ALLY ALLEN third season (Ophelia, Hamlet; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: The Servant of Two Masters (Clarice), Les Faux Pas (Jeanette). Shakespeare & Young Company: Boys of York (Queen Margaret), Distract (Ensemble). BA from Mount Holyoke College.
AMY ALTADONNA^ first season, (Sound Designer, The Unexpected Man and Red Velvet). NYC: Dry Land, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Recall, Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur), Milk (New Georges), Twelfth Night (The Pearl), Psycho Therapy (Cherry Lane), Regional: Foxfire, Secret Garden, Private Lives (Utah Shakes), Death of a Salesman, Fences, The Other Place (Virginia Stage), Skin of Our Teeth, Treasure Island (Perseverance Theater). Films include the features Salesgirl, Mandatory Love, Perfect Wedding, and the shorts Yield and 2:15. She heads the sound design department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Education: B.A. Music, William & Mary; M.F.A. Sound Design, Yale. www.amyaltadonnasounddesign.com
PETER ANDERSEN first season (Ensemble, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World; Laertes/Marcellus, Hamlet) Peter is thrilled to be making his Shakespeare & Company debut this summer, having participated in the 2013 Conservatory program. Some previous credits include Peter and Young Clifford in Henry VI pt 2; Avery in The Flick; Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing; Brutus in Julius Caesar; Cassius in Julius Caesar; and Andy in Nursing. He has worked as an administrator and educator for Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and has assistant directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Peter also runs the popular Shakespeare in the Pub series in Boston and New York City. He cannot thank his amazing parents enough for their love and support!
JANE ANDERSON first season (Playwright, Mother of the Maid) is an Emmy award-winning writer and director for theater, film and television. Plays: The Escort, The Quality of Life, Looking for Normal, The Baby Dance, Defying Gravity, Smart Choices for the New Century, Lynette at 3AM and The Last Time We Saw Her. Works for television: Olive Kitteridge, Normal, The Baby Dance, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom, When Billie Beat Bobby and the first segment of HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk II. Screenwriting credits: How to Make An American Quilt, It Could Happen to You and The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio. Her documentary, Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, can be seen on HBO.
ELIZABETH ASPENLIEDER* nineteenth season (Lady of the Court, Mother of the Maid; Communications/Press Director). S&Co. favorites: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Parasite Drag, Merry Wives of Windsor, Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Marquise), Ice Glen (by Joan Ackerman), Bad Dates (2009 Elliot Norton Award Best Solo Performance), Rough Crossing, King Lear (Regan), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Richard III (Anne). Other favorite collaborations: Barrington Stage Co: 10X10 Play Fest; Berkshire Playwright’s Lab (New Play Reading Series). Regional: Merrimack Rep: Bad Dates; Boston Theatre Works: Angel’s in America (Angel), Othello (Emelia). Indy Films: Trigger Finger, Seriously Twisted. A native Torontonian Elizabeth is happy to announce her recent American Citizenship!
JASON ASPREY* twentieth season (Priest, Mother of the Maid) recent S&Co: Julius Caesar (Cassius), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Ferdinand), Accomplice (Derek), The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), Parasite Drag, The Memory of Water (Frank), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus), Richard III (Lord Hastings/Oxford), and Hamlet (Title Role). Recent Regional: Julius Caesar (Cassius) at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Betrayal (Robert) at Nora Theatre, Einstein’s Dreams (Eduard Einstein) at Culture Project NYC and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at Swine Palace, and Theatre in England, where he has also worked in TV and film.
STEPHEN D. BALL twenty-seventh season (Managing Director, General Manager) A Florida native, relocated to the Berkshires in 1989, Steve has an MFA in design from NYU’s Tisch School, an MBA from the University of Miami, and experience in an Executive Non-profit Management Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He has Designed for theatres in Boston, Falmouth, Foxboro, and Lenox, MA; Sharon, CT; New York, NY; New Hope, PA; Marietta, GA; and Miami, FL. At S&Co, Steve has served as Production Manager, Company Manager, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Theatre Designer, General Manager, and now Managing Director – a journey through which he has developed a unique understanding of the Company’s operations and aspirations.
AARON BARTZ* first season (Casimir/Henry, Red Velvet; Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse, Comedy of Errors) Regional: Macbeth (Macbeth), King Lear (Edmund), Hamlet (Laertes), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Henry V (The Dauphin); National Tour of To Kill a Mockingbird (Heck Tate); Yale School of Drama: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Twelfth Night (Antonio), Richard II (Bushy). MFA: Yale School of Drama. Aaron is from Montana and loves trees and mountains. Thank you Maria Bartz!
CHRISTINA BENVEGNU first season (Assistant Stage Manager, Henry V, Mother of the Maid) Christina is excited to spend her first summer season with Shakespeare & Company as an Assistant Stage Manager. Christina recently completed her third and final year of graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, where she received her MFA in Production and Stage Management. She has previously worked at the New London Barn Playhouse as an Assistant Stage Manager, Mountain Playhouse as an Assistant Stage Manager, Shakespeare Santa Cruz as both an Assistant Stage Manager and Stage Manager for their touring education program, and Flyspace Productions as a member of their production crew. Some of Christina’s favorite projects include: Wild Party (CMU), Schwartz on Schwartz: A Night with Stephen Schwartz (CMU), Random with a Purpose X (UC: Santa Cruz), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Santa Cruz).
JAMES W. BILNOSKI second season (Lighting Designer, The How and the Why, Henry V, Mother of the Maid, An Iliad; Master Electrician) Design credits include S&Co: The Liar, Heroes, Masterclass, Accomplice and Private Lives. Regionally: Austin Riggs Theatre 37 (2012-present), El Paso Youth Opera (2012-2013), Texas! a musical drama (2010). He received his B.S. In Technical Theatre, with honors, from West Texas A&M, Canyon.
ARIEL BOCK thirty-first season (Artistic Director, Manager of Institutional Giving) A member of Shakespeare & Company since 1979, Ariel has performed in many productions, worked in the Education Program, been a faculty member at workshops and has produced over 10 successful Shakespeare & Company seasons. Ariel played Mistress Quickly in last season’s Henry IV, pts. 1 & 2. Locally she has acted with The Wharton Salon and Mixed Company. For The Ensemble for the Romantic Century she most recently played Nadezhda VonMeck in None But the Lonely Heart at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ariel is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. She is married to actor Jonathan Epstein and has three sons.
GREG BOOVER third season (Polonius, Hamlet; Ensemble, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World). S&Co: Romeo and Juliet (Friar/Nurse), Tartuffe (Damis), Tempest (Ensemble); Regional: with Hampshire Shakespeare: Much Ado (Benedick), with The Theatre at Monmouth: Macbeth (Banquo); Greg holds his BA from UMass Amherst, where his love for the bard began with roles such as Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Midsummer (Demetrius), and himself in the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). As always, he sends love to his inspirational and quirky family.
PATRICK BRENNAN eleventh season (Props Master; Set Designer, The How and the Why, Henry V, Mother of the Maid; liaison for Broadway in the Berkshires) Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Academy of Art College, San Francisco. He enjoys restoring houses, and his past work history includes Laura Ashley, Pierre-Deux, Anthropologie, Open House Living, S&Co Set Design and Props Mastery.
DEBORAH A. BROTHERS fifth season (Costume Designer, The How and the Why) S&Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tempest, Maisie. Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Physicists, Man in His Underwear. Berkeley Repertory Theatre: As You Like It, Tonight at 8:30, The Showoff. Williams College: The Hour of Feeling, Princess Ivona, Hamlet, Fefu and Her Friends, Electra, A Streetcar Named Desire. California Institute of the Arts MFA. University of New Orleans BA. Costume Director and Lecturer at Williams College, courses: costume design, Carnival, New Orleans’ arts and culture. Produced Mardi Gras traditions videos and New Orleans photo essay on loss “Relics and Refuse”.
CAROLINE CALKINS fifth season (Katharine/Boy, Henry V; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: the New England Tours of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth, Les Faux Pas (Celie), King Lear (Ensemble), The Venetian Twins (Columbina), SLaW. Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director, 2011-14. BA: Brown University. Other training: NTI, SITI Company.
LOLITA CHAKRABARTI first season (Playwright, Red Velvet) is an award winning Actress and Writer. As a writer, Red Velvet is her debut play. (Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright 2012; Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright 2012; AWA Award for Arts and Culture 2013; WhatsonStage nominations for London Newcomer of the Year and Best New Play 2012; Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2012). Red Velvet premiered at the Tricycle Theatre, London in 2012 where it returned in 2014 before transferring to St Anne’s Warehouse, New York. Lolita also wrote Last Seen – Joy for The Almeida Theatre and a five-part adaptation of The Goddess for BBC Radio 4.
BEN CHASE* first season (Merchant, Comedy of Errors; Charles Keane, Red Velvet) Regional: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Syracuse Stage), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare on the Sound), A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company), Shakespeare on Love (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). New York: [A]Loft Modulation (Access Theater), May 39th (The Drama League), The Sun Experiment (NY Int’l Fringe). Readings and Workshops include: Naked Angels, MCC Theater, and the Lark. Film/TV: Maybe in Moscow. MFA: Brown/Trinity
JENELLE CHU first season (Courtesan, Comedy of Errors) New York: These Seven Sicknesses (Tekmessa) The Flea Theater; #serials@theflea (Lead/Various) The Flea Theater; Burying Barbie (Linda) Samuel French OOB Festival; Yale School of Drama: Coriolanus (Volumnia); Don Juan (Lady Elvira); In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Daisy). Jenelle is entering her 3rd year as an MFA Acting Candidate at the Yale School of Drama.
MOLLY CLANCY third season (Directing Assistant, Comedy of Errors; Publicity & Playbill Director) Molly is the Artistic Associate at WAM Theatre, with WAM she curates the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. Assistant Director for In Darfur, How The World Began and Seven Homeless Mammoth Wander New England (WAM Theatre). Molly previously worked at Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL) and Home Made Theatre (Saratoga Springs, NY). Additional Directing credits include Charlotte’s Web and The Wizard of Oz (Forest Lake Theatre) and The Rwandans’ Visit (Lougheed Festival of the Arts at SUNY Potsdam). Education/Training: BA, Theatre and English, SUNY Potsdam.
MOIRA SINE CLINTON^ first season (Costume Designer, Red Velvet) Regional: Dallas Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Jungle Theatre, Asolo Repertory, Palm Beach Opera, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory New York: Cherry Lane Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Co, The Public Theatre, Playwrights Realm, NAATCO, Juilliard, Women’s Project, Theatre For a New Audience. Set and Costume: The Zach, Syracuse Stage. Broadway Associate: Of Mice and Men, House of Blue Leaves, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Quartet, Present Laughter. Awards & Education: 2015 Opera America Director-Designer Showcase Finalists. Austin Critics Table Award for Best Set Design for 2014. Named in 2012 LIVE DESIGN Magazine as “A Young Designer to Watch.” Graduate of The Yale School of Drama. More info: www.moriaclinton.com
KEVIN G. COLEMAN founding member (Director of Education; Playwright & Director, Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World) Kevin is one of Shakespeare & Company’s artistic and administrative leaders. He works in the Performance and Training departments as an actor, teacher and director, and oversees the mission of the Education department. Kevin teaches text analysis, stage combat and clown. Kevin has been a guest teacher or director at MIT, Harvard, L.S.U., Stanford, Shenandoah Shakespeare, Q.U.T.- Brisbane, Lincoln Center, the Folger Library, Shakespeare Festivals in both Stratfords, and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, UK. Kevin is the Theatre Director for the Austen Riggs Center where he has directed over 30 productions. Kevin holds degrees from St. Louis University and NYU.
ANNIE CONSIDINE third season (House Manager; Ensemble, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World). S&Co: Private Lives (Sybil Chase), Accomplice (Harley), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck/Egeus/Snug/Philostrate). Training: University of Chicago, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Shakespeare & Company. Annie also works in the S&Co education department, where she has directed in the Fall Festival (2013-2014) and taught in numerous residencies.
JONATHAN CROY* twenty-ninth season (Pistol & The French King in Henry V; Director, Hamlet; Artistic Director). A Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays, including Richard II (John of Gaunt), It’s a Wonderful Life (Potter, Uncle Billy), King Lear (Gloucester), Kaufman’s Barbershop (Morris), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dr. Watson), Rough Crossing (Sandor Turai), The Tempest (Caliban), Richard III (Buckingham), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Twelfth Night (Aguecheek), and Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick, Don Pedro, Don John & Dogberry…twice). Directing credits with the Company include Richard III, The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Twelfth Night, The Real Inspector Hound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The 39 Steps, Julius Caesar, Private Eyes, Romeo & Juliet and Scapin. Jon has been a mainstay of our award-winning Education Program for more than a quarter century.
KELLEY CURRAN* second season (Adriana, Comedy of Errors; Ellen Tree, Red Velvet) Off-Broadway: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Red Bull), The Atmosphere of Memory (LAByrinth), Angels In America (Signature), Henry V (New Victory), Knives & Spoons Go on the Right (59E59), and work with The Public, The Drama League, and The Shakespeare Society. Regional: Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC), Venus In Fur (Gulfshore Playhouse), Anna Karenina, Cymbeline, Clybourne Park (Portland Center Stage), As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (S&Co), Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and three seasons with The Acting Company. Film: Dear Santa, Still On the Road. Training: Fordham, the Public Theater Shakespeare Lab. Honors: Princess Grace Award Nominee.
SAMANTHA DONNELLY first season (Production Assistant, Red Velvet) Orlando Repertory Theatre: Stage Manager (Music Man Jr.); Theatre Aspen: Stage Manager (Apprentice Showcase), Stage Manager (Theatre Aspen Education Benefit), Assistant Stage Manager (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown). Samantha holds a BFA from the University of Central Florida.
JONATHAN EPSTEIN twenty-eighth season (Director, An Iliad) S&Co: More than 50 productions including King Lear, Tempest, As You Like It, Much Ado, Richard III, Merchant of Venice, Midsummer, Merry Wives, Women of Will, Private Eyes, Brief Lives. He has performed on and off-Broadway and at scores of regional theatres around the country including Berkshire Theatre Festival (Amadeus, Cuckoo’s Nest, Via Dolorosa, Educating Rita…) and ART (Merchant of Venice, Phaedra, Paradise Lost). He is a two-time recipient of the Elliot Norton Award and is an Associate Professor of Classical Performance at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
KELLY GALVIN eighth season (Burgoine, Constable, Governor, Henry V; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: Midsummer (Hermia), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Maria), King Lear (Cordelia), The Venetian Twins (Beatrice), The Learned Ladies (Henriette), The Winter’s Tale (Perdita), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tourvel), Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World (Juliet/Ensemble). S&Co Director: Fall Festival of Shakespeare (2008-2013), Bankside Preludes, Boston Theatre Marathon (2009). S&Co Faculty: Spring Young Company, Riotous Youth. WAM Theatre: Artistic Associate (2013-2014), Curator: 2014 Fresh Takes Series, Director: readings of Blue Stockings & The Tall Girls. Regional: Boston Center for American Performance, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Kitchen Theatre Company, Wellesley Summer Theatre (2007 IRNE Nomination, Best Supporting Actress), Boston Publick Theatre. Education/Training: BA, Wellesley College, MFA candidate, Boston University.
LAURA KATHRYNE GOMEZ* second season (Stage Manager, The How and the Why, Mother of the Maid). S&Co: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Off-Broadway: 17 Orchard Point (DiMaggio House Creative), The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project Theater), Philip Goes Forth (Mint Theater Co.), Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! (47th Street Theatre), Wild With Happy (The Public Theater), Sleep No More (Emursive), American Jornalero (INTAR). Regional: In Darfur (WAM), Life Science (Berkshire Playwrights Lab). Tour: Rhapsody in Black (Bardavon Opera House). Proud member AEA.
SETH GORDON† first season (Director, The Unexpected Man). Associate Artistic Director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Recent stage adaptation of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, world premieres of Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand, Rebecca Gilman’s Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, many others. Elsewhere: Cleveland Play House, Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, Syracuse Stage, American Repertory Theatre in St. Petersburg, Stages Repertory in Houston, the Arabic premiere of Our Town in Cairo, many others. New York: Many plays at Primary Stages, the long running off-Broadway production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob. He considers himself a lucky man.
NIGEL GORE* eighth season (Father, Mother of the Maid) Recent: Sense and Sensibility, Seagull (BEDLAM, Off Broadway). Women of Will, Off-Broadway, Prague, The Hague, Mexico, UK, USA. Richard, Richard III, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Best actor award, WestWord Denver). George, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Public Theatre, Boston (Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actor.). Macbeth, Macbeth & Bottom, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Caesar in Julius Caesar, Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Shakespeare & Co. Brutus, Julius Caesar, Claudius, Hamlet, Prague Shakespeare Festival. FILM. The Last Knights.
TILLY GRIMES^ first season (Costume Designer, Comedy of Errors) is a European stage designer currently working between London, Paris, and New York. Awards include the Balsamo Grand for Emerging Immigrant Artists, the Irish Arts Design Award, and Irish Times Theatre Award. American theater: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Trinity Repertory Company, Two River Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, La MaMa, Shakespeare on the Sound, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, New World Stages, HERE Arts Center, New Georges, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Juilliard School, and the Curtis Institute. Tilly is also co-artistic director of London/Parisian Theatre Company ‘SavageCharm’ and teaching artist at Brown University. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch.
DIANE HEALY* seventh season (Stage Manager, Red Velvet). S&Co: The Tempest, Satchmo at the Waldorf, Women of Will, Hound of the Baskervilles, All’s Well That Ends Well. NYC: Twelfth Night, What You Will (BEDLAM); City Of (Playwrights Realm); The Searchers (Atlantic Theatre Co.); Search: Paul Clayton; Hit The Wall, Tribes (Barrow Street); Bill W. & Dr. Bob (Soho Playhouse); Painting Churches (Keen Co.) LCT3, LaMama, The Civilians, EST. 14 Seasons with Oldcastle Theatre Co. (VT). Also worked with the Dance & Theatre departments of Bard College, Green Mountain College, East Tennessee State University & St. Andrews University. Love to Tini & Nick
TRACY HOIDA first season (Production Assistant, Comedy of Errors) Regional: Educational Tour Coordinator (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Child wrangler (A Christmas Carol); Stage Manager (Patchwork Players at Weathervane Theatre); ASM (Florida Repertory Theatre, Weathervane Theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre); Props Run Crew (Santa Fe Opera). Tracy holds a B.A. in theatre arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is an Equity Membership candidate.
CLOTEAL L. HORNE second season (Luciana, Comedy of Errors; House Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Shakespeare & Company. Her credits include, Off-Broadway: The Steadfast (Slant Theatre Project); Dirty Blood (Billie Holiday Theatre). Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare & Co.); She A Gem (New York Theatre Workshop); To Kill a Mockingbird (Weston Playhouse); A Funny Thing Happened… (BarnStormers); Little Row Boat (Huntington Theatre); How We Got On (CompanyOne); Romeo & Juliet (New Rep.). Holds a B.F.A from Boston University. She dedicates this performance to the Roots in her Life.
ELIZABETH INGRAM eighteenth season (Vocal Coach, Red Velvet, Mother of the Maid) performed in London’s West End, The Royal National Theater, and several theaters in England and Scotland, also in television productions, BBC and ITV. As a member of Shakespeare & Company Elizabeth performed in Richard II, Richard III, The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well that Ends Well, Coriolanus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Comedy of Errors, Loves’ Labours Lost, Mrs. Klein, Enchanted April, Pinter’s Mirror, and the one-woman show as Edith Wharton. Elizabeth is a Professor of Drama at Syracuse University and a Designated Kristin Linklater voice teacher.
MALCOLM INGRAM* eighteenth season (Bernard/Terence, Red Velvet; Egeon, Comedy of Errors) recent S&Co credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Starveling), Henry IV (Falstaff), Heroes (Phillipe), Kaufman’s Barber Shop (Jesse), The Allergist’s Wife (Ira), As You Like It (Adam), Blue/Orange (Robert), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Falstaff). London West End: Dirty Linen, Half Line, Popkiss. Broadway: Match, The Rivals. Other credits include: Syracuse Stage: The Miracle Worker. BTG: Rat in the Skull, Hay Fever. Actors Theater of Lousiville: All My Sons. Plus many other regional theatre productions in the USA & UK. TV includes: “The Camerons”, “Beloved Enemy”, and most recently in the US “Chapelle’s Show”.
JENNIE M. JADOW fourteenth season (Bardolph, Alice, Orleans, Ensemble, Henry V) Jennie M. Jadow is an actress with extensive regional acting credits. Her work has been seen at Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Jacob’s Pillow, and Mixed Company. Jennie is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and holds an MA in Movement Therapy and Counseling with a primary focus in the treatment of adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis. Jennie also works as an Education Artist for Shakespeare & Company’s nationally recognized education team and is the Director of Shakespeare in the Courts. For more information about Jennie’s Acting and Education work please visit www.jenniejadow.com
TOM JAEGER* twelfth season (Director, Shakespeare & Young Company; Exeter, Fluellen, Henry V). S&Co: The Comedy of Errors (Duke Solinus), Berkeley Square (Mr. Throstle), Twelfth Night (Malvolio & Sebastian), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snug), Hamlet (Hamlet), Troilus and Cressida (Hector, Ulysses, Patroclus), Souls Belated (Gannett), Romeo and Juliet (Peter), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snout and Tank the Dog), seven years as Director and Faculty of Shakespeare & Young Company and Director for twenty one productions for the Spring and Fall Festivals of Shakespeare. Regional: Design for Living (Otto), Italian American Reconciliation (Aldo), Chug (Chug) as well as six years of live radio theater with the Holy Roman Repertory Company in St. Louis.
DAVID JOSEPH* tenth season (Dauphin, Bishop of Canterbury, Nym, York, Henry V) S&Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Private Lives (Elyot), It’s a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), The Liar (Durante), War of The Worlds (Jack), The Tempest (Sebastian), The Venetian Twins (Tonino/Zanetto), The Real Inspector Hound (Simon), The Amorous Quarrel (Hugh), Twelfth Night (Sea Captain), Cindy Bella (Dandini), The Mad Pirate and The Mermaid (Cyrus), Scapin (Octave), Kerfol (Herve), The Servant of Two Masters (Florindo), and six tours of SLaW. Film/TV include: Love Dad, Damsel, Get Your Act Together, All in The Game.
HOPE ROSE KELLY* twelfth season (Stage Manager, Comedy of Errors,Cry Havoc; Production Stage Manager) S&Co: Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Richard II, 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: Long Wharf Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, The Wilma and Wallis Center, 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 (currently serves as 2nd Vice Chair on the Board of Directors).
JESSICA KEMP first season (Production Assistant, Red Velvet) Huntington Theatre Company: Come Back, Little Sheba (PA). Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Henry VI, Part 2 (SM Intern). The Depot Theatre: Pete ‘n’ Keely (SM). Emerson College: Merrily We Roll Along (Asst. Company Manager), Mother Hicks (2nd ASM), 34th Annual EVVY Awards (Asst. Company Manager). Jessica is a junior at Emerson College, pursuing a BFA Stage & Production Management degree.
NATHANIEL KENT first season (Brother, Mother of the Maid) NYC Theatre: Nick Jones’ Trevor (Lesser America); Jonathan A. Goldberg’s Real Dead Ghosts (Shelby Company, Int’l Tour); and Chiara Atik’s Women, a mash up of Little Women and HBO’s “Girls”. Nathaniel is a Brooklyn-based actor originally from the Bay Area and a co-founder of Shelby Company, which produces original theatre. BFA: NYU Tisch. www.nathanielkent.com
DENNIS KRAUSNICK founding member (Director of Training; Board of Trustees; Summer Training Institute faculty; Vocal Coach, The How and the Why) A long-time company actor, Krausnick played the title role in King Lear at S&Co in 2013 and at 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.
GOVANE LOHBAUER thirty-fifth season (Costume Designer, Henry V, Mother of the Maid, Hamlet, An Iliad; Costume Director) Selected credits at S&Co.: Shakespeare’s Will, The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged), It’s a Wonderful Life, Private Lives, Loves Labor’s Lost, Kaufman’s Barbershop, King Lear, The Liar, The Learned Ladies, Women of Will, The 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; Selected Regional: The Long Run, In Darfur, Emilie…, Arabian Nights, Red Noses, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Metamorphosis, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol. As Adjunct Faculty/Designer, Simon’s Rock of Bard College: Cloud Nine, Our Country’s Good, Suddenly Last Summer.
TAIBI MAGAR first season (Director, Comedy of Errors) Taibi is a Middle Eastern-American, New York-based director. Most recently, she directed A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Company. In New York she has worked with the Women’s Project Theatre, Rising Phoenix Rep, and INTAR Theatre. Taibi is a graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA program where she directed The Skin of Our Teeth, The Winter’s Tale, and Marisol. She is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, a recipient of a Stephen Sondheim Fellowship, an OSF Assistantship, a Public Theater Shakespeare Lab Fellowship, and was a participant in the TFANA Actors and Directors Project (with Cecily Berry). Former lecturer at Brown University and current senior lecturer at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
CORINNA MAY* twenty-fourth season (Martha, The Unexpected Man; Vocal Coach, Henry V; Faculty, Shakespeare & Young Company) S&Co: 28+ productions including The Memory of Water, A Winter’s Tale, Enchanted April, Jack and Jill, Betrayal, Fortune and Misfortune, House of Mirth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet. BTF/BTG: Benefactors, Same Time Next Year, Homestead Crossing, Two-headed. Wharton Salon: The Long Run, Autre Temps. National Tour: The Graduate with Linda Gray/Lorraine Bracco/Morgan Fairchild. Regional (selected): Portland Stage Co., Merrimack Rep., Syracuse Stage, Rep. Theater of St. Louis, Capitol Rep Film: Split Ends (starring); Speck’s Last. TV: “House of Cards”; “Unforgettable”; “Law & Order”; “PBS: Evening at the Pops”. Playwright: Dancing with the Czar. Designated Linklater Voice teacher. Feldenkrais practitioner. Proud to be a union member: SAG-AFTRA, AEA.
JOSH AARON MCCABE* tenth season (Pinch/Duke, Comedy of Errors) Last seen playing Peleus in Coyotewold’s Dance Piece: Thetis: Immortal Fire. S&Co: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Accomplice; Mother Courage and Her Children; Love’s Labour’s Lost; 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; Hound of the Baskervilles; As You Like It; War of the Worlds; Mystery of Irma Vep; Real Inspector Hound; Winters Tale; Richard III; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Merry Wives of Windsor. Off-Broadway: Peep Show (Mike) Actor’s Playhouse. Regional: Madison Rep., Forward Theater, Milwaukee’s Chamber Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks. National commercials, Daytime Serials and Saturday Night Live. Teacher/Director in S&Co’s Education Dept., AEA & SAG- AFTRA
JOHN MCDERMOTT^ first season (Set Design, Comedy of Errors, The Unexpected Man, Red Velvet) Recent designs include Extremities and Benefactors at Berkshire Theater Festival; The Scene and Red at Dorset Theater Festival; The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, 3C, A Summer Day and The Revisionist at Rattlestick; Dry Land and Everything Is Ours for Colt Coeur. For Bedlam: Saint Joan, Hamlet, Sense and Sensibility and The Seagull. The Belle of Belfast at Irish Rep; Lost in Yonkers at Barrington Stage; Frankie and Johnny at the Clare de Lune at Berkshire Theater Festival and the 2015 season at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Assistant Professor at Adelphi University.
MATTHEW MILLER seventh season (Lighting Designer, The Comedy of Errors, Red Velvet) S&Co: Julius Caesar, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Shakespeare’s Will, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, world premier of The Goatwoman of Corvis County, Bad Dates, and The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. Matthew was the Technical Director at S&Co from 2005-2007. Recent credits include: The Media Music Theatre, Puppetry Arts Theatre – NYC, and Adirondack Theatre Festival. Matthew is a member of the design/production faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he serves as Director of Production. He is a product of the MFA program of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Samples of his work may be seen at: www.mbradfordmiller.com
CHRISTIANNA NELSON* fourth season (Halina/Betty/Margaret, Red Velvet; Abbess, Comedy of Errors) S&Co: Midsummer (Helena), Antony and Cleopatra (Charmian), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Collected Stories (Lisa), The Tempest (Goddess); New York: The Last Will (Judith Shakespeare) Abingdon Theater and Wuzhen, China, Imagining the Imaginary Invalid (Angelique) Mabou Mines, The Stronger (Madame X) Drama League, Julius by Design (Casey) Fulcrum Theater, Wickets (Emma) 3LD, Harvest (Ginnie) LaMama, Venice Saved (Violetta) PS122, The Diviners (Lettie) Lincoln Center Directors Lab; Regional: Ugly Lies the Bone (Jess), Pride and Prejudice (Jane). Christianna holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama, where she was the recipient of the Hershel Williams Prize for acting, and a BA from Harvard University.
STOWE NELSON^ first season (Sound Designer, Comedy of Errors). New York: The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature), Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSC Young Company), Verite (LCT3), Buyer & Cellar (Barrow Street), 16 Words or Less (Clubbed Thumb), Our New Girl (Atlantic). Regional credits include Center Stage, Everyman Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Harbor Stage Company and Actors Theatre of Louisville. As a company member of the Mad Ones, he has designed sound for The Essential Straight & Narrow, The Tremendous Tremendous, and Samuel & Alasdair (NY IT Award, Drama Desk Nom). More info: www.wingspace.com/stowe
DENIS O’HARE first season (Playwright, An Iliad) is an actor and writer. Mr. O’Hare attended Northwestern University where he studied poetry under Alan Shapiro, Mary Kinzie, and Reginald Gibbons. He ultimately received a B.S. in the theatre department and pursued an acting career in Chicago while maintaining a literary salon called the “Ansuz.” In 1992, Mr. O’Hare moved to New York to continue his acting career where he appeared in numerous productions on Broadway and Off-Broadway all the while exploring creative writing in the form of plays and screenplays. Mr. O’Hare and Ms. Petersen began collaborating on An Iliad in 2006 and honed the project through multiple workshops with New York Theatre Workshop at Vassar and Dartmouth and with the Sundance Lab Institute.
TINA PACKER* founder (Founding Artistic Director; Isabelle Arc, Mother of the Maid) started Shakespeare & Company 38 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 book Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays was published this April by Knopf, over the past few months she has been doing a book tour across the United States. Last year Tina has performing Women of Will in Boulder Colorado, The Hague in the Netherlands, Mexico, Prague, and New York City.
RAVIN PATTERSON first season (Connie, Red Velvet). Off-Off-Broadway credits: Getting Out (Arlene), No Place To Be Somebody (Cora), Sunday on the Rocks (Gayle), By Hands Unknown (Liza), Cinderella Syndrome (Virginia). Training: The Acting Studio. B.A. in Communications: R/T/F (Rowan University). Ravin is a member of Chelsea Rep LAB and producer of the comedic web-series, “Space Available.”
MATTHEW PENN third season (Director, Mother of the Maid) S&Co.: Director, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Penn has directed extensively at NY’s Ensemble Studio Theater and the George Street Playhouse. In addition he has directed and or produced some of TV’s best known series: “Orange is the New Black”, “Secrets and Lies”, “Law and Order”, “Damages”, “Sopranos”, “House”, “NYPD Blue”, “Royal Pains” and “Blue Bloods”. Penn received and Emmy nomination for his direction of episode #200 of “Law and Order” starring Julia Roberts. Penn is a co-Artistic Director of Berkshire Playwrights Lab where in addition to over 35 other full length plays Mother of the Maid began its journey.
LISA PETERSON first season (Playright, An Iliad) She wrote An Iliad with actor Denis O’Hare, for which they won 2012 Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards. Her other adaptations include The Waves, adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf, with composer David Bucknam (Drama Desk nominations), the upcoming The Good Book with Denis O’Hare, and Insurance Men with composer Todd Almond. She was Resident Director at the Mark Taper Forum for ten years, and Associate Director at La Jolla Playhouse for three years before that. She is a graduate of Yale College, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater, and the executive board of SDC.
BRAD RAIMONDO first season (Assistant Director, Drama League Fellow, Red Velvet) Recent projects: Icarus by Edwin Sánchez (Yale Dramat), In Fields Where They Lay by Ricardo Pérez González (New Ohio Theater/Dreamscape), Whale Song or Learning to Live With Mobyphobia by Claire Kiechel (FringeNYC/Dreamscape). Brad is a director living in New York City and earned his MFA from the New School for Drama where his work included Hamlet, the premiere of Some Dark Places of the Earth by Claire Kiechel and Othello. Brad is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Dreamscape Theatre and a proud member of the New Victory Theater’s Teaching Artist Ensemble. www.bradraimondo.com.
TOD RANDOLPH* eighteenth season (Zelda, The How and the Why) S&Co: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Cassandra Speaks; As You Like It; Richard III; Enchanted April; MSND; Vita & Virginia; Love’s Labor’s Lost; A Room of One’s Own; King Lear; Merchant of Venice; Othello; The Fiery Rain; Mrs. Klein; Virginia; Duet for One; Julius Caesar; Twelfth Night; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Directing credits: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Bernstein Theatre); As You Like It, King John (Conservatory Training Program). NY & Regional: Palm Beach Dramaworks; Theatre Row Theatre; The Nora Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Portland Stage; Trinity Rep; The Wharton Salon; Mixed Company; Stageworks/Hudson. Film: Infinitely Polar Bear; November Criminals.
LUKE REED fourth season (Riotous Youth Faculty; Directing Assistant, Comedy of Errors; Hamlet, Hamlet), S&Co: Private Eyes (Matthew), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio/Lord Capulet), Master Class (Manny), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander/Francis Flute). He has also worked as the composer for the company’s productions of The Servant of Two Masters, Romeo and Juliet, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Tartuffe and has proudly been an Education Artist with the company since 2012. Training: BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst and S&Co’s Summer Training Institute.
YASMINA REZA first season (Playwright, The Unexpected Man) is a French playwright and novelist, based in Paris, whose works have all been multi-award-winning, critical and popular international successes, produced worldwide and translated into 35 languages. She has written seven plays (Conversations after a Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x 3, A Spanish Play, God of Carnage, How You Talk the Game) and 6 novels (“Hammerklavier,” “Une Desolation (Desolation),” “Adam Haberberg,” “Dans la Luge d’Arthur Schopenhauer,” “Nulle Part” and “L’Aube, le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Dusk or Night)”). Films include: “Le Pique-Nique de Lulu Kreutz,” directed by Didier Martiny and “Chicas,” written and directed by the author.
NICOLE RICCIARDI third season (Director, The How and the Why) Nicole directed Cassandra Speaks for S&Co. in 2012 and assisted Timothy Douglas with Richard II in 2013. She is a New York City-based director, actress, and instructor, who has directed, assisted and/or developed work at Primary Stages, Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, #serials at the Flea, Circle East Repertory, Two River Theater Company, Bushwick Arts, Nora Theater Company, Shadow Lawn Stage, Irish Repertory, and with her own company, The Wild Court. Nicole has taught in the training programs of many prominent regional theatres, and for the Drama Departments of Drew, Monmouth, and Syracuse Universities. She received her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.
DANIEL RIOS JR first season (Merchant, Comedy of Errors) Regional: A Man For All Seasons (The Common Man) performed at the Majestic Theatre in West Springfield, MA; Take Me Out (Davey Battle) at Foothills Theatre formerly located in Worcester, MA. Daniel holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts. Fight On!
FRAN RUBENSTEIN* third season (Stage Manager, Henry V) S&Co: Julius Caesar, Heroes. Recent NY credits: Se Llama Cristina, 17 Orchard Point, The Preacher & The Shrink, Branched, Scrambled Eggs, Lawnpeople, 7th Monarch, The Fartiste, Reading Under the Influence. Four seasons at The New Group including: Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival 2010 & 2011: Dial M for Murder, Mauritius, Fallen Angels, The Novelist. Member AEA. Much love to Mom & Ziggy.
CONCETTA RUSSO second season (Riotous Youth Faculty; Gertrude/Gravedigger, Hamlet) S&Co: Servant of Two Masters (Pantalone); UMass Amherst: Twelfth Night (Feste). Concetta holds a BA in acting from UMass Amherst and is a S&Co. 2010 STI alumna. Concetta also works as an education artist and costume designer. Many thanks to family and friends. Pace e Amore.
BRIDGET SARACINO* first season (Rachel, The How and the Why; St. Catherine, Mother of the Maid) Regional favorites include The Hunchback of Seville, Brown Playwrights Rep.; House and Garden, Trinity Repertory Co.; The Droll, Brown Playwrights Rep.; Big Love, Schwartz Performing Arts; Romeo and Juliet, Schwartz Performing Arts. B/T MFA credits include As You Like It, Small Craft Warnings, Middletown, The Winter’s Tale. Bridget is a NYC-based actor & voice over artist and a proud graduate Cornell University and of the Brown University/Trinity Rep. MFA Acting program.
NORAH SCHEINMAN first season (Production Assistant, Comedy of Errors). Regional: Mary Poppins (West Virginia Public Theatre), Mary Poppins and On The Town (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Gianni Schicchi, La Boheme and La Cenerentola (Yale Opera), and La Marquis Du Chatlet Defends Her Life Tonight (WAM Theatre). New York Credits: Trojan Women and The Winter’s Tale (Franklin Stage Company), Spirits of Exit Eleven (Theatre Row), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Atlantic Theatre Company), and Twelfth Night (NY Classical Theatre). Norah holds an MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. www.norahjanescheinman.com.
STELLA GIULIETTA SCHWARTZ fifth season (Costume Designer, The Unexpected Man) S&Co: Costume Designer for Servant of Two Masters (2014) and Les Faux Pas (2013); Costumer for S&Co’s Education Program, 2011-2015. She also works as the costume shop manager at MCLA. She studied Costume Design and Classics at Smith College.
GWENDOLYN SCHWINKE first season (Vocal Coach, Comedy of Errors, The Unexpected Man, Hamlet, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World; Training Faculty) Vocal Coaching: Regional: Oxford Shakespeare Festival, Frank Theatre, Atlantic Stage, Cheap Theatre. Acting: Regional: Margie (Good People), Gertrude (Hamlet), Mistress Quickly (Merry Wives), Nurse (Romeo & Juliet), Desdemona (Masks of Othello), Berthe (Boeing-Boeing), Betty Dullfeet (Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui), Jean (The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer), Inspector (The Enchanted), Gwen (Finn in the Underworld), Jesse (‘night Mother), Amanda (Glass Menagerie). Gwendolyn holds an MFA from Illinois State, is a Designated Linklater Teacher and Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, teaches in Shakespeare & Company’s Actor Training Programs and is a proud member of Actors Equity.
DOUGLAS SELDIN eighth season (Luce, Comedy of Errors) S&Co: Mother Courage (Officer), The Liar (Cliton), Tartuffe (Title Role), 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. Other Regional Credits.: Macbeth (Bloody Sargeant), Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus), Hamlet (Laertes), Macbeth (Ross), Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio), 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 thirty-eighth season (Playwright, Comedy of Errors, Henry V, Hamlet) He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His works, including some collaborations, consist of about 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.
KATHLEEN SOLTAN second season, (Stage Manager, Hamlet, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World) S&Co: Asst. Stage Manager for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry IV, Parts I and II. Other credits include Stage Manager for Curio Theatre’s The Matter of Frank Schaefer, Othello, and Noises Off. Kathleen is a recent graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia.
ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY seventh season (Composer/Sound Designer, The How and the Why, Mother of the Maid) S&Co: over 13 productions as an actor/musician/designer. Alexander has performed in and designed music/sound for productions on Broadway (Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline & Jennifer Garner), Off-Broadway (The Public/NYSF, TFANA, Atlantic Theater Co, Hang A Tale, Red Bull Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, Happy Few Theater Co, The Humanist Project), at Regional Theaters (The Shakespeare Theater Company, Ford’s Theater, The Walnut Street Theater, Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Bucks County Playhouse, The Wharton Salon, Connecticut Repertory Theater, Actors Shakespeare Project), and Internationally (title role in Hamlet at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy). www.AlexanderSovronsky.com
JESSICA SOVRONSKY* third season (Stage Manager, The Unexpected Man). S&Co: Stage Manager (Servant of Two Masters; R&J), Rehearsal Stage Manager (Les Faux Pas); Off-Broadway: Assistant Stage Manager (The Little Prince at The Pearl Theatre); Regional Stage Management: Waxworks; Silence (staged readings for WAM); Can You Hear Me Baby? (staged reading at BTG); International: Stage Manager/Set Designer (Hamlet in Milan, Italy); Properties Master: Much Ado (Simon’s Rock), Hamlet; Princess Ivona; Hour of Feeling (Williams). Jessica has directed and designed dozens of musicals and plays in schools across NY for 10 years, and loves teaching technical theater. Adjunct Professor at Simon’s Rock. M.S. in Educational Theatre. Proud Member of A.E.A.www.jessicasovronsky.com
ANDY TALEN fifth season (Composer/Sound Designer, Henry V) S&Co: Love’s Labor’s Lost (Longaville), Mother Courage (Ensemble), Les Faux Pas (Composer), Richard III (Richmond), Winters’ Tale (Rogero/Musician), Julius Caesar (Mark Antony), The Amorous Quarrel (Valere/Composer), All’s Well That Ends Well (Solider/Musician), Wild & Whirling Words (Ensemble); Regional: Madison Repertory Theatre: Carousel (Enoch Snow Jr.), The Almond & The Seahorse (Joe); New York Theatre: Spoon River Anthology (Invisible Dog), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Simon/Composer), Far Away (Todd, Columbia Stages); Training: BA University of WI-Madison; MFA Columbia University. Thanks & love to his family, Mom, Dad, Petie, Bunker, Chuck, Tonka, & the twins.
JOE TAPPER* first season (Pierre, Red Velvet) Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You. Off-Broadway/Regional: Mother of the Maid – Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Witnessed By The World – 59 E 59, The Imaginary Invalid– Mabou Mines, Billy Witch – Studio 42, How Shakespeare Won the West – Huntington Theatre, A Few Good Men & Of Mice and Men – Pioneer Theatre, Richard II – Yale Repertory, The Jammer – The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (Winner of Fringe First Award). The Hangar Theatre, Northern Stage, The Kitchen, The Shakespeare Theatre. Readings at The Public Theater and The Lark. TV: “Odyssey”, “Brooklyn Taxi”, “Law & Order”. Training: Ithaca College BFA, Yale School of Drama, MFA.
SARAH JEANETTE TAYLOR* tenth season (Director, Shakespeare & Young Company; Montjoy, Chorus, Ensemble, Henry V) S&Co: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, The Tamer Tamed, The Tempest, A View Beyond, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Dibble Dance. S&Co Spring Tours: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet. Regional: Clara (Ventfort Hall); Cymbeline, Trolius and Cressida (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing (Back Room Shakespeare Project); Macbeth (Worcester Foothills Theatre). BFA in Acting (University of Central Florida), MFA in Acting (Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University).
JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON* ninth season (Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet) has appeared on Broadway in A Time To Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac and Julius Caesar. His off-Broadway credits include: The Iceman Cometh at BAM (Obie and Drama Desk Awards); Tamburlaine at Theater for a New Audience (Obie and Drama Desk Awards); Satchmo at the Waldorf (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award) at the Westside Theater, Shakespeare & Co, and Long Wharf Theater; Macbeth; Othello (Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Joe A. Callaway Award) at Theatre for a New Audience; The Emperor Jones at The Irish Repertory Theatre (Joe A. Callaway Award); Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop. Regional credits include: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Mark Taper Forum (Ovation Award); Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at The Wilma Theater (Barrymore Award) and productions at the Williamstown, Trinity Rep, ART, Goodman, Yale Rep, and the RSC His television and film credits include Madame Secretary; Bourne Legacy; Glass Chin; All My Children; One Life to Live; Law & Order; Conviction; Michael Clayton; and Malcolm X. John is a recipient of the Scripps Award, Fox Fellowship and Robert Brustein Award.
MICHAEL F. TOOMEY* sixteenth season (Angelo, Comedy of Errors; Actor, An Iliad) lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Sarah where he is the co-artistic director for The Humanist Project. Shakespeare & Company member since 1998 and a founding member of Split Knuckle Theatre, which devises new works of theatre and currently tours its hit show Endurance throughout the world, performing in Bangkok, Athens and Paris. He directs, devises and choreographs shows throughout the country including Julius Caesar and Alice In Wonderland. Michael has performed at Shakespeare & Company in numerous roles including Macbeth, Scapin, and Puck. He is a graduate from LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) and holds an MFA in Lecoq-based theatre from Naropa University. email@example.com
SARAH TREEM first season (Playwright, The How and the Why) recently won a Golden Globe as co-creator/executive producer for The Affair on Showtime. She is the only writer to have written and produced all three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series, In Treatment, for which she won a Writer’s Guild of America award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. She is also a writer/producer for the HBO series, How To Make It In America, and adapted Samantha Peale’s novel, The American Painter Emma Dial. Her full-length plays include Empty Sky; Against the Wall; Mirror, Mirror; A Feminine Ending; and Human Voices. Treem has taught playwriting at Yale University, where she earned her BA and MFA.
ANNE TROUP* first season (Joan, Mother of the Maid) Off Broadway: Ivanov (CSC) Regional: Lungs (The Kitchen); TV: Crime (HBO). Anne holds an MFA from NYU and a BA from Brown University.
ERIC TUCKER† fifth season (Director, Cry Havoc) Wall Street Journal Director of the Year, 2014. S&Co: Tina Packer’s Women of Will, Pinter’s Mirror, Bad Dates. Off Broadway: Bedlam’s Saint Joan (NY Times top 10 of 2014; Time Magazine top 10 of 2013; Off Broadway Alliance Best Revival 2014), Bedlam’s Hamlet (NY Times top 10 of 2014), Tina Packer’s Women of Will (The Judson), The Belle of Belfast (Cherry Lane). Bedlam: Twelfth Night and What You Will (NY Times Critics Picks), The Seagull and Sense and Sensibility (NY Times top 10 of 2014). Eric resides in New York City where he is Artistic Director of Bedlam.
DANIELA VARON† twentieth season (Director, Red Velvet) S&Co: Director, Shakespeare’s Will, Romeo and Juliet, Sea Marks, Martha Mitchell Calling, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Love Letters, Collected Stories, Winter’s Tale, Wit, Room of One’s Own, Turn of the Screw. New York: Abingdon; Culture Project; EST; HERE; Joe’s Pub; Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab; Mud/Bone; the Public; Shakespeare Society; Symphony Space; Vineyard Theatre. Regional: Boston Playwrights’; Connecticut Rep; LA Women’s Shakespeare; Sun Valley Shakespeare; Tygre’s Heart Shakespeare; Vineyard Playhouse; Wharton Salon. Co-founder,The Company of Women; co-creator, Conversations with Shakespeare; founding faculty, The Linklater Center; Drama League Fellow; NYTW Usual Suspect.
JENNA WARE twenty-second season (Director, Henry V; Associate Director of Education) S&Co director: The Servant of Two Masters, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Les Faux Pas or the Counter Plots; The Venetian Twins, Red Hot Patriot, Amorous Quarrel, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Shirley Valentine, The Henry VI Chronicles, Macbeth tour. Jenna has directed over 40 productions for S&Co’s Education Program and is the founder of Shakespeare & Young Company. 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.
ROBYN WARFIELD third season (Master Electrician; Lighting Designer, The Unexpected Man) S&Co Lighting Designer: Private Eyes, Conservatory program’s Romeo and Juliet, Set/Lighting Designer 2 years Fall Festival. Regional Lighting Designer; The Marriage of Figaro (UNCG SMTD), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Paper Lantern Theatre Company), Peter Pan (UNCG NCTYP), God of Carnage (UNCG THTR 232), Top Girls (UNCG Theatre), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (The Austen Riggs Center Theatre). Set Designer Hedda Gabler (UNCG Theatre), Judith of Bethulia (UNCG THTR 232). Assistant Lighting Designer Spamalot (UNCG Theatre), Kingdom of Earth (Triad Stage). Lighting Director for MCLA’s Dance Company. MFA in Theatre Design with Scenographic Traditions from UNC Greensboro. www.rkwdesign.com
RYAN WINKLES* tenth season (Henry, Henry V) S&Co: It’s a Wonderful Life (Jazzbo), Complete Works (Ryan), Mother Courage (Swiss Cheese), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull), The Tempest (Ferdinand), King Lear (Edgar), As You Like It (Silvius), Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry), Irma Vep (Jane/Lord Edgar), The Learned Ladies (Trissotin), Richard III (Tyrrel/1st Murderer), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Othello (Roderigo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Antony & Cleopatra (Pompey/Eros), Merry Wives (Fenton), Julius Caesar NE Tour (Cassius), Macbeth NE Tour (Banquo). Regional: WAM Theatre: Old Mezzo (Joe); Madison Rep: Muskie Love (Claude); Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Christmas Memory (Buddy), Misalliance (Bentley); Film: Doug Trumbull’s UFOTOG; Ryan holds a BA from FSU, an MFA from UW-Madison, and teaches at TSNY Boston.
ZOE WOHLFELD second season (Ensemble, Hamlet) S&Co: The Servant of Two Masters, Shakespeare & Young Company 2012. Zoe is happy to continue working with the wonderful Education department at Shakespeare & Company this summer.
STEPHAN WOLFERT* first season (Playwright and Actor, Cry Havoc) US Army, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer, Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. On Broadway, Stephan created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp & Billy Joel’s Tony-Award winning production Movin’ Out. He also co-created the largest touring Shakespeare Company in New England, directed and taught acting Shakespeare at Cornell University and at Antelope Valley College. Stephan is also the Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Veterans, and the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts. He is currently a company member and the Head of Outreach for Bedlam in NYC. He is also the creator of DE-CRUIT: a program to reintegrate military Veterans using classical actor training. Stephan recently performed his one-man show Cry Havoc Off-Broadway in NYC. Member: AEA, AFTRA- SAG
JOHN WOODSON* first season (Man, The Unexpected Man) New York: Broadway: Medea with Dame Diana Rigg; King Lear (Kent), The Roundabout Theatre; King Lear (Kent), Public Theatre; Henry V (Exeter), NY Shakespeare Festival; Destiny of Me, Lucille Lortel Theatre; Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, Signature Theatre Company. Regionally: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theatre Center, The Alley Theatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (company member), The Cleveland Playhouse, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Long Wharf, Studio Arena, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, The Idaho Shakespeare Festival and The American Stage Company among others.