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Program: Henry V


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Henry V

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Ralph Pena

Dramaturg: Andrea Hiebler

Stage Manager: Katie Kennedy

Assistant Stage Manager: Suzanne K. Milton

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Andy Lucien
Fluellen, Canterbury, Chorus

Bobby Moreno
Henry

Chinaza Uche
Grey, Macmorris, King Of France, Williams, Grandpre, York

Flor de Liz Perez
Montjoy, Governor, Ely, Bates, Burgundy, Herald

Jeff Biehl
Constable, Pistol

Jordan Barbour
Scroop, Orleans, Bardolph, Court, Salisbury

Kimber Lee
Katherine, Messenger, Boy, Gloucester

Mia Katigbak
Exeter, Alice, Erpingham, French Soldier

Nat Cassidy
1st Ambassador, Gower, Bedford

Paco Tolson
Dauphin, Westmoreland, Jamy, Nym

Vivia Font
Hostess, Rambures, Cambridge, Bourbon, Queen Isabel

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

A short talkback with members of the creative team will take place immediately following the reading.

Originally commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare.


The Play On Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation.

 

All performers in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers, and watches. The use of cellular phones in the theater is prohibited by New York City law.

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Creative Team

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Lloyd Suh

Playwright, Henry V

Lloyd Suh is the author of The Chinese Lady, Charles...

Lloyd Suh is the author of The Chinese Lady, Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, Franklinland, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story, American Hwangap, and others, produced with Ma-Yi, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Magic Theatre, NAATCO, Children’s Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson, Milwaukee Rep, Denver Center, the Guthrie with Mu Performing Arts, Jackalope, and others, including internationally at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea. He has received support from the NEA Arena Stage New Play Development program, the Andrew W. Mellon Launching New Plays Into the Repertoire initiative via the Lark, NYFA, NYSCA, Jerome, TCG, Dramatists Guild, and the Helen Merrill Award from the New York Community Trust. His plays have been published by DPS, Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Duke University Press, and American Theater magazine. He is an alum of Youngblood and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and from 2005-2010 served as Artistic Director of Second Generation and Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He is currently a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists,  serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, and has since 2011 served as Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark.

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Andrea Hiebler

Dramaturg, Henry V

Andrea Hiebler is currently the Director of Scouting and Submissions at The...

Andrea Hiebler is currently the Director of Scouting and Submissions at The Lark.  Andrea first joined The Lark as an intern back in the summer of 2006, then served as Literary Associate for Playwrights’ Week before becoming a full-time member of the artistic team in 2009.  She now manages multiple play submission and fellowship selection processes, writer scouting and tracking and serves as a facilitator for a variety of Lark programs and writers’ groups.

A New York native, Andrea graduated from The College of Wooster in Ohio with a B.A. in Theatre and English.  She has participated as a script reader for Sundance and The Ruby Prize and hosted a series of affinity sessions on Dramaturgy/New Play Development at the national TCG conference. Away from the theater, you can find her listening to classic rock or rooting for her favorite New York sports teams at a local bar.

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Ralph B. Peña

Director

Ralph has been Ma-Yi Theater Company’s Artistic Director since 1996,...

Ralph has been Ma-Yi Theater Company’s Artistic Director since 1996, helping to establish Ma-Yi as the country’s leading incubator of new works by Asian American playwrights. Recent directing credits include Lloyd Suh’s “The Chinese Lady,” Hansol Jung’s “Among The Dead,” and A. Rey Pamatmat’s “House/Rules.” Aside from Ma-Yi, his work has been seen on the stages of Ensemble Studio Theater, The Public Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Victory Gardens, Laguna Playhouse, Children’s Theater Company, La Mama ETC, and LATC, to name a few. www.ma-yitheatre.org

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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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Andy Lucien

Andy Lucien’s previous New York City credits include The Qualms at Playwrights...

Andy Lucien’s previous New York City credits include The Qualms at Playwrights Horizons, City of Conversation at Lincoln Center and On Every Link A Heart Does Dangle or Owed at the Lark and The Last Seder at Theatre Three. Other theatre credits include Queen of Basel at Studio Theater, Cry Old Kingdom and 27 Ways I Didn’t Say Hi to Laurence Fishburne at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and The Last Tiger in Haiti at Berkeley Repertory Theater/La Jolla. Film and TV work includes Seven Lovers, and recurring roles on Daredevil on Netflix, NBC’s The Blacklist and Madam Secretary on CBS He is also in the upcoming short films Vows: The Series and Believin.

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Bobby Moreno

Off-Broadway: Fulfillment Center (MTC); Lazarus (New York Theatre Workshop);...

Off-Broadway: Fulfillment Center (MTC); Lazarus (New York Theatre Workshop); Mankind, Grand Concourse (Playwrights Horizons); Alligator, Goldor & Mythyka (New Georges); The Year of the Rooster (Drama Desk Award Nomination, EST), Hand to God (EST); Invasion! (Play Company); Luther, Phoebe in Winter (Clubbed Thumb); Film: Dish, How He Fell in Love, Private Romeo TV: “”High Maintenance””, “”The Hot Zone””, “”Bull””, “Homeland”, “Braindead”, “The Good Wife” Bobby is a TCG Fox Fellowship Recipient for Exceptional Merit. bobbymorenoworld.com

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Chinaza Uche

He has performed Off-Broadway in ‘Sugar In Our Wounds’ (Manhattan...

He has performed Off-Broadway in ‘Sugar In Our Wounds’ (Manhattan Theater Club), ‘Sojourners’ (New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Realm), ‘Dolphins and Sharks’ (Labyrinth Theater Company), ‘Three Days To See’ (Transport Group, NYTW). Off-Off: ‘Daily Life Everlasting’ (Witness Relocation, La Mama), ‘Hands Up’ (The National Black Theatre), ‘Othello’ (Kinetic Theatre Company), ‘Obskene’ (Talking Band). Regional: ‘Brownsville Song’ (Seattle Rep), ‘The Brothers Size’ (Everyman Theatre). On screen, he has appeared in “Golden Boy” (CBS), “Deception” (NBC), and “Blue Bloods” (CBS) and “Blacklist” (NBC) and in the films Mother of George (Sundance), Terry Richardson’s Last Hours (Cannes), Shookum Hills (Upcoming), and stars in the feature film Nigerian Prince which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also will be appearing in the Anthology Series ‘Little America’ (Upcoming, Apple TV) and is a Recurring character on the Apple TV show ‘Dickinson’ (Starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski) Which will be airing Fall 2019. School: NYU Drama. Experimental Theatre Wing and Classical Studio (where he originally fell in love with the bard!) Instagram: @chinazauche. Grateful to be part of this process!!
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Flor De Liz Perez

Flor De Liz Perez: Thrilled to join this epic tribute to the Bard! International...

Flor De Liz Perez: Thrilled to join this epic tribute to the Bard! International credits include The Motherf**ker with the Hat (National Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: Dolphins and Sharks (Labyrinth Theater); Seven Spots on the Sun (Rattlestick Theater/The Sol Project); Comedy of Errors, Pericles (The Public); Sense and Sensibility (Bedlam); Los Monólogos de la Vagina (Westside Theatre); In the Time of the Butterflies (Repertorio Español). Selected Regional: Good Men Wanted (NY Stage & Film/Vassar College); The House that will not Stand (Berkeley Rep/Yale Rep); A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage); Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two River Theater); In the Continuum, Nicholas Nickleby, Romeo and Juliet (PlayMakers Rep). Film: Big Exit (in post-production), The House That Jack Built. TV: POSE (FX); Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Elementary (CBS). MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill/PlayMakers Rep.

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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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Jordan Barbour

New York: Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (TFANA); Spencer in Vertebrae (NYTW);...

New York: Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (TFANA); Spencer in Vertebrae (NYTW); Countee Cullen in Langston in Harlem (Urban Stages); Quinapalus/Zachary in The Deepest Play Ever (New Ohio); Tench/Aborigine/Caesar in Our Country’s Good (78th Street Theatre Lab); The Rev in Harmonious Pimps of Harmony (Ars Nova); Friar/Barnardine in Measure for Measure (Sage Theater); among others. Regional: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, The Book of Will, The Wiz, Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). All the Way, The 12 (Denver Center); Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Rent (Syracuse Stage), Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse); The Who’s Tommy (Berkshire Theatre Festival); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Two River Theater Company); Yellowman, Hair, Topdog/Underdog, Yeast Nation (Perseverance Theatre); Chimerica (Studio Theatre); among others. Tour: Peter Brooks’ The Suit, The Shipment (North America, Europe, Asia, Australia). Film/TV/Web: The Outs, New York is Dead, Hair: Let the Sun Shine In. Training: Classical Voice at Juilliard; BA, Columbia University. Jordan has also written and starred in two solo shows: This African-American Life and I Definitely Need Therapy.

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Katie Kennedy

Stage Manager

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

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

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Kimber Lee

Kimber Lee is a playwright and actor. Plays include tokyo fish story (South...

Kimber Lee is a playwright and actor. Plays include tokyo fish story (South Coast Rep, TheatreWorks/Silicon Valley, Old Globe Theater), brownsville song (b-side for tray)(Humana Festival, LCT3/Lincoln Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Moxie Theatre, Shotgun Players), and different words for the same thing directed by Neel Keller (Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre). Her play to the yellow house is currently in development at Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by Rachel Chavkin. She has also developed work with Lark Play Development Center, The Ground Floor/Berkeley Rep, Page 73, Hedgebrook, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Manhattan Theatre Club, Southern Rep, ACT Theatre/Seattle, TheatreWorks/Silicon Valley, Premiere Stages, Bush Theatre/London, and Magic Theatre. Lark Playwrights Workshop Fellow, Dramatists Guild Fellow, member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and recipient of the Ruby Prize, PoNY Fellowship, Hartford Stage New Voices Fellowship, BAU Institute Arts Residency Award, TheatreWorks/SV Leading Ladies Award, Kilroys List, Audelco Nominee, Theatre Bay Area Nominee, and inaugural 2015 PoNY/Bush Theatre Playwright Residency in London. MFA: UT Austin.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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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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Nat Cassidy

Nat Cassidy is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and musician....

Nat Cassidy is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and musician. Acting credits include “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Bull” (CBS), “Quantico” (ABC), “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access), “The Following” (Fox), “The Affair” (Showtime), “Red Oaks” (Amazon) “High Maintenance” (original webseries), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “Instinct” (CBS), theatrical productions both Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, and Lloyd in Gideon Media’s hit audiodrama “Steal the Stars.” Nat is the author of numerous award-winning horror plays which have been produced and developed across the country. His plays have been nominated for a combined total of 17 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, including 3 times for Outstanding Full-Length Script (which he won in 2009 for his play about Christopher Marlowe and Caligula, and in 2011 for Outstanding Solo Performance for his one man show about HP Lovecraft) and he was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to write the libretto for a world-premiere opera. Nat also wrote the novelization of the “Steal the Stars” podcast, which was published by Tor Books and named one of the best books of 2017 by both the Chicago Review of Books and NPR. Pancakes to K. www.natcassidy.com
Pronouns: He/him

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Paco Tolson

Paco Tolson is best known for developing new American plays. He is excited...

Paco Tolson is best known for developing new American plays. He is excited to bridge the modern and the classical with this trailblazing company of artists. Off-Broadway: Vietgone (Manhattan Theatre Club), Twelfth Night (Fiasco Theater and Classic Stage Company), The Unwritten Song and End Days (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Children of Vonderly and Rescue Me (Ma-Yi Theater Company), Soul Samurai (Ma-Yi and Vampire Cowboys). With VC: Men of Steel, Fight Girl Battle World, Agent G, and The Saturday Night Saloon. With the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Winter’s Tale, Black Swan Lab, Daedalus Project, and Vietgone. Film and television credits include “Madam Secretary,” “Happy!,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “The Code,” and 7 DAY GIG. Paco is a graduate of Brown University and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. “Love to Kate and Ama, my heart and soul.” pacotolson.weebly.com
Pronouns: He/him/his

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Suzanne K. Milton

Assistant Stage Manager

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

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

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Vivia Font

Vivia is very pleased and delighted to be a part of PlayOn! Some NY Credits:...

Vivia is very pleased and delighted to be a part of PlayOn! Some NY Credits: Recent Alien Abductions (WalkerSpace-PlayCo) villa (Wild Project-PlayCo), underneathmybed (Rattlestick), Fernando (New Ohio Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (NY Classical), EST YoungBloods festival/brunch, & work at Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, SOL Project, The Public. Selected Regional: Native Gardens (Merrimack Rep), Bad Dates (Cincinnati PH), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Tenth Muse (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Richard III, As You Like It, All’s Well that Ends Well & others (Old Globe), Mariela in the Desert, Map of Heaven (Denver Center). Latest and greatest creation: Leandro, son. www.viviafont.com

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Ada Karamanyan

Casting

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

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

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Lue Morgan Douthit

Executive Director / Dramaturg, Timon of Athens

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

During her 25 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit oversaw a full service literary department as Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. Play on! began in 2012 as a pilot program under her supervision. She was the Production Dramaturg for more than 50 productions, including 15 world premieres including: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo; Head Over Heels; Family Album; The Unfortunates; Throne of Blood;  and Equivocation.. She has also worked on over two dozen Shakespeare productions. She is the co-adapter of a six-actor Macbeth and seven-actor Measure for Measure, which were both produced at OSF and elsewhere. She was the co-producer of the Black Swan Lab in 2009, going on to produce the lab from 2010 to 2016. Douthit is the recipient of the 1999 Literary Manager & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Prize in Dramaturgy: The Elliott Hayes Award. She received a PhD at the University of Washington, an MFA from Trinity University, and an MA from University of Arizona.

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Taylor Bailey

Producer

Taylor Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on twelve productions...

Taylor Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on twelve productions with The Neo-Futurists. He served as Operations Manager and Education Coordinator for The Neo-Futurists, as well as the program developer and coordinator for Neo-Access, a multi-winged strategy for diversity and inclusion as well as accessibility for the differently abled. As a freelance director, performer, storyteller, dramaturg and producer worked with: First Floor Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, American Theatre Company, The Agency Collective, Timeline Theatre, About Face Productions, Collaboration Theatre Company and others. In Dallas, worked with WaterTower Theatre and served as the Associate Artistic Director of Sideman Productions for two years. Additional experience as a teaching artist, IT coordinator and project manager.

Publications: Contributor, New York Times Bestseller It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming
Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
 with Dan Savage and Terry Miller.

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Summer Martin

General Manager

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

Summer Martin has spent over a decade in domestic and international grant management for non-profits focused on the arts and education. Summer’s continued commitment to community outreach and education has carried her into work with OSF’s Play on! project.

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

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Sally Cade Holmes

Line Producer

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

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

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Hannah Lang

Assistant Line Producer

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

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

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Matt Hagemeier

Assistant Festival Producer

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

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

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

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

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

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Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed...

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

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

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

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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

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

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

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Play On Festival Staff

Lue Douthit, Executive Director
Taylor Bailey, Producer
Summer Martin, General Manager
Sally Cade Holmes, Line Producer
Hannah Lang, Assistant Line Producer
Matt Hagemeier, Assistant Festival Producer
Emma Hogan, Script Supervisor
Ada Karamanyan, Casting
Cameron Bell, Erin Michelitsch, Micah Ammons,
Peter Charney, Savanah Sanchez, Production Assistants
Blake Zidell and Associates, Press Representative
Gold Rush Creative, Marketing Consultation
Ligature Creative, Graphic Design

CSC Administrative Staff

John Doyle, Artistic Director
Toni Marie Davis, Chief Operating Officer/GM
Gina Cimmelli, Director of Audience Services
Phil Haas, Director of Marketing and Communications
Brendan McNamara, Assistant General Manager
Michael Mullen, Education Coordinator
Cassandra Nwokah, Executive Assistant
Oliver Pattenden, Director of Development
Megan Sover, Company Manager
Whitaker Gardner, Courtney Kuhbach, Board Operators
Emily Murphy, Megan Sover, Clarisse Van Kote, Box Office Associates
Alex Irish, Jarvis Griggs, Emily Murphy, Cassandra Nwokah, Megan Sover, House Managers