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Program: Richard III


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Richard III

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Migdalia Cruz

Directed by: Mariana Carreño King

Dramaturg: Ishia Bennison

Stage Manager: Diane Healy

Assistant Stage Manager: Violeta Picayo

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Carlo Albán
Murderer 2, Ratcliff, Scrivener

Marsha Stephanie Blake
Queen Elizabeth

Sol Marina Crespo
Lady Anne, Ghost

Fernando Gonzalez
Catesby, Clarence, Tyrell

Zabryna Guevara
Buckingham/Ghost, Bishop of Ely, Ghost of Henry VI

Annie Henk
Duchess of York, King Edward, Sheriff

Anthony Michael Lopez
Dorset, Mayor, Richmond

Flor De Liz Perez
Stanley, Duke of York/Ghost

Portia
Brakenbury, Queen Margaret, Prince Edward / Ghost

Chinaza Uche
Hasting/Ghost, Cardinal Bouchier

Heather Velazquez
Rivers, Norfolk, Murderer 1, Priest

Juan Francisco Villa
Richard

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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Migdalia Cruz

Playwright, Macbeth, Richard III

Migdalia Cruz is a Bronx-born, award-winning playwright, lyricist, translator,...

Migdalia Cruz is a Bronx-born, award-winning playwright, lyricist, translator, and librettist of more than 60 works including: El Grito Del Bronx, Salt, Miriam’s Flowers, & Frida, produced in venues such as BAM, Latino Chicago Theater Company, Mabou Mines, National Theater of Greece, Houston Grand Opera, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, & Teatro Vista—last seen at CSC with Another Part of the House—her adaptation of Garcia-Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba. An alumna of New Dramatists, she was named the 2013 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright, and was awarded a 2016 NYFA Grant for Playwriting. Migdalia was nurtured by Sundance, the Lark, & by Maria Irene Fornés at INTAR. Recently, Migdalia taught the Fornés Playwriting Workshop at Notre Dame/2016-2018, at Princeton/Spring 2018, and as a guest artist at Brown, UMass/Amherst & Yale, and will teach at CalArts, January 2020.
Her translations of Macbeth & Richard III, for OSF’s Play On! have been inspiring journeys, from the Isle of Iona to Leicester’s Cathedral, with U.K. actress/dramaturg, Ishia Bennison, and dramaturg/producer Lue Douthit. www.migdaliacruz.com
Upcoming: Macbeth @ AASC in San Francisco, July 2019, & FUR @Boundless Theater/Next Door@NYTW, October 2019.

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Ishia Bennison

Dramaturg, Macbeth, Richard III

Ishia Bennison has worked as an actor/ producer since she was seventeen....

Ishia Bennison has worked as an actor/ producer since she was seventeen. Her first introduction to Migdalia Cruz was in London when she produced and performed in Miriam’s Flowers, a wonderful play written by Migdalia. Little did we know that nearly 30 years later we’d have the pleasure of reuniting and working together on on Macbeth and Richard III for OSF. We’ve had a blast.

Theatre includes:
Romeo and Juliet and Merry Wives of Windsor, Mad World My Masters and Candide (RSC and national tour); Julius Caesar (Donmar, all female version); The Importance of Being Earnest (The Rose, Hong Kong Festival); Our Private Life  (Royal Court); The Canterbury Tales (tour and The Rose), A Couple Of Poor, Polish Speaking Romanians(Soho Theatre); A New Way To Please YouSejanus -His FallSpeaking Like MagpiesCymbelineMeasure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company); Bites (Bush Theatre); Strange OrchestraMother Courage (Orange Tree); Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Manchester Library); Arabian Nights (Young Vic Company); Antony and Cleopatra (BAM New York), A Midsummer Night Dream (Brazil tour), Merry Wives (India tour), Richard III (Riverside Studios & The Tower of London) Poetry Or BustSamson AgonistesRomeo and Juliet (Northern Broadsides); Medea (Lilian Baylis); Les Miserables (Nottingham Playhouse) Turcaret (Gate); One For The Road (Meridian Prods.); Educating Rita (Oxford Playhouse); Red Devils (Liverpool Playhouse).

Television and Film includes:
Happy Valley – two seasons; New TricksLast Tango in HalifaxTrue Dare KissAt Home With The Braithwaites – four seasons; Holby CityEmmerdaleCoronation StreetBurnsideLove HurtsGive And TakeMother’s DayStory TellerBreadEastendersMuch Ado About NothingMitch: A Family AffairKesslerBid For PowerKing David with Richard Gere; Anno DominiThe Awakening; Jesus Of Nazareth.

Producer of 7 documentaries for BBC and Channel 4

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Mariana Carreño King

Director

Mariana has directed Songs for the Disappeared by Tanya Saracho and The Cook...

Mariana has directed Songs for the Disappeared by Tanya Saracho and The Cook by Eduardo Machado (Stages Repertory in Houston, TX), El Show de All Shows by Migdalia Cruz, Mala Hierba by Tanya Saracho and American Jornalero by Ed Cardona (Intar Theatre), nobody rides a locomotive no mo’ by Matthew Paul Olmos and Lilia by Monet Mendoza (Rising Circle); Light of Night by Cecilia Copeland (Iati Theatre), The Municipal Abattoir and Mr. Paradise by Tennessee Williams (The Red Room), Welcome to the Funhouse and Pilgrim by Henry Guzmán PRTT, A Train Play by Arlene Hutton (The Neighborhood Theatre) among others. Mariana is also a playwright and a translator, part of the Advisory Committee for The Lark Play Development Center US/Mexico Exchange, member of LAByrinth Theatre Company, and alumna, Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Lab (HPRL) at Intar.

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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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Carlo Albán

Carlo Albán: Broadway: Sweat. Off-Broadway: Sweat, References to Salvador...

Carlo Albán: Broadway: Sweat. Off-Broadway: Sweat, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot (Public Theater); Tamburlaine (TFANA); A Small, Melodramatic Story, Intríngulis (Labyrinth); A Summer Day (Rattlestick); Pinkolandia (INTAR); Living Dead in Denmark (Vampire Cowboys). Regional: Sweat, The River Bride, Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens (OSF); A Parallelogram, Lydia (CTG); Night of the Iguana (Guthrie); Dreamlandia (DTC). Film: Mile 22, Hurricane Streets, Hi Life, Strangers With Candy, Life Support, 21 Grams, Whip It, Margaret. TV: “Sesame Street,” “Law & Order,” “Oz,” “Thicker Than Blood,” “Prison Break,” “Girls,” “The Night Of.” Member of Labyrinth Theater Company. Recipient of a 2017 Theatre World Award for an outstanding Broadway debut for Sweat.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Marsha Stephanie Blake

Marsha Stephanie Blake can currently be seen playing a mama on Netflix shows...

Marsha Stephanie Blake can currently be seen playing a mama on Netflix shows See You Yesterday (directed by Stefon Bristol, produced by Spike Lee) and When They See Us (directed by Ava Duvernay). Upcoming films to be released later this year include Luce (directed by Julius Onah and starring Octavia Spencer) and The Laundromat (director Steven Soderbergh). She was recently seen onstage as Emilia in Othello opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago, has appeared on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Paul Green Award from Tony Kushner). Off-Broadway credits include An Octoroon and Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep and Hurt Village at Signature Theatre (for which she won an Audelco Award). She is a real-life mama to two girls.

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Sol Marina Crespo

Originally from Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol is a New York based actress...

Originally from Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol is a New York based actress and writer. Notable theater credits include: Azul (Southern Rep Theatre); John Leguizamo’s Kiss My Aztec! (The Public, NY); Water by the Spoonful (PittStages); Brewed (No Name Players). Film/TV: New Amsterdam (NBC); Tell Me A Story (CBS); Sea Oak (Amazon); Stage 5 (Dir. Phoebe Pearl); Unsane (Dir. Steven Soderbergh), Old Maid (Tutsitala Prods). Awards include: The Eben Demarest Trust by The Pittsburgh Foundation (2016); Person of the Year – NYTheatre.com (2012); Ford Foundation Fellowship for Career Advancement (2007) and the HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance of a Featured Actress (2005). www.solmarina.com

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Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez is an actor, science enthusiast, linguistics freak, ne’er-do-well,...

Fernando Gonzalez is an actor, science enthusiast, linguistics freak, ne’er-do-well, rascal, scamp, and synonym fan! Recent credits include “Skinnamarink” (Next Door @ NYTW), “Minor Character” (UTR/The Public Theater), “Red Emma & the Mad Monk” (The Tank), “Ding Dong It’s the Ocean” (JACK), “A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile” (Clubbed Thumb), “Miss Julie” (Two Headed Rep), “Breeders” (New Light Theater Project), “Omega Kids” (NLTP), sundry readings at New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists, & Portland Center Stage, and a smattering of web projects. He also translated & adapted “Bohemian Lights” for Live Source’s production at HERE Arts Center. BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch/Playwrights Horizons. Follow him @uniqueid… if you’ve a strong stomach for puns. Fernando-gonzalez.com
Pronouns: He/him/his

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Zabryna Guevara

An actress working in film, television and theatre, Zabryna Guevara will...

An actress working in film, television and theatre, Zabryna Guevara will be starring on ABC’s new fall drama EMERGENCE. She can currently be seen as ‘Dora’ on Season 1 of NBC’s “New Amsterdam.” Other credits include “Tell Me a Story,” “Twilight Zone,” “Gotham,” “The Get Down” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Burn Notice,” “Elementary,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Irreplaceable You,” “The Incredible Jessica James,” and the recent Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “Swallow.”
Guevara’s roots lie in theatre, and has originated roles and co-starred in many off-Broadway shows, including the Pulitzer Prize winning “Water by the Spoonful,” “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” “The Cook,” “Chimichangas and Zoloft,” “Sonia Flew,” “El Paso Blue,” “Santa Concepción,” “Tight Embrace,” “Now and Then” and “Bulrusher.”
A native of New York City, Guevara graduated with a BFA from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Diane Healy

Stage Manager

Diane Healy: Some NY credits: Pygmalion, Peter Pan, Cry Havoc!, Twelfth Night/What...

Diane Healy: Some NY credits: Pygmalion, Peter Pan, Cry Havoc!, Twelfth Night/What You Will, Sense & Sensibility (BEDLAM); The Father, A Doll’s House (Theatre for A New Audience). Also in NY with: Mabou Mines; Primary Stages; Playwrights Realm; Barrow Street Theatre; Soho Playhouse; Atlantic Theatre Co., LCT3, LaMama, Keen Company, The Civilians, EST. Regionally: Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, 4 seasons with Folger Theatre, 10 seasons with Shakespeare & Company, 14 seasons with Oldcastle Theatre Company. Dance & Theatre at Princeton University, Bard College, Green Mountain College, East Tennessee State University.

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Annie Henk

NYC Theater: City of No Illusions: The Talking Band; Triggered: The Amoralists;...

NYC Theater: City of No Illusions: The Talking Band; Triggered: The Amoralists; Cute Activist: New Saloon; The Rafa Play: Pool Plays; To The Bone: Cherry Lane Theatre; Pinkolandia; Lucy Loves Me: INTAR, La Ruta: Working Theater; The Play About my Dad: Collaboration Town; Enfrascada: Clubbed Thumb; Frank Dwyer, Sadly Missed: Ensemble Studio Theatre
Regional: Ritu Comes Home; InterAct Theatre; Pinkolandia Two River Theater; Enfrascada: Renaissance Theaterworks; Taking Flight; The Cook: Stages Repertory Theatre.
Film/TV: Friendly Neighborhood Coven, Longmire, Red Oaks, High Maintenance, That’s What She Said; East Willy B; White; Entre Nos
Member: AEA; SAG-Aftra; The Actors Center www.AnnieHenk.com
Pronouns: She/her/hers

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Anthony Michael Lopez

NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (New York Theatre...

NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Rachel Chavkin), Othello (starring Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo, dir. Sam Gold), Dessert (dir. Whitney White), The Artificial Jungle, Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest (Theatre Row). NATIONAL TOUR: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Doug Panch). REGIONAL: Vanity Fair (Shakespeare Theatre Company and A.C.T. San Francisco), Henry V (Hartford Stage), Nike, or We Don’t Need Another Hero (A.C.T. San Francisco), The Penalty (The Public), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queens Theatre), All The Rats & Rags (Joe’s Pub). FILM: Mapplethorpe (starring Matt Smith, Tribeca FF), Anomaly, Pop Meets The Void. TELEVISION: “Broad City,” “Homeland,” “The Knick,” “Half Life” (Pilot).
Pronouns: He/him/his

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Flor De Liz Perez

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

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

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Violeta Picayo

Violeta Picayo  Off-Broadway: Sense and Sensibility, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet,...

Violeta Picayo  Off-Broadway: Sense and Sensibility, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet, Peter Pan, New York Animals (Bedlam). New York: Twelfth Night and What You Will, The Seagull (Bedlam), Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe), RadioBABEL (SITI Lab), This Is How…to Dance (SITI Company), Taming of the Shrew (Tale Told), soft (NYSAF). Regional: Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility (American Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage), The Connector (NYSAF), Young Playwrights Festival (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). International: We Must Live (Cellar Theatre, UK), American Blues, The Importance of Being Earnest (Edinburgh Fringe), Thyestes (OYL, Greece). Violeta is a company member at Bedlam and a proud graduate of the SITI Conservatory, NTI, and Vassar College.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Portia

Theater: Cynthia in SWEAT (Mark Taper Forum) Jackie Zinner in Artney Jackson...

Theater: Cynthia in SWEAT (Mark Taper Forum) Jackie Zinner in Artney Jackson (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Mrs.Dickson in Intimate Apparel (Bay Street Theatre) Flora in The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Tress in The Way West (LAByrinth Theatre Company) The Selector in How We Got On (Cleveland Playhouse) Rose Fences (McCarter Theatre; Long Wharf Theatre) the role of Stage Manager in Our Town (Fords Theatre) Mama Nadi Ruined (MTC and The Geffen Playhouse) Berniece Sadie Brown The Member of The Wedding Grace Zooman and the Sign (Signature Theater Company) Opal in McReele (Roundabout Theater Company) The Treatment ( The Culture Project) No Child ( TheaterWorks) Frankie & Johnny (Hartford Stage) Our Lady of 121st St. and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (LAByrinth Theater Company)
Television/New Media: The Enemy Within, Madame Secretary, Bull, Big Dogs, Elementary, She’s Gotta Have It, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, CSI, Hart of Dixie, Good Luck Charlie, Ugly Betty, Lipstick Jungle, 30 Rock, Law & Order, Law & Order CI.
Feature Film: Skin, St. Vincent de Van Nuys, Silver Tongues, The Greatest,The Messenger, Please Give, Synecdoche, The Girl in the Park, Freedomland and World Trade Center.
Portia is a member of Actors Equity Association. justportia.com

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Chinaza Uche

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

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

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Heather Velazquez

Heather Velazquez  Off Broadway: Pipeline (Lincoln Center), American Mariachi...

Heather Velazquez  Off Broadway: Pipeline (Lincoln Center), American Mariachi (The Old Globe, The Denver Center for the performing Arts), Another Word for Beauty (The Goodman Theatre), So Go the Ghosts of Mexico (Sundance Theatre Labs), Worship (Theatre for the new city), Pinkolandia (INTAR). TV: Blue Bloods, Live from Lincoln Center. Education: BFA in Theatre, New World School of the Arts.

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Juan Francisco Villa

Juan Francisco Villa – Juan recently made his Geffen Theater debut...

Juan Francisco Villa – Juan recently made his Geffen Theater debut in Los Angeles with the World Premiere of THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA by Jose Rivera. He was in the NY Times Critics Pick OEDIPUS EL REY by Luis Alfaro, Directed by Chay Yew at The Public Theater (NYC). He also played Tennessee Williams in the Off-Broadway Abingdon production of THE GENTLEMAN CALLER by Philip Dawkins at Cherry Lane Theater. He is also a Director who Co-Directed the Helen Hayes winning production of JESUS HOPPED THE A-TRAIN and COLUMBINUS at 1st Stage (DC). He is the writer/performer of his auto-biographical award winning solo play EMPANADA FOR A DREAM. LA Credits: Empanada for a Dream (LATC), Kissing Che (Celebration Theater). Off-Broadway: The Play About My Dad (Collaboration Town/59E59); Nature of Captivity (Mabou Mines); One Night in The Valley (INTAR). Chicago credits: Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Hillary and Clinton, Mojada. (Victory Gardens Theater); 2666, El Grito del Bronx, (Goodman Theatre); Our Lady of 121st (Steppenwolf Theatre); Elliot: A Soldiers Fugue, (Rivendell/Teatro Vista); Gun Show (16th Street Theater); Take Me Out (Steppenwolf Theare). TV credits: Madame Secretary (CBS), Chicago PD (NBC), Blacklist: Redemption and Betrayal (ABC). Juanfranciscovilla.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

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 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