• “SILLY, SWEET, and SEXY.”Entertainment Weekly
  • “OUTRAGEOUS…we are in prime-time rhyme time yet again with uber-clever playwright David Ives.”The Washington Post
  • “HILARIOUS…will leave your sides aching.”DC Theatre Scene
  • “SUMPTUOUS…the PERFECT escape.”Broadway World
  • “HILARIOUS … The actors all flourish…under the droll direction of [Michael] Kahn.”Brightest Young Things
  • “SUPERB…a 90-minute laugh-out-loud-athon.”DC Outlook

From the comic imagination of STC favorite David Ives comes a timely take on Molière’s ruthless satire. A gleeful truth-teller, Frank is a French aristocrat who despises his society of liars and doesn’t mind telling them so. His well-aimed barbs wreak havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, until rumors ricochet and alternative facts become reality.

Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The LiarThe Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière’s biting satire and Ives’s modern wit.

The Performers
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  • Frank
    Gregory Wooddell

    STC: Affiliated Artist, The School for Lies, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, The Merchant of Venice, CyranoA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Othello (2015), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, The Country Wife, Don Carlos, Richard II, The Comedy of Errors. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Lyons, Cymbeline; Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre: Nicky Silver’s The Lyons (World Premiere); Encores! at City Center: Girl Crazy; Red Bull Theater: Volpone; Clurman Theatre: Splitting Infinity. REGIONAL: Arena Stage / McCarter Theatre Center: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock Holmes; World Premiere); Philadelphia Theatre Company: Terrence McNally’s Some Men (World Premiere); Huntington Theatre Company: David Grimm’s Miracle at Naples (World Premiere); Signature Theatre: Cabaret; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Henry VIII (Henry VIII); Mark Taper Forum: School of Night; Round House Theatre: Stage Kiss, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Bay Street Theater: Dissonance; Alley Theatre: Gross Indecency; Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III; Shakespeare on the Sound: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TELEVISION: Person of Interest, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Third Watch, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives. TRAINING: The Juilliard School. WEB: GregoryWooddell.com.

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

  • Celimene
    Victoria Frings

    NEW YORK: Broadway: An Enemy of the People; Off-Broadway: Pearl Theatre: Martin Luther on Trial; Manhattan Theatre Club: Tales from Red Vienna; To-By-For Productions: Mechanics of Love, Stitches, Marie Marie Marlene. REGIONAL: Old Globe: Constellations; Kennedy Center: Richard Nelson's The Guardsman; Baltimore Center Stage: Pride and Prejudice; Arden Theatre: The Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum); Wilma Theater: Vaclav Havel's Leaving (U.S. Premiere), Rock 'n' Roll; People's Light and Theatre: Dividing the Estate. FILM: Sleeping with Other People; Lucy, 4:57PM. WEB: After Ever After. TRAINING: Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab; University of Pennsylvania: BA in Environmental Science. 

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

  • Eliante
    Dorea Schmidt

    REGIONAL: Round House Theatre: Caroline, or Change; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Collective Rage (World Premiere; Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress); Arena Stage: Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!; Everyman Theatre: Crimes of the Heart, The Beaux’ Stratagem; Olney Theatre Center: Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Mary Poppins; No Rules Theatre Company: Black Comedy, The Fantasticks, The Last 5 Years; Constellation Theatre Company: The Love of the Nightingale; The Cape Playhouse: My Fair Lady. TRAINING: The National Theatre Institute and the William Esper Studio. WEB: DoreaSchmidt.com.

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

  • Philinte
    Cody Nickell

    STC: Romeo and Juliet. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Company Member, Baby Screams Miracle, Stupid F***king Bird (World Premiere), In the Next Room, Clybourne Park; Folger Theatre: Mary Stuart, The 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: 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.

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

  • Arsinoé
    Veanne Cox

    STC: Affiliated Artist, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Way of the World, The Beaux’ Stratagem (Helen Hayes Award nomination). NEW YORK: Broadway: An American in Paris, A Free Man of Color, La Cage Aux Folles, Caroline or Change, The Dinner Party, Company (Tony/Drama Desk nominations), Smile; Off-Broadway: The Old Friends and The Most Deserving (2014 Special Drama Desk Award for Excellence), Paradise Park and Spain (Obie Award for Sustained Excellence), Last Easter (Drama Desk nomination) Damn Yankees!, Blind, The Altruists, Freedomland, House and Garden, The Waiting Room, The Batting Cage, Labor Day, Flora the Red Menace. REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre Center: Murder on the Orient Express; Two River Theater: Present Laughter; Guthrie Theater: Private Lives; Bay Street Theater: Betty’s Summer Vacation; Berkshire Theatre Festival: Prisoner of Second Avenue; La Jolla Playhouse: The Importance of Being Earnest. FILM: Erin Brockovich, You’ve Got Mail, Marci X, Big Eden, Beethoven’s 4th. TELEVISION: Incorporated, Odd Mom Out, Smash, Pan Am, Louie, Two Broke Girls, Royal Pains, Joan of Arcadia, Law & Order(s), Seinfeld, Cinderella.

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

  • Clitander
    Cameron Folmar

    STC: Affiliated Artist, Measure for Measure (Lucio), All’s Well That Ends Well (Parolles, 2012 Free For All), An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring), Hamlet (Horatio), Timon of Athens (Poet), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Thisbe), King Lear (Edgar). NEW YORK: Broadway: The 39 Steps; Off-Broadway: Martin Luther on Trial, Volpone, The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, Five by Tenn, Waiting for Godot. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: All the Way; Studio Theatre: The Habit of Art; Kennedy Center: Five by Tenn; Seattle Repertory Theatre: Don Juan; Denver Center: Scapin; McCarter Theatre Center: The Tempest, Don Juan, The Figaro Plays; Cleveland Play House: The Little Foxes; Delaware Theatre Company: The War of the Roses. TELEVISION: Law & Order, Conviction. OTHER: Voice of Genn Graymane in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. TRAINING: The Juilliard School.

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

  • Oronte
    Tom Story

    STC: Affiliated Artist, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All and mainstage), The Government Inspector, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night (2010 Free For All and mainstage), Richard II, Henry V, Design for Living, Major Barbara, The Rivals, Twelfth Night (1995 Free For All), Measure for Measure. REGIONAL: Synetic Theater: Three Men in a Boat; Arena Stage: The Book Club Play, Oliver; Ford’s Theatre: Our Town, Sabrina Fair, A Christmas Carol, 1776, The Glass Menagerie; Round House Theatre / Olney Theatre Center: Angels in America; Mosaic Theatre Company: Blood Knot; Berkshire Theatre Festival: The Book Club Play, The Glass Menagerie, Amadeus, Secret Lives of the Sexists, The Heidi Chronicles, The Misanthrope, Moby Dick–Rehearsed, Camelot, Life’s a Dream, Design for Living (director); Studio Theatre: POP!, The Wolfe Twins, The Invention of Love, The York Realist, Ivanov, A Number, The Pillowman, The Rocky Horror Show, Moth (director), Terminus (director), Silence! The Musical; Folger Theatre: As You Like It, The School for Scandal, Henry IV Part 1; Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; McCarter Theatre Center; Kansas City Repertory; Round House Theatre; Great Lakes Theater Festival; Seattle Repertory Theatre. AWARDS: Seven Helen Hayes Award nominations; Fox Foundation Fellowship. TRAINING: Duke University; The Juilliard School.

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

  • Acaste
    Liam Craig

    STC: The Tempest (Trinculo), The Government Inspector (Osip), The Servant of Two Masters (Brighella/Porter). NEW YORK: Broadway: Boeing Boeing (u/s, appeared); Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience: The Servant of Two Masters, The Killer; Vineyard Theatre: The Internationalist; The New Group: Aunt Dan and Lemon; Public Theater: Two Noble Kinsmen; Roundabout Theatre Company: Juno and the Paycock. REGIONAL: Denver Center: The Book of Will (World Premiere); Yale Repertory Theatre: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, The Servant of Two Masters, Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Hartford Stage / Alley Theatre: The Scene; Intiman Theatre: The Lady From the Sea. FILM: The Royal Tenenbaums. TELEVISION: Mozart in the Jungle, Unforgettable, Mercy, Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. TRAINING: New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program: MFA.

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

  • DuBois, Basque
    Michael Glenn

    STC: Romeo and Juliet (Friar John). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Baskerville, Good People; Round House Theatre: Stage Kiss, THIS; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Clybourne Park; Folger Theatre: As You Like It, Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, Henry VIII, Arcadia; Theater J: Brighton Beach Memoirs, Photograph 51; Signature Theatre: The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Olney Theatre Center: Marjorie Prime, Neville's Island; Studio Theatre: Jumpers for Goalposts; Constellation Theatre: Scapin, On the Razzle, A Flea in Her Ear; Longacre Lea: Fear, Cat's Cradle, The Hothouse, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Kennedy Center TYA: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, Teddy Roosevelt and the Ghostly Mistletoe; Washington Stage Guild: Village Wooing, The Man of Destiny, The Underpants, A Skull in Connemara, Major Barbara.

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

The Artistic Team
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  • Playwright
    David Ives

    STC: The Metromaniacs (winner of a Helen Hayes Award for Best Original Play Adaptation), The Liar (winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play), The Heir Apparent. NEW YORK: Broadway: Venus in Fur; Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); White Christmas. Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company: New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza (winner of the Hull-Warriner Award); Primary Stages: All in the Timing, Time Flies, Ancient History, Lives of the Saints. REGIONAL: Chicago Shakespeare: A Flea in Her Ear (winner of Joseph Jefferson Award for adaptation). AWARDS: Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting. TRAINING: Northwestern University; Yale School of Drama.

  • Director
    Michael Kahn

    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; The Metromaniacs; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2; Wallenstein; The Government Inspector; Strange Interlude; The Heir Apparent; Old Times; All’s Well That Ends Well; The Liar; Richard II; The Alchemist; Design for Living; The Way of the World; Antony and Cleopatra (2008); Tamburlaine; Hamlet (2007); Richard III (2007); The Beaux’ Stratagem; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Othello; Lorenzaccio; Macbeth (2004); Cyrano; Five by Tenn (at the Kennedy Center); The Silent Woman; The Winter’s Tale (2002); The Duchess of Malfi; The Oedipus Plays; Hedda Gabler; Don Carlos; Timon of Athens; Camino Real; Coriolanus; King Lear (1999); The Merchant of Venice; King John; A Woman of No Importance; Sweet Bird of Youth; Peer Gynt; Mourning Becomes Electra; Henry VI; Volpone; Henry V; Henry IV; The Doctor’s Dilemma; Richard II; Much Ado About Nothing (also at McCarter Theatre Center); Mother Courage and Her Children; Hamlet; Measure for Measure; King Lear (1991); Richard III (1990); The Merry Wives of Windsor; Twelfth Night; As You Like It; Antony and Cleopatra (1988); Macbeth (1988); All’s Well That Ends Well; The Winter’s Tale (1987); Romeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Broadway: Show Boat (Tony® nomination), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Whodunnit, Night of the Tribades, Death of Bessie Smith, Here’s Where I Belong, Othello, Henry V; Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company: The Liar; Manhattan Theatre Club: Five by Tenn, Sleep Deprivation Chamber, Funnyhouse of a Negro, The Rimers of Eldritch, Three by Thornton Wilder, A Month in the Country, Hedda Gabler, The Señorita from Tacna, Ten by Tennessee; New York Shakespeare Festival: Measure for Measure (Saturday Review Award). The Acting Company: Artistic Director, 1978–1988. TEACHING: Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard Drama Division July 1992–May 2006, faculty member 1967–; Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Previously: New York University; Circle in the Square Theatre School; Princeton University; British American Drama Academy; founder of Chautauqua Theatre Conservatory. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: A Touch of the Poet; Signature Theatre: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, Otabenga; Studio Theatre: Cloud 9, Torch Song Trilogy; Guthrie Theater: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Duchess of Malfi; American Repertory Theatre: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore; The Old Globe: The Metromaniacs; American Shakespeare Theatre: Artistic Director for 10 years, more than 20 productions; McCarter Theatre Center: Artistic Director for five seasons, including Beyond the Horizon, filmed for PBS; Chautauqua Theatre: Artistic Director, including The Glass Menagerie with Tom Hulce; Goodman Theatre: Old Times (MacArthur Award), The Tooth of Crime (Jefferson nomination); Ford’s Theatre: Eleanor. OPERA: Roméo et Juliette for Dallas Opera; Vanessa for the New York City Opera (2007); Lysistrata or The Nude Goddess for Houston Grand Opera and New York City Opera; Vanessa for Washington Opera and Dallas Opera; Show Boat for Houston Grand Opera; Carmen for Houston and Washington Operas; Carousel for Miami Opera; Julius Caesar for San Francisco Spring Opera. INTERNATIONAL: Love’s Labor’s Lost at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival; The Oedipus Plays at the Athens Festival; Five by Tenn for The Acting Company’s tour of Eastern Europe; Show Boat for the National Cultural Center Opera House in Cairo; The White Devil for the Adelaide Festival. BOARD MEMBERSHIPS: Theatre Communications Group; New York State Council on the Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; National Endowment for the Arts; Opera America’s 80s and Beyond. AWARDS: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.); Theater Hall of Fame; seven Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director; 2016 Theatre Communications Group Theatre Practitioner Award; 2011 CAGLCC Excellence in Business Award; 2010 WAPAVA Richard Bauer Award; 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award Special Recognition for Shakespeare in Washington; 2007 Stephen and Christine Schwarzman Award for Excellence in Theatre; 2007 Sir John Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts; 2005 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference; 2004 Shakespeare Society Medal; 2002 William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre; 2002 Distinguished Washingtonian Award from The University Club; 2002 GLAAD Capitol Award; 1997 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline; 1996 Opera Music Theater International’s Bravo Award; 1990 First Annual Shakespeare’s Globe Award; 1989 Washingtonian Magazine Washingtonian of the Year; 1989 Washington Post Award for Distinguished Community Service; 1988 John Houseman Award. HONORARY DOCTORATES: University of South Carolina; Kean College; The Juilliard School; The American University.

  • Scenic Designer
    Alexander Dodge

    STC: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; Measure for Measure; The Heir Apparent; The Liar; The Dog in the Manger. NEW YORK: Broadway: Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations), Present Laughter (Tony Award Nomination), Old Acquaintance, Butley, Hedda Gabler; Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Ripcord; Second Stage: Lips Together Teeth Apart, Modern Terrorism, All New People, Trust, The Water’s Edge; Playwrights Horizons: Rapture Blister Burn, Maple and Vine; Roundabout Theatre Company: The Understudy; Public Theater: Measure for Pleasure, Paris Commune; Lincoln Center: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward The Somme (Lucille Lortel Award), Chaucer in Rome. INTERNATIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse / Paper Mill Playhouse, Tokyo and Berlin: Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame; London (West End), Manchester and Glasgow: All New People. OPERA: L.A. Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles;Minnesota Opera: Dinner at Eight, Cosi Fan Tutti; Deutsche Oper Berlin: Il Trittico; Würzburg: Der fliegende Holländer; Hungarian State Opera-Budapest: Lohengrin. TELEVISION: Julie’s Greenroom starring Julie Andrews (Netflix).  TRAINING: Yale School of Drama.

  • Lighting Designer
    Mark McCullough

    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Metromaniacs, Coriolanus, Wallenstein, Design for Living, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Edward II, Tamburlaine, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Hamlet, Henry V, Richard II. NEW YORK: Broadway: Outside Mullingar, The American Plan, Accent on Youth, After Miss Julie, Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway; National and UK Tour); Off-Broadway: The Language Archive, Old Money, Mouth to Mouth, How I Learned to Drive, The Long Christmas Ride Home, This is Our Youth, Lobby Hero. REGIONAL: Court Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; Mark Taper Forum; Long Wharf Theatre; Hartford Stage; Huntington Theatre; Old Globe; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Guthrie Theater; Steppenwolf Theatre. INTERNATIONAL: Aldwych Theatre (London): Whistle Down the Wind; Ronacher Theatre (Vienna): Der Besuch Der Alten Dame; St. Gallen (Switzerland): Artus, Rebecca (and the Palladium Theatre, Stuttgart); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour). OPERA: Washington National Opera Ring Cycle, Metropolitan Opera, The Bolshoi, La Scala, The Vienna Staatsoper, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra national du Rhin, Opera North, Dallas Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Seattle Opera, National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing). TRAINING: North Carolina School of the Arts; Yale School of Drama: MFA.

  • Costume Designer
    Murell Horton

    STC: 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), CaminoReal (Helen Hayes nomination). NEW YORK: 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.

  • Sound Designer
    Christopher Baine

    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Heir Apparent. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: Three Sisters/No Sisters, Water by the Spoonful; Kennedy Center (TYA): From the Mouths of Masters, Gift of Nothing, Jason Invisible; Imagination Stage: When She Had Wings (composer, Helen Hayes Award), The BFG (composer, Helen Hayes nomination); Guthrie Theater: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Heir Apparent; Olney Theatre Center: Colossal (Helen Hayes Award); Theatre Alliance: Wonderful World of Dissocia (Helen Hayes Award); Marin Theater Company: Fetch Clay, Make Man; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Detroit, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Helen Hayes nomination), Gruesome Playground Injuries, A Bright New Boise (Helen Hayes Award); Folger Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Helen Hayes nomination), Taming of the Shrew (Helen Hayes nomination); Everyman Theatre; Forum Theatre; Dog and Pony; Adventure Theatre; Children’s Theater Charlotte; Synetic Theater. OTHER: Imagination Stage: Resident Sound Designer (2006-2016); Kennedy Center: 2012 Kenan Fellow. TEACHING: University of Maryland: Guest Artist; Catholic University: Guest Artist; UMBC: Guest Artist.

  • Composer
    Adam Wernick

    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; The Metromaniacs; Measure for Measure; The Government Inspector; The Heir Apparent; All’s Well That Ends Well (Mainstage and Free For All); The Liar; The Alchemist; The Way of the World; Hamlet (Mainstage and Free For All); Love’s Labours Lost (Mainstage and at RSC); Othello; Five by Tenn; Cyrano; Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; The Winter’s Tale; Romeo and Juliet; The Duchess of Malfi; Hamlet; Hedda Gabler; Camino Real; The Merchant of Venice; King John; Twelfth Night; Sweet Bird of Youth; The Tempest; Mourning Becomes Electra; Henry VI; Henry V; Macbeth; Henry IV; Richard II; Hamlet; Troilus and Cressida; Measure for Measure. NEW YORK: Classic Stage Company: The Liar; Red Bull Theater: ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore; Manhattan Theatre Club: Five by Tenn; Public Theater: Temptation; Joyce Theater: 1984. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater; Denver Center Theatre Company; Old Globe Theatre; Signature Theatre; Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Great Lakes Theater; Berkshire Theatre Festival; Wilma Theater; Idaho Shakespeare Festival; PlayMakers Repertory Company; Mum Puppettheatre; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Walnut Street Theatre.

  • Period Movement Consultant
    Frank Ventura

    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Metromaniacs, The Heir Apparent, The Liar, The Way of The World. NEW YORK: Broadway: Movement, Etiquette and Choreography: Roundabout Theatre Company: The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, After Miss Julie, The Constant Wife; Atlantic Theater Company: The New York Idea; Manhattan Theatre Club: Top Girls; Public Theater (Shakespeare in the Park): Tartuffe; Winchell (Broadway Workshop); Assistant Director: Annie Warbucks. Off-Broadway: Choreographer: Girl Crazy, Kiss Me Quick Before the Lava Reaches the Village, The No-Frills Revue. REGIONAL: Director/Choreographer: Six of One, The Library, One Tough Cookie, The Game. OTHER: Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21), served as President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. INSTRUCTION: CAP21 Conservatory, NYU Graduate Acting Department. TRAINING: Goodman School of Drama: BFA and MFA in Acting; Catholic University: BA in Speech and Drama.

  • Casting Director
    Laura Stanczyk

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


  • Resident Casting Director
    Carter C. Wooddell

    STC: Othello (FFA); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest (FFA);The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (FFA); Tartuffe; Dunsinane (supernumerary); Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC and Old Globe); The Tempest; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (FFA); The Merry Wives of Windsor; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice; ReDiscovery Reading Series. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.): NEW YORK: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High; Off-Broadway (partial): Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon; NYC Other: Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. NATIONAL TOURS: The Acting Company, Riverdance. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company, Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush (Columbia Pictures), Junction (Choice Films). TEACHING: Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University, BFA and MFA acting students.

  • Literary Manager/Dramaturg
    Drew Lichtenberg

    STC: The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; Tartuffe; Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs; The Tempest; As You Like It; Private Lives; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2; The Importance of Being Earnest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Measure for Measure; Coriolanus; Wallenstein; Hughie; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Government Inspector; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Servant of Two Masters; Strange Interlude; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Heir Apparent. REGIONAL: STC/McCarter Theatre Center: The Winter’s Tale; Center Stage: Caroline or Change, Cyrano, Around the World in 80 Days; Yale Repertory Theatre: Lulu (dir. Mark Lamos); Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Front Page, The Physicists, The Corn Is Green; New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman). INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre: Salomé, Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism.

  • Head of Voice and Text
    Lisa Beley

    STC: Othello (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth, King Charles III ; ACA: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Coriolanus. INTERNATIONAL: Vancouver, Canada: Rumble Theatre: Indian Arm; Vancouver Playhouse: The Music Man; Dorothy Somerset Studio: The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard; SFU Theatre: Laurier; Tooba Theatre: Twelfth Night; UBC Theatre: The House of Atreus, Arcadia; York University: Our Country’s Good. FILM: Dialect, voice or text: Warcraft, Horns, Firewall, Monster Trucks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Suckerpunch, The Watchman, Hidden, Apollo 18, The Uninvited, Hot Rod, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Elektra. TELEVISION: Dialect: Tin Star, Bates Motel, The Wilding, The 100, Alcatraz, Rogue, Red Widow, The Secret Circle, Heavenly, The River, Human Target, The Good Wife, Inseparable, Cooking Lessons, Just Cause. OTHER: Acting: theatre, film and voice-overs; Directing: The Bay at Nice, Agamemnon. TEACHING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor; Canada’s National Voice Intensive: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor. TRAINING: York University: MFA in Acting, Voice Teacher’s Diploma; University of British Columbia: BFA in Acting.

  • Assistant Director
    Craig Baldwin

    STC: The School for Lies, The Tempest (2016 Free For All), The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, 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 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 Julliard School. WEB: CraigBaldwin.net.

  • Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser

    STC: 25 productions including The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest (Mainstage, 2016 Free For All); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mainstage, 2015 Free For All); Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Let Me Down Easy; Seattle Repertory Theatre: An Ideal Husband, A Doll’s House, Play On!, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Golden Child, Don Juan, Purgatorio, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin); American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, 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.

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

  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Jessica Skelton

    STC: Stage Management Fellow, 2012-2013 Season. REGIONAL: Rep Stage: Antigone Project; Imagination Stage: Looking for Roberto Clemente, The Freshest Snow Whyte; Signature Theatre: Sex with Strangers, Tender Napalm, Soon, Cake Off, Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill. TRAINING: The Catholic University of America: BA in Drama.

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

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The School for Lies

May 30 - Jul 09

Lansburgh TheatreBy David Ives
adapted from Le Misanthrope by Molière
Directed by Michael Kahn

The School for Lies is sponsored by the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation.

Additional support provided by
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Rose Carter.

Restaurant Partner:
La Tasca
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