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Program: Two Gentlemen of Verona



at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Two Gentlemen
of Verona

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Amelia Roper

Directed by: Lisa Wolpe

Dramaturg: Kate McConnell

Stage Manager: Priscilla Villanueva

Assistant Stage Manager: TaTyana Smith

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan


Frankie Alvarez

Yvette Clark
Lucetta/Host/Outlaw 2

Greg Cuellar

Ceci Fernandez

Vivia Font

Kambi Gathesha

David Huynh

Abraham Makany
Launce/Outlaw 1

Roberta Maxwell

Terri Weagant
Panthino/Outlaw 3

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

A short talkback with members of the creative team will take place immediately following the reading.


Originally commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare.

The Play On Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation.


All performers in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers, and watches. The use of cellular phones in the theater is prohibited by New York City law.

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Amelia Roper

Playwright, Two Gentlemen of Verona

Amelia Roper is writing new plays for Yale Repertory Theater, Marin Theatre...

Amelia Roper is writing new plays for Yale Repertory Theater, Marin Theatre Company, Colt Coeur in NYC and The Rose in Omaha. Her plays have been developed at Berkeley Rep. Ground Floor, the Old Vic in London, Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, Black Swan Lab at OSF, Kennedy Center in DC, Playwrights Realm in NYC, New Group NYC, Melbourne Theatre Company, RADA in London and The MacDowell Colony.

Her plays have been produced by the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (2014), Crowded Fire in SF (2014), the Moscow Playwright and Director Center in Moscow in Russian translation (2011), Taffety Punk in DC (2017), Square Product (2017), Prelude Festival NYC (2014) and in Australia by St Martins (2008), Melbourne Arts Centre (2009) and Kings Cross Theatre in Sydney (2017).

Her play Lottie in the Late Afternoon is on the Kilroy’s List and an excerpt is published in the new “The Kilroys’ List: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans* Playwrights”. Other published plays include two shorts in the “2014 Humana Festival of New Plays”, Camberwell House about murderous old ladies is published by the Dramatists Play Service, Big Sky Town about the space race and She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchangeabout the Global Financial Crisis will be published late 2017. New plays include Zürich about American national identity and off shore tax evasion, Everything is Nice about ignoring climate change and A Duck on a Bike about art and personal tragedy. New stage adaptations include the modernist novel Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles for Yale Rep. and Alice in Wonderland for Marin Theatre Company.

Amelia is a recipient of the American National Theatre Conference’s Paul Green Award, an Australia Council ArtStart grant and JUMP mentorship with mentor Will Eno, two Ian Potter Awards and the Dame Joan Sutherland Grant from the American Australian Association. Amelia has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, where she studied under Paula Vogel, Doug Wright, Lynn Nottage and Sarah Ruhl. An Australian citizen, she now lives in Los Angeles, USA.

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Kate McConnell

Dramaturg, Two Gentlemen of Verona

Kate McConnell received her MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from...

Kate McConnell received her MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama in 2005, specializing in Shakespeare production. She was the dramaturg on Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew at OSF in 2007 and has had the pleasure of contributing a variety of articles to OSF’s various publications in the years since. Kate spent several years as a visiting assistant professor of English and Theater at Colgate University, and while there she continued to work as a freelance dramaturg. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a senior creative director at Thinkwell Group, an experience design company, turning her dramaturgical skills to developing and telling stories in location-based experiences such as museums and theme parks. Some of her notable projects at Thinkwell include The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, Georgia Aquarium’s Aquanaut Adventure, Expo 2020 Dubai, and the new permanent exhibits at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. Kate is very excited for this opportunity to take a deep dive into Shakespeare’s language and enjoying the new discoveries and conversations it provokes.

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Lisa Wolpe

Lisa Wolpe is an actress. director, writer, producer, who has worked at theaters...

Lisa Wolpe is an actress. director, writer, producer, who has worked at theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Prague Shakespeare Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Company, and more. She founded the all-female Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company in 1993, where she produced, directed, and performed roles including Hamlet, Richard III, Angelo, Leontes, Romeo, Shylock, and Iago. She has been touring her solo show Shakespeare & the Alchemy of Gender to venues around the world. She has taught and directed at universities including NYU, Emerson, UCLA, USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Whittier College, ACT San Francisco, Boston University, MIT, the American Shakespeare Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Honors include the L.A. Drama Critic’s Award for Sustained Excellence; Sidney Berger Award for Excellence; NBC News’ “”Local Hero””; Jacob Bronowski Award for Theater Excellence; Women in Theater’s “”Red Carpet”” and “”Woman of the Year”” Awards; Women’s Theater Festival’s “”Rainbow Award”” for promoting Diversity; “”Sustained Excellence”” Award from Playwrights Arena; the Key to Harlem; two Congressional Certificates of Merit; Whittier College’s Distinguished Artist Award; University of Colorado “”First Scholar”” and “”Roe Green Visiting Artist”” appointments.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Plays: All’s Well That Ends Well; Antony and Cleopatra;...

Plays: All’s Well That Ends Well; Antony and Cleopatra; As You Like It; The Comedy of Errors; Coriolanus; Cymbeline; Edward III; Hamlet; Henry IV, Parts One and Two; Henry V; Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three; Henry VIII; Julius Caesar; King John; King Lear; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Macbeth; Measure for Measure; The Merchant of Venice; The Merry Wives of Windsor; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado about Nothing; Othello; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Richard II; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; The Tempest; Timon of Athens; Titus Andronicus; Troilus and Cressida; Twelfth Night; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Two Noble Kinsmen; The Winter’s Tale.

Poems: “Venus and Adonis,” “The Rape of Lucrece,” “The Phoenix and the Turtle,” Sonnets (154).

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Frankie J. Alvarez

Frankie J. Alvarez is best known as the passionate Agustin on HBO’s critically-acclaimed...

Frankie J. Alvarez is best known as the passionate Agustin on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series LOOKING and its companion LOOKING: THE MOVIE. FILM: ROCKAWAY (dir. John J. Budion), VANDAL (dir. JD Freixas), THE DRUMMER (dir. Eric Werthman). TV: L&O: SVU, NEW AMSTERDAM, THE GOOD WIFE, BLINDSPOT, CONTROVERSY (pilot), MADAM SECRETARY, SMASH, IT’S FREEZING OUT THERE, APHASIA (short). NY: Othello (workshop, NYTW, dir: Sam Gold), Those Lost Boys: The Ten-Year Reunion (co-creator, Ars Nova). Regional: Bathing in Moonlight (McCarter Theatre); The Whipping Man (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Hamlet: Prince of Cuba/Hamlet: Príncipe de Cuba (Asolo Rep); Measure for Measure & Julius Caesar (2011 company member, Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Education: BFA, Florida State University; MFA, The Juilliard School. Awards: recipient of Juilliard’s Raul Julia Scholarship for Excellence in Drama.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Yvette Monique Clark

Yvette has done many productions regionally, nationally and internationally....

Yvette has done many productions regionally, nationally and internationally. Some of her notable shows have been UniSon (Mama, Terror #6), The Wiz (Aunt Em, Evillene and Glinda), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Chicago (Mama Morton), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy Van Hossmere). Her dream has always been to say the words of the Great One. Yvette is thrilled to be a part of PlayOn! She is grateful for the opportunity to take a bite out of Shakespeare.

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Greg Cuellar

Greg Cuellar is a NYC based Chicano actor. Recent credits: Comedy of Errors...

Greg Cuellar is a NYC based Chicano actor. Recent credits: Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage); Jeremy O’Harris’ the feels…KMS (American as F*ck Festival); Courage! To the Field! (The Revisionists); development workshops for Initiative (Playwrights Realm INK’D Festival) and Boxcar (Trans Lab/The Public/WP Theatre); residency at The International WOW Company. He is a founder of The Hive, a multidisciplinary collective, experimenting with ecologically sustainable methods of theatre and performance creation. Recipient of the 2015 Bob Hope Acting Fellowship and the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Education: MFA Acting, Columbia University. Mni Wiconi.
Pronouns: He/him/his, They/them/theirs

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Ceci Fernandez

Ceci is a Cuban-American actor, writer and producer. Past theater credits...

Ceci is a Cuban-American actor, writer and producer. Past theater credits include Bonnie’s Last Flight (NYTW Next Door Series); Tiny Beautiful Things (The Public Theatre); Twelfth Night (The Public Theater Mobile Unit); Frontieres sans Frontieres (Brooklyn Starr); The Fatal Eggs (ARACA Project) and Ermyntrude and Esmeralda (Ars Nova ANTFEST). Regional and international credits include These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep); Vanity Fair, Romeo and Juliet (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal); Miss Julie, Heart’s Desire, Have I None, and reWilding (Yale Cabaret). TV and film: Temporary Guardian, Dichos, The Exorcist, and The Good Wife. Ceci is also the head writer at InstaMiniSeries and received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

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Vivia Font

Vivia is very pleased and delighted to be a part of PlayOn! Some NY Credits:...

Vivia is very pleased and delighted to be a part of PlayOn! Some NY Credits: Recent Alien Abductions (WalkerSpace-PlayCo) villa (Wild Project-PlayCo), underneathmybed (Rattlestick), Fernando (New Ohio Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (NY Classical), EST YoungBloods festival/brunch, & work at Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, SOL Project, The Public. Selected Regional: Native Gardens (Merrimack Rep), Bad Dates (Cincinnati PH), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Tenth Muse (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Richard III, As You Like It, All’s Well that Ends Well & others (Old Globe), Mariela in the Desert, Map of Heaven (Denver Center). Latest and greatest creation: Leandro, son. www.viviafont.com

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Kambi Gathesha

Kambi Gathesha is a Kenyan born and Brooklyn-Based Actor and Choreographer....

Kambi Gathesha is a Kenyan born and Brooklyn-Based Actor and Choreographer. He is thrilled for his second adventure with Playwright’s Realm! His other credits include the New York Premiere of What to Send Up When it Goes Down (Movement Theatre Company); Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet(Classical Theatre of Harlem); and Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre Center). He is currently workshopping his original musical “A Nation Grooves: A People’s History of Hip-Hop” through Project Springboard. Many thanks to Julia, Mom, Tasha, Gigi and his father.

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David Huynh

David Huynh Off-Broadway:Transport Group: Trial of the Catonsville Nine;...

David Huynh Off-Broadway:Transport Group: Trial of the Catonsville Nine; National Asian American Theatre Company: Henry VI (Drama Desk nominee, Outstanding Revival); Pan Asian Repertory: No-No Boy. He has also worked with the Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mixed Blood Theatre, TheatreSquared, Titan Theatre Company, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, Moscow Art Theatre. Film: Corporate Sex, Children of the Dust. He spoke on institutional racism within the entertainment industry through a TEDx Talk entitled “Asian Enough?”. He also co-founded the Sống Collective, a New York City-based initiative that aims to amplify the voices of those from the Vietnamese diaspora and provide creative spaces for artists of color to create powerful stories that redefine what it means to be American. MFA: University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program www.david-huynh-actor.com Cho má, ba, và Katie.

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Abraham Makany

Theater: The Corpse Washer in the 43rd Humana Festival (‪Actors Theatre...

Theater: The Corpse Washer in the 43rd Humana Festival (‪Actors Theatre of Louisville);‬ Trial of an American President (Theatre Row); Waterwell’s Hamlet (The ‪Sheen Center)‬; Kandahar to Canada in The 34th Marathon of One-Act Plays (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Job (‪The Flea Theater‬); the Obie Award winning production of The Brig (The Living Theatre). Television: Gotham, Blue Bloods, Deception, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, Blindspot, The Americans, HAPPYish, Person of Interest, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas. Abraham trained at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts (BFA).

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Roberta Maxwell

Ms Maxwell began her Shakespearean career in America with Michael Kahn at...

Ms Maxwell began her Shakespearean career in America with Michael Kahn at The Stratford Shakespeare Theater In Connecticut. She was last seen in NYC 2016 in “The Gabriel Plays Trilogy” at the Public Theater. Her Broadway debut was in Stratford Canada’s “There’s One in Every Marriage” followed by “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “The House of Atreus,” and “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.” Ms. Maxwell originated the role of ‘Jill Mason’ in the Tony Award-winning play Equus. She joined Lincoln Center to play ‘Jessica’ in “The Merchant of Venice” and “Our Town,” which was later filmed for Masterpiece Theater/PBS. Since then she has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in many regional theaters. She has received Obies and other awards. She was a regular character on the soap operas “All My Children” and “Another World.” Among other series are “Law and Order,” “Warehouse 13,” “Rookie Blue,” and “The Money” (HBO. )Her films include “Dead Man Walking,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Postman,” and the upcoming, “Percy,” starring opposite Christopher Walken. She is a dual CANADIAN/US citizen. and a proud member of Actors Equity, CND Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

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TaTyana Smith

Assistant Stage Manager

TaTyana Smith is a stage manager and actress from Brooklyn. She graduated...

TaTyana Smith is a stage manager and actress from Brooklyn. She graduated from the City College of New York with a B.A in Theater. She’s worked with the New Ohio Theatre, the Beckett Theatre and Theatre for the New City. Her off- Broadway credits include: Porto and Cullud Wattah. TaTyana thanks her friends and family for their support.

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Priscilla Villanueva

Stage Manager

Priscilla Villanueva is a Brooklyn based Stage Manager. Her recent Off-Broadway...

Priscilla Villanueva is a Brooklyn based Stage Manager. Her recent Off-Broadway credits include: CULLUD WATTAH (The Public Theatre), NEUROSIS (DR2 Theatre), GALATEA OR WHATEVER YOU BE (The Women’s Project), LOCUSTS HAVE NO KING (INTAR THEATRE). She has worked with many great theatre companies such as Bushwick Starr, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Playwrights Realm, and The Public Theatre just to name a few. She is happy to be on board as one of the PSM’s On Play On!
Peace & Love

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Terri Weagant

Terri Weagant is Brooklyn-based actor, solo performer and writer. She has...

Terri Weagant is Brooklyn-based actor, solo performer and writer. She has performed in many parts of the US, Canada, Australia and the Czech Republic. Regional theatre credits include Roe (Asolo Repertory Theatre; Handy Award), Bo-Nita (Urbanite Theatre), Every Brilliant Thing (Denizen Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Henry V (Seattle Shakespeare Company), These Streets (ACT Theatre), The Cider House Rules (Book It Repertory Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Consolidated Works), Archangels Don’t Play Pinball (CHAC), Karaoke Suicide is Painless (Radial Theatre Project). Film and television credits include Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), The Jazzman’s Jazzman (CroMagnon Films), Big Boy (Pinprick Films). Terri is producer of the documentary film Above the Bamboo Room, which will premiere in Haines, Alaska in 2019. She currently teaches at The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU.

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Ada Karamanyan


Ada Karamanyan is a casting director based out of New York, NY. She currently...

Ada Karamanyan is a casting director based out of New York, NY. She currently serves as the casting associate for the off-broadway theater organization The Playwrights Realm, and as a producing artistic leader for the year-round fellowship program Trans Lab, co-created and produced by MJ Kaufman and Kit Yan. Recent affiliations include casting for Baltimore Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Co., New York Musical Festival, and ACT – A Contemporary Theatre. In addition, she served as the casting fellow at New York Theater Workshop during their inaugural 2050 administrative fellowship program.
Pronouns: she/her or they/them

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Lue Morgan Douthit

Executive Director

During her 25 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit oversaw a...

During her 25 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit oversaw a full service literary department as Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. Play on! began in 2012 as a pilot program under her supervision. She was the Production Dramaturg for more than 50 productions, including 15 world premieres including: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo; Head Over Heels; Family Album; The Unfortunates; Throne of Blood;  and Equivocation.. She has also worked on over two dozen Shakespeare productions. She is the co-adapter of a six-actor Macbeth and seven-actor Measure for Measure, which were both produced at OSF and elsewhere. She was the co-producer of the Black Swan Lab in 2009, going on to produce the lab from 2010 to 2016. Douthit is the recipient of the 1999 Literary Manager & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Prize in Dramaturgy: The Elliott Hayes Award. She received a PhD at the University of Washington, an MFA from Trinity University, and an MA from University of Arizona.

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Taylor Bailey


Taylor Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on twelve productions...

Taylor Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on twelve productions with The Neo-Futurists. He served as Operations Manager and Education Coordinator for The Neo-Futurists, as well as the program developer and coordinator for Neo-Access, a multi-winged strategy for diversity and inclusion as well as accessibility for the differently abled. As a freelance director, performer, storyteller, dramaturg and producer worked with: First Floor Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, American Theatre Company, The Agency Collective, Timeline Theatre, About Face Productions, Collaboration Theatre Company and others. In Dallas, worked with WaterTower Theatre and served as the Associate Artistic Director of Sideman Productions for two years. Additional experience as a teaching artist, IT coordinator and project manager.

Publications: Contributor, New York Times Bestseller It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming
Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
 with Dan Savage and Terry Miller.

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Summer Martin

General Manager

Summer Martin has spent over a decade in domestic and international grant...

Summer Martin has spent over a decade in domestic and international grant management for non-profits focused on the arts and education. Summer’s commitment to community empowerment informs her dedication to the mission of Play On Shakespeare.

Education: BA, Mount Holyoke College; MSc, Maryland University of Integrative Health

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Sally Cade Holmes

Line Producer

Sally Cade Holmes (Line Producer) is a Tony-nominated producer committed...

Sally Cade Holmes (Line Producer) is a Tony-nominated producer committed to making challenging and innovative entertainment with broad appeal. On Broadway, she has co-produced Hadestown, Anastasia and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Off-Broadway, she is a producer on the his play Puffs. She has produced projects in Ars Nova’s AntFest, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Hot! Festival and The Public’s Under The Radar Festival. She collaborated with Les Freres Corbusier to produce Here’s Hoover! directed by Alex Timbers. Additionally, she is the Associate Producer at Tom Kirdahy Productions (The Inheritance, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Visit, It’s Only A Play). She served as the Producing Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Other companies that she’s collaborated with include: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Keen Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Sans A Productions, and TheatreWorks USA. Sally Cade is a Master of Arts Administration candidate at Boston University and received her BS in Theatre Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Evansville. She is an associate member of the Broadway League and a member of the 2016-2018 WP Lab.

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Hannah Lang

Assistant Line Producer

Hannah Lang is a producer and theatre-maker living in Brooklyn. She is currently...

Hannah Lang is a producer and theatre-maker living in Brooklyn. She is currently working as the Programming Associate at NYMF and as an Artistic Associate at Hypokrit Theatre Company, in addition to being the proud founder of Three of Cups Theatre Collective. She is a recent graduate of St. John’s University, where she earned her M.A. in History. She is most passionate about producing work that uplifts voices of marginalized communities. She recently assistant directed Molly Houlahan on Hypokrit’s R+J, and is a former intern of The New Victory Theater, New York Musical Festival, and Honest Accomplice Theatre. Thank you to the entire Play On Shakespeare team!

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Matt Hagemeier

Assistant Festival Producer

Matt is the Assistant Festival Producer for the Play On Festival. He’s...

Matt is the Assistant Festival Producer for the Play On Festival. He’s spent the past five years in events and festivals; including work for the Austin Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, and the New Harmony Project. BS in Theatre & History from the University of Evansville.
Pronouns: he/him

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Play On Shakespeare

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced a new commissioning program called Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare. The project was simple yet enthusiastically ambitious in its original conception: to commission 36 playwrights (with one lucky playwright taking on all three Henry VI’s) to “translate” 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare (including Two Noble Kinsman and Edward III) over the course of three years (last drafts were submitted December 31, 2018) and with a commitment that the commissioned group comprised at least 51% women and writers of color. In it’s three year tenure at OSF, Play on! worked with nearly 1000 actors, directors, stage managers, and producers on nearly 80 readings, workshops, productions and demonstrations in 19 different cities, collaborating with 24 different theatres and academic institutions around the world.

At the end of Play on!’s three-year tenure at OSF, energized by its overwhelming scope and success, the project’s producing team secured funding to form their own, new not-for-profit company. On January 1, 2019, once again with the critical support of the Hitz Foundation, they established Play On Shakespeare, whose mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations. The Play On Festival is the first of many undertakings planned by the company.

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Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed...

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. It is a home for New York’s finest established and emerging artists to grapple with great works of the world’s repertory that speak directly to the issues of today.

In 1967, director Christopher Martin founded CSC Repertory in a 100-seat theater at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street. Following short stints in small spaces, CSC grew to the point where it needed a permanent home. In 1973, the theater moved to its present premises on 13th Street, an intimate space that was formerly an East Village carriage house.

In the 50 years since, CSC has become a leading Off-Broadway theater that is a home for new and established artists, as well audiences seeking epic stories intimately told. Productions have been cited by all major Off-Broadway theater awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Founded by Angus Bowmer in 1935, the Oregon...

Founded by Angus Bowmer in 1935, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has grown from a three-day festival of two plays to a nationally renowned theatre arts organization that presents an eight-month season of up to 11 plays that include works by Shakespeare as well as a mix of classics, musicals, and world-premiere plays and musicals. OSF’s play commissioning programs, which include American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, have generated works that have been produced on Broadway, throughout the American regional theatre, and in high schools and community theatres across the country. The Festival draws attendance of more than 400,000 to approximately 800 performances every year and employs approximately 575 theatre professionals.

 OSF invites and welcomes everyone, and believes the inclusion of diverse people, ideas, cultures and traditions enriches both our insights into the work we present on stage and our relationships with each other. OSF is committed to equity and diversity in all areas of our work and in our audiences.

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Further Reading

Welcome Letter from Lue

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Play Synopsis

Read a play synopsis from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and see scans of some of the original Folios!

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Play On Festival Staff

Lue Douthit, Executive Director
Taylor Bailey, Producer
Summer Martin, General Manager
Sally Cade Holmes, Line Producer
Hannah Lang, Assistant Line Producer
Matt Hagemeier, Assistant Festival Producer
Emma Hogan, Script Supervisor
Ada Karamanyan, Casting
Blake Zidell and Associates, Press Representative
Gold Rush Creative, Marketing Consultation
Ligature Creative, Graphic Design

CSC Administrative Staff

John Doyle, Artistic Director
Toni Marie Davis, Chief Operating Officer/GM
Gina Cimmelli, Director of Audience Services
Phil Haas, Director of Marketing and Communications
Brendan McNamara, Assistant General Manager
Michael Mullen, Education Coordinator
Cassandra Nwokah, Executive Assistant
Oliver Pattenden, Director of Development
Megan Sover, Company Manager
Whitaker Gardner, Courtney Kuhbach, Board Operators
Emily Murphy, Megan Sover, Clarisse Van Kote, Box Office Associates
Alex Irish, Jarvis Griggs, Emily Murphy, Cassandra Nwokah, Megan Sover, House Managers