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Artistic Director Simon Godwin makes his directorial debut at the Shakespeare Theatre Company with a restaging of his recent, acclaimed production of Timon of Athens, featuring Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter in an “astonishing performance” (The Guardian). Timon lives in a golden world of opulence and generosity, throwing wild parties attended by politicians, artists, and the celebrities of Athens. When she loses her wealth and her friends abandon her, Timon takes to the forest, exchanging her luxurious gowns for sackcloth and plotting revenge against the city she loves. Godwin’s daring take on this rarely produced play yields “a parable for our times…and perhaps a nifty touchstone for spiritual renewal” (Daily Telegraph).


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Reviews

“★★★★★…Charmingly electric and bursting with personality.” –Metro Weekly

“RIVETING…Smartly conceived [with] mighty British American actress Kathryn Hunter in the title role.” –The Washington Post

“SHOCKINGLY RELEVANT…Simon Godwin has given us a coup-de-théàtre, one which should resonate far and wide in these highly charged times.” –DC Metro Theater Arts

“SPLASHY…Kathryn Hunter is a surprise and delight in the role.” –BroadwayWorld

“EXUBERANT…A brisk, vivacious telling [with] outstanding design elements.” –DC Theatre Scene

“TOP-NOTCH…You’re not likely to see a better production of this show.” –Brightest Young Things

“COMPELLING…Simon Godwin’s production and Kathryn Hunter’s magnificent performance are certainly worth the trip.” –MD Theatre Guide

“VISUALLY STUNNING…Keeps you enthralled from beginning to end.” –The Georgetown Dish

“REFRESHINGLY BOLD…A spellbinding opportunity to see an actor of Hunter’s caliber tackle this role.” –Two Hours’ Traffic

“LUXURIOUS…Visually thrilling and intellectual fascinating.” –Talkin’ Broadway



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Timon of Athens

Feb 20, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020

Klein Theatreby William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin
Co-production with Theatre for a New Audience
This production runs 2 hours and 30 minutes inclusive of one 15 minute intermission.

Underwritten by the Beech Street Foundation

Production support by Share Fund

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The Performers
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  • Timon of Athens: Kathryn Hunter
    Kathryn Hunter
    Timon of Athens
    Timon of Athens
    Kathryn Hunter

    NEW YORK: Theatre For A New Audience: Why?, The Valley of Astonishment, Fragments (CICT/Bouffes du Nord), Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kafka’s Monkey, The Emperor (co-production with Young Vic). INTERNATIONAL: U.K.: Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, A Tender Thing | Shakespeare’s Globe: Richard III | National Theatre: The Skriker | Ex Machina: Hearts | Manchester Royal Exchange: The House of Bernarda Alba | Noda Map: The Diver, The Bee | Epidaurus (Greece): Prometheus Bound. FILM: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing, Tale of Tales, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. TELEVISION: Black Earth Rising, Les Misérables, Flowers, Rome, Manhunt, Silent Witness, Grushko. OTHER: Directing: National Theatre: The Birds | Shakespeare’s Globe: The Comedy of Errors, Pericles | Duke of York’s Theatre: Mr. Puntila… | Royal Court Theatre: The Glory of Living | Royal Shakespeare Company/NYC: Everyman. AWARDS: Olivier Award for Best Actress in The Visit (National Theatre). PERSONAL: Award-winning actress and director, Kathryn Hunter, was born in New York and grew up in England. Training: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Bristol University (French and Drama).

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

  • Alcibiades: Elia Monte-Brown
    Elia Monte-Brown
    Alcibiades
    Alcibiades
    Elia Monte-Brown

    REGIONAL (select): Guthrie Theater: Blithe Spirit | Huntington Theatre Company: Top Girls | American Conservatory Theater: Between Riverside and Crazy | Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Humana Festival. FILM: Fort Tilden. TELEVISION: FBI, The Deuce, The Resident, Shades of Blue, The Affair, Search Party, The Following, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. PERSONAL: Training: Yale School of Drama.

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

  • Apemantus: Arnie Burton
    Arnie Burton
    Apemantus
    Apemantus
    Arnie Burton

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Machinal, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, A Free Man of Color, Amadeus | Off-Broadway: Select: Lewiston/Clarkston (Drama Desk nomination), The Government Inspector (Callaway Award), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Drama League nomination), The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble), The New Yorkers, The Explorers Club, The Winter’s Tale, Lives of the Saints, Mere Mortals, Tail! Spin!, The Jew of Malta/The Merchant of Venice, Lonely Planet | New York Theatre Workshop: Peter and the Starcatcher. FILM: Select: The Greatest Showman, The Invention of Lying, Igby Goes Down, Game 6. TELEVISION: Select: Murphy Brown, The Good Fight, Search Party, Blacklist, Jessica Jones, Flesh and Bone (recurring), Elementary, Frasier, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI. OTHER: Recordings: The New Yorkers Original Cast Recording (Ghostlist Records).

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

  • Flavius: John Rothman
    John Rothman
    Flavius
    Flavius
    John Rothman

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Relatively SpeakingPrelude to a Kiss, Some Americans Abroad, Social Security | Off-Broadway: The American Place: The Impossible H.L. Mencken (which he wrote) | The Buddy System, Death Defying Acts | Theatre for a New Audience: Pericles (dir. Trevor Nunn) | Classic Stage Company, New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre. REGIONAL: Compagnia de’ Colombari: The Merchant of Venice (dir. Karin Coonrod) | Long Wharf Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Portland Center Stage, Yale Rep. FILM: 100 plus. The Report, Bombshell, Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Ghostbusters, The Devil Wears Prada, United 93, Gettysburg, Copycat. TELEVISION: Series Regular: One Mississippi (Amazon Prime), Birdland | Recurring: Law & Order: SVU (Judge Kofax) | Many guest stars. AWARDS: Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble for Separate But Equal. PERSONAL: Training: Yale School of Drama: MFA, The Actors' Studio lifetime member, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Actors' Center | Instagram: @johnnyrothman | JohnRothmanActor.com.

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

  • Lucia: Shirine Babb
    Shirine Babb
    Lucia
    Lucia
    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.

  • Lucullus: Dave Quay
    Dave Quay
    Lucullus
    Lucullus
    Dave Quay

    STC: Timon of Athens, The Tempest. NEW YORK: The Public Theater: The Low Road (NY Premiere), Socrates (World Premiere) | Classic Stage Company: The Heir Apparent (NY Premiere) | Theatre for a New Audience: Timon of Athens | Mint Theater Company: Donogoo. REGIONAL: Dorset Theatre Festival: Pride and Prejudice, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery | Alliance Theatre: Eurydice, Tennis in Nablus | Georgia Shakespeare: Richard III, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Pericles, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet | Synchronicity Theatre: Icarus’s Mother | Out of Hand Theater: Alcestis, Hominid. TV: House of Cards, Gotham, Royal Pains, Forever, Unforgettable, Blindspot, Bull, Looming Tower, Blue Bloods. OTHER: Big Apple Circus, voices for Ken Burns’ Hemingway and Benjamin Franklin. PERSONAL: he/him | Teaching: New York University, New York Film Academy | Training: Emory University: BA, New York University: MFA.

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

  • Sempronis: Daniel Pearce
    Daniel Pearce
    Sempronis
    Sempronis
    Daniel Pearce

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Machinal, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | Off-Broadway (select): Public Theater: Mother of the Maid, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Ping Pong, Henry V, Henry VI, Measure for Measure, Loves' Fire | WP Theatre: The Most Deserving | Minetta Lane Theatre: Falling | Epic Theatre Ensemble: Passion Play | Irish Rep: The Picture of Dorian Gray. FILM: The Last Thing Mary Saw (upcoming), Salt, Clowns, Godzilla. TELEVISION: Murder of a President, Bull, Damages, Chapelle's Show, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, CI. AWARDS: 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. PERSONAL: Training: New York University: MFA.

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

  • Flaminia: Helen Cespedes*
    Helen Cespedes*
    Flaminia
    Flaminia
    Helen Cespedes*

    NEW YORK: Broadway: The Cripple of Inishmaan | Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience: Fefu and Her Friends | The Civilians: Paul Swan Is Dead and Gone | Red Bull Theatre: The School for Scandal | Mint Theater Company: A Picture of Autumn. REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre Center/Hartford Stage: The Age of Innocence | Old Globe: The Importance of Being Earnest | Barrington Stage Company: Taking Steps | Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Importance of Being Earnest | Goodman Theatre/New York Stage and Film: Another Word for Beauty | Studio Theatre: Tribes, Laugh. FILM: The Way I Remember It. TELEVISION: The Knick. PERSONAL: she/her/hers. Training: The Juilliard School.

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

  • Lucilius: Adam Langdon
    Adam Langdon
    Lucilius
    Lucilius
    Adam Langdon

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The New Englanders. TOURS: Christopher in the Broadway tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Helen Hayes Award nomination). REGIONAL: Barrington Stage Company: Kimberly Akimbo | Berkshire Theatre Group: I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile | Williamstown Theatre Festival: Hapgood, Robin Hood. TELEVISION: Midnight, Texas; Masters of Doom; The Good Wife; Red Oaks; The Path; Difficult People; Peter Has to Go to the Doctor; Three Dates. OTHER: Co-wrote and co-starred in the web series Moe and Jerryweather. PERSONAL: Training: The Juilliard School.

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

  • Demetrius: Liam Craig*
    Liam Craig*
    Demetrius
    Demetrius
    Liam Craig*

    STC: The School for Lies, The Tempest (Trinculo), The Government Inspector (Osip), The Servant of Two Masters (Brighella/Porter). NEW YORK: Broadway: Boeing-Boeing (u/s, appeared) | Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience: Julius Caesar, The Servant of Two Masters, The Killer | Vineyard Theatre: The Internationalist | The New Group: Aunt Dan and Lemon | Public Theater: Two Noble Kinsmen | Roundabout Theatre Company: Juno and the Paycock. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Henry V | Denver Center: The Book of Will (World Premiere) | Yale Repertory Theatre: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, The Servant of Two Masters, Accidental Death of an Anarchist | Berkeley Repertory Theatre: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Accidental Death of an Anarchist. FILM: The Royal Tenenbaums. TELEVISION: Madame Secretary, Mozart in the Jungle, Unforgettable, Mercy, Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. TRAINING: New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program: MFA.

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

  • Painter: Zachary Fine
    Zachary Fine
    Painter
    Painter
    Zachary Fine

    NEW YORK: Broadway: China Doll with Al Pacino | Off-Broadway: Acting Company, Mint Theater Company, Pearl Theatre, Red Bull Theater, Fiasco Theater, Theatre for a New Audience. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater, Folger Theatre, PlayMakers Rep | Original Work: Walled In, Manifest Destiny (with Aitor Basauri and Lucas Rooney) | Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: So Please You, The Sea-Maid's Music, Bewilderness. AWARDS: 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Fiasco’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2020 Helen Hayes nomination for Love's Labor's Lost at Folger Theatre. PERSONAL: Zack teaches clown and games at NYU, Fiasco Conservatory, and more.

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

  • Poet/Caphis: Yonatan Gebeyehu
    Yonatan Gebeyehu
    Poet/Caphis
    Poet/Caphis
    Yonatan Gebeyehu

    STC: Timon of Athens, Everybody. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Timon of Athens; Persuasion; I Thought I Would Die, But I Didn’t. REGIONAL: Montana Rep: Go. Please. Go. | Chautauqua Theater Company: Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet. | Portland Stage Company: A Christmas Carol. TELEVISION: Prodigal Son, Elementary, Madame Secretary. OTHER: Vineyard Theatre: Lessons in Survival | BRIC: 86’d (web series). PERSONAL: Training: University of California San Diego: MFA in Acting | Yonatan-Gebeyehu.com.

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

  • Singer: Kristen Misthopoulos
    Kristen Misthopoulos
    Singer
    Singer
    Kristen Misthopoulos

    REGIONAL: A Midsummer Night's Dream, R+J4EVR. INTERNATIONAL: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. FILM: Wild Nights With Emily. PERSONAL: she/her/hers | Training: Shakespeare’s Globe (London), The Freeman Studio, Syracuse University: BFA | Instagram: @kristmis.

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

  • Jeweller: Julia Ogilvie
    Julia Ogilvie
    Jeweller
    Jeweller
    Julia Ogilvie

    STC: A Midsummer Night's Dream in Macao. NEW YORK: La MaMa: That Beautiful Laugh | Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre: Maude Night. REGIONAL: Dorset Theatre Festival: The Mousetrap | Chautauqua Theatre Company: You Can't Take It With You, Macbeth. INTERNATIONAL: Macao Arts Festival: STC's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. AWARDS: Presidential Scholar in the Arts. PERSONAL: Julia is also a writer, comedian, and poet with two original solo shows: Freckle and Burn and Everybody's Got Something | Training: The Maggie Flanigan Studio, The Juilliard School | Instagram: @Julia_ogilvie | JuliaOgilvie.com.

    * 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). 


  • Emily Burns
    Editor
    Editor
    Emily Burns

    INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre (London)Jack Absolute (Director), Romeo and Juliet (Adapter), The Comeback (Director), Hansard (Associate Director), Antony and Cleopatra (Associate Director) | Bridge Theatre (London): A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Associate Director), Julius Caesar (Associate Director). PERSONAL: she/her | Emily is the Resident Director of the National Theatre. | emily-burns.com.   


  • Soutra Gilmour
    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Soutra Gilmour

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Betrayal | Roundabout Theatre Company: Cyrano de Bergerac. INTERNATIONAL: London: West End: Pinter at the Pinter, From Here to Eternity, The Commitments | National Theatre: Twelfth Night, My Brilliant Friend, Shadow of a Boy | West Yorkshire Playhouse/Toronto/West End: Strictly Ballroom | Young Vic: Bull, When the World Was Green | Royal Shakespeare Company: Hecuba, Candide, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes | Trafalgar Transformed: Macbeth | Old Vic: The Crucible, The Duchess of Malfi, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Almeida Theatre: reasons to be pretty.


  • Donald Holder
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Donald Holder

    STC: Salome, Timon of Athens. NEW YORK: Broadway: 59 productions, including Paradise SquareTootsieKiss Me, KateMy Fair LadyAnastasiaOsloShe Loves MeFiddler on the RoofThe King and I; On the Twentieth CenturyThe Bridges of Madison CountyGolden BoySpider-Man: Turn Off the DarkRagtimeMovin’ OutThoroughly Modern Millie. OPERA: New York Metropolitan Opera: ChampionRigolettoOtelloTwo BoysThe Magic FluteSamson et DelilahPorgy and Bess. FILM: Ocean’s EightSpirited. TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Seasons Four and Five), Gossip GirlSmash (Seasons One and Two). AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award (Salome), Obie Award (He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box), two Tony Awards (The Lion KingSouth Pacific), and fourteen Tony Award nominations. PERSONAL: Mr. Holder is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and Head of Lighting Design at Rutgers University.


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Lisa Kopitsky
    Fight Director
    Fight Director
    Lisa Kopitsky

    NEW YORK: Broadway: The Iceman Cometh, The Children, The Father | Off-Broadway (select): Public Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Hamilton, Venice, Detroit ’67, Neighbors | Lincoln Center: Marys Seacole, Power Strip, Greater Clements | Roundabout Theatre Company: Bobbie Clearly. REGIONAL (select): American Repertory Theater: Fingersmith | Berkshire Theatre Festival: Extremities | Williamstown Theatre Festival: Dracula, WhaddaBloodclot!, The Valley of Fear. PERSONAL: Creative director of Vixens En Garde all-female fight troupe. Member: IDI.


  • Jack Doulin
    Casting Director
    Casting Director
    Jack Doulin

    Bio forthcoming.


  • Carter Wooddell
    Resident Casting Director
    Resident Casting Director
    Carter Wooddell

    STC: Timon of Athens; The Amen Corner; Peter Pan and Wendy; Everybody; Hamlet (2018 and 2019 Free For All); The Oresteia; Vanity Fair (STC/A.C.T.); Richard III; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet (2016 and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Noura; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2016 and 2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Tempest (2014 and 2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Tartuffe; Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC/Old Globe); As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice. NEW YORK: NYC McCorkle Casting (2008–2012), Casting Assistant and Casting Associate: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High | Off-Broadway: Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon, et al. | Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, CATF, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. FILM: Premium Rush, Junction. OTHER: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson. 


  • Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
    Dramaturg
    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.


  • Jonathan Kalb
    Dramaturg
    Dramaturg
    Jonathan Kalb

    Professor of theatre at Hunter College and CUNY and TFANA’s Resident Dramaturg. The author of five books on theatre, he has worked for more than three decades as a theatre scholar, critic, journalist, and dramaturg. He curates and hosts the theatre review-panel series TheaterMatters at HERE Arts Center and has twice won The George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. He has also won the George Freedley Award for an outstanding theatre book from the Theatre Library Association. He often writes about theatre on his TheaterMatters blog. JonathanKalb.com.


  • Andrew Wade
    Voice Director
    Voice Director
    Andrew Wade

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Christmas Carol, King Lear, Matilda the Musical. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, Othello. TOURS: A Christmas Carol, Matilda the Musical. FILM: Shakespeare in Love. OTHER: West End: Lord of the Rings | The Public Theater: Director of Voice | Royal Shakespeare Company: Head of Voice. PERSONAL: Training: Fellow: Rose Buford College | Teaching: The Juilliard School; Stella Adler School of Acting; New York University; British American Drama Academy, Oxford.


  • Allison Benko
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Director
    Allison Benko

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Oslo (dir. Bartlett Sher, Tony Award for Best Play) | Off-Broadway: Oslo (OBIE Award for Best Play), The Shed’s Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise (workshop; chor. Akram Kahn and original music by Sia). OTHER: Director for world premieres A Doll’s House: A New Opera (also co-lyricist), The End of Mermaids, What Happened That Night, Single Rider, and others. REGIONAL: Gloucester Stage Company: Every Christmas Story Ever Told, The Arthur Miller Centennial (also adapter) | Fairfield Museum: Rebels v. Tories (also adapter). PERSONAL: Allison is a director, writer, and educator who loves fresh interpretations of classic texts, and has extensive experience in the development of new work. She is currently developing her new play Another Mikado and writing the libretto for a new children’s opera. | Teaching: LearningLeaders Dramatic Interpretation in Shanghai, Weston Playhouse Young Playwrights Program in Vermont, extensive audition coaching | Residencies: Tholpavakoothu Puppet Centre in Kerala, India, member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab | Training: London Theatre Program at BADA and Tufts University: BA in Drama, magna cum laude | AllisonBenko.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.


  • Josie R. Felt
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Josie R. Felt

    STC: Vanity Fair; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit. REGIONAL: Baltimore Center Stage: Men on Boats, Miss You Like Hell | Rep Stage: The 39 Steps | Studio Theatre: If I Forget, Vietgone, Wig Out! | Theatre J: Becoming Dr. Ruth | The Second City: Twist Your Dickens | Mosaic Theater Company: Satchmo at the Waldorf | American Conservatory Theater: A Christmas Carol; Love and Information; Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. PERSONAL: she/her/hers | Training: University of Maryland, College Park: BA in Theatre.

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



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