Matthew Adelson^ fourth season (Lighting Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Henry IV) S&Co.: Mother Courage and Her Children, Richard II, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Satchmo at the Waldorf, The Tempest, King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Recent credits: Diary of Anne Frank (Burning Coal), The Wier (Theatreworks), A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Group) and Our Town (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). From 2005 to 2014, Matthew was the Director of Production at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Lighting Designer: Williams College Dance Department. MFA: Yale Drama School.
Alexandra ‘Ally’ Allen third season (Clarice, The Servant of Two Masters, Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co.: Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots (Jeanette), Shakespeare & Young Company—Boys of York (Queen Margaret) and Distract (Ensemble). Mount Holyoke College: Hamlet (Horatio), Juliet & Her Romeo (Juliet), The Glass Menagerie (Jim). BA: Mount Holyoke College.
Barbara Allen fourth season (Movement Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) 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 along with the wonderful cast of Midsummer. Barbara is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).
Elizabeth Aspenlieder* nineteenth season (Masha, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Communications Director; Artistic Associate). S&Co. favorites: The Beauty Queen of Leenane (directed by Matthew Penn), Parasite Drag (by Mark Roberts), Merry Wives of Windsor, The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Marquise), Bad Dates (Elliot Norton Award Best Solo Performance), Rough Crossing, King Lear (Regan), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Richard III (Anne). Barrington Stage Co.: 10×10 Play Fest.; Merrimack Rep.: Bad Dates; Boston Theatre Works: Angel’s in America (Angel), Othello (Emelia). Indies: Trigger Finger, Seriously Twisted.
Jason Asprey* twentieth season (Cassius/Ensemble, Julius Caesar; Co-Director, Conservatory’s Romeo and Juliet) recent S&Co.: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Ferdinand), Accomplice (Derek), The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), Parasite Drag, The Memory of Water (Frank), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus), Richard III (Lord Hastings/Oxford), and Hamlet (Title Role). Recent Regional: Julius Caesar (Cassius) at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Betrayal (Robert) at Nora Theatre, Einstein’s Dreams (Eduard Einstein) at Culture Project NYC, and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at Swine Palace, and theatre, TV, and film in England.
Stephen Ball twenty-sixth season (General Manager) Steve is the proud recipient of the 2002 Achievement Award from the Town of Ripton, MA, Candlelight Council; an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts; an MBA from the University of Miami; and Executive Education in non-profit management from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Lighting & Set Designs: Boston, Falmouth, Foxboro, Lenox, MA; Sharon, CT; New York, NY; New Hope, PA; Marietta, GA; Miami, FL.
Ariel Bock* thirtieth season (Mistress Quickly, Henry IV, Manager of Institutional Giving) A long-time member of S&Co., Ariel has worked in the Education Program, been a faculty member at countless workshops and has performed in many productions. Locally she has acted with The Wharton Salon, Mixed Company and WAM Theatre. For The Ensemble for the Romantic Century she most recently played Nadezhda von Meck in None But the Lonely Heart at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ariel is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher.
Greg Boover second season (Friar Lawrence/Nurse/Peter, Romeo and Juliet) S&Co.: The Tempest (Ensemble), Tartuffe (Damis); Hampshire Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick); Greg is a proud recent graduate of UMass Amherst, where his love for Shakespeare began with roles such as Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Demetrius in Midsummer, and in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). He is ever thankful for the inspiration & love of family and friends.
Andrew Borthwick-Leslie twenty-third season (Casca, Julius Caesar) Recent S&Co: Hamlet (Guildenstern/Osric), Lettice and Lovage (Mr. Bardolph). Regional: Vieux Carre (Nightingale) at Egopo; Lake Street Extension (Fuller), Raised in Captivity (Kip) at Bckstreet. Recent Directing, NYC: Merchant of Venice, Love’s Labour’s Lost (the Shakespeare Forum); Francis Goes to War (the Humanist Project). Andrew is a happy member of the Shakespeare Forum, a proud founding co-artistic director of the Humanist Project, and the pleased husband-to-be of James Lynes.
Patrick Brennan eleventh season (Properties Master; Set Designer, Shakespeare’s Will, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, DibbleDance, Private Eyes, and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Board Trustee) BA, Interior Design from Academy of Art College, San Francisco; enjoys restoring houses. Laura Ashley, Pierre-Deux, Anthropologie, Open House Living, S&Co Set Design and Props Mastery.
Deborah A. Brothers fourth season (Costume Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) S&Co.: The Tempest, Maisie. Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Physicists. Berkeley Repertory Theatre, As You Like It, Tonight at 8:30. Williams College: Fefu and Her Friends, Electra, A Streetcar Named Desire. California Institute of the Arts MFA. University of New Orleans BA. Costume Director and Lecturer at Williams College. Produced Mardi
Gras costuming and traditions videos and New Orleans Photo Essay
Caroline Calkins fourth season (Juliet/Lady Montague/Abram, Romeo and Juliet; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co.: The Northeastern Regional Tours of Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth, Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots (Celie), King Lear (Ensemble), The Venetian Twins (Columbina), SLaW. Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director, 2011–13. BA: Brown University. Other training: NTI, SITI Company.
Elizabeth ‘Lily’ Cardaropoli third season (Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters; Nickel Shakespeare Girl; Assistant to the Director of Training) S&Co.: Private Lives (Louise), S&Co. 2013 Conservatory Julius Caesar (Calpurnia, Cinna, Messala, et al.), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (select): Hedda Gabler (Hedda), Hamlet (Ophelia), As You Like It (Celia), Titus Andronicus (Lavinia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Co-director). Lily holds a BA in Theatre and Arts Management from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Barby Cardillo third season
(The Doctor/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters) Playwrights’ Theatre: The Seahorse (Gertrude Blum); Berkshire Theatre Group: Babes in Arms (Phyllis Owen); WAM Theatre: The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Jojo Fine); The Joyous Stage: Othello (Emilia),
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), The Seagull (Arkadina). A teaching artist who has worked with many of
the local theatres, she is also the Artistic Director of the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe (see us fall, winter and spring at The Colonial Theatre
Jessie Chapman third season (Company Manager; Production Assistant, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)) Since 2011 Jessie has worked for S&Co. as an administrator, non-Equity Stage Manager, and as an Education Artist on residencies, Riotous Youth, and the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Jessie is also a member of the humble New Hampshire Shakespeare Company, Advice To The Players. This fall Jessie will be starting her MFA in Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College.
Keith Chapman third season (Master Electrician; Lighting Designer, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) Lighting Design Credits – S&Co.:
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Leap Year. Regional – Oldcastle Theatre Company: recent credits include Grandma Moses: An American Primitive; Sherlock Holmes-Knight’s Gambit. Education: BFA – Technical Theatre and Design, Central Connecticut State University.
Henry Clarke* fifth season (Hal, Henry IV) S&Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius), Richard III (Richmond), Henry V (Dauphin) among others. Venus in Fur at American Conservatory Theater, No Man’s Land at American Repertory Theater, RFK: The Journey To Justice and Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers at Los Angeles Theatre Works. TV: “House,” “Lie To Me,” “Chuck,” and “Action English” on China Central Television. He holds an MFA in playwriting from Smith College, and an MFA in acting from the ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard.
Kevin Coleman founding member (Director of Education; Director, Private Eyes; Northumberland, Henry IV) teaches text analysis, stage combat and clown. Kevin has been a guest teacher or director at MIT, Harvard, LSU, Stanford, Shenandoah Shakespeare, QUT – Brisbane, Lincoln Center, the Folger Library, the Stratford Festival in Ontario, and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, UK. Kevin is the Theatre Director for the Austen Riggs Center where he has directed over 30 productions. Kevin holds degrees from St. Louis University and NYU.
Jonathan Croy* twenty-ninth season (Artistic Associate; Director of Youth Programs; Director, Fight Choreographer, Set & Sound Designer, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Director, Fight Choreographer, Set & Sound Designer, Romeo and Juliet; Old Man Potter, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) A Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays, including Richard II (John of Gaunt), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Potter, Uncle Billy), King Lear (Gloucester), Kaufman’s Barber Shop (Morris), and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dr. Watson). In recent seasons, he has directed Richard III, Twelfth Night, The 39 Steps, The Real Inspector Hound, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Scapin, and for last season’s return to The Mount, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Johnny Lee Davenport* fourteenth season (Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Glendower, Henry IV). Recent S&Co.: Richard II, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, and Twelfth Night. Boston’s 2013-2014 season: The Unbleached American (Stoneham Theatre), The Whipping Man (New Rep), Water by the Spoonful (Lyric Stage), and Driving Miss Daisy (Gloucester Stage Company, IRNE for Best Actor). Stage career spans 115 plays in 15 states and four countries. He has played more than 50 roles in 25 of Shakespeare’s plays. Henry IV takes him one step closer to his goal of completing the canon.
Ute de Farlo tenth season (Director of Development) Credits include significant roles in Bernstein Center Campaign and Kresge Challenge Grant, 35th Anniversary Campaign and Tina Packer Fund, and organizing roles in eight annual gala events. Other proud achievements include husband Tony and sons Christopher (two time Fall Festival participant) and Alex/Agi (Riotous Youth).
Susan Dibble thirty-third season (Director/Choreographer & Sound Designer, DibbleDance; Movement Director, Shakespeare’s Will; Movement Director, Henry IV; STI faculty) Professor Susan Dibble is the Barbara Sherman ’54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Chair of the Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University where she teaches movement for actors and dance. Susan received the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Festival of Creative Arts Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts at Brandeis. Susan is grateful to S&Co. for offering her a stage and the freedom to create new dances for so many years.
Steven Dietz (Playwright, Private Eyes) Selected plays include Yankee Tavern, Becky’s New Car, Last of the Boys, Lonely Planet, Shooting Star, Inventing Van Gogh, and The Nina Variations — have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres, as well as Off-Broadway and in fifteen countries internationally. A two-time finalist for the Steinberg New Play Award, Mr. Dietz received the PEN USA Award in Drama for Lonely Planet, and the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.
Christopher Durang (Playwright, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) Plays include A History of the American Film (Tony nomination, Best Book of a Musical), The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award, Off-Broadway run), Beyond Therapy (Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater (Playwrights Horizons), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Public Theater, Obie Award, Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing Wild (Playwrights Horizons), and Durang Durang (an evening of six plays at Manhattan Theatre Club, including the Tennessee Williams parody For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls).
Benjamin Epstein second season (Francis/Prince John, Henry IV) first appeared professionally at S&Co. in a walk-on role in The Merry Wives of Windsor when he was just a small boy and also played the Goldsmith’s Servant in The Comedy of Errors. At LMMHS he has played Caliban (The Tempest), Buckingham (Richard III), Florizel
(The Winter’s Tale), Borrachio (Much
Ado About Nothing), King Sextimus
(Once Upon A Mattress), and Charlemagne (Pippin).
Jonathan Epstein* twenty-third season (Peter Quince, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Director/King Henry, Henry IV) S&Co.: More than 50 productions including King Lear, The Tempest, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Women of Will, Private Eyes, Brief Lives. He has performed on and off-Broadway and at scores of regional theatres around the country including Berkshire Theatre Festival (Amadeus, Cuckoo’s Nest, Via Dolorosa, Educating Rita…) and ART (Merchant of Venice, Phaedra, Paradise Lost). During the year he teaches Shakespeare Performance to the MFA students at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory.
Jim Frangione* first season (Vanya, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) NY: Romance, Hobson’s Choice, Hellhound On My Trail, The Night Heron (all w/Atlantic); Oleanna (Off B’way, Nat’l tour and Alley Theatre); Regional: Humana Festival 2013, Long Wharf, Berkshire Theater Festival (American Buffalo), Mark Taper Forum; Film: Spartan, Heist, State and Main, The Spanish Prisoner, and Homicide.
Co-Artistic Director, Berkshire Playwrights Lab.
Kelly Galvin seventh season (Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co.: Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, The Learned Ladies, The Venetian Twins, The Winter’s Tale, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, SLaW, Director in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare (2008-2013), Assistant Director for Twelfth Night and All’s Well that Ends Well. WAM Theatre: Artistic Associate, Fresh Takes Play Reading Series (curator and director of Blue Stockings), Emilie (Associate Producer). Regional: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Kitchen Theatre Company, Boston Publick Theatre, Wellesley Summer Theatre Company. Education: Wellesley College.
Travis George first season (Set Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV) Designs include: Pride & Prejudice, Spring Awakening, Connecticut Rep.; The Great Gatsby, The Atlanta Ballet; Time After Time, The Harrt School; Body Awareness, Turn of the Screw, The Swan, Chester Theater; The Miser, LSU; Little Red Riding Hood, The Atlanta Opera; Sound of Music, High School Musical, Jewpotia, Center Theatre; Born Guilty, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, The Jewish Theatre of the South. Theatre in the Square; the Horizon Theatre. www.travisageorge.com
Carlo Goldoni (Playwright, The Servant of Two Masters) was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. His works include some of Italy’s most famous and best-loved plays, including The Venetian Twins done at S&Co. in 2011. Goldoni was the first writer to fully script Commedia dell’arte plays instead of improvisations of scenarios (outlines of plot). Goldoni, a prolific writer, is best known for his comic play The Servant of Two Masters, which has been translated and adapted internationally numerous times.
Laura Kathryne Gomez* first season (Stage Manager, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) Off-Broadway: 17 Orchard Point (DiMaggio House Creative), The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project Theater), Philip Goes Forth (Mint Theater Co.), Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! (47th Street Theatre), Wild With Happy (The Public Theater), Sleep No More (Emursive), American Jornalero (INTAR). Regional: Life Science (Berkshire Playwrights Lab). Proud member of AEA.
Nigel Gore* seventh season (Caesar/Ensemble, Julius Caesar) Recent: Women of Will (Off-Broadway), Richard III (Richard), Best actor award, WestWord Denver; Who’s Afraid
of Virginia Woolf (George), Public Theatre, Boston, Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actor. Macbeth (Macbeth), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Bottom), Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lavache), Shakespeare
& Company. Hamlet (Claudius),
Prague Shakespeare Festival. FILM: The Last Knights.
Tori Grace first season (Lady Mortimer, Henry IV) Recent graduate of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training where she played Nina (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Aggie Wainwright (The Grapes of Wrath), Sarah (Stop/Kiss) and Maria (Twelfth Night). She is grateful for the honor of collaborating with the excellent artists of Shakespeare & Company.
Charls Sedgwick Hall* fifth season (Charls, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)) S&Co.: Love’s Labor’s Lost, Mother Courage and Her Children, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors. Regional Theatre: Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, The Next Fairy Tale, The Color Purple-The Musical, The Firebugs, Our Country’s Good, The Little Foxes, A Christmas Carol, Measure for Measure, Faith and the Good Thing, Exit the King, Angels of Lemnos.
Dana Harrison ninth season (DibbleDance; Lisa, Private Eyes). S&Co.: Private Lives (Amanda), Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots (Anselm), 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), SLaW (Lady Anne/Beatrice/Constance/Juliet). WAM: Measure for Measure (Lucio), 24hr Theatre festivals. London and Edinburgh Fringe: Dancing at Lughnasa (Christina Mundy), Macbeth (Third Witch), The Tempest (Trinculo), King Lear (Goneril). MA, Emerson College.
Diane Healy* sixth season (Stage Manager, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV) Love’s Labours’ Lost, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Tempest, Satchmo at the Waldorf, Women of Will, Hound of the Baskervilles, All’s Well That Ends Well. NYC: Bill W. & Dr. Bob; Hit The Wall; Tribes; Keen Company, LCT3, LaMama. 10 seasons with Oldcastle Theatre Company; The Civilians. Bard College, East Tennessee State University. Love to Tini & Nick.
Kaileela Hobby first season (Tybalt/Lady Capulet/Sister Joan/Peter, Romeo and Juliet) S&Co.: Tybalt/Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet 2014 Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare), Blanche (King John S&Co. Conservatory) Off-Off Broadway: Ariel (The Tempest), Cinderella (Cinderella), Frog Prince (Princess) Regional: Rosalind (As You Like It), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Olivia (Twelfth Night), Longaville (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Ulysses/Helen of Troy (Troilus and Cressida), Maid Marian (Robin Hood), Miranda (The Tempest), Anne (Anne Frank), Phebe (As You Like It).
Sara Holt first season (Beatrice/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters) Past roles include Twelfth Night (Olivia); Richard III (Queen Elizabeth); As You Like It (Phebe); Hamlet (Horatio); In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe (Maria Montage). Sara holds a BA in Acting from Emerson College and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Cloteal L. Horne first season (Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) A proud alumnus of S&Co. Conservatory, she is thrilled make her debut! Off-Broadway: The Steadfast (Siyah Powell); Dirty Blood (Billie Holiday Theatre). Regional: To Kill a Mockingbird (Weston Playhouse); A Funny Thing Happened… (BarnStormers); Little Row Boat (Huntington Theatre); How We Got On (CompanyOne); Romeo & Juliet (New Rep.). Holds a BFA from Boston University.
Adam Huff second season (Florindo/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters) S&Co.: Private Lives (Victor Prynne), A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tour 2013 (Bottom/Demetrius), King John Conservatory 2012 (Philip the Bastard). Regional: Hamlet (Hamlet), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine/Speed/Thurio), Hamlet (Laertes/Ghost/Guildenstern/Player King), William Shakespeares’ Star Wars: A New Hope, Verily (Han Solo), Seussical! TYA (Cat in the Hat). Adam holds BFA Acting and BS Mass Media Arts degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Malcolm Ingram* nineteenth season (Starveling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Falstaff, Henry IV) recent S&Co. credits include: Heroes (Phillipe), Kaufman’s Barber Shop (Jesse), The Allergist’s Wife (Ira), As You Like It (Adam), Blue/Orange (Robert), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Falstaff). London West End: Dirty Linen, Half Life, Popkiss. Broadway: Match, The Rivals. BTF: Rat in the Skull, Hay Fever. Actors Theater of Lousiville: All My Sons. Plus many other regional theatre productions in the USA & UK. TV includes: “The Camerons”, “Beloved Enemy”, and most recently in the US “Chapelle’s Show”.
Lavina Jadhwani first season (Assistant Director, Henry IV) Recent: Twelfth Night, Hamlet (Oak Park Festival Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Rasaka Theatre-in-residence at Victory Gardens). Recipient of the Drama League’s Classical Directing Fellowship, an SDCF Observership, and an LMDA Residency Award for MERCHANT ON VENICE at Silk Road Rising, where she is an Artistic Associate. Proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon; currently pursuing an MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. www.lavinajadhwani.com
Jennie M. Jadow thirteenth season (Truffaldino/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters; Violet/Zuzu, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) is an actress with extensive regional acting credits. Her work has been seen at S&Co., Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Jacob’s Pillow, and Mixed Company, to name a few. Jennie is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and, most recently, completed her MA in Movement Therapy and Counseling with a primary focus in the treatment of adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis. Jennie also works as an Education Artist for S&Co.’s nationally recognized education team. www.jenniejadow.com
Tom Jaeger tenth season (Director, Shakespeare & Young Company) S&Co.: Director of SYCo 2011, 2012, 2013, 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/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.
Merritt Janson* fifth season (Titania/Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) S&Co.: The Tempest (Miranda), King Lear (u/s-performed Goneril), As You Like It (Rosalind), Twelfth Night (Viola), Othello (Desdemona). Off-Broadway: The Last Will, House For Sale, Notes From Underground. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Denver Center Theatre, Wilma Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Vineyard Playhouse. Film: Otto and Anna, Mail Order Wife. American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University MFA.
David Joseph ninth season (Group Sales and Facilities Rental Manager; Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) S&Co.: Private Lives (Elyot), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (George Bailey), The Liar (Durante), War of the Worlds (Jack), The Tempest (Sebastian), The Venetian Twins (Tonino/Zanetto), The Real Inspector Hound (Simon), The Amorous Quarrel (Hugh), Twelfth Night (Sea Captain), Cindy Bella (Dandini), The Mad Pirate and The Mermaid (Cyrus), Scapin (Octave), Kerfol (Herve), The Servant of Two Masters (Florindo), and five tours of SLaW.
Marcus Kearns fourth season (Romeo/Balthasar/Peter, Romeo and Juliet; Education Artist; Technician) S&Co.: Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots (Andres), SLaW (Marcus), The Liar (Philiste) Constructed sets for Private Lives, Mother Courage and Her Children, Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Tempest, King Lear, The Liar, Learned Ladies. Training: Clown Intensive 2013, S&Co. Month-long Intensive 2012, Franklin Pierce University.
Hope Rose Kelly* eleventh season (Stage Manager, The Complete
Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Production Stage Manager) S&Co.: Rough Crossing, Blue/Orange, Ladies Man, Othello, Twelfth Night, Richard III, The Taster, As You Like It, Hound of the Baskervilles, The War of the Worlds, Santaland Diaries, King Lear, Richard II, Accomplice, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Wilma Theater, The Public Theatre, McCarter Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Hangar Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Stonington Opera House Arts, CLOC. MA from University of Toronto, BA
from Ithaca College. Member of
Actors’ Equity Association and Stage Managers’ Association.
Kelly Kilgore first season (Lady Percy, Henry IV) Orlando Shakespeare Theater: Titus Andronicus (Lavinia), Sense and Sensibility (Fanny Dashwood), Farndale … Christmas Carol (Felicity). Regional: FringeNYC, QUAKE: A Love Story (Hannah), Twelfth Night (Olivia), The Tempest (Ariel), Terminus (B), premiere, Arthur: the Hunt (Morgan le Fay), premiere, all saints all souls (The Virgin Mary). BFA, Abilene Christian University;
MFA, University of Central Florida.
Caitlin Kraft third season (Smeraldina/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters; Riotous Youth Faculty), Caitlin is very excited to be back on The Rose Footprint again this summer. Previously at Shakespeare & Company, you may have seen her in Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Tartuffe (Elmire), and Cymbeline (Pisanio). Caitlin is a proud member of the Nickel Shakespeare Girls
street performance troupe. She gives much love to her family for all their continuous support.
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. in 2012 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.
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.
Mat Leonard* first season (Spike, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Octavius, Julius Caesar) New York: Piece of Meat with Sherie Rene Scott (54 Below), The Austerity of Hope (Abingdon Theatre), May Violets Spring (Bridge Theatre), The Human Condition (Manhattan Rep), Manere Fortis (Roy Arias Theatre). Tours: Of Mice and Men, Taming of the Shrew (National Players). Williamstown: The Valley of Fear, WTF Cabaret. Webseries: Revenue Stream with Sherie Rene Scott, Back2Reality. Reading: (Temp) ORAL (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Acting Minor/ BA in Psychology, Boston University.
Colby Lewis first season (Fight Captain & Demetrius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) A Charlotte, NC native, he received his MFA in May from UConn. Regional: Legally Blonde (Emmett), Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), Hairspray (Seaweed), Intimate Apparel (George), The Winter’s Tale (Polixenes). In 2012, he played Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird at the Utah Shakespeare Festival; other USF: Titus Andronicus (Goth; u/s Aaron). He has also appeared as a featured day player/athlete on the CW’s “One Tree Hill.”
Govane Lohbauer thirty-fourth season (Costume Director; Costume Designer, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Shakespeare’s Will, Private Eyes, and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) Selected S&Co. credits: Private Lives, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Kaufman’s Barber Shop, King Lear, The Liar, The Learned Ladies, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Taster, Mengelberg and Mahler, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Shirley Valentine, Golda’s Balcony, The Ladies Man, Enchanted April, Ice Glen, Lettice and Lovage, Ethan Frome, Macbeth, Glimpses of the Moon, Summer, Wit, House of Mirth; Regional: Emilie, Arabian Nights, Red Noses, Metamorphosis, Once Upon A Mattress, Top Girls, H.M.S. Pinafore, Gianni Schicci, Carousel, The Merry Widow, La Finta Giardiniera.
Robert Lohbauer* eighteenth season (Snout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Justice, Henry IV) Selected S&Co.: Heroes (Henri), Kaufman’s Barber Shop (Jake Kaufman), Mengelberg and Mahler (Willem Mengelberg), The Venetian Twins (Dr. Balanzoni), Twelfth Night (Curio/Priest), Chekov One Acts (Luka and Nikita), Romeo and Juliet (Lord Montague), Glimpses of the Moon (Lord Streffington), Selected Regional: Hamlet (Polonius), The Jewish Jester (King), 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/Cunningham).
Adam Long (Playwright, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)) founding member/writer/director of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which Adam directed and co-wrote, ran in London’s West End for nine years and was nominated for an Olivier Award. Shakespeare (Abridged) also ran Off-Broadway twice and continues to enjoy numerous successful tours throughout the world. Other stage shows include The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) and The Complete History of America (Abridged) (Reduced Shakespeare Company); and Deconstructing Albert (The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield).
Briana Maia first season (Philostrate/1st Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), Big Love (Lydia), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Pilar), The Three Musketeers (Chevreuse), Hairspray (Lil Inez), Intimate Apparel (Mayme), I’m Connecticut, and under the direction of Terrence Mann in The Pirates of Penzance (Isabel). She also voiced Jerome the Fish in the children’s book Susie and Jerome Learn about a Healthy Home.
Kyle V. Martin first season (Silvio, Servant and Two Masters) is primarily a dancer who has trained, performed, and taught workshops internationally. Additionally Kyle has trained in comedy at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in NYC. Williams Theatre: Hermes, Erysichthon, Bacchus, Philemon (Metamorphosis), Gerald (Berries of Wrath). Kyle holds a BA in Art History and Studio from Williams College and currently is based in Brooklyn.
Josh Aaron McCabe* ninth season (Josh, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)) Recent S&Co.: Accomplice; Mother Courage and Her Children; Love’s Labour’s Lost; The 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; The Hound of the Baskervilles; As You Like It. Off-Broadway: Peep Show at Actor’s Playhouse. Regional: Madison Repertory Theatre, Forward Theater, Milwaukee’s Chamber Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks, PSNBC @ Here, and The Director’s Company. National commercials, daytime serials and “Saturday Night Live.” Proud to be a part of S&Co.’s Education Dept., member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA.
Ryan McGettigan first season (Set Designer, Julius Caesar) Houston: Clean/Through and Old as Hell (World Premieres), Catastrophic Theatre; Classical Theatre Company; Stages Repertory Theatre; Black Lab Theatre; Henry V and Richard III, Prague Shakespeare Company/Main Street Theater. Regional: Nora Theatre Company; Legacy Theatre; Abilene Shakespeare Festival; Cape Rep. Theatre: Goodbye Mary Rose (World Premiere). Opera: Shepherd School of Music; Bound (World Premiere), From My Mother’s Mother (World Premiere), Your Name Means the Sea (World Premiere), Houston Grand Opera. www.RyanMcGettigan.com
Alissa Mesibov second season (Dramaturg, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Communications Associate) S&Co.: Dramaturg for Mother Courage and Her Children. Dramaturgy: Turbulence at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe (Entita Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UMass Amherst), Twelfth Night (UMass Amherst). Playwright: Missed Connections Festival (Off-Off Broadway 13th Street Rep), NJ Young Playwrights Festival finalist. Director’s assistant: The Three Musketeers (Connecticut Repertory Theatre). Internships: 13th Street Rep, New Georges Theater. BA UMass Amherst 2013.
Annette Miller* eighteenth season (Snug/Lion/Egeus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) won the Elliot Norton Award & IRNE Award for Best Actress as Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, nominated for Florida Carbonel Best Actress Award as Vi in August Osage County, Elliot Norton Best Actress nomination as Martha in Martha Mitchell Calling. Recent S&Co.: Master Class, The Allergist’s Wife (Marjorie) Richard III, Full Gallop. Boston: Nobody Dies on Friday at A.R.T., and The Seagull (Arkadina). Film: Company Men, Next Karate Kid, TV: “As The World Turns.” Brandeis University BA, MFA, and Resident Scholar at Women’s Study Research Center.
Matthew Miller sixth season (Lighting Designer, Shakespeare’s Will; Julius Caesar; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) S&Co.: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Goatwoman of Corvis County, Bad Dates, and The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. Technical Director at S&Co., 2005–2007. Recent credits include: Mauckingbird Theatre Company, The Media Music Theatre, Cape May Stage, Puppetry Arts Theatre – NYC, and Adirondack Theatre Festival. Matthew is on the Design/Tech faculty, and Production Manager, at Temple University in Philadelphia. MFA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. www.mbradfordmiller.com
Ian Sturges Milliken third season (Sound Designer, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) is a composer, musician, and sound designer. TV: “Franz Josef Land” (National Geographic). Off-Broadway: The Dick and the Rose (Cherry Lane). Regional: Mother Courage and Her Children, Accomplice, Measure for Measure, Queen Meg (S&Co.), Ah, Wilderness! (Eclipse – Chicago, IL). International: Ad Infinitum3 (Disk Theatre – Prague, CZ), The Dick and the Rose (Gryphon – Edinburgh, UK). University: Spring Awakening, Medea, The Winter’s Tale, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, The Arabian Nights (Purdue Theatre). MFA Purdue, BMus Syracuse. Member, ASCAP and USITT. iansturgesmilliken.com
Conor Seamus Moroney second season (Benvolio/Prince/Paris/Peter, Romeo and Juliet) S&Co.: Tartuffe (Cleante), Fall Festival Director 2010–2013. Regional: Julius Caesar (Marc Antony) with Advice to the Players; The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay) with Firehouse Center for the Arts; Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro) with Arts After Hours. Training: BA from Massachusetts College of Liberal
Arts and S&Co. Summer Training Institute 2010.
Arthur Oliver twenty-fourth season (Costume Designer, Henry IV) Broadway/Off-Broadway/NYC: Broadway Bares 2005–2013, 59E59, New Victory (2016), Laurie Beechman. Regional: ART, Merrimack Repertory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Atlanta Opera, Bardavon Opera, The Yard, Chester Theatre, Berkshire Opera, Berkshire Theatre Group. Television/Film: Specks Last Stand, Evening at Pops, Party Poop, Voices Over the Water. International: Edinburgh Fringe, The Moscow Ballet. Arthur was the recipient of the Wall Street Journal’s BEST of 2010 year end review.
Tina Packer founder (Founding Artistic Director; Director, Julius Caesar) started Shakespeare & Company 37 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, The Hague in the Netherlands, Mexico, Prague, and New York City. The book Women of Will will be published by Knopf this year.
Maegan Passafume second season (Stage Manager, DibbleDance; Production Assistant, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV) S&Co.: Mother Courage and Her Children, Accomplice (Assistant Stage Manager); Conservatory Production of Julius Caesar, Private Lives (Stage Manager). Maegan holds a BFA in Stage Management from Millikin University in Decatur, IL.
Matthew Penn? second season (Director, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) S&Co.: Director, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Directing career began at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theater. Penn has directed and/or produced over 150 episodes of some of TV’s best known series: Law and Order, Orange Is the New Black, Damages, The Sopranos, House, NYPD Blue, Royal Pains and Blue Bloods. Penn received an Emmy Nomination for his direction of the 200th episode of L&O starring Julia Roberts. He was also the show’s Executive Producer for 4 seasons. He is co-artistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab.
Tod Randolph* seventeenth season (Sonia, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) S&Co.: Cassandra Speaks; As You Like It; Richard III; Enchanted April; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Vita & Virginia; Love’s Labor’s Lost; A Room of One’s Own; King Lear; The Merchant of Venice; Othello; The Fiery Rain; Mrs. Klein; Virginia; Duet for One; Julius Caesar; Twelfth Night; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Director: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow. NY & Regional: Palm Beach Dramaworks; Theatre Row Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Portland Stage; Trinity Rep; The Wharton Salon; Mixed Company; Stageworks/Hudson. Film: Infinitely Polar Bear.
Mary Readinger sixth season (Costume Shop Manager; Costume Designer, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Romeo and Juliet)
Past S&Co. Design: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013), Julius Ceasar (2013 Conservatory), The 39 Steps (2012), FFS 2010–13. Other Design: Francis Goes to War (The Humanist Project, 2014).
Luke Reed third season (Sound Designer/Composer, The Servant of Two Masters, Romeo and Juliet, and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Mercutio/Lord Capulet/Peter, Romeo and Juliet; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander/Flute), Master Class (Manny), Tartuffe (Laurent); Composed music for Romeo and Juliet, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, and Tartuffe; Director in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare 2012–2013. BA University of Massachusetts Amherst; other training STI at S&Co.
Victoria Rhoades tenth season (Movement Director, Julius Caesar; Training Faculty; Co-Director, Conservatory’s Romeo and Juliet; Board Trustee) Actor, director, acting and movement teacher. BS (acting), Northwestern; Masters, NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (integrated study of S&Co.’s teaching with adolescent psychological development); PhD, NYU’s School of Culture, Education and Human Development (developed approaches resisting cultural pressures around gender, voice, relationship and the body). S&Co.: DibbleDance (2013, 2012, 1999), Summer and Merchant of Venice. Regional: As You Like It, Turn of the Screw, Oleanna; various films, commercials. Member, AEA and SAG.
Fran Rubenstein* second season (Stage Manager, Julius Caesar) S&Co.: Heroes. Recent NY credits: 17 Orchard Point, The Preacher & The Shrink, Branched, Scrambled Eggs, Lawnpeople, 7th Monarch, The Fartiste, Reading Under the Influence. Four seasons at The New Group including: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, and Hurlyburly. Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival 2010 & 2011: Dial M for Murder, Mauritius, Fallen Angels, The Novelist. Member AEA.
Concetta Russo first season (Pantalone/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters) Theatre West Virginia: The Honey in the Rock (Melinda); Anthem Theatre Co.: A Christmas Carol (Katherine). Concetta, a 2011 UMass Amherst grad, is excited to be in the Berkshires after recently completing a children’s theatre tour around Italy. Many thanks to family and friends, as always.
Olivia Saccomanno first season (Nina, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) Past credits include: Three Musketeers (Milady), His Girl Friday (Hildy Johnson), Big Love (Thyona), The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Educating Rita (Rita Susan White), Doubt (Sister James), The Lion in Winter (Alais Capet), and Antigone (Ismene). Olivia studied at the Moscow Art Theater School in Russia, through the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.
MFA from the University of Connecticut. www.oliviasaccomanno.com
Britt Sandusky first season (Sound Designer, Julius Caesar) Formally trained at the Audio Recording Technology Institute in Orlando. Orlando Shakespeare Theater: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Othello, Sense and Sensibility, Race, The Importance Of Being Earnest,
The 39 Steps, Shotgun, Schoolhouse Rock Live, Robinson Crusoe. Foley
artist, re-recording engineer, ADR supervisor, dialog mixer, and sound effects supervisor.
Stella Giulietta Schwartz fourth season (Costume Designer, The Servant of Two Masters) S&Co.: Costume Designer for Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots; Costumer for S&Co.’s Education Program, 2011–2014. She studied Costume Design and Classics at Smith College.
William Shakespeare (Playwright, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV, and Julius Caesar) is spending the summer celebrating his 450th birthday with S&Co. He 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* third season (Stage Manager, Shakespeare’s Will) S&Co.: Measure for Measure, Wordplay, Love’s Labours Lost. New York: Bill W. & Dr. Bob (Soho Playhouse); The Nance (Lincoln Center Theatre); Assistance; Milk Like Sugar, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights Horizons); Top Girls and The Bartered Bride (The Juilliard School). Regittttonal: Les Miserables (Cohoes Music Hall), Man of la Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). Proud member of AEA and graduate of Ithaca College.
Atalanta Siegel fourth season (Faerie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Assistant Scenic Charge) From DC. Youth: Lumina Studios. BA Oberlin College, multiple workshops with S&Co. Recent S&Co.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena/Snout/Faerie), Northeast Regional Tour; Keely and Du (Keely), Fringe Festival. Regional: Lysistrata (Myrrhine), Lavender Door Theater; Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret), Oberlin Summer Theater Festival; Fewer Emergencies (#1), Pinter Theatre of London. Film:
16mm Film Project (Marie), I am Wednesday (Wednesday), and Copious Amounts (Edan).
Tony Simotes? founding member (Director & Fight Choreographer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Artistic Director and President) S&Co. recent directing: Mother Courage and Her Children, Private Lives, The Tempest, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Santaland Diaries, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Master Teacher of Fight and Movement. Artistic Associate since 1995; Also works as an actor and teacher. Proud member of SDC, AEA, SAG, and AFTRA. Simotes is thrilled to be part of the Berkshire community. Lives in Pittsfield with his lovely wife Lucy, and their two dogs Puck
Daniel Singer (Playwright, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)) is a performer, director, writer, designer, producer, and educator in the theatrical arts, and founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. In 1989 Singer hung up his doublet-and-hose to design theme parks at Walt Disney Imagineering, specializing in model-making, production design and field art direction (Splash Mountain, Toontown, Animal Kingdom, Muppet*Vision 3D, Indiana Jones). Singer returned to writing for the theater in 2000. His latest work is “A Perfect Likeness,” a comedy about a fictitious meeting between Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens.
Rocco Sisto* founding member (Theseus/Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) last season Richard (Richard II). Broadway: To Be Or Not To Be, A Month In The Country, The Comedy Of Errors. Off-Broadway: Loot, (Red Bull Theatre), Old Fashioned Prostitutes (Public Theater), Iphenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre). Regional theatre credits throughout the country. Films: Donnie Brasco, Frequency, Eraser, Carlito’s Way, The American Astronaut. Television: “Mildred Pierce,” “The Sopranos,” Many “Law & Order,” Star Trek, TNG. Awards: Three OBIES, one for Sustained Excellence, Drama Desk nomination and Drama League Award for Quills (NYTW). Student of Peter Kass.
Alexander Sovronsky* sixth season (Sound Designer/Composer, Shakespeare’s Will, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Henry IV; Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Westmoreland, Henry IV) Performance & design credits include— BROADWAY: Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline. OFF-BROADWAY: various productions at The Public, Atlantic Theatre, Theatre For A New Audience, Red Bull Theatre, and Classical Theater of Harlem. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Walnut Street Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Co., Ford’s Theatre, The Wharton Salon. INTERNATIONAL: title role
in Hamlet with Hyperion Theatre Co (Milan, Italy). For a good time, check out
Sarah Jeanette Taylor* ninth season (Mary Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Director of Shakespeare & Young Company) S&Co.: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, The Tamer Tamed, The Tempest, A View Beyond, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, DibbleDance,S&Co. Spring Tours: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet.Regional: Clara (Ventfort Hall); Cymbeline, Trolius and Cressida (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Macbeth, Twelfth Night (Back Room Shakespeare Project); Macbeth (Worcester Foothills Theatre). BFA in Acting University of Central Florida, MFA in Acting Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Vern Thiessen (Playwright, Shakespeare’s Will) is fast becoming one of Canada’s most-produced playwrights. His plays have been seen across Canada, the US, and Europe. Thiessen has received numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award, Canada’s highest honor for playwriting. He has served as Playwright in Residence at Workshop West Theatre, the University of Alberta, and The Blue Heron Theatre.
Kristina Tollefson^ first season (Costume Designer, Julius Caesar) has designed costumes across the country including Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL), Orlando Repertory Theatre (FL), Maples Repertory Theatre (MO), Summer Stage Repertory Theatre (TX), Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis (IN), St. Lawrence University (NY), DeSales University (PA). She is an Associate Professor/Resident Costume and Makeup Designer at the University of Central Florida. MFA from Purdue University, BA Degree from South Dakota State University, and a proud member of USA.
Michael F. Toomey* fifteenth season (Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Peto, Henry IV) Michael is Performer, Teacher, and Creator. At S&Co., Michael has appeared in numerous roles including Macbeth, Caesar, and Costard. He is the Co-Artistic Director of The Humanist Project which performs in NYC. He is a founding member of Split Knuckle theatre which tours new works throughout the world. Michael would like to send his love to Sarah Brown for making him laugh. www.Michaelftoomey.com
Eric Tucker* fourth season (Brutus/Ensemble, Julius Caesar) Off-Broadway: Title role in Hamlet (Time Out NY and Backstage Critics Pick, Wall Street Journal noted revival of 2013) and multiple roles in Saint Joan (Time Magazine top 10 plays and musicals of 2013; NY Times, Backstage Magazine critics pick; Best Revival 2012, Wall Street Journal). Favorite roles include: Iago, Henry V, Macbeth, Romeo, Malvolio, Orsino, Prince Hal, Master Ford, Benedick, Orlando, Laertes, Demetrius. Eric is Artistic Director of Bedlam in New York City.
Tyisha Turner first season (Brighella/Ensemble, The Servant of Two Masters) An alumna of the Fall Festival and Young Company education programs, Tyisha is thrilled to be back at S&Co. for her first official season. Favorite credits include: Othello, Cymbeline (Imogen), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), and Hamlet. Williams Theatre: Eurydice (Little Stone), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Glengarry Glen Ross (Moss). Tyisha holds a BA in Theatre from Williams College.
James Udom first season (Marc Antony/Ensemble, Julius Caesar) This is James’ debut season with S&Co. After just having finished the Month-long Intensive training, he is pleased to be able to put that training to practice on the S&Co. stage. Other regional credits include; Of Mice and Men (George), King Lear (Edgar), Scamoramaland (Freddie), Macbeth (Malcolm). James is the 2012 Irene Ryan National acting award winner and 2013 regional best partner winner. Many thanks to my friends, family and mentors.
Daniela Varon? nineteenth season (Director, Shakespeare’s Will) S&Co.: Director, Romeo and Juliet, Sea Marks, Martha Mitchell Calling, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Love Letters, Collected Stories, The Winter’s Tale, Wit, A Room of One’s Own, Turn of the Screw. New York: Abingdon Theatre, Culture Project, EST, HERE, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab, Mud/Bone, the Public, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Shakespeare Society, Symphony Space, Vineyard Theatre. Regional: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Connecticut Repertory, LA Women’s Shakespeare, Poets’ Theatre, Sun Valley Shakespeare, Tygre’s Heart Shakespeare, Vineyard Playhouse, Wharton Salon. Founding faculty, The Linklater Center; co-founder, The Company of Women; co-creator, Conversations with Shakespeare; Drama League Fellow; NYTW Usual Suspect.
Timothy Adam Venable* first season (Hotspur, Henry IV) BA, Illinois State. Member, SAG-AFTRA & AEA. TRAINING: 2013 Intensive at S&Co.; Pig Iron Theatre; Christopher Sivertsen (Sckapf Los Angeles/The Awake Projects); The Antaeus Company; IOWest. Regional: Mother Courage and Her Children (The Antaeus Company); Playboy of the Western World, Taming of the Shrew, Oliver Twist, Hamlet, Night of the Iguana, Romeo and Juliet, A Touch of the Poet (A Noise Within); Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Illinois Shakespeare). www.timvenable.com
Courtney A. Vinson first season (Cassandra, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) The New School for Drama: The Ladder (Kara), Blue Window (Emily), Macbeth (Hecate); DC Fringe Festival: Making Love Legal (Abrahim); Pennsylvania State University: Medea (Medea), Bug (Agnes), Dracula (Mina). Courtney is a recent graduate of The New School for Drama MFA Acting program.
Jenna Ware twenty-first season (Director, The Servant of Two Masters and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Associate Director of Education) S&Co. director: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots; The Venetian Twins, Red Hot Patriot, Amorous Quarrel, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Shirley Valentine, The Henry VI Chronicles, Macbeth tour. Jenna has directed over 40 productions for S&Co.’s Education Program and is the founder of Shakespeare & Young Company. Jenna recently served as a reviewer for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ‘Coming Up Taller’ award. Education: BFA from NYU/Tisch.
Emma Weinstein first season (Assistant Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Drama League Classical Directing Fellow. NYC: Removable Alien (OEC Festival), Roast (Alchemical Theatre Lab), Deadline (Galapagos Space). Regional: Kids on Bikes (Baltimore), Marat/Sade (Northampton, MA), Mom Baby God (Ongoing National Tour). Emma is a graduate of Smith College and the National Theatre Institute. www.emmaweinsteindirector.com
Josephine Wilson seventh season (Musician, The Servant of Two Masters) S&Co.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Northeast Regional Tour (Titania/Quince), and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth/Ross), Toad of Toad Hall (Badger), Master Class (Stage Hand). Regional: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Jean Brodie), The Beaux Stratagem (Mrs. Sullen), Frozen (Nancy), Gizmo (Sulla). MFA in acting, Penn State University. She has directed and taught in the nationally recognized Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Shakespeare in the Courts, Shakespeare & Young Company and Riotous Youth programs at S&Co. She is a proud member of AEA.
Ryan Winkles* ninth season (Fight Captain & Ryan, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Clarence, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) S&Co.: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull), Mother Courage and Her Children (Swiss Cheese), King Lear (Edgar), The Tempest (Ferdinand), The Learned Ladies (Trissotin), Santaland Diaries (Crumpet), As You Like It (Silvius), Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Jane/Lord Edgar), Winter’s Tale (Florizel), Richard III (Tyrrel), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Othello (Roderigo), Antony & Cleopatra (Pompey/Eros), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton). Other theatres: Madison Rep., WAM Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Outcast Café Theatrix.
Jess Winfield (Playwright, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)) is an American novelist, self-help author, and television writer. He is a co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and won two Daytime Emmy Awards as a writer-producer for the Walt Disney Company, for the animated features Stitch! The Movie and Leroy and Stitch. His books include: What Would Shakespeare Do (2000) and My Name Is Will (2008).
Kristin Wold* twenty-fifth season (Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s Will; Portia/Ensemble/Calpurnia, Julius Caesar) S&Co.: Richard II (Duchess of York/Ross), 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.
Jessica Zivny second season (Stage Manager & Sound Board Operator, Romeo and Juliet; Stage Manager, The Servant of Two Masters) S&Co.: Rehearsal Stage Manager, Les Faux Pas: Or, The Counter Plots; International: Stage Manager/Set Designer, Hamlet, Milan, Italy; Queens College: Set Designer, Romeo and Juliet; Production Manager, Freedom High. Education organizations: The New Victory Theatre, TADA! Youth Theatre, the Repertory Company Theatre High School in NYC. Theatre Director, Technical Director, Choreographer, and Designer for many schools across New York for 9 years. MS in Educational Theatre, City College.