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"An exploration of prejudice and humanism...asks us to confront our human capacity for seeing the ‘content of character’ present in all of us.” – Ian Wolfgang Hinz, Director

The story of a young African American boy and an aging vaudevillian thrown together in circumstances beyond their control, Golden Leaf Rag Time Bluesexplores their unusual connection, as discovered through stories and music – illustrating how our basic needs and human emotions cut across the barriers of race, religion, and age.

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Glenn Barrett (he / him)

Glenn Barrett [he / him]


Glenn has been performing on stages throughout the Berkshires, New York, Connecticut and abroad since 1969. In New York at La Mama ETC., The Manhattan Theater Club, and in the New York Shakespeare Festival Tony Award winning revival of Threepenny Opera. Regionally with Longwharf Theatre, Riggs Theatre 37,

Dennis Ebert, Jr. (he / him)

Dennis Ebert, Jr. [he / him]

(Stage Manager)

Dennis is a NYC based Stage Manager and graduate of Pace University, holding a BA in Stage Management. Some NYC credits include: Everyone Comes to Elaine’s (Theater Barn NY), In the Same Space (Dixon Place), Eat the Devil (One Year Lease), The Waiting (The Triad) and Pre-Production rehearsals

Raz Golden (he / him)

Raz Golden [he / him]


Raz Golden is a director of theatre, film, and audio. He focuses on new and classical texts, as well as narratives that explore shared cultural histories and myths and that center people of color. He has developed work with the Mercury Store, Public Theatre, The National Black Theatre, NYU

Kristen Moriarty (she / her)

Kristen Moriarty [she / her]


S&Co: Jean Hatch (White Savior), Mrs. Reynolds (The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly), Provost / Mariana (Measure for Measure), Miss Bates (Emma), Olive (The Norwegians), Center for Actor Training Teaching Faculty, Manager of Individual Giving; Chicago: Vitalist Theatre (contributing artist), Lifeline Theatre, Greasy Joan & Co., Emerald City Theatre, Attic

Sarah Nicholson (she / her)

Sarah Nicholson [she / her]

(Assistant Stage Manager)

Sarah is excited to join the team at Shakespeare & Company! Credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Our Town, The Great Leap, and Hood at Asolo Repertory Theatre; The Wake and What Are You Worth? as part of Playfest at Orlando Shakes, and Writes of Spring 2019

Charles Smith

Charles Smith


Charles Smith’s plays include Objects in the Mirror<, Free Man of Color, Knock Me a Kiss, Jelly Belly, The Gospel According to James, Pudd’nhead Wilson, Sister Carrie, The Sutherland, Freefall, Les Trois Dumas and Black Star Line. His plays have been produced by Goodman Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Victory

Kevin G. Coleman

Kevin G. Coleman


Kevin is one of Shakespeare?& Company’s artistic and administrative leaders. He works in the Performance and Training departments as an actor, teacher, and director, and oversees the mission of the Education department. Kevin has been a guest teacher or director at MIT, Harvard, L.S.U., Stanford, Shenandoah Shakespeare, Q.U.T.-


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.