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Program: Julius Caesar


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Shishir Kurup

Directed by: Sabrina Peck

Dramaturg: Nancy Keystone

Stage Manager: Cheyney Coles

Assistant Stage Manager: Maggie Latham

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Channie Waites
Murellus, Caesar’s Servant, Artemidorus, Octavious Servant, Lucilius

Gina Daniels
Cicero, Publius, Lepidus, Poet, Claudio, 2 Solider, Clitus

Gregg Mozgala
Antony

Jeena Yi
Portia, Metellus Cimber, 3 Plebian, 3 Soldier, Messenger, Young Cato

Michael Gabriel Goodfriend
Flavius, Trebonius, Antony’s Servant, 1 Soldier, Varrus

Nemuna Ceesay
Soothsayer, Cinna, Cinna the Poet, Pindarus, 1 Soldier, Dardinius

Olivia Negrón
Caesar, Octavius, Caesar’s Ghost

Rajesh Bose
Cassius, Ligarius

Sanjiv Jhaveri
Cobbler, Casca, 2 Plebian, Titinius, Voluminus

Sathya Sridharan
Carpenter, Decius, 1 Plebian, Messala

Tramell Tillman
Brutus

Vanessa Kai
Calpurnia, Lucius, Popilius Lena, 4 Plebian, Strato

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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Shishir Kurup

Playwright, Julius Caesar

In Three Seasons at OSF: Quiara Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays LastWater...

In Three Seasons at OSF: Quiara Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays LastWater by the Spoonful Director, Medea songs Composer and Lyricist, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (OSF); Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (Playmaker’s Rep), Aditi Kapil’s Brahman(i)(Quantum Theatre) Director.

Other Theatres: Regional: James McManus’ Love on San Pedro, Sarah Ruhl’s Demeter in the City, Tracy Young’s Candude, Sigrid Gilmer’s SEEDEveryman in the Mall (co-directed with Bill Rauch) (Cornerstone Theater Company. CTC) Director.
Composer/lyricist: The Good Person of New Haven (Long Wharf Theatre); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Two Noble Brothers(The Public Theater); As You Like It (Pasadena Playhouse); Touch the Water (Actor/Composer), Los Vecinos (Band Leader/Composer), Birthday of the Century (Actor/Composer), Central Avenue Chalk Circle (Actor/Composer), Making Paradise (Lyricist only), An Antigone Story(Writer/Director/Composer) CTC.

Other credits: Ghurba (Harmony Gold Theatre), Bliss Point (The Odyssey Theatre), On Caring for the Beast (Currican Theatre, NYC, CTC, L.A.); Merchant on Venice (Lark Theatre, NYC, Small Theatre Premiere, Silk Road Rising, The Cockpit Theatre London); Writer/Director.

Resident composer/lyricist for Cornerstone Theater Company since 1994. Film/TV Actor: True BloodNCISBonesLostHeroesSleeper CellNYPD BlueMonkAliasThe West WingConeheads… Awards: TIME/A.S.K. Award (one of only six nationwide awardees), Princess Grace Award, Kennedy Center Award, TCG/Alan Schneider Directing Award finalist, two time Herb Alpert Award nominee, L.A. Weekly Award, LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee, Garland Awards, Drama-Logue Awards. Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.

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Nancy Keystone

Dramaturg, Julius Caesar

Nancy Keystone is a Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary theatre maker,...

Nancy Keystone is a Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary theatre maker, visual artist, & founding artistic director of Critical Mass Performance Group (CMPG). She is an honored recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, & 2011 United States Artists Hoi Fellowship. Critical Mass Performance Group is a collaborative ensemble developing new works and adaptations of classic texts since 1985. It was named 2013’s Best Theater Company by LA WEEKLY.

In her roles as CMPG’s chief investigator, writer, director, and designer, Keystone has recently helmed:  AMERYKA (2010-2016) a kaleidoscopic new work illuminating the promises and betrayals of the United States, through the surprising relationship with Poland;ALCESTIS, a deconstruction of Euripides’ play about love and sacrifice, developed at Getty Villa Theatre Lab, premiered at Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena; APOLLO, an epic trilogy exploring the US space program, its relationship with Nazi rocket scientists, and the surprising intersection with the Civil Rights Movement–Parts 1 & 2 premiered at Kirk Douglas Theatre 2005, Part 3 premiered with the full trilogy at Portland Center Stage 2009; THE AKHMATOVA PROJECT, movement-theatre piece inspired by life & work of Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova. Other recent Keystone/CMPG projects: BREAD, 2011 site specific interactive performance-salon, Cornerstone Theater commission; 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS #47 by Suzan-Lori Parks, 2007 site specific, Angels Gate Cultural Center; adaptation of ANTIGONE, 2001 at Portland Center Stage.

As a freelance artist Ms. Keystone has directed & designed award-winning productions at regional theaters (Portland Center Stage, Center Theatre Group/California Plaza, East West Players, Theatre @ Boston Court, Actor’s Express, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), as well as opera (Musica Angelica, Long Beach Opera, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival) and film.

As a visual artist she creates paintings and collages for exhibitions and commissions.  Her work has been honored with, and supported by Theatre Communication Group’s 2003 Alan Schneider Director Award, MacDowell Colony Fellow, grants from NEA, Association of Performing Arts Presenters/Doris Duke Foundation, TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts, Center for Cultural Innovation, Flintridge Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Drama League of New York fellowship. She is on visiting faculty at UCLA, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges and universities around the country.  She holds a BA in Theatre from UCLA, and MFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon.

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Sabrina Peck

Director, Julius Caesar

Sabrina Peck conceives, directs and choreographs original theater works infused...

Sabrina Peck conceives, directs and choreographs original theater works infused with movement and music. Productions include Common Green/Common Ground, with NYC community gardeners; Speaking our Streets, with NC tobacco workers; Commodities, with Wall Street pit traders; and Odakle Ste with Bosnian Muslim refugees in Croatia. Additional directing/choreography: Lincoln Center Theater (The Clean House); New York Shakespeare Festival (Henry VIII); La Mama (My Heart is in the East); New Dramatists (director in residence); The Women’s Project (Antigone Project, co-conceiver); American Repertory Theatre (Mouth Wide Open); Yale Repertory Theater and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella), among others. Founding member of Cornerstone Theater Company. Founder and Executive director of CityStep. She has taught at Columbia, Harvard, Duke and NYU Tisch. She is currently developing a new work, Threshold, with actress Amy Brenneman, about neuro-diversity. B.A., Harvard University; MFA, Brooklyn College. Sabrina would like to thank Joshua Peck, Wayne Roberts and everyone at Play On! for this ambitious and beautiful enterprise.

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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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Channie Waites

Channie Waites is a performing artist, voice-over artist, director, facilitator,...

Channie Waites is a performing artist, voice-over artist, director, facilitator, educator and program consultant. She has worked and collaborated with youth, senior citizens and social justice leadership programs in the United States, Rwanda and South Africa. She has toured and performed professionally within the United States and abroad. She is the actor for Literature to Life’s one-person adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk. Channie recently inhabited the role of Prospero in The Tempest with Connecticut Free Shakespeare and Dandelion Productions. She also co-created and facilitated workshops related to the themes in the production of The Tempest. Channie has received several honors and acknowledgements for her audiobook narrations including most recently, A Poem For Peter Andrea Davis Pinkney, nominated for a 2018 Audie.

Channie has been co-program director for The International Theater Project (ITP) –Rwanda for the last five years where she has co-directed five original plays devised by youth and led professional developments at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village and the Rwinkwavu Community Learning Center and Library in Rwanda. Channie has a M.A. in Applied Theatre from the School of Professional Studies-CUNY and has a B.A. in Theatre from Penn State University.

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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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Gina Daniels

Broadway: Network, All the Way. Off-Broadway: Building the Wall, Displaced,...

Broadway: Network, All the Way. Off-Broadway: Building the Wall, Displaced, Zona, 24 Hour Plays. International: Wuzhen Theatre Festival. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival (company member for 11 seasons), Paper Mill Playhouse, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arden Theatre, TheatreWorks, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Center Stage, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Geva Theatre Center, Delaware Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater. TV: “Orange Is the New Black,” “High Maintenance.” gina-daniels.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
Pronouns: He/him/his

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Jeena Yi

Jeena is beyond thrilled and honored to be part of The Play On! Festival....

Jeena is beyond thrilled and honored to be part of The Play On! Festival. She recently made her Broadway debut in Network at the Belasco Theater. Other credits include, Somebody’s Daughter (2nd Stage Uptown), The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias (Playwrights Realm), Vietgone (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep), Winters Tale (OSF), Light’s Rise On Grace (Woolly Mammoth) TV/Film: Manifest (NBC), Sucession (HBO), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt(Netflix), AKA Wyatt Cenac (Topic.com) www.jeenayi.com
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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Michael Gabriel Goodfriend

Michael has appeared in plays at regional theaters across the country including...

Michael has appeared in plays at regional theaters across the country including the Guthrie, Folger, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, Yale Rep and St. Louis Rep. He has performed extensively in New York with the Irondale Ensemble Project, 59E59 Theaters, Pecadillo Theater, Pearl Theater Company and more. He was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for five seasons and has made appearances on a few television shows and low budget films. He has written several plays, most notably “Dear Father”, a play about Franz Kafka, which was a semifinalist at the O’Neil Festival. He also wrote and produced for “Left Jab”, a weekly talk show that aired on Sirius XM Radio for nine years, and was a producer for “The Majority Report” on Air America Radio. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.michaelgabrielgoodfriend.com
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Nemuna Ceesay

Nemuna is a big fan of Play On! and is honored to be a part of the Festival!...

Nemuna is a big fan of Play On! and is honored to be a part of the Festival! New York: The Cake U/S (MTC), Dracula (Three Day Hangover), The Unfortunates (Joe’s Pub). Regional: 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: The Assistant, 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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Olivia Negrón

Olivia Negrón– Broadway: Cuba & His Teddy Bear (w/ Robert De Niro),...

Olivia Negrón– Broadway: Cuba & His Teddy Bear (w/ Robert De Niro), Serious Money (w/ Alec Baldwin & Kate Nelligan)
Off-Broadway: Circle Rep Lab, LaMAMA, HB Playwrights.
Regional: Two River Theatre Co., Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum,  South Coast Rep, Atlanta’s Alliance, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Walnut Street Theatre, Canon Theater (Beverly Hills), La Jolla Playhouse, and as Ana in The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl at four regional theatres; TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, Mixed Blood, Minneapolis, The Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca and Boise Contemporary Theatre.
Film: The Last Fare, Outliving Emily, The Devil’s Whisper, Everything Relative (Sundance Film Festival), The Clairvoyant, and Captivity.
Television, Etc.: Devious Maids, Law and Order, Law and Order; SVU, Ms. Negrón was motion-captured for the role of Patricia Madrazo in Grand Theft Auto V, is the Fairy Godmother in the web series, “Tinderellas,”” and served as Executive Producer on the award-winning HBO documentary feature ATOMIC HOMEFRONT.

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Rajesh Bose

Off-Broadway and Regional Favorites: Henry VI (NAATCO), Pygmalion (Bedlam...

Off-Broadway and Regional Favorites: Henry VI (NAATCO), Pygmalion (Bedlam Theatre), Against The Hillside (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Indian Ink (Roundabout), Oslo (St. Louis Rep), Mary Stuart (Folger Theatre), Guards at the Taj (Capital Stage), Disgraced (Playmakers Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre – Connecticut Critics Circle Award, IRNE Nomination), The Who & The What (Gulfshore Playhouse), and The Invisible Hand (Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford TheaterWorks). Film & Television: “Quantico”, “Blue Bloods”, “Elementary”, “Damages”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Madame Secretary”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Criminal Minds”, the series finale of “The Sopranos”, and the Acadamy Award nominated film Frozen River.
Pronouns: he/him

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Sanjiv Jhaveri

Sanjiv Jhaveri: Theatre: Quantum Theatre (BRAHMAN/I), Yale Rep (Rice Boy),...

Sanjiv Jhaveri: Theatre: Quantum Theatre (BRAHMAN/I), Yale Rep (Rice Boy), Washington D.C.’s Studio Theatre (Indian Ink), Missouri Rep (Indian Ink). NY: The Play Company (Sakharam Binder), The Lark Theatre (Shishir Kurup’s “Merchant On Venice”), The Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, The Cherry Lane Theatre (Fuente), and the Hypothetical Theatre Company. TV: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Conviction, Rescue Me. Indie Film: Loins of Punjab Presents, Walkaway. Audiobooks: Confessions of a Thug, Alif the Unseen, The Truth About Me, Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke, Three Bargains. With Brilliance Audio and Audible.com.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Sathya Sridharan

Sathya Sridharan is actor and writer from St. Louis, MO. Off- Broadway: India...

Sathya Sridharan is actor and writer from St. Louis, MO. Off- Broadway: India Pale Ale (MTC), An Ordinary Muslim (NYTW), Two Mile Hollow (WP Theater), The Winter’s Tale (The Public Shakespeare Mobile Unit), Hamlet (Sheen Center), This Is It How It Ends (59E59 Summer Shorts). NY Theater: Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), Frontieres Sans Frontieres (Bushwick Starr), Mechanics of Love (ToByFor Productions). Regional: Our Town (Portland Center Stage), Hapgood (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Philadelphia Story, As You Like It (Chautauqua Theatre Company). Film: Premise, All The Little Things We Kill, Bikini Moon, Dastaar (SXSW, IndyFest), Tourists (Nantucket, CAAM, NJFF), Open Roads (Nantucket). Television: “Succession”, “Night Time”, ”Elementary”, “The Tick”, “Blindspot”, “The Blacklist”, “Madam Secretary”, and “Younger”. Sathya was a 2013 Princess Grace Award Winner (Grace Le Vine). MFA: NYU

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Tramell Tillman

Tramell Tillman is a DC/MD native. Some of his theatre credits include: Carmen...

Tramell Tillman is a DC/MD native. Some of his theatre credits include: Carmen Jones (CSC), Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Red Bull), Sweat (Oregon Shakes and Arena), All the Roads Home (Cincinnati Playhouse), Hamlet, The Wiz, (OSF), A Raisin in the Sun, The Tempest (Chautauqua), The Whipping Man (Clarence Brown). He can also be found on television: Dietland (AMC), Godfather of Harlem (EPIX), The Hunt (Amazon), Elementary (CBS), and Difficult People (Hulu). He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee MFA program and a former member of the Chautauqua conservatory program. Watch his journey on Facebook, IG: Tramellington, or Twitter: @TramellTillman

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Vanessa Kai

Off-Broadway: The Pain of My Belligerence (Playwrights Horizons); KPOP (Lortel...

Off-Broadway: The Pain of My Belligerence (Playwrights Horizons); KPOP (Lortel Nomination, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater/Woodshed Collective); Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play, National Asian American Theater Company), Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage); Architecture of Becoming (WP Theater). Select Regional: Top Girls (Huntington Theatre Company), Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Far East (Award for Outstanding Debut by the Connecticut Critics Circle, Stamford TheaterWorks). TV: “New Amsterdam,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Gotham.” www.vanessakai.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.
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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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