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 with bottomless ambition and ruthless cunning: 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 Junk, The 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).
“★★★★★…fantastically devious and delightfully fun.” –Metro Weekly
“DELICIOUSLY COMPLEX…a dark and fascinating journey.” –BroadwayWorld
“MEMORABLE…Matthew Rauch’s Richard teaches a master class in duplicity and manipulation.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
“RIVETING…David Muse is a brilliant director and he brings out the best in his actors.” –The Georgetown Dish
“Its sinister and dark delivery takes Shakespeare’s title character to a new level of villainy.” –PG County Sentinel
“There are some outstanding performances swimming in all the blood, particularly among the women.” –Brightest Young Things
From the Director
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.
All titles, artists and dates subject to change.
Actress Roundtable – RICHARD THE THIRD
RICHARD THE THIRD trailer
Asides: RICHARD THE THIRD
RICHARD THE THIRD Production Photos
RICHARD THE THIRD Open Rehearsal
Prosecast: RICHARD THE THIRD
Q&A with Matthew Rauch
RICHARD THE THIRD in rehearsal
Q&A with Sofiya Cheyenne and Evelyn Spahr
Inside first rehearsal for RICHARD THE THIRD
RICHARD THE THIRD First Rehearsal
RICHARD THE THIRD teaser video
STC: Henry V (Dauphin), Macbeth (Malcolm). NEW YORK: Broadway: Junk, The Merchant of Venice, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: Signature Theatre: A Particle of Dread, Book of Days; Playwrights Horizons: Kin; Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale; Red Bull Theater: The Duchess of Malfi, Edward the Second, The Revenger’s Tragedy; MCC: Still Life; Keen Company; The New Group. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Macbeth (Macbeth); Arena Stage: The Miser; La Jolla Playhouse; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Long Wharf Theatre; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; many others. FILM: The Wolf of Wall Street, The Tale, Daddy, Labor Day, Phil Spector, No Reservations, more. TELEVISION: Banshee (four seasons); Recurring roles: Chambers, Blue Bloods, NCIS: New Orleans, Shades of Blue, Believe, Treme; Other Television: Seven Seconds, Bull, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, The Blacklist, Law & Order, many more. OTHER: Kennedy Center: Henry V with the National Symphony. AWARDS: Callaway Award (for Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi); Connecticut Critics Circle Award (Best Actor for Macbeth).
STC: The School for Lies, Romeo 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, 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 Repertory Company: 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 Repertory Theatre: 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 Award (Best Actor for Visiting Mister Green). TRAINING: Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.
NEW YORK: Broadway: Present Laughter, The Importance of Being Earnest, Blithe Spirit, Equus, Pygmalion, The Retreat From Moscow, Vincent in Brixton, The Deep Blue Sea, Indiscretions. Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company: Arms and the Man, Suddenly Last Summer; The Public Theater: Venus, Stuff Happens; Lincoln Center Theater: The Carpetbagger’s Children; Manhattan Theatre Club: Kindertransport; Second Stage Theater: The Clearing, Once Around the City; Mint Theater Company: Hindle Wakes, Rutherford and Son; City Center Encores!: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. NATIONAL TOURS: Anything Goes, Blithe Spirit. REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, Boston Shakespeare Company, Dallas Theater Center, Geva Theatre Center, Guthrie Theater, Gloucester Stage Company, Humana Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre. 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 Repertory; U.K. Tour: Private Lives. FILM: Monument Avenue, Mermaids. TELEVISION: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, Lipstick Jungle. AWARDS: Elliot Norton Medal for Sustained Theatre Excellence; L.A. Robbie Award; I.R.N.Es (for Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Medea; Kath in Entertaining Mr. Sloane). TRAINING: London University, New College of Speech and Drama.
NEW YORK: Broadway: Electra, Having Our Say, So Long on Lonely Street. Off-Broadway: The First Noel, Brownsville Song, Cell, The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival, Rosmersholm, For Colored Girls..., Gum, Salt, Ma Rose. REGIONAL: London / Liverpool / National Black Theater / Contemporary American Theater Festival: Dead and Breathing; Trinity Rep: Skeleton Crew; Arena Stage: A Raisin in the Sun (Helen Hayes Award);Premiere Stages: My Lord What a Night; Cleveland Play House: The Good Peaches; Yale Repertory Theatre / Berkeley Repertory Theatre / Victory Gardens Theater: The House That Will Not Stand; Victory Gardens Theater: An Issue of Blood; Crossroads Theater: The Last Fall; McCarter Theatre Center: Having Our Say; Center Stage: Fabulation; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Pittsburgh Public Theater; TheaterWorks; Goodman Theatre; Proposition Theatre; San Jose Repertory; The Humana Festival. TELEVISION: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, John Adams (HBO), Brooklynification, Deadbeat, Golden Boy, The Good Wife, Law & Order, Sesame Street, The Wire. FILM: We’ll Never Have Paris, Detroit, The Human Stain, The Preacher’s Wife, Of Monsters and Men. OTHER: Founding member of Quick Silver Theater Company.
NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company: Time and the Conways; Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience: Measure for Measure (Isabella). INTERNATIONAL: Stratford Festival; Necessary Angel Theatre Company: Hedda Gabler (Hedda); Canadian Stage: Constellations (Marianne), Race (Susan, opposite Jason Priestly); Acting UpStage: The Wild Party (Queenie, Dora Award Nominee for Outstanding Performance). FILM: Jean of the Joneses, Across the Line, The Anniversary. TELEVISION: Anne with an E (Mary; CBC / Netflix), Titans (Warner Brothers / DC Entertainment), Orphan Black, Law & Order: SVU, Saving Hope (CTV), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Book of Negroes (E1 / BET). Upcoming: Street Legal (Lead; CBC). OTHER: Videogames: Far Cry: New Dawn (Mickey; Ubisoft), Far Cry Primal (Sayla; Ubisoft). TEACHING: National Theater School of Canada: First Year Acting. TRAINING: Canadian Film Center, Humber College. WEB: Instagram: @Cara.Ricketts. Series: Whatever Linda.
STC: Richard II (Duchess of Gloucester), Henry V (Chorus 1 / Alice). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Public Theater. REGIONAL: Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Guthrie Theater; Kennedy Center; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Arizona Theatre Company; 22 Seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Intiman Theatre; Denver Center Theatre Company. INTERNATIONAL: Birmingham Rep / The Barbican (England). OTHER: Director: Utah Shakespeare Festival; PCPA / Pacific Conservatory Theatre; University of Texas, Austin; Dartmouth College; American Players Theatre (Summer 2019); Represented Oregon Shakespeare Festival at the 43rd Annual Festival des Jeux du Théâtre (Sarlat, France). AWARDS: Garland Award; San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award. Training: American Conservatory Theater: MFA in Acting. WEB: RobynnRodriguez.com.
STC: The Comedy of Errors; As You Like It (2014); The Importance of Being Earnest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; As You Like It (2009); 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 and 2. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts; Arena Stage; Round House Theatre: The Book of Will, Beauty Queen of Leenane, This, Double Indemnity, Tabletop; Folger Theatre: Mary Stuart, Othello, Cyrano, Henry VIII, Hamlet (Ghost), The Tempest (Caliban), King Lear, Measure for Measure; Theater J / Arden Theatre: Freud’s Last Session (C.S. Lewis); Theater J: Bal Masque; four seasons at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Olney Theatre Center; Ford’s Theatre; Everyman Theatre; Imagination Stage; Adventure Theatre; Barter Theatre; Charlotte Repertory Theatre; PlayMakers Repertory Company. TELEVISION: The Wire (recurring role, Seasons 3 and 5).
STC: As You Like It. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: John; Theater J: The Call; Mosaic Theater Company: Charm; Rep Stage: Antigone Project; Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences: How to Catch a Star, Flowers Stink; Imagination Stage: Charlotte’s Web, The Freshest Snow Whyte; The Hub Theatre: Redder Blood; Forum Theatre: Passion Play, The ‘T’ Party, 9 Circles; The Keegan Theatre: A Few Good Men; Adventure Theatre MTC: A Little House Christmas; Quotidian Theatre Company: A Little Trick, Talking Pictures; Annapolis Shakespeare Company: As You Like It. OTHER: Company Member: Only Make Believe (an interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities). TRAINING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: MFA.
STC: Henry IV, Part 1 and 2 (Lord Chief Justice); Coriolanus (Sicinius); Wallenstein (Kolibas); Richard II (Northumberland); Henry V (Exeter). REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (John Prentice, Sr.); Syracuse Stage / Seattle Repertory Theatre: The Piano Lesson (Doaker Charles); Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts: Fences (Troy), The Whipping Man (Simon), Cyrano De Bergerac (Cyrano); Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Othello (Othello); 22 Seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet (Polonius), Great Expectations (Magwich), Antony and Cleopatra (Mark Antony), Death and the King’s Horseman (Elesin), The Tempest (Prospero), Gem of the Ocean (Caesar), The Philanderer (Leonard Charteris), Julius Caesar (Brutus), The Three Sisters (Vershinin), Othello (Othello), Seven Guitars (Headley), Les Blancs (Tshembe Matoseh), Coriolanus (Coriolanus), Measure for Measure (Duke Vincentio), Richard II (Bolingbroke), among others; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Portland Center Stage; Great Lakes Theatre Festival; Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Berkeley Repertory Theatre. NATIONAL TOURS: Barbican Theatre Center (London) / La Jolla Playhouse / Birmingham Rep (U.K.) / Berkeley Repertory / Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Continental Divide: Daughters of the Revolution (Kwesi Ntuli), Mother’s Against (Vincent Baptiste). AWARDS: Back Stage Garland Awards for Othello and Les Blancs. TRAINING: Southern Methodist University: MFA.
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: Theatre for a New Audience: Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Henry V; The Public / New York Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It, King Lear, Richard II; Transport Group: House for Sale. INTERNATIONAL: The Bridge Project: Richard III; Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Germany): We Are Not These Hands; Donmar Warehouse (London): True West; Globe Theatre (London): Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar. 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, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Wilma Theater.
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 Jones, Sneaky Pete. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Acting.
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, The 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.
STC: Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All); Henry IV, Part 1 and 2. REGIONAL: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: The Winter’s Tale, The 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, The 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 Theatre: 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: Instagram: @JohnKeabler.
STC: Twelfth Night, Othello (2017 Free For All), Macbeth, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Clurman Theatre: The Glass House; Summer Play Festival at The Public: We Declare You a Terrorist; TACT: Incident at Vichy; Lucille Lortel Theatre: Catch-22, The Boys in the Band; Second Stage Theater: Sympathetic Magic; Tectonic Theater Project: The Nest; WPA Theatre: The Boys in the Band; Classic Stage Company: The 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 Theater: 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.
STC: King Charles III; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: Translations; The Rocky Horror Show; Constellation Theatre Company: 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 and Juliet; LiveArtDC: The Merry Death of Robin Hood; Flying V: The Pirate Laureate and the King of the Sea; Edge of the Universe: Entertaining Mr. Sloane. TEACHING: Previous instructor at the National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Georgetown; Instructor for Smithsonian Summer Camps. OTHER: Award-winning puppet designer. TRAINING: Fresno State University: BA in Theatre; STC Acting Fellow (2011). WEB: MattaMagical.com.
NEW YORK: Broadway: One Man, Two Guvnors; Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Pericles; City Center / Encores! Off Center: Gone Missing; Playwrights Horizons: Mankind; Signature Theatre: The Death of the Last Black Man...; BAM: The Glory of the World; Classical Theater of Harlem: Marat/Sade. REGIONAL: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre 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.
STC: Richard III. REGIONAL: Round House Theatre: Oslo; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Gloria (Helen Hayes nomination, Best Supporting Actor, Ensemble; Helen Hayes Award, Best Play), Kiss; Signature Theatre: 4,380 Nights; Olney Theatre Center: The Invisible Hand; Mosaic Theater Company: 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.
TRAINING: The Performing Option of New York “Film, TV, Commercial & VO Camp”; Broadway Artists Alliance: Musical Theatre Intensives; University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music: Musical Theatre Workshop. OTHER: NFL Films “Training Camp”; Department of Homeland Security “See/Say PSA”; Children’s National Medical Center “Having Surgery” Tour Video; Linda Townsend Management.
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: BroadwayArtists Alliance, G. Gardner Talent Management. WEB: Instagram: @LoganMatthewBaker.
NEW YORK: Dixon Place: The Lilliput Troupe (Perla Ovitz); 59E59: The Briefly Dead (Phyllis); Baryshnikov Arts Center: Other World (Vendor); IRT Theater: The Conspiracists (Dee Dee); The Kraine Theater: The Golden Smile (Director); American Theater for Actors. REGIONAL: Theater Under The Stars: Guys and Dolls (Big Jule). TELEVISON: At Home with Amy Sedaris (Denise; TrueTV), StartUP (Doris; Sony Crackle), Loudermilk (Louise; DirectTV’s AUDIENCENetwork). OTHER: New York–based actress, creator and disability advocate. Documentaries: Dwarfdom, Nothing Short of a Journey; Appearances in: Variety, Refinery29, NowThis. TRAINING: CUNY Brooklyn College: BFA in Acting and BA in Psychology. WEB: SofiyaCheyenne.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. NATIONAL TOUR: Remarkably Normal. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Henry V. FILM: The Post. TV: Vinyl. TRAINING: New York University: BFA in Acting.
NEW YORK: Incite Productions: Waiting for Lefty. NATIONAL TOUR: The Three Musketeers. REGIONAL: Compass Rose Theater: Disgraced, A Chorus Line; Lillian Theatre: Julius Caesar; The Magellan Project: Speed-the-Plow, The Misanthrope; 14th Street Playhouse: The One-Armed Man. TRAINING: UNC School of the Arts.
INTERNATIONAL: The Australian Shakespeare Company (Melbourne): The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus). TRAINING: UCLA: BA in Communication Studies and Theatre; American Conservatory Theater; National Institute of Dramatic Art: (NIDA). WEB: Instagram: @Mihir.Is.Here.
TRAINING: Catholic University of America: MFA; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: Certificate in Shakespearean performance. OTHER: Puppeteer.
NEW YORK: The Evoke Festival. NATIONAL TOUR: Encore!!. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Monomoy Theatre, Capital Classics Theatre Company, 4615 Theatre Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. TELEVISION: Evil Kin (Investigation Discovery). FILM: Dinner Party VR (Digital Cave Media). TRAINING: The Hartt School: BFA Actor Training; Drama Studio London. WEB: BillySaundersJr.com.
NEW YORK: New Light Theatre Project, Amios, Firebone Theatre. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre, Public Theater of Minnesota, BARd Shakespeare. TRAINING: University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program.WEB: ElizabethErb.com.
STC: Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All). REGIONAL: The Shakespeare Center of 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: National YoungArts Foundation Theatre Finalist (2017), Jerry Herman Award (2014, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical). TRAINING: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts: Theatre Graduate (2016).
STC: Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All; Ensemble). AWARDS: KCACTF Region 7 (Northwest) winner for Irene Ryan’s scholarship. TRAINING: University of Wyoming: BFA in Musical Theatre.
STC: Affiliated Artist; Associate Artistic Director, 2005–2010; Director: King Charles III (co-production with A.C.T. and Seattle Repertory Theatre), Coriolanus, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew (Free For All), Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, On the Eve of Friday Morning, Pericles (Free For All); Assistant Director: Othello, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Tempest, Pericles, Macbeth; 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 Effect, The Father, Tribes, The Habit of Art, Frozen, Blackbird, Cock; 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.
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.
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.
STC: King Charles III, Romeo 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.
STC: Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Nap, A Time To Kill, Bronx Bombers. Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Privacy, Dry Powder, Barbecue; Playwrights Horizons: Bella, Bootycandy; LCT3: Mr. Joy; New York Theatre Workshop: Slave Play, Top Secret; Primary Stages: Discord, Rx; 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.
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
STC: Richard the Third; Othello; Salomé; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; As You Like It; Measure for Measure; The Alchemist; The Winter’s Tale, among others. NEW YORK: Theatre Harlem: Love Child (World Premiere); Black Spectrum Theatre: A Soldier’s Play; Chekhov Theatre Ensemble: Cyrano. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: King Hedley II, Ruined, Stick Fly, Noises Off, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, among others; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Comapny: Gloria, Botticelli in the Fire, HIR, An Octoroon, Zombie: The American; Studio Theatre: Vietgone, The Effect, Bad Jews, Belleville, Red Speedo, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Invisible Man, The Walworth Farce, Superior Donuts, American Buffalo, among others; Olney Theatre Center: The Invisible Hand, The Piano Lesson, Bus Stop, among others; Signature Theatre: Masterpieces, 4380 Nights, among others; Rep Stage, WSC Avant Bard, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, among others. OPERA: Washington National Opera: Carmen, Moby Dick, Hamlet, Don Giovanni; Regina Opera: Otello, Carmen, I Pagliacci. TELEVISION: Spin City (stunt double, Michael J. Fox). AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography (HIR); Helen Hayes Nominations (An Octoroon, Red Speedo, The Walworth Farce); ACTF Award, Fight Direction (Ubu Roi, American); Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship to Russia. TEACHING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University (Faculty); American University (Artist in Residence). TRAINING: Virginia Commonwealth University: MFA Theatre Pedagogy; Certified Fight Director, Teacher and Firearms Instructor for the Society of American Fight Directors.
STC: Richard III; Camelot; Noura; The Lover and The Collection; Macbeth; The School for Lies; The Secret Garden; Romeo and 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/Tours: Encores! Off-Center, 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, All Our Children, Fetch Clay Make Man, The Brother Sister Plays, Tryst, Jitney, The Woman in Black, Dirty Dancing, The Cripple of Inishmaan (also national tour), Encores! Summer Stars: Damn Yankees, Urinetown (also national tour). REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre, Alley Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Royal George Theatre, Seattle Rep, Signature Theatre, Wilma Theatre. INTERNATIONAL: Theatre Royal Bath, Hampstead Theatre, London, Druid Theatre Company (Galway), Rough Magic (Dublin); Dublin/West End: The Shawshank Redemption.
STC: Everybody; Hamlet (2018 and 2019 Free For All); The Oresteia; Vanity Fair (STC/ACT); Richard III; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet (2016 and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Noura; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2016 and 2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Tempest (2014 and 2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Tartuffe; Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC/Old Globe); As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice. NEW YORK: McCorkle Casting: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High | Off-Broadway: Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon, et al. | Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, CATF, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public, TheaterWorks Hartford. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company, Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush, Junction. OTHER: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson.
STC: 40 productions over 8 seasons, including 19 works from the 36-play Shakespeare canon and world premieres by David Ives, Robert Pinsky, Jeffrey Hatcher, Yaël Farber and Heather Raffo. NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout: Time and the Conways (dir. Rebecca Taichman). REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Arsonists (German translation / Text Consultant); Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew (Play on!); STC / McCarter Theatre Center: The Winter’s Tale; Center Stage: Caroline or Change, Cyrano, Around the World in 80 Days; Yale Repertory Theatre: Lulu (dir. Mark Lamos); Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Front Page, The Physicists, The Corn Is Green; New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman). INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre: Salomé, Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. Premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: Doctor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism.
STC: Everybody; The Oresteia; Vanity Fair; Richard III; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet; Camelot; Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III | ACA: As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Pericles, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus. INTERNATIONAL: Vancouver, Canada: Rumble Theatre: Indian Arm | Vancouver Playhouse: The Music Man | UBC Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard, The House of Atreus, Arcadia | York University: Our Country’s Good. FILM: Dialect, voice, 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: The Good Doctor, Tin Star, Bates Motel, The 100, Alcatraz, Rogue, Red Widow, The Secret Circle, Heavenly, Human Target, The Good Wife, Inseparable, Just Cause. PERSONAL: Directing: The Bay at Nice, Agamemnon | Teaching: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor; Canada’s National Voice Intensive: Voice and Text Instructor | Training: York University: MFA in Acting, Voice Teacher’s Diploma; University of British Columbia: BFA in Acting.
STC: Richard the Third; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; Camelot; Hamlet; The Lover and The Collection; The School for Lies; The Tempest (2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; Othello (mainstage and 2017 Free For All); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Tartuffe; The Metromaniacs; The Tempest. NEW YORK: 59E59: C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar); New York International Fringe Festival: Magic Kingdom, The More Loving One (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Best Overall Production/Play); Marymount Manhattan College: columbinus; August Strindberg Rep Theatre: Mr. Bengt’s Wife; Atlantic Acting School: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; HERE Arts Center: Ingmar Bergman’s Persona; Classic Stage Company: MacB**h (workshop); Outhouse Theatre Co: Mercy Thieves (U.S. Premiere), The Boys (U.S. Premiere); Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab: MacB**h (workshop). REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre: The Secret Garden; Opera House Arts: Antony and Cleopatra; SUNY Purchase College: The Miser. INTERNATIONAL: The Flick by Annie Baker (Sydney Premiere); The Aliens by Annie Baker (Sydney Premiere); 4 Minutes, 12 Seconds (Australian Premiere). OTHER: Producer, Red Bull Theater, Short New Play Festival; Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab (member). TRAINING: The Juilliard School. WEB: CraigBaldwin.net.
STC: Everybody, The Oresteia, Richard III, 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 Repertory Company: Intimate Apparel, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, House and Garden | Baltimore Center Stage: The Container (SM), The Wiz, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (ASM) | Everyman Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Heroes. PERSONAL: Training: University of Maryland, Baltimore County: BA in Theatre.
STC: Hamlet (2018 and 2019 Free For All), The Oresteia, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (2016 and 2018 Free For All), Camelot, 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 (2014-2015). REGIONAL: Shakespeare Santa Cruz: Henry V, Honk!, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors | Jewel Theatre Company: One for the Road, The Lover. TRAINING: University of California, Santa Cruz: BA in Theater Arts.