KATE ABBRUZZESE fourth season (Katharine, Love’s Labours Lost) S&Co: Julius Caesar (Portia, Casca), Hamlet (title role), Romeo & Juliet (Rosaline/Paris’ page), Parasite Drag (Susie); Off-Off Broadway: To Walk In Darkness (Adella). Regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: The Winter’s Tale (Perdita), Pericles (Lychorida), Cymbeline (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 currently attends NYU’s Graduate Acting Program (Class of 2015).
Matthew E. Adelson^ third season (Lighting Designer for Love’s Labor’s Lost, Richard II and Mother Courage) S&Co: King Lear (2003 and 2012), The Tempest, Satchmo at the Waldorf, All’s Well That Ends Well and Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Recent credits include: Ruined and Shining City (Burning Coal/Raleigh, NC), Red (Theatreworks/Colorado Springs) and A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Group/Colonial). Matthew is the Director of Production 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, Angelique Kidjo, Natalie MacMaster, 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.
JOSEPH AHMED second season (Leander & Ensemble in Les Faux Pas; Riotous Youth Faculty). S&Co: Shakespeare & Young Company – Boys of York (York), Distract (Macbeth). Regional: Underground Railway Theater/Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: Ti-Jean and His Brothers (Firefly/Devil). Boston University: Buried Child (Vince), In the Jungle of Cities (Worm). Direction: Stella Maris by Celia Pain, West of Stupid by Cusi Cram. Training: semester at the Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy; BFA in Theatre Arts with a Dance Minor from Boston University.
Alexandra Allen second season (Assistant Stage Manager & Ensemble: Les Faux Pas; Education Program Apprentice) Mount Holyoke College: Hamlet (Horatio), Juliet & Her Romeo (Juliet), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes), The Glass Menagerie (Jim). Shakespeare & Young Company 2011: Boys of York (Queen Margaret) and Distract (Ensemble). Gender Studies major at Mount Holyoke College. Has participated in almost all of the Shakespeare & Company education programs and is excited to be back.
BARBARA ALLEN third season (Director of Movement for Mother Courage) 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. Barbara is currently an instructor at New Studio Broadway at NYU – Tisch School of the Arts. She is thrilled to be working again with Tony Simotes and Olympia Dukakis along with the wonderful cast of Mother Courage. Barbara is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).
Elizabeth Aspenlieder* eighteenth season (Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Janet in Accomplice; Artistic Associate/Communications Director). S&Co: Parasite Drag (Joellen), 39 Steps (multiple roles), The Memory of Water (Catherine), The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Marquise de Merteuil), Bad Dates (Elliot Norton Award Winner for Best Solo Performance 2009), Rough Crossing (Natasha), Ice Glen by Joan Ackermann, King Lear (Regan), Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Richard III (Anne), Wit (Susie). Regional: Barrington Stage Company 10×10 Play Fest (multiple roles); Merrimack Rep: Bad Dates; Boston Theatre Works: Angel’s in America (Angel/multiple roles), Othello (Emelia). Canada: Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Alma), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nora). Indy Films: Trigger Finger, Seriously Twisted. She also provides the voices for commercials and cartoons.
JASON ASPREY* nineteenth season (Ferdinand in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Derek in Accomplice; Summer Training Institute Faculty) S&Co: The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), Parasite Drag (Ronnie—named Best Actor by the Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Record), 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 (Don John/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-fifth season (Lighting Designer for Accomplice and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; 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 is a new homeowner and proudly holds the 2002 Achievement Award from the Town of Ripton, MA, Candlelight Council.
Karen Beaumont* fifteenth season (Dottie in Leap Year). S&Co: Othello (Emilia), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), Shakesquad & Clown Co. (Stormy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Assistant Director). She has performed across Canada, off-Broadway and locally. Karen is an actor, director and teacher/artist of mask, movement and clown. Most recently Karen was Associate Director and Movement Director of the multi media production of The Wind Up Bird Chronicles (NYC, Edinburgh, Singapore). She developed the theatre program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA where she serves as professor of theatre and Chair of the Arts Division. Karen studied internationally including the Canadian Mime School, Pantheatre Acts, with Augusto Boal, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Powys Thomas, and is a designated teacher of Trish Arnold’s (LAMDA, Guild Hall) movement for actors and is a Somatic Movement Educator.
Mark Bedard* first season (Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost; Recruitment Officer in Mother Courage) Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Animal Crackers (Captain Spaulding), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Ferdinand), She Loves Me (George), The Merchant of Venice (Launcelot), The Servant of Two Masters (Truffaldino), Paradise Lost (Kewpie), Macbeth (McDuff), The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus), The Taming of the Shrew (Biondello). Seattle Rep: Boeing Boeing (Robert). Marin Theatre Company: Waiting for Godot (Vladamir). Shakespeare Theatre Company D.C: Cymbeline (Posthumous). International City Theatre Long Beach: A Circus Christmas Carol (Clown). Graduated from University of California, Irvine.
JAKE BERGER eighth season (Green/Second Gardener/Exton in Richard II) S&Co: Tartuffe (Orgon), The Liar (Geronte) and 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.
Kiki Bertocci eleventh season (Pandolph & Ensemble in Les Faux Pas; Riotous Youth Faculty) Other credits include: Asylum (Janine), The House Of Bernarda Alba (Magdalena), Creative Stages (Elizabeth), Arms And The Man (Louka), Women Of Lockerbie (Hattie), Baby Dance (Wanda), Final Placement (Loellen), The Skriker (Josie), The Tale Of Breutali (Tierney), A Beautiful Color (Corinne). Kiki studied at Circle In The Square and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
William Coe Bigelow (Playwright, Leap Year) has written extensively for TV and film. His produced credits include “Murder, She Wrote,” “Quantum Leap,” “The Commish,” “Silk Stalkings,” “Renegade” and “Pacific Blue.” Bigelow most recently wrote for the NBC-TV series “Grimm.” He has also written longer form for Lifetime, and is in pre-production on a movie for them called “A Date to Die For.” He has sold screenplays to Disney, Universal and Lionsgate. In another life, he worked at the City Desk of the New York Post. Bigelow currently resides in Los Angeles. Leap Year is his first play.
James W. Bilnoski first season (Lighting Designer for Master Class and Heroes; Electrician/Carpenter) Lighting design credits S&Co: King John, The Liar. Pensacola Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew. Youth Opera of El Paso: Les Miserables, Godspell. 2010 summer performance of TEXAS, a musical drama. James is a lighting designer based out of Colorado. He received a B.S. in lighting design from West Texas A&M and continued lighting design studies at The University of Arkansas.
David BlacK (Playwright, Studio Series’ An Impossible Life) is an award-winning journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and producer. His novel Like Father was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times and listed as one of the seven best novels of the year by the Washington Post. Among the television shows he has produced and written are the Sidney Lumet series “100 Centre Street”, which was listed as one of the 10 best shows of the year, the Richard Dreyfuss series “The Education of Max Bickford”, “Monk”, “CSI-Miami”, the new “Kojak’, “Hill Street Blues”, “Miami Vice”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law & Order: Trial By Jury”, the original “Law & Order”, which received an Emmy nomination for Best Dramatic Show and a Golden Globe nomination, and “Copshop”, an innovative PBS series filmed in one-take, three camera real time. He has published nine books and over 150 articles in magazines, including The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and Rolling Stone.
ARIEL BOCK* twenty-ninth season (Woman in None But the Lonely Heart; Manager of Institutional Giving) A longtime member of Shakespeare & Company, Ariel has served as Artistic Associate and Casting Director. Her credits at Shakespeare & Company include Goneril in King Lear, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth in Richard III, Audrey in As You Like It, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives of Windsor, Paulina in The Winters Tale, Ruth in Private Eyes, the woman in Laughing Wild, Arlene in Off the Map along with many others. At Mixed Company: Ramona in Zara Spook and Other Lures and Eileen in The Cripple of Inishmaan. A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, she has taught voice for actors at Dartmouth, Smith, MIT, and at innumerable Shakespeare & Company workshops. Ariel has worked extensively with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century, playing Fanny Mendelsohn, Sonia Tolstoy and Anna Akhmatova among others. She also curates the Wharton on Wednesday reading series at The Mount.
THOMAS BRAZZLE second season (Bagot, Salisbury, York Servant in Richard II, Walter Henderson in Kaufman’s Barber Shop) S&Co: Duke of Burgundy in King Lear; Ensemble in The Tempest. Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Hairspray, His Girl Friday, Romeo and Juliet, O Beautiful, and The Winter’s Tale. Alley Theatre: Peter Pan and I Barbara Jordan. Dallas Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar. Huron Playhouse: Kiss Me Kate, I Remember Mama. Training: MFA Acting University of Connecticut.
Bertolt Brecht (Playwright, Mother Courage) is best known for his plays and poems, in which he embraced anti-bourgeois themes and being forced from his native Germany. His other plays include the satirical musical The Threepenny Opera (1928) written with comoser Kurt Weill and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1948).
Patrick Brennan tenth season (Set Designer for Mother Courage, Master Class, Heroes, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Accomplice, and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Props Master) Patrick is happy to be back to provide all props for the 2013-14 season. He is very busy. He has to get back to work.
Joe Cacaci first season (Director of Studio Series’ An Impossible Life) is the founding director of East Coast Arts, where he produced twenty world premiere plays over seven seasons, and the Producing Director, with Dan Lauria, of The Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble in L.A. from 1993 to the present, where over 500 new plays have been given staged readings in the Monday Night Reading Series. Joe co-produced David Mamet’s Obie-winning play, Edmond at the Provincetown Playhouse. His own plays have been produced at The Public Theater, The Coconut Grove Theatre (where he also directed), The Long Wharf Theater, and at The Alley Theatre in Houston. He has directed at The Westport Playhouse and commercially in Los Angeles. He has written numerous made-for-television movies and co-created the CBS prime time series “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.” He was executive producer (show runner) of two prime time series: Showtime‘s “The Hoop Life” and CBS’ “The Education of Max Bickford”, which starred Richard Dreyfuss and Marcia Gay Harden. He directed the PBS pilot “Cop Shop”, which starred Richard Dreyfuss and Blair Brown. Currently, Joe teaches television writing in the graduate program of the Film School at Columbia University.
CAROLINE CALKINS third season (Hermia/Starveling/Faerie in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Celie in Les Faux Pas; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: the New England tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (Witch 1/Lady Macduff), King Lear, The Venetian Twins (Columbina), Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World. Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director, 2011-12. Caroline first came to S&Co as a member of Shakespeare & Young Company 2006. BA: Brown University. Other training: NTI, SITI Company.
Joe Cerqua^ second season (Composer/Sound Designer for Leap Year and Accomplice) is a freelance composer, sound designer, and producer. S&Co: composer/designer for Parasite Drag. 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.
Kevin Clutz* first season (Stage Manager for Kaufman’s Barbershop and None But The Lonely Heart) Graduated from Santa Fe University of Art & Design in 2011 with a BFA in Theatrical Design / Technical Theatre emphasis in Stage Management. Off Broadway: Around The World in 80 Days (Aaron Grant Theatrics), Off-Off: The Drowning Girls (Strange Sun Theater) ,From White Plains (Fault Line), Unusual Love Life of Bedbugs and Other Creatures (Jamie Richards, Ensemble Studio Theatre), Brunch Series 2011-2012 (EST), Asking For Trouble 2011 (EST). Regional: Sound of Music (Chuck Abbott, Surflight), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Chris Sutton, SL), Steel Magnolias (Robin Irwin, SL).
KEVIN G. COLEMAN founding member (Director of Heroes; 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 Distinguished Artist Award for Theatre from the Massachusetts Arts Alliance. 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.
Wolfe Coleman twelfth season (Aumerle/Berkeley/Fight Choreographer, Richard II) first appeared in Macbeth performed at the Mount in 1996. Since then he has had many sword fights, worn the red nose, wooed a lady or three, laughed at gilded butterflies, strutted, fretted, and had a clever bit with an umbrella. His favorite misadventures at the Company were had with the Very Young Company, the most riotous of youths. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
ANNIE CONSIDINE second season (Puck/Egeus/Philostrate/Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream). S&Co: Actor/Assistant Stage Manager for 2013 Northeast Regional Tour, Toad of Toad Hall (Badger/Weasel Girl), Twelfth Night (Sailor). International Voices Project: Night (Gloria). Training: Bachelor’s degree in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of Chicago.
Merry Conway founding member (Warden of Wit, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Training Faculty, Originating Clownmaster) has explored comedy for the past 37 years (www.merryconway.com). She received an NEA grant to study clown and fool in Shakespeare through Shakespeare & Company. Recently co-directed Wittenberg, Portland Stage; developed Wit and Wordplay course taught at NYU Tisch; performed and taught clown, created large-scale devised performance/installation for 20 years as Conway & Pratt Projects (www.conwayandprattprojects.org). Still laughing.
Joan Coombs second season (Betty in Leap Year) S&Co: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Frieda), Tartuffe (Mme. Pernelle). 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 Lettice and Lovage; Enchanted April; Three Viewings; The Cocktail Hour; WAM 10x10on10, New Play Reading BTF. Alumna of S&Co’s Month-long Intensive.
JONATHAN CROY* twenty-eighth season (John of Gaunt in Richard II, Ensemble in It’s a Wonderful Life, Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet; Artistic Associate). A Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays, including King Lear (Gloucester), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Watson), Rough Crossing (Turai), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Dr. Caius), Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro), Henry V (Pistol/French King), The Tempest (Caliban), The 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, The 39 Steps, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet and Scapin, along with many New England Tours, Shakespeare in the Courts programs, Summer Institute productions, Young Company projects, and more than 40 others in Schools’ 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.
Jared Culverhouse first season (Assistant Director, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) is about to embark on his second year in the MFA Directing program at UMass, Amherst. Originally from Texas, Jared lived and worked in NYC founding the award-winning theatre company, Working Man’s Clothes. He has worked as both an actor and director, earning his BFA in acting from Texas State University. He is honored to work on this production with such incredible artists. An enormous thanks Gina Kaufmann and to everyone at Shakespeare & Co.
Maxwell Dakin second season (Ensemble/ASM in Les Faux Pas, Riotous Youth Intern) Max first became a part of S&Co. with the Shakespeare & Young Company 2011, performing in Distract and The Boys of York. This is his second year working with the Riotous Youth team. He is a proud graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and is currently studying at St. John’s College.
ROGER DANFORTH† first season (Director of Studio Series’ Foreclosure) Artistic director of Drama League Directors Project. Previous: literary manager & acting artistic director Cleveland Play House. Artistic staffs: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Urban Stages, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre. Director: Classics and many new plays by Alan Ball, Lydia Stryk, Jules Feiffer, Murray Schisgal, Jo Carson, Larry Loebell. World Premiere of Seth Greenland’s Jungle Rot received Steinberg New Play Citation, published in The Best Plays of 1995-1996. American Premiere of Stephen Massicotte’s The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion at Urban Stages which transferred to Albany’s Capital Rep.
JOHNNY LEE DAVENPORT* thirteenth season (Lord Marshal/Earl of Northumberland in Richard II). S&Co: As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet (2000 & 2011), Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Lear Project, The Millionairess, Women of Will II, Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure For Measure, and Othello. Most recently, Mr. Davenport shared the 2013 Helen Hayes Award for Best Ensemble for the Studio Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company co-production of Invisible Man. He also played Sam in Gloucester Stage Company’s Master Harold. . .and the boys (IRNE Nominations for Best Actor and Best Ensemble) and Prospero in the Tennessee Shakespeare Company and Walla Walla Shakespeare co-production of The Tempest. In 2011, he was named Best Actor in Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” issue. Film credits include Ted, The Fugitive, and U.S. Marshals. His stage career spans 115 plays in 15 states and four countries, and he has played more than 50 roles in 24 of Shakespeare’s plays. Richard II takes him one step closer to his goal of completing the canon. Visit www.johnnyleedavenport.com for upcoming performances.
Vincent Delaney (Playwright, Studio Series’ Foreclosure) Vincent Delaney’s plays have been produced and commissioned at theatres around the US, including the Guthrie, ACT, and the Humana Festival, as well as in Canada, Japan, and the UK. 99 Layoffs originated at ACT, and will be produced in Amsterdam this summer. Ampersand won the 2013 Reva Shiner Comedy Award from the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Other awards include McKnight and Bush Fellowships, Core Membership at the Playwrights Center, the Heideman Award, and a Jerome Commission. He is a resident playwright at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
DAVE DEMKE* twelfth season (Rob in Leap Year) S&Co: Ladies Man (Etienne), King John (Salisbury), Merry Wives (Master Slender); Director: Measure for Measure, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Turn of the Screw. Other acting credits: Midsummer (Bottom) at NACTA in Beijing, China; The Dick and the Rose (Sleeper), Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Sandwalk (Darwin), University of Maryland; Directing Fellow at Arena Stage, Washington, DC; writer and director of Sacred Soil. MFA in Performance, University of Maryland.
Susan Dibble thirty-second season (Choreographer for Love’s Labour’s Lost, DibbleDance: SWAY) Choreographer, teacher, dancer, painter, Professor Susan Dibble is the Barbara Sherman ’54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Chair of the Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University. 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. Susan was a participant in the first January Intensive in 1979. She is the director of Susan Dibble Dance Theater and has performed in her work for over 35 years in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont as well as numerous times at Shakespeare & Co. in the program DibbleDance. Susan has choreographed for the Actors Shakespeare Project, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Nora Theater, Súgán 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. 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.
Alec Donaldson first season (Tony in Master Class) Regional: Opera Per Tutti: The Mikado (Pish Tush). Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory: Don Giovanni (title role), La Boheme (Schaunard). University of Maryland: La Boheme (Parpignol). Training: BM in Vocal Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College, Conservatory of Music. MM in Opera Performance anticipated 2014 from University of Maryland.
Edmund Donovan first season (Ray in The Beauty Queen of Leenane) New York: Hot Fun in the Summer Time (Cherry Lane), Authentic Lesbian Cuisine (Manhattan Repertory Theatre); Regional: Macbeth (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), One Minute Play Festival (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), Good (Boston Center for American Performance), A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre). Edmund has done readings and workshops with LABrynth Theatre Company, and CRASH Theatre. Training: BFA Boston University; LAMDA.
TIMOTHY DOUGLAS+ founding member (Director of Richard II). S&Co: King Lear (Oswald), Tempest (Trinculo), 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). Staged the world premieres of August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF (Yale Rep), Rajiv Joseph’s The Lake Effect (Silk Road Rising), three Humana Festival plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville, associate artistic director), as well as Trip To Bountiful (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, associate artist), Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte (off-Broadway), and projects for the Guthrie, Steppenwolf, Center Theatre Group, American Conservatory Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, National Theater of Norway, and many others. Timothy is a Linklater voice instructor and has taught at USC, Emerson College and New Zealand Drama School. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
APollo dUKAKIS* second season (The Chaplain in Mother Courage) S&Co: The Tempest (Gonzalo). Apollo has been a professional actor for over forty years. He has appeared extensively in regional theaters across the country including Actors Theater of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Theater Center, Pasadena Playhouse, The Hollywood Bowl, The Getty Villa, Arizona Theater Company, and American Conservatory Theater. He is a co-founder and was Associate Artistic Director, actor, director, and teacher with the Tony-nominated The Whole Theater of New Jersey for fifteen years. In Los Angeles, as a resident artist since 1995 with the award-winning A Noise Within, he was Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Argan in Imaginary Invalid, Vandergelder in The Matchmaker, and Mangan in Heartbreak House among others. He was Lear in King Lear and Shylock in Merchant Of Venice for Shakespeare Santa Monica. As a member of L.A.’s Antaeus Classical Theater Company he was the King in Exit The King, John in Rhinoceros, and the father in Pera Palas (L.A.Drama Critics Award, Ovation Award nomination). T.V. appearances include “Seinfeld” and “E.R.” and in film he was seen in The Last Action Hero and American Heart with Jeff Bridges.
olYMPIA dUKAKIS* third season (Mother Courage in Mother Courage) S&Co: The Tempest (Prospera). 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 & Company, 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 second season (Stage Manager for Les Faux Pas; Company Manager; Riotous Youth Faculty; Personal Assistant to Olympia Dukakis) At S&Co., Jessie has worked in the Communications Department, directed in the Fall Festival, and Stage Managed Tartuffe the Imposter and The Liar. Regional: Advice To The Players; Julius Caesar School Tour (Calphurnia), The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale (Time), As You Like It (LeBeau). Jessie has also served as an educator and production stage manager with ATTP since 2007. Jessie received her BA in Theatre Arts from Plymouth State University. This fall, Jessie is getting married on the Tina Packer Playhouse stage.
Beverly Emmons first season (Lighting Designer for None But the Lonely Heart) Broadway: Stick Fly, Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Passion, Amadeus and The Elephant Man. Off B’way: Joseph Chaikin, Robert Wilson and Meridith Monk. Regionals: the Guthrie, Arena Stage, The Alley in Houston, Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis. Dance: Martha Graham, Trisha Brown, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham. Awards: one Tony award, seven Tony nominations, a 1976 Lumen, a 1980 Obie, Theatre Wing awards. 6 years with the ERC.
Jonathan Epstein* twenty-first season (Gustave in Heroes; Morris Schwartz in Kaufman’s Barbershop; Man in None But the Lonely Heart) S&Co: King Lear, Leontes, Stephano, Touchstone, Dogberry, Benedict, Puck, Brutus, Jaques, Shylock and dozens of others. Most recently played the title roles in Titus Andronicus for Orlando Shakespeare Theater and The Jewish Jester for New Stages. This fall he will join the faculty of the Asolo/FSU Conservatory, teaching Shakespeare performance to the second-year MFA candidates, a position made possible by the Elayne P. Bernstein Fund. He is married to actress Ariel Bock.
KElly Galvin sixth season (Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Maggie Fitzgerald in Kaufman’s Barbershop; Education Program Faculty) S&Co: King Lear (Cordelia), The Learned Ladies (Henriette), The Venetian Twins (Beatrice), The Winter’s Tale (Perdita), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tourvel), Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World, Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director, 2008-2012. 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.
Daniel Gidron+ fourth season (Director of Master Class). S&Co: Directed Golda’s Balcony (Lenox and Boston), Full Gallop. He was born in Israel, earned Fulbright and Wien Scholarships, and received his MFA from Brandeis University. Daniel has taught at Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Brandeis. He currently teaches at U Mass Boston. In Israel he has directed for Habimah National Theatre, Haifa Municipal Theatre, Arab Theatre in Israel (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), and Beersheva Municipal Theatre (Beauty Queen of Leenane). Directing credits in the USA include Peterborough Players, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Gloucester Stage, Merrimack Repertory, Opera Boston, New Repertory Theatre, and Nora Theatre Company, where he serves as Associate Director. Recent productions include Groundswell, Or, The Chosen (Lyric Stage), Hysteria, Photograph 51, The How and the Why (Nora). His production of Arabian Nights (a co-production of Nora and Underground Railway Theater) won 2012 IRNE award for Best Direction.
Katie Goodland fourth season (Dramaturge for Richard II) is Associate Professor of English at the City University of New York’s College of State Island where she teaches Renaissance Drama and Shakespeare. Previous dramaturgy includes: Richard III, The Taster, Women of Will, As You Like It, The Tempest (Shakespeare & Company), and Saint Joan (Bedlam, New York). She is the author of Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama (Ashgate 2006) and editor of A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance in North America (Palgrave 2007; 2011).
DEBORAH GRAUSMAN* first season (Sharon in Master Class, Producer of Broadway in the Berkshires) Select credits: National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof (Chava) opposite Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Theodore Bikel. Off-Broadway: A Stoop on Orchard Street (Seama), The Flood—Prospect Theater Company, Regional: Peter Pan (Wendy)—Philadelphia Theater Critic Award Nomination. Deborah’s voice can be heard in national commercials for McDonald’s, Clearasil, Nintendo DS, and American Express. Graduate of Duke University and founder of Berkshire Musical Theater Workshop (BMTW), she has also performed at several S&Co galas including Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, the 35th Anniversary Gala and Broadway in the Berkshires. www.deborahgrausman.com.
MARIA GRAY* first season (Stage Manager for Master Class) Maria’s favorite recent shows include: The Little Prince (ASM, Bristol Riverside Theatre/National Tour), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (PSM, Plays & Players), Who Killed the King of Rock and Roll? (PA, Without A Cue), and Joy Cutler’s Pardon My Invasion (PSM, Plays & Players). Maria also works as an Electrician and General Stagehand for theatres and event companies in the Philadelphia and Delaware region. Much love to family and especially Nathan…oxox.
CHARLS SEDGWICK HALL* fourth season (Boyet in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Sergeant and Colonel in Mother Courage) S&Co: Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), The Comedy of Errors (Jailer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Philostrate, Mustardseed). A recent recipient of the 2102 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Acting Ensemble Award in a Musical for The Color Purple at Celebration Theatre. Regional: Southern California Shakespeare Festival—Twelfth Night (Feste), Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato), Hamlet (Ghost/Player King/Gravedigger). Celebration Theatre—The Next Fairy Tale (Mirror/Dragon), The Color Purple—The Musical (Preacher, Ol’ Mister, Ensemble). Downtown Repertory Theatre—The Firebugs (Gottlieb Biedermann), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence). Quantum Theatre—Our Country’s Good (Harry Brewer/Black Caesar). A Noise Within—The Little Foxes (Cal), Cymbeline (Lord/Jailer) A Christmas Carol (Ensemble). HapaLis Theatre—Three Sisters (Chebutykin). Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia—Angels of Lemnos (Girtie Colter). A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and holds an MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program.
DANA HARRISON eighth season (Anselm in Les Faux Pas, Amanda in Private Lives) S&Co: The Liar (Isabelle/Sabine), The Learned Ladies (Philemente), As You Like It (Phebe); War of the Worlds (Melinda McGuire), The Real Inspector Hound (Lady Cynthia Muldoon), The Winter’s Tale (Emelia/Mopsa), White People (Mara Lynn Dodson), Othello (u/s-performed Desdemona), Scapin (Nerine), Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World (Lady Anne, Beatrice, Constance, Juliet), Cindy Bella (Clorinda), The Canterville Ghost (Lucretia Otis), Old Times in Celebrate Pinter (Anna); Audience Services Manager; Education Artist. Regional, local and London Fringe credits include: Taking Steps (Elizabeth Crabbe), Dancing at Lughnasa (Christina Mundy), Macbeth (Third Witch), The Tempest (Trinculo), King Lear (Goneral), WAM 24 hr theatre festivals, Play (The Wife). Film: All In the Game (Crystal Sullivan). Dana holds a Master’s degree from Emerson College.
Diane Healy* fifth season (Stage Manager for Love’s Labour’s Lost, Mother Courage) S&Co: The Tempest, Satchmo at the Waldorf, The 39 Steps, Women of Will, Romeo & Juliet, Hound of the Baskervilles, The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well. Recent NY credits: Hit The Wall, Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre), Painting Churches (Keen Company). Regional credits: You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents Divorce (The Civilians/Arts Emerson); Northern Boulevard, Judevine, Moon for the Misbegotten, Third, Tale of Two Cities (Oldcastle Theatre Company). Diane has worked at Bard College, East Tennessee State University & Green Mountain College. Love to Tini & Nick.
Tyrone Mitchell Henderson* first season (Thomas Mowbray, Captain & Bishop of Carlisle in Richard II) has worked on the following plays with Timothy Douglas: The Trip To Bountiful, Radio Golf, Piano Lesson, Jitney, All My Sons, Art, and The Crucible. Tyrone’s New York credits include Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk first national tour, The America Play, The Tempest starring Patrick Stewart, Two Noble Kinsmen (all with NYSF), The Public Sings (City Center), Medea, Stonewall, Letters To The End Of The World (Theatre Row) and King Lear (EPBB). Other Regional credits: The 39 Steps, Enemy Of The People, Romeo And Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra starring Suzanne Bertish, (STC,D.C.), The Tempest starring Anthony Head, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant Of Venice, Othello, Hamlet, Topdog/Underdog, Intimate Apparel, Gutenberg The Musical, Yellowman, Master Harold…and the boys, Angels In America, A Raisin In The Sun, and Blues For An Alabama Sky, opposite Phylicia Rashad. His television and film credits include “Boardwalk Empire”, “Suits (Pilot)”, “Law and Order”, “Law and Order—Criminal Intent”, “As The World Turns,” and “All My Children”, “Ride For Your Life,” and “The Treatment.” Tyrone has received the following nominations and awards: Audelco Nominee, Dallas Theatre Critics Award and a Leon Rabin Award. www.tyronemitchellhenderson.com
Rupert Holmes (Playwright, Accomplice)is a British and American composer, singer-songwriter, musician and author of plays, novels and stories. He is best known for his number one pop hit “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” (1979/1980) and the song “Him”, which reached the number 6 position on the Hot 100 U.S. pop chart in 1980. He is also known for his 1985 Tony Award-winning musical Drood (originally The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and his 2007 Drama Desk Award-winning book for the Broadway musical Curtains, and for his television series “Remember WENN”.
ADAM HUFF first season (Demetrius/Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marketing Intern), S&Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013 New England Tour), Conservatory ‘12 (in King John as Philip the Bastard), Summer Training Institute ‘10. Adam is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he earned BFA Acting and BS Mass Media Arts and Journalism degrees. He is originally from the Pittsburgh area, where some of his credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor (Doctor Caius, Slender) and The Tempest (Sebestian, Stefano) with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, Hamlet (Hamlet) with Three Rivers Theatre Company, Hamlet (Laertes) with Poor Yorick’s Players, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine/Speed/Thurio) with Unseam’d Shakespeare Company, An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein (Harvey/Dog) with Hart Chapel Theatre, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Marcus Lycus) with The Sawmill Theater.
ELIZABETH INGRAM* seventeenth season (Duchess of Gloucester, Fitzwater & Groom in Richard II; Voice and Text Coach) 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* eighteenth season (Phillipe in Heroes; Jesse Markowitz in Kaufman’s Barbershop; ; Text and Vocal Coach) S&Co credits include: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Ira), 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”.
Jennie M Jadow twelfth season (Mascarille in Les Faux Pas) is an actress and theatre educator based in Western Massachusetts with performance experience throughout the New England and New York City areas. Her performance background includes numerous productions of both musicals and straight plays in regional theatres in the Berkshires and in New York, including Barrington Stage Company, Jacob’s Pillow, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Company, Mixed Company, The Gallery Players (NYC) and the 92nd St Y. (NYC). Roles with Shakespeare & Company include: Comedy of Errors (Luciana); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Fairy); Macbeth Spring Tour (Lady Macduff/Lennox); Scapin (Zerbinette) ; Toad of Toad Hall (Rat); Les Liaisons Dangereuse (Madame de Volanges); The Amorous Quarrel (Mascarille); As You Like It (Audrey); Learned Ladies (Belize). Regional Credits: Barrington Stage Company: Cyrano De Bergerac (Duenna); Funny Girl (Mrs. Meeker). Berkshire Theatre Festival: Camelot (Lady); Wilder, Wilder…(Dodie, Beulah). Jacob’s Pillow: Historias (Guest Dancer). Horse Cave Theatre (KY): Merely a Madness (Participant). New York Credits: Heights Players: Babes in Toyland (Mary). Gallery Players: Pirates of Penzance (Isabel). 92nd St Y: Diamonds and Jewels Cabaret (Soloist). Riant Theatre: Rapture (Mary). Other experience includes acting as the Director of Education for Barrington Stage Company and experience working with the developmentally delayed and psychiatric populations. Jennie is a 1999 graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and, most recently, completed her Master’s Degree in Movement Therapy and Counseling with a primary focus in the treatment of adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis. Currently Jennie works as an Education Artist for Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA as part of their nationally recognized education team. She has taught in numerous facets of their education program, including five summers with the Riotous Youth Summer Program (4 of those years as Director of the Program), has directed six Fall Festival of Shakespeare Productions, has directed three Shakespeare in the Courts Programs (all three years as Director of the Program), taught the Elementary and Middle school Residencies, and assistant directed Spring Young Company. www.jenniejadow.com
TOM JAEGER ninth season (Director, Shakespeare & Young Company) S&Co: Director of SYCo 2011 & 2012, 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 18 productions for the Spring and Fall Festivals of Shakespeare.
VANESSA JAMES first season (Set & Costume Designer for None But the Lonely Heart) Designs include seven productions for the Joseph Papp Public Theatre; residencies – New York Art Theatre, The Ensemble for the Romantic Century; off-Broadway The Red Robins (Kenneth Koch), Chambers (Arthur Penn). Films include Brand X (Andy Warhol), King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese). Two Emmy nominations for Art Direction. Her designs in plastic and paper are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Professor – Mount Holyoke College. Author of popular reference books, The Genealogy of Greek Mythology and Shakespeare’s Genealogies.
Jordan J. Jones first season (Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Nights Dream; Production Associate) S&Co: As You Like It (Silvius). Regional: Connecticut Repertory Theater: HAIR (Margaret Mead / Tribe), Macbeth (Donalbain / Ensemble), Jonah’s Dream (Ensemble), The Skin of our Teeth (Homer / Ensemble). University of Connecticut Department Series: Marat/Sade (Jaques Roux), and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Theseus). Hartford Players: Urinetown (Officer Lockstock), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), The Secret Garden (Dr. Neville Craven), and CHICAGO (Billy Flynn). Training: B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut. S&Co: ‘09 Intensive, and 2010 Conservatory Alumni.
DAVID JOSEPH eighth season (Dumaine/Fight Captain in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ensemble in It’s A Wonderful Life; Director of Sales & Special Events) S&Co: Sebastian in The Tempest, Dorante in The Liar, 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.
Lee Kalcheim (Playwright, Studio Series’ Johnson Lives!) Lee Kalcheim is an Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright who has written for “All in the Family”, “N.Y.P.D.” and others. His plays include Defiled, Breakfast with Les and Bess, and Friends.
Sean Kazarian third season (Trufaldin in Les Faux Pas; Concessions Manager) S&Co: Macbeth (Macbeth-NE Tour), Julius Caesar (Brutus), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio/Capulet/Sampson). NY Credits include: Treasure Island with the Directors Company. Readings/workshops at The Flea, Naked Angels, and The New Group. Regional Credits Include: Much Ado About Nothing with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Twelfth Night with Salt Lake Shakespeare. A Christmas Carol and Cyrano de Bergerac with Milwaukee Repertory Theater. And Julius Caesar and Enchanted April with Pioneer Theater Company. Training: University of Utah Actor Training Program.
MARCUS KEARNS third season (Andres in Les Faux Pas; Production Associate) Education Artist, Technician, and Actor: Shakespeare & Company’s Educational residencies, Spring Young Company, and the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Constructed sets for The Liar, The Tempest, King Lear, Learned Ladies, Tartuffe, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night. Training: S&Co Month Long Intensive 2012, Franklin Pierce University.
HOPE ROSE KELLY* tenth season (Stage Manager for Richard II, Accomplice, It’s A Wonderful Life; Assistant Stage Manager for Love’s Labor’s Lost; Second Stage Manager for Mother Courage; 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, The Santaland Diaries, King Lear. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Wilma Theater, 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.
SCOTT KILLIAN eighth season (Composer/Sound Designer for Mother Courage) S&Co: As You Like It, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Othello, Richard III, The Taster, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest. Resident Composer/Sound Designer Berkshire Theatre Festival since 1997(over 30 productions); Off-Bway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Sarah, Sarah, Five by Tenn, A Picasso (Lortel nom.), The Other Side; Red Bull: Volpone, 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, George Street Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Westport Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre, 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.
DENNIS KRAUSNICK founding member (Director of Training; Board of Trustees; Summer Training Institute faculty) Krausnick played the title role in King Lear at S&Co last summer 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.
Edgar Landa* fifth season (Fight Choreographer & Don Armado in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ensemble in Mother Courage) Regional: Son of Semele Ensemble – What The Moon Saw (Ensemble); Shakespeare Orange County – Taming of the Shrew (Grumio), The Tempest (Ariel); Florida Studio Theatre – The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Fight credits: Los Angeles: The Nether (CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre), The Motherf*cker With The Hat (South Coast Repertory), Helen (Getty Villa), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Florida Studio Theatre). S&Co: Romeo & Juliet. Edgar is a long-time company member of Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles. Faculty: USC School of Dramatic Arts. Training: USC School of Theatre. Edgar is an extreme/endurance race athlete and Death Racer. He writes about his adventures on his blog (www.mymuddyshoes.wordpress.com).
Joe Landry (Adapter, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) Joe’s published plays include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (named one of the top ten most produced plays in America by American Theatre magazine), Vintage Hitchcock and Reefer Madness. Other works for stage include Lifeboat, Dahling! (with Bert Bernardi) and the musical Mothers and Sons (with Kevin Connors). He is founder of Second Guess Theatre Company in Westport, CT, where he produced and directed over two dozen original plays.
Paula Langton* fifth season (Holofernes in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Yvette Pottier & Ensemble in Mother Courage) S&Co: The Tempest (Miranda), The Mysteries (Mrs. Noah), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrce). Curriculum development & directing — elementary schools program. Master Linklater Voice Teacher- January Intensive. Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Middletown, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Henry V, All’s Well That Ends Well, Richard III. Recent Credits: Amadeus (New Rep), Bakersfield Mist (New Rep, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Good (BCAP), Monster, A Question of Mercy (The Atlantic II & PTP/NYC), The Glass Menagerie (The Olney Theatre Center), Trojan Barbie, Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theatre). Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, La Mama e.t.c. Currently: Head of Acting at Boston University.
Junghyun Georgia Lee^ first season (Set Designer for Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard II) Junghyun Georgia Lee is a set and costume designer based in New York City. She collaborated with many directors, playwrights and choreographer across US, Europe and South Korea. She designed for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, The Juilliard School, American Players Theater, Milwaukee Rep, Playmakers Rep, Syracuse Stage, TheaterworksUSA, The Play Co., Sungnam Art Center (Korea) and National Theater of Korea. She received MFA from Yale School of Drama and is a founding member of Chance Magazine for theater design.
Rachel Leslie* first season (The Queen, Harry Percy, the Keeper in Richard II) NY credits include: Nightlands (New Georges), The Conscientious Objector (Keen Company), Women of Orleans (HERE). Regional theatres Ms. Leslie has appeared at include: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Folger, The Shakespeare Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Geva, Indiana Rep, The Guthrie, Syracuse Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Film and TV credits include Quietly, “666 Park Avenue” and “Law & Order”. Rachel holds an MFA from Temple University.
Regge Life+ first season (Director of Kaufman’s Barbershop) is pleased to be directing for Shakespeare & Company. His first productions include I Just Stopped By To See The Man for Milwaukee Rep, Yellowman and Gem Of The Ocean for Pittsburgh Public Theater, Ghosts for the Pearl Theater, Piano Lesson for Virginia Stage Company, Railroad Bill at the Chester Theater Company, A Walk In The Woods at Capital Rep, Rebel Armies Deep Into Chad, Laurence Fishburne’s Riff Raff and Arthur Miller’s The American Clock for the Juilliard School and Living In The Wind and Do Lord Remember Me at The American Place Theatre (its longest running show). Other credits include Mango Tango for the Public Theater and They Were All Gardenias for the Theater at St. Clements.
Alexandra Lincoln sixth season (Jaquenetta in Love’s Labours Lost) S&Co: The Liar (Clarice), The Learned Ladies (Armande), Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World (Lady Anne, Beatrice, Cleopatra), The Venetian Twins (Rosaura), The Real Inspector Hound (Felicity), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Emilie), Twelfth Night (Maria u/s-performed/Ensemble), The Canterville Ghost (Washington). Local productions include: New Stage: Fahrenheit 451 (Clarice), Ghent Playhouse: Dancing at Lughnasa (Agnes), Lavender Door Theatre: Cymbeline (Posthumus), Alice in Wonderland (March Hare).
Govane Lohbauer thirty-third season (Costume Designer for Master Class, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Kaufman’s Barbershop; Costume Director) Selected credits at S&Co: 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, 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.
ROBERT Lohbauer* seventeenth season (Henri in Heroes, Jake in Kaufman’s Barbershop;Weapons Master) S&Co: Mengelberg and Mahler (Willem Mengelberg), The Venetian Twins (Dr. Balanzoni), Twelfth Night (Curio/Priest), The Mad Pirate and the Mermaid (Erasmus), Scapin (Argante), The Tamer Tamed (Petronius), Chekov One Acts (Luka and Nikita), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Egeus), Romeo and Juliet (Lord Montague), Woman in Black (character men), Glimpses of the Moon (Lord Streffington), Private Eyes (Frank). Regional: Hamlet (Polonius) at Tennessee Shakespeare Company, The Jewish Jester (King), Arabian Nights (Sheik Harun Al Rashid), Equus (Dysart), Dear Liar (GB Shaw), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Father Donnelly), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Gaston), Red Noses (Le Grue), To Kill a Mockingbird (Judge Taylor/Walter Cunningham).
Lisa Loomer (Playwright, Studio Series’ The Waiting Room) is a playwright and screenwriter who has also worked as an actress and stand-up comic. She co-wrote the screenplay for the film Girl Interrupted. Loomer is an alum of the New Dramatists and was a 1985 playwright-in-residence at the Intar Theatre in New York City. Many of her plays deal with the experiences of Latinos and Hispanic-Americans, and with various aspects of contemporary family life. The Waiting Room and Living Out are taught in university drama programs, Women’s Studies programs, and Latino Studies programs.
JOJO MCDONALD first season (ASM/Ensemble in Les Faux Pas; Riotous Youth intern) Shakespeare & Young Company: The Comedy of Errors (Luciana), Hamlet (title role), The Tempest (Ferdinand), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Measure for Measure (Duke Vincentio). Williams College: The Infernal Project (Lust), The Worker (Woman), East O West O (August). JoJo is an English and French double major at Williams College, class of ‘14. She is thrilled to be returning to Shakespeare & Company after spending many years as a participant in Riotous Youth as well as the Fall Festival of Shakespeare.
Nicole Marconi* first season (Stage Manager for The Beauty Queen of Leenane) Stones in His Pockets (SM; Yale Repertory Theatre), Langston Hughes Festival (PSM; Yale School of Drama), American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (ASM; Yale Repertory Theatre), Page 73: New Haven Workshop (SM; New Yale University), YIMT: Mortality Play (SM; Off Broadway Theater, New Haven), Fen (ASM; Yale School of Drama), The Winter’s Tale (ASM; Yale Repertory Theatre), Cymbeline (SM; Yale School of Drama), The Rake’s Progress (ASM; The Princeton Festival). MFA in Stage Management from Yale School of Drama.
Raphael Massie first season (Assistant Director of Mother Courage; 2013 Drama League Classical Fellow) England: Elysium Theatre: Wars of the Roses: Richard II-Richard III (various); Northcott Theatre: Measure for Measure (director); Exeter Fringe: Titus Andronicus (director). Regional: Southern Connecticut State University: Julius Caesar (director); Elm Shakespeare: Art (Ivan), Hamlet (Horatio), Three Musketeers (Porthos), Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro); Oak Park: Othello (title role); Godlight: Macbeth (Macduff), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio). Training: BA Theatre/BS Elementary Education from SCSU, MFA Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter.
JOSH AARON MCCABE* eighth season (Eilif in Mother Courage; Sir Nathaniel & understudy for Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost; Jon in Accomplice; Ensemble in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) S&Co: Clown in The 39 Steps, Gene in Parasite Drag, 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., directing Shakespeare projects in schools, as well as Director of Shakespeare in the Courts. Josh received his MFA in Acting from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of AEA & SAG- AFTRA
MARTIN MCDONAGH (Playwright, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) Plays: The Pillowman (Tony nominee, Best Play 2005; Olivier Award Winner 2004), The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (Olivier Award Winner, Best Comedy 2003), The Beauty Queen Of Leenane (Tony nominee, Best Play 1998), The Lonesome West (Tony nominee, Best Play 1999), A Skull In Connemara, The Cripple Of Inishmaan, The Banshees Of Inisheer, The Retard Is Out In The Cold, Dead Day At Coney. Other works include Barney Nenagh’s Shotgun Circus, Suicide on Sixth Street, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, Six Shooter (Oscar, Best Short 2006).
Terrance McNally (Playwright, Master Class) was awarded the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He is the winner of Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his books for the musicals Ragtime and Kiss Of The Spiderwoman. His other plays include Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Corpus Christi and others, including the books for the musicals The Full Monty, A Man Of No Importance, The Visit and The Rink. He won an Emmy Award for Best Drama with his teleplay Andre’s Mother. Among his many awards are a Citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, four Drama Desk Awards, three Hull-Warriner Best Play Awards from the Dramatists Guild, two Obies, two Lortel Awards and two Guggenheim Fellowships.
NORA MENKEN first season (Sophie in Master Class, Broadway in the Berkshires) Regional: Olivia in Twelfth Night at The Schoolhouse Theatre. NYC: Kitty in Pumped: The Musical (reading), A Christmas Carol at MSG. UofM: Little Red in Into The Woods, and ensembles of Brigadoon, Ragtime, Evita, and Rent. Numerous recordings and concerts in the NYC area. B.F.A Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan. Many thanks to S&Co, The Price Group, Deborah Grausman, Nancy & Diane, Mom, Dad, Anna, and Moe.
Alissa Mesibov first season (Dramaturge for Mother Courage; Communications Associate) is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she got a BA in theater and journalism. While there, she was the dramaturge for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and assistant dramaturge for Twelfth Night. She is an associate member of the UK-based Entita Theatre and dramaturge for Turbulence, playing at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Internships: UMass Theater publicity, NBC, New Georges Theater, and 13th Street Repertory Company. Thanks to family, teachers, and friends.
Aimee K. Michel first season (Assistant Director for Mother Courage) was Artistic Director of the Drama League of NY’s Directors Project where she created the New Directors/New Works program. She was Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (now New Orleans Shakespeare) for ten years where she launched a three part educational initiative for Louisiana schools and directed half of Shakespeare’s canon as well as new plays by Louisiana playwrights. As a freelance director she has directed at Capital Repertory Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, The Hangar Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville and Williamstown Theater Festival among others. She is currently on faculty in theater at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where she is developing a theatrical adaptation of a novel about Hurricane Katrina called Hurricane Hotel. She is a former recipient of both the Drama League’s Director’s Project fellowship and the WTF Boris Segal Fellowship.
ANNETTE MILLER* seventeenth season (Maria Callas in Master Class) 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: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Marjorie), 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.
MATTHEW MILLER fifth season (Lighting Designer for Beauty Queen of Leenane) S&Co: 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: Next to Normal and The K of D (Adirondack Theatre Festival), The Temperamentals (Mauckingbird Theatre Company) and The 39 Steps (Cape May Stage). Matthew is on the faculty of Temple University in Philadelphia, where he serves as Production Manager and was recently appointed Assistant Chair. 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
Caley Milliken* fourth season (Lisa in Leap Year) S&Co: Othello (Bianca), Cindy Bella (Tisbe), The Ladies Man (Marie), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mustardseed). Off Broadway: Cherry Lane Theatre/ NYC Fringe: The Dick & the Rose. Regional: Portland Stage Company: Wittenberg (Eternal Feminine); Constellation Theatre Company: Women Beware Women (Bianca); Tennessee Shakespeare Company/Shakespeare Walla Walla: The Tempest (Ariel); TSC: Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet), Julius Caesar (Marc Antony), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (First Fairy); Corning Classics: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Antigone (Chorus). TV: VEEP. Training: MFA; Purdue University.
NAFEESA MONROE* first season (Rosaline/Sword Mistress in Love’s Labour’s Lost; Ensemble in Mother Courage) Off-Off Broadway: Backhouse Theatre Co.: Hello Herman (Sheyla Duvall). Regional: Paradise Theatre: Byron’s Don Juan (Hadee), Three Sisters (Olga). Shakespeare Thtr Co./ACA: King Lear (Goneril), The Malcontent (Emilia). L.A. Women’s Shakespeare: As You Like It (Jacques de Boys). Theatreworks: Miami Lights (Cookie). Robey Theatre Co.: For the Love Of Freedom Parts 1-3 (Gold / Letitia). Film/T.V.: Gridiron Gang, HBO’s “Def Poetry”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”. Training: Meisner School of Acting, MFA in Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.
BRITTANY MORGAN fourth season (Hippolyta/Titania/Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hippolyta in Les Faux Pas; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co: All’s Well That Ends Well (Diana), The Learned Ladies (Martine), Venetian Twins (Tarantella), SLAW, Education Artist (since 2010). Regional: Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Julius Caesar (Portia / Decius Brutus / Marellus), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Tempest (Miranda / Ariel), As You Like It (Phebe), King Lear (Cordelia), Imaginary Invalid (Louisson), Jungle Book (Kaa / Sister Wolf), To Kill A Mockingbird (Mayella), Midsummer (Peaseblossom). London: IPH… (Iphigenia). Tennessee Shakespeare: Co-creator & Associate Director of Education; BFA: Illinois Wesleyan / British American Drama Academy.
Jim Nutter* eighth season (Bushy, Scroop, Murderer in Richard II) S&Co: Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Macbeth (Macduff), Midsummer (Flute/Thisby), Shrew (Hortensio), Berkeley Square (Peter Standish), Off the Map (William Gibbs). StageWest: Visions (Orestes), Macbeth (Lennox, Sergeant), A Funny Thing Happened… (Protean), The Real Thing (Brodie). Napa Valley Rep: The Real Thing (Henry), Table Manners (Reg), The Woman in Black (Actor). DibbleDance: The Dinner Party (Host), The Attic (Rochester), Here, There and Everywhere (Edgar).
TOM O’KEEFE* third season (Bolingbroke in Richard II) S&Co: The Taster, Measure for Measure, Wordplay. NYC: Hamlet & Saint Joan (Bedlam), The Best of Everything (HERE Arts Center), Hamlet (TFNC), A Hard Wall at High Speed (APAC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Riverside Theater), The Libertine (The Kirk), Barking Girl (4th Street Theater). Regional: From Orchids to Octopi (Central Square, MA), Humble Boy (Publick, MA), Questa (The Court, CA), The Little Gentleman (Hollywood Court, CA), Choice Words (Hollywood Court, CA). Television: “CSI”; “Criminal Minds”; “The Shield”; “ER.” Film: “A New Tomorrow”; “Avenging Angel”; and “Crash N’ Burn.” Proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.
Arthur Oliver twenty-third season (Costume Designer Mother Courage) Resident Production Designer for Moscow Ballet, Resident Costume Designer S&Co (1997-2008). Since 1991 Arthur Oliver has designed costumes for star crossed lovers, several armies (English, French, Roman, Egyptian), a few Welshmen, Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth, Fools, Kings, Queens, murderers and lovers for Shakespeare & Company. His designs have been seen in Australia, Ireland and all across North America via three National Tours. Working for Tina Packer and Tony Simotes is one of the many highlights of his career.
TINA PACKER founder (Mag Folan in The Beauty Queen of Leenane; 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. For the last year Tina has been performing Women of Will in Boulder Colorado, Prague, and New York City. She takes it to The Hague in the Netherlands and Mexico in the coming year. The book Women of Will will be published by Knopf in Fall 2014.
Brooke Parks* first season (The Princess in Love’s Labour’s Lost; Kattrin/Ensemble in Mother Courage) recently played Ophelia in Hamlet (Yale Repertory Theater); Helen of Troy and Andromache in Troilus and Cressida, Princess of France in Henry V, Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice, and Viola in Twelfth Night (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Georgette in The School for Wives, Antoinette in A Flea in Her Ear, (A Noise Within); Hilda in The Autumn Garden (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Ms. Parks is a graduate of Yale School of Drama.
Fitz Patton^ first season (Composer / Sound Designer for Richard II) Fitz Patton has designed and scored over 260 productions in 20 cities across the U.S. In 2010 he was awarded both the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for his design for When the Rain Stops Falling at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and was nominated again in 2011 for his work on The Other Place at MCC, which completed its Broadway run this Winter at The Friedman. His symphony, The Holy Land, a 45-minute work for baritone, tenor and mezzo-soprano and orchestra, was completed in January of this year. He is the founder of Chance Magazine, a new theatre design magazine to be published this winter and is a graduate of Vassar College, Bard College and Yale University.
Matthew Penn+ first season (Director of The Beauty Queen of Leenane) began his directing career at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theater but is best known for his work in episodic television where he has directed and /or produced over 150 episodes of some of TV’s best known series. His credits include: “Law And Order,” “Damages”, “The Sopranos”, “House”, “NYPD Blue”, “Royal Pains”, “The Closer”, “Private Practice”, “Golden Boy” and the new netflix series “Orange Is The New Black” as well as many others. Penn was nominated for an Emmy for the 200th episode of “Law and Order” starring Julia Roberts. Penn was the show’s Executive Producer for four seasons during which time he produced nearly 100 episodes. He has had roots in the Berkshires for over 40 years and is a co-artistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab.
MICHAEL PFEIFFER eighth season (Bernstein Theatre Resident Sound Designer; Staff Sound Engineer). He has designed over 35 shows for S&Co. including The 39 Steps, The Ladies Man, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Memory Of Water, Pinter’s Mirror, The Learned Ladies, White People, The Allergist’s Wife, War Of The Worlds, Sea Marks, The Santaland Diaries and Cassandra Speaks. His previous career as a Location Sound Recordist spanned 17 years. He received an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow award (for feature reporting network) in 1999. Michael and wife Jana relocated to Berkshire County in 2005.
Ben Prusiner first season (Assistant Director of Love’s Labour’s Lost). Directing: NYC: The Alchemist, Edward II, Rest in Pieces, The Paper Crown (upcoming), Prescriptions (Winner, Best Director). SF: Othello, Comedy of Errors, Cymbeline. LA: Doctor Faustus, Pushing up the Sky. JAPAN: California Suite. Assistant Directing: Volpone, Julius Caesar, Carmen’s Place, Threepenny Opera, Ghosts. Training: M.A. Applied Theatre, CUNY; LA Women’s Shakespeare; Shakespeare & Company. Artistic Director: Re:Verse Theatre (www.reversetheatre.org)
nIcholAS J. PUMA, JR. eighth season (Managing Director, General Counsel Chief Financial Officer H.R. Director, I.T. 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.
Mary Readinger fifth season (Costume Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Costume Shop Manager) S&Co: The 39 Steps (Costume Designer), The Taster (Assistant Costume Designer), Twelfth Night (Assistant Costume Designer). Education costumer 2009 – 2013.
Theresa Rebeck (Playwright, Studio Series’ Seminar) is a widely produced playwright both in the United States and abroad. Past New York productions of her work include Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family Of Mann, and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection, and Our House at Playwrights Horizons; View Of The Dome at New York Theatre Workshop; and The Understudy at the Roundabout. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award, The William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, an IRNE Award for Best New Play, and the Elliot Norton Award for various works.
Luke Reed second season (Manny in Master Class, Lysander/Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Production Associate) S&Co: Lysander/Francis Flute in the 2013 New England Tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Director in the 2012 Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Composer and Laurant in Tartuffe. Other credits include Twelfth Night (Composer and Assistant Director), Equus (Director), Oleanna (Director). Training: BA in Theater from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
NICOLE RICCIARDI second season (Assistant Director, Richard II; Director, Studio Series’ Seminar) Nicole is an actor, director, writer, and instructor. S&Co: Director of last year’s Cassandra Speaks. Recent directing credits: Stephen Schwartz’ Working, Twelfth Night, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Shining City, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Triumph of Love, and two original pieces, The Juliet and Romeo Project and Roasting Alice. Training: MFA, Carnegie Mellon University.
Gwendolyn Rice (Playwright, Studio Series’ A Thousand Words) holds a Master’s degree in Theater Literature, History, and Criticism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Gwen has worked in marketing, communications, and fundraising for a variety of non-profit arts organizations including First Stage Milwaukee, the Friends of the Coronado, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. She is currently Communications Director for Forward Theater Company in Madison, WI.
THOMAS L. RINDGE sixth season (Willoughby/Surrey in Richard II; Production Manager & Chief Safety Officer) S&Co: Alonso in The Tempest, twice Duke of Venice, Othello; 4th season as Production Manager/Technical Director (also for 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.
STEPHEN ROTHMAN† second season (Director of Accomplice and Leap Year) returns to S&Co having directed last season’s east coast premiere of Parasite Drag. Rothman 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 where he recently received the 2012/2013 award as “Outstanding Professor of the Year.” Mr. Rothman is a proud 33-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.
Fran Rubenstein* first season (Stage Manager for Heroes) Recent NY credits: Scrambled Eggs, Lawnpeople, 7th Monarch, The Fartiste, Reading Under the Influence, Made in Heaven. Also, four seasons at The New Group where shows include Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, Things We Want, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, and Hurlyburly. Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival 2011- Dial M for Murder and Mauritius and 2010- Fallen Angels, The Novelist and When Something Wonderful Ends. Member AEA.
Donald T. Sanders first season (Director of None But the Lonely Heart) ERC Director of Theatrical Production: Seduction, Smoke and Music starring Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack, Tuscan Sun Festival 2011; Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2012; Toscanini: Nel Mio Cuore Troppo di Assoluto, Teatro La Fenice Sale Apolline, Venice; Van Gogh’s Ear, Florence Gould Hall, New York; Festival de Musique de Chambre Montréal. Productions, New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater and off-Broadway; graduate, Yale School of Drama; Executive Artistic Director, Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA); conferred Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Republic of France (2002).
Lena Sands third season (Costume Designer of Richard II, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) S&Co: Bad Dates, The Dreamer Examines his Pillow. Favorite costume design credits include Changes of Heart at Remy Bumppo (Chicago), Trans-Euro Express and Safe Home (Off-Broadway), and the world premieres of two experimental operas FUGA, by Burak Ozimer and The Last Dreams of Helene Weigal by Esther Neff. Assistant design: A Christmas Story: the Musical (national tour), Measure for Measure (The Public Theater). Training: BFA in Costume Design from University of Michigan, currently pursuing MFA in Costume Design from California Institute of the Arts.
STELLA GIULIETTA SCHWARTZ third season (Costume Designer for Les Faux Pas) S&Co: Costume Design Assistant for The Learned Ladies, King Lear, and The Liar; Costumer for S&Co’s Education Program, 2011-2013. She studied Costume Design and Classics at Smith College.
DAVID SEDGWICK* first season (Pato in The Beauty Queen Of Leenane) Favorite roles include A Moon for the Misbegotten (Jim Tyrone): Luna Stage; Three Sisters (Vershinin): Seeing Place; Shining City (Ian): Shadow Lawn Stage; What the Butler Saw (Dr. Prentice): Gallery Players; Arcadia (Bernard Nightingale), A Doll’s House (Torvald Helmer): Tokyo. Off-Broadway: Hamlet: Pearl Theatre. Regional: A Wedding Story: Stageworks/Hudson. Other: Standards of Decency 3: Blue Coyote; Dear Ruth: Retro Productions; The Fourth Estate, Mr. Sensitivity: NY Fringe; Misalliance: NY Classical. Training: BFA (Theatre Nepean, Sydney); Primary Stages; LAByrinth. www.davidsedgwick.com
DOUGLAS SELDIN sixth season (Ensemble in Mother Courage; Summer Training Institute Staff; Linklater Designation Workshop Liaison) S&Co: 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. 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, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) 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.
TORI SHEEHAN second season (Production Assistant of Love’s Labor’s Lost; Stage Manager of Broadway in the Berkshires, Pearl, and DibbleDance: SWAY) S&Co: Measure for Measure, Wordplay, and Preludes 2009 (Stage Manager). New York Credits: Page 73 Productions: Sleeping Rough; Lincoln Center Theatre: The Nance; Kindling Theatre: The Future is Not What it Was; NYCFRINGE: The Dick and the Rose; Playwrights Horizons: Rapture, Blister, Burn; Assistance; Milk like Sugar; The Juilliard School: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Top Girls; The Bartered Bride. Regional Credits: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ: Man of la Mancha. Training: Ithaca College BA Drama/English.
Gérald Sibleyras (Playwright, Heroes) In the English-speaking world, Sibleyras is best known for Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s 2005 translation into English of Sibleyras’s 2003 play, Le vent des peupliers. His next play L’Inscription was produced in Paris and later in Poland. La Danse de L’Albatros premiered in Paris in 2006. Une Heure et Demie de Retard (An Hour And A Half Late, 2005) adapted by Mel Smith, was produced in England and toured for several months. In 2003 Un Petit Jeu Sans Consequence (Consequences) was awarded 5 Moliere Awards. The screenplay is in development with Focus Film
Atalanta (Atty) Siegel first season (Helena/Fairie/Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Scenic Painter) is an actor and scenic artist from Washington DC. After being introduced to performing Shakespeare through Lumina Studios at age 12, she has continuously been acting and working in theater. She attended Oberlin College and Queen Mary University of London for Theater Arts and English. Previous performances include: SubUrbia (Oberlin College), Fewer Emergencies (Pinter Theater of London), Much Ado About Nothing (OSTF), and Keely and Du (Shakespeare & Company Fringe Festival)
TONY SIMOTES founding member (Director & Fight Choreographer of Mother Courage; Director of Studio Series’ The Waiting Room and A Thousand Words, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; 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: The Tempest (with Olympia Dukakis), The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Santaland Diaries (three times), Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s 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 second season (Moth in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Assistant Director for Mother Courage). S&Co: King Lear (Gentleman/Ensemble). Yale: Orlando (Queen Elizabeth/Ensemble), Romeo and Juliet (Paris/Prince), The Real Thing (Max), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), and Coriolanus (Brutus). International: RADA: Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses). As director: A Prayer for Owen Meany. Eric is a rising junior studying English and theater at Yale University. He is a co-director of the undergraduate theater company Control Group, and will direct Anna in the Tropics for the Yale Dramat in the fall.
ROCCO SISTO* founding member (Richard in Richard II) S&Co: Seen last season as 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); Recent Off Broadway: Old Fashioned Prostitutes (Public Theater), Volpone (Red Bull Theater), 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.”, “666 Park Ave.”, “Star Trek T.N.G.”, “Alias”, “N.Y.P.D. Blue”, Awards: 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.
Alexander Sovronsky fifth season (Composer/Sound Designer for Love’s Labours Lost; Composer for The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Music Director for Kaufman’s Barber Shop) S&Co: As You Like It (composer/sound designer), The Hound of the Baskervilles (composer), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (composer), Twelfth Night (Fabian), Hamlet (Rosencrantz, Fortinbras), All’s Well That Ends Well (Dumaine Soldat). Mr Sovronsky is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist that has performed as an actor/musician as well as serving as composer/sound designer for many productions. His credits include BROADWAY: Cyrano de Bergerac (with Kevin Kline). OFF-BROADWAY: Romeo & Juliet (Public/NYSF); Volpone, Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); Othello (TFANA); Bottom of the World (Atlantic Theater); King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Three Sisters, Marat/Sade (Classical Theater of Harlem); The Libertine (Fools’ Theatre). REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Walnut Street Theatre, The Wharton Salon. FILMS: Cyrano de Bergerac (PBS Great Performances), Inside Man, Sex & The City 2, Confessions of an Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha. TRAINING: MFA in Acting from the Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, BA in Theatre Direction from SUNY Geneseo. In September of 2013, he will be playing the title role in Hamlet with the Hyperion Theatre Company in Milan, Italy. For a good time, check out www.AlexanderSovronsky.com
Renée Margaret Speltz tenth season (Old Woman/Ensemble in Mother Courage; Information Technology Manager) S&Co: Romeo & Juliet (Lady Montague), Winter’s Tale (Assistant Director), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Madame de Rosemonde), Cindy Bella (Fairy Godmother), Sonnet Prelude 2007 (Director); Tamer Tamed (Pedro) and Comedy of Errors (Luce). The Wharton Salon: Autres Temps (Annette). Austen Riggs Theatre 37: Assistant Director/Text Coach for 6 plays. Minnesota State University-Mankato (MSU): Equus (Dora Strang), Butterflies are Free (Mrs. Baker), Golden Age (Isabel Hastings Hoyt), Julius Caesar (Popilius/Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (2nd Solicitor/Chorus), and Footloose (Eleanor Dunbar). Wimbledon Studio Theatre: The Dining Room (Annie, Grace, Sandra, Old Lady and Harriet). Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota: Our Country’s Good (Meg), Uncle Harry (Hester), and Antigone (Chorus). University of Wisconsin-Eau Clare: Time of Your Life (Nick’s Ma/Killer) and Tartuffe (Madame Pernelle). MFA in Acting from MSU.
ROBERT SUGARMAN first season (Playwright, Kaufman’s Barbershop) Two years ago this play was read here at the Studio Festival, last year a revised version was read here along with a prequel and a sequel. Bob’s books include Performing Shakespeare: A Way to Learn. Other plays have been produced by the Oldcastle Theatre Company and in workshops in New York and Los Angeles. Bob has taught and directed at SUNY/Albany, Bennington College, Cazenovia College and Southern Vermont College.
ANDY TALEN fourth season (Longaville in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Ensemble in Mother Courage, Composer for Les Faux Pas) S&Co: Richard III (Richmond), Winters’ Tale (Rogero/Musician), Julius Caesar (Mark Antony), The Amorous Quarrel (Valere/Composer), All’s Well That Ends Well (Solider/Musician); Regional: Madison Repertory Theatre: Carousel (Enoch Snow Jr.), The Almond & The Seahorse (Joe); Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Othello (Cassio), The Rivals (Faukland), As You Like It (Amiens), R & J (Benvolio); New York Theatre: Spoon River Anthology (Invisible Dog), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Simon/Composer), Far Away (Todd, Columbia Stages); Training: MFA Columbia University (2nd year). Much love to mom, dad, petie, bunker, tonka, chuck & n.
JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON* eighth season (The Cook in Mother Courage) S&Co: Satchmo at the Waldorf, Richard III, Othello, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, All’s Well That Ends Well, King Lear. Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (Mark Taper Forum), Satchmo (Long Wharf and Wilma Theater), 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* fourteenth season (Costard in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ensemble in Mother Courage). 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. He is a Founding Member of Split Knuckle Theatre performing around the globe. Michael is also the Co-Artistic Director for the Humanist Project, a company dedicated to investigating the human experience on Stage, in the Studio and in life.
ESTHER VAN EEK third season (Costume Designer for Heroes) S&Co: Costume Designer The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and Parasite Drag. Resident Faculty Designer at the University of Windsor: Tartuffe, 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 twentieth season (Director for Les Faux Pas or the Counter Plots; Associate Director of Education) S&Co director: The Venetian Twins, 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.
JUSTIN WEAKS second season (Lelio in Les Faux Pas; Riotous Youth faculty) S&Co: The Venetian Twins (Florindo), SYCO ‘07 (Hamlet, The Rape of Lucrece, Divertimento). NAT’L: Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt/Paris; National Players Tour 64), Animal Farm (Napoleon; National Players Tour 64). Regional: The Shadow of Eldorado (Andy; Paper Lantern Theatre Co.), Pinocchio (Lampwick/Fisherman; Barter Theatre), Violet (Flick u/s; Barter Theatre). Other selected credits include: Passing Strange (Youth), Rabbit Hole (Jason), Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Beethoven). Training: B.A. in Theatre, Greensboro College.
Peggy Pharr Wilson* first season (Grace in Leap Year) Barrington Stage Co: The Crucible, To Kill A Mockingbird, Guys & Dolls, Carousel, Laramie Project: Epilogue, 10 x 10 new play festival (2012/13). BAT: Doubt. New York: Six Women With Brain Death (co-author, and performed it also in Chicago, Dallas & Kansas City). Regional: Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado – over 50 roles, Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre 3, Kansas City Rep, Unicorn, KC Lyric Opera, White River in Vermont and Rose Theatre in Chicago. Married to Tristan Wilson, Managing Director of Barrington Stage.
Walton Wilson* fourteenth season (Duke of York, Richard II) S&Co: Romeo and Juliet, Sea Marks, The Ladies’ Man, Othello, Antony & Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, King John, Twelfth Night, Henry IV-1, The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, etc. New York: BAM, Culture Project, La Mama, PS 122, Public/NYSF, etc. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Empty Space, Stages Repertory Theatre, Swine Palace, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, Shakespeare Festivals of Dallas, Houston, Santa Fe, St. Louis, etc. In August, he will appear in Anna Christie at Berkshire Theatre Festival. Faculty, Yale School of Drama and Fall 2013 Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company.
Ryan Winkles* eighth season (Dull in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Swiss Cheese/Ensemble in Mother Courage) S&Co: King Lear (Edgar), The Tempest (Ferdinand), 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), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Othello (Roderigo), Antony & Cleopatra (Pompey/Eros), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton), Macbeth & Julius Caesar NE Tours. Other theatres: Madison Rep, WAM Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Outcast Café Theatrix. Training: MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
KRISTIN WOLD* twenty-fourth season (Duchess of York/Ross in Richard II; Training Program Faculty) S&Co: The Tempest (Ariel), King Lear (Regan, Cordelia), The Memory of Water (Teresa), Sea Marks (Timothea), Othello (Emilia), Ice Glen (Sarah), Twelfth Night (Viola), Measure for Measure (Isabella), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Berkeley Square (Helen). Directing credits include Punk Rock, 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 S&Co and at the University of Connecticut.
EVE WOLF first season (Founder, Executive Artistic Director of Ensemble for the Romantic Century, pianist for None but the Lonely Heart) has concertized in the United States and Europe and has written scripts for and performed in more than 25 of ERC’s theatrical concerts, also on both continents. Ms. Wolf was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow and received a BA in Art History from Columbia University and an MA in Piano Performance from New York University. She teaches at Columbia University Teachers College and has lectured at The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute.
Lisa Wolpe second season (Director, Love’s Labour’s Lost) is an actress, director, teacher, playwright and Producing Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company. LAWSC was named as “one of the ten coolest things to do in Los Angeles”, featured on PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS News, and won the Sustained Excellence Award from the L.A. Critics Circle. For LAWSC’s 20th she will play Hamlet, directed by Timothy Douglas. She recently played Jason in Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella and Polina in Seagull for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.