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Program: Henry IV, Part 2



at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Henry IV, Part 2

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Yvette Nolan

Directed by: Nelson Eusebio

Dramaturg: Waylon Lenk

Stage Manager: Erin McCoy

Assistant Stage Manager: Allison-Marie Molnaa

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan


Amanda Sykes*
Travers, Poins, Shadow, Lancaster

Becca Blackwell
Rumor, Fang, Pistol, Archbishop of York, Warwick

Bianca Leigh*
Mistress Quickly, Lady Northumberland, Wart, Clarence

Carlo Albán*
Prince Hal, Mouldy, Coleville

Chelsea Nicolle Fryer*
Lady Percy, Doll Tearsheet, Feeble, Gloucester

Genesis Oliver*
Hastings, Gower, Drawer, Peto, Silence, Groom

Jerome Preston Bates*
Northumberland, Robert Shallow, Westmoreland

Kat Griffin*
Servant, Snare, Francis, Bullcalf, Davy, Groom

Kim Wong*
Porter, Falstaff’s Page, Drawer, Messenger, Harcourt, Groom

Michael Sharon*
Morton, Chief Justice, Henry IV

Patrice Johnson Chevannes*
Lord Bardolph, Bardolph, Mowbray, Beadle

Tony Torn*
Falstaff, Epilogue

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.

Asterisk* indicates 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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Yvette Nolan

Playwright, Henry IV, Part 1, 2

Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director, and dramaturg. Plays...

Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director, and dramaturg. Plays include BLADE, Annie Mae’s Movement, The Birds (a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ comedy), The UnpluggingGabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show (co-writer), the libretto ShanawdithitDirecting credits include Bearing (w. Michael Greyeyes, Signal Theatre at Luminato), The Piano Teacher by Dorothy Dittrich (Arts Club), In Care by Kenneth T Williams (Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwan Theatre), Thicker Than Water by Heather Morrison (Sum Theatre), Nôhkom by Michael Greyeyes, Bearing(Signal), Salt Baby by Falen Johnson (Globe), Map of the Land, Map of the Stars (w. Michelle Olson), Café Daughter by Kenneth T Williams, Justice by Leonard Linklater (Gwaandak), Death of a Chief, A Very Polite Genocide by Melanie J. Murray, Marie Clements’ Tombs of the Vanishing Indian  and The Unnatural and Accidental Women (Native Earth), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe(Western Canada Theatre/National Arts Centre), The Only Good Indian… , The Triple Truth (Turtle Gals). As a dramaturg, she works across Turtle Island on projects including Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat and Ultrasound by Adam Pottle, Many Fires by Charlie Peters, Ecstasy (film) by Cara Mumford, Little Badger and the Fire Spirit by Maria Campbell, Confluence by Raven Spirit Dance, A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald, The Glooskape Chronicles by Donna Loring. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her book Medicine Shows about Indigenous theatre in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015, and Performing Indigeneity, which she co-edited with Ric Knowles, in 2016. She is an Artistic Associate of Signal Theatre.

Yvette is working on Henry IV, pt 1; and Henry IV, part 2 – Click for more details!

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Waylon Lenk

Dramaturg, Henry IV, Parts 1, 2

Waylon Lenk is Karuk from the villages of Ka’tim’îin and Taxasúfkara,...

Waylon Lenk is Karuk from the villages of Ka’tim’îin and Taxasúfkara, as well as an Oregon-based dramaturg/producer. He is currently a dramaturg on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Off the Rails, and a doctoral student at the University of Oregon’s Theatre Department, where his current research involves reading indigenous North American maps as performance texts. He also teaches Introduction to Acting, and recently directed a shadow puppet adaptation of a Klamath legend in the University’s Many Nation’s Longhouse. Last season he was the Shakespeare Dramaturgy Resident at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and worked on The Winter’s Tale and Richard II. He has previously presented work at Oregon State University, Portland Public Schools, the Piggyback Fringe Festival in Wakefield, Quebec, and at the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation’s U.S. Grant Hotel. His work approaches Native theatre from his position(s) as a dramaturg and a pikváhaan, or Karuk storyteller. As a dramaturg he actively promotes the work of Native playwrights and is involved research to extend the boundaries of what is considered “Native theater.” As a pikváhaan he uses tools from the field of theatre to (re)activate his people’s body of literature. His work has been funded by Oregon State University, Advocates for Indigenous California Languages, and the Yurok Tribe. He is currently developing a piece that uses traditional Karuk pikvah and primary historical documents to grapple with the ongoing legacy of the California Genocide aka Gold Rush with funding from The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse Education and Culture Center. He holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University, and a B.A. from Lewis & Clark College.

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Nelson T. Eusebio III


Nelson T. Eusebio III is a freelance director, producer and award-winning...

Nelson T. Eusebio III is a freelance director, producer and award-winning filmmaker. He is the former artistic director of Leviathan Lab, an Asian American creative studio. In 2008 he co-founded Creative Destruction, a NYC-based theatre collective. He has directed and developed work at theaters throughout the country, including the Public Theater/NYSF, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Old Globe, PlayMaker’s Repertory, and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Nelson has been a resident artist at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Target Margin Theatre Institute, and Mabou Mines. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and the Rhodopi International Theatre Collective. Nelson was a recipient of the 2009-11 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, and the Phil Killian Directing Fellowship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a participant in the SPARK Leadership program. Training: B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine and an M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. He is a former U.S. Marine. More info at www.nelsoneusebio.com www.nelsoneusebio.com
Pronouns: he/him/his

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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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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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Amanda Sykes

Amanda Sykes New York credits: Goodbody (59E59), Drunkle Vanya and Twelfth...

Amanda Sykes New York credits: Goodbody (59E59), Drunkle Vanya and Twelfth Night: or Sir Toby Belch’s Lonely Hearts Cabaret(ThreeDayHangover); The Faire (Fault Line Theatre Co.); Macbeth (NYIT nomination for best supporting actress, The Crook Theater Co.); Regional Credits: the world premiere of Naked Influence (Capital Rep.); Circle Mirror Transformation (George Street Playhouse); ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Government Inspector, and A Christmas Carol (The American Conservatory Theater); Proof (Skyline). BFA from the University of Evansville, MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater

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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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Bianca Leigh

Bianca Leigh Theatre: Waxy Bush in MTC’s THE NAP on Broadway (Understudy/performed),...

Bianca Leigh Theatre: Waxy Bush in MTC’s THE NAP on Broadway (Understudy/performed), Time/Wind in Taylor Mac’s theatre epic THE LILY’S REVENGE, Franny Halcyon in the New York and San Francisco workshops of TALES OF THE CITY THE MUSICAL, Tatiana in Paul Lucas’ award-winning verbatim piece TRANS SCRIPTS at American Repertory Theatre, Beatrice in Christina Anderson’s MAN IN LOVE at Kansas City Rep, and Olivia in Del-Sign Project’s TWELFTH NIGHT, performed entirely in American Sign Language. Film and Television: Mary Ellen in the groundbreaking film TRANSAMERICA, Karma Johnstone in HURRICANE BIANCA, and Dr. Rachel Sandow on LAW & ORDER: SVU. Bianca wrote and performed her solo musical BUSTED, the tale of a young Trans woman in pre-Disney New York City at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Her new play, MBJrT, was part of last spring’s Monday Night Playwright Series at Kansas City Rep. She will be featured in Laverne Cox’s upcoming documentary, DISCLOSURE, an exploration of Trans representation in motion pictures and on television.

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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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Chelsea Nicolle Fryer

Chelsea Fryer is an actor and collaborator who enjoys spreadsheets and yoga....

Chelsea Fryer is an actor and collaborator who enjoys spreadsheets and yoga. Previous credit: R + J (Hypokrit Theater), Untitled Yippee Project (Sunglasses After Dark), Everything You Touch (Rattlestick). Chelsea would like to thank her work wife in life and theater Ada Karmanyan, and her partner Alex, for playing the best *every other character* in Shakespeare cannon for practice. chelseanicollefryer.com

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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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Genesis Oliver

Genesis Oliver Broadway: Angels In America. Off-Bway: Empathitrax, How To...

Genesis Oliver Broadway: Angels In America. Off-Bway: Empathitrax, How To Live On Earth (Colt
Coeur); Primal Play (New Georges). Regional: We Are Proud To Present…(Playmaker’s
Rep), One Night In Miami…(Baltimore CS) & various others. TV: LITTLE AMERICA,
NOS4A2 Commercials: KIA, AT&T, CITI BANK & various others.
National Theatre Conservatory (MFA)

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Jerome Preston Bates

Jerome Preston Bates :American Son,Jitney,Stickfly and Seven Guitars.Jonin...

Jerome Preston Bates :American Son,Jitney,Stickfly and Seven Guitars.Jonin at The Public Theatre,Daisy in the Dreamtime at The Beckett.Also Circle Rep,NFT,NEC,127 Rep,King Lear at Classical Theatre of Harlem and The Billie Holiday Theatre.Regional MacBeth at The Old Globe,Comedy of Errors,Richard 3rd and Two Trains Running at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Rep,The Folgers,Arena Stage,Center Stage,Hartford Stage,Philadelphia Drama Guild,Denver Center,Long Wharf,Satchmo at The Waldorf at Alley Theatre and World Premiere Of Seven Guitars at Goodman Theatre oppsite Viola Davis.Television :HBO’s OZ,All My Children,Law and Order and SVU,NYPD Blue,NY Undercover and Third Watch and Lights Out Film : Peeples opposite Kerry Washington,Musical Chairs,Tio Papi,Shaft 2000.It Runs In the Family and The Out of Towners.Education : LAMDA London,University Of Tenneesse,Knoxville College and The New School.Winner of seven Audelco Awards.Thank You God,Family,OSF and Classic Stage.

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Kat Griffin

Kat is an NYC based Actor/Singer/Photographer. They are a Nonbinary &...

Kat is an NYC based Actor/Singer/Photographer. They are a Nonbinary & Queer advocate for representation of marginalized voices on stage in Theatre. Kat has performed in numerous cabarets & concerts in NYC at venues including but not limited to 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, & Birdland Jazz. Recent credits include Madeline True (Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY/BAR New Haven) & Benjamin Tallmadge (AGENT 355/Musical Theatre Factory).
Kat is currently saving for gender confirmation Top Surgery- check out the link in their Instagram bio to help! @Kat_Griffin_  www.katgriffin-actor.com/
Pronouns: They/She/He

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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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Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon has performed in 25 productions of 20 of Shakespeare’s plays...

Michael Sharon has performed in 25 productions of 20 of Shakespeare’s plays at the Folger Theater, the Oregon, Utah, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, Connecticut Repertory Theater, London’s West End, the Los Angeles Theater Center, and the Shakespeare Theatre in DC. Favorite roles include Leontes, Macbeth, Pericles, Theseus/Oberon, Orsino, Aufidius, and Mark Antony in both JULIUS CAESAR and ANTONY & CLEOPATRA. Michael has played El Gallo in numerous productions of THE FANTASTICKS, including the historic Off-Broadway production, and originated the role of Basilius in HEAD OVER HEELS at OSF. Other favorite roles include Vronsky in ANNA KARENINA, Rochester in JANE EYRE, Starbuck in THE RAINMAKER, Emile DeBecque in SOUTH PACIFIC, and Captain Von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Broadway World and Carbonell Award nominations). Other theaters include Goodspeed, Long Wharf, NYCity Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, the Wilma, and the York (NYC). Michael is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and received classical training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

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Patrice Johnson Chevannes

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

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

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Tony Torn

Recent Stage: Sam in Triplight at Joe’s Pub; Paul Swan in Paul Swan...

Recent Stage: Sam in Triplight at Joe’s Pub; Paul Swan in Paul Swan is Dead and Gone at Torn Page; Franklin in The Fat Lady Sings at La Mama ETC; Celedon in Ruffles, or, A Progression of Rakes at The Tank; Mother/Cyclops?Ensemble in Venus at The Signature Theatre; Ubu in Ubu Sings Ubu at Abron Arts Center, The Slipper Room, American Repertory Theater @ The Oberon, B.B. Kings and The Highline Ballroom; Rusty Trawler in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at The Cort Theater on Broadway. Known for his work with experimental theater legends Reza Abdoh and Richard Foreman, Tony manages Torn Page, a private event space and classroom named for his parents Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. www.tornpage.org www.tonytorn.com

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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

Line Producer

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

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

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Hannah Lang

Assistant Line Producer

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

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

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Matt Hagemeier

Assistant Festival Producer

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

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

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Play On Shakespeare

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

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

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

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Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed...

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

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

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

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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

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

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

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Further Reading

Welcome Letter from Lue

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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Good Tickle Brain Synopsis

Who needs a five-act structure? See what Henry IV, Part 2 is about in only three panels…

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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