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Program: Edward III



at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Edward III

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Octavio Solis

Directed by: Lillian Groag

Dramaturg: Kimberly Colburn

Stage Manager: Shana Ferguson

Assistant Stage Manager: Nathan Andrew Riley

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan


Raffi Barsoumian
Prince Edward, Mariner

Cynthia Bastidas
Montague, Philip, Citizen 1, Poor Frenchman

Tina Benko
Douglas, Derby, Bohemia, Mountford, Philippa, Herald 3

Jeff Biehl
Audley, Messenger 2, French Captain

Anthony Cochrane
Warwick, King John

Francesca Faridany
Countess, Woman, Gobin, Percy, Copeland, Herald 2

Paul Kite
Charles, David, Three French

Jeremy Lawrence
Lodowick, Pol Cap, Frenchman, Herald 1, Esquire

Brooke Parks
Lorraine, Two French, Salisbury

Miguel Perez
King Edward

David Ryan Smith
Artois, Messenger 1, One French, Viliers, Citizen 2

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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Octavio Solis

Playwright, Edward III

Octavio Solis is a playwright, director and fiction writer whose works have...

Octavio Solis is a playwright, director and fiction writer whose works have been produced in theatres across the country, including the Center Group Theatre in Los Angeles, South Coast Repertory, the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Dallas Theater Center. His fiction and short plays have appeared in the Louisville Review, Zyzzyva, Catamaran literary Reader, the Chicago Quarterly Review and Huizache.

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Kimberly Colburn

Dramaturg, Edward III

Kimberly Colburn is South Coast Repertory’s literary director and co-director...

Kimberly Colburn is South Coast Repertory’s literary director and co-director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Her recent dramaturgical work has included the world premiere productions of Going to a Place Where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter, Orange by Aditi Kapil, and Future Thinking by Eliza Clark. Formerly, she was the literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she was the dramaturg for the world premieres of Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry, The Roommate by Jen Silverman and Dot by Colman Domingo, among others. Prior to that, she was the associate literary director at SCR and was the dramaturg for world premieres of The Long Road Today by José Cruz González, Zoe Kazan’s Trudy and Max in Love and A Wrinkle in Time adapted by John Glore, among dozens of other productions and readings. She has worked with companies including Los Angeles Opera, Mixed Blood Theatre, Sledgehammer Theatre, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Critical Mass Ensemble, Artists at Play and Native Voices at the Autry.

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Lillian Groag

Director and Playwright, Troilus and Cressida

Lillian Groag works in the theatre as an actress, playwright and director. ...

Lillian Groag works in the theatre as an actress, playwright and director.  Her acting credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, Mark Taper Forum, and regional theatres throughout the country.  She has directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mark Taper Forum’s Taper Too, New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Center Stage, The People’s Light and Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, Missouri Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory,  A.C.T. in San Francisco, The Juilliard School of Music, Florentine Opera, Kentucky Opera,  Arizona Opera, the Sundance Institute Playwrights’ Lab, the Virginia Opera, Opera San Jose and the Company of Angels.  Her plays The Ladies Of The CamelliasThe White Rose (AT&T award for New American Plays), The Magic Fire (Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays), Menocchio and Midons have been produced variously by the Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory, Denver Center, The Shaw Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Northlight Theatre, the WPA Theatre, Seattle Repertory, the Asolo Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, The People’s Light and Theatre Company, and The Shaw Festival.   Abroad:  Mexico City, Junges Theatre in Bonn, Landesbuhne Sachsen-Anhalt in Eisleben, Shauspielhaus in Wuppertal, Hessisches Landestheater in Marburg, Shauspielhaus in Stuttgart, Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, (National Tour) in Italy, and Tokyo.  She has done translations and adaptations of Lorca, Feydeau, Musset, Marivaux and Molnàr, produced at the Guthrie, the Mark Taper Forum Taper II, and Missouri Rep (now Kansas City Rep).  She is an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theatre. The Ladies Of The CamelliasBlood WeddingThe White Rose and The Magic Fire have been published by Dramatists Play Service.  Up coming:  A Nervous Splendour, adaptation, from Frederic Morton’s book, Flypaper, new play.  Master’s and PhD degrees from Northwestern University in Romance Languages and Literature, Theatre Thesis,  and an Honorary PhD from Lake Forest College.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


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

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

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

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Raffi Barsoumian

New York theatre credits include: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadway), Macbeth...

New York theatre credits include: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadway), Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Henry IV (Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles), Privacy, Pericles (The Public Theater); King Lear, Arok of Java (Exit, Pursued By a Bear). In Los Angeles: Guards at the Taj (The Geffen Playhouse); Red Noses (The Actor’s Gang); Zoo Story, Counting the Ways (Luna Playhouse). Regionally: The Count of Monte Cristo, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V (American Shakespeare Center); As You Like It, King John (Actor’s Shakespeare Company); Restoration Comedy, Don Juan (Stanford Summer Theater). International: Sedimenti (Compagnie Du Faubourg); Globe Theater International Fellowship. TV audiences might recognize him from his roles on The Code (CBS), Shameless (Showtime) and The Vampire Diaries (CW). Barsoumian received his training at École Jacques Lecoq and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Cynthia Bastidas

Cynthia Bastidas​ – Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre), #nowall...

Cynthia Bastidas​ – Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre), #nowall (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center),​ ​​The Mecca Tales (Sheen Theatre/Crossroads Theater), SHE SHE SHE (New Ohio Theatre), Informed Consent (Gulfshore Playhouse),​ ​Just Like Us (Denver Center Theatre), The Why Me Pen (Public Theater), Kita y Fernanda (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Co), Lost/Not Found (Up Theater), The World’s Fair Play Festival (Queens Theatre), The Golden Drum Year (Radical Evolution), Jackson Heights Trilogy (Theatre 167), Zero (Public Theater), Anna in the Tropics (Lehman Stages). Television: Homeland S6 E6. Training: MFA Theater-Brooklyn College, HB Studio, Labyrinth Master Class, Andrew Wade-Royal Shakespeare Company.  www.cynthiabastidas.com
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Tina Benko

Ms. Benko’s theatre credits include John Guare’s Nantucket Sleigh Ride...

Ms. Benko’s theatre credits include John Guare’s Nantucket Sleigh Ride at Lincoln Center, Rajiv Joseph’s Describe The Night at the Atlantic Theatre, Toni Morrison’sDesdemona at The Barbican/ White Light Festival/ Intern’l Tour, Daniel Fish’s Who Left This Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Nights Dream production atTheatre For a New Audience, Julius Caesar at The Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the park, Scenes From a Marriage, The Crucible, and The Little Foxes all directed by Ivo Van Hove, The Cherry Orchard at The Roundabout, Jackie at Womens Project, Informed Consent at Primary Stages, Tales From Red Vienna and Top Girls for Manhattan Theatre Club. Film and Tv includes Mapplethorpe, The Sound of Silence, The Greatest Showman, The Kitchen, Fair Market Value, The Rehearsal, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Good Wife, NCIS, TURN: Washington Spies, Flesh and Bone.

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Jeff Biehl

Jeff Biehl – Broadway: MACHINAL (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: LIFE SUCKS...

Jeff Biehl – Broadway: MACHINAL (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: LIFE SUCKS (Drama Desk Nomination, Wheelhouse), CATCH AS CATCH CAN (Page73), RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN (Playwrights Realm), CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN’S JR’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY (NAATCO), 10 OUT OF 12 (Soho Rep), LIVES OF THE SAINTS and POOR BEHAVIOR (Primary Stages), FULFILLMENT (Flea), BURNING (New Group), ISSAC’S EYE (EST). Regional: world premieres at Yale Rep, Denver Center, and Humana Festival. Also shows with South Coast Rep, Shakespeare Theater, Long Wharf, and Westport. FILM: What is Life Worth, A Master Builder, Ricki and the Flash. TV: The Path, Vinyl, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, Southland, all Law & Orders. Juilliard. jeffbiehl.net

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Anthony Cochrane

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

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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Francesca Faridany

Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Macbeth, Man...

Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Macbeth, Man and Boy, The 39 Steps, The Homecoming. Off-Broadway: This Day Forward, The NY Idea, Orlando, The Stronger. Regional highlights: The Angel in Angels in America (Berkeley Rep), 2013 Helen Hayes Best Actress award for Strange Interlude (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Julia in Albee’s A Delicate Balance (McCarter), title role in her own adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s Fräulein Else (Sundance Theater Lab and various regional), Narrator in the Sitwell/Walton Façade (Caramoor Music Festival), Cassandra in Agamemnon opposite Tyne Daly (Getty Villa) and the many productions with director Stephen Wadsworth, including: As You Like It, The Oresteia, Don Juan, Design for Living, An Ideal Husband, Changes of Heart, The Game of Love and Chance. FILM: False Positive (2020), Black Panther, Love After Love, Conceiving Ada, The Audition, Closing Night. TV: Manifest, Homeland, Law & Order True Crime: Menendez Murders, Falling Water, E.R., Law&Order; SVU. MEDIA: Lady Macbeth and Titania for the Wordplay Shakespeare series. RADIO: Quartermain’s Terms (BBC). Francesca trained in London at The Drama Centre.

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Shana Ferguson

Stage Manager

Shana is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project! Broadway: Living...

Shana is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project! Broadway: Living On Love. Tours: Beautiful, Motown (First National). Off-Broadway: Trip of Love, Songbird, Bedbugs!!! New York: Cabin in the Sky (New York City Center Encores!), Here’s Hoover! (Abrons Arts Center), Oliver! (The Secret Theatre). Regional: Double Trouble, The BFG (Imagination Stage), Room Service (Westport Country Playhouse).

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Paul Kite

Paul is a theater and multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New...

Paul is a theater and multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New York.
Selected current projects: Guardsman, a theatrical piece about failure, survival, the way we’re conditioned, and the life of and hero worship surrounding Wyatt Earp. I don’t know how to talk about this—, a multi-disciplinary piece of theater told through the perspective of a human being waking up to (and then) trying to understand the ramifications of his own privilege, and Bottling Dreams of the Tearful Don’t Knower, a poem play about a lost man gathering tears for his other half who can no longer cry. In the past, he has worked with Lincoln Center Theatre, Pearl Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Working Theatre, Three Day Hangover, The New Harmony Project, The Group Lab, Amios and Red Stage Theatre; He received a BS in theatre from the University of Evansville and an MFA in acting from Rutgers.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Jeremy Lawrence

Jeremy Lawrence will be performing his critically acclaimed Lavender Songs:...

Jeremy Lawrence will be performing his critically acclaimed Lavender Songs: a Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret, June17 & 18th at Pangea www.pangeanyc.com. New York Theatre: TOSOS Doric Wilson’s Street Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club , 4 shows at the Mint Theatre. Regional: Fiddler (Goodspeed, the MUNY), Noises Off (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Into The Woods (Baltimore Center Stage and Westport Country Playhouse) also Tartuffe at Westport. He is the perennial “Scrooge” for the the 2300 seat Hanover Theater ,Worcester, MA. Recent TV: Dickinson, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue. Film credits: the original Critters, work with Stephen Daldry, Ron Howard and Brian DePalma. His one man Tennessee Williams shows have received international critical acclaim. His Cabaret Verboten was produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well s at CSC and, around the country , In Sweden and in London.. His plays Arsenals and Uncommon Ground have been prouduced in major regional theatre productions. jeremylawrence. net

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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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Miguel Perez

Miguel Pérez was born in San Jose, California; as the son of a middleweight...

Miguel Pérez was born in San Jose, California; as the son of a middleweight boxing, lounge singing, big dreaming father and a music loving, green thumbed, black belt Catholic mother, he enjoyed a childhood filled with colorful people, unforgettable melodies, religious dogma and practical lessons in self defense.

After high school, a brush with the academic life and a four year detour in the US Marine Corps left Miguel confident enough to move to New York City and follow his dream of becoming an actor.

Miguel is thrilled to be working with PlayOn Shakespeare and to be back on stage at CSC Rep, where he made his Off Broadway debut in 1989. Miguel has played on Broadway in THE TEMPEST, directed by George Wolfe. At the Delacorte Theatre he appeared in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, HENRY VIII, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and OTHELLO. On television he’s worked on SEINFELD, FRASIER, ER, ELEMENTARY, MADAM SECRETARY, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and dozens of others. Miguel’s feature film credits include BLOW, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, AI ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and many more.

He currently resides in Los Angeles CA with his wife Kaye Freeman and Tubbsie the wonder dog. miguelperezactor.com
Pronouns: he, him, his

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Nathan Andrew Riley

Assistant Stage Manager

Ordinarily found ONstage, Nathan Andrew Riley is thrilled for the opportunity...

Ordinarily found ONstage, Nathan Andrew Riley is thrilled for the opportunity to be behind the scenes on this project as Assistant Stage Manager. Special thanks to Shana for the opportunity to learn from the best!

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David Ryan Smith

David Ryan Smith: Broadway: “One Man, Two Guvnors”; “Passing...

David Ryan Smith: Broadway: “One Man, Two Guvnors”; “Passing Strange”. Off Broadway: “Passage” (Soho Rep); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Henry V” ,”Twelfth Night”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “The Comedy of Errors”, “Pericles” (The Public Theater), “Gone Missing” (City Center/Encores! Off Center), “Mankind” (Playwrights Horizons), “The Death of the Last Black Man…”(Signature Theater), “The Glory of the World” (BAM), “#9” (59E59); “Marat/Sade” (Classical Theater of Harlem). Regional: Shakespeare Theater Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Barrington Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Triad Stage, Crossroads Theater Company, California Shakespeare Theater, etc. Film: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Medal of Victory, Bee Season. Education: MFA, American Conservatory Theater.

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Ada Karamanyan


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

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

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Lue Morgan Douthit

CEO and Creative Director

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

During her 25 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit oversaw a full service literary department as Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. Play on! began in 2012 as a pilot program under her supervision. She was the Production Dramaturg for more than 50 productions, including 15 world premieres and over two dozen Shakespeare productions. In 2009, she was the co-producer and co-founder of the Black Swan Lab for new play development at OSF which she ran until 2016. In 2019, she co-founded Play on Shakespeare, which carries forward the Shakespeare translation work began at OSF.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

Associate Creative Director

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

Director of Learning Engagement

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

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

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

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Sally Cade Holmes


SALLY CADE HOLMES is a Tony Award-winning producer. Broadway: Hadestown (Tony...

SALLY CADE HOLMES is a Tony Award-winning producer. Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award), The Inheritance, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Anastasia. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors and Puffs (or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic). Sally Cade also works with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Play On! Shakespeare as a Line Producer. Past credits include Dylan Frederick’s Boy Gets Violent (Ars Nova’s AntFest), Summer Valley Fair (New York Musical Theatre Festival) and Ryan J. Haddad’s Hi, Are You Single (2015 Hot! Festival and 2016 Under The Radar). She collaborated with Les Freres Corbusier to produce Here’s Hoover! directed by Alex Timbers. She spent five years as the Associate Producer at Tom Kirdahy Productions (White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Visit, It’s Only A Play) and 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.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Website: www.sallycadeholmes.com
Instagram: @sally_cade

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Hannah Lang

Assistant Line Producer

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

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

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Matt Hagemeier

Assistant Festival Producer

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

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

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Play On Shakespeare

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

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

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

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Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed...

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

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

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

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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

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

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

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Further Reading

Welcome Letter from Lue

For the first half of my career at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I was the “new play girl”, doing what literary managers since time immemorial…

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Play Synopsis

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

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Play On Festival Staff

Lue Douthit, Executive Director
Taylor Bailey, Producer
Summer Martin, General Manager
Sally Cade Holmes, Line Producer
Hannah Lang, Assistant Line Producer
Matt Hagemeier, Assistant Festival Producer
Emma Hogan, Script Supervisor
Ada Karamanyan, Casting
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