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When Angelo is abruptly appointed to rule over a chaotic and debauched city, he restores order with repressive laws and an iron fist over licentiousness. The object of his own twisted desire is a young nun, whom he puts in an unthinkable position. "To whom should I complain?" is all that young Isabella can utter when she finds herself the target of his abuse of power.

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Left to Right: David Gow, Ally Farzetta, Nehassaiu deGannes, and Charls Sedgwick Hall, Measure for Measure, 2022. Photo by Daniel Rader.

Left to Right: Charls Sedgwick Hall and Vaughn Pole, Measure for Measure, 2022. Photo by Daniel Rader.

Left to Right: Rory Hammond, Indika Senanayake, and Ally Farzetta, Measure for Measure, 2022. Photo by Daniel Rader.

Charls Sedgwick Hall, Measure for Measure, 2022. Photo by Daniel Rader


Ariel Bock

Ariel Bock

(The Duke)

S&Co: Acting: Rose (The Children), 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

Nehassaiu deGannes (she / her)

Nehassaiu deGannes [she / her]

(Isabella / Pompey)

S&Co: “Yolande Du Bois” Knock Me A Kiss, “Isabella” and “Pompey” Measure for Measure (2021 workshop) “Esther” Intimate Apparel, “Nell Gwynne/Lady Davenant/Maria” Or,, “Virgilia et al” Tina Packer’s Bare Bard Coriolanus. Off B’way: Is God Is (Soho Rep,) SEAGULLMACHINE (LaMaMa.) Select Regional: Three Musketeers, SWEAT (Cleveland Play

Ally Farzetta

Ally Farzetta

(Mariana / Provost / Sister Francisca)

Ally Farzetta is brimming with gratitude to be back on stage making her Shakes & Co debut! Just before the pandemic Ally appeared as Elinor Dashwood in Virginia Stage Company’s production of Sense and Sensibility. She spent two seasons with the American Shakespeare Center

David Gow (he / him)

David Gow [he / him]


FILM: Till, The Intruder TV: The Good Fight (CBS), Madam Secretary (CBS), Jon Glaser Loves Gear (truTV). NY THEATER: Burning Leaves (Duke Theater), Chokehold (14th St.Y), Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone (Workshop Theater), Bleach (Wilson’s Lounge); Decky Does a Bronco (Royal Family Productions), REGIONAL: Mothers and Sons, Waverly Gallery

Alexandra Haddad (she / her)

Alexandra Haddad [she / her]

(Intimacy Choreographer)

As an artist, Alexandra Haddad (she/her) centers those who are not wholly represented on the stage and screen, including women, the queer community, and people of the Global Majority. Alex is the Artistic Assistant/Helen Gurley Brown Fellow at McCarter Theatre Center and an intimacy choreographer affiliated with Theatrical

Charls Sedgwick Hall (he / him)

Charls Sedgwick Hall [he / him]


Charls Sedgwick Hall is a Chicago based artist and have spent many years working with Shakespeare & Company in the following productions Charlie in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Boyet in Love’s Labours Lost, The Recruiting Officer in Mother Courage and Her Children, Benvolio in Romeo &

Rory Hammond

Rory Hammond

(Escalus / Abhorson)

Rory is pleased to be back at her home S&Co. Last summer she played The Princess of France in Love’s Labours Lost. In 2016 she was Kacie in Ugly Lies the Bone. NY credits: Pericles (SoHo Rep), Measure for Measure, Bachelorette (Circle in the Square), Where’s My

Vaughn Pole (he / him)

Vaughn Pole [he / him]


Vaughn is excited to be making his Shakespeare & Company debut! Off-Broadway: Malaise (Cherry Lane Theatre), Welcome to Cookie Mountain (National Black Theatre) Regional: Macbeth (Northampton Center for the Arts) Columbia University: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Three Sisters, Measure for Measure, The Death of The Last Black Man…

Gwendolyn Schwinke (she / her)

Gwendolyn Schwinke [she / her]

(Voice and Text Coach)

Vocal Coaching / S&Co: Merry Wives of Windsor, Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Heisenberg, Cymbeline, Intimate Apparel, The Merchant of Venice, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Or, Ugly Lies the Bone, Comedy of Errors, The Unexpected Man, Hamlet, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a

Indika Senanayake (she / her)

Indika Senanayake [she / her]

(Mistress Overdone / Juliet / Barnadine / Friar Pet)

Indika Senanayake is happy to be back at Shakespeare & Co. NYC credits include: Be the Death of Me and Occupy Your Mind (The Civilians), A Family of Perhaps Three, Yes is for a Very Young Man, Women of Trachis, The

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare


He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His works, including some collaborations, consist of about 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into

Diana Evans (she / her)

Diana Evans [she / her]

(Assistant Stage Manager)

Diana Evans is a writer, stage manager, and theatre education artist. She holds a BA in Communication, Journalism, Creative Writing, & English from New England College, Henniker N.H. Recent credits include: Advice To The Players (Sandwich N.H.): Stage Manager (As You Like It, 2020), Director (Noir Hamlet,

Hope Rose Kelly

Hope Rose Kelly

(Stage Manager)

S&Co: The Chairs, King Lear, Topdog/Underdog, Macbeth, Heisenberg, Cymbeline, God of Carnage, Or, Two Gentleman of Verona, Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Comedy of Errors, Richard II, Rough Crossing, Blue/Orange, The Ladies Man, Othello, Twelfth Night, Richard III, The Taster,

Alice Reagan (she / her )

Alice Reagan [she / her ]


S&Co: Or, by Liz Duffy Adams (seven Berkshire Theatre Award nominations including Best Director) and HIR by Taylor Mac (two Berkie nominations). Other directing credits: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble); Evelyn Brown: A Diary by María Irene Fornés (Princeton Atelier); On Loop by Charly


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.