What does it look like when a man with no scruples stops at nothing to gain power? If you’re unsure, Richard of Gloucester will gladly demonstrate. What he lacks in looks he makes up for in bottomless ambition, ruthless cunning and rapacious zeal: the crown, at all costs. As he climbs ever higher, Richard bends the world to his will until even his mother can’t bear to own him.

Shakespeare’s mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac’s rampage to the throne remains an irresistible study of villainy and of our alarming addiction to its exploits. Featuring a cast of D.C. favorites and led by Matthew Rauch (Cinemax’s Banshee, Broadway’s JunkThe Merchant of Venice), director David Muse returns to STC after his hit production of King Charles III, rendered “more incisively than…in its Broadway incarnation” (The Washington Post).

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From the Director
David Muse

Richard the Third is a great play for now. It’s about a heartless man, a con artist, a man obsessed with winning and power, a misogynist, a spinner of news and misinformation, a man who thrives by beating others, a man who uses and discards people.

It’s about how a country responds to a leader like this. We watch people negotiate with their own mortality, align themselves with power and resist secretly if at all.

It’s about the inescapable magnetism of a certain brand of vileness, our inability to resist being drawn in, the danger of manipulation on a massive scale.

The play is a challenge for a director. It takes for granted familiarity with British history, some of the most interesting developments are carried by a handful of lines that are easy to miss, and the whole thing can be a slog if it isn’t handled well. I’m after a production that combats those challenges head-on: something that is clear, surprising, often genuinely funny, and shocking in its parallels to the contemporary moment.


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Richard the Third

Feb 05 - Mar 10

Sidney Harman Hallby William Shakespeare
Directed by David Muse
Support by
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National Endowment of the Arts
Steve and Diane Rudis

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The Performers
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  • Richard, Duke of Gloucester: Matthew Rauch
    Matthew Rauch
    Richard, Duke of Gloucester
    Richard, Duke of Gloucester
    Matthew Rauch

    STC: Henry V (Dauphin), Macbeth (Malcolm). NEW YORK: Broadway: Junk, The Merchant of Venice, Prelude to a Kiss; Off-Broadway: Signature Theater: A Particle of Dread, Book of Days; Playwrights’ Horizons: Kin; Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale; Red Bull Theater: The Revenger’s Tragedy, Edward the Second, The Duchess of Malfi; MCC: Still Life. REGIONAL includes: Hartford Stage: title role in Macbeth; Arena Stage: The Miser; La Jolla, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Rep. Theater of St. Louis. FILM includes: The Wolf of Wall Street, The Tale, Daddy, Labor Day, No Reservations. TELEVISION includes: 4 seasons on Banshee; recurring roles: Chambers, Blue Bloods, NCIS New Orleans, Shades of Blue, Believe, Treme; also Seven Seconds, Bull, The Good Wife, SVU, The Blacklist, Law and Order. OTHER: Kennedy Center: Henry V with the National Symphony. AWARDS: Callaway Award, Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi; Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Best Actor for Macbeth.

  • George,Duke of Clarence/Tyrrel: Cody Nickell
    Cody Nickell
    George,Duke of Clarence/Tyrrel
    George,Duke of Clarence/Tyrrel
    Cody Nickell

    STC: The School for LiesRomeo and Juliet. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Company Member, Botticelli in the Fire, Baby Screams Miracle, Stupid F***ing Bird (World Premiere), In the Next Room, Clybourne Park; Folger Theatre: Antony and Cleopatra, Mary Stuart, Taming of the Shrew, Arcadia, Macbeth; Studio Theatre: Animal (World Premiere); Portland Center Stage: Outrage (World Premiere), The Pillowman, How to Disappear Completely…(U.S. Premiere), The Merchant of Venice; Santa Cruz Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, As You Like It; PlayMakers Rep: Playboy of the Western World, Henry IV Part I, Henry V; Arden Theatre: A Doll's House, Crime and Punishment, The Whipping Man; Wilma Theater: The Understudy; Gulfshore Playhouse: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, All My Sons, Art, Constellations; San Jose Rep: Mary’s Wedding (U.S. Premiere). FILM: My America, Dorian Blues. TELEVISION: That 70’s Show, All My Children, Celebrity Death Match. AWARDS: Connecticut Critics Circle Best Actor for Visiting Mister Green. TRAINING: Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

  • Duchess of York: Sandra Shipley
    Sandra Shipley
    Duchess of York
    Duchess of York
    Sandra Shipley

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Present Laughter (Tony nomination Best Revival), The Importance of Being Earnest, Blithe Spirit, Equus, Pygmalion, Retreat From Moscow, Vincent In Brixton, The Deep Blue Sea, Indiscretions. Off-Broadway:  Roundabout: Arms And The Man, Suddenly Last Summer.  The Public Theatre: Venus, Stuff Happens. Lincoln Center: The Carpetbagger’s Children. Manhattan Theatre Club: Kindertransport. Second Stage: The Clearing, Once Around The City. Mint Theatre: Hindle Wakes, Rutherford and Son.  City Center Encores: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. NATIONAL TOURS: Anything Goes, Blithe Spirit. REGIONAL: A.R.T., Boston Shakespeare Company, Dallas Theatre Center, Geva, Guthrie, Gloucester Stage, Humana Festival, Huntington, La Jolla, Long Wharf, McCarter, Merrimack Rep., Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep. INTERNATIONAL: U.K. Royal Court/West End: Look Back In Anger, Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, When Thou Art King, London Assurance, Major Barbara. Regional Rep. Tour: Private Lives. FILM: Monument Avenue, Mermaids. Television: Law and Order and Law and Order S.V.U., Third Watch, Lipstick Jungle. AWARDS: Elliot Norton Medal for Sustained Theatre Excellence. L.A. Robbie Award, I.R.N.E’s for Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Medea, Kath in Entertaining Mr. Sloane. EDUCATION: London University, New College of Speech and Drama.

  • Margaret of Anjou: Lizan Mitchell
    Lizan Mitchell
    Margaret of Anjou
    Margaret of Anjou
    Lizan Mitchell

    NEW YORK: Broadway credits include Electra, Having Our Say and So Long on Lonely Street. Off-Broadway credits include The First Noel, Brownsville Song, Cell, The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival, Rosmersholm, For Colored Girls, Gum, Salt and Ma Rose. REGIONAL: Dead and Breathing (London, Liverpool, National Black Theater and CATF), Skeleton Crew (Trinity Rep), A Raisin in the Sun (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award), My Lord What a Night (Premiere Stages), The Good Peaches (Cleveland Play House), The House That Will Not Stand (Yale Repertory, Berkeley Repertory, Victory Gardens), An Issue of Blood (Victory Gardens), Dead and Breathing (CATF), The Last Fall (Crossroads Theater), Having Our Say (McCarter), Fabulation (Center Stage) and Woolly Mammoth, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks, Goodman, Proposition Theatre, San Jose Repertory, Crossroads Theatre and the Humana Festival. FILM/TELEVISION: Of Monsters and Men, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Detroit, Brooklynification, Deadbeat, We’ll Never Have Paris, Golden Boy, John Adams (HBO), The Good Wife, Law & Order, The Human Stain, The Preacher's Wife, Sesame Street and The Wire. 

  • Lady Anne of Neville: Cara Ricketts
    Cara Ricketts
    Lady Anne of Neville
    Lady Anne of Neville
    Cara Ricketts

    In theatre Cara has performed extensively in both Canada and the U.S. including several seasons as a leading lady at Canada’s esteemed Stratford Festival, the leading role of Isabella in Measure for Measure for Theatre for a New Audience in New York, and most recently Time and the Conways on Broadway. Other selected credits include Queenie in The Wild Party (Acting UpStage) for which she was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance, Hedda in Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel), Marianne in Constellations and Susan in Race (Canadian Stage), opposite Jason Priestly. Ms. Ricketts can currently be seen in the recurring role of Mary in the highly acclaimed CBC / Netflix series Anne with an E, and also as a guest star in WB’s DC series Titans. Her previous credits include guest stars on BBC America’s Emmy Award-winning series Orphan Black, as well as NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, CTV’s Saving Hope, CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries and E1’s mini-series Book of Negroes. Her feature film credits include Jean of the Joneses, Across the Line, and The Anniversary. Cara has also developed quite a fan base the leading role of “Sayla” in Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal.

  • Queen Elizabeth: Robynn Rodriguez
    Robynn Rodriguez
    Queen Elizabeth
    Queen Elizabeth
    Robynn Rodriguez

    STC: Duchess of Gloucester in Richard II, Chorus 1/Alice in Henry V. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: Party People (dir. Liesl Tommy). REGIONAL: Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Louise in Ghost Light, Clytemnestra in The Oresteia; Guthrie Theater: Barbara in Nickel and Dimed; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Gertrude in Hamlet; Arizona Theatre Company: Aoife in Outside Mullingar, Virginia in Native Gardens; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Barbara in August: Osage County, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Volumnia in Coriolanus, Aemilia in Othello, Gabriela Pecs in Pentecost, Mama in Distracted, Constance in King John, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Barbara Undershaft in Major Barbara; Kennedy Center: Rosa In Magic Fire; Intiman Theatre: The Angel in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches/Perestroika; Denver Center Theatre Company: Arsinoe in The Misanthrope, Patricia in The Last Yankee, Mathurine in Don Juan. INTERNATIONAL: Birmingham Rep/The Barbican, England: Connie Vine/Ash in The Continental Divide: Mothers Against/Daughters of the Revolution; Represented OSF at the 43rd Annual Festival des Jeux du Theatre, Sarlat, France. OTHER: Director: Utah Shakespeare Festival: King John, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It; PCPA/Pacific Conservatory Theatre: Richard III; University of Texas, Austin: Twelfth Night; Dartmouth College: She-Wolf of France; American Players Theatre: A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur (Summer 2019). AWARDS: Garland Award: Kate in Taming of the Shrew; SF Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award: Connie Vine in Continental Divide: Mothers Against. Training: American Conservatory Theatre, MFA in Acting. WEB: RobynnRodriguez.com.

  • Earl of Rivers: Todd Scofield
    Todd Scofield
    Earl of Rivers
    Earl of Rivers
    Todd Scofield

    STC: The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, Cymbeline, The Taming of the Shrew, The Imaginary Invalid, Twelfth Night, The Way of the World, Design for Living, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts; Round House Theatre: The Book of WillBeauty Queen of Leenane, This, Double Indemnity, Tabletop; Folger Theatre: Mary StuartOthello, Cyrano, Henry VIII, Ghost in Hamlet, Caliban in The Tempest, King Lear, Measure for Measure; Theater J: C.S. Lewis in Freud’s Last SessionBal Masque;  Olney Theatre Center; Ford’s Theatre; Everyman Theatre; Imagination Stage; Adventure Theatre; Arden Theatre: C.S. Lewis in Freud’s Last Session; four seasons at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Barter Theatre; Charlotte Repertory Theatre; PlayMakers. TELEVISION: The Wire (recurring role, Seasons 3 and 5).

  • Lord Gray: Jonathan Feuer
    Jonathan Feuer
    Lord Gray
    Lord Gray
    Jonathan Feuer

    STC: As You Like It. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: John; Theater J: The Call; Mosaic Theater Company: Charm; Rep Stage: Antigone Project; Kennedy Center TYA: How to Catch a StarFlowers Stink; Imagination Stage: Charlotte’s WebThe Freshest Snow Whyte; The Hub Theatre: Redder Blood; Forum Theatre: Passion PlayThe ‘T’ Party,9 Circles; Keegan Theatre: A Few Good Men; Adventure Theatre MTC: A Little House Christmas; Quotidian Theatre Company: A Little TrickTalking Pictures; Annapolis Shakespeare Company: As You Like It. OTHER: Company Member: Only Make Believe (interactive theatre for children in hospitals & care facilities). TRAINING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.

  • Lord Hastings: Derrick Lee Weeden
    Derrick Lee Weeden
    Lord Hastings
    Lord Hastings
    Derrick Lee Weeden

    STC: Henry IV pts. 1 and 2  (Lord Chief Justice), Coriolanus (Sicinius), Wallenstein (Kolibas ), Richard II (Northumberland),  Henry V (Exeter). The Guthrie Theatre : Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (John Prentice Sr.). Syracuse Stage/Seattle Rep: The Piano Lesson (Doeker Charles). Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts : Fences (Troy), The Whipping Man (Simon), Cyrano De Bergerac (Cyrano). Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Othello (Othello). Oregon Shakespeare Festival (22 Seasons) Hamlet (Polonius), Great Expectations (Magwich), Antony and Cleopatra (Mark Antony), Death and The Kings Horseman (Elesin), The Tempest (Prospero), Gem of the Ocean (Ceasar), The Philanderer (Leonard Charteris), Julius Ceasar (Brutus), The Three Sisters (Vershinin), Othello (Othello), Seven Guitars (Headley), Le Blancs (Tshembe Matoseh), Coriolanus (Coriolanus), Measure for Measure (Duke Vincentio), Richard II (Bolingbroke), among others. Other Theatres: Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep. (The Continental Divide Tour): Daughters of The Revolution (Kwesi Ntuli) and Mother's Against (Vincent Baptiste) :  Barbican Theatre Center, London U.K., La Jolla Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Birmingham U.K. Berkeley Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Other Theatres: Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep. Backstage West (Garland Awards) for Othello and Les Blancs Training: M.F.A. Southern Methodist University

  • Lord Stanley: Michael Rudko
    Michael Rudko
    Lord Stanley
    Lord Stanley
    Michael Rudko

    STC: Twelfth Night (Feste), Cymbeline (Belarius), Hedda Gabler (Tesman), Lorenzaccio, The Tempest. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Audience, Saint Joan, Romeo & Juliet, Mary Stuart, The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money. Off-Broadway: Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Henry V (TFANA); As You Like It, King Lear, Richard II (Public/NYSF), House for Sale (Transport Group). INTERNATIONAL: Richard III (Bridge Project); We Are Not These Hands (Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus); True West (Donmar Warehouse); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar (Globe Theatre, London).  REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Folger Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Old Globe, Pioneer Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Wilma Theater.

  • Duke of Buckingham: Christopher Michael McFarland
    Christopher Michael McFarland
    Duke of Buckingham
    Duke of Buckingham
    Christopher Michael McFarland

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience: Measure for Measure; The Acting Company: Of Mice and Men, As You Like It; The Wild Project: Spacebar; Smith Street Stage: The Winter’s Tale; New York Shakespeare Exchange: King John; The Flea: Even Maybe Tammy. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill; Kennedy Center: Golden Age; Guthrie Theater; Yale Repertory Theatre; Long Wharf Theatre; Pittsburgh Public Theater; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Arizona Shakespeare Festival; Opera House Arts. TELEVISION: Jessica JonesSneaky Pete. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Acting.

  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Harry A. Winter
    Harry A. Winter
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Harry A. Winter

    STC: Kiss Me, Kate; The Government Inspector; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; The Tempest (u/s Alonso/Gonzalo). NATIONAL TOURS: Gigi, Jolson the Musical. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Allegro, 110 in the Shade, Pacific Overtures, Xanadu; Kennedy Center: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mame; Olney Theatre Center: Racing Demon, Laramie Project, Bringing Up Amy; Washington Jewish Theatre: Pins and Needles, Forum. TELEVISION: Homicide, The Wire. TRAINING: Midwestern University; Edinboro University; Berklee College of Music; Johns Hopkins University: BA in music education.

  • Sir William Catesby: John Keabler
    John Keabler
    Sir William Catesby
    Sir William Catesby
    John Keabler

    STC: Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. REGIONAL: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Merchant of Venice, Richard III, It’s a Wonderful Life; Contemporary American Theatre Festival: A Late Morning in America (one person show as Ronald Reagan); Perseverance Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac; Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It, The Three Musketeers; Syracuse Stage: To Kill a Mockingbird; The Old Globe: Romeo and Juliet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, In This Corner (world premiere); Portland Stage Company: Arsenic and Old Lace; Virginia Stage Company: K2; Florida Studio Theatre: The Columnist (regional premiere); Creede Repertory: Crazy for You, Light Up the Sky. FILM: Sugar (starring Alice Ripley), Faith, Love and Whiskey. TELEVISION: Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed, The Men Who Built America, All My Children. TRAINING: The Old Globe. WEB: JohnKeabler.com.

  • King Edward IV/Ratcliffe: David Bishins
    David Bishins
    King Edward IV/Ratcliffe
    King Edward IV/Ratcliffe
    David Bishins

    STC: Twelfth Night, 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.

  • Murderer 2: Matthew Aldwin McGee
    Matthew Aldwin McGee
    Murderer 2
    Murderer 2
    Matthew Aldwin McGee

    STC: King Charles III; Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: Translations, Rocky Horror; Constellation Theatre: Arabian Nights, Urinetown, Scapin, Taking Steps (Helen Hayes Award, Best Supporting Actor)Imagination Stage: The BFG (Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor), Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure; Adventure Theatre: Frosty the Snowman; WSC Avant Bard: The Good Devil, In Spite of Himself;  Folger Theatre: Romeo & Juliet; LiveArt DC: The Merry Death of Robin Hood; Flying V: The Pirate Laureate 2; Edge of the Universe: Entertaining Mr. Sloane. TEACHING: Previous instructor at the National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Georgetown; Instructor for Smithsonian Summer Camps. STC 2011 Acting Fellow. OTHER: Award-winning puppet designer. TRAINING: BA in Theatre from Fresno State University.WEB: MattaMagical.com.

  • Murderer 1/Scrivener: David Ryan Smith
    David Ryan Smith
    Murderer 1/Scrivener
    Murderer 1/Scrivener
    David Ryan Smith

    NEW YORK: Broadway: One Man, Two Guvnors; Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Pericles (The Public Theater), Gone Missing (City Center/Encores! Off Center), Mankind (Playwrights Horizons), The Death of the Last Black Man...(Signature Theater), The Glory of the World (BAM), Marat/Sade (Classical Theater of Harlem). REGIONAL: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Barrington Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Triad Stage, Crossroads Theater Company, etc. FILM: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Bee Season. TRAINING: American Conservatory Theater: MFA; University of Evansville: BFA.

  • Brakenbury: Ahmad Kamal
    Ahmad Kamal
    Brakenbury
    Brakenbury
    Ahmad Kamal

    REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Gloria, KISS; Signature Theatre: 4,380 Nights; Olney Theatre Center: The Invisible Hand; Mosaic Theater: The Return; Forum Theatre: I Call My Brothers, Love and Information, Blackberry Winter; Adventure Theatre: Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp; Studio Theatre: The Hard Problem (u/s). TRAINING: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: MA in Professional Acting; University of Virginia: BFA in Theatre.

  • Young Prince Edward: Charlie Niccolini
    Charlie Niccolini
    Young Prince Edward
    Young Prince Edward
    Charlie Niccolini

    Charlie is making his professional debut at STC. He has appeared as Danny Zuko in Grease, Sky in Mamma Mia and Baby John in West Side Story, as well as on camera commercials. He is a sophomore at Gilman School in Baltimore and is a protégé of Linda Townsend Management.

  • Young Duke of York: Logan Matthew Baker
    Logan Matthew Baker
    Young Duke of York
    Young Duke of York
    Logan Matthew Baker

    REGIONAL: NextStop Theatre Company: The Wizard of Oz, Once Upon a Mattress. FILM: El Viaje, America's Promise, Malice Emergence. TELEVISION: Department of Education PSA, Firearm Safety PSA, Hell Begins Tomorrow. TRAINING: Broadway Artists Alliance NYC, G. Gardner Talent Management. WEB: Instagram: @LoganMatthewBaker.

  • Mayor of London: Sofiya Cheyenne
    Sofiya Cheyenne
    Mayor of London
    Mayor of London
    Sofiya Cheyenne

    New York based actress, creator and disability advocate. NEW YORK: The Lilliput Troupe (Perla Ovitz) at Dixon Place, American Theater for Actors, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Briefly Dead (Phyllis) at 59E59, Other World (Vendor) at Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Conspiracists (Dee Dee) at IRT, The Golden Smile (Director) at The Kraine Theater. REGIONAL: Guys and Dolls (Big Jule) at Theater Under The Stars. TELEVISON: At Home With Amy Sedaris (Doris) on TrueTV, StartUP (Doris) on Sony Crackle, Loudermilk (Louise) on DirectTV’s AUDIENCENetwork. OTHER: Dwarfdom, Nothing Short of a Journey, Variety magazine, Refinery29, NowThis as an advocate. TRAINING: CUNY Brooklyn College: BFA in Acting and BA in Psychology. WEB: SofiyaCheyenne.com.

  • Earl of Richmond: Evelyn Spahr
    Evelyn Spahr
    Earl of Richmond
    Earl of Richmond
    Evelyn Spahr

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. NATIONAL TOURS: Remarkably Normal. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Henry V. FILM: The Post. TV: Vinyl TRAINING: NYU: BFA in Acting.

  • Lord Lovel/Ensemble: Sam Midwood
    Sam Midwood
    Lord Lovel/Ensemble
    Lord Lovel/Ensemble
    Sam Midwood

    NEW YORK: Off-Off Broadway: Incite Productions: Waiting for Lefty. NATIONAL TOUR: The Three Musketeers. REGIONAL: Compass Rose Theatre: Disgraced, A Chorus Line; Lillian Theatre: Julius Caesar; The Magellan Project: Speed-The-Plow, The Misanthrope; 14th St. Playhouse: The One-Armed Man. TRAINING: UNC School of the Arts.

  • Ensemble: Mihir Kumar
    Mihir Kumar
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Mihir Kumar

    INTERNATIONAL: The Australian Shakespeare Company (Melbourne): The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus). TRAINING: UCLA: BA in Communication Studies & Theatre; American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T): Certificate in Acting; National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA): Certificate in Acting. WEB: Instagram: mihir.is.here.

  • Ensemble: Stephen G. Shetler
    Stephen G. Shetler
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Stephen G. Shetler

    Stephen holds an MFA from the Catholic University of America and a certificate in Shakespearean performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Credits include over 50 roles in plays from Turgenev to Beckett to Tagore. In addition to acting, Stephen enjoys creating puppet plays with his wife, Julia.

  • Ensemble: Billy Saunders, Jr.
    Billy Saunders, Jr.
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Billy Saunders, Jr.

    STC: Debut. NATIONAL TOUR: Encore!! (prod. Spring Sirkin) NEW YORK: The Evoke Festival. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Monomoy Theatre, Capital Classics, 4615 Theater Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare. TELEVISION: Investigation Discovery: Evil Kin. FILM: Dinner Party VR (Digital Cave Media). TRAINING: The Hartt School: BFA Actor Training, and Drama Studio London. WEB: BillySaundersJr.com. 

  • Ensemble: Elizabeth Erb
    Elizabeth Erb
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Elizabeth Erb

    NEW YORK: New Light Theatre Project, Amios, Firebone Theatre. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre, Public Theatre of Minnesota, BARd Shakespeare. TRAINING: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. WEB: ElizabethErb.com.

  • Ensemble: Sheldon Donenberg
    Sheldon Donenberg
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Sheldon Donenberg

    STC: Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All). REGIONAL: Shakespeare Center Los Angeles: Henry IV (Various/Hal u/s), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (O’Casey, Ensemble), Twelfth Night (Antonio); The Last Orchard Theatre Company: Waiting for Lefty (Fatt), The Bad Seed (Leroy), Dog Sees God (Charlie Brown). FILM: Mendacity, Shanty Town, Squeal. AWARDS: 2017 National YoungArts Foundation Theatre Finalist, 2014 Jerry Herman Award—Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. TRAINING: Los Angeles County HS for the Arts: Theatre Graduate 2016.

  • Ensemble: Andrew Thornton
    Andrew Thornton
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Andrew Thornton

    STC: Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All). AWARDS: KCACTF Region 7 (Northwest) winner for Irene Ryan’s scholarship. TRAINING: University of Wyoming: BFA in Musical Theatre.


The Artistic Team
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  • David Muse
    Director
    Director
    David Muse

    STC: Affiliated Artist; Associate Artistic Director, 2005–2010; Director: King Charles III (co-production with A.C.T. and Seattle Repertory Theatre), CoriolanusHenry VThe Taming of the Shrew (Free For All), Romeo and JulietJulius CaesarOn the Eve of Friday MorningPericles (Free For All); Assistant Director: OthelloLady Windermere’s FanThe TempestPericlesMacbeth; director of numerous readings, galas and special events; Master Acting Class in­structor. REGIONAL: The Studio Theatre: Artistic Director since 2010; Director: 20 productions including The EffectThe Father, TribesThe Habit of ArtFrozenBlackbirdCock; Arena Stage: Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune; Theatre Alliance: The Bluest Eye; New York Summer Play Festival: Patrick Page’s Swansong. TEACHING: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting; Georgetown University; Yale University. OTHER: New play devel­opment at numerous theatres including New York Theatre Workshop, Arena Stage, New Dramatists, Geva Theatre, Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre. AWARDS: Eight-time Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Direction; D.C. Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist. TRAINING: Yale University: BA; Yale School of Drama: MFA in Directing.


  • Debra Booth
    Scenic Designer
    Scenic Designer
    Debra Booth

    STC: The Lover and The Collection. REGIONAL: Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville: This Beautiful City; Children’s Theater Company: Lost Boys of the Sudan; Milwaukee Repertory Theater: I Just Stopped By to See the Man; Studio Theatre: Hambone, Privates on Parade, The Shape of Things, Far Away, A Number, Caroline or Change, Fat Pig, Russian National Postal Service, This Beautiful City, Road to Mecca, Blackbird, Afterplay, Moonlight, Adding Machine: A Musical, Reasons to Be Pretty, Circle Mirror Transformation, Translations, Hard Problem, The Father; Geva Theatre Center: Rough Crossing, Famous Orpheus; WPA Theatre: Spread Eagle; Hartford Stage: Marisol; New York Shakespeare Festival: Marisol; Portland Stage: The Illusion, The Baltimore Waltz, Happy Days, My Children! My Africa!; The Juilliard School: Angels in America, Part 1; Berkshire Theatre Festival: Game of Love and Chance; Philadelphia Theatre Company: Broken Glass; Yale Repertory Theatre: Moon for the Misbegotten; Actors Studio: Salomé, Oedipus. OPERA: Marco Polo (World Premiere, comp. Tan Dun, dir. Martha Clarke, commissioned by the Edinburgh Festival and international tour); The Hindenburg (World Premiere, comp. Steve Reich, dir. Roman Paska, European and U.S. tour); Skylight Opera Theatre: Pelléas and Mélisande. AWARDS: Recipient of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship, Recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts / Theatre Communications Group Set Design Fellowship; Helen Hayes Nomination; Barrymore Award Nomination. OTHER: Director of Design at Studio Theatre. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama.


  • Murell Horton
    Costume Designer
    Costume Designer
    Murell Horton

    STC: The School for Lies (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (2017 Helen Hayes Nomination), The Metromaniacs, Coriolanus, Wallenstein (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Government Inspector (Helen Hayes nomination), The Heir Apparent, The Liar (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Alchemist, Edward II (Helen Hayes Nomination), Hamlet (2007), Titus Andronicus, Lorenzaccio (Helen Hayes Nomination), Richard III (2003), Hamlet (2002), The Silent Woman, Hedda Gabler (Helen Hayes Nomination), Camino Real (Helen Hayes Nomination). NEW YORK: Classic Stage Company: The Liar (Drama Desk Award Nomination); Jeffrey Finn Productions; The Acting Company; The Juilliard School; Pearl Theatre Company. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Denver Center Theatre; Cleveland Playhouse; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Berkshire Theatre Festival; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Madison Repertory Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre. OPERA: New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera. AWARDS: 2007 Irene Sharaff Young Master Award for Costume Design. WEB: MurellHorton.com.


  • Lap Chi Chu
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Lap Chi Chu

    STC: King Charles IIIRomeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Public Theater; New York Theatre Workshop; Signature Theatre; Second Stage Theatre; Performance Space 122; Kitchen Theatre Company. REGIONAL: Mark Taper Forum; Geffen Playhouse; South Coast Repertory; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; La Jolla Playhouse; Old Globe; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Goodman Theatre; Arena Stage; Hartford Stage; Dallas Theater Center. AWARDS: 2018 Obie for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, recognition from Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, multiple San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a Drammy Award for Best Lighting. TEACHING: Lighting design faculty, California Institute of the Arts.


  • Lindsay Jones
    Original Music & Sound Design
    Original Music & Sound Design
    Lindsay Jones

    STC: Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Nap, A Time To KillBronx Bombers. Off-Broadway: Public Theater: PrivacyDry PowderBarbecue; Playwrights Horizons: BellaBootycandy; LCT3: Mr. Joy; New York Theatre Workshop: Slave Play, Top Secret; Primary Stages: DiscordRx; and many others. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater; Hartford Stage; Alliance Theatre; Goodman Theatre; Old Globe; American Conservatory Theater; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Steppenwolf Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; Arena Stage; and many others. INTERNATIONAL: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), productions in Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. AWARDS: seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations; two Ovation Awards and three nominations; L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award; Craig Noel Award and two nominations; three Drama Desk Award nominations; three Helen Hayes nominations; two Barrymore nominations; as well as nominations for AUDELCO, Henry Hewes Design, Connecticut Critics Circle, and many others. OTHER: Film scoring credits include Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary, short subject). WEB: LindsayJones.com.


  • Stephanie Paul
    Movement Director
    Movement Director
    Stephanie Paul

    REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: The Wolves; Actors Theatre of Louisville: How to Defend Yourself; St. Louis Repertory Theatre / City Theatre Company / American Theater Company: The Royale; Chicago Shakespeare: Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet; Court Theatre: Water by the Spoonful; Northlight Theatre: Mansfield Park; Chicago Children’s Theatre: Last Stop on Market Street; Albany Park Theater Project and Third Rail Projects: Learning Curve; Albany Park Theater Project: Ofrenda; Feast; Northwestern University: In the Red and Brown Water. INTERNATIONAL: Albany Park Theater Project, National Theatre of Scotland (Inverness, Scotland): Ofrenda. AWARDS: 3Arts Make A Wave Grantee, St. Louis Theater Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreographer, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Artistic Specialization. OTHER: Resident Director, Albany Park Theater Project; Artistic Associate, Chicago Dance Crash. TRAINING: Northwestern University. WEB: stephpaul.com


  • Robb Hunter
    Fight Choreographer
    Fight Choreographer
    Robb Hunter

    STC: The Panties, The Partner and The Profit, Othello, Salomé, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, The Alchemist, The Winter’s Tale, Man of La Mancha (Asst. FD), Hamlet (Asst. FD). 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, The Heidi Chronicles, et al.; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: An Octoroon, HIR, Zombie the American; Studio Theatre: Between Riverside and Crazy, Bad Jews, Belleville, Red Speedo, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Invisible Man, The Walworth Farce, Superior Donuts, American Buffalo, et al.; Olney Theatre: The Piano Lesson, Bus Stop, Oliver, et al.; Rep Stage; Washington Shakespeare; Baltimore Shakespeare; et al. 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 nomination for Outstanding Choreography: An Octoroon, Red Speedo, The Walworth Farce; ACTF award, Fight Direction for Ubu Roi (American), Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship to Russia. OTHER: Founder/CEO of Preferred Arms, Inc., Theatrical Weapons. TEACHING: American University: Artist in Residence. TRAINING: Virginia Commonwealth University: MFA Theatre Pedagogy; Certified Fight Director and Teacher for the Society of American Fight Directors.


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

    STC: 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 (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Tempest (2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); Othello; 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); The Tempest; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); 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.


  • Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
    Dramaturg
    Dramaturg
    Dr. Drew Lichtenberg

    STC: Romeo and Juliet (mainstage and 2018 Free For All) Camelot; Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; 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. NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout: Time and the Conways (dir. Rebecca Taichman). REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Arsonists (German translation/Text Consultant); 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 and Dramatic Criticism.


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

    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.


  • Craig Baldwin
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Director
    Craig Baldwin

    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.


  • Christopher Michael Borg
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Christopher Michael Borg

    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.


  • Rebecca Shipman
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Rebecca Shipman

    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.



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