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Program: All’s Well That Ends Well


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

All’s Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Virginia Grise

Directed by: Elena Araoz

Dramaturg: Natsuko Ohama

Stage Manager: Katie Kennedy

Assistant Stage Manager: Suzanne K. Milton

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Allison Strickland
Second Lord, Second Lord Dumaine, French Gentleman

Ceci Fernandez
Bertram

Jeena Yi
Rinaldo, First Lord, FIrst Lord Dumaine, Attendant

Mia Katigbak
Countess, Mariana

Nemuna Ceesay
Parolles, Attendant

Patrice Johnson Chevannes
King of France

Sol Marina Crespo
Lavatch, First Soldier, Gent

Stephanie Machado
Page, Diana Capilet

Vanessa Kai
LaFew, Duke of Florence

Vivia Font
Fourth Lord, Widow Capilet, Second Soldier

Zenzi Williams
Helena

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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Creative Team

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Virginia Grise

Playwright, Alls Well That Ends Well

Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Yale Drama...

Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Yale Drama Award, the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing, and is an alum of the Women’s Project Theatre Lab. Her published work includes Your Healing is Killing Me (Plays Inverse Press), blu (Yale University Press), The Panza Monologues co-written with Irma Mayorga (University of Texas Press), and an edited volume of Zapatista communiqués titled Conversations with Don Durito (Autonomedia Press). She earned her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and currently lives and writes in the Bronx.

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Elena Araoz

Director

Elena Araoz most recently directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway...

Elena Araoz most recently directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere ORIGINAL SOUND. Upcoming productions include the world premiere opera I AM A DREAMER WHO NO LONGER DREAMS (White Snake Productions at The Paramount, Boston), Migdalia Cruz’s FUR (New York Theatre Workshop Next Door and Boundless Theatre) and the national tour of the musical SUGAR SKULL (Mexico Beyond Mariachi). Other recent NYC productions include Virginia Grise’s SHE-SHE-SHE (New Ohio), Mac Wellman’s A CHRONICLE OF THE MADNESS OF SMALL WORLDS (New York Theatre Workshop Next Door), Warren Leight’s UNION SQUARE INCIDENT (24 Hour Plays on Broadway, American Airlines Theatre), ARCHITECTURE OF BECOMING (Women’s Project), ALLIGATOR (New Georges and Sol Project), and with Boundless Theatre: Fornes’ plays THE CONDUCT OF LIFE and MUD, and Octavio Solis’ PROSPECT. Most recent regional productions: THE MIGRATION PLAYS by Mfoniso Udofia, Martyna Majok, Heather Raffo, Adam Gwon, Karen Zacarias (McCarter Theatre), IN BETWEEN (Walnut Street), SWEAT (People’s Light), ROMEO AND JULIET (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), AZAAN (Oregon Symphony). Opera: LA TRAVIATA (New York City Opera/Gilman Opera House at BAM), LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Opera North), FALSTAFF and COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Brooklyn Philharmonic/Gilman Opera House at BAM), LATIN LOVERS (Glimmerglass). Faculty: Princeton University. www.elenaaraoz.com
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Natsuko Ohama

Dramaturg, Alls Well That Ends Well

Natsuko Ohama-Trained under legendary voice teacher Kristin Linklater. ...

Natsuko Ohama-Trained under legendary voice teacher Kristin Linklater.  She is a founding member and permanent faculty of Shakespeare and Company Lenox, Mass., a senior artist at Pan Asian Rep New York, and was the Director of Training at the National Arts Center of Canada. Natsuko has taught at numerous institutions all over North America, including the NYU Experimental Theater Wing, Cal Arts, Columbia University, the Sundance Institute, New Actors Workshop, the Stratford Festival. Recently taught in Shanghai China, Stromboli Italy, Istanbul,Turkey, Orkney Scotland, and at the Wooster Group Summer Institute in New York. She also has an extensive workshop and private teaching practice in New York and Los Angles. A Drama Desk nominated actress, she has portrayed roles ranging from Juliet to Lady Macbeth from Hamlet to Prospero (Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company) from the action film Speed to the cult series Forever Knight and American Playhouse on PBS. She has been seen on screen in Pirates of the Caribbean 2, and on stage at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Dogeaters as Imelda Marcos and favorite recent roles as Polonius in the LAWSC production of Hamlet at the Odyssey Theatre and Winnie in Beckett’s Happy Days at the Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena. Ms. Ohama’s play Geisha of the Gilded Age-Miyuki Morgan, was staged at the Ventford Theater in Lenox, Mass. As a director credits include the Press and FACE for Visions and Voices at USC, and Macbeth 3 at the HERE Theatre in New York starring Lisa Wolpe. She is the recipient of the Playwright’s Arena Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theatre Award and appears in the recent publication Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium (Conversations with Master Teachers) by Nancy Saklad. She heads the voice progression for the MFA Acting Program at USC.

Website: www.natsukoohama.com

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Playwright

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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Company

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Allison Strickland

Allison Strickland is a performer and visual artist with a focus on where...

Allison Strickland is a performer and visual artist with a focus on where Spirituality, Creativity, and Healing meet. She has worked at several regional theatres including Syracuse Stage, Seattle Rep, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. This past fall her visual work was presented in a Swan Feather produced evening to honor “Strength in Spirit” with proceeds going to the New London public school lunch system. She is a believer that Art is Medicine and that we are ALL creators. allisonstrickland.co and healingtheartist.co
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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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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Jeena Yi

Jeena is beyond thrilled and honored to be part of The Play On! Festival....

Jeena is beyond thrilled and honored to be part of The Play On! Festival. She recently made her Broadway debut in Network at the Belasco Theater. Other credits include, Somebody’s Daughter (2nd Stage Uptown), The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias (Playwrights Realm), Vietgone (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep), Winters Tale (OSF), Light’s Rise On Grace (Woolly Mammoth) TV/Film: Manifest (NBC), Sucession (HBO), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt(Netflix), AKA Wyatt Cenac (Topic.com) www.jeenayi.com
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Katie Kennedy

Stage Manager

Katie Kennedy is a West Virginia native. Since moving to New York, she has...

Katie Kennedy is a West Virginia native. Since moving to New York, she has worked on The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Tempest”), “Latin History for Morons”, “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up”, “Wickedest Woman”, “Pedro Pan”, “The Review or How to Eat Your Opposition”, “Rent”, “Urinetown: The Musical”, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”, and “Camelot” at Lincoln Center’s annual gala.

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Mia Katigbak

Mia Katigbak has acted extensively with NAATCO, most recently in Henry VI,...

Mia Katigbak has acted extensively with NAATCO, most recently in Henry VI, Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts. Selected productions in NYC: The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Transport Group); Recent Alien Abductions (PlayCo); Peace for Mary Frances (The New Group); Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band (Ma-Yi); Dear Elizabeth (Women’s Project); Ivo van Hove’s Scenes From a Marriage (NYTW); A Beautiful Day in November…Great Lakes (New Georges/Women’s Project); Good Person of Szechwan (Foundry/Public Theater). Other NYC: Soho Rep, The Civilians, Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb, Intar, Pan Asian Rep. Regional: Long Wharf, Sharon Playhouse, the Humana Festival at the Actors Theater in Louisville, Two River Theater, Berkeley Rep, Swine Palace, and the Guthrie. International: Manila, Philippines and Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is the co-founder and Artistic Producing Director of NAATCO. Awards: Special Drama Desk, TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow for Distinguished Achievement, Actors Equity Foundation’s St. Clair Bayfield for Best Supporting Role in a Shakespeare Play; Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theater; NYIT for Artistic Achievement; the Lily for Trailblazing; an Obie for performance (in NAATCO’s Awake and Sing!); Lucille Lortel and Lee Reynolds Awards (League of Professional Theatre Women); the Actors Equity’s Rosetta LeNoire Award. www.naatco.org

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Nemuna Ceesay

Nemuna is a big fan of Play On! and is honored to be a part of the Festival!...

Nemuna is a big fan of Play On! and is honored to be a part of the Festival! New York: The Cake U/S (MTC), Dracula (Three Day Hangover), The Unfortunates (Joe’s Pub). Regional: The Cake (Barrington Stage Company), The Christians and Tartuffe (PlayMakers Rep), Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Roe and Great Expectations (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater), and A Raisin in the Sun and The Comedy of Errors (Cal Shakes). International: Major Barbara (Theatre Calgary) and The House of Bernarda Alba (Moscow Art Theater). TV/Film: The Assistant, Younger, Instinct, An Enemy Within, Madame Secretary, Broad City and Forever. MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater. www.nemunarceesay.com Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Patrice Johnson Chevannes

Patrice Johnson Chevannes is an award winning actress whose Broadway credits...

Patrice Johnson Chevannes is an award winning actress whose Broadway credits include Racing Demon and The Crucible, which starred Academy Award Nominees, Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, directed by Sir Richard Eyre. Off Broadway, her credits include Desdemona, opposite Sir Patrick Stewart, in what was billed as a ‘photo negative’ production of Othello. Recently she had the pleasure of working on Yael Farber’s adaption of August Strinberg’s, Mies Julie, directed by Shariffa Ali, Ngozi Anyanwu’s plays, Good Grief and Homecoming Queen, directed by Awoye Timpo; The Public’s Mobil Unit, Henry V, directed by Robert Ohara; Pericles, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and Tamburlaine, directed by Sir Michael Boyd, (both with Theatre For A New Audience). Patrice has received an Audelco Nomination for Angelique, and Tamburlaine and won an Audelco Award for For Colored Girls. She received a Barrymore Nomination for Best Actress in Athol Fugard’s, Coming Home at The Wilma Theater. Patrice wrote and directed three award winning feature films through the film company she started with her brothers and sisters, God-And-All-O-Wee Productions: (Jamaican patois for, God and all of us); Kings County, NY’s Dirty Laundry and Hill and Gully. This year, through her music company, U-big-witus Inc she helped to debut new, Jamiacan Reggae artists, Richie & The Ragga. Television: Chambers for Netflix, POSE for FX. hillandgully.com

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Sol Marina Crespo

Originally from Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol is a New York based actress...

Originally from Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol is a New York based actress and writer. Notable theater credits include: Azul (Southern Rep Theatre); John Leguizamo’s Kiss My Aztec! (The Public, NY); Water by the Spoonful (PittStages); Brewed (No Name Players). Film/TV: New Amsterdam (NBC); Tell Me A Story (CBS); Sea Oak (Amazon); Stage 5 (Dir. Phoebe Pearl); Unsane (Dir. Steven Soderbergh), Old Maid (Tutsitala Prods). Awards include: The Eben Demarest Trust by The Pittsburgh Foundation (2016); Person of the Year – NYTheatre.com (2012); Ford Foundation Fellowship for Career Advancement (2007) and the HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance of a Featured Actress (2005). www.solmarina.com

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Stephanie Machado

Stephanie Machado is a Brazilian-American actress. Recent credits include:...

Stephanie Machado is a Brazilian-American actress. Recent credits include: Christina (Cleveland Playhouse), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (McCarter Theater), An Enemy of the People (Yale Repertory Theater), Inside the Wild Heart (Group.BR). Educational: Passion, Amy and the Orphans, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Blood Wedding (Yale School of Drama). MFA Acting Yale School of Drama.

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Suzanne K. Milton

Assistant Stage Manager

Suzanne K Milton (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working on this...

Suzanne K Milton (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working on this amazing project! Previous shows include, NYMF winner, “Pedro Pan,” “The Review or How to Eat your Opposition,” “Rent,” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.” She’s also been seen on stage in “Chicago,” “Sister Act, the Musical,” and “The Laramie Project.” www.suzannekmilton.com

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Vanessa Kai

Off-Broadway: The Pain of My Belligerence (Playwrights Horizons); KPOP (Lortel...

Off-Broadway: The Pain of My Belligerence (Playwrights Horizons); KPOP (Lortel Nomination, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater/Woodshed Collective); Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play, National Asian American Theater Company), Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage); Architecture of Becoming (WP Theater). Select Regional: Top Girls (Huntington Theatre Company), Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Far East (Award for Outstanding Debut by the Connecticut Critics Circle, Stamford TheaterWorks). TV: “New Amsterdam,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Gotham.” www.vanessakai.com

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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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Zenzi Williams

Zenzi Williams is excited to be joining the Play On! Shakespeare Festival...

Zenzi Williams is excited to be joining the Play On! Shakespeare Festival this year! New York Theater credits: Lockdown (Rattlestick), School Girls (MCC Theater), Title role in Mobile Unit of Henry V (The Public), The Crucible (Broadway), The Homecoming Queen (Atlantic Theater Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (Classic Stage Company). Other theater: Imogen Says Nothing (Yale Repertory Theatre). Television credits include Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods, The Good Fight, The Defenders, Daredevil. Film: Black Panther, The Mess He Made. Williams studied at the British American Dramatic Academy and has a BA from Temple University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

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Ada Karamanyan

Casting

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 / Dramaturg, Timon of Athens

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

Producer

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
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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 continued commitment to community outreach and education has carried her into work with OSF’s Play on! project.

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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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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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
Cameron Bell, Erin Michelitsch, Micah Ammons, Nicolas Di Miele,
Peter Charney, Savanah Sanchez, Production Assistants
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