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 play based on the classic, commissioned by STC. Her work, three years in the making, weaves together the stories 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.

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Reviews

“★★★★★…breathtaking, deeply satisfying…this is Kahn in greatest communion with his art, his voice visceral and unwavering, and it is a profound note upon which to take his leave.” –Metro Weekly

“★★★★★…the language is stark and rich with the poetic alchemy of ancient Greek. The way McLaughlin’s words sound in your ears and are beautifully spoken by the actors is ambrosia.” –DC Theatre Scene

“HEART-STOPPING…Kahn’s production, marked by the dynamic portrayals of Rad Pereira as Electra, Josiah Bania as Orestes and particularly Kelley Curran as vengeance-obsessed Clytemnestra, preserves the spare, feral authority of the text even as it puts a modern sheen on the story’s outcome.” –The Washington Post

“POWERFUL…Michael Kahn’s final masterpiece as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.” –K Street Magazine

“A POWERFUL, EVOCATIVE update from playwright Ellen McLaughlin.” –Brightest Young Things

“EPIC…the acting is incredible across the board.” –The Georgetown Dish

“A TRIUMPH…a powerful interrogation of violence, revenge, blame, and justice told with great skill.” –Two Hours’ Traffic

“STUNNING…an emotional, sympathetic performance that rings with a relevance to our lives today.” –BroadwayWorld

“SHOCKINGLY RELEVANT…leaves audiences catching their breath.” –MD Theatre Guide

“★★★★★…The Oresteia is one of the singular best instances of ancient Greek drama brought flawlessly and effortless into a contemporary context without sacrificing the nature of its design.” –Theatre Bloom

“MESMERIZING…Kelley Curran is a commanding presence.” –Talkin’ Broadway

“The McLaughlin/Kahn collaboration DOES NOT DISAPPOINT.” –DC Metro Theater Arts

“VISUALLY STUNNING…it delivers messages about revenge and justice that ring as true today as they must have nearly 2,500 years ago.” –CurtainUp



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The Oresteia

October 14

by Ellen McLaughlin
Freely adapted from the trilogy by Aeschylus
Directed by Michael Kahn
Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
The Oresteia is made possible by a generous grant from:
The Roy Cockrum Foundation

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From the Playwright
Ellen McLaughlin

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.
The Performers
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  • Clytemnestra: Kelley Curran
    Kelley Curran
    Clytemnestra
    Clytemnestra
    Kelley Curran

    STC: Henry IV, Part 1 and 2 (Lady Percy). NEW YORK: Broadway: Present Laughter (with Kevin Kline). Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Mother of the Maid (with Glenn Close); Theatre for a New Audience: The Winter’s Tale; Bedlam: Sense and Sensibility, Peter Pan; 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 Theater / The Acting Company: Henry V. REGIONAL: Paper Mill Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Shakespeare and Company, The Acting Company. FILM: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. TELEVISION: The Blacklist. AWARDS: National Theatre Conference Emerging  Professional Award, Joe A. Callaway Award, Drama League Award Nomination, Princess Grace Award Nomination. TRAINING: Fordham University at Lincoln Center: BA; BADA at Oxford: Shakespeare Intensive.

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

  • Iphigenia: Simone Warren
    Simone Warren
    Iphigenia
    Iphigenia
    Simone Warren

    REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Billy Elliot; Olney Theatre Center: Annie. 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: Joe’s Movement Emporium: West Side Story, Cinderella; Howard University Ira Aldridge Theatre: August on My Mind; Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Cinderella. Managed by Linda Townsend. TRAINING: Paula Brown Performing Arts Studio (Dance), Polly Parr Corretjer Voice Studio.

  • Agamemnon: Kelcey Watson
    Kelcey Watson
    Agamemnon
    Agamemnon
    Kelcey Watson

    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 Saint Brigit Theatre Company: Julius Caesar; Lilyhorn / Martin Productions: Shopping and F**king; nap Productions: Take Me Out; Omaha Theater Company: The Misfits; Nebraska Shakespeare: Henry V; SkullDuggery Theatre: Defiance. TELEVISION: East of La Brea (Series Premiere at 2019 SXSW Film Festival), Escape the Night, Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs, WWE Monday Night Raw. FILM: 2307: Winter’s Dream (Netflix), Redbird, Minty, Forgotten Sunset. TRAINING: The School at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY). WEB: Instagram: @kelcivious1.

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

  • Cassandra: Zoë Sophia Garcia
    Zoë Sophia Garcia
    Cassandra
    Cassandra
    Zoë Sophia Garcia

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons: Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra; Working Theater: La Ruta. REGIONAL: Milwaukee Repertory Theater / Geva Theatre Center: One House Over; Cleveland Play House: Between Riverside and Crazy; 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.

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

  • Electra: Rad Pereira
    Rad Pereira
    Electra
    Electra
    Rad Pereira

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Chautauqua!; Flea Theater: The Trojan Women, Take Care, The Mysteries; Ars Nova / Clubbed Thumb: Madonna col Bambino; La MaMa: Riot Antigone; Target Margin Theater: A Land of Nations; Abrons Arts Center: Decolonization Rave I + II. REGIONAL: Pittsburgh Public Theater: The Tempest; Theatre 167: 167 Tongues. TELEVISION: Dançando 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 Center for the Arts. TRAINING: Pace University; Interlochen Arts Academy. WEB: (Blank) My Life; The Pioneers. Instagram:  @______rad___ ; RadPlanet. org. OTHER: Rad honors the Conoy and Piscataway tribes for having us as guests on their unceded land with their continual work towards decolonization.

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

  • Orestes: Josiah Bania
    Josiah Bania
    Orestes
    Orestes
    Josiah Bania

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater: Ironbound. REGIONAL: Geffen Playhouse / Round House Theatre: Ironbound; Mark Taper Forum: Archduke; American Repertory Theater: Fingersmith; Dorset Theatre Festival: The Way of the World; Yale Repertory Theatre: Three Sisters; Chautauqua Theater Company: Love’s Labor’s Lost; Artists Repertory Theatre: The History Boys; Yale School of Drama: Othello, Richard II, The Seagull, Petty Harbour, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, among others. TELEVISION: Elementary, The Good Wife, The Mysteries of Laura, Leverage. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA.

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

  • Chorus: Franchelle Stewart Dorn
    Franchelle Stewart Dorn
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Franchelle Stewart Dorn

    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). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Red Bull Theater, Signature Theatre. REGIONAL: Arena Stage, American  Conservatory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Play House, Arizona State Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Guthrie Theater, The State Theatre, ZACH Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Contemporary American Theater Festival. FILM: Die Hard with a Vengeance, Chances Are, Raise the Titanic. TELEVISION: Law & Order, Timeline, Another World. AWARDS: Three Helen Hayes Awards, seven Helen Hayes Award Nominations, Austin Critics’ Circle Award (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Medea). TEACHING: Distinguished Professor at University of Texas, Austin: Department of Theatre and Dance. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA.

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

  • Chorus: Helen Carey
    Helen Carey
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Helen Carey

    STC: Affiliated Artist; Major Barbara, The Persians, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Henry VI, Volpone, Julius Caesar. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedda Gabler, Pygmalion, London Assurance (Tony Award Nomination). Off-Broadway: Give Me Your Answer, Do!; Hotel Suites. REGIONAL: The Old Globe: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lyric Opera of Chicago: My Fair Lady; Arena Stage: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Helen Hayes Award Nomination), Other Desert Cities, Noises Off; Guthrie Theater: Death of a Salesman, The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Candida; Arizona Theatre Company: A Streetcar Named Desire. INTERNATIONAL: Abbey Theatre (Dublin): All My Sons (ESB / Irish Times Award Nomination); Stratford Festival: Arms and the Man, The School for Scandal, Blithe Spirit, The Merchant of Venice. FILM: Julie and Julia, 21, Little Children, The Next Three Days, Black Knight. TELEVISION: Braindead, The Good Wife, Brotherhood, American Embassy, Seinfeld, Law & Order. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Awards (for Major Barbara, Volpone); Theater World Award (London Assurance); The Joe A. Callaway Award (London Assurance).

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

  • Chorus: Corey Allen
    Corey Allen
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Corey Allen

    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; The Rep of St. Louis: Alabama Story, The Fall of Heaven; Orlando Shakespeare Theater: The Best of Enemies. FILM: Halston, 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.

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

  • Chorus: Patrena Murray
    Patrena Murray
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Patrena Murray

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre: Gloria: A Life; New Light Theater Project: The Hollower; Public Theater: Masculinity Max, The Winter’s Tale; 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 and 3); American Repertory Theater: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3). FILM: Daddy (short). TELEVISION: The Sopranos, Law & Order. OTHER: Company member of Irondale Ensemble Project. TRAINING: SUNY Purchase Conservatory: BFA in Acting.

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

  • Chorus: Sophia Skiles
    Sophia Skiles
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Sophia Skiles

    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 Theatre Company: HereAfter; Goodman Theatre: 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.

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

  • Chorus: Kati Brazda
    Kati Brazda
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Kati Brazda

    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 Actors Company Theatre: Lovers; SoHo Playhouse: Bill W. and Dr. Bob. REGIONAL: Select: Hartford Stage: An Opening in Time; Pittsburgh Public Theater: L’Hotel; Baltimore Center Stage: 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: Enemies: A Love Story; Victory Gardens Theater: The Action Against Sol Schumann. FILM: My America Too (dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah), The Book of Birdie (Melancholy Star). AWARDS: After Dark Award 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 in Theater.

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

  • Chorus: Jonathan Louis Dent
    Jonathan Louis Dent
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Jonathan Louis Dent

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New World Stages: Church and State; Roundabout Theatre Company: Sons of the Prophet. REGIONAL: Huntington Theatre Company: Skeleton Crew, Sons of the Prophet; Hartford Stage: Romeo and Juliet; Capital Repertory Theatre: The Royale; Company One Theatre: 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 Tisch Graduate Acting: MFA; Brown University: BA in Africana Studies and Theatre Arts.

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

  • Chorus: Alvin Keith
    Alvin Keith
    Chorus
    Chorus
    Alvin Keith

    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 Play House: Blues for an Alabama Sky; Crossroads Theatre Company: Train to 2010. FILM: Ambition’s Debt, If You Could Say It in Words. TELEVISION: Fosse/Verdon, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot, Law & Order: Trial by Jury. TRAINING: Alabama Shakespeare Festival / University of Alabama: MFA Classical Acting; Morehouse College; The Public Theater: Shakespeare Lab (dir. Barry Edelstein).

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


The Artistic Team
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  • Ellen McLaughlin
    Playwright
    Playwright
    Ellen McLaughlin

    There is arguably no contemporary playwright as well-versed in the great Greek tragedies as Ellen McLaughlin. She has written numerous plays inspired by Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles, including Ajax in Iraq (T.C.G. / Fox Residency Grant, A.R.T. Institute), Iphigenia and Other Daughters, The Trojan Women, Oedipus, Helen, Kissing the Floor and Penelope. Her play The Persians was produced by STC in 2006, directed by Ethan McSweeny. Her other plays include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity’s House, Tongue of a Bird and Septimus and Clarissa. The producers of her work include The Public Theater, National Actors Theater, Classic Stage Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Guthrie Theater, Intiman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Orlando Shakespeare Festival and the  Almeida Theater in London. She is the recipient of the Writer’s Award from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund as well as other honors, including the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting and grants from the NEA.  McLaughlin has taught playwriting at Barnard College since 1995, among other teaching posts. McLaughlin is also an actor. She has performed at The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, La MaMa, American  Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Arena Stage, George Street Playhouse and PlayMakers Repertory, among others. As an actor, she is most wellknown for originating the role of the Angel in Angels in America by Tony Kushner, appearing in every U.S. production from its earliest workshops through its original Broadway run.


  • Michael Kahn
    Director
    Director
    Michael Kahn

    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.


  • Jennifer Archibald
    Movement Director
    Movement Director
    Jennifer Archibald

    REGIONAL: Choreography: 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). INTERNATIONAL: Tanzwerk101 (Switzerland); Balettakademien (Sweden); Studio Harmonic (France); Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. 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 University: Adjunct Lecturer; Ailey/Fordham; Miami New World School of the Arts; Boston Conservatory; ArchCore 40; Point Park; Virginia Commonwealth University; Columbia College Chicago. TRAINING: Alvin Ailey School; Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio. WEB: JenniferArchibald.com.


  • Susan Hilferty
    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Susan Hilferty

    STC: Salomé (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Set Design), The Tempest (1997). INTERNATIONAL: Costume and set designer for over 350 productions around the globe. Collaborated on 39 productions with South African playwright Athol Fugard in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa. NEW YORK: Broadway: Wicked (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Present Laughter (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations), Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), Lestat (Tony Nomination), Annie, Hands on a Hardbody, Wonderland, Assassins, Into the Woods (Tony, 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, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family; Roundabout Theatre Company: Love, Love, Love (Lucille Lortel Award); Lincoln Center: How to Transcend a Happy Marriage; New Group / Ambassador Theatre Group: Buried Child, The Spoils. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Turn Me Loose. OPERA: Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata, Rigoletto; LA Opera / Berlin Staatsoper: Manon. FILM: Laurie Anderson’s Home of the Brave. OTHER: Dance: Alvin Ailey; Circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey; Concerts: Taylor Swift’s Speak Now. AWARDS: TDF Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement, OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. TEACHING: Current chair of Graduate Design at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


  • Jennifer Tipton
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer Tipton

    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 others. OTHER: Dance: New York City Ballet: Justin Peck’s Principia, among others. TEACHING: Yale School of Drama.


  • Cricket S. Myers
    Sound Designer
    Sound Designer
    Cricket S. Myers

    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, Underneath the Lintel, 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: The Book Club Play; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: In the Wake; South Coast Repertory: Sweeney Todd, Photograph 51, Kings, 4000 Miles, The Fantasticks, The Parisian Woman, Elemeno Pea; Pasadena Playhouse: Stoneface, Above the Fold, Crowns, Orson’s Shadow; Ghost Road Theater Company; Celebration Theatre; Echo Theater Company; Circle X Theatre Co. 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: CricketSMyers.com.


  • Kamala Sankaram
    Composer
    Composer
    Kamala Sankaram

    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): 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, South Asian Symphony Orchestra, 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.


  • Robb Hunter
    Fight Choreographer
    Fight Choreographer
    Robb Hunter

    STC: Richard the Third; Othello; Salomé; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; As You Like It; Measure for Measure; The Alchemist; The Winter’s Tale, among others. NEW YORK: Theatre Harlem: Love Child (World Premiere); Black Spectrum Theatre: A Soldier’s Play; Chekhov Theatre Ensemble: Cyrano. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: King Hedley II, Ruined, Stick Fly, Noises Off, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, among others; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Comapny: Gloria, Botticelli in the Fire, HIR, An Octoroon, Zombie: The American; Studio Theatre: Vietgone, The Effect, Bad Jews, Belleville, Red Speedo, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Invisible Man, The Walworth Farce, Superior Donuts, American Buffalo, among others; Olney Theatre Center: The Invisible Hand, The Piano Lesson, Bus Stop, among others; Signature Theatre: Masterpieces, 4380 Nights, among others; Rep Stage, WSC Avant Bard, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, among others. OPERA: Washington National Opera: Carmen, Moby Dick, Hamlet, Don Giovanni; Regina Opera: Otello, Carmen, I Pagliacci. TELEVISION: Spin City (stunt double, Michael J. Fox). AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography (HIR); Helen Hayes Nominations (An Octoroon, Red Speedo, The Walworth Farce); ACTF Award, Fight Direction (Ubu Roi, American); Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship to Russia. TEACHING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University (Faculty); American University (Artist in Residence). TRAINING: Virginia Commonwealth University: MFA Theatre Pedagogy; Certified Fight Director, Teacher and Firearms Instructor for the Society of American Fight Directors.


  • Telsey + Company
    Casting
    Casting
    Telsey + Company

    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, CSA

    Karyn 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.


  • 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.


  • Craig Baldwin
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Director
    Craig Baldwin

    STC: Richard the Third; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; Camelot; Hamlet; The Lover and The Collection; The School for Lies; The Tempest (2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; Othello (mainstage and 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.


  • Joseph Smelser
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser

    STC: 30 productions including The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Camelot; Hamlet; The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre and Theater Under the Stars); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: 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.


  • 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.


  • Rebecca Shipman
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Rebecca Shipman

    STC: Richard the Third, 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.



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