SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR ROMEO & JULIET
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR ROMEO & JULIET
NEW CAST MEMBERS JOIN THE 2016 PRODUCTION WHEN IT RETURNS FOR THE ANNUAL FREE FOR ALL
Washington, D.C—Free For All, one of the capital’s cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company’s 2016 production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21–September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.
The Free For All production will see some familiar faces return to reprise their roles: Jeffrey Carlson (Mercutio), who was honored with the Emery Battis Award for his original performance; Elan Zafir (Sampson); and Gregory Wooddell, who will this time play Montague. Longtime DC favorite E. Faye Butler will make her STC debut as the Nurse, as will Danaya Esperanza in the role of Juliet. Sam Lilja, who will play Romeo, returns to STC after appearing as Florizel in 2013’s The Winter’s Tale.
STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn said: “Since 1991 my vision for Free For All has been to make the works of Shakespeare accessible to everyone. I’m delighted to welcome back Alan’s bold production of Romeo & Juliet. His contemporary setting embraces the play’s youthful energy and was particularly compelling to younger audiences, many of whom were seeing their very first Shakespeare play. They recognized the longing, turmoil and restlessness of the young people on stage, and I hope audiences can have that experience again this summer.”
In Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare presents a world about to combust, saturated with passionate love and powerful hate. Caught tragically between two feuding families, alike in dignity and in enmity, Shakespeare’s immortal young lovers try to fashion a new world amid the violence of the old, but cataclysmic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate.
“One of the reasons I staged the play in modern dress is that I want the audience to walk in the theatre and see themselves on stage,” said Alan Paul. “I want teenagers to see their experiences and emotions reflected in a really powerful way, which is sometimes difficult when characters are in period costume. If you look at the dysfunction of the Capulet family in modern day, it becomes a family dynamic that people really understand.”
Romeo & Juliet’s bold, modern set features work from designers with an impressive portfolio of national, regional and international work. Scenic Designer Dane Laffrey’s credits include the current Broadway revival of Once On This Island for which he received a Tony Award Nomination, the acclaimed Deaf West revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Spring Awakening and the Broadway premiere of Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. Costume Designer Kaye Voyce returns to STC after working with the Company on The Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night. Lighting Designer Jen Schriever’s Broadway credits include John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown and off-Broadway credits include Mala Hierba and American Hero. Choreographer Eric Sean Fogel’s work has been featured on television, and in theatre and opera houses around the world, and Fight Choreographer David Leong returns regularly to STC and worked on the Company’s first production of Romeo & Juliet in 1986.
Since its inception in 1991, STC has brought free productions of Shakespeare to 699,911 people thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, donors and friends.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
How to get tickets:
Online Lottery: For each performance, a select number of seats are given away to lucky lottery winners. The online lottery will open Monday, August 20. The lottery is accessible at ShakespeareTheatre.org/FFA
Get in line: Every day STC will make at least 200 tickets available to the public in our ticket line at Sidney Harman Hall beginning two hours prior to curtain. Limit is two tickets per person. Remember to get there early! The line usually starts forming about four hours before curtain up.
For further information please visit ShakespeareTheatre.org/FFA.
Free For All is presented by CoStar Group. Leadership Support is provided by Ameriprise Financial, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Free For All Community Partners, Friends of Free For All, ICF International, Westfield. Additional Support is provided by The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation. Exclusive media support provided by The Washington Post.
STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul credits for STC include: Camelot; Romeo & Juliet; Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha (Helen Hayes nominee, Best Director); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Helen Hayes Award, Best Director); The Boys from Syracuse; The Winter’s Tale (Free For All); Twelfth Night (Free For All); As You Like It (Associate Director); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Associate Director); numerous galas, readings, and special events; Assistant Director: 13 shows. THEATRE DIRECTING: Arena Stage: The Pajama Game; Signature Theatre: I Am My Own Wife; Studio Theatre 2ndStage: Silence! The Musical (Helen Hayes nominee, Best Director), Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate;The Rocky Horror Show; MetroStage: Fully Committed; University of Maryland: The Matchmaker; Apex Theatre Company: Richard II. OPERA DIRECTING: Palm Beach Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (with Stephanie Blythe); Portland Opera: Man of La Mancha; Washington National Opera: Penny (premiere); numerous works for Urban Arias, The In Series, Strathmore Concert Hall, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Finalist for the 2013 European Opera Directing Prize (Vienna, Austria). WEB: AlanPaulDirector.com.
Sam Lilja* (Romeo) STC: The Winter’s Tale (Florizel). NEW YORK: Broadway: The Iceman Cometh (Don Parritt, Willie Oban u/s); Off-Broadway: 59E59: Acolyte. REGIONAL: Two River Theater: The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon); Dallas Theater Center: Clarkston (Chris). FILM: Tribe, Lincoln in the Bardo, The Drowning. TELEVISION: Billions, Almost There. OTHER: Dialect Coaching: Film: The Sunlit Night, The Hustle, Humor Me; Television: New Amsterdam, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Blindspot. TRAINING: The Juilliard School. WEB: SamLilja.com.
Danaya Esperanza* (Juliet)NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Esperance: Breitwisch Farm (Zainabu); NYTW: Mary Jane (Amelia/Kat), Othello (Emilia u/s); The Public Theater: Twelfth Night (Viola); Playwrights Horizons: Men on Boats (Seneca Howland/The Bishop); Clubbed Thumb: Men on Boats (Seneca Howland/The Bishop); Soho Rep: Washeteria (Lucy/Consuela); Signature Theatre: Our Lady of Kibeho (Schoolgirl). REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre: Protect the Beautiful Place (Symphony); Goodman Theatre: Another Word for Beauty (Luzmery). FILM: After Party. TELEVISION: The Blacklist, Elementary. TRAINING: The Juilliard School (Raúl Juliá Memorial Scholarship in Drama).
Jeffrey Carlson* (Mercutio) STC: Romeo & Juliet (Emery Battis Award Winner),Hamlet (2007), Lorenzaccio (title roles). NEW YORK: Broadway: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Taboo (Drama Desk Award nomination); Roundabout Theatre Company: Tartuffe; Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane Theatre: Psycho Therapy; Theatre for a New Audience: Antony and Cleopatra; New York Theatre Workshop: Bach at Leipzig; Daryl Roth Theatre: Manuscript; MCC Theater: Last Easter; Signature Theatre Company: Thief River. REGIONAL: Yale Repertory Theatre: Cymbeline (Iachimo), Richard II (title role); Goodman Theatre: Measure for Measure (Lucio), Stage Kiss; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Edward II (title role), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Prince Hal, also at the Royal Shakespeare Company); McCarter Theatre Center: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Candida; Charlotte Repertory Theatre: The Miracle Worker; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Importance of Being Earnest; Philadelphia Theatre Company/Kennedy Center: Golden Age; Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. FILM: Hitch, The Killing Floor, Backseat. TELEVISION: All My Children (ABC, contract role as Zoe), Plainsong (CBS, Hallmark Hall of Fame), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), The View (ABC). AWARDS: Recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship, and a Beinecke Fellow in 2007 and 2016. TRAINING: The Juilliard School; the University of California, Davis; Guthrie Theater.
E. Faye Butler* (Nurse) NATIONAL TOURS: Mamma Mia, Ain’t Misbehavin, Nunsense, Dinah Was, Don’t Bother Me. REGIONAL: D.C. Area: Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre; Other: Baltimore Center Stage, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Muny, Chicago Children’s Theatre. INTERNATIONAL: Performed with the Washington Ballet in La Habana, Cuba performing Blues Till June (songs of Etta James); Concert performances in Europe. In February 2019, performing with the Hong Kong Ballet in China. AWARDS: Recipient of seven Joseph Jefferson, two Helen Hayes, four Black Theatre Alliance, RAMI Award, John Barrymore Award, Excellence in the Arts, After Dark, Ovation, Kathryn V. Lampkey, Sarah Siddons Leading Lady, Black Excellence, Guy Adkins, 2016 Rosetta Le Noire, Lunt-Fontaine Fellow. OTHER: Concerts: E. Faye has a CD entitled “Circle of Firsts.” She performs across the country in concert, cabaret, club and theatre venues with her big band EFO Orchestra. Upcoming Theatre: Fall 2018 Mama Rose in Gypsy, Porchlight Music Theatre; Winter/ Spring 2019 in Sophisticated Ladies at Fulton and Maine State Music Theatre. WEB: E-FayeButler.com.
Ron Menzel* (Friar Laurence) STC: Romeo & Juliet. NEW YORK: Broadway: Booth Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuse; Hudson Theatre: Parisian Woman. REGIONAL: Ten Thousand Things: Forget Me Not When Far Away, The Furies, Antigone, The Tempest, Red Noses; Jungle Theatre: Macbeth, Orson Welles Rehearses Moby Dick, Constellations; Guthrie Theatre: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…(World Premiere), Pericles, A View from the Bridge, Merchant of Venice, Edgardo Mine, Hamlet, Othello; Geva Theatre Center: Freud’s Last Session, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; City Theatre: Fair Game, Outside Mullingar; Philadelphia Theatre Company: Baskerville; Mixed Blood Theatre: Elemeno Pea, Poetry of Pizza; South Coast Rep: In the Next Room; Huldufolk Theatre: W.A.S.P. FILM: Imprisoned, #Trending, Crypto, Vernie, New World Symphony. TELEVISION: Blindspot, Elementary, Forever, Numbers.
Lise Bruneau* (Lady Montague) STC: Hamlet, Othello (Emilia, 2005), The Winter’s Tale (Hermione, 2002), Coriolanus, Ion, An Ideal Husband. BROADWAY: The Cherry Orchard (with Diane Lane). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Watch on the Rhine (with Marsha Mason), Mother Courage (with Kathleen Turner), Legacy of Light; Round House Theatre: This, My Name is Asher Lev, The Book Club Play; Theater J: Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Broken Glass (Sylvia), Brighton Beach Memoirs; Denver Center: Heartbreak House (Hesione); Cleveland Playhouse: Diary of Anne Frank; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: The Revolutionists (Olympe); Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Wars of the Roses (Margaret of Anjou); Baltimore Center Stage: Mary Stuart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Blithe Spirit; Old Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Merry Wives of Windsor; American Conservatory Theater: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Angels in America. AWARDS: Henry Award, BATCC 3 Outstanding Lead Awards. OTHER: Member of D.C.’s Taffety Punk Theatre Co. and director: Riot Grrrl Shakespeares (Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet), Oxygen, Bloody Poetry, The Devil in His Own Words. Director: MetroStage: Savage in Limbo; Clarence Brown Theatre: 4000 Miles; Nebraska Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet. TRAINING: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Judith Lightfoot Clarke* (Lady Capulet) STC: Romeo & Juliet. NEW YORK: Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Linda, Casa Valentina; Off-Broadway: St. Clement’s: Three Travelers; Public Theatre: The Normal Heart; Carnegie Hall: Anyone Can Whistle; Cherry Lane Theatre: Eve-olution; Variety Arts: Communicating Doors; York Theatre: Sacrifice to Eros. REGIONAL: Arden Theatre Company: Macbeth; Shakespeare in Clark Park: Coriolanus; Merrimack Repertory Theatre: God of Carnage, The Homecoming, Boston Marriage, Three Days of Rain; Old Globe: Hayfever; Alley Theater: Misalliance; Ivoryton Playhouse: The Graduate; Wilma Theater: Cloud 9; Interact: Three Christs of Manhattan; Cincinnati Playhouse: Closer, ToKill A Mockingbird. FILM: How to Be Single, Killer. TELEVISION: Madame Secretary, Unforgettable, Forever, Outlaw, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, What Goes On. TRAINING: The College of William & Mary, Virginia.
Gregory Wooddell* (Montague) STC: Affiliated Artist; Hamlet, Othello (2017), The School for Lies, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, The Merchant of Venice, Cyrano, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Othello (2005), 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.
Timothy D. Stickney* (Capulet) STC: As You Like It (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior), Troilus and Cressida (Achilles). NEW YORK:, New York State Theatre Institute: Macbeth (Macbeth); Take Wing and Soar: Hamlet (Hamlet; AUDELCO nominated); TWAS: Richard III (Richard); Africa Arts: Othello (Othello); Theatre for a New Audience: King Lear (Kent, w/ Michael Pennington); Public Theater: King Lear (Oswald, w/ Kevin Kline); NYSF/Central Park’s Delacorte: Romeo and Juliet (Prince Escalus). REGIONAL: Chicago Shakespeare: Macbeth (Macduff), Shakespeare In Love (Burbage); St Louis Repertory: Macbeth (Macbeth); Seattle Rep: Twelfth Night (Orsino); The Old Globe: Macbeth (Banquo); Hartford Stage: Merchant of Venice (Lorenzo). INTERNATIONAL: Stratford Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest (Sebastian), Caesar and Cleopatra (Pothinus, both w/ Christopher Plummer filmed for feature release), Macbeth (Banquo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus), Henry V (Exeter), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt). TELEVISION: RJ Gannon on One Life to Live for 13 years. AWARDS: 4 nominations for NAACP Image Awards; Soap Opera Digest Best Villain 2001.
Sebastian Chacon* (Benvolio)NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Playwrights Realm: The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias; The Public: Twelfth Night, Romeo y Julieta; Other New York: UglyRhino: Okay. NATIONAL TOURS: Don Quixote de La Mancha. FILM: Puzzle (Sony Pictures Classics). TELEVISION: Pose, Narcos, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, Mr. Robot, and many others. TRAINING: NYU Tisch School of the Arts: BFA in Drama.
Paul Deo, Jr.* (Tybalt) STC: Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Troilus and Cressida. REGIONAL: Baltimore Center Stage: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. TRAINING: NYU-Tisch: MFA in Acting; Wesleyan University: BFA in Acting.
John Keabler* (Friar John) STC: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. REGIONAL: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Merchant of Venice, A Winter’s Tale, Richard III, It’s a Wonderful Life; Contemporary American Theatre Festival: A Late Morning in America (one person show as Ronald Reagan); Perseverance Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac; Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It,The Three Musketeers; Syracuse Stage: To Kill a Mockingbird; The Old Globe: Romeo and Juliet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, In This Corner (world premiere); Portland Stage Company: Arsenic and Old Lace; Virginia Stage Company: K2; Florida Studio Theatre: The Columnist (regional premiere); Creede Repertory: Crazy For You, Light Up the Sky. FILM: Sugar (starring Alice Ripley), Faith, Love and Whiskey. TELEVISION: Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed, The Men Who Built America, All My Children. TRAINING: The Old Globe. WEB: JohnKeabler.com.
Thomas Keegan* (Paris) STC: The School for Lies (u/s Frank, Philinte). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Watch on the Rhine. Round House Theatre: Angels in America Parts 1 & 2 (Joe Pitt), Fool for Love (Eddie). Ford’s Theatre: Glass Menagerie Gentleman Caller). Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Zombie: The American. Theater J: Body of an American. Signature Theatre: Dying City. Folger Shakespeare Theatre: Othello, Taming of the Shrew. Constellation Theatre: Lieutenant of Inishmore. TELEVISION: PBS Films’ Madeleine (Suthill), VEEP, Madam Secretary, AMC’S TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES (Ensign Baker). TRAINING: MFA Academy for Classical Acting.
Craig Wallace* (Escalus) STC: Affiliated Artist; Numerous productions including Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; The Government Inspector; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra; Tamburlaine;Edward II. REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Scrooge, recurring), Death of a Salesman, The Laramie Project, Our Town, Necessary Sacrifices, Sabrina Fair, Jitney; Round House Theatre: Master Harold and the Boys, Permanent Collection, Tabletop, The Little Prince; Folger Theatre: Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, Cyrano, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello in Othello, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure; Arena Stage: All the Way, The Great Society, K2, All My Sons, The Great White Hope, Hot-n-Throbbing; Woolly Mammoth: Botticelli in the Fire, The Last Orbit of Billy Mars, Tommy J & Sally, Our Lady of 121st Street, Starving; Signature Theatre: Angels in America, Parts 1&2 (Helen Hayes nomination for Part 2); Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Hangar Theatre. TRAINING: Howard University: BFA; Pennsylvania State University: MFA; Royal National Theatre, London.
Elan Zafir* (Sampson) STC: Othello (2017 FFA and mainstage), Romeo & Juliet, Salomé. NEW YORK: New York International Fringe Festival: Leaf in the Mailbox (Best Ensemble Award); Riant Theatre: This Is Your Life; Wings Theater: Raft of the Medusa; Greenwich Street Theatre: Romeo and Juliet; Lookingglass Theatre Company: Cardboard Moon. REGIONAL: Capital Fringe 2018: The Unaccompanied Minor (upcoming); Mosaic Theatre: The Vagrant Trilogy, Paper Dolls; Arena Stage: Junk: The Golden Age of Debt (upcoming); The Kennedy Center: How to Catch a Star (upcoming); Ford’s Theatre: Ragtime,Twelve Angry Men (upcoming); Folger Theatre: Way of the World; Adventure Theatre: Jumanji ; Signature Theatre: Tender Napalm; The Welders: Happiness (and other reasons to die); Rep Stage: Venus in Fur; Capital Fringe: Ben & Lucille. INTERNATIONAL: Edinburgh Fringe Festival: The Unaccompanied Minor. TELEVISION: The Making of the Mob (AMC), House of Cards (Netflix). AWARDS: 2 Helen Hayes Awards, Outstanding Ensemble in a Play (Salomé, Ragtime).
Emilia Brown (Ensemble) NATIONAL TOURS: Pippin (Berthe/Swing, Catherine u/s), Cruise line: Royal Caribbean (singer, dancer). REGIONAL: Oklahoma! (ensemble); Ogunquit Playhouse: Cats (Sillabub), The Music Man (Ensemble), Anything Goes (Angel), Les Misérables (Eponine/Fantine u/s); Prather Entertainment: Country Roads (Swing, Dance Captain); RWS & Associates. OTHER: Voiceover (swedish): Sonny with a Chance (Tawni), Viva High School Musical (Gabriella) Disney Channel. Emilia has 12 years of TeamGym experience and has competed on a national level in Sweden.
Brian Reisman (Ensemble) STC: Othello (mainstage and 2017 FFA), The Taming of the Shrew. REGIONAL: Folger Theatre: As You Like It, King John (upcoming); Round House Theatre: I’ll Get You Back Again; Constellation Theatre Company: The Caucasian Chalk Circle; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, The Arabian Nights, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Delaware Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors; Olney Theatre Center: Once (upcoming). WEB: Brian-Reisman.com.
Andrew Thornton (Ensemble) AWARDS: KCACTF Region 7 (Northwest) winner for Irene Ryan’s scholarship. TRAINING: University of Wyoming: BFA in Musical Theatre.
The bold, modern production design features work from artists with an impressive portfolio of national, regional and international work.
Dane Laffrey (Scenic Designer) NEW YORK: Broadway: Brooks Atkinson: Set/Costumes for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening; MTC at the Friedman Theatre: Set for Fool For Love; Off-Broadway: Set and/or Costumes: Playwrights Horizons: Indian Summer, The Christians, Iowa; Manhattan Theatre Club: Sell.Buy.Date; Lincoln Center Theatre: The Harvest, Disgraced (2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner); Roundabout Theatre Company: Bad Jews, Tigers Be Still; Atlantic Theatre Company: Cloud Nine; Brooklyn Academy of Music: Charles L. Mee’s The Glory of the World; Second Stage Theatre: King Liz, American Hero, The Talls; Vineyard Theatre: Arlington. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops; Mark Taper Forum; The Humana Festival/Actors Theatre of Louisville; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Huntington Theatre Company; Old Globe; Denver Center Theatre Company; Baltimore Center Stage; Dallas Theatre Center; Studio Theatre; Signature Theatre; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts; New York Stage and Film. INTERNATIONAL: Parco Theatre (Tokyo & Osaka, Japan): The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; Sydney Opera House & Det Apne Theatre (Oslo, Norway): The Colour of Panic; many other Australian credits. TELEVISION: The Roast (Australia’s ABC2 Network). AWARDS: Drama Desk Award nominations, 4 Henry Hewes Design Award nominations and numerous regional accolades. TEACHING: Purchase College: Head of Set Design. TRAINING: Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). WEB: DaneLaffrey.com.
Kaye Voyce (Costume Designer) STC: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Broadway: Significant Other, The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses, Shining City. Off-Broadway: Second Stage: Mary Page Marlowe; Signature Theatre: At Home At the Zoo, The Antipodes, Signature Plays, The Wayside Motor Inn; Public Theatre: Hamlet,Measure For Measure; Lincoln Center Theater: The Mystery of Love and Sex, 4000 Miles; Trisha Brown’s final two dances: Rogues and Toss. INTERNATIONAL: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence/Opera Dijon/Teatro Regio Torino (France/Italy): Il Turco in Italia. AWARDS: Recipient of 2016 Obie for Sustained Excellence in Design. TRAINING: New York University.
Jen Schriever(Lighting Designer) NEW YORK: Broadway: Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed starring Lupita N’yongo; John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown; Off- Broadway: Public Theater: Eclipsed, ToasT, A Second Chance; 2econd Stage Theatre: Engagements, Mala Hierba, American Hero; Signature Theatre: Night Is A Room; Abrons Arts Center: I’m Looking For Helen TweleveTrees; Women’s Project Theater: Bright Half Life; Clubbed Thumb: Tumacho; Labyrinth Theater Company: Sunset Baby; SoHo Playhouse: Triassic Parq. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival: Poster Boy, American Hero; American Repertory Theater: Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World; Goodman Theatre: Rapture Blister Burn; Studio Theatre: Between Riverside and Crazy; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Guards at the Taj, Marie Antoinette; Center Stage: Detroit ’67, Stones in His Pockets; Signature Theatre: Sunday in the Park with George A Second Chance; Goodspeed Opera House: Theory of Relativity; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Other Josh Cohen; Cleveland Playhouse: Steel Magnolias; Asolo Repertory Theatre: Disgraced, Our Betters, Clybourne Park. OPERA: Metropolitan Opera: Pearl Fishers, Die Fledermaus; English National Opera: Pearl Fishers. INTERNATIONAL: Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia): La Traviata, Faust, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Golden Mask Award Nominee). OTHER: Dance: Liz Lerman: Healing Wars. TEACHING: Adjunct Professor, Purchase College. WEB: JenSchriever.com.
Daniel Kluger (Sound Designer/Composer) NEW YORK: Playwrights Horizons: Antlia Pneumatica, Marjorie Prime, Iowa; Barrow Street Theatre: The Effect, Hit the Wall; Lincoln Center Theatre: The Mystery of Love and Sex, Nikolai and the Others; Roundabout Theatre Company: Significant Other, The Common Pursuit; MCC Theater: Lost Girls, The Nether; Atlantic Theater Company: I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, Women or Nothing; PAGE73: You Got Older; Vineyard Theatre: Somewhere Fun, The North Pool. REGIONAL: Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Pig Iron, Two River Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. WEB: DanielKluger.com.
Eric Sean Fogel (Choreographer) REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Candide, Florencia in the Amazon, Force of Destiny, Lion Unicorn and Me, The Little Prince, West Side Story; Atlantic Theatre Stage II. OPERA: Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, City Center Encores, Glimmerglass Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Opera Bordeaux, Opera Philadelphia, Théâtre du Capitole, Theatre St. Gallen, Washington National Opera.WEB: EricSeanFogel.com.
David Leong (Fight Choreographer) STC: Camelot, Romeo and Juliet (1986, 2002, 2016 productions); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Cyrano de Bergerac; Richard III (1990, 2007); King John; Romeo and Juliet; Macbeth; Antony and Cleopatra; Coriolanus; Troilus and Cressida; Henry V; Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; King Lear; The Witch of Edmonton; Hamlet (1992, 2007, 2018); Julius Caesar; and many more. NEW YORK: Broadway: Fool for Love, Amazing Grace the Musical, A Time to Kill, Billy Elliot, Carousel, Company, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Civil War, The Rainmaker, King Hedley II, Picnic, Hamlet, Macbeth, Solitary Confinement, Sex and Longing, Conversations With My Father, A Delicate Balance, In the Summer House. Off-Broadway: over 50 plays and musicals. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theater, Geva Theatre Center, American Contemporary Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Theatre Center, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and many more. INTERNATIONAL: London: West End: Napoleon; National Theatre: Jitney. FILM: Titus, Alien: Resurrection. TEACHING: Virginia Commonwealth University, professor of theatre.
STC Resident Casting Director Carter C. Wooddell STC: Waiting for Godot (child casting); Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest (2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Tartuffe; Dunsinane (supernumerary); Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC and Old Globe); The Tempest; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); The Merry Wives of Windsor; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice; ReDiscovery Reading Series. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.): NEW YORK: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High; Off-Broadway (partial): Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon; NYC Other: Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. NATIONAL TOURS: The Acting Company, Riverdance. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company, Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush (Columbia Pictures), Junction (Choice Films). TEACHING: Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University, BFA and MFA acting students.
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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR ROMEO & JULIET