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“Why are our bodies soft and weak and smooth…
But that our soft conditions and our hearts
Should well agree with our external parts?”

Join us for a party like none you’ve seen, heard or tasted. Spilling from the stage into the lobbies and the street, Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar’s production presents a provocative new approach to The Taming of the Shrew and an utterly unique audience experience. Known for his epic and immersive works, Iskandar uses an all-male cast to examine the fluidity of identity, the authenticity of performance and the economics of love in one of Shakespeare’s most notorious texts.

An emerging artist noted for his innovative interpretation of classic texts, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar joins STC as the first in our path-breaking Clarice Smith Series: New Directors for the Classics. Iskandar creates performances that creatively shift beyond the proscenium, reconnecting audience and artist and returning the theatre to its ancient role as the center of communal life. Audiences not only see the play but are invited to engage in the experience in a more meaningful way. As part of this vision, during the run of Shrew the Sidney Harman Hall will host a local artisan market, a series of workshops led by D.C. artists and performances surrounding the show itself.

Iskandar’s previous projects include the 2014 Drama Desk Award-winner The Mysteries, a collaboration with nearly 50 playwrights that reimagined the stories of The Bible over six hours. The Founding Artistic Director of theatre collective Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Iskandar has also hosted a series of labs and salons in his New York loft, featuring intimate performances and meals cooked by Iskandar himself. Combining theatre with food and community, Exit, Pursued by a Bear has become the talk of the New York theatre scene, utilizing a performance model as old as Homer and as radical as anything on stage today.

The Performers
  • Ensemble
    James Crichton
    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Prospect Theater Company: Jasper in Deadland. NATIONAL TOUR: Peter and the Starcatcher. REGIONAL: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: Sweeney Todd. FILM: The Real American. TRAINING: Hofstra University: BFA in Acting.

    * Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.
  • Gremio/Vincento/Curtis
    André De Shields
    STC: Ghosts (Jacob Strand).  NEW YORK: Broadway:  Impressionism (with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen), Mark Medoff’s Prymate, The Full Monty (Tony® nomination), Play On! (Tony® nomination),  Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Wiz; Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: The Fortress of Solitude. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: King Hedley II; Goodman Theatre: Play On! (JEFF Award), Waiting for Godot, Camino Real, The Jungle Book (JEFF Award); Victory Gardens Theater: The Colored Museum (director, JEFF Award); Indiana Repertory Theatre: The Gospel According to James (world premiere). INTERNATIONAL: Royal Albert Hall: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience (comp. William Bolcom). TELEVISION: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Emmy Award). TRAINING: University of Wisconsin-Madison: BA in English; NYU Gallatin School: MA in African American Studies. AWARDS: Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts: University of Wisconsin-Madison and SUNY Buffalo State College, the 2007 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, Theatre School at DePaul University 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Ensemble
    Stephen Elrod
    STC: Othello. NEW YORK: Off-Off Broadway: New Ohio Theatre: The Incredible Fox Sisters; Manhattan Repertory Theatre: Heaven Sent; The Barrow Group/New Light Theater Project: Co-Dependence Day. REGIONAL: South Coast Repertory/Rogue Artists Ensemble: Sons of Bilitis; Boston Center for American Performance: GoodMonster. TELEVISION: Discovery Channel, A&E, Travel Channel.

    * Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.
  • Ensemble
    Jamison Foreman
    STC: Much Ado About Nothing (2013 Free For All). REGIONAL: Everyman Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, People’s Light, Quintessence Theatre Group, Azuka Theatre, Inis Nua Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre, Applied Mechanics, Commonwealth Classics, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. INTERNATIONAL: Fame (Chinese Tour, Edinburgh Fringe Fest). AWARDS: 2014 Barrymore Award Winner for Best Musical Direction. TRAINING: University of the Arts: BFA; STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University: MFA.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Biondello
    Drew Foster
    NEW YORK: Broadway: Doctor Zhivago (dir. Des McAnuff); Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Cherry Lane, New York Theatre Workshop, Red Bull.  NATIONAL TOUR: West Side Story (dir. Arthur Laurents).  REGIONAL: Dallas Theater Center: Romeo and Juliet; The Old Globe: The Last Goodbye (dir. Alex Timbers, chor. Sonya Tayeh); The Muny: West Side Story, Grease; West Coast Black Theatre Troupe: The Whipping Man; Shakespeare Santa Cruz: All's Well That Ends Well, Bach at Leipzig; Florida Studio Theatre: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Rabbit Hole; The Asolo Repertory Theatre: five seasons including Diary of Anne Frank, Merry Wives of Windsor (dir. Daniel Fish). OTHER (directing): Shakespeare at the Manor (Artistic Director): Love's Labour's Lost, Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing; Chautauqua Theater Company; Juilliard; Buck's County Playhouse.  TRAINING: Juilliard (Houseman Award). WEB: Instagram/Twitter: @DrewFoster39.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Petruchio
    Peter Gadiot
    INTERNATIONAL: Vag and the Boys, The American Clock, The Rifles of Carrar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Lunatic Queen, Romeo and Juliet. FILM: The Forbidden Girl, Night Wolf, 13 Hours. TELEVISION: Queen of the South, Matador, Tut, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Hot Mess, Fresh Meat, My Spy Family. TRAINING: Drama Centre London.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Contessa/Pedant
    Rick Hammerly
    STC: Volpone, Directors’ Studio 2015–16. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater: Message to Michael; TACT: Trelawny of the Wells, Mademoiselle Colombe. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Helen Hayes Award), Angels in America (Helen Hayes nomination), The Threepenny Opera; Ford’s Theatre: 1776A Christmas Carol; Folger Theatre: All’s Well That Ends Well; Actors’ Theatre of Washington: The Rocky Horror Show, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; Unicorn Theatre: Red Scare on Sunset; TheatreVirginia: The Comedy of Errors; Rep Stage: The Temperamentals; MetroStage: Me and Jezebel (Helen Hayes nomination); Adventure Theatre MTC: Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, Oliver! (Helen Hayes nomination). OTHER (directing):  New York Musical Theatre Festival: The Brontes; Factory 449: Closet Land; American University: Dead Man Walking; SCENA Theatre: A Manual of Trench Warfare, A New World Order; Ford’s Theatre (Assistant Director): The Laramie Project, The Glass Menagerie, Driving Miss Daisy; Factory 449 (Producing Artistic Director): Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Lucentio
    Telly Leung

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Allegiance (Sammy Kimura), Godspell, Rent, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song; Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: The World of Extreme Happiness. NATIONAL TOURS: Wicked (Boq, Chicago company). REGIONAL: The Hollywood Bowl: Rent (Angel); Philadelphia Theatre Company: M. Butterfly (Song); The Muny: Titanic, Hello, Dolly!; Sacramento Music Circus: The King and  I (Lun Tha), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon). FILM: Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway. TELEVISION: Glee (Wes, the Warbler), Hulu’s Deadbeat, Bravo’s Odd Mom Out, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, PBS' Broadway or Bust (documentary).  OTHER: Recording artist on the Yellow Sound Label with two albums, I'll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2015); various Broadway cast recordings. TRAINING: Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama: BFA. WEB:

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Grumio
    Gregory Linington

    STC: Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free for All), The Tempest, Tartuffe. NEW YORK: Brooklyn Academy of Music: Throne of Blood; Joe's Pub at The Public: The Unfortunates. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Equivocation; The Kennedy Center: Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter; Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles: Romeo and Juliet; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Tartuffe; South Coast Repertory: Tartuffe; Center Theatre Group: End of the Rainbow; 12-Year Company Member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labor’s Lost, Julius Caesar, Merchant of Venice, King Lear, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, Equivocation (World Premiere), Oedipus Complex (World Premiere). INTERNATIONAL: Five-Year Company Member of Misery Loves Company (Prague, CZ): As You Like It, Cloud Nine, Angels in America, The Age of Reason (World Premiere). FILM: Innocent Sleep, Persuasion, Harrison’s Flowers. TELEVISION: Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Major Crimes, The West Wing. TEACHING: Georgetown University, Southern Oregon University, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles High School Shakespeare Project. TRAINING: The Groundlings, SITI Company at Skidmore College Summer Intensive (dir. Anne Bogart), Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts: Two-Year Actor Training Program. WEB:

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Katherina
    Maulik Pancholy

    NEW YORK: Broadway: It’s Only a Play (dir. Jack O’Brien); Off-Broadway/Other: The New Group: Aunt Dan and Lemon (dir. Scott Elliott); The Culture Project: Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom; 59E59 Theater: The Awake; The Summer Play Festival at The Public: The Happy Sad; Samuel Beckett Theatre: India Awaiting. REGIONAL: Yale Repertory Theater: Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella; Shakespeare Festival Los Angeles: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), The Tempest; The Goodman Theatre: Journey to the West (dir. Mary Zimmerman); Mark Taper Forum: A Village Fable. FILM: 27 Dresses, Hitch, Friends with Money, Love Ranch, several independents. TELEVISION: 30 Rock (Jonathan, Screen Actors Guild Award), Weeds (Sanjay, Screen Actors Guild Nomination), Whitney, Sanjay and Craig (Sanjay), Phineas and Ferb (Baljeet), Web Therapy, The Comeback, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Sopranos, Tracey Takes On. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Acting; Northwestern University: BS in Theatre.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Ensemble
    Jackson Knight Pierce

    STC: Othello. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: The Diary of Anne Frank, Titus Andronicus (Apprentice Program). TRAINING: The University of Michigan: BFA in Acting.

    * Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.
  • Ensemble
    Brian Reisman

    STC: Othello. NEW YORK: Essential Theatre Group: Zurich, New York. REGIONAL: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, The Arabian Nights, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TRAINING: Marymount Manhattan College: BA in Theatre Performance; The Studio/NY: Conservatory. WEB:

    * Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.
  • Tranio
    Matthew Russell

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: Much Ado About Nothing; Workshop Theater Company: Verona Walls. REGIONAL: Trinity Repertory Company: The Grapes of Wrath; The Here & Now: Cymbeline. FILM: Some FreaksThe Spine of Night. OTHER (in development): The Rumoured Lyfe and Certain Death of Delia Bacon. TEACHING: Manhattan Class Company: Youth Company Guest Artist; Brown University: Acting/Directing. TRAINING: Brown/Trinity Rep: MFA in Acting; Vanderbilt University: BA in Economics and Theatre.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Hortensio
    Tom Story

    STC: Affiliated Artist, 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; 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, Legends!, The Invention of Love, Prometheus, The York Realist, Ivanov, A Number, The Pillowman, The Rocky Horror Show, Moth (director), Terminus (director), Silence! The Musical; Folger Theatre: 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: 6 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.
  • Bianca/Haberdasher
    Oliver Thornton
    INTERNATIONAL: West End: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Adam/Felicia, Olivier Award-winning production), Children of Eden (Adam), Rent (Mark), The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul), Les Miserables (Enjolras), Chicago, The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala; UK Tours/Regional: The Rocky Horror Show (Frank ’N’ Furter, 40th anniversary production), Aladdin (Aladdin), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Starlight Express (Rusty); Sony BMG’s Teatro. US REGIONAL: Sacramento Music Circus: Hair (Claude); Two River Theater: David Lee’s Camelot (King Arthur); Geva Theatre: Moses Man (Avi). FILM: De-Lovely (MGM). AWARDS: WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice Award and a BroadwayWorld Award for his performance in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. WEB: Twitter/Instagram: @oliverrthornton.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Baptista/Tailor
    Bernard White
    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: New York Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest, The Death of Garcia Lorca; Lincoln Center Theater: The Who & The What, Blood and Gifts; Signature Theatre Company: Landscape of the Body; Play Company: Sakharam Binder. REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre: Disgraced; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Disgraced; Seattle Repertory Theatre: Disgraced; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Troilus and CressidaHenry V; East West Players: Art; La Jolla Playhouse: The Who & The WhatThe Seven, Dogeaters; American Repertory Theater/Toneelgroep Amsterdam: Wings of Desire; Williamstown Theatre Festival: Blithe SpiritLucy and the Conquest. FILM: Rebel in the RyeMiss India AmericaCaptain America: The Winter SoldierVino VeritasIt’s Kind of a Funny StoryAlvin and the ChipmunksQuarantineThe World UnseenAmerican DreamzLand of PlentyRaising HelenThe Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix RevolutionsScorpion KingPay It ForwardCity of Angels. TELEVISION:  ABC's Square Roots (series regular), HBO’s The Brink (recurring role), HBO’s Silicon Valley (recurring role), Madame Secretary, Grey’s Anatomy, Touch, Castle, The Good Wife, N.C.I.S., and over 100 more.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  • Ensemble
    Nicholas Yenson

    NEW YORK: New York Musical Theatre Festival: Ghostlight; Squeaky Bicycle Productions: Alligator Summer. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Music Man, Red Hot Patriot, You, Nero; Hampton Theatre Company: Picnic; McCarter Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol; Signature Theatre: Miss Saigon; Wellesley Repertory Theatre: The House of Blue Leaves. OTHER (concert appearances): Espaço das Américas (São Paulo), Kennedy Center Opera House, Lyric Theatre (Hong Kong), Radio City Music Hall, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (West End). WEB: Twitter: @nicholasyenson.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
The Artistic Team
  • Director
    Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway:  Playwrights Realm: Sojourners; National Asian American Theatre Company: Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery; The Flea Theater: The Mysteries, Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses; The Play Company: The Golden Dragon; Exit, Pursued By a Bear: Dani Girl, Greater Angels, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Arok of Java, King Lear (starring Billy Porter), Lesser Mercies, These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, Dido, Queen of Carthage. REGIONAL:  Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Head Over Heels; Carnegie Mellon: Don Carlos, Brand, After Miss Julie. INTERNATIONAL:  Broadway Asia: The Golden Lotus; Horipro (Tokyo): Memphis; Singapore Repertory Theatre: Venus in Fur (starring Anson Mount); Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Death and the Maiden, No Exit, The Dumb Waiter, Sexual Perversity in Chicago. AWARDS:  Drama Desk Special Award for conception and direction of The Mysteries (in collaboration with 50+ playwrights) and The Golden Dragon; Drama Desk Nomination for direction of Restoration Comedy and These Seven Sicknesses; National Theatre Conservatory Emerging Professional Award; New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artist Fellowship; Drama League Directing Fellowship. OTHER:  Director and Officiant of Weddings; Workshops: Carnegie Mellon/Pittsburgh CLO: Nero (by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater); New York Theatre Workshop: Her Portmanteau; Stuck Elevator, Bacha Bazi (Boy Play); Arts Emerson: Whisper House (by Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow); Roundabout Theatre Company: Failure: A Love Story (starring Tonya Pinkins and Conrad Ricamora), Be Your Best Friend (starring Laura Osnes), Shiner; Atlantic Theater Company: Idyllwild. TEACHING:  New School, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford: Guest Instructor. TRAINING:  Carnegie Mellon: MFA in Directing; Stanford University: BA in Drama and Modern Thought and Literature. WEB:  You Tube: Homemade Fusion; Portfolio:

  • Choreography
    Chase Brock
    NEW YORK: Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Picnic; Off-Broadway: Public Theater: First Daughter Suite, Venice, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing; Vineyard Theatre: Gigantic; Ars Nova: The Wildness; The Flea Theater: The Mysteries; New York City Center Encores!: Do I Hear a Waltz?, Irma La Douce, The Cradle Will Rock, Lost in the Stars. REGIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse/Paper Mill Playhouse: The Hunchback of Notre Dame; American Repertory Theater: Waitress; Two River Theater: Be More Chill; The Old Globe: Twelfth Night; Bay Street Theater: My Fair Lady; Flat Rock Playhouse: The Music Man, The Nutcracker. INTERNATIONAL: Shiki Theatre (Tokyo): Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. OPERA: The Metropolitan Opera/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Salzburger Festspiele: Roméo et Juliette. TELEVISION: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Show with David Letterman, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. AWARDS: Lortel nomination for The Blue Flower (Second Stage), Callaway finalist for Tamar of the River (Prospect Theater Company). OTHER: Nintendo Wii/PlayStation Move: Dance on Broadway; The Chase Brock Experience dance company: Artistic Director (29 dances). TEACHING: Barnard College/Columbia University, Juilliard, Marymount Manhattan College, Montclair State University, Pace University, University of the Arts, UNC-Wilmington, Yale School of Drama. WEB:
  • Scenic Design
    Jason Sherwood

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Playwrights Realm: Sojourners (dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar); 59E59: Songbird; National Asian American Theatre Company: Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery (dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar); Naked Angels: Seawife; Theatre Row: The Eternal Space; The Flea Theater: The Mysteries (dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar). REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Cake Off; Goodspeed: The Circus in Winter; The 5th Avenue Theatre: Jasper in Deadland, Paint Your Wagon (upcoming); The Alliance Theatre: The Whipping ManThe CA Lyons Project (dir. Kent Gash); Bucks County Playhouse: Company; Studio Theatre: Choir Boy (dir. Kent Gash); City Center: Wringer (upcoming); Berkshire Theatre Festival: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (dir. David Auburn, upcoming); Flat Rock Playhouse: The Music Man (dir. Chase Brock, upcoming). OTHER: 2013 LiveDesign Magazine "Designer to Watch." TEACHING: NYU: guest artist; Yale Dramat: guest artist. TRAINING: New York University. WEB:

  • Costume Design
    Loren Shaw
    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Playwrights Realm: Sojourners; National Asian American Theatre Company: Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery; The Flea Theater: The Mysteries, Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses; The Play Company: Ludic Proxy, The Golden Dragon. REGIONAL: Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Head Over Heels; Children’s Theatre Company: Busytown the Musical; Chautauqua Theater Company: The Tempest; Portland Stage: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. INTERNATIONAL: Singapore Repertory Theatre: Venus In Fur.  AWARDS: 2013 and 2014 Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Costume Design. OTHER: Founding member and the Resident Costume Designer of Exit, Pursued by a Bear; worked as an assistant to Eiko Ishioka on her last project Mirror Mirror (Relativity Media). FILM: Viral (Feature, Big Block Entertainment), Game Lands, A Girl A Cat A Bomb (Short). TRAINING: University of South Florida: BFA in Theater Design; Carnegie Mellon University: MFA in Costume Design.
  • Lighting Design
    Seth Reiser

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway/Other: The Flea Theater: The Mysteries (dir. Ed Iskandar); The Public Theater: Mike Daisey’s The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; PS 122: Reggie Watts’ and Tommy Smith’s Radio Play (dir. Kip Fagan); HERE Arts Center: Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge (Obie Award-winning production)REGIONAL: Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Vietgone (dir. May Adrales); Dallas Theater Center: King Lear (dir. Kevin Moriarty), Clybourne Park (dir. Joel Ferrell), Tigers Be Still (dir. Hal Brooks); Alliance Theatre: Edward Foote (dir. Chris Coleman); American Conservatory Theater: Between Riverside and Crazy (dir. Irene Lewis); Two River Theater Company: As You Like It (dir. Michael Sexton); Chautauqua Theater Company: Raisin in the Sun (dir. Ethan McSweeny), Our Town (dir. Paul Mullins). OTHER (music): Park Avenue Armory: Matthew Passion (Berlin Philharmonic, dir. Peter Sellars); Des Canyon Aux Etoiles… (St. Louis Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, dir. Deborah O’Grady).  TRAINING: Ohio Wesleyan University: BA; NYU Tisch School of the Arts: MFA. WEB:

  • Sound Design
    Jeremy S. Bloom
    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Flea Theater: The Mysteries, Restoration Comedy, Job, Heresy; The New Group: Buried Child; National Asian American Theatre Company: Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery; Playwrights Realm: Sojourners; Broadway Asia: Golden Lotus; Women’s Project Theater: Cygnus; New Worlds Theatre Project at HERE: Carcass; Atlantic Stage 2: The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek; Tisch: Double Love Suicide; Fordham: Phoebe in Winter; Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group: Smoke. Foley Artist: New York Stage and Film: NOIR; National Alliance for Musical Theatre: NOIR; The Play Company: Golden Dragon; 92nd St Y/BBC Wales: Under Milk Wood. REGIONAL: New York Theatre Workshop at Dartmouth: Stuck Elevator; Williamstown Theatre Festival: In a Word, Greylock Theatre Project. FILM: CNN Films and Andrew Jenks Entertainment’s All American Family; The Red Gloves (dir. Billy Shultz). OTHER: WNYC Studios: Radiolab; TinyBop: Exploring the Human Body; WVKR: Beyond the Balkans; Accordionist with Tipsy Oxcart. TRAINING: Vassar College: BA in Political Science with correlate sequence in music composition; Bogaziçi University; School for International Training. WEB: 
  • Music
    Duncan Sheik

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Spring Awakening (2006); American Psycho (2016). REGIONAL: Delaware Theatre Company: Because of Winn Dixie (2015); Old Globe Theatre: Whisper House (2011). OTHER: Recordings: American Psycho (Original London Cast Recording, 2016), Legerdemain (2015), Covers 80s (Sneaky Records, 2011), Whisper House (Sony, 2009), Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Cast Recording, 2006), White Limousine (Rounder, 2006), Daylight (Atlantic Records, 2002), Phantom Moon (Nonesuch, 2001), Humming (Atlantic Records, 1998), Duncan Sheik (RIAA Certified Gold, Atlantic Records, 1996). In development: Alice by Heart, Nero (Another Golden Rome), The Nightingale, Noir. AWARDS: Tony Awards® for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, 2008 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album for Spring Awakening; Grammy® Nomination for Best Male Vocal for Duncan Sheik.

  • Music Supervisor/Arranger
    David Dabbon
    NEW YORK: Broadway: Disaster!  (Dance Arranger), Sondheim on Sondheim (Additional Orchestrations); Off-Broadway/Other: New York Theatre Workshop: Love and Information (Music Director), The Events (Music Supervisor); Playwrights Horizons: The Christians (Music Supervisor), Stage Kiss (Arranger).  Atlantic Theater Company: Cloud Nine (Music Director). The Flea Theater: The Mysteries (Composer/Music Director), Restoration Comedy (Composer/Music Director), These Seven Sicknesses (Music Director/Arranger). REGIONAL: Denver Center for the Performing Arts: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (dir. Kathleen Marshall, Conductor/Additional Dance Arrangements); Tennessee Performing Arts Center: Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes’ The Nutty Professor (Dance Arranger); Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Orchestrator/Conductor). FILM: HBO’s Six By Sondheim (Arranger on “Send in the Clowns”), All God’s Creatures (Composer). OTHER (albums): Audra McDonald: Go Back Home (Orchestrator on “I’ll Be Here”), Sweet Bye and Bye (Music Director/Vocal Arranger), Sondheim on Sondheim (Additional Orchestrations). TRAINING: Carnegie Mellon University: MM in Choral Conducting; The Hartt School of Music: BM Self Defined Major. WEB:
  • Music Director
    Jody Schum
    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New York City Center: Annie Get Your Gun; The Flea Theater: The Mysteries; New York Theatre Workshop: Stuck Elevator; Exit, Pursued By A Bear: The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. NATIONAL TOURS: Kinky Boots. REGIONAL: Paper Mill Playhouse: A Christmas Story. OPERA: Fort Worth Opera Festival, American Lyric Theater, Opera Saratoga, Townsend Opera. TRAINING: Binghamton University: MM in Piano Performance.
  • Resident Casting Director
    Carter C. Wooddell
    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Kiss Me, Kate, Salomé, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Free For All), Tartuffe, Man of La Mancha, The Metromaniacs, The Tempest, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale (Free For All), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.). NEW YORK: Broadway: Belasco Theatre: End of the Rainbow (dir. Terry Johnson), Booth Theatre: High (dir. Rob Ruggiero); Off-Broadway (partial): Barrow Street Theatre: Tribes (dir. David Cromer), Our Town (dir. David Cromer), The Acting Company, Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater: Freud’s Last Session (dir. Tyler Marchant), Cherry Lane Theatre: A Perfect Future (dir. Wilson Milam), SoHo Playhouse: The Irish Curse (dir. Matt Lenz), Beckett Theatre: An Error of the Moon (dir. Kim Weild); 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, The Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson (dir. Claire Grove). TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company,Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Columbia Pictures: Premium Rush (dir. David Koepp), Choice Films: Junction (dir. Tony Glazer).
  • Literary Manager/Dramaturg
    Drew Lichtenberg
    STC: 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, Parts 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: Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism.
  • Voice and Text
    Gary Logan
    STC: Othello, The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, Design for Living, The Way of the World, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Enemy of the People. REGIONAL: Everyman Theatre: Outside Mullingar, Ruined, August: Osage County, Private Lives, Pygmalion, Our Town, Doubt, Soul Collector, Much Ado About Nothing, And a Nightingale Sang; Kennedy Center: Master Class (with Tyne Daly); Woolly Mammoth: Lights Rise on Grace, Marie Antoinette;Signature Theatre: Tender Napalm, Pride in the Falls of Autry Mill (with Christine Lahti), I Am My Own Wife; Arena Stage: Love in Afghanistan, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Studio Theatre: Moment, Jumpers for Goalposts, Belleville, Tribes, The Real Thing, Venus in Fur, Frozen, Crestfall; Ford’s Theatre: Shenandoah (with Scott Bakula), State of the Union, A Christmas Carol; Folger Theatre: Henry V, Othello, Henry VIII, Much Ado About Nothing; Center Stage: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Fabulation; Chautauqua Theater Company: Henry V, Clybourne Park, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Winter’s Tale, The Just; Denver Center Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Misalliance, Wit, The Winter’s Tale, Valley Song, The Tempest and over 50 others. INTERNATIONAL: The Royal Shakespeare Company and Denver Center Theatre Company: Tantalus (dir. Sir Peter Hall); Stratford Festival of Canada: Twelfth Night and The School for Scandal (with Brian Bedford), The Miser, The Night of the Iguana. AUTHOR: The Eloquent Shakespeare (University of Chicago Press).
  • Voice and Text
    Ellen O’Brien
    STC: More than 50 productions over 11 seasons. ACADEMY FOR CLASSICAL ACTING: 22 productions of Shakespeare and Jacobean plays. REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Charlotte Repertory Company, Aurora/Magic Theaters; People’s Light and Theatre Company; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. PUBLICATIONS: Articles in The Voice and Speech Review, Shakespeare in the Twentieth Century, Shakespearean Illuminations, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare and the Arts, The Voice and Speech Review: Associate Editor for Heightened Text, Verse and Scansion. TRAINING: Yale University: MA, MPhil, PhD (English); Central School of Speech and Drama/The Open University (London): Advanced and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Voice Studies. TEACHING: Academy for Classical Acting; University of California, Santa Cruz; Guilford College; Kirkland College.
  • Immersive Design/Assistant Director
    Craig Baldwin
    STC: 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 (Best Overall Production of a 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: 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: Red Bull Theater (Associate Artistic Producer), Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab (member). TRAINING: The Julliard School. WEB:
  • Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser
    STC: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at the Guthrie Theater), Kiss Me, Kate, Tartuffe, Man of La Mancha, The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (in rep), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Measure for Measure, Wallenstein and Coriolanus (in rep), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mainstage and 2015 Free For All), The Government Inspector, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Strange Interlude, Much Ado About Nothing, The Heir Apparent, 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, 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
    Robyn M. Zalewski
    STC: Kiss Me, Kate, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All), Man of La Mancha, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage Company: Romeo and Juliet (production stage manager), Private Lives (production stage manager), Hamlet (assistant stage manager), Twelfth Night (assistant stage manager), A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas (assistant stage manager), The Whipping Man (assistant stage manager), Gem of the Ocean (assistant stage manager), Divine Rivalry (production assistant), Antony and Cleopatra (production assistant), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (production assistant), Noises Off (production assistant); New London Barn Playhouse; Hangar Theatre; Northern Stage; Saint Michael’s Playhouse. TRAINING: Saint Michael’s College.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
Casting Director
Laura Stanczyk, CSA
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The Taming of the Shrew

May 17 - Jun 26

Sidney Harman HallBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
Available Accessibility Performances
Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and The Taming of the Shrew are underwritten by the Clarice Smith Series: New Directors for the Classics. Additional support for this production from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts
Restaurant Partner:
La Tasca

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