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Program: Henry VI, Part 3



at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Henry VI, Part 3

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Douglas P. Langworthy

Directed by: Nelson T. Eusebio III

Dramaturgs: Alex Vermillion, Mead K. Hunter

Stage Manager: Cheyney Coles

Assistant Stage Manager: Maggie Latham

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan


Pun Bandhu
Henry, Louis, Montgomery

Nemuna Ceesay
Messenger, Norfolk, Son, Bona, Post 1

Angel Desai
George, Westmoreland

Christopher Ryan Grant
Clifford, Nobleman, Hastings, 3rd Watchman, Somerville

Paul Juhn

Tracie Lane
Elizabeth, Exeter, Rutland, Mayor

Gregg Mozgala
Richard (Gloucester)

Brooke Parks
Margaret, 1st Keeper, 1st Watchman

Eileen Rivera
Oxford, York, Father, Rivers

Michael Sharon
Somerset, Northumberland, Lieutenant, Soldier

Amanda Sykes
Prince Edward, 2nd Keepter, Post 2, 2nd Watchman

Jade Wu

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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Douglas P. Langworthy

Playwright, Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, 3

Douglas Langworthy is the Literary Director at the Denver Center Theatre...

Douglas Langworthy is the Literary Director at the Denver Center Theatre Company where he has participated in the development of many plays and musicals, including the world premieres of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will, Karen Zacarías’ Just Like Us, Octavio Solis’ Lydia, Michael Mitnick’s Ed, Downloaded, Lloyd Suh’s Great Wall Story and Jeffrey Haddow and Neal Hampton’s Sense and Sensibility: The Musical. Prior to Denver, Douglas served as Dramaturg and Director of Play Development at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ for two years and Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) for seven. While at OSF he developed a new adaptation of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos and a new translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan, both for the 1999 season. In 2007 he again collaborated with Metropulos and Alper to write lyrics and book for the new musical Tracy’s Tiger, based on the novella by William Saroyan, with music by Sterling Tinsley. Douglas has translated over 15 plays from the German, including The Prince of Homburg and Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, and Medea by Hanns Henny Jahnn. He received a National Theatre Translation Fund Award for his translation of Amphitryon. He was also the dramaturg for Target Margin Theater in New York, which produced his translation of Goethe’s Faust. With Target Margin he also co-wrote the opera The Sandman, with text adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann. He is currently adapting D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love for the stage with Art Manke.

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Alex Vermillion


Alex Vermillion is a dramaturg, performance artist, and artistic producer....

Alex Vermillion is a dramaturg, performance artist, and artistic producer. Zir dramaturgy credits include HENRY VI, PART III, BLUES FOR MISS LUCILLE, THE SEAGULL, and WAIT…NOW, WHAT?! at the Yale School of Drama; THE RULES and RE:UNION at the Yale Cabaret; COUNTING PEBBLES with Faultline Ensemble; THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and ROMEO AND JULIET at the University of Utah; and THE TEMPEST at the Utah Children’s Theater. Alex’s recent performance credits include NON-PLAYER CHARACTER and zir new play titled FOR YOUR EYES ONLY at the Yale Cabaret. Over the past year, Alex has served as a Managing Editor at THEATER magazine. In the coming year, Alex will serve as Co-Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret. Alex will be completing zir M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama in 2020. Alex received zir B.A. in English at the University of Utah in 2016.

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Mead K. Hunter

Dramaturg, Henry VI, Part 1, 2, 3

Mead K. Hunter launched his theater career as playwright in residence at...

Mead K. Hunter launched his theater career as playwright in residence at Storefront Actors Theatre in Portland, Oregon, and like most theater folk, went on to take a turn at nearly everything job description the field encompasses. He earned an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and a PhD in Critical Studies from UCLA. He has taught performance history and text analysis at UCLA, UC San Diego, University of Iowa and the California Institute of the Arts. He also guest lectures on contemporary theater at institutions around the United States, and frequently consults for various art service organizations as well as commercial entities.

For 10 years he served as Director of Literary Programs for A.S.K. Theater Projects in Los Angeles where, among other duties, he commissioned many original scripts, including Naomi Iizuka’s 36 ViewsMayhem by Kelly Stuart, Marlane Meyer’s The Mystery of Attraction, and The Lively Lad by Quincy Long. While in L.A., he also curated the popular Common Ground Festival, which introduced numerous companies to the region including RedMoon Theater and Diavolo Dance Company.

From 2002-2009, Mead was Portland Center Stage’s Director Literary & Education Programs. While at PCS, he was the production dramaturg on many world premieres (including Celebrity Row by Itamar Moses, and Glen Berger’s O Lovely Glowworm), in addition to curating the company’s annual festival of new work. Beloved dramaturgical endeavors elsewhere include the world premieres of Sam Hunter’s The Whale at Denver Center, The Huntsmen (by Quincy Long) for Portland Playhouse, The Monster Builder (by Amy Freed) and Ithaka (by Andrea Stolowitz) for Artists Repertory Theatre, Amy Freed’s Shrew! at SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival, and of course getting to work with Doug Langworthy on the Henry VIplays for the Play On! project.

Today Mead is a professor in the Performing Arts Department of the University of Portland, where he teaches theater history, dramaturgy and script analysis, and recently directed Naomi Iizuka’s Good Kids. He is also an associate editor for Methuen Ltd., working currently on the forthcoming Methuen Guide to Contemporary Drama. Mead is especially proud to be the former artistic director of The New Harmony Project, a play development organization dedicated to supporting new works for performance that reflect the resilience of the human spirit.

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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
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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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Pun Bandhu

Pun Bandhu is grateful to have been involved with the development of the...

Pun Bandhu is grateful to have been involved with the development of the Play On! plays over the last two years. Broadway: WIT (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off-Broadway: THE TREASURER (Playwrights Horizons), PLENTY (Public Theater), INFORMED CONSENT (Primary Stages/EST), FAUST (Target Margin Theatre), TRUE AND SOLID GROUND (Soho Rep) among others. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival, Theatreworks, McCarter Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, Denver Center Theatre (Henry Award, Best Supporting Actor). Recipient of the New Dramatists’ Bowden Actor Award. Oscar-nominated films include: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Judge, Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton. Upcoming: The Report, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, Sell By. TV includes: “House of Cards”, ”Blindspot,” “Madam Secretary,” “Gotham,” “FBI,” “Difficult People,” “Law and Order(s),” recurring on “Blue Bloods.” Pun serves on the Advisory Board for the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA. He co-founded the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), an advocacy group for Asian actors, and is a proud member of the Actors Center. www.punbandhu.net

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Nemuna Ceesay

New York: What to Send Up When it Goes Down (The Public Under the Radar Festival),...

New York: What to Send Up When it Goes Down (The Public Under the Radar Festival), The Cake U/S (MTC), Dracula (Three Day Hangover), The Unfortunates (Joe’s Pub). Regional: What to Send Up When it Goes Down (A.R.T. and Woolly Mammoth), The Cake (Barrington Stage Company), The Christians and Tartuffe (PlayMakers Rep), Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Roe and Great Expectations (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater), and A Raisin in the Sun and The Comedy of Errors (Cal Shakes). International: Major Barbara (Theatre Calgary) and The House of Bernarda Alba (Moscow Art Theater). TV/Film: Katy Keene, Prodigal Son, FBI, Younger, Instinct, An Enemy Within, Madame Secretary, Broad City and Forever. MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater. www.nemunarceesay.com Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Cheyney Coles

Stage Manager

Off-Broadway: Sea Wall / A Life, Girl From the North Country (Public Theater);...

Off-Broadway: Sea Wall / A Life, Girl From the North Country (Public Theater); The House That Will Not Stand (NY Theatre Workshop).
Regional: Hood: A Robin Hood Musical Adventure, Miller, Mississippi, Constellations, Dreamgirls, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, All the Way, Great Society, Electra, The Rocky Horror Show, Fortress of Solitude, etc. (Dallas Theater Center).
BCEFA: Broadway Backwards 2019
Love to Soren and Wylie.

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Angel Desai

Recent theater:  “India Pale Ale” (MTC), “An Ordinary Muslim” (NYTW),...

Recent theater:  “India Pale Ale” (MTC), “An Ordinary Muslim” (NYTW), ”Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band”” (Ma-Yi Theater).  Broadway:  “”Company”” (2007, Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical).  Other Off-Broadway: CSC, Playwrights Horizons, The Public/NYSF, Women’s Project, MCC.  Regional: Yale Repertory, George St. Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Festival, Old Globe, McCarter Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory. TV: “City on a Hill” (upcoming), “Bull”, “Jessica Jones”, ”Chicago Med””, “Minority Report”, “Madam Secretary”, “Major Crimes”, many others. Video games:  “”Gears of War 4″” (First Minister Jinn, voice).  Film: This Time Next Tuesday, The Clique, The War Within, Heights, Black Knight, Robot Stories.  52nd St Project volunteer. Recipient: 2019 New Dramatists Charles Bowden Award, 2017 NYU Diversity Faculty Mentorship, 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. MFA in Acting from NYU.

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Christopher Ryan Grant

Broadway: The Iceman Cometh, Million Dollar Quartet (and 1st National Tour)....

Broadway: The Iceman Cometh, Million Dollar Quartet (and 1st National Tour). NY: The Public (Shakespeare in the Park, Mobile Unit, Joe’s Pub), NY Stage & Film, LCT3, New World Stages, The Wild Project, IRT, Rattlestick, Cherry Lane, BAC. Regional: Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), The O’Neill, The MUNY, PCLO, GLCFA, Two River Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse. Film/TV: Rolling on the Floor Laughing (Official Sundance Selection), Hard Times For Softcore, “Nella the Princess Knight.” BFA: University of Evansville, MFA: Yale School of Drama.
Proud member of the Actor’s Center.

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Paul Juhn

Paul Juhn is a Korean American actor and writer based in New York. Stage...

Paul Juhn is a Korean American actor and writer based in New York. Stage credits include Henry VI (NAATCO), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), wAve (Ma-yi Theatre Company), White Chocolate (The Culture Project), Vengeance Can Wait (P.S. 122), Sides: the Fear is Real (Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company). T.V. and Film credits include: Works of ART, SALT, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Quantico, 30 Rock. He is a founding member of Suffolk Street Films and Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company. MFA in Acting, UCSD. suffolkstreetfilms.com

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Tracie Lane

Juilliard: Pelagiya/Dragana in Queens, Marlene in Top Girls, Northumberland/Duchess...

Juilliard: Pelagiya/Dragana in Queens, Marlene in Top Girls, Northumberland/Duchess of York in Richard II, Dorine in Tartuffe, Ophelia in Hamlet. Other Shakespeare: Joan la Pucelle in Henry VI Part 1 (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Olivia in Twelfth Night (Tennessee Shakespeare Co.); Rosalind in As You Like It, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (American Shakespeare Center); Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Desdemona in Othello, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Viola in Twelfth Night, Lady Anne in Richard III (Houston Shakespeare Festival). Regional: Mrs. Givings in In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Stages Repertory Theatre); Yelena in Uncle Vanya (Classical Theatre Company); Grace in Opus (American Stage Theatre Company). University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance and Juilliard.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Maggie Latham

Assistant Stage Manager

Maggie Latham is a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in...

Maggie Latham is a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in Theatre Arts with a focus in Stage Management. Recent professional credits: The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence (Chain Theatre), With or Without You (Theatre Row), Seussical Jr. (Seattle Childrens Theatre). Educational credits: Into the Woods, The Clean House, Little Shop of Horrors. Thanks to Dabney, my incredibly supportive parents, and everyone I don’t have space to mention. www.maggielklatham.com

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Gregg Mozgala

Gregg has been in various productions with The Public Theatre, Manhattan...

Gregg has been in various productions with The Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama ETC, Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Kennedy Center.

He received a Lucille Lortel Award (Best Featured Actor) for his work in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Cost Of Living” by Martyna Majok. He was recently nominated for a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for the role of Richard in “Teenage Dick” by Michael Lew.

Mr. Mozgala was honored as a “”Champion Of Change”” by The New York City Mayor’s Office For People With Disabilities in 2017, and named a Kennedy Citizen Artist Fellow by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2016.

Gregg is the founder and Artistic Director of The Apothetae, a theatre company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the, “”Disabled Experience.””

He is currently the Director of Inclusion at Queens Theatre. www.greggmozgala.com
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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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Eileen Rivera

Eileen Rivera was most recently seen in the world premiere of THE HOUR OF...

Eileen Rivera was most recently seen in the world premiere of THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. Other regional credits include VIETGONE (Studio Theatre, DC), THE WHITE SNAKE and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (Baltimore Center Stage), THE COMFORT TEAM (Virginia Stage Co.) and THE LONG SEASON (Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska). Select off-Broadway: KING LEAR (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), A FABLE (Rattlestick), BEAST (NYTW), and DOGEATERS (Public Theater). TV: the “Law & Order” franchise. Eileen co-produced and acted in the short films “Mildred, Daughter of Venus,” “The Barrelman Caper,” and “INS & Outs.” Her short film “Two Weeks,” which she wrote, has screened around the country and on television. Next up: TIGER STYLE! at Olney Theatre Center. www.eileenrivera.com

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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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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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Jade Wu

Jade wrote daytime drama series and directs documentary films and television....

Jade wrote daytime drama series and directs documentary films and television. Her fellowships included Disney/ABC Writing, Jerome, and Film/Video Arts. She received grants from NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Ms. Foundation and Film/Video Arts. She has been a three time NEA Panelist.

In acting, Jade will recur in the upcoming ABC series FOR LIFE. She has recurring roles on BULL, MANIFEST, BILLIONS, and is Genghis Connie on Netflix’s Luke Cage. In theatre, Jade was privileged to work with icons George C. Wolfe, Liv Ciulei, Joanne Akalaitis, Wendy Goldberg, Gerald Gutierrez, Alan Schneider, Daniel Aukin, and Blanka Zizka.

In writing, Jade was a BlueCat Screenplay Semi-finalist, PEN USA Rosenthal Finalist, Sundance Film Lab Finalist and Orchard Project Semi-finalist. Jade is commissioned to create, write and develop an epic, high concept Chinese American family television drama series. Other projects in development include a television/new media biopic Drama series and a Children’s Animation series.

In education, Jade was a Guest Lecturer at Bard College, California State University/East Bay, and the Raul Julia Performing Arts Institute. Her solo play, MEMES IN THE MEMBRANE, was work-shopped at La MaMa Umbria, La MaMa/NYC and part of Creative Capital’s Summer Intensive Artist Program and previewed at The Marsh/Berkeley. jadewu-artist.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.
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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
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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.
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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 the Henry VI cycle 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
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