“And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.”

act 5, scene 5

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare’s masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness.

Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (starring Lupita Nyong’o and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction), Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Signature Theatre New York, Obie Award for Best New Play), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of Party People by Universes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

The Performers
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  • Macbeth
    Jesse J. Perez

    STC: Pericles, Argonautika, Candide, Servant of Two Masters. NEW YORK:Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Party People; Theatre for a New Audience: The FatherA Doll's House; Primary Stages: Informed Consent; Second Stage: Triple Happiness; Summer Play Festival: Barrio Grrrl; Playwrights Horizons: Recent Tragic Events; Classic Stage Company: In the Penal Colony; New York Theatre Workshop: Up Against the Wind. OPERA: Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor. REGIONAL: Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Humana Festival; McCarter Theatre Center; Goodman Theatre. INTERNATIONAL: Venice Biennale, Salzburg Festival. OTHER: Numerous television and film credits.

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

  • Lady Macbeth
    Nikkole Salter

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Primary Stages: In the Continuum; Playwrights’ Horizons: Inked Baby; The Paradise Factory: Tough Titty; Lincoln Center: The Royale. REGIONAL: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Yale Repertory Theatre; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Kirk Douglas Theatre; Goodman Theatre: In the Continuum; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Kansas City Repertory Theatre: Gee's Bend; Luna Stage: The Old Settler; Huntington Theatre Company/Arena Stage: Stick Fly; Huntington Theatre Company: Luck of the Irish (world premiere); Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Head of Passes. INTERNATIONAL: Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Market Theatre (Johannesburg), Baxter Theatre (Cape Town), HIFA (Harare, Zimbabwe): In the Continuum. FILM: The Architect, Pride & Glory, Forgetting the Girl, Last Night. TELEVISION: Moesha, The Unit. AWARDS: Obie Award, Helen Hayes Award (In the Continuum). OTHER: The Continuum Project: Co-founder, Executive Director: theContinuumProject.org; Voice Over: Rockstar Games: Midnight Club: Los Angeles. TRAINING: New York University: MFA; Howard University: BFA. WEB: NikkoleSalter.com.

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

  • Duncan
    Petronia Paley

    STC: Trojan Women, The Oedipus Plays (dir. Michael Kahn). NEW YORK: Broadway: Gin Game, On Golden Pond; Off-Broadway: New Federal Theatre: Most Dangerous Man in America; TWAS Productions: Coriolanus, Hamlet; Classical Theatre of Harlem: Electra, The Cherry Orchard; Ensemble Studio Theatre: On the Way to Timbuktu; Red Bull Theatre: Revenger’s Tragedy. REGIONAL: Berkeley/Yale Repertory: The House That Will Not Stand; Penumbra Theatre: On the Way to Timbuktu; Yale Repertory: King Lear; Crossroads Theatre: Raisin in the Sun, Telltale Hearts, Buses; Oberlin College: Death of a Salesman; Arena Stage: Nothing Sacred, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. INTERNATIONAL: Athens Festival: The Oedipus Plays. FILM: 2 Days in New York, The White Girl. TELEVISION: Billions, Blue Bloods, Guiding Light, Damages, Another World, All My Children, One Life for Live. AWARDS: AUDELCO Awards: On the Way to Timbuktu, Electra, The Trial; Helen Hayes: Trojan Women (nomination). OTHER: Directing: Antony and Cleopatra, Munched, Medea; Playwriting: On the Way to Timbuktu; Founder of I, the Actor Acting Studio; Member of Ensemble Studio, Actor’s Studio. TRAINING: Howard University: BFA.

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

  • Malcolm
    Corey Allen

    REGIONAL: Huntington Theatre Company: A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Pioneer Theatre Company: Two Dollar Bill, A Few Good Men; Great River Shakespeare Festival: Othello, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Utah Shakespeare Festival: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: The Fall of Heaven; Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Best of Enemies. FILM: Proximity, Lost & Found. TELEVISION: Manh(a)ttan, Power, The Breaks. OTHER: Audible & Recorded Books Narrator. TRAINING: University of Illinois: MFA in Acting; University of California, Irvine: BA in Drama. WEB: Corey-Allen.com.

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

  • Banquo
    McKinley Belcher III

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center: The Royale; Classic Stage Company: Romeo and Juliet; Public Theater: Fidelis. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Rear Window, Twelfth Night; Huntington Theatre Company: Smart People, Invisible Man; Studio Theatre: Invisible Man; Two River Theater: Trouble in Mind; Shakespeare Center of LA: As You Like It; Long Wharf Theatre: Macbeth 1969; Bay Street Theater: To Kill a Mockingbird; Shadowland Theatre: Medal for Honor Rag. FILM: Go For Sisters. TELEVISION: Ozark, Mercy Street, Power, Show Me a Hero, Chicago PD, Madam Secretary, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Elementary, Louie, Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order: LA. TRAINING: USC School of Dramatic Arts: MFA.

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

  • Fleance
    Brett Johnson

    REGIONAL: Center Stage: Caroline or Change (Joe Thibodeaux, dir. David Schweizer). TRAINING: Morehouse College; Linda Townsend; Dwayne Boyd: Premier Actors Network. WEB: Seachant.co; Coca-Cola series; Instagram: @b.r.e.t.t.y.

  • Macduff
    Marcus Naylor

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: La Mama: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; Carnegie Hall: Live the Dream; New Federal Theatre: Cool Blues (Charlie Parker), Waitin 2 End Hell; Joyce Theater: Love Letters on Ripped Paper; Pearl Theatre: The Cave Dwellers (The Duke); Primary Stages: No Dogs. REGIONAL: The Penumbra Theatre: Jitney (Fielding); Five City Regional Tour: Fences (Bono); Shakespeare on the Sound: Julius Caesar (Mark Anthony); North East Shakespeare Company: Othello ; Cincinnati Playhouse: Blues for a Alabama Sky; Arena Stage: Trinidad Sisters; Crossroads Theatre Company: The Meeting. INTERNATIONAL: The State Theatres of Germany: Long Day’s Journey into Night. FILM: The Reunion: A Jazz Fantasy, JUVIE, Hudson Sunset, Soliloquy, Slings and Arrows, Malcolm X, The Color of Love. TELEVISION: Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Only in America.

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

  • Lady Macduff
    Nilanjana Bose

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Theatre For A New Audience: Tamburlaine; Duke on 42nd Street: Cock; The Actors Company Theatre: The Memorandum; Theater For The New City: The Queen. REGIONAL: Dorset Theatre Festival: Way of the World (World Premiere), Noises Off; TheatreWorks: The Lake Effect. TELEVISION: Crossbones (NBC). OTHER: Trained Classical Indian dancer. TRAINING: The Juilliard School.

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

  • Witch
    Tim Getman

    STC: King Charles III, Merchant of Venice (Solanio), Camino Real (Streetcleaner). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Death of a Salesman, A View From the Bridge, The Misanthrope, A Streetcar Named Desire; Folger Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elizabeth the Queen; Everyman Theatre: Company Member, Two Rooms, All My Sons, God of Carnage, Outside Mullingar; Olney Theatre Center: Night Must Fall, An Enemy of the People, Somewhere in the Pacific;Rep Stage: A Lie of the Mind, In the Heart of America (Helen Hayes Award nomination); Signature Theatre: The Lieutenant of Inishmore, In the Absence of Spring; Studio Theatre: Hand to God (Helen Hayes Award nomination), Water by the Spoonful, The Real Thing; Theater J: Photograph 51, The Chosen, Our Class, I-Ho, Copenhagen; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Company Member, Kiss, Zombie, The Nether, Detroit, Appropriate, Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Unmentionables. TELEVISION: The District, VEEP, The Men Who Built America. AWARDS: Mary Goldwater Award. TRAINING: Macalester College; Trinity College Dublin.

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

  • Witch
    David Bishins

    STC: Othello (2017 Free For All), Macbeth, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale (Free For All). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Clurman Theatre: The Glass House; SPF at The Public: We Declare You a Terrorist; TACT: Incident at Vichy; Lortel Theatre: Catch-22, Boys in the Band; Second Stage: Sympathetic Magic; Tectonic Theater Project: The Nest; WPA: Boys in the Band; CSC: Tower of Evil. REGIONAL: Mark Taper Forum/Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Appropriate; Barrington Stage: Much Ado about Nothing; Old Globe: Brighton Beach Memoirs / Broadway Bound, Life of Riley; Intiman Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird; Long Wharf Theatre: A Month in the Country, Rag and Bone; Vermont Stage: True West; Wilma Theater: Arcadia; Pittsburgh Public: The Dybbuk; Hartford Stage: Reckless. FILM: A Cure for Wellness, SALT, The Adjustment Bureau, Henry’s Crime, Sorry, Haters!, The War Within, The Magic Helmet. TELEVISION: House of Cards, Homeland, Blue Bloods, Fringe, Babylon Fields (pilot), the Law & Order canon. TRAINING: The Juilliard School.

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

  • Witch
    Naomi Jacobson

    STC: Affiliated Artist, The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound, Henry IV & VJulius CaesarMeasure for Measure, Pericles, The Silent WomanCamino Real. REGIONAL: Arena Stage; Signature Theatre; The Kennedy Center; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (20-year Company Member); Ford’s Theatre; Folger Theatre; Round House Theatre; Olney Theatre Center; Theater J; Wolf Trap Opera; Guthrie Theater; Goodman Theatre; Arizona Theatre Company; Milwaukee Repertory; Delaware Theatre Company; Center Stage; Berkshire Theatre Festival. FILM: I Fall to Pieces. TELEVISION: A&E’s Her Father’s Eyes, Homicide: Life On the Streets. AWARDS: Lunt Fontanne Fellowship (with Lynn Redgrave); three Helen Hayes Awards (including Richard II directed by Michael Kahn); 14 Helen Hayes nominations; D.C. Arts Commission: Individual Artist Grant. OTHER: Member: Actors Arena.

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

  • Porter/Doctor
    Myra Lucretia Taylor

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Nine (Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical), Macbeth, Electra, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Mule Bone, A Streetcar Named Desire; Off-Broadway: Familiar (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Featured Actress); Informed Consent (dir. Liesel Tommy); Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Fabulation (World Premiere). NATIONAL TOURS: Wicked (First African American Madame Morrible); Love, Loss, and What I Wore. REGIONAL: Long Wharf Theatre: Our Town (Stage Manager); Goodman Theatre: Mary (World Premiere); McCarter Theatre Center/Long Wharf Theatre: The Old Settler (World Premiere). INTERNATIONAL: Royal Shakespeare Company (London/Stratford-upon-Avon): Company Member, The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Pericles (Dionysa). FILM: The Big Sick (upcoming), Bushwick, Catfight. TELEVISION: Atlanta, Elementary, Girls (recurring). AWARDS: Fox Fellowship. WEB: The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do (8th Annual Indie Series Nominee, Best Supporting Actress).

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

  • Girl
    Trinity Sky Deabreu

    TELEVISION: How It’s MadeNo Kid Hungry; Commercials: Good Game, M&T Bank, Port Covington, Capital One Sparkspay, Comcast. TRAINING: Ballet Arts Academy: Classical Ballet (Vagonava); Suzy Estrada: Vocal Training; Linda Townsend Management and Abrams Artist (NY). WEB: Amtrak: Holiday Specials.

  • Lennox
    Horace Rogers

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Brooklyn, Tarzan; Off-Broadway: City Center Encores: Big River; Public Theater: Party People (Solias). NATIONAL TOURS: Rent (Tom Collins), The Color Purple (Grady), Memphis (Delray), Kinky Boots (Simon Sr.). INTERNATIONAL: Toronto: The Lion King (Mufasa). REGIONAL: National Black Theatre Festival: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. TELEVISION: American Masters, Gotham, Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, Soul Food, Star Search. OTHER: Recordings: Tarzan (“Son of Man” soloist), BeBe & CeCe Winans: Greatest Hits, “$1000 Wedding” (Willie Nelson, Songbird); Impersonation: Dr. Maya Angelou. TRAINING: University of Connecticut: MFA; North Carolina State University: BFA.

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

  • Angus
    JaBen Early

    REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater: We Are Proud to Present…; Arena Stage: All the Way, Ruined; Round House Theatre: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, and 3); Mosaic Theater Company: Unexplored Interior (World Premiere); Marin Theatre Company: The Convert; Folger Theatre: Julius Caesar; Olney Theatre Center: The Piano Lesson; InterAct Theatre: We Are Proud to Present…; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Convert; Studio Theatre: In the Red and Brown Water, F*cking A; Molotov Theatre Group: Titus Andronicus; Baldwin Burroughs Theater: Sula, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oleanna; Warner Theatre: Stop Kiss, Self Torture & Strenuous Exercise, Spell #7, Elektra; Downstage Theatre: Marisol, Big Al; Liberty Free Theatre: The Death of Bessie Smith; Zipper Theatre: After You, Fam and Yam; Hartke Theatre: Ngala Muti. FILM: Money Matters, Sargent Firewall, S.H.A.R.P. TRAINING: Sarah Lawrence College:  MFA in Theatre; Morehouse College; British American Dramatic Academy.

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

  • Ross
    Sophia Ramos

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: P.S. 122: Carnival; The Public Theatre: Party People. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: The Twelve (by Robert Schenkkan); Arizona Theatre Company: Love, Janis; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Party People. OTHER: Formerly rock singer for the 90's NYC hard rock outfit Sophia’s Toy, signed to Epic/Sony Records; collaborations with Joey Ramone, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon and Big Brother & The Holding Company.

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

  • Ensemble
    Stephen Elrod

    STC: Taming of the Shrew (Walter), Othello (Ensemble). NEW YORK: New Ohio Theatre: The Incredible Fox Sisters; Manhattan Repertory: Heaven Sent; The Barrow Group: Co-Dependence Day. REGIONAL: South Coast Repertory: Songs of Bilitis; Boston Center for American Performance: GoodMonster. TELEVISION: Discovery Channel, A&E, Travel Channel.

    Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow

  • Ensemble
    Kelsey Rainwater

    REGIONAL: Rutgers Theater Company (Rutgers University): Carlo At the Wedding (Eva), Balm in Gilead (Judy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). INTERNATIONAL: Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Sam Wanamaker Festival. TRAINING: Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe Conservatory.

    Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow

  • Ensemble
    Brayden Simpson

    STC: Romeo & Juliet. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Restoration Plaza: Shakespeare in the Plaza. REGIONAL: Everyman Theatre: Fences; Mosaic Theater Company: Promised Land; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Midnight Projects, FAIR Presentations. INTERNATIONAL: Songtime Theatre Arts (London): Our Town. FILM: In Vivo, Goodbye Charm City. AWARDS: DCMetroTheatreArts Nominated "Best Featured Actor in a Play" for Cory in Fences. TRAINING: NYU Tisch: BFA in Theatre; Business of Entertainment, Media & Technology minor.

  • Donalbain, Ensemble
    Nicole King

    REGIONAL: The Children’s Theatre Company: Buccaneers!, Much Ado About Nothing, Bert and Ernie, Goodnight; Rutgers Theater Company (Rutgers University): A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania), Gabrielle (Gabrielle), Balm in Gilead (Ann). INTERNATIONAL: Shakespeare’s Globe (London): A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). TRAINING: Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe Conservatory.

    Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow

  • Ensemble
    Anu Yadav

    STC: On the Eve of Friday Morning (Nassrin). NATIONAL TOURS: Meena’s Dream, ’Capers. REGIONAL: Round House Theatre: The Who and the What; No Rules Theatre:  In Love and Warcraft (Helen Hayes nomination); Forum Theatre: Meena’s Dream, ’Capers; Theatre Alliance: Haroun and the Sea of Stories. INTERNATIONAL: National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (Beijing): A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Studio Safdar (Delhi): Meena’s Dream. AWARDS: Five-time D.C. Artist Fellow; Mayor’s Arts Award; 2016 Creative Change Fellow; Network of Ensemble Theaters Travel Grantee; Catalyst Initiative Grantee. OTHER: Featured in documentaries Chocolate City and Walk with Me; Founder of Classlines storytelling project; Alternate ROOTS member. TRAINING: University of Maryland, College Park: MFA in Performance; Bryn Mawr College: BA in History; Shakespeare & Company Month-Long Intensive. WEB: AnuYadav.com.

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

  • Ensemble
    Scotland Newton

    NEW YORK: Manhattan Repertory Theatre: Tybalt & Mercutio Live!. REGIONAL: MaineStage Shakespeare: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew; Pittsburgh Musical Theater: Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar; Bricolage Productions: STRATA. TRAINING: Point Park University: BFA in Acting. WEB: ScotlandNewton.com.

    Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow

  • Ensemble
    Christopher Michael Richardson

    REGIONAL: Constellation Theatre Company: Peter and the Starcatcher; Know Theatre of Cincinnati: Andy’s House of [blank]; Commonwealth Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Theory of Mind; Olney Theatre Center: The Tempest. NATIONAL TOUR: Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play (Kennedy Center TYA). OTHER: Member of the National Players Tour 65.

The Artistic Team
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  • Director
    Liesl Tommy

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed (Lucille Lortel Award, Tony Nomination for Best Direction of a Play); Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre/Signature Theatre (VA): Kid Victory (John Kander and Greg Pierce); Public Theater: Eclipsed, Party People (UNIVERSES), The Good Negro; Signature Theatre: Appropriate (Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Obie Award); Synchronicity Performance Group/New Georges: Angela’s Mixtape; Women’s Project: A Stone’s Throw. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Appropriate, Eclipsed; Baltimore Centre Stage: American Buffalo; Contemporary American Theatre Festival: A History of Light, Stick Fly, Yankee Tavern; Dallas Theater Center: Les Misérables, The Good Negro; OSF/Berkeley Repertory: Party People, Ruined; Yale Repertory: Eclipsed, The Piano Lesson; California Shakespeare Theater: Hamlet; Huntington Theatre Company: Ruined, A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; La Jolla Playhouse: Ruined; Trinity Repertory: A Melancholy Play, A Christmas Carol. INTERNATIONAL: DanskDansk Theatre (Denmark): The White Man – A Complex Declaration of Love; Luminato Festival/Canadian Stage (Canada): Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God; Sundance East Africa: He is Here He Says I Say, Book of Life. AFFILIATIONS: Program Associate at Sundance Institute; facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theater Director’s Lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Artist Trustee on Sundance Institute Board; Associate Artist at Berkeley Repertory. DIRECTING AWARDS: Lee Reyenold Award; Pioneer of the Arts Award; Inaugural Susan Stroman Directing Award (Vineyard Theater); Lillian Hellman Award; Alan Schnieder Award (TCG); NEA/TCG Directors Grant. TRAINING: Trinity Repertory Conservatory.  Proud native of Capetown, South Africa.

  • Costume Designer
    Kathleen Geldard

    REGIONAL: Portland Center Stage: Little Shop of Horrors; Arena Stage: The Year of Magical Thinking; Actors Theatre of Louisville: Peter and the Starcatcher, Humana Festival (2015-2017); Cincinnati Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors, All the Roads Home; Huntington Theatre Company; La Jolla Playhouse; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Center Stage; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Studio Theatre; Signature Theatre; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Florida Studio Theatre; Everyman Theatre; Round House Theatre; Flashpoint Theatre Company; Folger Theatre; Vineyard Playhouse; Studio Arena Theater; Children’s Theatre of Charlotte; Imagination Stage; Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. OTHER: Artistic Associate for Signature Theatre, 2011; Co-founder of Studio SoHy Gallery. WEB: KathleenGeldard.com.

  • Set Designer
    John Coyne

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Hamlet; Julliard School. REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Dallas Theater Center: Romeo & Juliet, Colossal, Les Misérables, Henry IV, Of Mice and Men, Tartuffe; Guthrie Theater: Charly’s Aunt; Old Globe: Rough Crossing; Goodspeed Musicals; Yale Repertory Theatre; Asolo Repertory Theatre; Onley Theatre Center; Triad Stage; Ford’s Theatre; California Shakespeare Theater; Center Stage; Geva Theatre Centre; Portland Center Stage; Chautauqua Theater Company. OPERA: San Francisco Opera: Die Meistersingers von Nurnburg, The Ballad of Baby Doe, L’Elisir D’Amore; San Diego Opera: Simon Boccenegra, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci; Washington National Opera: Die Fledermaus; New York City Opera; Fletcher Opera Theater; Opera Festival of New Jersey; Merola Opera Program; San Francisco Opera Center. OTHER: Director of Scenic Design: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. TRAINING: Yale University: MFA in Scenic Design.

  • Lighting Designer
    Colin K. Bills

    STC:  King Lear (Free For All), Hamlet (Free For All), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Free For All).  REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Company Member, designing over forty-five productions including Stupid F*cking Bird, Clybourne Park and The Convert; Arena Stage: The Originalist, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof; Berkshire Theatre Festival; Center Stage; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Dallas Theater Center; Everyman Theatre; Ford’s Theatre; Forum Theatre; Imagination Stage; Intiman Theatre; Kennedy Center; Marin Theatre Company; Metro Stage; Olney Theatre Center; Pasadena Playhouse; Portland Center Stage; Round House Theatre; Smithsonian; Signature Theatre; Studio Theatre; Synetic Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Theater J; Washington Revels; Wilma Theater; Williamstown Theatre Festival. OPERA: Opera Lafayette, Opéra Royal Versailles.  AWARDS: Three Helen Hayes Awards, Princess Grace Fellowship. TRAINING: Dartmouth College.

  • Original Music & Sound Design
    Broken Chord

    STC: The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Broadway: Eclipsed; Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company: Scarcity, The Jammer, The Lying Lesson; Incubator Arts Project: OZET; Labyrinth Theater: The Insurgents; LCT3: Bull in a China Shop; Manhattan Theatre Club: Spirit Control, When We Were Young and Unafraid; Primary Stages: A Lifetime Burning, Harrison TX, Informed Consent; Public Theater: The Good Negro, Eclipsed, Party People; Rattlestick: Stay, Massacre, Charles Ives Take Me Home; Second Stage Theatre: 10 Things to Do Before I Die, The Other Thing; Signature Theatre: The Dance and the Railroad, Appropriate; Women's Project: Lascivious Something, Row After Row. REGIONAL: Actors Theatre of Louisville: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Berkeley Repertory: Ruined, Party People; Center Stage: American Buffalo, Pride and Prejudice; Cleveland Play House: Fairfield, How I Learned to Drive; Dallas Theater Center: The Tempest, The Odd Couple, Deferred Action; Hartford Stage: Whipping Man, Gem of the Ocean, Snow Falling on Cedars; Huntington Theatre: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun; La Jolla Playhouse: Ruined; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Ruined; People's Light: End Days, A Wrinkle in Time; Trinity Repertory: The Glass Menagerie; Yale Repertory: These Paper Bullets!. FILM: Fall to Rise. WEB: BrokenChord.us.

  • Fight Director/Action Choreographer
    Rick Sordelet

    STC: Coriolanus, Wallenstein, The Servant of Two Masters, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, Richard II, Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, Hamlet (Free For All), Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, Peer Gynt, As You Like It, Othello. NEW YORK: Broadway: 70 Broadway including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast. NATIONAL TOURS: Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables. INTERNATIONAL: 52 First Class productions worldwide: The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Ben Hur Live. OPERA: The Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House, La Scala in Milan: Cyrano de Bergerac (starring Placido Domingo); The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo (dir. Nicholas Hytner); San Francisco Opera: Heart of the Soldier (dir. Francesca Zambello). FILM: The Game Plan , Dan in Real Life . TELEVISION: Kevin Can Wait; Stunt Coordinator for Guiding Light (12 years) and One Life to Live. AWARDS: Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. OTHER: Board member for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. TEACHING: Yale School of Drama.

  • Fight Director/Action Choreographer
    Christian Kelly-Sordelet

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Picnic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, Eclipsed, Sunset Boulevard; Off-Broadway: Masked; Slipping; Unlock’d; The Brother/Sister Plays; Kid Victory. NATIONAL TOURS: Beauty and the Beast. INTERNATIONAL: South Africa/Argentina: Fuerza Bruta; Rome: Ben Hur Live. TELEVISION: Stunt Coordinator: All My Children, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, School Spirits, Kevin Can Wait. OTHER: Santa Fe Opera: Resident Fight Director; Assisted on The Snow Geese, Fuerza Bruta, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, King Lear. TEACHING: Rutgers, New York University, Yale, The New School, Wagner College, HB Studios, The Acting Studio, City College of New York.

  • Casting Director
    Laura Stanczyk

    STC: The School for Lies; Macbeth; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; The Metromaniacs; The Tempest; Man of La Mancha; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale; Strange Interlude; Old Times. NEW YORK: Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours: Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Cotton Club Parade, Lombardi, Ragtime, Impressionism, The Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, The Glorious Ones, Flight, Translations, Tryst, Dirty Dancing; Atlantic Theater Company: The Cripple of Inishmaan (also national tour); Encores! Summer Stars: Damn Yankees!, Urinetown (also national tour); Lincoln Center Festival: Gate/Beckett. REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre: Bull Durham; Center Theatre Group: Harps and Angels; Alley Theatre: Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Monster at the Door; Kennedy Center: Side Show, The Guardsman, Follies, Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, Ragtime, Broadway: Three Generations; Philadelphia Theatre Company: Golden Age; Royal George Theatre: Don’t Dress for Dinner; seven seasons of casting for McCarter Theatre Center. INTERNATIONAL: Druid Theatre Company: My Brilliant Divorce; Gaiety Theatre, Dublin/West End: The Shawshank Redemption; Druid Theatre Company/Dublin Theatre Festival: Long Day’s Journey into Night; Has consulted for the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Rough Magic Theatre Company in Dublin, the Gate Theatre in Dublin, the Druid Theatre in Galway.


  • Resident Casting Director
    Carter C. Wooddell

    STC: Othello (FFA); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest (FFA);The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (FFA); Tartuffe; Dunsinane (supernumerary); Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC and Old Globe); The Tempest; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (FFA); The Merry Wives of Windsor; 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.

  • Literary Manager/Dramaturg
    Drew Lichtenberg

    STC: The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; Tartuffe; Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs; The Tempest; As You Like It; Private Lives; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2; The Importance of Being Earnest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Measure for Measure; Coriolanus; Wallenstein; Hughie; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Government Inspector; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Servant of Two Masters; Strange Interlude; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Heir Apparent. REGIONAL: 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: MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism.

  • Voice and Dialect Coach
    Lisa Beley

    STC: 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.

  • Text Coach
    Mr. Alec Wild

    STC: Academy for Classical Acting: Directing: The Maid’s Tragedy. REGIONAL: Directing: more than 50 productions nationwide; COCA: Swallows and Amazons; Saint Louis University: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Shakespeare Festival St. Louis: 2013, 2014 Shakespeare in the Streets; Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Chautauqua Theatre Company; American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco); Milwaukee Shakespeare; Great River Shakespeare Festival. FILM: Whisper (St. Louis International Film Festival: Awarded Best Film, Actress, Acting Ensemble, Musical Score, and Screenplay). OTHER: Director of STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Directing; Goodman School of Drama (Chicago): BFA in Acting. WEB: AlecWild.com.

  • Assistant Director
    Charlie Marie McGrath

    STC: The Secret Garden (Directorial Assistant), Romeo & Juliet (Assistant Director), The Tempest (Directorial Assistant 2016 Free For All). NEW YORK: Broadway: SDCF Observer, A Time to Kill (dir. Ethan McSweeny). REGIONAL: Assistant Director: Goodman Theatre: Smokefall (dir. Anne Kauffman); Court Theatre: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (dir. David Auburn); Northlight Theatre: Mothers and Sons (dir. Steve Scott). OTHER: Director, STC Fellows Project: God Is Dead and April Is Getting Married; The Side Project: Lysistrata; AstonRep Theatre Company: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Dead Writers Theatre Collective: Game of Love and Chance (Remount), House of Mirth; Open Door Repertory Company: Game of Love and Chance, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; Proud Kate Theatre Project: The Ruby Sunrise, November, Dumb Waiter; G&S Opera Company: HMS Pinafore. TRAINING: Northwestern University. WEB: CharlieMarieMcGrath.com.

  • Dramaturgical Assistant
    Anna Alison Brenner

    NEW YORK: Playwriting: Young Playwrights Inc.: Tiger, Tiger. REGIONAL: Playwriting: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts: Twentyhood, Still Life, The Thirty-Minute Waltz (Ten-Minute Play Festival), Driving with Camellia (Heermans-McCalmon Readings); Dramaturg:  Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts: Titus Andronicus; The Hangar Theatre: Olly-Olly Oxen-Free, 4,000 Miles; Melodramatics Theatre Company: West Side Story. AWARDS: Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing Competition; Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. TRAINING: Cornell University: BA in English and Theatre. WEB: AnnaAlisonBrenner.com.

  • Production Stage Manager
    Brandon Prendergast

    STC: more than twenty productions including collaborations with Mary Zimmerman, Keith Baxter, Edwin Sherin, Michael Kahn, Douglas C. Wager, Gerald Freedman and JoAnne Akalaitis. NEW YORK: The Green Bird (dir. Julie Taymor), The Foundling (dir. Liz Swados), Yemayá (dir. Twyla Tharp). REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: 20 productions including Side Show, Follies, Ragtime, Mame; Ford’s Theatre: 20 productions including Virginia Woolf, Come from Away, The Glass Menagerie, Driving Miss Daisy, Parade; Signature Theatre: La Cage Aux Folles. INTERNATIONAL: Manama, Bahrain: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. TEACHING: University of Mary Washington. TRAINING: Mary Washington College.

  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Maria Tejada

    STC: Romeo & Juliet (ASM), Othello (ASM), Kiss Me, Kate (ASM), The Metromaniacs (PA), As You Like It (PA), The Winter’s Tale (Mainstage, Free For All: PA), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (PA), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (PA), Much Ado About Nothing (Free For All: PA), Hughie (PA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mainstage, Free For All: PA), All’s Well That Ends Well (Free For All: PA).REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Comedy of Errors (ASM); Spooky Action Theater: Jarry Inside Out; Sitar Arts Center: Hairspray; Abreact Theatre: La Ronde; Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company: Last of the Boys; Planet Ant Theatre: Salvage, Endangered. INTERNATIONAL: Macao Arts Festival (China): A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ASM). TRAINING: Grand Valley State University: BA in Theatre and Spanish.

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Apr 25 - May 28

Sidney Harman HallBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Liesl Tommy
Run time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

This production contains violence, gunfire, herbal cigarettes, strobe lights, elements of modern warfare, and partial nudity.

Director Liesl Tommy and Macbeth are underwritten by the Clarice Smith Series: New Directors for the Classics.

Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts

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