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“Sensational…audacious and uproarious black comedy” – NYTIMES

“Every decade is about a community that is being built as a result of being torn apart.“—Taylor Mac. In the dark comedy HIR, Taylor Mac explores this paradox with the story of a young man returning home from the military to find his family turned completely upside down. Social expectations are confronted head on in this wildly refreshing tale of progressive responsibility. When it comes to family sometimes you just have to figure it out.

“Without question, a major dramatic work of the 21st-century American theater.”
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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Artists

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

(Paige)

twenty-second season (Paige, HIR) S&Co: Over 40 productions, including: God of Carnage; Mother of the Maid; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Parasite Drag; Merry Wives of Windsor; Winter’s Tale; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Ice Glen; Bad Dates (Elliot Norton Award Best Solo

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twenty-second season (Paige, HIR) S&Co: Over 40 productions, including: God of Carnage; Mother of the Maid; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Parasite Drag; Merry Wives of Windsor; Winter’s Tale; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Ice Glen; Bad Dates (Elliot Norton Award Best Solo Performance); Rough Crossing; King Lear; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Richard III. Other: Berkshire Playwrights Lab; The Consul, The Tramp & America’s Sweetheart, The Lion in Winter (Oldcastle); 10X10 Play Fest (BSC); Bad Dates (Merrimack Rep); Angels in America, Othello (Boston Theatre Works). Assist Directing: Merchant of Venice (Tina Packer Dir.). Indy Films: Trigger Finger; Seriously Twisted. Extensive voice-overs (TV, radio, audiobooks). Recent Producer Credits: Living the Dream by Mark Roberts (Parasite Drag, Mike & Molly TV show etc.) 52nd St. Project NYC; audio book Peregrine Island (Diane B. Saxton, May 2018); A Simple Gift world premiere The York Theatre NYC (July 2018); upcoming feature Mumbet (executive producer Octavia Spencer.)

Ariel Bock

Ariel Bock

(Vocal Coach)

twenty-third season (Producing Associate, Voice Coach) S&Co: Mom (Ugly Lies the Bone); Mistress Quickly (Henry IV Pts. 1 & 2); Goneril (King Lear); Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Elizabeth (Richard III); Audrey (As You Like It); Hippolyta (Midsummer Night’s Dream); The Nurse (Romeo and Juliet); Mistress Quickly

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twenty-third season (Producing Associate, Voice Coach) S&Co: Mom (Ugly Lies the Bone); Mistress Quickly (Henry IV Pts. 1 & 2); Goneril (King Lear); Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Elizabeth (Richard III); Audrey (As You Like It); Hippolyta (Midsummer Night’s Dream); The Nurse (Romeo and Juliet); Mistress Quickly (Merry Wives of Windsor); Paulina (The Winter’s Tale), Ruth (Private Eyes), the Woman (Laughing Wild); Arlene (Off the Map). At Mixed Company: Ramona (Zara Spook and Other Lures) and Eileen (The Cripple of Inishmaan). With the Ensemble for the Romantic Century in NYC: Nadezhda VonMeck (None But the Lonely Heart), as well as Fanny Mendelsohn, Emily Dickinson, Sonia Tolstoy, and Anna Akhmatova. A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, she has been on the faculty of Dartmouth College and MIT.

John Hadden

John Hadden

(Arnold)

Founding Member (Arnold, HIR) John Hadden is a founding member of Shakespeare & Company, was co-founder/artistic director of Counterpoint Theater (Boston), artistic director of the Hubbard Hall Theater Co., and associate artist with We Players (San Francisco). He is a two-time “Berkie” winner who has worked as an

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Founding Member (Arnold, HIR) John Hadden is a founding member of Shakespeare & Company, was co-founder/artistic director of Counterpoint Theater (Boston), artistic director of the Hubbard Hall Theater Co., and associate artist with We Players (San Francisco). He is a two-time “Berkie” winner who has worked as an actor/director/teacher for 35 years in theaters here and abroad, as well as TV and radio, independent films, schools and universities. His own plays and a short film have won awards and have been seen at PS 122, LaMama, EST, Wharton Salon, BTG, Gloucester Stage, Nat’l Arts Club, Boston International Film Festival, etc. His writing has been published (Conversations with a Masked Man, Arcade 2016) and has appeared in literary journals. He is a New England States Touring Artist, Vermont Teaching Artist, member of the Authors Guild, and has deep ties with Main Street Arts and the New England Youth Theater, in southern Vermont. johnlhadden.com

Adam Huff

Adam Huff

(Isaac)

fourth season (Isaac, HIR) S&Co: Victor (Private Lives), Florindo (The Servant of Two Masters), Demetrius/Bottom (Midsummer S&Co Tour), Philip the Bastard (King John); New York: Henriquez (Double Falsehood), Bertram (All’s Well That Ends Well), Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice), Joe (Bachelorette), Pisanio (Cymbeline); Regional: Hamlet (Hamlet), Laertes/Guildenstern/Ghost/Player King

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fourth season (Isaac, HIR) S&Co: Victor (Private Lives), Florindo (The Servant of Two Masters), Demetrius/Bottom (Midsummer S&Co Tour), Philip the Bastard (King John); New York: Henriquez (Double Falsehood), Bertram (All’s Well That Ends Well), Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice), Joe (Bachelorette), Pisanio (Cymbeline); Regional: Hamlet (Hamlet), Laertes/Guildenstern/Ghost/Player King (Hamlet), Slender (Merry Wives of Windsor), Han Solo (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: A New Hope, Verily), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Marcus Lycus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Cat in the Hat (Seussical!). Adam is currently devising a production of Pinocchio with Letter of Marque Theater Company in NYC, where he is also an artistic associate and teaching artist focusing on devised ensemble theater and improv. He holds a BFA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.adamphuff.com

Amy Altadonna

Amy Altadonna

(Sound Designer)

fourth season (Sound Designer, Heisenberg, HIR, Creditors) S&Co: 4000 Miles, The Wharton Comedies, God of Carnage, Or, Ugly Lies the Bone, The Taming, The Unexpected Man, Red Velvet. NYC: Cal in Camo, Dry Land, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Recall, Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur), Don’t You F**cking

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fourth season (Sound Designer, Heisenberg, HIR, Creditors) S&Co: 4000 Miles, The Wharton Comedies, God of Carnage, Or, Ugly Lies the Bone, The Taming, The Unexpected Man, Red Velvet. NYC: Cal in Camo, Dry Land, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Recall, Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur), Don’t You F**cking Say a Word (59E59) Bastards of Strindberg, The Baroness (Scandinavian American Theatre Company) Milk (New Georges), Regional: Dear Elizabeth (Dorset Theatre Festival), Foxfire, Secret Garden, Private Lives (Utah Shakes), Death of a Salesman, Fences, The Other Place, The Hampton Years (Virginia Stage), Peter and the Starcatcher, Skin of Our Teeth, Treasure Island (Perseverance Theater) and Collidescope 2.0 by Ping Chong (UMass). Films include the features Salesgirl, Mandatory Love, Perfect Wedding, and the shorts Yield and 2:15. She heads the sound design department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Education: B.A. Music, William & Mary; M.F.A. Sound Design, Yale. amyaltadonnasounddesign.com

Carolyn Mraz

Carolyn Mraz

(Set Designer)

first season (Set designer, HIR) Carolyn Mraz is a Brooklyn-based theater designer. Favorite recent NYC designs include: Pay No Attention to the Girl (Target Margin), {my lingerie play} (Rattlestick), Beardo (Pipeline), Of Government (Clubbed Thumb), I’ll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr, Hewes nomination), Charlatan (Ars Nova), Spaceman

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first season (Set designer, HIR) Carolyn Mraz is a Brooklyn-based theater designer. Favorite recent NYC designs include: Pay No Attention to the Girl (Target Margin), {my lingerie play} (Rattlestick), Beardo (Pipeline), Of Government (Clubbed Thumb), I’ll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr, Hewes nomination), Charlatan (Ars Nova), Spaceman (Loading Dock), and The Black Crook (Abrons, Hewes nomination). She has also worked with Spoleto Festival USA on Porgy and Bess and Afram ou La Belle Swita. Carolyn is an associated artist of Target Margin Theater in Brooklyn and a company member of A Host of People in Detroit. She is also an educator, teaching at the University of New Haven, and working on shows at universities such as Barnard, Princeton, Smith, Brown, and the University of the Arts. Carolyn is an Oberlin College alum with an MFA in design from NYU/Tisch.

Charlotte Palmer-Lane

(Costume Designer)

second season (Costume designer, Heisenberg, HIR) Recent credits – Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, The Liar, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, An Iliad, As You Like It, Our Town, The General from America. Pennsylvania Shakespeare: Blithe Spirit. Mint

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second season (Costume designer, Heisenberg, HIR) Recent credits – Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, The Liar, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, An Iliad, As You Like It, Our Town, The General from America. Pennsylvania Shakespeare: Blithe Spirit. Mint Theatre: Rutherford & Son. Penguin Rep: Drop Dead Perfect, My Name Is Asher Lev. Hudson Stage Co: Family Reunion, Other Desert Cities, You Will Remember Me. Barrington Stage: Camping with Henry & Tom. Shakespeare & Co: God of Carnage. Folger Shakespeare: As You Like It. Bedlam: Peter Pan, Pygmalion. Film &TV: BBC, “Doctor Who,” “Miss Marple,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” Guarding Tess, Quiz Show, “Sneaky Pete.” United Scenic Artists 829. charlottepalmerlane.squarespace.com

Alice Reagan

Alice Reagan

(Director)

second season (Director, HIR) S&Co: Or,. Other directing credits: Grounded by George Brant (Dobama Theatre); Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes (Profile Theatre); Jackie by Elfriede Jelinek (Boom Arts); Enter THE NIGHT by Maria Irene Fornes (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble); The Miser by Molière (Brave New

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second season (Director, HIR) S&Co: Or,. Other directing credits: Grounded by George Brant (Dobama Theatre); Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes (Profile Theatre); Jackie by Elfriede Jelinek (Boom Arts); Enter THE NIGHT by Maria Irene Fornes (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble); The Miser by Molière (Brave New World); Nomads by Julia Jarcho (Incubator Arts Project); I Came to Look for You on Tuesday by Chiori Miyagawa (La MaMa.) Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist Program; Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; Women’s Project Directors Lab; Lincoln Center Directors Lab; Princess Grace Award and Princess Grace Special Project Grant; Drama League Directing Fellow.Alice is Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Directing at Barnard College. MFA: Columbia. alicereagan.com

Fran Rubenstein

(Stage Manager)

sixth season (Stage Manager for Morning After Grace and HIR; Assistant Stage Manager, Heisenberg) S&Co: 4000 Miles,The Wharton Comedies, Sotto Voce, The Taming, An Iliad, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Heroes. NYC credits include: God of Carnage, Se Llama Cristina, 17 Orchard Point, The Preacher & the Shrink,

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sixth season (Stage Manager for Morning After Grace and HIR; Assistant Stage Manager, Heisenberg) S&Co: 4000 Miles,The Wharton Comedies, Sotto Voce, The Taming, An Iliad, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Heroes. NYC credits include: God of Carnage, Se Llama Cristina, 17 Orchard Point, The Preacher & the Shrink, Branched, Scrambled Eggs, Lawnpeople, 7th Monarch, The Fartiste, Reading Under the Influence. Four seasons at The New Group including: Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Regional: Barrington Stage Company: 10x10 Play Festival, American Son (remount) Dorset Theatre Festival 2010-11: Dial M for Murder, Mauritius, Fallen Angels, The Novelist. Member AEA. Love to Mom & Bowie. In memory of Ziggy.

Deb Sullivan

(Lighting Designer)

second season (Lighting Designer, HIR) Deb Sullivan is a Boston-based lighting designer and production manager. Previously with S&Co: Cymbeline. Off-Broadway: The Ruby Sunrise, The Human Scale (The Public Theater/NYSF), OR (Women’s Theatre Project). Regional: Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Huntington Theatre Company, Trinity

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second season (Lighting Designer, HIR) Deb Sullivan is a Boston-based lighting designer and production manager. Previously with S&Co: Cymbeline. Off-Broadway: The Ruby Sunrise, The Human Scale (The Public Theater/NYSF), OR (Women’s Theatre Project). Regional: Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Huntington Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company and Two River Theatre. Other credits include: SpeakEasy Stage Company, Festival Ballet Providence, Everett Dance, New Repertory Theatre (Clean House- Norton Award), Stoneham Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Group and Harbor Stage Company. Deb is the Production Manager for Actors’ Shakespeare Project.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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