Through ten years of war, grief and rage, Queen Clytemnestra lies in wait for her husband Agamemnon’s return, determined to avenge one child, only to doom the others. The sole surviving trilogy in Greek tragedy, The Oresteia chronicles a deluge of violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the depths of its complicity. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin (The Persians) has written a new version of the classic, commissioned by STC. Her play, three years in the making, weaves together the works of Aeschylus with stunning poetry and emotional heft. An epic, world-premiere interpretation of this pillar of western culture, The Oresteia makes a fitting end to Michael Kahn’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
How do we respond to a volatile world, to the crises we find ourselves living through? How do we gain anything like perspective? One way is to look at these great plays, to see how the Greeks met their own times as artists. In doing so, we go back into these tall, well-lit rooms to reencounter these towering figures and listen hard.
The Oresteia are three of the oldest plays we have. They show us Aeschylus grappling with the experiment of civilization – considering, with clear eyes, its weaknesses and its hopes. The Greeks had no illusions about the fragility of society and of democracy. They knew all too well that the whole undertaking was always at risk, threatened by forces both without and within, as indeed it always is. This play is a long struggle to see whether civilization can in fact survive humanity, whether their grand experiment can withstand our basest nature, which is always working against our attempts to do right by the world and by each other. How do we address our times from within these ancient, ancient stories? We have to remember that these stories were as ancient to the Greeks as they are to us. They used these old stories to look at their own times and to assess their souls, the size of them, what they were capable of and what they were up against. I believe that’s what artists do, and if you’re lucky, you do it with an extraordinary company like this one. I am very grateful that STC is the cradle for this brand new/ancient play.
All titles, artists and dates subject to change.
STC: Henry IV, Part 1 and 2 (Lady Percy). NEW YORK: Broadway: Present Laughter (with Kevin Kline). Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: Mother of the Maid (with Glenn Close); Theatre for a New Audience: The Winter’s Tale; Bedlam Ensemble Theatre: Sense and Sensibility, Peter Pan; The Pearl Theatre Company: The DingDong; Red Bull Theater: ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore; LAByrinth: The Atmosphere of Memory; Signature Theatre Company: Angels In America; New Victory / The Acting Company: Henry V. REGIONAL: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Shakespeare & Company, The Acting Company. FILM: The Man Who Killed Hitler, Then The Bigfoot. TELEVISION: The Blacklist. AWARDS: National Theatre Conference Emerging Professional Award, Joseph A. Callaway Award, and Drama League and Princess Grace Award nominations. TRAINING: Fordham University at Lincoln Center: BA, BADA at Oxford: Shakespeare Intensive.
REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Billy Elliot. Olney Theatre Center: Annie. EDUCATIONAL: Joe’s Movement Emporium: West Side Story, Cinderella; Howard University Ira Aldridge Theatre: August on my Mind; Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Cinderella; FILM: Belt the Vote PSA, Obama Global Girls Alliance PSA, Talk! They Hear You Substance Abuse and Mental Health PSA, Ferdinand the Movie/DC Cupcakes commercial. OTHER: Managed by Linda Townsend.
REGIONAL: Watts Village Theater Company: Hollywood in the Hood; New Jersey Repertory Company: Minstrel Show, or The Lynching of William Brown; The Blue Barn Theatre: Six Degrees Of Separation, The Tulip; John Beasley Theater: The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Fences, The Colored Museum; Brigit St. Brigit: Julius Caesar; Lilyhorn / Martin Productions: Shopping and F**king; Snap Productions: Take Me Out; Omaha Theater Company: The Misfits; Nebraska Shakespeare: Henry V; Skullduggery Theater: Defiance; TELEVISION: East of La Brea (series premier at 2019 SXSW Film Festival), Escape The Night, Cowboys vs Dinosaurs, WWE Monday Night Raw; FILM: 2307: Winter's Dream, Redbird, Minty, Forgotten Sunset. TRAINING: The School at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY). WEB: Instagram: @kelcivious1.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater:. REGIONAL: Geffen Playhouse / Round House Theatre: Ironbound; Mark Taper Forum: ; American Repertory Theater: ; Dorset Theatre Festival: ; Yale Repertory Theatre: Three Sisters; Chautauqua Theater Company: ; Artists Repertory Theatre: ; Yale School of Drama: , , , , . TELEVISION: Elementary, , . TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons: Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra; Working Theatre: La Ruta. REGIONAL: Milwaukee Rep: One House Over; Cleveland Playhouse: Between Riverside and Crazy; The Goodman Theatre: Another Word for Beauty; Actors Theatre of Louisville: Oh Gastronomy!, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. TELEVISION: Law & Order: SVU, Instinct, The Blacklist, The Good Fight, Elementary, Madam Secretary. OTHER: The Living Room: founding member; #liberated: co-creator. TRAINING: Actors Theatre of Louisville: Acting Apprentice; American Conservatory Theater: Summer Training Congress; University of California Berkeley: BA in Theater and Performance Studies.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: Chautauqua!; The Flea Theater: Trojan Women, Take Care, The Mysteries; New Ohio Ice Factory Festival / Clubbed Thumb: Madonna col Bambino; La MaMa: Riot Antigone; Target Margin: A Land of Nations; Abrons Arts Center: Decolonization Rave I + II. REGIONAL: Pittsburgh Public Theater: The Tempest; Theatre 16: 167 Tongues. TELEVISION: Dancando na Broadway; Ghost Writer; Girl Code. OTHER: 2017 NYC Cultural Affairs Public Artist in Residence; EmergeNYC Fellow with Hemispheric Institute; Director of Engagement of You Are Here. TEACHING: Pace University, Interlochen. TRAINING: Pace University; Interlochen Arts Academy. WEB: (Blank) My Life; The Pioneers. Instagram: @______rad___. RadPlanet.org. OTHER: Rad is grateful to the Paskatawe tribe for having us as guests on their land.
STC: Affiliated Artist; Cymbeline (Queen), Tamburlaine (Zabina), Edward II (Baroness), Camino Real (The Gypsy), The Tempest (Goddess), Othello (Emilia), Peer Gynt (Kari), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly), Mourning Becomes Electra (Christine), Henry IV, Part 1 and 2 (Mistress Quickly), The School for Scandal (Lady Sneerwell), Richard II (Duchess of York), The Doctor’s Dilemma (Emmy), Troilus and Cressida (Cassandra), Hamlet (Gertrude), The Comedy of Errors (Adriana), Mother Courage (Yvette), Richard III (Queen Elizabeth), Othello (Emilia), Twelfth Night (Maria), Mary Stuart (Elizabeth I), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra), The Beggar’s Opera (Lucy Lockit), As You Like It (Audrey), All’s Well That Ends Well (Widow Capilet), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet), The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Jaquenetta). REGIONAL: Arena Stage; The American Conservatory Theater; Yale Repertory Theatre; Long Wharf Theatre; George Street Playhouse; Great Lakes Theater Company; Cleveland Playhouse; Arizona State Theatre; Chautauqua Theatre; Guthrie Theater; The State Theatre; ZACH Theatre; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Red Bull Theater; Signature Theater; Contemporary American Theater Festival FILM: Die Hard With a Vengeance, Chances Are, Raise the Titanic. TELEVISION: Law & Order, Timeline, Another World. AWARDS: 3 Helen Hayes Awards, 7 Helen Hayes Award Nominations, Austin Critics’ Circle Award for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Medea. TEACHING: Distinguished Professor, University of Texas at Austin: Department of Theatre and Dance. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA.
STC: Major Barbara, The Persians, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Henry VI, Volpone. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedda Gabbler, Pygmalion, London Assurance (Tony Nomination). Off-Broadway: Give Me Your Answer, Do!; Hotel Suites. REGIONAL: The Old Globe: The Importance of Being Earnest; Chicago Opera House: My Fair Lady; Arena Stage: Long Day’s Journey into Night (Helen Hayes Nomination), Other Desert Cities, Noises Off; Guthrie Theater: Death of a Salesman, The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night; Arizona Theater Company: A Streetcar Named Desire. INTERNATIONAL: The Abbey Theatre (Dublin): All My Sons (ESB / Irish Times Nomination); Stratford Festival: Arms and the Man, School for Scandal, Blithe Spirit, The Merchant of Venice. FILM: Julie & Julia, Little Children, The Next Three Days, Black Knight. TELEVISION: Braindead, The Good Wife, Brotherhood, Seinfeld, Law & Order. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Awards (for Major Barbara, Volpone); Theater World Award (London Assurance); The Callaway Award (London Assurance).
STC: Macbeth. 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: Alabama Story, The Fall of Heaven; Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Best of Enemies. FILM: Halston, Lost & Found, Proximity. TELEVISION: Happy!, Mindhunter, Manh(a)ttan, Power. OTHER: Audible and Recorded Books Narrator. TRAINING: University of Illinois: MFA in Acting. WEB: Corey-Allen.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre: Gloria: A Life; New Light Theater Project: The Hollower; The Public Theater: Masculinity Max, The Winter’s Tale; The Delacorte Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Signature Theatre Company: Venus, The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World; Irondale Center: St. Joan of the Stockyards; Theater for a New City: The Seagull. REGIONAL: Mark Taper Forum: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3); American Repertory Theater: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3). FILM: Daddy (short). TELEVISION: The Sopranos, Law & Order. AWARDS: NAACP Theater Award (for Fourth / Oddsee Dog in Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)). TRAINING: SUNY Purchase Conservatory: BFA in Acting.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: National-Asian American Theater Company: Henry VI, A Dream Play, The Seagull, The House of Bernarda Alba; Ma-Yi Theater Company: The Suitcase Trilogy, Savage Acts; Target Margin Theater: The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc. Ontological-Hysteric Theater: Now That Communism Is Dead, My Life Feels Empty!. REGIONAL: Milwaukee Repertory Theater: after all the terrible things I do; Interlochen Shakespeare Festival: American Hwangap; Cleveland Public Theatre: Blue Sky Transmission, The Phantoms of King Lear; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Julius Caesar; Lookingglass Theater Company: HereAfter; Goodman Theater: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. INTERNATIONAL: Ontological-Hysteric Theater (New York / Vienna / Amsterdam): Now That Communism Is Dead, My Life Feels Empty!. TEACHING: SUNY Purchase: Adjunct Professor; SUNY Ulster: Adjunct Professor; Mount Holyoke College: Visiting Professor. TRAINING: Columbia University: MFA in Acting; Northwestern University: BS in Performance Studies. WEB: SophiaSkiles.com.
NEW YORK: Broadway: A Moon for the Misbegotten (u/s). Off-Broadway: Barrow Street Theatre: The Effect, Our Town (dir. David Cromer); Promenade Theatre: Trying; The Actor’s Company Theatre: Lovers; SoHo Playhouse: Bill W. and Dr. Bob; REGIONAL (select): Hartford Stage: An Opening in Time; Pittsburgh Public: L’Hotel; Baltimore Center Stage: A Civil War Christmas; Goodman Theatre: The Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, Finding the Sun; Palm Beach Dramaworks: A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Geva Theatre Center: On Golden Pond; Wilma Theater: Ememies, A Love Story; Victory Gardens Theatre: The Action Against Sol Schumann. FILM: My America Too (dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah), The Book of Birdie. AWARDS: After Dark for Isobel in The Secret Rapture; Sarah Siddons Chicago’s Leading Lady Award; Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee; two-time Carbonell Award Nominee. TRAINING: Illinois State University: MFA in Acting; University of Nebraska Omaha: BA: Theater.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New World Stages: Church and State; Roundabout Theatre Company: Sons of the Prophet. REGIONAL: Huntington Theater Company: Skeleton Crew, Sons of the Prophet; Hartford Stage: Romeo and Juliet; Capital Repertory Company: The Royale; Company One: The Good Negro; The Providence Black Repertory Company: The Etymology of Bird. TELEVISION: Elementary. AWARDS: Fringe Overall Excellence Award: The Broken Record written by Jonathan Louis Dent (New York International Fringe Festival). TRAINING: NYU Graduate Acting Program: MFA; Brown University: BA in Africana Studies and Theatre.
NEW YORK: Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Off-Broadway: Apollo Theater: Unspeakable; New Worlds Theater: Carcass; New Federal Theater: Strange Weather; Primary Stages: A Sunbeam. REGIONAL: Arkansas Repertory Theatre: Windfall (dir. Jason Alexander); Cincinnati Playhouse: Mothers and Sons, As You Like It; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Convert; Swine Palace: A Free Man of Color; Arena Stage: Resurrection; Seattle Repertory Theatre: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Guthrie Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Virginia Stage Company: The Piano Lesson, A Christmas Carol; Cleveland Playhouse: Blues for an Alabama Sky; Crossroads Theater: Train to 2010. FILM: Ambition’s Debt, If You Could Say it in Words. TELEVISION: The Blacklist, Mr. Robot, Law & Order: Trial by Jury. TRAINING: Alabama Shakespeare Festival / University of Alabama: MFA Classical Acting; Morehouse College; Public Theater: Shakespeare Lab (dir. Barry Edelstein).
Ellen McLaughlin’s plays have received numerous national and international productions. They include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, The Trojan Women, Helen, The Persians, Oedipus, Ajax in Iraq, Kissing the Floor, Septimus and Clarissa, and Penelope. Producers include: the Public Theater, The National Actors' Theater and New York Theater Workshop in NYC, Actors' Theater of Louisville, The Actors' Gang L.A., Classic Stage Co., N.Y., The Intiman Theater, Seattle, Almeida Theater, London, The Mark Taper Forum, L.A., The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Getty Villa, California., and The Guthrie Theater, Minnesota, among other venues.
Grants and awards include: Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, Great American Play Contest, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the NEA, the Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Berilla Kerr Award for playwrighting. T.C.G./Fox Residency Grant -- for Ajax in Iraq, written for the A.R.T. Institute.
She has taught playwriting at Barnard College since 1995. Other teaching posts include Breadloaf School of English, Yale Drama School and Princeton University, among others.
Ms. McLaughlin is also an actor. She is most well known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in every U.S. production from its earliest workshops through its Broadway run.
Since the start of his tenure as Artistic Director in 1986, Michael Kahn has directed 65 productions at STC, received 28 awards for his artistry and leadership and steered the Company to the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award. In 1991 he inaugurated the Free For All, which brings an STC production to audiences completely free of charge each year and has reached 690,000 patrons. He also created the Academy for Classical Acting, an MFA program in partnership with The George Washington University. Since the 1960s Kahn's work has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in theatres around the United States, in addition to Athens, Cairo, Stratford upon-Avon and Adelaide. He has directed productions for the Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington National and New York City Center Opera companies. Previously Artistic Director of the McCarter Theatre Center, the American Shakespeare Festival, The Acting Company and Chautauqua Theatre and Conservatory, he was a founding faculty member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and served as the Richard Rodgers Director of Drama for 15 years. He has also been on the faculties of New York University and the Circle in the Square Theatre School. Honored by numerous awards, including a Tony Award Nomination for Show Boat, Kahn was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame and was recognized as an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 2013.
Choreographed for: Ailey II; Atlanta Ballet; Ballet Memphis; Cincinnati Ballet; Grand Rapids Ballet; Kansas City Ballet; Ballet Nashville; Tulsa Ballet; Grand Rapids Ballet; MADCO: Seven (Choreographer; a biographical work about Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee). AWARDS: First female Resident Choreographer in Cincinnati Ballet’s 40-year history; Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab; Choreographic Winnings Recipient by the Joffrey Ballet. TEACHING: Yale School of Drama: Acting Lecturer; Columbia Adjunct Lecturer. TRAINING: Alvin Ailey School; Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio. WEB: JenniferArchibald.com
STC: Salomé (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Set Design), The Tempest (1997). Hilferty is a costume and set designer for over 350 productions around the globe. NEW YORK: Broadway: Wicked (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Present Laughter (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination), Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), Lestat (Tony Nomination), Annie, Hands on a Hardbody, Wonderland, Assassins, Into the Woods (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations; Hewes Award), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Off-Broadway: Signature Theatre: Boesman and Lena; Hunter Theater Project / Old Globe: Uncle Vanya; Public Theater: Fire in Dreamland, Illyria, OPERA: ; Roundabout Theatre Company: (Lucille Lortel Award); New Group / Ambassador Theatre Group: . REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Turn Me Loose. Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata, AWARDS: ; LA Opera / Berlin Staatsoper: . Collaborated on 39 productions with South African playwright Athol Fugard in the US, UK and South Africa. FILM: Laurie Anderson’s . OTHER: Dance (Alvin Ailey), Circus (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey), concerts (Taylor Swift SPEAK NOW).TDF / Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement, OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Design. TEACHING: Currently chairs Graduate Design at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
NEW YORK: Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, among others. OPERA: Los Angeles Opera: David Lang's The Loser, among others. AWARDS: Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2001), Jerome Robbins Prize (2003), the USA “Gracie” Fellowship (2008), MacArthur Fellowship, among many other awards. OTHER: Dance: New York City Ballet: Justin Peck's Principia, among others. TEACHING: Yale School of Drama.
NEW YORK: Broadway: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Drama Desk Award, Tony Nomination). Off-Broadway: Marvelous Wonderettes. REGIONAL: Geffen Playhouse: The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona, Under the Lintels, Sex with Strangers, Play Dead (Ovation Award Nomination), Wrecks, Some Girl(s); Mark Taper Forum: Bent, Steward of Christendom, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Ovation Award Nomination), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Subject was Roses; Kirk Douglas Theatre: Twist your Dickens (Ovation Award Nomination), The Wake, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Little Dog Laughed; La Jolla Playhouse: Squirrels, Sideways, The Nightingale; Arena Stage: Book Club Play; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: In the Wake; South Coast Repertory: Sweeny Todd, Photograph 51, Kings, 4000 Miles, The Fantasticks, Parisian Woman, Elemeno Pea; Pasadena Playhouse: Stoneface, Above the Fold, Crowns, Orson’s Shadow; Ghost Road Theater Company; The Celebration Theater; Echo Theater Company; Circle X. AWARDS: 22 Ovation Award Nominations, The Ruth Morley Award from the League of Professional Theater Women, The Kinetic Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Design, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Garland Award (Los Angeles). WEB: CricketMyers.com.
NEW YORK: Prototype Festival: Bombay Rickey Meets the Psychology of Desire, Thumbprint; HERE Arts Center: Miranda, Sounding; Opera on Tap: The Parksville Murders; American Lyric Theater: Enchantress. REGIONAL: Washington National Opera: Taking Up Serpents; Houston Grand Opera: A Rose, Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers; Opera Ithaca: The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace, Opera Memphis: Formidable, LA Opera: Thumbprint. INTERNATIONAL: Tête-à-Tête Opera (London, England): Bombay Rickey Meets the Psychology of Desire. FILM: Dentist, Five Infomercials for Dentists. AWARDS: Jonathan Larson Award; Innovative Theatre Award: Best Production of a Musical (Miranda). OTHER: Concert music includes commissions by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Forward Music Project, Duo Cortona, Anti-Social Music, the Symphony of South Asia, among others. Leader of Bombay Rickey, a critically acclaimed operatic Bollywood surf ensemble. Also an accomplished soprano, she will next appear with the LA Philharmonic in Meredith Monk’s opera Atlas. TEACHING: SUNY Purchase: Adjunct Professor of Composition. TRAINING: New School for Social Research: PhD. WEB: KamalaSankaram.com
Telsey + Company
Broadway/Tours: Beetlejuice, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Oklahoma!, Be More Chill, Network, The Cher Show, The Prom, Pretty Woman, My Fair Lady, Mean Girls, Frozen, Come From Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked, Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On Your Feet!. Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, MCC Theater, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Second Stage Theater. Film: Mary Poppins Returns, Ben Is Back, The Greatest Showman, Into the Woods, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Rent,” “Murphy Brown,” “This Is Us,” “House of Cards,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “One Day at a Time,” commercials. WEB: www.telseyandco.com
Will Cantler, CSA
Broadway credits in the past two seasons include OKLAHOMA, AMERICAN SON; STRAIGHT WHITE MEN; LOBBY HERO; THE PARISIAN WOMAN; and M. BUTTERFLY. Recent Off Broadway credits include SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY (Lortel Winner and Artios Award Winner); THE LIGHT; COLLECTIVE RAGE; TRANSFERS; HANGMEN; ACTUALLY; COST OF LIVING (Pulitzer Prize). Will does the season casting for The Atlantic Theater, Classic Stage Company, Second Stage Theater, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage & Film, MCC Theater, and The La Jolla Playhouse. The Casting Society of America has honored him with 9 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. For the past 32 years Will has been partners with Robert LuPone and Bernard Telsey in the MCC Theater, where he is Co-Artistic Director.
Karyn Casl, CSAKaryn has been with Telsey + Company since 2010. Credits include, Broadway: NETWORK, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, LOBBY HERO, M. BUTTERFLY, THE PARISIAN WOMAN, ALL THE WAY; Off-Broadway credits include: Season casting for MCC Theater, Second Stage, Atlantic Theater, Classic Stage, Williamstown Theater Festival, New York Stage & Film and the La Jolla Playhouse, including the world premiere of SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY (Lortel and Artios award-winner), THE WOLVES (world premiere), MARY PAGE MARLOWE, COST OF LIVING (Pulitzer Prize-winner), TRANSFERS, ACTUALLY, THE LIGHT, BLUE RIDGE, MIES JULIE, DESCRIBE THE NIGHT, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, OUR LADY OF KIBEHO, THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK. Karyn has been honored by the Casting Society of America three times for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.
STC: 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.
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: 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.
STC: Hamlet, The Lover and The Collection; The School for Lies, The Tempest (2016 Free For All), The Taming of the Shrew, Othello (also 2017 Free For All), The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Tartuffe, The Metromaniacs, The Tempest. NEW YORK: 59E59: C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar); New York International Fringe Festival: Magic Kingdom, The More Loving One (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Best Overall Production/ Play); Marymount Manhattan College: Columbinus; August Strindberg Rep Theatre: Mr. Bengt’s Wife; Atlantic Acting School: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; HERE Arts Center: Ingmar Bergman’s Persona; Classic Stage Company: MacB**h (workshop); Outhouse Theatre Co: Mercy Thieves (U.S. Premiere), The Boys (U.S. Premiere); Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab: MacB**h (workshop). REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre: The Secret Garden; Opera House Arts: Antony and Cleopatra; SUNY Purchase College: The Miser. INTERNATIONAL: The Flick by Annie Baker (Sydney Premiere); The Aliens by Annie Baker (Sydney Premiere); 4 Minutes, 12 Seconds (Australian Premiere). OTHER: Producer, Red Bull Theater, Short New Play Festival; Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab (Member). TRAINING: The Juilliard School. WEB: CraigBaldwin.net.
STC: 28 productions including 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: 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 and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.
STC: 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.
STC: The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Mainstage and 2018 Free For All), Camelot, Hamlet, The Lover and The Collection, Othello (2017 Free For All); Production Assistant: Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Stage Management Fellow: The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All), As You Like It, The Metromaniacs, Man of La Mancha. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Santa Cruz: Henry V, Honk!, It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors; Jewel Theatre Company: One for the Road and The Lover. TRAINING: University of California Santa Cruz: BA in Theater Arts.