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Program: As You Like It


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by David Ivers

Directed by: Rob Salas

Dramaturg: Lezlie C. Cross

Stage Manager: Alison R. Simone

Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Emmanus

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Additional Music By: Richard Chowenhill

Cast

Anthony Cochrane
Second Lord, Jaques

Benjamin Bonenfant
Orlando

Brooke Parks
Rosalind

Ceci Fernandez
Duke Frederick, Audrey, Jaques D Boys

Kevin Kantor
Oliver, Amiens, Williams

Lisa Kitchens
Le Beau, First Lord, Phebe

Luis Moreno
Adam, Corin, Hymen

Mark Bedard
Charles, Touchstone

Patrick Kerr
Duke Senior, Forester

Vichet Chum
Dennis, Silvius, Sir Oliver

Zenzi Williams
Celia, A Lord

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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David Ivers

Playwright, As You Like It

In September of 2018 David assumed the role of Artistic Director of South...

In September of 2018 David assumed the role of Artistic Director of South Coast Repertory  after a two-year tenure as Artistic Director of the Arizona Theatre Company. Previous to Arizona, he served almost seven seasons as Artistic Director of the The Utah Shakespeare Festival.  In Utah he acted and directed over 50 productions in a relationship spanning 20 seasons. As Artistic Director, he helped usher in a 40 million dollar expansion of facilities including two new theatres, a new rehearsal hall, costume shop and administrative offices. His tenure is marked by a significant re-brand of the organization and several key initiatives including the launch of WORDS (cubed) new play program, which will feature the World Premiere of Neil Labute’s How to Fight Loneliness (Ivers returns to direct in August).  In addition, Ivers spent 10 years as a resident artist building over 40 productions as actor/director with the acclaimed Denver Center Theatre Company.

In his earlier career David was the Associate Artistic Director of Portland Repertory theatre and appeared in productions at some of our countries top regional theatres; Including Portland Center Stage, The Oregon, Alabama and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals and others. In the last several seasons his Directing work has been seen at The Arizona Theatre Company (Outside Mullingar, The Music Man) The Guthrie Theatre (The CocoanutsBlithe Spirit), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Hand to GodOne Man Two Guvnors), The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (The CoconutsTaming of the Shrew), South Coast Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company and others. In addition, Ivers has taught at several colleges and universities and gave his first TEDx talk in 2015. His passion for parenting, writing, community, architecture and all things relating to “structure” continue to ignite him.

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Rob Salas

Director

Rob Salas is a founding Artistic Director of Davis Shakespeare Festival in...

Rob Salas is a founding Artistic Director of Davis Shakespeare Festival in Davis, CA where he is currently directing THE TENTH MUSE and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS for DSF’s 2019 Season. Past DSF projects include AS YOU LIKE IT, MARY STUART, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, ROMEO AND JULIET, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, TWELFTH NIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and HENRY V. While establishing the Festival, Rob received his MFA in Directing from UC Irvine, where he helmed productions including MARY STUART, ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, RHINOCEROS, and SPEED-THE-PLOW. He has assistant directed at many prestigious theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory, South Coast Repertory, American Repertory Theater, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Other directing credits include YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Stockton Civic Theatre, THE HACK at Capital Stage’s Playwrights Revolution, …SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at New Village Arts in San Diego, ACTION:ECUADOR at Dramatic Adventure Theater in New York, and Harvard University’s productions of THE ZOO STORY, JULIUS CAESAR, and THE TEMPEST. Rob received his B.A. in English and Dramatic Art at Harvard University and is currently a Theater Arts Lecturer at Sierra College. shakespearedavis.org

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Lezlie C. Cross

Dramaturg, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night

Lezlie C. Cross is a dramaturg, scholar, and teacher currently working at...

Lezlie C. Cross is a dramaturg, scholar, and teacher currently working at the University of Portland. Her recent dramaturgical work includesTimon of Athens; The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa; As You Like It; All’s Well That Ends Wellat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Treasure Island, Guys and Dollsand William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Playat the Utah Shakespeare Festival; A Raisin in the Sun at Cincinnati Shakespeare Love’s Labours Lost at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville;and The Tempest,Much Ado about Nothingat Classic Stage Company. Her published articles and book reviews appear in the journals Shakespeare Bulletin, Theatre Annual, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Theatre Survey as well as the book projects Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom and Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Her article in Theatre History Studies (2017) places the controversy surrounding Play On! in historical context. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington, a MA from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK, and a BA from Whitman College.

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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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Alison R. Simone

Stage Manager

Alison R. Simone (Production Stage Manager): Off Broadway: Onassis Festival,...

Alison R. Simone (Production Stage Manager): Off Broadway: Onassis Festival, Under the Radar Festival, Mother of the Maid, Othello (The Public), Curse of the Starving Class (Signature Theater Company), ’68 (NYMF), Witness (Playwrights Realm). Events: Kiss Me, Kate Benefit Reading, Roundabout Spring 2017 Gala, (Roundabout Theater Company), Broadway Backwards, Red Bucket Follies, Gypsy of the Year (BC/EFA), Heels on Wheels (Stage 48). Regional: Baskerville, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy for You, Funny Girl, The Graduate, The Little Mermaid, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Newsies; MFA Columbia University; Proud AEA member.

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Anthony Cochrane

Anthony Cochrane is an Actor/Composer from the north of Scotland.
Broadway:...

Anthony Cochrane is an Actor/Composer from the north of Scotland.
Broadway: The Audience with Helen Mirren. War Horse, the TONY winning trilogy, The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard and Cymbeline at Lincoln Center Theater; Off-Broadway: Nikolai And The Others, (LCT), Cato, (The Flea), Othello, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Iliad, The Man Who Would Be King, The Invisible Man and Romeo and Juliet (Aquila Theatre Company), Dense Terrain (BAM – Doug Varone). Regional: Yale Rep, Old Globe, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theater Of New Jersey, Syracuse Stage. UK: credits include The Wives Excuse, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and The Broken Heart (Royal Shakespeare Company), Royal Lyceum (Edinburgh), Lyric Theatre (Belfast). Film: Wall Street (Money Never Sleeps), Apocalypse Watch. TV: ‘The Blacklist’, ’Law And Order SVU’, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ (PBS), ‘Taggart’ (STV),
He has composed scores for more than 30 theatrical productions, amongst them Kenneth Cavender’s Timon Of Athens for ASF. Film scores include Alex Webb’s Pizza, The Girl From 2C, Hove (The Wind) and To The Flame, and Robert Richmond’s Dreadful Sorry. www.anthonycochrane.com

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Benjamin Bonenfant

Benjamin Bonenfant is based in New York City and most recently appeared as...

Benjamin Bonenfant is based in New York City and most recently appeared as Octavius in Julius Caesar at Theatre For A New Audience. New York credits also include Robin in The Heart of Robin Hood and Aumerle in Richard II at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. In two seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Great Expectations, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and Mary Zimmerman’s The Odyssey. Regional: Denver Center (Hamlet, Benediction, A Christmas Carol, When We Are Married); Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 5 seasons (Henry V, Wittenberg, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, The Inspector General, Comedy of Errors, Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing); Arvada Center (The Lion In Winter); Boulder Ensemble (Ambition Facing West, And The Sun Stood Still); Curious Theatre (Red, Colorado Theatre Guild “Henry Award,” Best Supporting Actor); Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (4000 Miles); and TheatreWorks (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Salome, The Seagull, The Bacchae, Our Town, As You Like It. TV: “Bull.” He has a BA from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Represented by KMR Talent.

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Brooke Parks

In four seasons at OSF: Dionyza, Thaisa and Ensemble in Pericles; Iras and...

In four seasons at OSF: Dionyza, Thaisa and Ensemble in Pericles; Iras and Ensemble in Antony and CleopatraKatherine in Henry V; Doctor Kaya in The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa; Helen of Troy in Troilus and Cressida; Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar; Mariana in Measure for Measure; Viola in Twelfth Night; Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice.

Other theatres: Ophelia in Hamlet (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Katrin in Mother Courage (Shakespeare and Company); Susan in Wait Until Dark (Geva Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company); Georgette in The School for Wives, Antoinette in A Flea in Her Ear, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ermengarde in The Matchmaker (A Noise Within); Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Hilda in The Autumn Garden (Williamstown Theatre Festival workshops); Maja in Baal, Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Rossignol in Marat/Sade, Arkadina in The Seagull, Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, among others (Yale School of Drama).

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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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Jessica Emmanus

Assistant Stage Manager

Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Cher Show. Off Broadway:...

Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Cher Show. Off Broadway: Notes from the Field (Second Stage). NYC: Between the Lines, Love, Loss, and What I Wore (92nd Street Y), Protest (Cherry Lane Theatre) Regional: Seared, Dangerous House, Buffalo Bill (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Education: MFA, Columbia University. Thanks to her parents and her friends for always being supportive of the journey.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Kevin Kantor

Kevin Kantor is a non-binary actor and performance poet. Selected Credits:...

Kevin Kantor is a non-binary actor and performance poet. Selected Credits: Things I Know To Be True (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre – American Premiere) Macbeth (Actors Theatre of Louisville, dir. Les Waters) The Legend of Georgia McBride (B Street Theatre and Hippodrome Theatre), The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield (Humana Festival of New American Plays), Othello, Twelfth Night, Sense and Sensibility (Island Shakespeare Festival), And Humbaba Came From His Strong House of Cedar by Jen Silverman (Iowa New Play Festival). As a poet, Kevin’s writing has been featured in Button Poetry, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post, with over 18 million online views. Kevin was featured alongside Lady Gaga during her 2016 Oscars performance and worked as a content supervisor and contributor on John Ridley’s ABC drama “American Crime.” Their collections include Endowing Vegetables With Too Much Meaning and Please Come Off-Book. Kevin is an alumnus of the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Professional Training Company. @Kevin_Kantor
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

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Lisa Kitchens

Lisa is an actor, teacher and creator. Off-Broadway: Everything You Touch...

Lisa is an actor, teacher and creator. Off-Broadway: Everything You Touch (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater/The Cherry Lane). Regional: Radiunt Abundant, Actions and Objectives (Triad Stage); Napoli!, Major Barbara, A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater); Henry IV Part II, Man in the Iron Mask (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); The House of Bernarda Alba (Moscow Art Theater). Other credits include: Go Get the Axe (FIG Productions), The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry (Concrete Temple/HERE Arts Center); Raft (59E59/Edinburgh International Fringe Festival); and many more. Lisa is an ensemble member with Spellbound Theatre, a theatre company for The Very Young, where she teaches and performs. She was a 2018 recipient of the Voices of the Wilderness Artist Residency through the US Forest Service in Alaska and is a 2020 artist recipient of The Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway. She creates original work for young audiences as well as grownup audiences. Education: MFA, The American Conservatory Theater; BFA, The University of Evansville. www.lisakitchens.com/ GFW
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Luis Moreno

Luis Moreno is thrilled to be part of this beautiful endeavor. NY: The Government...

Luis Moreno is thrilled to be part of this beautiful endeavor. NY: The Government Inspector (Red Bull), Veritas (The Representatives), so go the ghosts of méxico, part one (LaMaMa), Three Sisters (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), Distant Star and Open Up, Hadrian (Caborca), The Age of Iron (Classic Stage Company), Fêtes de la Nuit (The Ohio). Regional: The Curious Incident… (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), we, the invisibles (Humana), Ropes (Two River Theater), Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati Playhouse), Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights (Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage), Peer Gynt (La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep), Anna in the Tropics (Capital Rep), The Acting Company. TV: “Blacklist”, “God Friended Me”, “Good Fight”, “Mysteries of Laura”, “Daredevil”, “Madam Secretary”, “Blue Bloods”, “Person of Interest”. Film: Home, Red Right Return, Zzzzzzz. Luis narrates audiobooks for Recorded Books, most recently Italo Calvino’s Mr. Palomar. MFA: Columbia. www.luismorenotheactor.com
Pronouns: He/him/his

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Mark Bedard

Off-Broadway: Trebonius/Cobbler in Julius Caesar (TFANA); Collins/Wickham/Ms....

Off-Broadway: Trebonius/Cobbler in Julius Caesar (TFANA); Collins/Wickham/Ms. Bingley in Pride & Prejudice (Primary Stages); Oberon/Lysander/Flute/etc in Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl Theatre); Fashions for Men (Mint Theater)
Other New York: Hysterium in Forum (Geva Theatre); Bolingbroke in Richard II, Hortensio/Biondello/Merchant/etc in Taming of the Shrew, Major Andre in General From America, Touchstone in As You Like It, Provost in Measure for Measure, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
Seven-year company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Mr. Hammer (Groucho) in his own adaptation of The Cocoanuts; Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho again!) in Animal Crackers; Georg Nowak in She Loves Me; Truffaldino in Servant of Two Masters; Kewpie in Paradise Lost; King of Navarre in Love’s Labor’s Lost; Launcelot Gobbo in Merchant of Venice; Antipholus of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors; Biondello in Taming of the Shrew; Much Ado about Nothing; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Henry IV 2; and more
Other regional: The Cocoanuts (Guthrie); Roe (Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep); Posthumus in Cymbeline (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Robert in Boeing Boeing (Seattle Rep); Vladimir in Waiting for Godot (Marin Theatre); Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Mother Courage (Shakespeare and Company)
TV/Film: The Good Fight; Instinct; The Knick.
Education: UCIrvine www.markbedard.com

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Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr most recently did a guest role on LITTLE AMERICA, a new anthology...

Patrick Kerr most recently did a guest role on LITTLE AMERICA, a new anthology series for Apple TV. Before that he was in the musical CYRANO at Goodspeed starring Peter Dinklage. Broadway: TRAVESTIES, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE RITZ. Off Broadway: STAGE KISS (Sarah Ruhl) Playwrights Horizons; THE DEVILS (Liz Egloff) New York Theater Workshop and Paul Rudnick’s JEFFREY at the Minetta Lane. National tour: THE LION KING (Las Vegas). Recent regional work includes Polonius in HAMLET at the Old Globe, FINGERSMITH at A.R.T.; Joe DiPietro’s HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse and THE HEIR APPARENT at Chicago Shakespeare. Veteran of many TV programs including recurring roles as Noel on FRASIER (Sag Award – Ensemble) and the Blind Guy on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. Film: DOMINO, STUART SAVES HIS FAMILY and others. He has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Vichet Chum

Vichet Chum is an actor and writer originally from Dallas, Texas and now...

Vichet Chum is an actor and writer originally from Dallas, Texas and now living in New York City. Regionally, he’s performed at Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Huntington Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre, New Harmony Theatre and Weston Playhouse. In NYC, he’s performed at the Cherry Lane Theater, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, Project Y Theatre, Woodshed Collective, Slant Theatre Project and the Incubator Arts Project. His plays have been workshopped at Steppenwolf Theatre, Second Generation Productions, Crowded Outlet, Weston Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, All For One Theater, Amios, Florida State University, and the New Harmony Project. His show KNYUM had its world premiere at Merrimack in January 2018 where he also serves as an Associate Artist. He is the 2018-19 Princess Grace Awards recipient in Playwriting. He is a proud graduate of the University of Evansville (BFA) and Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company (MFA). vichetchum.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
 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 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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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.
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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,
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