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Program: Love’s Labour’s Lost


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Love’s Labour’s Lost

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Josh Wilder

Directed by: Nelson T. Eusebio III

Dramaturg: Davina Moss

Stage Manager: Priscilla Villanueva

Assistant Stage Manager: TaTyana Smith

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Greg Cuellar
Longaville, Forester

Ceci Fernandez
Holofernes

Vivia Font
Maria, Sir Nathaniel

Kambi Gathesha

Dumain, Mercade

David Huynh
Ferdinand

Todd Lawson
Costard

Stephanie Machado
Moth, Katharine

Luis Moreno
Armado, First Lord

Blake Russell
Biron

Mirirai Sithole

Rosaline

Allison Strickland

Jaquenetta, Princess

Marie Thomas
Dull, Boyet

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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Josh Wilder

Playwright, Loves Labors Lost

Josh Wilder is a playwright from Philadelphia. His work has been developed,...

Josh Wilder is a playwright from Philadelphia. His work has been developed, commissioned, and produced at various regional theaters and festivals across the country including The Fire This Time Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, True Colors Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2015 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, PlayPenn, Milwaukee Rep, Company One, and InterAct Theatre Company. Past awards include the Holland New Voices Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award, The Rosa Parks Award, and The ASCAP Cole Porter Prize.  Josh is a former Jerome Fellow and the first national recipient of the Jerome Many Voices Fellowship at The Playwrights’ Center. He has been in residence at The Royal Court Theatre ; Sundance at UCross; and served as Co-Artistic Director at The Yale Cabaret for its 50th season. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Member of The Dramatist Guild.

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Davina Moss

Dramaturg, Loves Labors Lost

Davina Moss serves as Literary Manager at Hampstead Theatre, London. Previous...

Davina Moss serves as Literary Manager at Hampstead Theatre, London. Previous employment includes Public Theater and New Works at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. As a freelance dramaturg, her most recent projects include the first production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian ghetto with Italian-American theatre collective Compagnia de’ Colombari. She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, where her credits include ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Macbeth, The Oresteia, Tiny, and Clybourne Park.

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Nelson T. Eusebio III

Director

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

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

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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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Greg Cuellar

Greg Cuellar is a NYC based Chicano actor. Recent credits: Comedy of Errors...

Greg Cuellar is a NYC based Chicano actor. Recent credits: Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage); Jeremy O’Harris’ the feels…KMS (American as F*ck Festival); Courage! To the Field! (The Revisionists); development workshops for Initiative (Playwrights Realm INK’D Festival) and Boxcar (Trans Lab/The Public/WP Theatre); residency at The International WOW Company. He is a founder of The Hive, a multidisciplinary collective, experimenting with ecologically sustainable methods of theatre and performance creation. Recipient of the 2015 Bob Hope Acting Fellowship and the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Education: MFA Acting, Columbia University. Mni Wiconi.
Pronouns: He/him/his, They/them/theirs

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Ceci Fernandez

Ceci is a Cuban-American actor, writer and producer. Past theater credits...

Ceci is a Cuban-American actor, writer and producer. Past theater credits include Bonnie’s Last Flight (NYTW Next Door Series); Tiny Beautiful Things (The Public Theatre); Twelfth Night (The Public Theater Mobile Unit); Frontieres sans Frontieres (Brooklyn Starr); The Fatal Eggs (ARACA Project) and Ermyntrude and Esmeralda (Ars Nova ANTFEST). Regional and international credits include These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep); Vanity Fair, Romeo and Juliet (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal); Miss Julie, Heart’s Desire, Have I None, and reWilding (Yale Cabaret). TV and film: Temporary Guardian, Dichos, The Exorcist, and The Good Wife. Ceci is also the head writer at InstaMiniSeries and received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

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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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Kambi Gathesha

Kambi Gathesha is a Kenyan born and Brooklyn-Based Actor and Choreographer....

Kambi Gathesha is a Kenyan born and Brooklyn-Based Actor and Choreographer. He is thrilled for his second adventure with Playwright’s Realm! His other credits include the New York Premiere of What to Send Up When it Goes Down (Movement Theatre Company); Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet(Classical Theatre of Harlem); and Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre Center). He is currently workshopping his original musical “A Nation Grooves: A People’s History of Hip-Hop” through Project Springboard. Many thanks to Julia, Mom, Tasha, Gigi and his father.

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David Huynh

David Huynh Off-Broadway:Transport Group: Trial of the Catonsville Nine;...

David Huynh Off-Broadway:Transport Group: Trial of the Catonsville Nine; National Asian American Theatre Company: Henry VI (Drama Desk nominee, Outstanding Revival); Pan Asian Repertory: No-No Boy. He has also worked with the Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mixed Blood Theatre, TheatreSquared, Titan Theatre Company, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, Moscow Art Theatre. Film: Corporate Sex, Children of the Dust. He spoke on institutional racism within the entertainment industry through a TEDx Talk entitled “Asian Enough?”. He also co-founded the Sống Collective, a New York City-based initiative that aims to amplify the voices of those from the Vietnamese diaspora and provide creative spaces for artists of color to create powerful stories that redefine what it means to be American. MFA: University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program www.david-huynh-actor.com Cho má, ba, và Katie.

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Todd Lawson

Todd Lawson Broadway: Summer and Smoke. Off-Broadway: Gravedigger’s Lullaby,...

Todd Lawson Broadway: Summer and Smoke. Off-Broadway: Gravedigger’s Lullaby, Edwin, Abundance, One Arm, Levittown.Regional: This Random World, Luna Gale(Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dusk Rings a Bell(Merrimack Rep) Stones in His Pockets(Baltimore Center Stage) Torch Song Trilogy(Studio Theatre) COBB(Penguin Rep)Outside Mullingar(Saint Michael’s Playhouse)Philadelphia Story(Pioneer Theatre Co.) It’s a Wonderful Life(Playmakers Rep) Stone My Heart(Cincinnati Playhouse) Secret Oder(St. Louis Rep) Film/TV: When They See Us, Elementary, Orange is the New Black.

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Stephanie Machado

Stephanie Machado is a Brazilian-American actress. Recent credits include:...

Stephanie Machado is a Brazilian-American actress. Recent credits include: Christina (Cleveland Playhouse), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (McCarter Theater), An Enemy of the People (Yale Repertory Theater), Inside the Wild Heart (Group.BR). Educational: Passion, Amy and the Orphans, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Blood Wedding (Yale School of Drama). MFA Acting Yale School of Drama.

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Luis Moreno

Luis Moreno is thrilled to be part of this beautiful endeavor. NY: The Government...

Luis Moreno is thrilled to be part of this beautiful endeavor. NY: The Government Inspector (Red Bull), Veritas (The Representatives), so go the ghosts of méxico, part one (LaMaMa), Three Sisters (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), Distant Star and Open Up, Hadrian (Caborca), The Age of Iron (Classic Stage Company), Fêtes de la Nuit (The Ohio). Regional: The Curious Incident… (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), we, the invisibles (Humana), Ropes (Two River Theater), Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati Playhouse), Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights (Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage), Peer Gynt (La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep), Anna in the Tropics (Capital Rep), The Acting Company. TV: “Blacklist”, “God Friended Me”, “Good Fight”, “Mysteries of Laura”, “Daredevil”, “Madam Secretary”, “Blue Bloods”, “Person of Interest”. Film: Home, Red Right Return, Zzzzzzz. Luis narrates audiobooks for Recorded Books, most recently Italo Calvino’s Mr. Palomar. MFA: Columbia. www.luismorenotheactor.com
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Blake Russell

Juilliard: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bus Stop, La Cocina by Tony Meneses....

Juilliard: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bus Stop, La Cocina by Tony Meneses.
Off Broadway: The Glory of the World by Chuck Mee (BAM).
Regional: That High Lonesome Sound by Jeff Augustin, Diana Grisanti, Cory Hinkle, and Charise Castro Smith (Actors Theatre of Louisville), White Rabbit/Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour, and ‘Cause I Know You Got Soul by Zayd Dohrn (Chicago Home Theater Festival), Reluctant to Burn by Korde Tuttle (New School), Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry (LiveWire Theatre), Spark (Adventure Stage), Othello (Suitcase Shakespeare).
Workshops: Thoughts of A Colored Man directed by Taye Diggs, Fire Island by Korde Tuttle (NYTW), Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris (Yale).
TV: The Blacklist (NBC).
Training: HB Studio, School at Steppenwolf, Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprenticeship, Juilliard.
Blake is a co-founder of The Chicago Home Theater Festival, a yearly city-wide month-long performance festival aimed at disrupting injustice through the arts and community organizing, associate producer with HomeBase Theatre Collective, an emerging black student actor organization, and he was awarded partial funding at Juilliard for Self Care Saturdays, a rotating weekly workshop of wellness practitioners from the practical to the esoteric.
Represented by Nicolosi & Co, Abrams, Liz Rosier.
Currently, a second year actor at Juilliard. Group 51!
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Mirirai Sithole

Select NYC credits: If Pretty Hurts… (Playwrights Horizons), School...

Select NYC credits: If Pretty Hurts… (Playwrights Horizons), School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (MCC), The Homecoming Queen (Atlantic Theatre Company), Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man… (Signature Theatre Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (CSC), and Frontières Sans Frontières (Bushwick Starr). Regional: School Girls;… (Kirk Douglas Theatre) Skeleton Crew (Dorset Theatre Festival), Our Town and Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). On TV she has appeared in “Russian Doll”, “Master of None,” “Broad City,” and “Black Mirror”. She received her BFA in Theatre from Adelphi University and was a member of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. www.miriraisithole.com
Pronouns: She/They

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TaTyana Smith

Assistant Stage Manager

TaTyana Smith is a stage manager and actress from Brooklyn. She graduated...

TaTyana Smith is a stage manager and actress from Brooklyn. She graduated from the City College of New York with a B.A in Theater. She’s worked with the New Ohio Theatre, the Beckett Theatre and Theatre for the New City. Her off- Broadway credits include: Porto and Cullud Wattah. TaTyana thanks her friends and family for their support.

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Allison Strickland

Allison Strickland is a performer and visual artist with a focus on where...

Allison Strickland is a performer and visual artist with a focus on where Spirituality, Creativity, and Healing meet. She has worked at several regional theatres including Syracuse Stage, Seattle Rep, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. This past fall her visual work was presented in a Swan Feather produced evening to honor “Strength in Spirit” with proceeds going to the New London public school lunch system. She is a believer that Art is Medicine and that we are ALL creators. allisonstrickland.co and healingtheartist.co
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Marie Thomas

Marie Thomas recently played LaVeuve in The House That Will Not Stand at...

Marie Thomas recently played LaVeuve in The House That Will Not Stand at New York Theater Workshop, Sadie Delaney in The Delaney Sisters, First 100 Years, at The Goodman Theater in Chicago in 2018,Nina Dubois in Knock Me A Kiss in New York at the New Federal Theater in 2010, at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem, NC, 2011 and 2013. She received The Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was Goneril in King Lear starring Avery Brooks, at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, Samm-Art William’s The Dance on Widow’s Row at the New Federal Theater in New York and The National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. At Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, she was Dorabelle in The Disappearance with Ruby Dee. She received an Audelco Award for Best Actress for her performance of Pam in Richard Wesley’s The Talented Tenth in New York. On Broadway “Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, Lincoln Center, The Duplex. Television/ Film credits, The Cosby Mysteries, L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Amen, and on the Daytime Dramas, The Doctors, a contract Player for three years, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, and the film Hot Shots.

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Priscilla Villanueva

Stage Manager

Priscilla Villanueva is a Brooklyn based Stage Manager. Her recent Off-Broadway...

Priscilla Villanueva is a Brooklyn based Stage Manager. Her recent Off-Broadway credits include: CULLUD WATTAH (The Public Theatre), NEUROSIS (DR2 Theatre), GALATEA OR WHATEVER YOU BE (The Women’s Project), LOCUSTS HAVE NO KING (INTAR THEATRE). She has worked with many great theatre companies such as Bushwick Starr, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Playwrights Realm, and The Public Theatre just to name a few. She is happy to be on board as one of the PSM’s On Play On!
Peace & Love

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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
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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 commitment to community empowerment informs her dedication to the mission of Play On Shakespeare.

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

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Sally Cade Holmes

Line Producer

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

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

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Hannah Lang

Assistant Line Producer

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

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

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Matt Hagemeier

Assistant Festival Producer

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

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