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Program: Cymbeline


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Andrea Thome

Directed by: John Dias

Dramaturg: John Dias

Stage Manager: Erin McCoy

Assistant Stage Manager: Allison-Marie Molnaa

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Becca Blackwell
First Gentleman, Lord, Frenchman, Belarius, Apparition (Sicilius)

Carlo Albán
Pisanio, Tribune

Daniela F. Thome
Lady, Messenger

David Huynh
First Lord, Dutchman, Guiderius, First Captain, Apparition (Brother)

Kim Wong
Imogen

Lisa Wolpe
Philario, Lucius

Luis Moreno
Posthumus, Cloten

Marie Thomas
Second Gentleman, Cornelius, Lord, Second Senator, Soothsayer, Jailer

Mia Katigbak
Queen, First Senator, Apparition (Mother), Iachimo

Roberta Maxwell
Cymbeline, Jupiter

Zo Sakamoto
Spaniard, Second Lord, Arviragus, Second Captain, Apparition

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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Andrea Thome

Playwright, Cymbeline

Andrea Thome is a Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright...

Andrea Thome is a Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright who grew up navigating the multiple landscapes and languages that inhabit her plays. Her play Pinkolandia received a rolling world premiere at INTAR Theater (NYC), Austin’s Salvage Vanguard Theater, Two River Theater (NJ), and 16th Street Theater (Chicago). It was awarded the Lark/Mellon Foundation’s Launching New Plays Fellowship, and was translated into Russian and presented at Moscow’s Meyerhold Center. Other current plays in progress include Purgatorio (developed through SPACE on Ryder Farm and Keen Company), and an untitled play about an 11th-century astronomer from Muslim Spain, commissioned by Ensemble Studio Theatre/The Sloan Foundation.

Andrea’s playwriting often experiments with the nature of theatrical collaboration. She was recently commissioned by En Garde Arts to write Undocumented, created from her interviews and ongoing conversations with undocumented immigrants. Collaborating with composer Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza and director José Zayas, they shared a developmental reading at Joe’s Pub (at the Public Theater) in November 2017, and are in the process of developing a full-length version in conversation with both theaters and community organizations. For the Public Theater, Andrea created Troy in collaboration with director Laurie Woolery and Public Works’ ACTivate Ensemble. This year and a half-long process, in which the community ensemble helped generate and also performed the material, culminated in a full production at the Public in June 2016.  She has also been developing a unique collaborative process with director Lisa Rothe, composer Amir Khosrowpour and a collaborating ensemble of performers and storytellers to create a multidisciplinary, musical piece, The Necklace of the Dove. Weaving together stories about love from a medieval Muslim Spanish book and a modern immigrant community in Queens, the piece has been developed through Mabou Mines’ Resident Artist Program, Fulcrum Theater, The Lark and New Georges’ Audrey Residency.

Andrea’s other plays include Undone (Whitman Award; developed at Queens College, Victory Gardens, Lark), Worm Girl (Cherry Red Productions), various short plays and many collaborative projects. Her play translations (including Guillermo Calderón’s Neva) have been produced by the Public Theater, CTG, La Jolla Playhouse and others. She co-created and has directed the Lark’s México-US Playwright Exchange Program since 2006, which brings together Mexican and US playwrights to create theatrical translations of new Mexican plays and build lasting collaborative relationships and dialogue. Andrea co-founded fulana, an all-Latina satire collective that creates cutting-edge political & cultural parodies online and beyond (www.fulana.org), and she spent 5 formative years in San Francisco, where her Red Rocket Theater Company created and produced an original play each month, and where she worked with artists including Latina Theatre Lab, Campo Santo, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Brava.

She has received fellowships and residencies from NYFA, MacDowell Colony (awarded Thornton Wilder fellowship), New Voices/New York, the Camargo Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm group, the City of Oakland, New York University (MFA Fellow), Women’s Project Lab, and Keen Company. Andrea  was a New Dramatists resident playwright from 2009-2016. http://newdramatists.org/andrea-thome

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John Dias

Dramaturg, Cymbeline

John Dias assumed his position as Artistic Director of Two River Theater...

John Dias assumed his position as Artistic Director of Two River Theater in August 2010 after working as a producer and dramaturg in New York for 20 years. In partnership with Managing Director Michael Hurst he has brought new vitality to the 20-year-old Red Bank theater, including producing subscription shows on two stages for the first time; launching the theater’s first literary department and commissioning program for new plays; presenting annual events such as a musical theater cabaret in collaboration with New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and the Crossing Borders festival of Latino plays; and developing numerous arts-education initiatives for young people including A Little Shakespeare, an annual production of one of Shakespeare’s plays performed by high-school students. Throughout his career, John has been a leading advocate for bold new American plays and stimulating productions of the classics, including the Broadway productions of Lisa Kron’s Well and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. For 12 seasons, he worked in a variety of capacities at The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, including Associate Producer and Associate Artistic Director. During much of his tenure at The Public, working for Producer George C. Wolfe, he was responsible for all aspects of play production on the theater’s six stages and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He also ran the theater’s literary department, overseeing new-play workshops and productions of classics by Shakespeare and other writers, and he directed and taught in the Shakespeare Lab, a professional actor-training program. Previously, John was dramaturg at Hartford Stage Company, and co-founded and led Affinity Company Theater, a production company dedicated to bringing daring new works from around the world to New York, and The Playwrights Realm, an off-Broadway company that produces new plays by emerging artists. He has been a Tony Award nominator, a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous other organizations, and he has taught at New York University and Yale University. John currently teaches in the graduate school at Columbia University. He received his BA from George Washington University and his MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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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-Marie Molnaa

Allison-Marie has been working as a freelance Stage Manager in NYC for three...

Allison-Marie has been working as a freelance Stage Manager in NYC for three years. Some of her favorite credits include: Emmeline (ASM), Savage Love (PA), Puffs (ASM/Deck Crew). She is thrilled to hop on board the Play On team!

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Becca Blackwell

Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing...

Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Erin Markey, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D’Amour. Their solo show They, Themself and Schmerm still tours. Film/TV includes: High Maintenance, Untitled Noah Baumbach Project, Shameless, Deadman’s Barstool, and Jack in the Box. Becca is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award. beccablackwell.com

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Carlo Albán

Carlo Albán: Broadway: Sweat. Off-Broadway: Sweat, References to Salvador...

Carlo Albán: Broadway: Sweat. Off-Broadway: Sweat, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot (Public Theater); Tamburlaine (TFANA); A Small, Melodramatic Story, Intríngulis (Labyrinth); A Summer Day (Rattlestick); Pinkolandia (INTAR); Living Dead in Denmark (Vampire Cowboys). Regional: Sweat, The River Bride, Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens (OSF); A Parallelogram, Lydia (CTG); Night of the Iguana (Guthrie); Dreamlandia (DTC). Film: Mile 22, Hurricane Streets, Hi Life, Strangers With Candy, Life Support, 21 Grams, Whip It, Margaret. TV: “Sesame Street,” “Law & Order,” “Oz,” “Thicker Than Blood,” “Prison Break,” “Girls,” “The Night Of.” Member of Labyrinth Theater Company. Recipient of a 2017 Theatre World Award for an outstanding Broadway debut for Sweat.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Daniela F. Thome

Daniela Thome is an actor, writer, producer and director. Favorite roles...

Daniela Thome is an actor, writer, producer and director. Favorite roles include Olga in Three Sisters with Seeing Place Theatre Company, Nancy Torres in the premiere of Not For Sale at Urban Theater Company in Chicago, and Voice 2 in Inside, a site specific devised piece with Pop Up Theatrics directed by Ana Margineau and Tamilla Woodard. Also in New York: The Surprise with Storm Theatre Company (Peter Dobbins, Dir.), Ed Malin’s The Addicts at Theater for the New City (Janet Bentley, Dir.), Elvira (Si Se Puede with Jessica Carmona), The Lighthouse at Gallery Players (Dev Bondarin, Dir.) and numerous readings/workshops with La Micro, The Lark, Teatro Iati, INTAR, Casa Cruz de la Luna, and Columbia University. Films/ webseries: Saudade?, by Two Kids with a Camera, and God, I Miss You by Robert Mercado and Fat Guy. She has directed with NYMadness and La Micro Theater, as well as original work created by students ages 4 to 84 in her work as a teaching artist throughout New York City. Honored to be a member of the NY Madness Acting Company, New Ambassadors, and a graduate of Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. www.onlydaniela.com

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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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Erin McCoy

Erin McCoy (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet. Off- Broadway:...

Erin McCoy (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet. Off- Broadway: Ain’t No Mo, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder, Buzzer, Fidelis, Under the Radar Festival, Public Works: Twelfth Night; Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest (The Public Theater), Sugar in Our Wounds (Manhattan Theater Club), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theater). Regional: Shakespeare in Love, Jazz (Baltimore Center Stage); Appropriate (Westport County Playhouse) Education: Otterbein University.

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Kim Wong

Kim Wong has performed in over 30 productions of Shakespeare plays in her...

Kim Wong has performed in over 30 productions of Shakespeare plays in her lifetime, playing 66 roles in 18 of the plays in the cannon. Highlights include: Henry V (The Public); Henry VI (NAATCO – Drama Desk nomination); King Lear (Guthrie); Hamlet (St. Louis Rep); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger); All’s Well That Ends Well (Triad Stage); Much Ado About Nothing (Barrington); Romeo and Juliet (PSF Tour). Other Off-Broadway credits include: The Hard Problem (Lincoln Center); Promising (InProximity); A Man For All Seasons (AMFAS); Red Flamboyant (Firebone). TV/Film: “Night Time” (CW); “The Deuce” (HBO); “Wizard of Lies” (HBO); “Blue Bloods” (CBS); “Deception” (NBC). Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Accidental Shakespeare Company, 2010-14. BFA: NYU.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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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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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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Marie Thomas

Marie Thomas recently played LaVeuve in The House That Will Not Stand at...

Marie Thomas recently played LaVeuve in The House That Will Not Stand at New York Theater Workshop, Sadie Delaney in The Delaney Sisters, First 100 Years, at The Goodman Theater in Chicago in 2018,Nina Dubois in Knock Me A Kiss in New York at the New Federal Theater in 2010, at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem, NC, 2011 and 2013. She received The Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was Goneril in King Lear starring Avery Brooks, at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, Samm-Art William’s The Dance on Widow’s Row at the New Federal Theater in New York and The National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. At Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, she was Dorabelle in The Disappearance with Ruby Dee. She received an Audelco Award for Best Actress for her performance of Pam in Richard Wesley’s The Talented Tenth in New York. On Broadway “Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, Lincoln Center, The Duplex. Television/ Film credits, The Cosby Mysteries, L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Amen, and on the Daytime Dramas, The Doctors, a contract Player for three years, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, and the film Hot Shots.

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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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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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Zo Sakamoto

Zo Sakamoto (pronouns: they, them, theirs) is a San-Francisco born, NYC based,...

Zo Sakamoto (pronouns: they, them, theirs) is a San-Francisco born, NYC based, Japanese-Jewish American queer gender-nonconforming actor/singer/mover/comic. They have been called “the biggest badass onstage,” “a gracefully athletic faerie,” and “endearingly twitchy,” in performances at Theatre Row, WP Theatre, NY’s Town Hall, Birdland Theatre, The Cherry Lane Studio, nationally, and onscreen, in roles of various genders, vulpine, spectral, swashbuckling, soul-sucking, prophetic, and punkish. Favorite performances include Atlas 2 in MJ Kaufman’s “Double Atlas,” at Playwright’s Realm, directed by David Mendizábal, Zo’s Birdland Theatre debut singing and playing guitar with Ring of Keys in “Queering the Stage,” Madhuri Shekar’s “Antigone Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s”, directed by Taylor Reynolds at WP Theatre (The Movement Theatre Company, Hypokrit Theatre), doing standup comedy in “Nasty Women+,” hosted by Amanda Duarte, Mac Rogers’ “Compelled Speech,” directed by Illana Stein, Juliet in Hypokrit Theatre’s “Romeo + Juliet,” directed by Molly Houlahan, and Cyrano in “Cyrano de Tinder,” written and directed by Jack Fellows. Zo plays guitar, piano, ukulele, and a bit of violin and drums, and cursorily speaks a handful of languages. Zo is a grateful member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and Ring of Keys. www.zosakamoto.com

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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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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