble), Iphenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre). Regional theatre credits include ACT-Seattle and Seattle Rep., Mark Taper -L.A., The Guthrie, Dallas Theatre Center. Center Stage Baltimore, among others. Films include Donnie Brasco, Frequency, Eraser, Illuminata, Carlito’s Way and the cult hit The American Astronaut. Television: Mildred Pierce, The Sopranos, Law & Order, Law & Order: C.I., Homicide, C.S.I., Close To Home, Star Trek T.N.G., Alias, N.Y.P.D. Blue, J.A.G.. Awards: Recent OBIE winner for Sustained Excellence, OBIE for The Winter’s Tale (Public Theatre) OBIE and Drama Desk nomination and Drama League Award for Quills (N.Y.T.W.). He holds an MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program. Student of Peter Kass.
BRENDAN SOKLER first season (Ensemble in King Lear) S&Co: The Grand Manner (Pete, Studio Festival), Hamlet (Claudius and Ghost, New England Tour), As You Like It (Charles and William, S&Co Conservatory). New York: Spoon River Anthology (Barry Holden), Massinissa (Scipio), The Future Is In Eggs (Jaques). BFA in Acting from the University of Miami.
ENRICO SPADA fifth season (King of France in King Lear; Marketing Director) S&Co: The Learned Ladies (Clitandre), The Venetian Twins (Pancrazio), The Real Inspector Hound (Moon), Richard III (Rivers), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Danceny), Hamlet (Fortinbras). This will be his sixth year directing in the Fall Festivals of Shakespeare. Regional: The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later at Barrington Stage, Five Flights at Mixed Company. Others: Julius Caesar (Antony), The Bourgeois Gentleman (Jourdain), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio).
FLY STEFFENS first season (Assistant Director for King Lear) Dramaturge: Bus Stop (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre), Gem of the Ocean (Playhouse on the Square). Playwright: Love Is A Horse With A Broken Leg Trying To Stand While 45,000 People Watch (UWM Labworks). Assistant Writer: Finding Penelope (Sojourn Theatre). Adaptor: Three Sisters (UWM Mainstage). Training: BA in Playwriting from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Currently studying at Chicago Dramatists.
ALEX STEWART second season (Ensemble in King Lear; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: Duncan/MacDuff in the 2012 New England Tour of Macbeth, Protheus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Derek Hightower in EveryActor, Oliver in As You Like It (Conservatory 2010). Other credits: Touchstone in As You Like It, Octave in Scapin, and Mr. Smith in The Bald Soprano for the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theater.
TERRY TEACHOUT (Playwright, Satchmo at the Waldorf) is the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal. His books include Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine, A Terry Teachout Reader, and The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken. He has written the libretti for two operas by Paul Moravec, The Letter (premiered by the Santa Fe Opera in 2009) and Danse Russe (premiered by Philadelphia’s Center City Opera Theater in 2011). He is currently at work on Mood Indigo, a biography of Duke Ellington, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012 to support the writing of the book. He lives with his wife Hilary in New York and Connecticut. Satchmo at the Waldorf is his first play.
JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON* seventh season (Louis Armstrong and Joe Glaser in Satchmo at the Waldorf) S&Co: Richard III, Othello, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, All’s Well That Ends Well, King Lear. Joe Mott in The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy at the Goodman Theatre, Kent in King Lear at the Public Theater with Sam Waterston, Macbeth at TFANA, Marc Antony in Antony and Cleopatra at Hartford Stage with Kate Mulgrew, Gennady in The Forest at CSC with Dianne Wiest, Brutus Jones in The Emperor Jones at The Irish Rep (Lucille Lortel, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations), Othello at TFANA (OBIE, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League nomination, AUDELCO nomination). Broadway: LeBret in Cyrano with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington. International credits: Hotspur in Henry IV (Royal Shakespeare Company). Other off-Broadway credits: Women Beware Women (Red Bull), Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra, Orombo in Oroonoko (TFANA, AUDELCO nomination), Judge Brack in Hedda Gabler (NYTW), Edgar in King Lear (Classical Theater of Harlem, AUDELCO nomination). Regional credits: Lucious Jenkins in Jesus Hopped the A Train (Wilma Theater, Barrymore Award), Williamstown Theater, Trinity Rep, Shakespeare & Company, ART. TV/FILM: Law and Order, Conviction, Michael Clayton, Midway, Malcolm X.
MICHAEL F. TOOMEY* thirteenth season (Actor/Creator of Endurance, Fight Choreoprapher King Lear; STI faculty). Michael is a long time company member appearing in such roles as The Ladies Man (Bassinett), Scapin (title role), Macbeth (title role), Hamlet (Polonius), Henry V (Bardolph), Caesar (title role), The Canterville Ghost (Mr. Otis). He teaches both Fight and Clown through out the country. Michael is a founding member of Split Knuckle Theatre performing around the globe. He is thrilled to bring Split Knuckle’s work to Shakespeare & Company this summer.
ESTHER VAN EEK second season (Costume Designer for The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and Parasite Drag) Resident Faculty Designer at the University of Windsor: Emma, Crimes of the Heart, Hedda Gabler, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jenny’s House of Joy, Heartbreak House, Man of Mode, Don Juan on Trial, Ravenscroft, Jitters, Age of Arousal, Steel Magnolias, 7 Stories. Also: Washington Stage Guild, Studio Theatre, Academy of Classical Acting, The Shakespeare Theatre, The George Washington University, Folger Theatre, Didactic Theatre. Esther is Assistant Professor at the School of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor.
JENNA WARE nineteenth season (Director for Shakespeare & Young Company; Associate Director of Education) S&Co director: The Venetian Twins and Red Hot Patriot, Amorous Quarrel, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Shirley Valentine, The Henry VI Chronicles, Macbeth tour, The Triumph of Darkness. Jenna has directed over 40 productions for S&Co’s Education Program and is the founder of Shakespeare & Young Company. S&Co actor: Romeo and Juliet tour (Juliet), Macbeth tour (Lady Macduff), The Merchant of Venice (Solanio), Lady’s Maid’s Bell (Mrs. Blinder), Expiation (Bella), and Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret). Regional director: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Maine Shakespeare), and Three Tall Women (Penobscot Theatre). Regional actor: The Comedy of Errors (Adriana) at Maine Shakespeare, and Macbeth (Lady Macduff) at Orlando Shakespeare. Jenna recently served as a reviewer for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ‘Coming Up Taller’ award. Education: BFA from NYU/Tisch.
BILL WATSON* first season (Cornwall in King Lear) International/National Credits: Our Town, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Seagull, Intiman, Picnic, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Broadway; The Empty Space, Nickel and Dimed; (Director), Axis Theatre Ireland, Measure For Measure, Richard III; Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Comedy of Errors; Montana Shakespeare, Equus, The Chosen; In Tandem Theatre, Best Christmas Pageant Ever; Seattle Children’s Theatre, Esperanza Rising; First Stage, toured nationally with his entire family as the Keller family in The Miracle Worker with Montana Repertory Theatre. He is currently head of the Acting Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches acting and movement. Degrees and training: MFA; The University of Washington, B.S. Northwestern University.
GREG WEBSTER* (Actor/Creator of Endurance) is the Artistic Director of Split Knuckle and founding member of the company. As as Actor, Choreographer and theater creator Greg has worked from Broadway to the West End. Greg has served as a Professor of Movement Theater and Theater of Creation for the last six years at the professional actor training program at the University of Connecticut. He is a graduate of the London International School of performing Arts where he was later an instructor. He received is M.F.A. In acting from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Greg is thrilled to be fulfilling one of his child hood dreams of working at Shakespeare & Company.
MEREDITH WILCOX second season (Costume Designer for Tartuffe) S&Co: Costume Design Assistant: Hound of the Baskervilles, As You Like It, and The Winter’s Tale. Other credits include: Costume Design: And the World Goes Round, Oedipus Rex-Syracuse University. Costume Shop Manager-Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program. Education: BFA Design/Technical Theatre from Syracuse University. Attending University of Rhode Island, pursuing a Master’s degree in Historic Costumes and Textile Conservation. Hails from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
RYAN WINKLES* seventh season (Edgar in King Lear, Ferdinand in The Tempest) S&Co: The Learned Ladies (Trissotin), Santaland Diaries (Crumpet), As You Like It (Silvius), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Jane/Lord Edgar), The Winter’s Tale (Florizel), Richard III (Tyrrel), Julius Caesar NE Tour (Cassius), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Othello (Roderigo), Antony & Cleopatra (Pompey/Eros), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Macbeth NE Tour (Banquo/Porter), Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton). Regional: Madison Rep: Muskie Love (Claude), Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Christmas Memory (Buddy), Misalliance (Bentley). Training: MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
KRISTIN WOLD* twenty-third season (Regan in King Lear; Ariel in The Tempest) S&Co: The Memory of Water (Teresa), Sea Marks (Timothea), Othello (Emilia), Ice Glen (Sarah), King Lear (Cordelia), Twelfth Night (Viola), Measure for Measure (Isabella), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Berkeley Square (Helen). Directing credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Indian Blood (Mixed Company). Kristin teaches acting and movement for Sh&Co and at the University of Connecticut.
JENNIFER YOUNG third season (Spirit in The Tempest) S&Co: The Amorous Quarrel (Polyadora). Berkshires: Five Flights (Adele), Dancing at Lughnasa (Rose), Talking With (Marks). Boston credits: Fool for Love (May), Off the Map (Arlene), The Illusion (Melibea), Lie of the Mind (Beth); Wait until Dark (Suzy); Prelude to a Kiss (Rita); The Lion in Winter (Alais); Lend me a Tenor (Maggie), Dancing at Lughnasa (Christina), and Our Lady of 121st Street (Marcia), Trojan Women (Cassandra), Private Lives (Sibyl), Time of My Life (Maureen), I Hate Hamlet (Deirdre). She has appeared in several commercials and independent films. She has a BA in English Literature and Drama from Boston College
* Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
† This director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
‡ This designer is represented by United Scenic Artists – Local USA 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.