“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.





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Everybody

Oct 15 - Nov 17

Lansburgh Theatreby Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Will Davis
Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

Please note that this production uses haze, fog, and strobe effects.
Sponsored by Michael R. Klein and Joan I. Fabry.

Additional Support: CoStar Group

Restaurant Partner:
Dirty Habit
The Performers
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  • Somebody: Alina Collins Maldonado
    Alina Collins Maldonado
    Somebody
    Somebody
    Alina Collins Maldonado

    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.


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

  • Usher/God/Understanding: Yonatan Gebeyehu
    Yonatan Gebeyehu
    Usher/God/Understanding
    Usher/God/Understanding
    Yonatan Gebeyehu

    NEW YORK:  Off-Off Broadway: New Georges / The Tank: I Thought I Would Die, But I Didn’t. REGIONAL: Montana Rep: Go. Please. Go.; Shakespeare on the Manor: The Tempest;  Chautauqua Theater Company: Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet; Portland Stage Company: A Christmas Carol; UCSD / La Jolla Playhouse: Revolt. She said. Revolt Again., Strange Men, Streamers, Native Son, How to Use a Knife, The Venetian Twins. TELEVISION: Elementary, Madame Secretary (CBS). TEACHING: Has served on the acting faculty of Playwrights Horizons Studio / NYU Tisch School of the Arts and University of California San Diego.  TRAINING: BA in English Literature: Columbia University; MFA in Acting: University of California San Diego. WEB: Seris: 86’d (Bric Arts). yonatan-gebeyehu.com.


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

  • Love: Ahmad Kamal
    Ahmad Kamal
    Love
    Love
    Ahmad Kamal

    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 BrothersLove and InformationBlackberry 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.


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

  • Girl/Time: Clare Carys O'Connell
    Clare Carys O'Connell
    Girl/Time
    Girl/Time
    Clare Carys O'Connell

    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. 

  • Death: Nancy Robinette
    Nancy Robinette
    Death
    Death
    Nancy Robinette

    STC: Affiliated Artist; The Comedy of ErrorsThe Winter’s TaleThe Government InspectorThe Heir ApparentAn Ideal HusbandTwelfth NightThe Beaux’ StratagemLady Windermere’s FanHenry IVPart 1 and Part 2The RivalsThe Silent WomanThe Little FoxesSweet 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 AnswerDo! REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol; Old Globe: The Savannah Disputation; Arena Stage: The Heiress, Ah Wilderness!Death of a SalesmanWellThe Women; Round House Theatre: Doll’s House 2, Better Living; Key West Playhouse: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Studio Theatre: SouvenirFrozenThe Play About the BabyTribes; Signature Theatre: John, Eagle River; Theatre J:Everything Is Illuminated; Williamstown Theatre Festival: Philadelphia, Here I Come!; Folger Theatre: Mary Stuart; Scena Theatre: Mother CourageHappy Days; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Diary of Anne Frank. FILM: Ashpet, Soldier JackSerial Mom, The Three Christs. TELEVISION: Louie, Homicide, Telegrams from the Dead, The HunleyThe Day Lincoln Was Shot. AWARDS: 1998 Fox Fellow; Helen Hayes Tribute of 2018; STC Will Award (Ensemble).


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

  • Somebody: Avi Roque
    Avi Roque
    Somebody
    Somebody
    Avi Roque

    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 BoatsWe'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.


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

  • Somebody: Kelli Simpkins
    Kelli Simpkins
    Somebody
    Somebody
    Kelli Simpkins

    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.


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

  • Somebody: Ayana Workman
    Ayana Workman
    Somebody
    Somebody
    Ayana Workman

    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.

  • Somebody: Elan Zafir
    Elan Zafir
    Somebody
    Somebody
    Elan Zafir

    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 MenRagtime (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


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


The Artistic Team
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  • Will Davis
    Director
    Director
    Will Davis

    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.


  • Arnulfo Maldonado
    Scenic Designer
    Scenic Designer
    Arnulfo Maldonado

    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 LoopDance 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.


  • Melissa Ng
    Costume Designer
    Costume Designer
    Melissa Ng

    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.


  • Barbara Samuels
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Barbara Samuels

    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.


  • Brendan Aanes
    Sound Designer/Composer
    Sound Designer/Composer
    Brendan Aanes

    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.


  • Cliff Williams III
    Fight/Intimacy Choreographer
    Fight/Intimacy Choreographer
    Cliff Williams III

    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.


  • Carter C. Wooddell
    Casting Director
    Casting Director
    Carter C. Wooddell

    STC: Vanity Fair (STC and ACT); Richard the Third; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; An Inspector Calls (supernumerary and child casting); The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet (mainstage and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Waiting for Godot (child casting); Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (mainstage and 2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Tempest (mainstage and 2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Tartuffe; Dunsinane (supernumerary); Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC and 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; ReDiscovery Reading Series. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.): NEW YORK: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High. Off-Broadway (partial): Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon; NYC Other: Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. NATIONAL TOURS: The Acting Company, Riverdance. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company; Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush (Columbia Pictures), Junction (Choice Films). TEACHING: Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University, BFA and MFA acting students.


  • Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
    Dramaturg
    Dramaturg
    Dr. Drew Lichtenberg

    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.


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

    STC: The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet (mainstage and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello  2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; ACA: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Coriolanus. INTERNATIONAL: Vancouver, Canada: Rumble Theatre: Indian Arm; Vancouver Playhouse: The Music Man; Dorothy Somerset Studio: The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard; SFU Theatre: Laurier; Tooba Theatre: Twelfth Night; UBC Theatre: The House of Atreus, Arcadia; York University: Our Country’s Good. FILM: Dialect, voice or 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: Tin Star, Bates Motel, The Wilding, The 100, Alcatraz, Rogue, Red Widow, The Secret Circle, Heavenly, The River, Human Target, The Good Wife, Inseparable, Cooking Lessons, Just Cause. OTHER: Acting: theatre, film and voice-overs; Directing: The Bay at Nice, Agamemnon. TEACHING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor; Canada’s National Voice Intensive: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor. TRAINING: York University: MFA in Acting, Voice Teacher’s Diploma; University of British Columbia: BFA in Acting.


  • Christopher Michael Borg
    Stage Manager
    Stage Manager
    Christopher Michael Borg

    STC: Richard the Third, 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 Rep: Intimate Apparel, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, House and Garden; Center Stage Baltimore: The Container (SM), The Wiz, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (ASM); Everyman Theatre: By the Way…Meet Vera Stark, Heroes. TRAINING: University of Maryland- Baltimore County: BA in Theatre.


  • Christi Spann
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Christi Spann

    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).



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