“One of this country’s most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times) shines his light on the 15th-century play Everyman with startling results. Everybody—a role assigned each night from a small cast of actors by lottery live on stage—is a happy person, a free person, a person who believes nothing but the best lies ahead. Then Death comes calling and Everybody must go on the journey of a lifetime. Obie Award winner and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) has created an irreverent, rollicking ride that asks deep questions of all who see it. Remixing the archetypal medieval morality play into an explosive experiment of wit and emotion, Everybody “fills the heart in a new and unexpected way” (The New Yorker).
Featuring STC Affiliated Artist Nancy Robinette as Death.
All titles, artists and dates subject to change.
“★★★★★…Who knew that death could be so fun?” –DC Theatre Scene
“EXTREMELY FUNNY…combines the freshness of improv with the crispness of a precise script.” –DCist
“MAGNIFICENT…this gorgeous and unique production is vibrating with life.” –MD Theatre Guide
“A RARE TREAT…a fast-talking, quick-witted, deep-thinking performance.” –BroadwayWorld
“SEE IT…each of the cast members is exceptional.” –The Georgetown Dish
“DEEPLY LAYERED and THOUGHT-PROVOKING…full of fun and surprises.” –The Montgomery County Sentinel
“Everybody goes from one STUNNING visual treat to another.” –CurtainUp
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…a deeply probative, wildly dramatic, visually stunning production.” –Whisk and Quill
“Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has taken the story, applied his own special vision, and produced MAGIC.” –Culpeper Times
“ENCHANTING…the play’s tongue-in-cheek recognition of its lineage and downright sass make it a gleeful ride.” –The Beacon
“BRILLIANT…equal parts thought provoking, funny, and full of surprises.” –Theatre Travels
“RIVETING…the unpredictability is exciting!” –K Street Magazine
EVERYBODY Audience Responses
Washington Post: This play’s casting changes nightly
EVERYBODY Production Photos
On Tap: Inclusivity in EVERYBODY
Montgomery County Sentinel: Interview with Yonatan Gebeyehu
Washington Blade: Avi Roque Prepares for 10 Roles
BroadwayWorld: Ayana Workman on Life and Death
How do you rehearse EVERYBODY when anybody can be Everybody?
Inside first rehearsal for EVERYBODY
STC: Much Ado About Nothing (2013 Free For All). NEW YORK: Lincoln Center: Where Words Once Were. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: BLKS; Folger Theatre: King John; The Kennedy Center TYA: world premieres of Digging Up Dessa, Where Words Once Were; GALA Hispanic Theatre: El Paso Blue, Mariela en el desierto, Los empeños de una casaI; Imagination Stage: The Smartest Girl in The World, Robin Hood, Óyeme, the beautiful; Theater Alliance: for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf; Forum Theatre: How We Got On, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; REP Stage: The Heidi Chronicles, Hunting and Gathering; 1st Stage: The Good Counselor. TRAINING: BA in Theater Performance and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. WEB: alinacollinsmaldonado.com.
New York: I Thought I Would Die, But I Didn’t (New Georges/The Tank). Regional: Everybody (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Go. Please. Go. (Montana Rep), The Tempest (Shakespeare on the Manor), Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet (Chautauqua Theater Company), Christmas Carol (Portland Stage), Revolt. She said. Revolt Again., Strange Men, How to Use a Knife (UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse). TELEVISION: Elementary, Madam Secretary (CBS). WEB: 86’d (Bric Arts). BA in English Literature: Columbia University; MFA in Acting: UCSD.
STC: Richard III. REGIONAL: Round House Theatre: Oslo; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Gloria (Helen Hayes nomination, Best Supporting Actor, Ensemble; Helen Hayes Award, Best Play), Kiss; Signature Theatre: 4,380 Nights; Olney Theatre Center: The Invisible Hand; Mosaic Theater Company: The Return; Forum Theatre: I Call My Brothers, Love and Information, Blackberry Winter; Adventure Theatre: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; Studio Theatre: The Hard Problem (u/s). TRAINING: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: MA in Professional Acting; University of Virginia: BFA in Theatre.
Clare Carys O’Connell is delighted to be making her STC debut at age 9. REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Want/School Girl) Fells Point Corner Theater: Jerusalem (Marky), Warner Theatre: The Nutcracker (Ensemble). The Ferberizing of Coral (Young Coral). Clare thanks her supportive family, G. Gardner Talent Management, Broadway Dreams Foundation and the entire STC team.
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Comedy of Errors; The Winter’s Tale; The Government Inspector; The Heir Apparent; An Ideal Husband; Twelfth Night; The Beaux’ Stratagem; Lady Windermere’s Fan; Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2; The Rivals; The Silent Woman; The Little Foxes; Sweet Bird of Youth. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: Trestle at Pope Lick Creek; Roundabout Theatre Company: Give Me Your Answer, Do! REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol; Old Globe: The Savannah Disputation; Arena Stage: The Heiress, Ah Wilderness!, Death of a Salesman, Well, The Women; Round House Theatre: Doll’s House 2, Better Living; Key West Playhouse: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Studio Theatre: Souvenir, Frozen, The Play About the Baby, Tribes; Signature Theatre: John, Eagle River; Theatre J:Everything Is Illuminated; Williamstown Theatre Festival: Philadelphia, Here I Come!; Folger Theatre: Mary Stuart; Scena Theatre: Mother Courage, Happy Days; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Diary of Anne Frank. FILM: Ashpet, Soldier Jack, Serial Mom, The Three Christs. TELEVISION: Louie, Homicide, Telegrams from the Dead, The Hunley, The Day Lincoln Was Shot. AWARDS: 1998 Fox Fellow; Helen Hayes Tribute of 2018; STC Will Award (Ensemble).
REGIONAL: The Old Globe: Tiny Beautiful Things; Cygnet Theatre: HIR; California Shakespeare Theater: Everybody; Steppenwolf for Young Adults: The Crucible; American Theater Company: Men On Boats, We're Gonna Be Okay FILM: Landline, To Be With You. TELEVISION: Chicago Fire. OTHER: Web Series: Brujos, Chapstick. PERSONAL: they/them. Avi is Trans/Non-Binary. Training: California State University Fullerton: BA in Theatre Arts. AviRoque.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: MCC: Charm; Union Square Theater: The Laramie Project. REGIONAL: About Face Theater: Bull in a China Shop, The Secretaries, The Kid Thing (Jeff Nomination), Pony; American Theater Company: We’re Gonna Be OK, Men on Boats, T., Celebrity Row; Victory Gardens: Cocked; Goodman Theatre: Teddy Ferrara; Steppenwolf Theatre: Good Boys and True, Fair Use, One Arm; Denver Center: The Laramie Project; Berkeley Rep: People’s Temple, The Laramie Project; Guthrie Theatre: People’s Temple; La Jolla Playhouse: I Think I Like Girls, The Laramie Project. FILM: Slice, Chasing Amy, A League of Their Own; TELEVISION: Proven Innocent, Chicago Fire, Patriot, Betrayal, The Laramie Project (Emmy Nomination: Ensemble Writing), Law&Order: CI. AWARDS: 3ARTS Award. OTHER: Company Member:Tectonic Theater Project and original creator/performer of The Laramie Project; Artistic Associate: About Face Theater; Good Death: Director/co-writer of original play at WMU. TEACHING: Tectonic’s Moment Work Technique. WEB: Kam Kardashian.
STC: Romeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Redbull Theater Company: Macbeth; The Mint Theater Company: The Price of Thomas Scott; The Public Theater: Romeo and Juliet; Off-Off Broadway: Masterfool Theatre Company: Macbeth. REGIONAL: Cincinnati Playhouse In the Park: Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley. INTERNATIONAL: Globe Theatre (London): Julius Caesar; SNG Maribor (Maribor, Slovenia): Guernica Continuum; Bunker Stara Elektrarna (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Virtual Truth. FILM: Ophelia. TELEVISION: Jessica Jones, Person of Interest. TRAINING: Rutgers University: BFA in Acting. WEB: AyanaWorkman.com.* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
STC: Romeo & Juliet (FFA and Mainstage), Othello, Salomé (Helen Hayes Award: Ensemble, Best Play). NEW YORK: Looking Glass Theatre: Cardboard Moon; Wings Theatre: Raft of the Medusa. NATIONAL TOUR: Peter Pan. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Junk; Folger Theatre: King John, Way of the World (w/Kristine Nielsen); Roundhouse Theatre: (Upcoming) Big Love; Ford Theatre: Twelve Angry Men, Ragtime (Helen Hayes Award, Ensemble); Mosaic Theatre: (upcoming) Eureka Day, The Vagrant Trilogy, Paper Dolls. Signature Theatre: Tender Napalm; The Welders: Happiness and Other Reasons to Die; Adventure Theatre: JUMANJI (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Production); Rep Stage: Venus in Fur; Capital Fringe: The Unaccompanied Minor and Ben & Lucille (Written by Mr. Zafir). INTERNATIONAL: Edinburgh Fringe: The Unaccompanied Minor (written by Mr. Zafir). TELEVISION: House of Cards, King of Crimes, Making of the Mob, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, Student Bodies, Big Wolf on Campus. TEACHING: Shakespeare Theatre Company. TRAINING: Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting: MFA. Dome Professional Theatre Program: BA. WEB: www.elanzafir.net
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Road Show by Sondheim and Weidman for Encores! Off-Center; India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus for MTC; Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer for Roundabout Underground; Charm by Philip Dawkins for MCC; Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus for Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. DUAT by Daniel Alexander Jones for Soho Rep. REGIONAL: A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath for Long Wharf Theatre; The Carpenter by Rob Askins for The Alley Theatre; COLOSSAL by Andrew Hinderaker for Olney Theatre Center; EVITA for Olney Theatre Center, multiple productions for ATC in Chicago where Davis also served as artistic director. AWARDS: Lucille Lortel nomination for Men on Boats, Helen Hayes nomination for Evita, Helen Hayes award winner for best direction, COLOSSAL. PERSONAL: Davis is a trans identified director/choreographer focused on physically adventurous new work and old plays in new ways. He is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, NYTW 2050 Directing Fellowship and BAX (Brooklyn Art Exchange) artist in residence program.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Fireflies (Atlantic); Power Strip, The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center Theater); Sugar In Our Wounds (Lortel Award, MTC); School Girls…, Charm (MCC); A Strange Loop, Dance Nation, Men On Boats (Playwrights Horizons); Usual Girls (Roundabout). REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Center Stage, Center Theatre Group, Dallas Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, Humana Festival, KC Rep, Long Wharf, Old Globe, Two River Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival. TOURS: Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower (UTR/International Tour); The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (BAM Next Wave/International tour). PERSONAL: Mr. Maldonado is a Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist, a recipient of a Princess Grace Fabergé Theater Award, and a multiple-Henry Hewes Design nominee. MFA: NYU Tisch. ArnulfoMaldonado.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Bitter Game (Under the Radar, Public Theater), King Philip’s Head … (Clubbed Thumb). REGIONAL: Hype Man (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Chinese Lady (Milwaukee Rep), The Carpenter (Alley Theatre), Lettie (Victory Gardens), The Burn (Steppenwolf SYA). OTHER: Wingspace Theatrical Design, USA 829. PERSONAL: She/Her/Hers. Teaching: NYU-Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Training: BA University of Chicago, MFA UC-San Diego. MelissaNg.com.
NEW YORK: Select Off-Broadway: In The Green (LCT3), Hurricane Diane (NYTW/WP Theater), Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of The Future (Ars Nova, Lortel and Drama Desk Nominations), Dance Nation (Playwrights Horizons, Hewes Design Nomination), The Things That Were There (Bushwick Starr), Singlet (Bushwick Starr), The Rape of The Sabine Women (Playwrights Realm), Orange Julius (Rattlestick/P73, Hewes Design Nomination), Caught (PlayCo), Kate Benson’s OBIE Award-winning A Beautiful Day on the Greastest of the Great Lakes (New Georges/ WP Theater), Julia Jarcho’s OBIE Award-winning Grimly Handsome, The Terrifying (minor theatre/Julia Jarcho), O, Earth (Foundry Theatre, Hewes Design Nomination), A Ride on the Irish Cream (Erin Markey) Select Regional: Top Girls (A.C.T.), The Carpenter (The Alley), A Doll’s House Part 2 (Long Wharf), How I Learned to Drive (Playmakers), Sooner/Later (Cincinnati Playhouse), Arnie, Louis, and Bob (Trinity Rep). Select Opera: Acquanetta (Prototype/Beth Morrison Projects, Bard SummerScape), Onegin (New School), A Quiet Place (Curtis Opera Theatre), and The Rape of Lucretia (Curtis Opera Theatre); Dance: Vim Vigor Dance; LA Dance Project; PERSONAL: Training: BA, Fordham. MFA, NYU. Member USA829. BarbaraSamuels.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Fire in Dreamland at The Public Theater (sound design and original music), Balls with One Year Lease (Drama Desk Nomination), Catch as Catch Can (Page 73), You Never Touched The Dirt (Clubbed Thumb), Wild Abandon (Irish Rep), Zurich (Colt Coeur), my lingerie play (Rattlestick). REGIONAL: The Good Person of Szechwan at Cal Shakes, Seascape at American Conservatory Theater, and other productions at Kansas City Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, and Theaterworks. INTERNATIONAL: Beep Boop at the Edinburgh Fringe. PERSONAL: he/him/his.
STC: Vanity Fair, Othello (2017 Free For All). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Disgraced; Gem of the Ocean; The Shoplifters; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; You, Nero; Baltimore Center Stage: As You Like It; Actors Theatre of Louisville: The Scene, Act a Lady, Six Years, Gem of the Ocean, Dracula. OPERA: Washington National Opera: Porgy and Bess, Un ballo in maschera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Anne Bolena, Tosca. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography of a Play (The Welders: Girl in the Red Corner). PERSONAL: Acting, directing and choreographing in the D.C. area for the past ten years. Training: University of Alabama. CliffWilliamsIII.net.
STC: Everybody; Hamlet (2018 and 2019 Free For All); The Oresteia; Vanity Fair (STC/ACT); 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: McCorkle Casting: 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, TheaterWorks Hartford. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company, Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush, Junction. OTHER: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson.
STC: 40 productions over 8 seasons, including 19 works from the 36-play Shakespeare canon and world premieres by David Ives, Robert Pinsky, Jeffrey Hatcher, Yaël Farber and Heather Raffo. NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout: Time and the Conways (dir. Rebecca Taichman). REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Arsonists (German translation / Text Consultant); Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew (Play on!); STC / McCarter Theatre Center: The Winter’s Tale; Center Stage: Caroline or Change, Cyrano, Around the World in 80 Days; Yale Repertory Theatre: Lulu (dir. Mark Lamos); Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Front Page, The Physicists, The Corn Is Green; New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman). INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre: Salomé, Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. Premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: Doctor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism.
STC: 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.
STC: Everybody, The Oresteia, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All), Camelot, Noura, Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Broadway: Sister Act (PA) | Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Paper Dolls (ASM), Titus Andronicus (PA). REGIONAL: Delaware Resident Ensemble Players: You Can’t Take It With You, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, The Bells, Clybourne Park, Waiting for Godot, Things We Do for Love, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wait Until Dark, Heartbreak House, The Patsy, The 39 Steps, Juno and the Paycock, The Millionairess, Macbeth | Trinity Repertory Company: Intimate Apparel, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, House and Garden | Baltimore Center Stage: The Container (SM), The Wiz, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (ASM) | Everyman Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Heroes. PERSONAL: Training: University of Maryland, Baltimore County: BA in Theatre.
REGIONAL: Stage managed for 20 years in DC, Colorado, Minnesota, and Virginia. Favorite projects include When Tang Met Laika (Denver Center Theatre Company) and A Raisin in the Sun (Arena Stage).