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King Lear

Feb 23, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin

Additional Support


Production Sponsors
Share Fund
Stephen and Toni Allis
Anita Antenucci
Michael Bahar and Hannah Yelland
Jeff Bauman and Linda Fienberg
John and Meg Hauge
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
Jacqueline B. Mars
Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Mark Tushnet and Elizabeth Alexander
Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Fund

The Performers
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  • Kent: Shirine Babb
    Shirine Babb
    Kent
    Kent
    Shirine Babb

    STC: The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Piano Lesson, Macbeth (with Ethan Hawke), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Original Broadway Cast). Off-Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, Napoli, Brooklyn, The Crucible, Mary Stuart. REGIONAL (selected): Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Round House Theatre (Helen Hayes Award), Folger Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe. INTERNATIONAL: Arcola Theatre, London: Widows. TV: Iron Fist, I Love You…But I Lied, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary. AWARDS: St. Louis Theater Circle Award nomination (Antony and Cleopatra), Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination (Disgraced). UPCOMING: Apple TV+: The Crowded Room, Extrapolations. PERSONAL: East 15 Acting: MA, The Old Globe: MFA.

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

  • Cornwall: Yao Dogbe
    Yao Dogbe
    Cornwall
    Cornwall
    Yao Dogbe

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Nollywood Dreams. TOURS: Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost | Hampstead Stage Company: Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia, Christmas Carol. REGIONAL: Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Macbeth, Measure for Measure | Houston Shakespeare Festival: Richard III, Twelfth Night | American Players Theatre: Fences, Macbeth, Twelfth Night | Utah Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline | Round House Theatre: Nollywood Dreams, Ohio State Murders | Capital Repertory Theatre: Fly | Northlight Theatre; Intimate Apparel | Remy Bumppo Theatre Company: Routes. TV: Everett D. Mitchell Documentary. OTHER: Round House Theatre: Homebound (Web series).PERSONAL: he/him | Yao is a first-generation Ghanaian American actor, and activist for African cultural & dialectical authenticity on the stage, and in film for the African diaspora. | Training: University of Houston: MFA in Acting, Norfolk State University (HBCU): BFA in Fine Arts/Graphic Design | Instagram: @yaonation.


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

  • Burgundy/Curran/French Soldier: Terrance Fleming*
    Terrance Fleming*
    Burgundy/Curran/French Soldier
    Burgundy/Curran/French Soldier
    Terrance Fleming*

    STC: King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre: Incendiary | Keegan Theatre: Shakespeare in Love | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, Macbeth, Henry V, Measure for Measure | Her Majesty and Sons: Twelfth Night, Richard III | BSF: Hamlet | Baltimore Center Stage: Dream Girls | Artscentic: The Wiz, Aida, Memphis, Little Shop of Horrors. FILM: Very Rare, The Infection, Rehearsal. PERSONAL: he/him | Teaching: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Teaching Artist, Young Artists of America | Training: University of Southern Mississippi, BFA | Instagram: @teeerrance.

  • Cordelia: Cailen Fu
    Cailen Fu
    Cordelia
    Cordelia
    Cailen Fu

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Mean Girls. Off-Broadway: Nickel Mines. TOUR: National Tour: Mean Girls. REGIONAL (selected): Chicago Premiere: The Devil Wears Prada (dir. Anna Shapiro)| Ogunquit Playhouse:Escape to Margaritaville,Shakespeare in Love| Utah Shakespeare Festival: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VI Part 1, Big River. OTHER: Voiceover (selected): Subway, Gieco, Samsung, Dunkin’, One Million Musicals. PERSONAL: Lots of love to Ty & Laverne | Endless gratitude to Ross & Justin and her teams at A3 + Lakey Wolff | Training: UC Irvine, BFA | Instagram: @cailenfu. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Goneril: Rosa Gilmore
    Rosa Gilmore
    Goneril
    Goneril
    Rosa Gilmore

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Phyllida Lloyd) | 59E59: This Is How It Ends | The Flea Theater: Restoration Comedy. REGIONAL: Two River Theater: The Importance of Being Earnest | Williamstown Theatre Festival: Robin Hood, Three Sisters, The Coming World. FILM: Another Sinking Sun, Unt Pamela Adlon/ Pregnancy Feature, Men of Divorce, Clock, Love...Reconsidered, Push, The Jesus Roll, Souvenirs, I Await The Devil's Coming, Bizzy and the AIMes, Write When You Get Work.TV: The Expanse, The Other Two, Younger, The Handmaid’s Tale, Elementary. OTHER: Podcast: "Agent Arkos" in Agent Stoker (Bleav). PERSONAL: Training: New York University, MFA in Acting.


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

  • Edgar: Matthew J. Harris
    Matthew J. Harris
    Edgar
    Edgar
    Matthew J. Harris

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Downstate, A Midsummer Night's Dream, She Calls Me Firefly. REGIONAL (selected): In The Heights, Milk Like Sugar, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe. TV: Person of Interest, Blindspot, Blue Bloods, Search Party, The Endgame, Fleishman is in Trouble. PERSONAL: Special thanks to my rep and my family. | Training: Rutgers University Mason Gross: BFA | matthewjharris.net.


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

  • Regan: Stephanie Jean Lane
    Stephanie Jean Lane
    Regan
    Regan
    Stephanie Jean Lane

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More. REGIONAL: Elm Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | The Guthrie Theater: Concrete Orange | Berkshire Theater Group: Around the World in Eighty Days. FILM: Enloquecer, Undecided, Dish, Fort Trumbull. TV: Elementary. OTHER: Sweat Spot 101 with Diana Ramirez (writer/director) | Lighthouse Triptych (playwright/choreographer/performer) | My Unfinished Girl (collaboration with Sarah Todes and Kyra Sims). PERSONAL: Performer/writer/director with Society Theatre. | Dance: Former long-time member of Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies. | Teaching: New York Film Academy | Training: Barnard College: BA, New York University: MFA in Acting | StephanieJeanLane.com.

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

  • Albany: Jake Loewenthal
    Jake Loewenthal
    Albany
    Albany
    Jake Loewenthal

    STC: Our Town. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Into the Woods, She Loves Me, RENT | Hartford Stage: Macbeth, La Dispute | Trinity Repertory: A Christmas Carol | Quintessence Theatre Group: King Lear, The Dreams and Madness Rep | Playhouse on Park: Cabaret | Theater at Monmouth: Henry V, Richard III, Dial M For Murder | Short North Stage: Bad Jews, The Rocky Horror Show, Noises Off (director) | Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: Young Frankenstein. PERSONAL: he/him | Training: Fordham University: BA, Brown University: MFA |Instagram: @jake_loew | jakeloewenthal.com.


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

  • Ursula: Raven Lorraine
    Raven Lorraine
    Ursula
    Ursula
    Raven Lorraine

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing | NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Little Island Theatre: The Tale of Chef Kale. TOURS: The National Theatre for Children, Hampstead Stage Company, Virginia Rep on Tour. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences: How to Catch a Star | Virginia Repertory Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Synetic Theater: Treasure Island, Hansel & Gretel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Quill Theatre, The Conciliation Project, TheatreLAB, Firehouse Theatre Project, Convergence Theatre, LiveArtDC. FILM: SHANIDAR. AWARDS: Two Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Nominations. OTHER: 4615 Theatre Company: Dark City (Video Game) | Only Make Believe DC: Sherlock in Wonderland (Short) | Uniformed Services University: Standardized Patient. Directing: Arts on the Horizon, Bowie State University, Educational Theatre Company. PERSONAL: she/her | Raven is a company member with Only Make Believe and The Conciliation Project. For Karen Lorelle. | Training: Virginia Commonwealth University: BFA Theatre Performance | Instagram: @ravenlorraine and @thatssorealestate.


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

  • Edmund: Julian Elijah Martinez
    Julian Elijah Martinez
    Edmund
    Edmund
    Julian Elijah Martinez

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Network. Off-Broadway: New York Theater Workshop: Sanctuary City | Atlantic Theater Company: Anatomy of A Suicide | Boundless Theater Company: Mud | New Georges: Alligator. REGIONAL: Yale Repertory/ACT Theatre: Father Comes Home FromThe Wars Part 1, 2, 3| Dmitry Krymov Lab: The Square Root of Three Sisters |Forum Theatre: 9 Circles| Chesapeake Shakespeare Company:Romeo & Juliet, Cymbeline | Theater J:The Hampton Years. FILM: A Thousand Faces (upcoming), Swimming, Dominant Species, High School Lover. TV: Wu-tang: An American Saga, Law and Order: SVU, That Damn Michael Che Show, Prodigal Son, Elementary.OTHER: Company member of The Actors Center |Co-founder of the Encompass Collective | Board member of Developing Artist. AWARDS: Helen Hayes nomination (9 Circles). Personal: he/him | Elijah is also a producer and photographer. | Training: David Geffen School of Drama at Yale: MFA, Elon University: BFA | Instagram: @julianelijahmartinez |julianelijahmartinez.com.


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

  • Fool: Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan
    Fool
    Fool
    Michael Milligan

    STC: Don Juan, Loves Labors Lost, Taming of the Shrew, The Alchemist. NEW YORK: Broadway: August: Osage County, La Bete, Jerusalem. Off-Broadway: Thom Pain, The Golem, Mercy Killers. INTERNATIONAL: West End: La Bete | Royal Shakespeare Company: Loves Labors Lost (Complete Works Festival). REGIONAL: Chicago Shakespeare: Othello, Tug of War, Emma |The Goodman Theater: Blind Date | Drury Lane Theater: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: Junk | The Guthrie Theater: Appomattox | McCarter Theater Center: Thom Pain, Candida, Christmas Carol | Westport Country Playhouse: The Pavilion | Charlotte Repertory Theater: Glass Menagerie |Folger Theatre: The Gaming Table.TV: Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, Law & Order, Person of Interest, The Knick, APB, Next. OTHER: Michael’s original plays Mercy Killers, Side Effects, and Phaeton were produced by Taffety Punk Theater. Mercy Killers also won the Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Fringe.PERSONAL: Training: Juilliard (John Houseman Prize).


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

  • Roland: Ryan Neely
    Ryan Neely
    Roland
    Roland
    Ryan Neely

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing, Our Town, The Merchant of Venice. NEW YORK: L+F: Hamlet | Secret Theater: Romeo and Juliet. INTERNATIONAL: Shakespeare’s Globe: Twelfth Night. REGIONAL: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Wyoming Theatre Festival: East of Heart Mountain (dir: Giovanna Sardelli) | RTC: House For Sale (dir: Daniel Fish) TV: One Life to Live, Monumental Mysteries, A Day Late & Ten Pounds Overweight. PERSONAL: he/him | Training: STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting, Rutgers University: BFA in Acting | RyanMichaelNeely.com.

  • King Lear: Patrick Page
    Patrick Page
    King Lear
    King Lear
    Patrick Page

    STC: All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain, The Tempest, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth. NEW YORK: Broadway: Hadestown, Saint Joan, Casa Valentina, Time to Kill, Spring Awakening, Cyrano de Bergerac, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, A Man for All Seasons, Julius Caesar, The Lion King, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway: New York Shakespeare Festival: Richard II, Cymbeline | Carnegie Hall: The Sound of Music. REGIONAL (selected): The Old Globe (Assoc. Artist), La Jolla Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum. FILM: Spirited, In the Heights, Estella Scrooge, The Sixth Reel. TV (selected): The Gilded Age, Schmigadoon, Big Mouth, Evil, Elementary, Madam Secretary, Flesh and Bone, NCIS: New Orleans, The Good Wife, The Blacklist, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: SVU. AWARDS: Tony Award nomination (Hadestown), Grammy Award (Hadestown), Helen Hayes Award (Othello), Helen Hayes Award nomination (Coriolanus), Emery Battis Award (Coriolanus). PERSONAL: PatrickPageOnline.com.

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

  • France, Dennis: Hunter Ringsmith
    Hunter Ringsmith
    France, Dennis
    France, Dennis
    Hunter Ringsmith

    REGIONAL: Folger Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Washington Stage Guild: Major Barbara | Bridge Street Theatre: Clarkston | New Swan Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice |Colorado Shakespeare: Equivocation, Cymbeline, Henry VI pt. 2 | Lake Dillion Theatre Company: Bad Jews, Ghost: The Musical, Sister Act: The Musical, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, First Date | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof, The Merchant of Venice | Pennsylvania Shakespeare: Fiddler on the Roof, Much Ado About Nothing | Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth, Twelfth Night | Red House Arts Center: Gross Indecency, A Man of No Importance | Dallas Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol. FILM: Rustin. PERSONAL: he/him | Training: University of California Irvine: MFA, Southern Methodist University, BFA | Instagram: @hringsmith |www.hunterringsmith.com.


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

  • Oswald: Todd Scofield*
    Todd Scofield*
    Oswald
    Oswald
    Todd Scofield*

    STC (selected): Our Town, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cymbeline, The Taming of the Shrew. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts | Round House Theatre: Oslo, The Book of Will, Beauty Queen of Leenane, This, Double Indemnity, Tabletop | Folger Theatre (selected): Mary Stuart, Othello, Cyrano, Henry VIII, Hamlet, The Tempest, King Lear, Measure for Measure | Arden Theatre: Freud’s Last Session | Theater J: Bal Masque, Freud’s Last Session | North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Olney Theatre Center, Ford’s Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Spooky Action Theater, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre MTC, Barter Theatre, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company. TV: The Wire.

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

  • Gloucester: Craig Wallace*
    Craig Wallace*
    Gloucester
    Gloucester
    Craig Wallace*

    STC: Numerous productions including Our Town, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; The Government Inspector; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra; Tamburlaine; Edward II. REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Fences, The Guard, The Laramie Project, Our Town, Necessary Sacrifices, Sabrina Fair, Jitney | Round House Theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2; “Master Harold”...and the Boys; Permanent Collection; Tabletop; The Little Prince | Folger Theatre: District Merchants, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, Cyrano, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure | Arena Stage: All the Way, The Great Society, K2, All My Sons, The Great White Hope, Hot-n-Throbbing | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Botticelli in the Fire, The Last Orbit of Billy Mars, Tommy J & Sally, Our Lady of 121st Street, Starving | Everyman Theatre: The Cherry Orchard, The Soul Collector | Signature Theatre: Angels in America, Parts One and Two | Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Hangar Theatre. PERSONAL: Teaching: STC Academy, Howard University | Training: Howard University: BFA, Pennsylvania State University: MFA, Royal National Theatre, London.


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

  • Constance/Doctor: Bekah Zornosa
    Bekah Zornosa
    Constance/Doctor
    Constance/Doctor
    Bekah Zornosa

    REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Sanctuary City | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: There’s Always the Hudson | Round House Theatre: We declare you a terrorist… | Williamstown Theatre Festival: ALIEN/NATION (Dir. Michael Arden) | North Shore Music Theatre: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story | Everyman Theatre: Pipeline. PERSONAL: she/her | American University Musical Theatre and Public Relations 2023 |bekahzornosa.com.

  • Understudy: Robyn Cohen
    Robyn Cohen
    Understudy
    Understudy
    Robyn Cohen

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The French Waitress. TOURS: Cabaret. REGIONAL: The Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol | The Actors Theatre of Louisville: Tom Jones | Great Lakes Theater: King Lear | Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Dial M for Murder | The Geffen Playhouse: Middle of the World | Delaware Resident Ensemble Players: Murder on the Orient Express | Papermill Playhouse: Carousel | Goodspeed Musicals: Brigadoon. INTERNATIONAL: Edinburgh Fringe: Drowning (Director). OPERA: LA Opera: Rigoletto. FILM: Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic (opposite Bill Murray), The Celestine Prophecy, Beau Jest, Road Hard, Zzyzx. TV: Gravity, Law and Order True Crime, Cristela, NCIS, The Defenders, Invasion, The Closer, Angel, NCIS: Los Angeles, Starved, LAX. OTHER: VO Artist (Netflix/Disney); 55+ National Commercials; Award winning Theatre Director. PERSONAL: Ms. Cohen founded the COHEN ACTING STUDIO in Burbank, CA., and is a contributing writer to John Jory’s handbook: Tips on Auditioning: Ideas for Actors. | Training: The Juilliard School: BFA, STC Academy: MFA (‘23) |Instagram: @RobynCohenActingStudio.


    *Member of the STC Academy Class of 2023 appearing in this production courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

  • Understudy: Gil Mitchell
    Gil Mitchell
    Understudy
    Understudy
    Gil Mitchell

    REGIONAL: American Shakespeare Center: Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet. AWARDS: Best Film, Best Direction (48 Hours Film Project). PERSONAL: he/him | Gil Mitchell is an actor, director, and fight choreographer. | Teaching: Mary Baldwin University | Training: Mary Baldwin University: BA in Performing Arts and MLitt in Shakespeare and Performance, STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting (Class of 2023) | Instagram: @Guilderstone.

  • Understudy: Jackson Knight Pierce
    Jackson Knight Pierce
    Understudy
    Understudy
    Jackson Knight Pierce

    STC: Othello, Taming of the Shrew, Fortinbras (reading). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Festival: Broken Hands (playwright). REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Titus Andronicus, The Diary of Anne Frank | Shakespeare LIVE Tour: The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet. PERSONAL: he/him |Training: STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting (Class of 2023), University of Michigan: BFA Acting | Instagram: @knightpierce.

  • Understudy: Rachel Sanderson
    Rachel Sanderson
    Understudy
    Understudy
    Rachel Sanderson

    REGIONAL: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: Front Range Fables |University of Denver: Stop Kiss, Fleabag, Orlando, The Wolves, The Christians, Macbeth. OPERA: Carmen. PERSONAL: she/her | Training: University of Denver: BA in Art History and BA in Italian, STC Academy: MFA in Classical Acting (Class of 2023) | Instagram: @r.ssanderson. 

  • Understudy: James Whalen
    James Whalen
    Understudy
    Understudy
    James Whalen

    REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Daphne’s Dive | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Shipwreck |Arena Stage: The Heiress, The Little Foxes | Round House Theatre: Small Mouth Sounds, NSFW | Rep Stage: True West, Boeing Boeing | Olney Theatre Center: Colossal, DA | Theatre J: The Sisters Rosensweig, The Argument, Race | Actor’s Theatre of Louisville: Dracula | Kennedy Center: Shear Madness | Mosaic Theatre Company: Fabulation | Everyman Theatre: Ghosts, Tribes, The Dresser, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Time Stands Still, Betrayal, The Cripple of Inishmaan. FILM: Money Matters, Mistaken, A Beautiful Mind. TV: House of Cards, VEEP, I Love You...But I Lied.


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


The Artistic Team
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  • Simon Godwin
    Director
    Director
    Simon Godwin

    Simon Godwin joined Shakespeare Theatre Company as Artistic Director in September 2019. He has served as Associate Director of National Theatre of London, Royal Court Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, and Royal & Derngate Theatre. STC: Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens. INTERNATIONAL: UK: Royal Court Theatre: Routes; If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep; NSFW; The Witness; Goodbye to All That; The Acid Test; Wanderlust | National Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (ft. Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan), Romeo & Juliet (ft. Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley and filmed for Sky Arts/PBS), Antony and Cleopatra (ft. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo), Twelfth Night, Sunset at the Villa Thalia,The Beaux’ Stratagem, Man and Superman, Strange Interlude | Royal Shakespeare Company: Timon of Athens (ft. Kathryn Hunter and reimagined in 2020 for Theatre for a New Audience and STC) Hamlet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. JAPAN: Theatre Cocoon: Hamlet. AWARDS: Evening Standard/Burberry Award for an Emerging Director (2012). 


  • Jonathan Goddard
    Choreographer
    Choreographer
    Jonathan Goddard

    STC: Timon of Athens. NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout Theatre: The Cherry Orchard (Movement Director, dir. Simon Godwin). INTERNATIONAL: Movement Direction/Choreography: National Theatre: Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Strange Interlude, Man and Superman, The Beaux Strategem, As You Like It, Sunset at the Villa Thalia | Donmar Warehouse: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie | Royal Shakespeare Company: Timon of Athens, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Movement Associate: Leicester Curve: A Chorus Line, West Side Story. Dance Associate: Theatre Royal Drury Lane West End: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. FILM: Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre/Lyttelton Films), Matilda (Working Title Films/Netflix). AWARDS: Critic's Circle National Dance Awards for Best Male Dancer (2008, 2014), Outstanding Male Performance (Modern), Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award nomination, Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance nomination, Critics' Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer three-time nomination. PERSONAL: he/him | As a dancer, Jonathan has worked for many major British dance companies and continues a career as a performer and creative. | JonathanGoddard.com


  • Daniel Soule
    Scenic Designer
    Scenic Designer
    Daniel Soule

    STC: King Lear; The Amen Corner. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Soho Rep: for all the women who thought they were Mad | Brass Jar: Drunk Shakespeare (Volume I–III). The Bushwick Starr/Ma-Yi Theater CompanyExhibition: Definition: An Installation Experience. Other: Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute: Camp: Notes on FashionREGIONAL: Glimmerglass Opera: Romeo and Juliet | American Repertory Theatre: Macbeth In Stride; Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic | Centre Theatre Group: Canyon | Trinity Repertory Theatre: Othello | Long Wharf Theatre: An Iliad. FILM: Until Next Time, One Trick Dieter. PERSONAL: he/him | Teaching: NYU-Tisch Dept. of Drama: Head of Scenic Design Training | Training: NYU-Tisch: MFA in Design | DanielSouleDesign.com.


  • Emily Rebholz
    Costume Designer
    Costume Designer
    Emily Rebholz

    STC: The Merchant of Venice, Othello. NEW YORK: Broadway: Jagged Little Pill; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Getting the Band Back Together; Indecent; Oh, Hello on Broadway; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Nantucket Sleigh Ride, The Low Road, The Winter’s Tale, Mary Jane, Twelfth Night, Brigadoon, The Robber Bridegroom. REGIONAL: Santa Fe Opera: Lammermoor, Don Giovanni | Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Orfeo ed Euridice. AWARDS: Tony Award nomination (Jagged Little Pill), Henry Hewes Design Award (The Low Road), Lucille Lortel Award nomination(The Low Road). PERSONAL: she/her | Training: Yale University: MFA.


  • Jeanette Yew
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Jeanette Yew

    STC: King Lear. NEW YORK: Broadway: Kimberly Akimbo; The Thanksgiving Play. Off-Broadway (selected): shadow/land; cullud wattah (Drama Desk Award nomination); Fruit Trilogy; Nutcracker Rouge (Drama Desk Award nominations); Gloria: A Life (World Premiere)The Nosebleed; american (tele)visions (World Premiere); Golden Shield; Snow in Midsummer; KPOP! (Henry Hewes Design Award, Drama Desk Award nomination, Lucille Lortel Award nomination); Oratorio for Living Things (Lucille Lortel Award nomination). REGIONAL: A Children’s Theatre Company: An American Tail | American Repertory Theater: Wild: A Musical Becoming |Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Nosebleed; BLKS | Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Vietgone; Smart People | Huntington Theatre Company: The Lehman Trilogy; Top Girls (Projection Design) | Two River Theater: PinkolandiaOTHER: David Byrne’s Theater of the Mind. AWARDS: Obie’s Sustained Achievement in Design, Henry Hewes Lighting Design Award, LIT Design Award (Theater Performance), Bel Geddes Design Enhancement (2015 & 2017), NEA/TCG Career Development Program recipient. PERSONAL: Instagram: @jeanette_yew | JeanetteYew.com.


  • Christopher Shutt
    Sound Designer
    Sound Designer
    Christopher Shutt

    STC: Timon of Athens. NEW YORK: Broadway: War Horse, Coram Boy, All My Sons, Not About Nightingales, Moon for the Misbegotten, Privacy. Off-Broadway: Mnemonic, Macbeth (at the Park Avenue Armory), Love & Information, Arturo Ui (with Al Pacino). INTERNATIONAL: London: Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of the Dead, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder on the Orient Express, The Corn Is Green, Paradise, The Twilight Zone, Antony and Cleopatra, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Disappearing Number, The Elephant Vanishes, Street of Crocodiles, The Father, Oppenheimer, All About My Mother. AWARDS: Tony Award (War Horse), Drama Desk Award (Not About Nightingales, Mnemonic).


  • Aaron Rhyne
    Projection Designer
    Projection Designer
    Aaron Rhyne

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing, Strange Interlude. NEW YORK: Broadway: for colored girls…, The Sound Inside, Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bonnie and Clyde. Off-Broadway: Audible Theater: The Way She Spoke | Atlantic Theater Company: This Ain’t No Disco | Westside Theatre: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey | Playwrights Horizons: Bootycandy | Signature Theatre Company: Appropriate | 59E59 Theatres: Working | Second Stage Theater: Water by the Spoonful; Lonely, I’m Not; The Blue Flower; All New People | Public Theater: Wild With Happy | Lincoln Center Theater: Graceland. TOURS: Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. OPERA: Santa Fe Opera: The Thirteenth Child | LA Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles | Wolf Trap Opera: La Traviata | Florida Grand Opera/Opera Colorado: Florencia en el Amazonas. AWARDS: Outer Critics Circle Award (The Sound Inside, Anastasia), Drama Desk Award (Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Drama Desk Award nomination (Wild With Happy). PERSONAL: Instagram: @aaronrhynedesigns | AaronRhyne.com.


  • Michael Bruce
    Composer
    Composer
    Michael Bruce

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens. NEW YORK: Broadway: Booth Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Roundabout Theatre Company: The Winslow Boy.Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: Privacy. INTERNATIONAL: Composer-in-residence at the Donmar Warehouse from 2012 to 2019 | Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and the West End. PERSONAL: he/him | Michael is a Scottish composer and lyricist. Publications include Writing Music for the Stage: A Practical Guide for Theatremakers.


  • Robb Hunter
    Fight Choreographer
    Fight Choreographer
    Robb Hunter

    STC (selected): Richard the Third, Othello, Salomé, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, The Alchemist, The Winter’s Tale. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Theatre Harlem: Love Child (World Premiere) | Black Spectrum Theatre: A Soldier’s Play | Chekhov Theatre Ensemble: Cyrano. REGIONAL: Arena Stage (selected): Catch Me If You Can, King Hedley II, Ruined, Stick Fly, Noises Off, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune |Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (selected): Teenage Dick, Gloria, Botticelli in the Fire, HIR, An Octoroon, Zombie: The American | Studio Theatre: White Noise, Vietgone, Bad Jews, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Invisible Man, Superior Donuts, American Buffalo | Olney Theatre Center: Beauty and the Beast, The Invisible Hand, The Piano Lesson, Bus Stop | Signature Theatre: Masterpieces, 4380 Nights | Rep Stage, WSC Avant Bard, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. OPERA: Washington National Opera: Carmen, Moby Dick, Hamlet, Don Giovanni | Regina Opera: Otello, Carmen, I Pagliacci. TELEVISION: Spin City (stunt double, Michael J. Fox). AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography (HIR), Helen Hayes Nominations (Richard III, An Octoroon, Red Speedo, The Walworth Farce), ACTF Award for Fight Direction (Ubu Roi, American). PERSONAL: Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship to Russia | Teaching: STC Academy (Faculty); American University (Artist in Residence) |Training: Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA Theatre Pedagogy; Fight Master, Teacher and Firearms Instructor for the Society of American Fight Directors.


  • Tommy Kurzman
    Wig & Makeup Designer
    Wig & Makeup Designer
    Tommy Kurzman

    STC: The Merchant of Venice. NEW YORK: Broadway: Pictures From Home, The Collaboration, Macbeth, Mrs. Doubtfire, All My Sons, True West, St. Joan, My Fair Lady, The Little Foxes, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bright Star, The King & I, Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway: Westside Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors | Roundabout Theatre Company, MCC Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, The New Group, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, New World Stages. REGIONAL: Huntington Theatre Company, The Muny, Geva Theatre Center, Arena Stage, MSM Theatre. PERSONAL: Tommy has been an Associate Hair Designer on over 15 Broadway productions. | Instagram: @TommyKurzmanWig.


  • Sierra Young
    Intimacy Consultant
    Intimacy Consultant
    Sierra Young

    STC: Red Velvet. REGIONAL: Cape Fear Regional Theatre: The Color Purple | Mosaic Theater: The Till Trilogy (upcoming), Mary’s Seacole, Birds of North America | Olney Theatre Center: The Joy That Carries You, A.D. 16 | Prologue Theatre: The World Builders | Adventure Theatre MTC: Fantastagirl (upcoming World Premiere). PERSONAL: Training: University of Baltimore County: BA in Theatre & Performance | SAFD | IDC | SDC | Instagram: @Syoung_fights | SierraYoung.org.


  • Lisa Beley
    Voice and Text Coach
    Voice and Text Coach
    Lisa Beley

    STC: Much Ado About Nothing; Red Velvet; Our Town; Peter Pan and Wendy; Everybody; The Oresteia; Vanity Fair; Richard III; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet; Camelot; Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III | ACA: As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Pericles, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus. INTERNATIONAL: Vancouver, Canada: Rumble Theatre: Indian Arm | Vancouver Playhouse: The Music Man | UBC Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard, The House of Atreus, Arcadia | York University: Our Country’s Good. FILM: Dialect, voice, text: Warcraft, Horns, Firewall, Monster Trucks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Suckerpunch, The Watchman, Hidden, Apollo 18, The Uninvited, Hot Rod, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Elektra. TELEVISION: Dialect: The Good Doctor, Tin Star, Bates Motel, The 100, Alcatraz, Rogue, Red Widow, The Secret Circle, Heavenly, Human Target, The Good Wife, Inseparable, Just Cause. PERSONAL: Directing: The Bay at Nice, Agamemnon | Teaching: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor; Canada’s National Voice Intensive: Voice and Text Instructor | Training: York University: MFA in Acting, Voice Teacher’s Diploma; University of British Columbia: BFA in Acting.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Kate Pitt
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Director
    Kate Pitt

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Acting Company: Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers | American Lyric Theater: Resident Artist (Dramaturg). REGIONAL: Folger Theatre: The Way of the World | The Reduced Shakespeare Company: Hamlet’s Big Adventure! (a prequel) (Dramaturg) | Chicago Opera Theater: The Beekeeper, The Transformation of Jane Doe (Dramaturg) | Des Moines Metro Opera: American Apollo (Dramaturg). OTHER: Four years in Public Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Dramaturg for the Shakespeare webcomic Good Tickle Brain. PERSONAL: Training: Yale University: BA in History, Theater | www.katepitt.com.


  • Joseph Smelser*
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser*

    STC: Resident Stage Manager; 40 productions including King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing; Our Town; Once Upon a One More Time; The Amen Corner (2021 remount); The Oresteia; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Camelot; Hamlet; The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre and Theater Under the Stars); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Heiress, Let Me Down Easy | Seattle Repertory Theatre: Eight seasons including An Ideal Husband, Play On!, Golden Child, Don Juan, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin) | American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Vigil | Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the West, An Almost Holy Picture, Having Our Say | Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). PERSONAL: Training: Oberlin College: BA.

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


  • Samantha Wilhelm*
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Samantha Wilhelm*

    STC: The Lehman Trilogy; As You Like It; Macbeth In Stride; King Lear; Red Velvet. REGIONAL: Round House Theatre: The Tempest; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Gem of the Ocean; The Legend of Georgia McBride; Handbagged; The Book of Will; Uncle Vanya | Ford’s Theatre: Come from Away; Ragtime; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Christmas Carol; The Glass Menagerie | Kennedy Center: Me, Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall | Signature Theatre: Escaped Alone; Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes | Mosaic Theater Company: Birds of North America | Williamstown Theatre Festival: Mad Forest, Dixon Family Album. PERSONAL: Love to MJEKA | Training: The University of Mary Washington.



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