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Jane Anger

Dec 13, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023

By Talene Monahon
Directed by Jess Chayes

Production Sponsors

Michelle and Tim Gillis
Kendall Kay and Jack Davies
Emily Lenzner and Vivek Jain
The Shrivastava Family
Rob and Robin Wilder and the Duane Wilder Foundation

The Performers
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  • Anne Hathaway: Talene Monahon
    Talene Monahon
    Anne Hathaway
    Anne Hathaway
    Talene Monahon

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Playwright: New Ohio Theatre: Jane Anger | Less Than Rent: How to Load a Musket | MCC Theater: Frankie and Will. Performer: Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, MCC Theater, New Georges, Encores!,Clubbed Thumb, Red Bull Theater, Gingold Theatrical Group, Partial Comfort Productions, Les Freres Corbusier. REGIONAL: Playwright: Peterborough Players: All in Good Fun. Performer: La Jolla Playhouse. FILM: Playwright: proud revengeful ambitious(Play-PerView). AWARDS: 2022 Off-Broadway Alliance Best New Play nomination (Jane Anger), TheaterMania’s “The 10 Best Theatre Productions of 2020” (How to Load a Musket). UPCOMING: Playwright: Bedlam Theatre Company: The Good John Proctor(March 2023). PERSONAL: she/her | Her writing has been published by Stage Rights, The Cincinnati Review, and McSweeney’s. Her work has been developed by NYSAF, Bedlam Theatre Company, Red Bull Theater, Cape Cod Theater Project, and Northern Stage. | Teaching: Sewanee Writers’ Conference | Training: Dartmouth College, BA Senior Fellow.

    *Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Francis: Ryan Spahn*
    Ryan Spahn*
    Francis
    Francis
    Ryan Spahn*

    STC: Hamlet. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Good Enemy;Jane Anger;Lessons in Survival;Mr. Toole;How To Load aMusket;Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow; Daniel’s Husband; Summer & Smoke; Still at Risk; Exit Strategy; Gloria. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Philadelphia Theatre Company. FILM: September 17th, The Raging Heart of Maggie Acker, Shirley, Abducted, Nora Highland (writer/director), He’s Way More Famous Than You (co-writer), Grantham & Rose (writer), Woven (co-writer). TV: Chicago P.D., Modern Love, The Bite, The Blacklist. PERSONAL: he/him | Ryan’s writing has been published by Rotten Tomatoes, Talkhouse, USA Today, and D.C.’s Metro Weekly. | Training: The Juilliard School.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • William Shakespeare: Michael Urie*
    Michael Urie*
    William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    Michael Urie*

    STC: Hamlet, Will on the Hill (2022). NEW YORK: Broadway: Chicken & Biscuits, Grand Horizons, Torch Song, How To Succeed in Business... Off-Broadway: Performer: Buyer & Cellar, The Government Inspector, Angels in America, The Temperamentals, A Bright Room Called Day, The Cherry Orchard. Director: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns. Producer: Happy Birthday Doug (both written and performed by Drew Droege and both available on BroadwayHD). Co-Founder/Co-Producer: Pride Plays, an LGBTQIA theater festival. TV: Ugly Betty, Younger, Modern Family, Good Wife/Fight, Hot in Cleveland. FILM: Single All The Way, Swan Song, Lavender, Decoy Bride, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, He’s Way More Famous Than You (also directed). UPCOMING: TV: Shrinking, Krapopolis. FILM: Jerseys Boys Live. PERSONAL: he/him.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Jane Anger: Amelia Workman
    Amelia Workman
    Jane Anger
    Jane Anger
    Amelia Workman

    NEW YORK: Broadway: American Son (u/s Kerry Washington). Off-Broadway: Theatre ForA New Audience: Fefu and her Friends| Bard SummerScape: Dom Juan| The Public Theater:Coriolanus| Ars Nova: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (World Premiere) | Second Stage Theatre: The Layover | Signature Theatre Company: The Death of the Last Black Man... REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. TV:Succession, American Rust, Sherlock Homies (HBO Max pilot), Bull, Blindspot. UPCOMING: FILM: A Thousand And One written and directed by A.V. Rockwell, starring Teyona Taylor and produced by Lena Waithe. PERSONAL: she/her | Amelia is a proud graduate of Duke Ellington and Fordham University. | ameliaworkman.com.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • u/s Jane Anger: Saron Araia
    Saron Araia
    u/s Jane Anger
    u/s Jane Anger
    Saron Araia

    STCOur TownThe Merchant of Venice. STC AcademyThe Winter’s Tale‘Tis Pity She’s a WhoreThe Two Noble Kinsmen REGIONAL: Forum Theatre: Nat Turner in Jerusalem (Asst Dir.) | Washington Stage Guild: An Ideal HusbandQuadrille (Asst Dir.), You Never Can Tell | OPERA: Washington National Opera: Il Trovatore | FILM: Our Father | PERSONAL: she/her | Training: STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting; Honors Acting Conservatory, The Theatre Lab | @saaronaaa. 

  • u/s Shakespeare, Francis: Bowen Fox
    Bowen Fox
    u/s Shakespeare, Francis
    u/s Shakespeare, Francis
    Bowen Fox

    STC: The Merchant of Venice. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Holiday | Studio Theatre: John Proctor is the Villain | Atlanta Shakespeare Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Savannah Classical Touring Company: Julius Caesar, The Two Gentlemen of VeronaPERSONAL: Training: STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting, Savannah College of Art and Design: BFA in Performing Arts | Instagram: @bowen_fox | BowenFox.com. 

  • u/s Anne Hathaway: Anna Takayo Walden
    Anna Takayo Walden
    u/s Anne Hathaway
    u/s Anne Hathaway
    Anna Takayo Walden

    STC: Our Town. INTERNATIONAL: London: Southwark Playhouse: Necessary Targets | Tower Theatre: Hamlet | Theatro TechnisAntony and Cleopatra | Tristan Bates: Pearl City Sunshine | Bloomsbury Festival: OrphéeJapan: Tokyo Performing Arts Market: Cherry Blossom/Cherry Bomb. Greece: International Theatre Festival: The Bacchae. REGIONAL: Hawaii Public TheatreHa Ha Hawaii. FILM: The Queue. OTHER: Founding Member of The Undertow Collective, Board of Directors at Hawai’i Public Theatre. PERSONAL: she/her. Anna is a multi-hyphenate BIPOC artist (actor, writer, director, teacher) who has worked globally performing the classics, original works, and devising theatre. | Training: STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA): MA, Stanford University, BA.

  • Plague Screecher/Peasant Woman: Geoffrey Besser
    Geoffrey Besser
    Plague Screecher/Peasant Woman
    Plague Screecher/Peasant Woman
    Geoffrey Besser

    STC: STC Academy: Pericles. REGIONAL: Meadow Brook Theatre: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline | Spectrum Theatre Ensemble: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest | Hilberry Theatre Company: Head Over Heels, Fairveiw, Spring Awakening, Everybody, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakesperience Theatre Company: Hamlet. PERSONAL: he/him | Geoffrey has been honing his skills as a performer while focusing on creating politically and personally impactful theater and film | Training: STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting (Class of 2023), Brown University: BA in History | geoffreybesser.com. 


The Artistic Team
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  • Talene Monahon
    Playwright
    Playwright
    Talene Monahon

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Playwright: New Ohio Theatre: Jane Anger | Less Than Rent: How to Load a Musket | MCC Theater: Frankie and Will. Performer: Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, MCC Theater, New Georges, Encores!,Clubbed Thumb, Red Bull Theater, Gingold Theatrical Group, Partial Comfort Productions, Les Freres Corbusier. REGIONAL: Playwright: Peterborough Players: All in Good Fun. Performer: La Jolla Playhouse. FILM: Playwright: proud revengeful ambitious(Play-PerView). AWARDS: 2022 Off-Broadway Alliance Best New Play nomination (Jane Anger), TheaterMania’s “The 10 Best Theatre Productions of 2020” (How to Load a Musket). UPCOMING: Playwright: Bedlam Theatre Company: The Good John Proctor(March 2023). PERSONAL: she/her | Her writing has been published by Stage Rights, The Cincinnati Review, and McSweeney’s. Her work has been developed by NYSAF, Bedlam Theatre Company, Red Bull Theater, Cape Cod Theater Project, and Northern Stage. | Teaching: Sewanee Writers’ Conference | Training: Dartmouth College, BA Senior Fellow.

    *Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Jess Chayes
    Director
    Director
    Jess Chayes

    NEW YORK: Broadway (Associate Director): Peter and the StarcatcherMisery. Off-Broadway: Dutch Kills: The Antelope Party | Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop: Intelligence | New work development at New York Theatre Workshop, The Vineyard Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons. REGIONAL: Northern Stage: Jordan and Venus Rising | Hudson Stage Company: Off Peak | The Warehouse Theatre: The Flick. AWARDS: 2017 Lucille Lortel Award by the League of Professional Theater Women, 2019 Collaboration Award from the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition. PERSONAL: she/her | Jess recently completed three seasons as the BOLD Associate Artistic Director at Northern Stage as an inaugural member of the BOLD Theater Women's Leadership Circle. She is a founding co-artistic director of New York-based ensemble The Assembly, with whom she has co-created and directed ten original productions. | JessChayes.com.  


  • Jennifer Campos Productions
    In association with
    In association with
    Jennifer Campos Productions

    JENNIFER CAMPOS PRODUCTIONS (she/her) was founded on a mission to promote diverse and inclusive theatrical productions across the country. For over 15 years, Ms. Campos has worked with several Off-Broadway theater companies including The New Group and Primary Stages in various capacities. Coming off the New York Production of Jane Anger in New York City her other producing credits include The New Group’s Off Stage Series: Waiting for Godot and Donja R. Love’s I need space, as well as Baby and New Works Series with Out of the Box Theatrics. 


  • Kristen Robinson
    Scenic Designer
    Scenic Designer
    Kristen Robinson

    NEW YORK: Site-Specific: Co-Devisor & Director: The Race of the Ark Tattoo. Off-Broadway: Designer: Primary Stages: Peerless | Ars Nova: Oratorio for Living Things. REGIONAL: Westport Country Playhouse: Straight White Men. UPCOMING: The Flaming Arrow (site-specific in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) | Juilliard Opera: Proving Up | Santa Fe Opera: Pigeon Keeper. PERSONAL: Krit is an award-winning designer, artist, and educator. Her work ranges from site-specific installations to outdoor Shakespeare. She is a founding member and liaison of Equity Through Design Mentorship, a Princess Grace Fellow, and a member of USA829. | Teaching: Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Purchase College | Training: Yale University: MFA in Theatre Design.


  • Andrea Hood
    Costume Designer
    Costume Designer
    Andrea Hood

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Into the Woods. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park: Hercules, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet | New York Theatre Workshop: Love and Information | Classic Stage Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, The Comedy of Errors. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: The Who’s Tommy | Williamstown Theatre Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Huntington Theater Company, Two River Theater. INTERNATIONAL: China: National Centre for the Performing Arts | Germany: Berlin State Opera House. AWARDS: Obie Award, Lucille Lortel nomination (Love and Information). PERSONAL: AndreaHoodDesign.com


  • Stacey Derosier
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Stacey Derosier

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Where the Mountain Meets the Sea | WP TheaterWeightless | Cherry Lane Theatre: This Beautiful Future | The Public Theater/National Black TheatreFat Ham | Theatre For a New Audience: Wedding Band | Vineyard Theatre/WP Theater: sandblasted | The Shed: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe | Atlantic Theater Company: The Last of the Love Letters | wild project: The Great Filter | Page 73: Stew | Pipeline Theatre Company: Playing Hot! | Classic Stage Company: Mies Julie, Dance of Death | Rattlestick Playwrights Theater: Lewiston/Clarkston. AWARDS: 2018 Lilly Award Daryl Roth Prize.


  • Lindsay Jones
    Original Music & Sound Design
    Original Music & Sound Design
    Lindsay Jones

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Slave PlayThe NapBronx Bombers, A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons: Bootycandy | LCT3: Mr. Joy | The Public Theater: Privacy, Dry Powder. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage. INTERNATIONAL: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England). FILM: A Note of Triumph (HBO Films; 2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary). AWARDS: two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and Best Sound Design of a Play, seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, three Drama Desk Award nominations, three Helen Hayes nominations. PERSONAL: he/him | LindsayJones.com.


  • Jeremy Chernick
    Special Effects Design
    Special Effects Design
    Jeremy Chernick

    STC: Peter Pan & Wendy. NEW YORK: Broadway: Over 50 productions, including Macbeth with Daniel Craig, Disney's Frozen and Aladdin, Beetlejuice, Hadestown. INTERNATIONAL: West End (London): Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Let the Right One In. AWARDS: 2021 Los Angeles Critics Circle award, 2018 Emmy Award honoree for NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. PERSONAL: Jeremy's work on spectacles spans the globe, as well as among prominent performing and visual arts institutions like the Museum of Art & Design in New York. He serves as Head Designer for J&M Special Effects in Brooklyn| jmfx.net.  


  • Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
    Resident Dramaturg
    Resident Dramaturg
    Dr. Drew Lichtenberg

    STC: Associate Director, dramaturgy on more than 50 productions. INTERNATIONAL: Royal National Theatre: Les Blancs, Salomé (dir. Yaël Farber); NEW YORK: Roundabout Theatre Company: Time and the Conways (dir. Rebecca Taichman); New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman); La Mama: Hoppla, We’re Alive!; REGIONAL: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival. TEACHING: Catholic University of America, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, Eugene Lang College at the New School. PUBLICATIONS: The Piscatorbühne Century (Routledge, 2021); Shakespeare in the Theatre: Shakespeare Theatre Company, co-authored with Deborah C. Payne (Arden/Bloomsbury, 2024). TRAINING: Doctor of Fine Arts, Yale School of Drama.


  • Sean Michael Chin
    Fight Choreographer
    Fight Choreographer
    Sean Michael Chin

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New York Classical Theatre: CymbelineKing LearRomeo and Juliet, Macbeth | Classic Stage Company: Dracula | The Public Theater: CoriolanusAwake and Sing! | The Assembly: home/sickI Will Look Forward to This Later. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Romeo and Juliet. PERSONAL: he/him | Sean is a fight director, combat performer, and stage combat instructor in New York City. He is an SAFD Certified Teacher and an SDC Associate Choreographer. | Training: Wesleyan University, BA | SeanMichaelChin.com.


  • Claire Yenson
    Original Casting
    Original Casting
    Claire Yenson

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Jane Anger | The Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater. INTERNATIONAL: London: Donmar Warehouse: Sweat. FILM: Sharper (A24/Apple). TV: Fleishman is in Trouble (FX/Hulu), Modern Love (Amazon), Bridge and Tunnel (Epix). OTHER: Bergdorf Goodman Spring '22 Campaign. PERSONAL: she/her | Claire is the Resident Casting Director at The Playwrights Realm and she is a proud native of the D.C. Metro area. | Training: Virginia Commonwealth University. 


  • Danica Rodriguez
    Resident Casting Director
    Resident Casting Director
    Danica Rodriguez

    STC: The Lehman Trilogy; As You Like It; Macbeth In Stride; Evita; Here There Are Blueberries; King Lear; Jane Anger; Much Ado About Nothing; Red Velvet; Our Town; The Merchant of Venice. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: cullud wattah (World Premiere); Romeo y Julieta; Soft Power; for colored girls…; Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park); Mojada; Ain’t No Mo’ (World Premiere). REGIONAL: Folger Theatre: Our Verse in Time to Come | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Sensational Sea Mink-Ettes; Incendiary | The Kennedy Center: The Day You Begin | Long Wharf Theatre: Passing Strange | JAG Productions: Next to Normal | The Civilians: El Condor Magico, and others. FILM: Braid of Time; Whole; Six Feet Apart. AWARDS: Theatre Communications Group 2021 Rising Leader of Color. PERSONAL: she/her | Danica is a Founding Trainer with Broadway for Racial Justice Casting Directive | Training: Dartmouth College: BA in Film & Media Studies | Instagram: @danicarodriguezcasting | DanicaRodriguez.com


  • Ashley Mapley-Brittle
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Director
    Ashley Mapley-Brittle

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing. REGIONAL (Assistant Director): Round House Theatre: Nine Night (US Premiere), We Declare You A Terrorist… (World Premiere), The Great Leap | Director: The Amish Project, MOJO, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Undiscovered Country, Elbow. | PERSONAL: she/her | Upcoming: Peerless (director), Jane Anger (assistant director) | Training: East 15 Acting School: MFA in Theatre Directing, High Point University: BA in Performance Theatre.


  • Marne Anderson*
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Marne Anderson*

    STC:Here There Are Blueberries; King Lear; Jane Anger;The Notebooks of Leonardo da VinciThe Amen CornerMuch Ado About Nothing. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words (World Premiere); Seven GuitarsNewsiesJubileeIndecentDaveTwo Trains Running;The Great SocietyA Raisin in the SunMoby DickAll the WayKing Hedley II;The Mountaintop ;MetamorphosesArabian NightsDuke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies | Folger Theatre: A Midsummer’s Night Dream;Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Round House Theatre: Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2 | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Arsonists; Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. PERSONAL: Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


  • Dayne Sundman
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Dayne Sundman

    STC: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words (World Premiere), Catch Me If You Can, Seven Guitars, Newsies, Mother Road, Junk, The Heiress, Anything Goes | Asolo Repertory Theatre: The Great Society, Born Yesterday, The Little Foxes | Black Hills Playhouse: Young Frankenstein, Unnecessary Farce. PERSONAL: he/him | Training: Baldwin Wallace University: BA in Theatre (Stage Management focus).

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Lauren Pekel
    Stage Management Swing
    Stage Management Swing
    Lauren Pekel

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: People, Places & Things, Doubt, Bright Colors & Bold Patterns, Cry It Out, Vietgone, P.Y.G. or the Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle, No Sisters (World Premiere) | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Teenage Dick, The Second City’s She the People: The Resistance Continues!, Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017, BLKS | Theater J: Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights Brooklyn and Other Identities | Theater Alliance: The Events | The American Conservatory Theatre: The Unfortunates, Between Riverside & Crazy | The Kennedy Center: The Club at Studio K. PERSONAL: she/her | Training: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: BFA in Stage Management.
    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.



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